Everyone always wonders what the best gifts for crafters are. We are a hard bunch to shop for, I guess, so I put together this gift list that includes some of the best gifts a crafter could ever receive! Most of these are items that I own and use on a regular basis (or would love to have!), so I can tell you from personal experience that they are incredibly useful and perfect for crafting!
I hope you use this list for inspiration and ideas to shop for the crafter on your list or to add to your own wishlist. I tried to include a good mix of items price-wise. Some of the items on the list are pricier, big ticket items, and make great gifts for birthdays or Santa. Go big or go home, right? 😉
The Best Gifts for Crafters
Silhouette or Cricut Cutting Machine
Amazing for cutting out shapes, letters, designs, and pictures from paper, vinyl, and even fabric! A cutting machine really opens up a whole new world of crafting possibilities! In addition to having the ability to design your own creations, there are a ton of tutorials and sites that offer free cuts and patterns online.
These machines can be pricey, but there are some pretty great deals around the holidays, so keep your eyes peeled! The bundle deals are usually great buys because they include a lot of accessories that would cost more if purchased separately.
Cutting Machine Accessories
If the crafter already has a cutting machine, you might want to replenish some of the accessories, such as cutting mats, blades, vinyl, paper, tools, etc. These also make great stocking stuffers. Just make sure they’re compatible with the machine!
Sewing machines are awesome for making and altering clothing, curtains, pillows, blankets, and a huge range of amazing projects. There are all kinds of great sewing machines at all different price levels. You can pick up an entry level machine with just a few basic stitches, and it will be pretty good for all your basic craft needs and last for years.
If your crafter loves to sew, a few accessories will make the perfect gift. Some fabric scissors, a rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler, as well as bobbins (make sure they’re the right size for the machine), pins and a pin cushion, and a seam ripper are essential for sewing. You can also include fun colorful things like assorted thread kits and of course the best part, fabric!
A photo printer is especially great for the crafter who loves to scrapbook and make projects from photos. And don’t forget about the free printables. Where would we be without those? And don’t forget the photo paper to go with the printer!
Let’s be honest, Mod Podge is like the glue that holds the crafting world together, and crafters go through this stuff so fast! It’s a fabulous stocking stuffer idea, as almost every crafter uses it (and many non-crafters I know too).
Is there any problem in the craft world that can’t be fixed with a glue gun? This is seriously a must-have for all crafters! There are so many brands of glue guns, and they’re all pretty decently priced, so you really can’t go wrong. (Don’t forget the glue sticks to go with it!)
It’s so important to have an organization system for storing craft supplies. This nine cube organizer and fabric drawers, which you can see in action here, are perfect for keeping craft supplies organized. It really depends on how much craft stuff your crafter needs to store and how much space they have.
Gift cards to a local craft store such as JoAnn’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, and even Amazon make great gifts for crafters. If you don’t have something specific in mind, gift cards to a craft store are really appreciated so that your crafter can get the exact supplies they need when they need them.
Time to Craft
This is something that can’t be bought at a store but is highly appreciated and needed! Even if money isn’t tight, this is a fantastic idea, especially for those with young children. Crafting can be like cheap therapy (well, sometimes not so much on the cheap side, but you know). An hour each week away from the kids and chaos can be the best gift your crafter will ever receive!
In today’s digital world, it seems there is an unending supply of craft ideas on the internet, but you can still find some amazing books about crafting. A book is an especially great idea for someone who is learning a new craft or doesn’t have time to sift through the internet to find ideas.
Craft classes are perfect for crafters who want to learn a new skill or take a skill to the next level. Almost every craft store has craft classes, so check online or ask for a class schedule when you’re at the store. And did you know there are also online craft classes? These are such a great idea for crafters who can’t make it to an in-person craft class!
I hope you found this list helpful and it gave you some good ideas for the crafter on your list. Or if you’re a crafter yourself, maybe you found a few things to add to your wish list! Is there anything you’d add? What’s on your wishlist this year? Let me know in the comments! And if you enjoyed this post, you’ll love my newsletter. Sign up below for weekly craft, DIY, and home projects and tips!