Christmas is going to be here before we know it! Eeek! If you are wondering what to get all the crafting ladies (and dudes) in your life, I’ve compiled a list. These are awesome crafting gifts that can be purchased online for ultimate convenience (because I know you are going to see the kids’ school plays, cooking up a storm, traveling to see relatives, etc. etc. and the last thing you need is another errand).
10 Fantastic Crafting Gifts
1. Screen Printing Kit
Do you have that one friend who loves graphic tees? You know she comes to brunch wearing a shirt that says “Hakuna Mimosa. It means it’s brunchtime” (that was a little Lion King humor for you!). Well, she would love this Screen Printing Kit, which uses a mesh screen to transfer ink onto fabric. You use a blocking stencil to create the pattern or words you want, and voilà, you can make your own graphic tees and totes!
For a long time, you could create personalized tees at home with iron-on transfers. But screen printing gives a different look that is pretty cool looking. It’s awesome that regular consumers like you and me can make screen printed goodies at home!
This is perfect for the friend who wants to make “Bride Tribe” T-shirts for everyone in the bridal party or who simply has a lot of witty sayings. I would love to see what people come up with!
2. Yarn Tote
I’ll just come out and say it. Every knitter and crocheter (is that a word?) in your life needs one of these! You’ve probably seen a pile of tangled yarn in the bottom of a regular tote and one of your crafty friends trying to pull a string free. Nobody got time for that. Gift them this super convenient Yarn Tote so that all their projects stay neatly separated!
3. Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts
When in crafting doubt, I turn to Martha. Everyone knows that she is the gold standard for crafters. That’s why Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts is one of my favorite crafting gifts!
All the best Martha crafts from her magazine have been compiled into one resource to help you make the best candles, decoupage, rubber stamps, quilts, photo-printed pillows, and so much more. There are wonderful crafts for all ages and skill levels.
4. Washi Tape
Washi tape is among my top crafting gifts because it’s accessible to everyone. There’s no mess, a seemingly infinite number of patterns and colors, and it’s easy to apply to cards, bulletin boards, walls, and more! I love this set on Amazon because it has cute patterns and metallics, but there are tons to choose from depending on your preference.
This is another gift that is perfect for all ages and can help a child or teen personalize their belongings with their favorite color or pattern. I have seen kids use washi tape for designs on their notebooks, cell phone covers, doors, and pencil cases. The best part? It can be ripped off and doesn’t leave any residue, making it safe to use on walls.
5. Sewing Machine
This is the perfect gift for someone who wants to get into sewing but hasn’t taken the plunge and bought a machine yet, perhaps a daughter, niece, or friend. Or someone who used to sew and needs a machine! This Sewing Machine is proof that you can buy a computerized machine with extra features like a self-threading needle, one-step buttonhole, and preset stitches without breaking the bank. One review says that she bought it for her granddaughter and ended up keeping it for herself!
6. Craft Storage
The thing about crafting is…it’s pretty easy to get out of control with your supplies. That’s why storage options are the perfect crafting gifts for the creative folks in your life! Whether they make soaps, candles, quilts, clothes, decorations, or other crafts, they need a spot to easily organize and keep their stuff.
That’s why functional and portable Craft Storage like this cart is so great! It has plenty of different drawers for all the bits and bobs and that comes with crafting, and the top can function as an additional workspace as well.
7. Self-Healing Double Sided Rotary Cutting Mat
I know what you’re thinking. The term self-healing is a big promise. What Wolverine-like attributes does this Self-Healing Double Sided Rotary Cutting Mat have? Crafters know that after repeated cutting on a mat, the surface becomes rough and worn, making it harder to cut sharp lines. Precision is lost because the surface is no longer smooth.
This mat has self-healing properties so that the surface remains smooth even after repeated use, and you can use this mat much longer than traditional cutting mats. How does it work? Magic? Voodoo? I have no idea, but it’s wonderful for all your quilting, leather-working, glass cutting, sewing, model kit building friends!
8. Hand Lettering Kit
Do you have someone that’s always wanted to learn calligraphy? Or a pal that’s getting married and wants to do everything herself? This Hand Lettering Kit will allow her to make beautiful invitations, nametags, place cards, thank you notes, and more! The kit has all you need to learn modern calligraphy including pens, a lettering guide, and practice sheets. You’ll probably get a gorgeous thank you note from the recipient!
9. Fabric Scissors
Do you have a friend that’s always complaining about her kids using her fabric scissors as regular scissors? A problem in every crafting household! A dedicated pair of Fabric Scissors is a must for every quilter and sewer, so even if they already have a pair, an extra one is always handy. This is a great stocking stuffer for anyone who works with fabrics.
10. Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
This Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine is the ultimate gift for the DIY-er in your life! It can cut over 100 materials such as vinyl, fabric, paper, cardstock, etc to make unique and interesting designs. It’s about the size of a small printer and hooks up to your computer. Any design you can download, you can create with the Cameo! The possibilities are endless with this dream tool.
If you’re like me, you have a lot of creatives in your life! There are crafting gifts on this list that range in prices, size, and audience. Whether you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for your daughter or the perfect gift for your aunt that quilts, there’s something on this list for everyone!