As a crafter, you know that the best gifts are always those that are handmade. But sometimes, you don’t have time to make something yourself. That’s where this blog post comes in! I’ve gathered some of the best gift ideas for the crafter, regardless of your budget. From kits to tools, I’ve got you covered. So read on and get ready to start crafting some amazing gifts!
Best Gifts for a Crafter
When it comes to buying something for someone who seems like they can just make everything they want…it can get a little tricky!
I’m talking about buying a gift for someone who is a crafter. Rest assured, there are MANY great ideas that your craft-a-holic friend will absolutely love.
I recently surveyed my email list to help compile this list, and I think there are so many great ideas that will fit into just about every budget.
However, before we get to that, I thought I would share a few questions you might want to consider before making a purchase for a crafter:
- What equipment do they already have? Could you buy materials or supplies to help complement that item?
- How much room do they have for additional crafting supplies, materials, and machines?
- What type of crafting do they enjoy the most?
You may or may not know the answers to all those questions, and that’s okay! But if you do, it can make it a little bit easier to make a purchase.
- Best Gifts for a Crafter
- Gift Cards
- Crafting Desk
- New chair
- Storage furniture
- Cutting Machine
- EasyPress Machine
- Budget-friendly ideas:
- Craft Supplies
- Plastic Storage Bins
- Electric glue skillet
- Sewing light
- SVG Bundle
- Spool Rack
- Cutting Machine Supplies
- Built in power strip
- Sewing Supplies
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This was the #1 thing mentioned in my survey – gift cards. I know gift cards may seem impersonal, but to someone who is likely spending lots of time and money on crafting supplies, it can be the perfect gift.
Here are a few popular places you might consider getting a gift card to:
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
A desk or table specifically for crafting would be a dream for any crafter. You can find them on Amazon or other retailers like Walmart, Target or Ikea. We are also big fans of the DreamCart around here. You can get $50 off with the code CLARKS50 – be sure to check out our full DreamCart review!
Anyone who crafts or sews knows the importance of a good, supportive chair. Amazon has a great selection of chairs for every budget. However, a chair is an item that the person using it might want to choose themselves. Unless you know exactly what they want – consider doing a gift card stating it be specifically used to buy a new chair!
There are so many storage options out there – we mention quite a few different options in this post 30+ Craft Storage Ideas – An Option for Every Budget, so we encourage you to take a gander at that when deciding what to get.
You can find tons of options on Amazon, at Target, Walmart, Hobby Lobby or stores like TJmaxx or Home Goods.
Do you even craft if you don’t have a Cricut (or another cutting machine)? But seriously, owning a Cricut is pretty much essential. This would be an amazing gift for someone who doesn’t own one and would like to.
We have TONS of articles to get anyone started on using a Cricut. The Silhouette is also a pretty solid option, as well – you can check out these articles to help you make the best option for your crafter:
- Cricut Joy versus Explore Air 2 Versus Maker: Which Should You Get?
- The Silhouette Cameo 4 Beginner’s Guide
These are great little machines, and they aren’t just for iron on vinyl! There is the 9×9 and mini – both of which are awesome!
The Glowforge is certainly in a league all of its own – but it’s pretty amazing. This might be a great gift for birthday, Christmas, and anniversaries…for a few years 🙂 You can get $200 off the PLUS and $500 off the PRO when you shop through our referral link.
A DreamBox would literally be a dream gift! Check out all your options here. You can get $100 off with the code CLARKS100.
Obviously, this would be an expensive gift. But there are payment options and financing plans available, too. You can read our full review here.
A subscription box is a service where you pay a monthly fee and receive a curated box with different items in them. There a lot of craft subscriptions out there to choose from.
- Crate Joy is one of my favorite places for subscription boxes – they have so many great home, DIY, and gardening ones!
- Sketch Box
- Quilty Box
- Smart Art
A Craft class
Is there a particular type of crafting the person you are buying a gift card would love to become better at? Many craft stores offer crafting classes that you could buy a certificate for – or you could find an online class to offer!
You could buy a bunch of fun craft supplies and put them together in a gift basket for your loved one. They could be around some kind of theme, or just a bunch of random supplies you know they’d like (Hint – ask them what they need!)
Here are some ideas:
- Acrylic Painting
- Peg Doll Basket
- Cricut or Silhouette
- Paper Crafting
- Hand lettering
- Water coloring
This could be ANYTHING!
A few ideas include:
- sewing scissors (or any good quality scissors)
- paint and paintbrushes
- glue gun with glue sticks
- needle nose pliers
- wood glue
These are officially one of the coolest things ever!
There are sewing lights for every budget on Amazon.
If your friend/loved one is doing lots of Cricut, Silhouette, or Glowforge (or another crafting machine) projects, they probably use a lot of digital images. You could buy them a package of SVG files from somewhere like DesignBundles, or you could buy some from our SVG shop – we have tons of options!
You could even give them a subscription to Canva so they can create their own SVG files easily.
Cutting Machine Supplies
Anything someone could use with their Cricut or another cutting machine would be well used and appreciated.
- sewing scissors
- cute pin cushion
- Iron with a steam function
- seam ripper
- square quilting ruler
- tape measure
- rotary cutter
The possibilities are endless when it comes to blanks. Check out our mega list of the best blanks for vinyl and the best projects using infusible blanks, as well as The Best Dollar Tree Blanks for Vinyl Crafts.
I hope that this gave you some fun ideas for gift ideas for yourself or another crafter in your life. Let us know if you have any ideas that we missed in the comments!
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- 20 Easy Cricut Maker Projects For Beginners
- The Cricut Joy App: Everything You Need to Know
- Cricut Design Space FAQ
- Cricut Tips For Beginners
- Cricut FAQ: Answers to All Your Questions
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Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.