75 Christmas Gift Ideas for Crafters

November 7th, 2014 | Learn How, Review

Do you have a creative woman on you’re gift list this Christmas?  If so, I’m sure your on the hunt for some awesome Christmas gift ideas. Today I have just what you need!

75 Christmas Gift Ideas for Crafters

The ultimate gift list with ideas for every type of crafting

Not only do I have 75 ideas of the coolest crafty gift ideas this year, I’ve went ahead and asked some of the top bloggers in each crafty category for their ideas too! No matter what your crafter is interested in, there are Christmas gift ideas for you. There are cool gifts for every budget right from tiny stocking stuffers to big ticket items!

Since I dabble in a bunch of crafting areas I thought I’d share my 15 favourite gifts this year, then we’ll move onto what the experts have to say….

75 Gift ideas for creative women

Area of expertise- A little bit of everything!

  1. Studio Calico Kit Club
  2. Silhouette Cameo
  3. We R Memory Keepers Crafters Shoulder bag
  4. May Arts Ribbon Silk
  5. Project Life Value Kit
  6. PPG Voice of Color Manor Hall Paint
  7. Subscription to Chatelaine Magazine
  8. Ryobi Airstirke 18 V 2″ Brad Nailer Kit
  9. Husky Lock Opal 670 Sewing Machine
  10. Rockwell Bladerunner X2
  11. Silhouette Cameo Flocked Heat Transfer Material
  12. Amos Pewter Feather necklace charm
  13. Martha Stewart Decoupage Brush set
  14. Ryobi Cordless Orbital Jig Saw
  15. Fiskars Razor Edge 10″ Fabric Shears
  16. Subscription to Style at Home

Now lets get to what the experts have to say. You’re going to love these gift ideas for women!

I’ve asked each of the ladies to choose one gift from five areas. Stocking stuffer, big ticket item, something to read or learn (book, online class, event, etc.), something they can’t live without, and a little personal gift… because we all know creative women have such good taste!

scrapbooking Christmas gift ideas

Vicki Boutin from http://vickiboutin.typepad.com/

  1.  Stocking stufferTim Holtz Distress Paints  
  2. Big ticket itemSilhouette or SizzixVagabond and deep rule dies
  3. Something to read or learn– I am starting a new monthly kit project with Button Farm  Everyday Documents Kit   It will be an exciting blend of traditional scrapbooking with pocket page fun and a mix of techniques.  More details to come on November 15th.
  4. Can’t live without–  My new Simple Stories Life Documented planner Available December 2014
  5. Something personal–  David’s Tea  My Steeper and a favourite flavours of tea…hot or cold!!!!!  

blogger gift ideas

   Shannon Acheson from  AKA Design + Life 

1.     Stocking stuffer- Wireless remote for Canon 
2.     Big ticket itemCanon 6D
3.     Something to read or learn- (book, online class, event etc.) Content Rules  OR SNAP Conference Ticket OR The Art of Doing Stuff Course 
4.    Can’t live withoutmac book, iphone and camera
5.     Something personal milk frother

 

Creative gift ideas from industry experts

Amy Anderson from  Mod Podge Rocks, DIY Candy and Washi Tape Crafts

  1. Stocking stuffer- Dimensional Magic!
  2. Big ticket itemOriginal Scrapbox Workbox
  3. Something to read or learn– how to Mod Podge of course, with the book Mod Podge Rocks
  4. Can’t live without- an Xacto knife set
  5. Something personalI just want to drink Coffee and create stuff T-Shirt

