Looking for gift ideas for crafters? We all have crafty people in our lives who are the best at making and giving gifts for others, but it can be tricky to find the perfect gift for them. Giving a crafter something special for their hobby is a great way to show that you care about their interests. So in this post, we are sharing gift options for the crafters and makers in your life. From sweatshirts to tools to project kits, we’ve got you covered with tons of unique and creative gifts that will bring a smile to any creative person's face!
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Best Gifts for Crafters & Makers
Crafting is an awesome way to destress and stretching our creative muscles is important for our brains! Some people LOVE to do arts and crafts and try new things, and others may need a little push. Don't forget the people who may want to try something new but are less confident in their crafting abilities! This list has amazing ideas for experienced crafters to makers and crafters who are just getting started.
This is going to sound dramatic, but I really do not know how I lived without my cutting machine. YOU GUYS! The things you can make with a cutting machine are limitless. You are limited by your time and imagination–that's it. I love mine. If you aren't sure which cutting machine is best, check out my unbiased review of Silhouette vs. Cricut (just click the search icon to find it).
I was gifted a sewing machine and it's definitely one of the best Christmas gifts I have ever gotten! I used to think I hated sewing, but it turns out I hated my old sewing machine. This is similar to all the things my machine does including a drop-in bobbin. I still won't say that I love sewing, but I do enjoy it now!
Self-Healing Cutting Mat
This is one of those things that I didn't know I NEEDED until I got it! You cannot cut through it and the grid makes it easy to do straight lines. They come in a variety of sizes, but for the serious crafter, bigger is better! If you have a crafter in your life, she will love to add this to her stash of tools and supplies.
Craft Tool Kit
Give the gift of nice cutting tools! Having a knife that will cut easily is important for any project that calls for clean lines. Pair this kit with the self-healing mat above and you have a winning combo for a Christmas or birthday gift!
A Craftsy Class
Gift your loved one a year of online craft classes at Craftsy and they can choose from all kinds of things like sewing, baking, photography, painting, quilting, cake decorating, drawing and knitting. This is such an easy way to explore different areas of creativity for anyone that loves to try new things!
Craft Store Gift Cards
This may seem impersonal, but TRUST ME, any crafter will be head over heels happy to receive a gift card to their favorite craft store. Michaels and Joann are always a safe bet, because they can be used in-store or online. Letting your maker spend the afternoon shopping is probably the perfect gift!
Punch Needle Kit
My girls and I love punch needling! It is so relaxing and a great intro craft for someone who wants to create but isn't sure where to start. These cute kits come with everything to make a piece of punch needle art and there are lots of different designs.
Crafty people tend to hoard supplies so giving them craft storage is always a great gift! I love storage like this cart because it rolls right to my work area and eliminates a lot of running around looking for supplies. When crafting time is limited I want it to be efficient and this storage option accomplishes that.
If you have a knitter or crocheter in your life that doesn't have a way to travel with their yarn, this is the perfect gift! It carries everything they need to keep their projects going and keep it organized.
Cutting Machine Supplies
The owner of a cutting machine will never turn down or get bored with new supplies for their Cricut or Silhouette (be sure the supplies are compatible with their particular cutting machine). A selection of, vinyl, cardstock, iron-on transfers and foil-embossed papers will keep your crafter's heart happy.
Screen Printing Kit
Screen printing is a printing technique that lots of people use for t-shirts and art. Kits like this make it easy to screenprint now at home and it has everything you need to get started–inks, a screen, tools and instructions.
Makers don't always need stuff, but they sure do love getting gifts that show you see and love their creativity! This cool and modern “Creative Mood” sweatshirt is sure to make a maker or crafter on your list smile!
This calligraphy and hand lettering set for beginners is a great entry-level step into fancy handwriting without too much of an investment. Most creative people I know love to try new crafts and a kit like this makes that so easy!
Hand Lettering Book
One of my favorite crafting gifts to give is a book that teaches a new skill! This one gives you an education on the ins and outs of hand lettering and gets you started creating your own beautiful script. Add it to the calligraphy set above and you will make a handwriting-obsessed creator's day!
Most creative people I know love to try new crafts, and kits make it so easy. These pieces come with everything including the step-by-step directions for a beautiful finished product. Not every craft project is worthy of hanging but this one looks fool-proof!
