20 Gifts for Crafty People That Will Absolutely Delight
Got creative pals? These gifts for crafty people are perfect for inspiring your maker friends (and even for grabbing for yourself!).
Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.
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 will be the gift every crafter will be raving about.
Note: Prices listed were accurate as of press time; pricing fluctuations may occur.
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! Cozyblue Handmade stocks dozens of adorable patterns to help you hone your craft, plus their site is full of stitching resources in case you hit a snag. This folksy bird print is perfect for beginners and cute enough for even experienced needleworkers. If you’re especially crafty, take a look at these 50 festive DIY Christmas decorations anyone can make.
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. It seems so simple but it will be surely appreciated. You can use it to make one of these DIY advent calendars this holiday season.
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 cool fiber art. Nashville-based Black Sheep Goods has great kits for beginners and casual crafters. Your kids will love these DIY snowman crafts.
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 some adorable Blue Q zipper pouches. They’re made from 95 percent recycled plastic and come in all sizes (be sure to check out their smaller bags and pencil cases, too). Find out how to make a DIY face mask.
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. Maker Michelle Brusegaard has solved the problem with this vintage-style Arts & Crafts tee. So cute and just the thing to toss on while you knit on the sofa or hit up a craft fair. Don’t miss making these Hanukkah crafts with your kids.
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.
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. Use it to store the supplies you’ll need for these DIY ornaments.
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. Did you know you can use these random items to tailor clothes, too?
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.
No matter what kind of maker you are, you want to put your own stamp on your creations—literally. A custom stamp from The Print Mint 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! Looking for more gift ideas? Try one of these best holiday gifts under $50.
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 dusty 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 (and we encourage it, especially if the stickers are this cute).
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—this one from Fiskars is perfect for folks who work with fabrics, threads, and other textiles—for yourself or crafty loved ones.
These Jelly Roll pens 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, and more. Find out some of the things everyone had in their home in the ’90s.
Hook and Needle Case
Knitters and crocheters, this one’s for you! Keep your tools organized with a zippered needle case. This will keep all your needles (well, not all—but all the ones you’re using for your current projects) in one convenient place.
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 Fiskars 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.
Starting at $9.99/month
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.
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. Now, take a look at these 100 stocking stuffers under $10 for even more great ideas.
Want more deals and product picks sent directly to your inbox? Sign up for our Stuff We Love newsletter.