Crocheting gift ideas

Kadie Arrington from  7 Alive

  1. Stocking stuffer- Fun mini measuring tape or scissors.  Most crocheters I know are always looking for scissors or measuring tape.  A cute creative one is sure to make any crocheter smile!
  2. Big ticket itemSpecialty YarnSpecialty yarns are often very expensive and and heavenly to work with.  On my personal wish list is this awesome yarn bouquet from Jimmy Bean yarns, with a price tag of  $225.00 it’s definitely a splurge.
  3. Something to read or learn- (book, online class, event etc.)  For learning a new crochet skill or technique I love Craftsy.com. I, and several crocheters I know, have taken many of the classes offered on Craftsy and they have all been wonderfully informative.  You can go at your own speed, and have access to your classes forever, so if you forget something you can go back and look over the class again.      
  4. Can’t live withoutSusan Bates crochet hooks.  Especially my size H hook, I seem to grab for it more than any other hook.
  5. Something personal- If you can find something that the crocheter in your life crocheted a long time ago, or {even better} something their grandmother/mother crocheted, getting it mounted and framed is a great personal gift.  I have a mounted and framed crocheted doily and hook that my grandmother crocheted and used. It is something that I treasure.

Christmas gift ideas

Andrea Hunter from  Personally Andrea

  1. Stocking stuffer–  Wrist strap. I usually wrap the neck strap around my wrist.  This is a better idea.
  2. Big ticket itemNikon D7100 camera body   Well…you asked.
  3. Something to read or learn–  White on Rice Couple “Story on a Plate” Food Photography and Styling course at Creative Live.  They are my photography and styling idols.  I saw most of this live but would love to own it.  Plus, their cookbook, Bountiful.
  4. Can’t live without50mm 1.8 lens Nikon Nikkor Lens My go-to lens if I’m only taking one with me.
  5.  Something personal Anthropologie robe  Remember the Mad About You episode where Helen Hunt’s character packs 4 robes for an overnight trip?  That’s me.

Graphic Designer gift ideas

Britt Douglas from Gallery No. Eight

  1. Stocking stuffer – There’s a few fantastic apps that immediately sprung to mind Paper 53, and ifont maker, you could give it as gift card to the app store plus a stylus, to help create. Plus it would fit perfectly in a stocking!
  2. Big ticket item – Wacom tablet  one of these have been on my wish list for a long time! There is so much you can create with this, and you can even use them like a trackpad to work in Photoshop – genius.
  3. Something to read or learnThinking with Type by Ellen Lupton – I have the first version & love it, so I imagine this latest edition, which has been revised & expanded, would be even better. And it’s not out yet, but I’m already so excited to read Judge This by Chip Kidd. If his name isn’t familiar to you, go listen to this Ted Talk and thank me later.
  4. Can’t live withoutPhotoshop of course! For a budding designer, the cost might be prohibitive (although the new CC memberships are a budget friendly way to try it), but the gift of being able to design is something they will thank you for forever.
  5. Something personal – I have a slight obsession with beauty products, so sampler kits are always a good buy. Shoppers Drug Mart usually does a deluxe mascara kit (that includes a voucher for a full size mascara!) and this Sephora ‘Draw the Line‘ set is on my wishlist. If your budget’s a bit bigger, a subscription to a monthly beauty box from Julep, would be a gift that gives all year long.

Scrapbooking gift ideas

Nicole Nowosad from Just Nicks

1.     Stocking stuffer–  Wood Veneers or Stampin’ up ink spots

2.     Big ticket itemNew Silhouette Cameo

3.     Something to read or learnOnline class at Kerri Bradford Studios

4.     Can’t live without- Scrapbook and Cards Today planner – can’t live without my 2014 one!

5.     Something personal– Gift certificate to one of my favourite online stores like Torrid.com, H&M or Forever 21

Crocheting gift ideas

Alexis Middleton from Persia Lou 

  1. Stocking stuffer–  These modern rosewood crochet hooks from Fringe Supply are amazingly gorgeous. I’d love a whole set, but even just one tucked in my stocking would make me very happy!
  2.  Big ticket item– A swift and ball winder or a wooden umbrella style Swift would be a great gift for any crocheter, knitter, or yarn lover.
  3. Something to read or learnMyra Wood’s Freeform Crochet Class looks like it would be so much fun to take.
  4. Can’t live without– Beautiful yarn. Picking yarn can be a bit personal thought, so I’d recommend a gift card to a local yarn shop. Check out knitpicks, loveknitting, and purl bee, online yarn shops with great selections and gorgeous yarns.
  5. Something personal– I’ve wanted this cute tote From Knitpicks. It’s superfine.

