These holiday gift ideas are for the crafters, makers and creatives on your Christmas shopping list this year.
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Silhouette’s newest version of their electronic cutting machine, the Silhouette Cameo 4, is hands-down my most used and loved crafting tool. Whether this will be their first cutting machine or an upgrade from a previous machine model, you will score major points with the crafter in your life if you give them this for Christmas. Silhouette is going to have a great sale near Black Friday this year, so follow along on my Instagram account to get the most up-to-date sale information. If you can’t wait for a sale, use my code 10OFF for a 10% discount any time.
The Foil Quill is a newer crafting tool that works in conjunction with an electronic cutting machine. If your crafter already has a Silhouette, Cricut, Brother or Sizzix cutting machine, this tool would make a fantastic gift. Basically it hooks on to a cutting machine and adds foil metallic accents to paper. It is seriously such a cool gadget. The kit I’ve listed above has everything you need to get started making projects.
I didn’t want to need this, but man… I’ve had my EasyPress for a year now and I am so glad I bit the bullet and got one. It makes iron-on vinyl projects so much easier!
If the crafter on your list already has a Silhouette or Cricut machine, they will love getting a big bundle of craft vinyl to use for projects. This vinyl is my personal favorite brand to use because it cuts smoothly and comes in the best colors and patterns.
If you are a crafter, you can never have too many scissors, especially a really good pair like these. These scissors are for cutting paper and thicker materials like chipboard and foam. They are my favorite because they are really sharp and super comfortable to use.
If you are buying scissors for a quilter or someone who sews, I would recommend these fabric scissors. The flat bottom edge makes it easy to cut fabric and the spring-action design gently opens the blades after each cut to reduce hand strain. I’ve owned my pair for 20+ years!
Xyron recently launched a brand new glue gun line and they are SO. GOOD. The Xyron Mini Hot Glue Pen is amazing for small, detailed glue application and the Xyron Mini Multi-Stick Glue Gun has some super convenient features: it holds 3 glue sticks at a time and has a handy drip stand to protect your work surface! Both of these glue guns are the kind of thing a crafter is going to geek out about.
If your crafter is just starting out, it’s a great idea to give a kit like this cardmaking kit because everything they need to make the craft (stamps, paper, envelopes… even the glue) is included. It’s a great way to build up a collection of supplies to use long after the kit is complete.
Annie’s offers 12 (yes, TWELVE!) different craft kit clubs for adults and children. They send a monthly craft kit in the mail. There’s a kit for every interest… sewing, cardmaking, crocheting, jewelry-making and more.
Our favorites are the Creative Girls Club and Young Woodworkers Club kits for children. My own kids have been receiving these kits in the mail this past year and they are so much fun! The girls have made dreamcatchers, sand art, earrings, and more. My son has made all kinds of basic woodworking crafts like a sailboat, candy dispenser, rubber band racer, etc.
Sometimes we open the kits and do them the day they come in the mail and sometimes I save them for a rainy day. When my kids are whining that they’re bored, I whip out a kit and they happily craft away the afternoon. It is THE BEST! And it’s especially been a lifesaver through the long days of this pandemic.
Storage is always an obstacle with creative folks. Ask me how I know. One great solution is to hang tools on a pegboard. These pegboard hooks work really well for crafters and you’d be speaking their love language if you gave them a gift to help them display their favorite tools and supplies in a pretty way.
I hope this gift guide gave you some ideas for the crafter on your Christmas shopping list. If none of these gifts seem quite right, you can never go wrong with a gift card. Hobby Lobby, Michael’s and JOANN are my favorite places to buy craft supplies. I call them the Holy Trinity of Craft Stores.