Clever and creative gift ideas for anyone who loves to Knit and Crochet or anyone who just loves yarn
The Holidays are around the corner once again, how do they always show up so fast?? Chances are you know someone who love to knit or crochet, right? Are you stumped about what to give them? Well, you this list will give you lots of great ideas for a special gift for an avid Knitter or Crocheter in your life?
Then you need a great idea for a Christmas or maybe Birthday present, right? Well, I’m here to help with these super gift ideas for not only knitters but crocheters, as well.
The beginning part of this list features some cool and unique gifts that are appropriate regardless of whether your recipient loves to knit or crochet.
These gift ideas are useful for both crafts and include Yarn, a Ball Winder or Yarn Swift, Blocking Mats and a Yarn Cutter Pendant.
In the next section of this gift guide, I list ideas that are specific to either knitting or crocheting. For instance, I will recommend special knitting needles in the Knitting section and crochet hooks for the Crochet section.
But these ideas are not just for accomplished knit or crocheters, they are also perfect for the aspiring or beginner fiber artist.
The beauty of all of these gift ideas is that you can do all your shopping online and have these presents delivered right to your door. There is no need for you to tackle the busy Christmas shopping season.
So without further ado, here are my recommended gifts for knitters and crocheters:
Great gifts for both knitters and crocheters
This first section features gifts that would be appropriate to give to anyone who knits or crochets. They are perfect as they pertain to either hobby so you can’t go too far wrong choosing from this part of the list.
As anyone who knits or crochets will tell you, working with spun yarn can be frustrating because it constantly twists and tangles! Either that, or it rolls all over the floor.
A beautiful Yarn Bowl is the perfect answer. These artisan bowls will keep the yarn from becoming a tangled up mess. Plus, they are pretty enough to leave out on your coffee table.
Stitch markers keep you from losing your place in your knitting or crochet project!
Instead of boring plastic markers, these fun little Stitch Markers look like charms for a charm bracelet so you can personalize your gift.
Yarn Ball Winder or Swift
One of the big problems with winding your yarn or rolling it into a ball is that you always need a second set of hands!
Special fiber tools such as a Yarn Ball Winder or Swift allow you to wind your yarn without the help of another person.
Yarn Cutter Pendant
How about a pretty Yarn Cutter Pendant or Fob? This is the perfect gift for either a knitter, crocheter or even sewer because it hangs around your neck so you can’t lose it. Also perfect for quilters.
Bonus, these fun yarn cutting pendants come in gold or silver.
Blocking is necessary for keeping a knit or crochet piece from stretching out of shape. Blocking Mats make this task a little easier.
And before you say, Oh but she has so much yarn, know this …. knitters, crocheters and all yarn lovers never have enough yarn!
Plus, there are just so many wonderful options to choose from including sock yarn, dish cloth yarn and luxurious silk or alpaca yarn.
If you are not sure which type of yarn to pick, you can’t go wrong with this Muse Hand Painted Yarn which is great for a soft hat or sweater.
Knit Picks also carries a Muse Hand Painted Sock Yarn Value Pack which is perfect for avid sock knitters.
What do you give your knitter when you absolutely don’t know what they would like or what they already have?
A Gift Card, of course! That way he or she can pick out their own perfect yarn or book.
Paradise Fibers has Gift Cards for $25, $50 and $100. Knit Picks and Lion Brand gift cards can be purchased for any amount so these are perfect for any budget.
Better yet, how about a Gift Card for your local, small business Yarn Shop? A quick Google Search can tell you if you have any wool or yarn businesses nearby.
Yarn Dyeing Kit
A Yarn Dyeing Kit makes a fun present for anybody that loves yarn and wool. There are dye kits for natural dyes and kits that use conventional dyes.
Gift Ideas for Knitters
This section features ideas designed for knitting instead of crocheting. Meaning that the tools and instructions I talk about are knit specific.
If you are completely in the weeds and not sure what to buy, you can’t go wrong with a magazine subscription, yarn of the month club or a gift card.
