Need the Perfect Gift for a Crafter? Here are the best Gift Ideas for Crafty Moms, Dads, Makers, Creatives and Hobbyists
Finding the perfect gift year after year is hard, isn’t it? You can only buy so many scarves and belts, right? Well, I hope to make your life a little bit easier by giving you a list of the best gifts for the makers and crafters in your life.
Any one of these crafting gifts would be perfect for a Christmas present, Birthday gift, Mother’s Day or any other occasion.
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What Do You Buy a Crafter?
Of course, the answer to that is MORE CRAFT SUPPLIES! We never have enough and there is always a new project to try which invariably means more craft supplies.
But, besides giving a crafter more supplies, you can also buy them a subscription to online craft classes or a monthly yarn box.
This list is divided into two sections: Best gift ideas under $50 and the best gift ideas over $50. Now, obviously some items fall into both categories such as books, classes and gift cards so don’t let the dollar amount deter you.
You can also combine and customize these ideas for your gift recipient such as purchasing a painting class along with art supplies. So, on with the show … here are my favorite gifts for makers and crafters.
Best Gift Ideas Under $50
Gel Printing Kit
This complete Gel Printing Kit by Gelli Arts has everything a beginner would need including the gel printing plate, roller or brayer, paints and paper.
If this gift is for a crafter who already owns the gel plate and roller, you can’t go wrong with some designer stencils or templates.
Scrapbook Kit and Supplies
Macrame is back in fashion! I see macrame wall hangings and plant hangers everywhere. If you are not sure if your crafter has any macrame supplies, opt for a complete Macrame Kit.
Knit or Crochet Pattern Kit
If you need a great gift for a Knitter or Crocheter, go for a Yarn and Pattern Kit or Tool Kit by Knit Picks. These are available in all price ranges for every budget.
For an avid needle worker, a great gift idea is a monthly Yarn and Pattern Subscription Box!
Needle Felting Kit
Needle Felting has become super popular and these Needle Felting Kits from Paradise Fibers are a great way to introduce a crafter to this fun fiber art. Plus, these felting kits start at only $10 so they are perfect for any budget.
Glass Etching Kit
Glass Etching and Engraving Kits are super popular with crafters who enjoy making their own gifts. They can be used to etch picture frames, wine glasses, windows, mirrors and so much more.
Tie Dye Kits
Tie Dye has become very popular again in the last few years and a Tie Dye Kits is a great gift idea for crafters from teens to adults.
Indigo Tie Dye Kit
And speaking of Tie Dye, Indigo Dyeing is also super popular in the craft community. These kits include all the supplies you need to dye 5 pounds of fabric or yarn.
Learn to Knit Kits
Everything you need to complete a knitting project is included in these Learn to Knit Kits. They have a variety including Learn to Knit Socks Kit for $49.99 (price subject to change) or a Learn to Knit Hats Kit for $19.99 (price subject to change).
Project Tote Bags
Project Tote Bags are not just for knitters or crocheters. There is a wide selection of different styles, sizes and prices for every budget!
Classes and Workshops
Creativebug is a very reasonably priced option for all art and craft related classes. They also have downloadable patterns, templates and recipes. Plus, they usually offer a free trial period so you can check out the classes for free.
Skillshare offers tons of workshops including art, design, sewing, leather craft, dyeing and paper craft classes. This would truly be the perfect gift for any maker. Plus, right now you can get 2 months free!
Best Gift Ideas Over $50
A Cricut machine is the ultimate gift idea for any crafter!
Seriously, I cannot imagine any crafty or creative person not wanting a Cricut machine.
The Cricut Maker is the workhorse of these cutting machines. It features more than 11 cutting, writing, scoring, embossing and engraving tools and is compatible with 300 different materials!
The Cricut Joy is a more compact version that is great for everyday projects.
Prismacolor Colored Pencil Set
This 150 Color Premier Set is a must have for any craftroom. This gift is a great idea for someone who does a variety of craft projects. You really can’t go wrong.
Yarn Dyeing Kit
What are the Best Homemade Gifts?
Homemade gifts are always appreciated because they are thoughtful and personal! Here is an article with 35 Unique DIY Gift Ideas that are great for Birthdays or Christmas.
Also, here are homemade gift ideas specifically for women or Mother’s Day. And, if you are into making beauty products, check out these 18 DIY Beauty Recipes.
I hope you found lots of great gift ideas for the crafters in your life. If you happen to know of a fun present that is not listed, by all means leave me a note in the comments below.