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18 Creative (and Useful) Gifts for Crafty People

Got creative gal pals? These gifts for crafters are perfect for inspiring your maker friends (and even for grabbing for yourself!).

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Cricut Explore Air 2 Mintvia amazon.comvia amazon.com

Cricut Explore Air 2

The Cricut is surely the item on the top of every crafter’s wishlist; it’s like the KitchenAid mixer of the crafting world. This amazing machine can cut letters and shapes into paper, vinyl and fabric for unlimited creative possibilities. The Cricut Explore Air 2 ($300) will be the gift every crafter will be raving about.

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Washi Tape Set, 16 Rolls of 15 mm Wide Decorative Colored Tape for Scrapbooking, Bullet Journals, Planners, DIY Decor and Craft Suppliesvia amazon.com

Washi Tape


What crafter out there doesn’t love pretty and fun washi tape? This decorative paper tape comes in hundreds of patterns. Why not grab a few rolls ($16 for a set of 16) as a fun add-on gift for a crafty pal?

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Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering (Modern Calligraphy Series)via amazon.com

Hand Lettering Workbook

Encourage crafty friends to try another creative endeavor with Hand Lettering 101 ($18). This workbook outlines how to start hand lettering (an updated take on calligraphy) and gives you prompts for fun projects to show off your skills.

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Yarn Boss Yarn Bag, Travel With Yarn and all Notions - Yarn Storage To Organize Multiple Projects and Keep Your Yarn Safe and Clean - Wide Grommets Stop Tangling for Best Crochet Bag or Knitting Bagvia amazon.com

Yarn Organizer


Avid knitters and crocheters are always working on a handful of projects. With lots of scarves, sweaters and socks in the works, keeping that yarn organized can be tricky. That’s where this handy yarn tote ($33) comes in. It keeps several skeins separated and tangle-free. Plus it has handy pockets for needles, scissors and other extras.

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Surebonder Mini Glue Gun with Auto Shut Off 20 Wattsvia amazon.com

Glue Gun with Auto-Off Function


A good glue gun is a must for any crafter, however, most standard glue guns aren’t equipped with a convenient safety feature: an auto-off setting. Upgrade your favorite crafter’s glue gun with this option ($14). It seems so simple but it will be surely appreciated.

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Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses: A Modern Guide to Stitch-and-Wear Vintage Patterns You Can Make in an Afternoon (Gertie's Sewing)via amazon.com

Jiffy Dress Book


Beginner and experienced sewists alike will love Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses ($20). This book is full of vintage-inspired dresses (patterns included!) that are simple enough to make in a single day and gorgeous enough that you’ll want to wear them all the time.

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Gifts for craftersEtsy / HoffeltAndHooperCo

Embroidery Kits

Speaking of fabric crafts, have you seen some of the beautiful and original embroidery kits out there lately? This one from Hoffelt & Hooper Co. ($32+) comes with a lovely floral pattern and everything you need to create a unique piece for your home.

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Grabbit Magnetic Sewing Pincushion with 50 Plastic Head Pins, Bluevia amazon.com

Magnetic Pin Cushion

Know a seamstress? Be sure to add this magnetic pin cushion ($13) to your gift shopping list. The extra-strong magnet inside this pin dish keeps pins conveniently on hand and safely in the dish (and not on the floor).

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Tombow 56187 Dual Brush Pen Art Markers, Pastel, 10-Pack. Blendable, Brush and Fine Tip Markersvia amazon.com

Brush Pens


Know a calligrapher, artist or scrapbooker? Treat them to a brand new set of dual brush pens. These pastels ($16) have a fine and brush tip perfect for embellishing cards, journals and so much more.

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Big Idea Sketchbookvia papersource.compapersource.com

Sketchbook

Help your maker friends keep all their good ideas in one place with this big ideas sketchbook ($17). Beautiful, high-quality paper is bound inside this extra-thick sketchbook. Good ideas deserve such a wonderful canvas.

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Fiskars Crafts 95237097J Rotary Sewing Cutting Set (3 Piece), Greyvia amazon.com

Cutting Mat Set

Paper and fabric crafters alike will appreciate a cutting mat set ($30). This self-healing mat protects your tabletops from slices from your rotary cutter, utility knife or scissors. Plus, this Fiskars set comes with a clear acrylic ruler and rotary cutter for straight, clean cuts.

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Watercolor With Me: In the Forestvia amazon.com

Watercolor Book

Unwind with this upgraded version of an adult coloring book. Watercolor with Me ($15) is printed on premium paper and filled with adorable forest and nature scenes. Watercolors are a great way to unwind and just might inspire creative friends to try another hobby.

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Wunderlabel Handmade Crafting Craft Art Fashion Woven Ribbon Ribbons Tag for Clothing Sewing Sew on Clothes Garment Fabric Material Embroidered Label Labels Tags, Orange on White, 25 Labelsvia amazon.com

Handmade Labels


Give handmade projects that finishing touch with these handmade labels ($6). These fabric labels are easy to stitch into homemade aprons, onto hand-pieced quilts, crocheted hats and much more. These are a must for any regular maker.

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Fiskars 5 Inch Softgrip Scissorsvia amazon.com

Scissors


Knitters, needlepointers, sewists, weavers—all kinds of crafters are always in need of a good pair of scissors (just like bakers can always use dish towels and gardeners can always use gloves). Invest in a good sharp pair—this one ($10) from Fiskars is perfect for folks who work with fabrics, threads and other textiles—for yourself or crafty loved ones.

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Sticker Machine

This is a gadget your crafty friends just might not have already but they’ll surely love. The Xyron Create-a-Sticker ($16) takes your favorite photos, graphics and scrapbooking die-cuts and turns them into custom stickers. This is such a fun tool to have on hand and will get plenty of use, so be sure to stock up on a few refills.

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Teamoy Crochet Hook Case, Canvas Roll Bag Holder Organizer for Various Crochet Needles and Knitting Accessories, Compact and All-in-one, Plum Flowersvia amazon.com

Crochet Hook and Knitting Needle Case


If you knit or crochet, you know how important it is to keep all your needles and hooks organized. This adorable needle roll ($11) keeps everything in place and your tools protected.

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Gifts for craftersAmazon

Custom Sewing or Craft Box

Whether your sew, scrap, stitch or sketch, keeping small crafty odds and ends organized is imperative. Customize a pretty wooden box ($35) for your crafting needs. You can even customize the text and turn this into a recipe box (we know you cook and bake, too!).

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Country Woman

Subscription to Country Woman

Give the crafter in your life a steady supply of fun, fresh ideas with a subscription to Country Woman. This inspiring magazine offers decorating tips, recipes, gardening ideas and plenty of do-it-yourself projects.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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