Note: the following sections will show you gifts specific to crochet!
As any knitter will tell you, it doesn’t matter how many different knitting needles you have in your stash, you never have the right one for the knitting pattern at hand.
At least that has been my experience every time I pick up a new pattern to try. However with a great set of Adjustable Knitting Needles, you always have the right knitting needle on hand.
My new favorite website … Domestika! They have tons of online knitting classes in many different languages.
They have a bunch of classes available for beginners as well as advanced knitters. And, the beauty of these classes is that your gift recipient can learn on their own time, at their own pace and the class access never expires.
At this time, Creativebug has over 316 Knitting Classes including how to Make a Reversible Double Knitted Cowl and the ever popular Fair Isle Knitting.
Since these classes are not priced individually, a Creativebug Gift Subscription is the perfect present for any knitter.
As they say, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, right? What’s more fun than getting a favorite magazine in the mailbox every month? Two of the most popular knitting magazines are Interweave Knits and Vogue Knitting.
Both are available for about $30 per year. (Note, both magazines are currently only available in the U.S.)
Mystery Yarn Bag
Now here is a super fun gift idea! A “Lion Brand Yarn Mystery Bag” which comes with:
- Fun tote bag of your choice
- 2 3-packs of Lion Brand Yarn,
- 2 skeins of stash yarn,
- Crochet hook or knitting needles
- Bonuses such as decorative stitch markers, enamel pins, tape measure, zipper notions pouch, crafter’s journal, etc
For a totally unique and creative gift idea, you can order a hand painted skein of sockyarn to be delivered every month for a whole year! Each month features a different color. All yarn is 75% Wool and 25% Polymide (Nylon). Love this idea!
Kits are awesome gifts because they have everything you need to make that project so you don’t have to guess what your favorite knitter might want or need.
Here is a perfect kit for a beginner which includes everything you need to make 2 headbands: yarn, knitting needles, tapestry needle, written pattern, How To Knit Video Instructions
What do you get a knitter who has everything?
You know this person … they have everything they could possibly need to enjoy their knitting hobby, right? So, in this case you have to think more creatively and get something they don’t need but maybe want.
Personalized Knitting Needles
How fun are these?? Wooden knitting needles personalized with name and even a special storage box. The needles are made of sustainable bamboo which is also great.
I’m a Knitter, what’s your Superpower T Shirt
You truly cannot go wrong with this super fun and cool tee! It is made of 100% Cotton and comes in a variety of colors for you to choose from.
Gift Ideas for Crocheters
As I mentioned above, the following items are specific to the art of crocheting.
Just like you never have the right sized knitting needles, the crochet hooks work the same way…. never the right one.
But, that can be fixed with this set of interchangeable crochet hooks. That way you always have just the right hook.
Some of the best selling crochet books at this time include:
Online Crochet Classes
One of my favorite sites for online classes is Domestika!
The premier website for online art, craft, sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, cooking and photography classes is back! They have thousands of different classes and a membership would be the perfect gift for your crocheter.
Just like Knitting, Creativebug and Skillshare both have lots of crochet classes for beginning crocheters as well as intermediate and advanced.
They also have tons of amigurumi workshops which is also super popular these days.
A perfect gift idea for crocheters are all-in-one kits. Lion Brand has lots of kits for any budget.
What crocheter wouldn’t love this beautiful cowl? This crochet kit includes yarn in your choice of colors and the pattern.
Well, I hope this gives you some useful gift ideas for knitters or crocheters in your life.
If you have a favorite knitters gift, please let me know in the comments below and I’ll be happy to add it to the list.
What do you get a Crafty Person for Christmas or Birthdays?
There are soooo many different gift ideas for the crafty or creative person in your life.
It is helpful to know which type of craft or art they like to do, but even if you don’t know, crafters are always happy with more craft supplies.
Crafting books and online classes are also very appropriate especially if they can pick and choose which classes to take.
Check out my Best Gifts for Makers and Crafters and Gifts for Quilters for a long list of gift ideas.