A craft apron is a perfect crafter's gift that they may not splurge on for themselves. These are functional and beautiful-I have one and love it! They are great for all types of hobbies–painting, sewing, baking, ceramics, cake decorating. The list is endless!
Craft Tote Bag
Have craft supplies, will travel! Help them take their craft room favorites on the road with a bag that holds their must-have supplies. This simple but mighty bag comes in lots of colors and patterns on Amazon, so there is one for every craft lover.
Knit a Beanie Hat Kit
Lots of people want to try knitting but knowing what needles to buy, which yarn to pick and how to start can be intimidating! Gift them a beginner knitting kit so they can try one hat before they buy out the whole yarn store.
Paint by Numbers
A colorful paint-by-numbers kit is an amazing gift that is not only fun to complete but leaves the painter with a gorgeous finished project they will be proud to hang! This is low-stakes art that comes with everything you need from start to finish.
Bead Kits for Kids or Adults
Making friendship bracelets is a really hot pastime right now and this kit has literally everything in it to make A LOT. Clay beads, charms, letter beads, and more provide plenty of options for creative jewelry makers of all ages!
Give your color lovers these beautiful watercolor pens. Watercolor pens are ideal for creating beautiful sketches or paintings without the mess of traditional watercolors. Throw in a pack of nice watercolor paper or a fancy coloring book and you have the perfect gift!
For people who take the time to create items for people they love, having a personalized label to add is such a thoughtful touch. These simple fabric labels can be added to knitted, crocheted or sewn items. Then everyone will know who made their beautiful piece with love!
Customizable Letter Board
Give your crafter a felt letterboard! I love to change ours up with inspirational and funny quotes. This gift is even better if you can occasionally sneak in and leave them a message to keep them motivated, especially if they are working on a new project!
Marbeling Clay Kit
Crafty people LOVE making beautiful things. Send them an easy-to-use kit for creating colorful pottery without having to sign up for a ceramics class! The finished products are fun little trinket dishes that look straight out of Anthro.
Rolling Cart for Supplies
There is a reason these have become so popular in the last few years–a rolling cart is a crafter's essential! It can be used for holding supplies, books, or even as a piece of studio furniture. They are multifunctional and come in all different colors and shapes, so finding the perfect one for your artist or crafter is easy.
Furniture Restoration Guide
There is an art to giving old furniture a new life, and Amy Howard is one of the greatest! This book is a master class in how to do many of her techniques and includes her recipes, tips and tricks to make a piece gorgeous.
Scissors Bangle Bracelet
Have a scrapbooker, collage artist or quilter in your life (or anyone who spends a lot of time with their scissors making magic!)? They will love this fun bangle! It comes in various finishes and is adjustable.
Battery-Powered Glue Gun
We have this glue gun and it may seem a little extra, but it is amazing! I use this on all kinds of projects and it is SO much better than a dinky cheap one. If you gift a serious crafter with this tool, they won't believe they ever lived without it and you will be the hero!
Crochet kits are a fun way to learn a new skill for kids and adults. These come with everything they need to make a little friend and might just get them hooked on a new hobby!
Makers Gonna Make Tee
Crafters' t-shirts are a fun and practical gift for anyone who loves being crafty! They are perfect for wearing while working on a project or attending an event and your maker will appreciate you giving them something that celebrates their passion!
An extra special sketchbook is always great for someone who loves drawing, doodling, jotting down their ideas, or creating any kind of art. This embroidered sketchbook is unique and stunning. It will undoubtedly be treasured by anyone you gift it to.
Have a crafter with a love of glitter? This is the perfect funny and functional gift to make their day! Honestly, this is the only kind of sweating I enjoy!!!!
Everyone loves a pompom! This cool kit has tools that you use to create pompoms in four different sizes, depending on your project. They are simple enough for kids and they make the perfect pompom every time! We have this set of pompom makers and they work perfectly.
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With this guide, you'll be sure to give a gift that will make any crafting enthusiast happy. From a craft tool set to the perfect storage tote, save this list so that it can be your go-to when it is time to surprise your favorite crafter. You can even share some of these great ideas for your own birthday or Christmas wish list!
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