But what do you buy for a crafter? What could they possibly want? You don’t want to replicate what they already have. So I am going to share with you my tips and tricks on how to choose the perfect gifts for crafters for 2021. These gifts for crafty people are perfect for inspiring your maker friends—or grabbing for yourself! I adore crafting and I am not alone, so many more people realise that hobbies and crafts are key to a happy healthy lifestyle.
Personally, I think that upgrading what they have is perfect. So go for the extravagant that they wouldn’t buy themselves or opt for kits that have everything they might need. So look for things that will last a lifetime, are unusual or will create something useful. So hopefully these gifts for crafters will have you covered.
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Finding the perfect gift for the crafty person in your life is no easy feat. There’s so much to consider such as their skill level, overall style, and the amount of time they might have to dedicate to the hobby they love so much. That’s why we’ve scoured the web to find a selection of unique gifts that would please any crafter.
Crafters Guift Guide
Craft kits are the easiest way to buy a gift for your crafter, in fact, this whole gift guide could just have been just about craft kits as there are so many of them, but I wanted to share ones that I know and love rather than just every kit on the market!
I am really looking forward to making and using this fabulous marbled Candle Holder from Craftiosity. They make modern craft kits that you can buy singularly or as a subscription. I have to say I am so impressed that you also get video tutorial access and that all their kits are so on trend.
I love these glass craft kits from Molten Wonky. You order a kit design and prepare your design and then send it back to Katie and she fires it and returns it to you. I have actually purchased a Molten Wonky Christmas decorations kit to do with the teenagers this year. I love making things that we can use in our home and these will be brought out year after year and I know that Grandparents will love their decoration that the boys made!
I know that there are lots of make your own candle kits out there, but I love Refill My Candle – Now after burning all these candles you will have loads of beautiful containers and that is where Refill My Candle come into their own They have everything you need to make your own eco wax candles and reuse your containers. I am a BIG fan and have already made three new candles using their kit. Fabulous.
I made this beautiful English Meadow Embroidered Clock from Makebox a year or so ago and I really loved making it and it was a brilliant kit with everything you needed to make a working clock. Mine hangs in our dining room. Makebox is a modern craft company and they offer subscriptions and also fabulous seasonal boxes too at a great price point.
As a child, I loved making outfits for my Sindy dolls and that is where this Haute Couture Fashion Show from Toys and Bears comes into its own. Everything your over 8 will need to make and design their own outfits and it includes a sewing machine, bobbins, fabric, needles, pins, patterns, sketches and 4 mannequins. I love that this is perfect to let them use independently and parents can really take a back seat.
Another brand that I have hands-on experience with is Madaher. I am a big fan of their embroidery kits and have made quite a few myself as well as purchased some for gifts too. I love their unique combination of printed design and embroidery. They do kits for adults and kids. A great introduction to embroidery.
I am a massive fan of clay crafts and have built up what we need over the years, however, what I love about Sculpd is their kits come with what you need allowing you to start straight away. I particularly love their succulent planter kit as it comes with all you need to make three plant pots.
I wasn’t sure if this Too Cute to Crochet baby Owl fitted in the craft kit or book section, so I have added it here! This little feathered friend is TOO CUTE! Crochet this cutie for yourself or give him as a gift; either way, it’s sure to bring a smile. Inside you’ll find:
- 4 Colors of Yarn
- Crochet Hook
- Plastic Safety Eyes
- Yarn Needle
- Illustrated Instruction Book
I am one of those people that loves books and reading and I eat up craft books for ideas, inspiration and tutorials. So I wanted to share with you some of my recent favourites and some that are on my wish list. I would also be really happy with a book gift voucher.
I love crafty gadgets and equipment, so I am going to share some of the fab things that I have and others in this perfect gift guide for crafters
For those that love paper crafting, especially making cards or are looking for a portable machine that can take on all sorts of projects and materials, then the Cricut Joy is the machine for you. From specific cards to labels, to vinyl it really is a small machine that packs a big punch
What I am most excited about though is the new Cricut Mug Press. Infusible Ink really did change the way I craft, by making sublimation printing affordable to more people and bringing it to a wider audience. I am hoping for a mug press as I have quite a few ideas for personalised mug gifts this coming year.
Sewing and Quilting Gifts
I have one of these beautiful Wooden seam rippers from Beyond Measure and I love the feel of it in my hand. It is so warm and tactile. I love how it is useful and beautiful. It is also great for the planet as you can buy new blades rather than a whole new ripper.
Not only for sewing, this fab clip-on LED lamp is perfect for darker nights. I love how it has 10 adjustable light setting levels and as it is USB you can plug in to sewing machines (Mine has a USB port)
These are often called a sew n stash, but if you look for silicone makeup organisers they are half the price!
You cant go wrong with a cushion kit and this Daisy Cushion Kit from The Eternal maker is super cute and great value coming with all you need including a zip (you just have to add the cushion inner).
Now I am going to order one of these wooden point turners (which I am going to try and see if it works as a Hera Marker) before you all rush out and get one for yourself. Laura also makes tailors clappers, which I have seen some quilters using to keep their seems flat after pressing!
One of the things I have been lusting after for a long time is these beautiful spool holders made in the UK by Laura ter Kuile. She also makes custom ones and bobbin holders too.
If you are unsure of what to get, then find out your person’s favourite fabric shop and contact them. They will be delighted to provide you with assistance as they will know what they buy and their taste or you can buy a gift voucher. I would be delighted with some Anna Maria Horner fabric from the ladies at Sugar Bowl Crafts!
General Gifts for crafters
crafting can really dry out your and this SEAMS Hand and Nail Oil is designed for sewers it is ideal and £22.50. This oil is a great nourishing treatment for your hands & nails that’s not greasy!
Whilst we are talking about hand care, I rave about Nursem to everyone. I discovered this fabulous brand through lockdown and love it. I swear by their hand wash and hand cream for a non-greasy finish. Use my link and you will get a £5 discount and so will I from my next purchase. My MIL loves the stronger skin fix.
If money was no object then I would kill for a Sew Station from Create Room. I have been lusting after their fabulous crafting storage solutions since I saw them on lots of US sewers and quilters Instagrams. Well, they now distribute in the UK and I am truly smitten.
One of the best things you could buy a crafter would be an adjustable sit-stand desk. I gifted one to one of my sewing besties.
One thing that is on my Christmas list every year and I was devastated to miss during the pandemic is The Modern Quilt Club retreat. It is the highlight of my year. A weekend to craft in a hotel with like-minded people and food and drink ion tap, I mean what is not to love?