Sewing gift ideas

Natalie Roussy from La gang à Nat

  1. Stocking stuffer- thread in every colour imaginable!  A sewist can never have too much thread! These Gutermann gift box sets are nice.
  2. Big ticket item– a coverstitch machine… is sews hems of knits with two needles, for a professional finish (just look at the sleeve of a t-shirt and you’ll see what I mean!) This Huskylock machine is perfect.
  3. Something to read or learnThe Fabric Design Course by Lauren Dahl
  4. Can’t live without– New fabric!  Knit jersey in any colour is a sure bet, anything fabric from Cotton & Steel, or a gift card to my favourite fabric store.
  5. Something personal– a handmade gift card for an entire weekend alone in my sewing room (with the promise that kids will be fed, bathed, entertained in my absence!)

Crafty Christmas gift ideas

Beverly McCullough from  Flamingo Toes 

  1. Stocking stufferThere are so many options for fun stocking stuffers for Jewelry crafters – especially since there are so many fabulous different Jewelry options! If your crafter loves to make jewelry with beads, I’d suggest a special bead strand, or even some vintage beads or trims that they could use in their projects. If they are a stamper, maybe a fun new font set or some cool blanks. A gift card to a local bead shop would be a great idea too!
  2. Big ticket item– Having worked with a nice set of tools and the cheapy versions, I can definitely say that investing in a nice set of jewelry tools would be a great gift idea. Well made tools aren’t inexpensive, but they are so much stronger, which will make jewelry making go faster and save wear on your hands as well.
  3. Something to read or learnEven after doing jewelry for a number of years, there is still so much more to learn! I love taking classes or getting new books – I think those are great ideas for gifts. Craftsy.com has some great jewelry classes and since they are video format they can be watched again and again. Local classes are a great option as well -there’s something about getting in there and being able to learn with your hands on the tools. Most local bead shops will offer classes and so do a lot of community colleges.
  4. Can’t live withoutIt’s a simple thing, but when I’m making jewelry I love having a little bead tray to lay out my ideas as I work. I am such a visual person and I change things around so much, that I have to be able to layout the design before I put it together. With a bead tray I can see how the beads look together without worrying about them rolling away or the cats deciding I’m setting up a new game for them. 🙂 Here’s an example of a tray, they come in lots of styles and sizes.

woodworking gift ideas

Funky Junk Donna from  Funky Junk Interiors

  1. Stocking stuffer– a full cordless drill bit kit (so handy!) Having all your bits in a carry around kinda kit is a big hit for me! I can take the entire works to any project desired without scrambling for a container. The best full kits I’ve found are by Makita, however all the bits are totally universal. Worth it! You can see my basic must haves here
  2. Big ticket item– a compound miter saw–  While I presently have a 10″ miter saw without the sliding feature (produces longer cuts), my next one will be a 12″ slider so I have more options. But I will admit, the 10″ non slider is lighter weight, making it more effortless to travel around with your tools.
  3. Something to read or learn- (book, online class, event etc.)-  I love trying to figure things out for myself without any inspiration, so I’ve created a guide “Creating Your Own Workshop” Pssst… it’s FREE!
  4. Can’t live without– Cordless drill– If you don’t yet have a cordless drill, or at least one you LOVE, please ask Santa for one pronto! A drill should feel comfortable in your hand, and not add too much weight. I suggest to walk into a tool store and hold different ones, and learn how to change the bits. You’ll soon know which one is the one for you. I highly recommend getting those that come in a two pack. They are cheaper and it’s nice to have one for pre drilling pilot holes and one for screwing, to reduce having to change your bits all day long.
  5. Something personal– Two things I can not live without are quality mac products and good coffee.

Gift ideas for every type of crafter

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