27 Best Gifts for Crafters
Got creative pals? These gifts for crafters are perfect for inspiring your maker friends—or grabbing for yourself!
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We all know someone who can spend days lost in a sewing project or whittle away hours at the easel. And when the holidays roll around, pay homage to your artsy friends—and their hobby—with these gifts for crafters.
We rounded up top-notch gift ideas for quilters, painters, sewers, sketchers, jewelry makers and every crafter in between. Some of our gift ideas are pretty, and others are practical. But they are all guaranteed to make the recipient smile!
Cricut Explore 3
A 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. We recommend the Cricut Explore 3 for scrapbooking, card making and much more.
No matter what kind of maker you are, you want to put your own stamp on your creations—literally. A custom stamp allows you to stamp a “made by” or logo onto whatever you create. Think this stamp is just limited to paper? Think again! This small business makes stamps fit for fabric, too! Next, try your hand at these delightful winter crafts.
Know a crafty person that’s done it all (and loved it)? Treat them to a membership to Lia Griffith. When you subscribe to this website, you unlock templates, videos and instructions for all kinds of amazing craft projects like paper flowers, felted projects and holiday decor. The site does offer some free projects to tempt you like these pretty paper anemone flowers. After completing this project, we’re sure this subscription will shoot to the top of your gifts for crafty people checklist. (The real deal, like these Christmas flowers and plants, are a great gift, too.)
Is there any hobby more soothing than sitting down with a watercolor paint set and a blank surface? We don’t think so. This sketchers’ pocket box is the ideal introduction to painting. It includes 12 colors and a brush—just add water!
Beginners Crochet Kit
Shark Tank fans may recognize The Woobles. These no-fray, no-snag pals are easy to create with the brand’s beginner crochet kit. In addition to standard materials, like yarn, a pattern and a crochet hook, your bundle includes access to how-to videos as well as text and email support. Easy peasy! For young creatives, check out the best craft kits for kids.
Makers, don’t settle for cutesy-but-not-functional storage for your tools. You need a toolbox just like anyone else that works with their hands. Because you’re so creative, though, you can’t settle for a humdrum version—opt for a bright pink toolbox that shows a little personality. If you want to cover it in stickers that show off your love for your craft of choice, that’s up to you.
Arts & Crafts Tee
Sports fans get to show off their pride so easily. Stores are chock-full of sweatshirts, hats and more that celebrate this interest. Crafters don’t have it so lucky—until now. This vintage-style arts and crafts tee is just the thing to toss on while you knit on the sofa or hit up a craft fair. This is one of our favorite Etsy gifts!
This 70s craft is experiencing a major renaissance. The easiest way to get started on your retro crafting journey is with a macrame kit that includes all the basics: cording, a pattern, knot guide and a wooden dowel to hang your creation from. We love that this kit offers over a dozen color choices.
If you or a friend has always been interested in sewing, now’s the time to try it out! A great machine like this Singer Heavy Duty model will last for ages and is simple to use. Start with a few easy projects like hot pads and pillowcases and then move on to serious makes like clothing and quilts. It’s the best gift you can give a quilter or sewist.
If you loved building dioramas in school or decorating dollhouses as a kid, you’ll love these detailed miniature kits from Rolife (yep, they’re for adults!). There are lots of minis to build, but we can’t resist the small-scale bakeshop kit. Add these Amazon Handmade gifts to your cart, too.
Whether you sew, knit, bead or make miniatures, good lighting is key to great crafts. This flexible desk lamp has three different levels of brightness—all reflective of natural daylight. This might seem like a simple gift for crafty people, but one that will be used almost nonstop. Consider this a gift for book lovers, as well.
Polymer Clay Earring Kit
Fun and funky polymer clay jewelry is popping up in trendy circles lately. Get on board with this fad with a bright jewelry kit. You’ll get enough supplies—clay, cutting tools, jewelry findings, glue and more—to make lots of earrings for you and your friends. This is one of those gifts for crafty people that just keeps giving. We love these pretty spring craft ideas!
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. It seems so simple but it will be surely appreciated.
Almost everyone is taking up new hobbies now that we’re spending more time at home. Gift your favorite crafter something they may not have tried before, like a loom kit for weaving a cool fiber wall hanging. This delicate kit features an array of beautiful fibers, a small loom, weaving comb and all other necessities.
Mushroom Zipper Pouch
Whether you’re a stitcher, stamper, sewist or sketcher, we know that you’ve got odds and ends that need to be contained. Keep your latest work in progress all together in an adorable mushroom zipper pouch. It’s made from 95% recycled plastic!
Big Idea Book
Help your maker friends keep all their good ideas in one place with this big ideas sketchbook. Beautiful, high-quality paper is bound inside this extra-thick sketchbook. Good ideas deserve such a wonderful canvas.
Needle Felting Kit
Crafting is a great way to relax and relieve stress, but felting takes it to the next level. This trade requires jabbing a needle into wool over and over again to create a dense shape. We’re smitten with this needle felting kit that contains all the supplies necessary to start your own mini crew of felted characters and shapes. Keep calm and stab on!
Just starting to dabble in the world of papercrafts? The Cricut Joy is the perfect tool. It’s compact—small enough to fit in a shoe box—and can be operated right from your phone. This mini maker allows you to create cards, stickers and other small crafts.
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 comes in. It keeps several skeins separated and tangle-free. Plus it has handy pockets for needles, scissors and other extras.
Unwind with this upgraded version of an adult coloring book. Watercolor with Me 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.
Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
Now, headphones might not be the first thing that comes to mind when looking for gifts for crafty people, but hear us out! Crafting requires concentration. The best way to focus on your work is to turn down the volume on the outside world and turn up some tunes (or a podcast or an audiobook) that helps you get in the zone. These Bose SoundLink headphones fit the bill. They’re comfortable and wireless so you can move anywhere while you work.
Every creative needs a good couch craft; something relaxing and easy to pick up while you’re unwinding on the sofa at the end of the day. Embroidery is the perfect couch craft and embroidery kits out there these days are so cute! We love this four-pack that features everything you need to get started, including patterns, floss, hoops, needles and instructions. Shopping for the holidays? Consider gifting these cute Christmas card crafts.
Hand Lettering Workbook
Encourage crafty friends to try another creative endeavor with Hand Lettering 101. 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.
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 for folks who work with fabrics, threads and other textiles. Talk about a practical stocking stuffer.
This gel pens set might just be a blast from the past for some crafters (they were all the rage in the 90s!), but they’re still fun to use today. The bright, opaque colors and smooth writing is perfect for scrapbooking, hand lettering, adult coloring and more. It also makes a great St. Nick gift for kids!
Cutting Mat Set
Paper and fabric crafters alike will appreciate a cutting mat set. This self-healing mat protects your tabletops from slices from your rotary cutter, utility knife or scissors. Plus, this set comes with a clear acrylic ruler and rotary cutter for straight, clean cuts.
This is a gadget your crafty friends just might not have already but they’ll surely love. The Xyron create-a-sticker 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.