We've got a list of gifts for crafters that you've probably never heard of! Subscription boxes and online classes, just to name a few!

Gifts for the Crafter in Your Life

We've got a list of gifts for crafters that you've probably never heard of! Subscription boxes and online classes, just to name a few!I love to do crafts, but I’d never call myself a crafter. I’m not very good at it, but I like to do it. There are a few requirements when it comes to me actually doing a craft:

 

Blogmas Day 7 - Gifts for the Crafter in your Life. We've got some great ideas for the crafter on your Christmas list, including classes and a subscription box. Did you know they made those?

1. It has to be easy.

2. I need instructions.

3. I need to have all my supplies ready to go.

4. I need to be by myself so I can do my crafting calmly without interruption. This basically means I don’t do much crafting.

 

I do know how to sew, I own a glue gun and I have scrapbooked (before kids!) But I haven’t done anything crafty in awhile. My mom, on the other hand, is making 7 dresses for her granddaughters to wear to my brother’s wedding in a few weeks. My younger sister pulled out her sewing machine and Cricut machine two weeks before moving to a new house to get a head start on her Christmas gifts. My older sister makes her own wooden furniture from scratch in her free time from being an OBGYN and having a five month old daughter. My very youngest sister has made handpainted wall art of Disney princesses.

I, on the other hand, have had the job of sewing hems on table runners for aforementioned brother’s rehearsal dinner for the past month. I have not even started. (Ssshh, don’t tell my mom!) Hems are the simplest things to sew, but I haven’t even gotten started. Good thing there’s only 12 runners!

If you have a crafter in your life, I’ve pulled together a few gifts they’ll love this Christmas.

(In the spirit of full disclosure, this is an affiliate link, which means that I may get a small referral commission if you decide to purchase anything. I only recommend products & systems that I use and love myself, so I know you’ll be in good hands.)

The Cricut

Cricut Explore One™ Navy Bloom Machine – $199.99

Retail Price: $249.99
You Save: $50.00

Have you seen or heard of a Cricut machine? It’s a small machine that uses cartridges or digital files to cut out shapes, letters and designs. You can use many different materials. The small blade inside cuts out the material to your specified image. It’s so nice to be able to cut out small and intricate designs without using scissors (I don’t know about you, but it always looks amateurish when I do it with scissors!)

My sister has a Cricut, and one of the things I love about it is the ability to make quality cutouts easily. She simply puts in the cartridge or digital image and the machine cuts it out for you. Whether you are using vinyl or paper, it works well on both.

There are so many different themes and options to choose from; you can buy seasonal cartridges or ones specific for an event, such as a baby shower or wedding. This year, my sister used vinyl to cut out her children's initials; she then put them on bags for her kids to carry their library books in. Last year, she cut out vinyl and put them on plastic tumblers with straws.

This is the perfect gift for the paper crafter or person who loves to DIY lots of different items around the house. The possibilities are pretty endless with this machine.

Sewing Machine

If your crafty person likes to sew, or would like to learn how to sew, a machine is the way to go. A beginner doesn't need a huge sewing machine with lots of bells and whistles. A basic Brother brand machine will do great.

This machine is under $100, but still has several different stitches and is the perfect one to learn to sew on. If your crafter already knows how to sew, but really wants a bigger or better machine, you'll have to pay a little more. I know my mom would love this serger machine, since she sews a lot of clothes (baby granddaughters are so fun to sew for!)

Whatever machine you choose, your sewing fanatic will love it! Include a few sewing notions or a gift card to a store like Joann Fabrics and they'll love you forever!

 

Quilty Box

Quilty Box is a subscription box for quilters. Each month, your crafter will be getting a box full of fabrics, patterns, thread and bits of inspiration. You can order a one-time box, or boxes to be delivered three, six or twelve times a month. By giving this gift, 5% of proceeds goes to Quilts For Kids. Plans run from $44-$48 per box. This is a gift that your favorite crafter will enjoy opening all year long!

 

Craftsy Classes

Maybe the crafter in your life is a beginner, or really wants to BE a crafter, but is too shy or embarrassed or busy to go to a class to learn their craft. Enter Craftsy, a website that offers craft classes online to fit your time schedule and your budget. They offer classes in sewing basics, castle cake making, colored pencil drawings, photography, and cookie decorating. They have over 1,000 classes listed ranging in price from $20-$50. It's an inexpensive way to learn a new skill or decide whether a particular craft is right for you. You can watch the lesson videos in your own time, at your own speed. And once you've purchased the course, you have the rights to view it forever, so you can go back and refresh your memory at any time.

 

Whatever item you choose for your crafter, I'm sure they'll love it. Maybe include a note in the gift saying they have to make something for you?  

 

Keep up with us this Blogmas by checking out our other posts! You don’t want to miss anything!

  1. All About Blogmas
  2. Christmas Picture Books (plus two chapter books!)
  3. Ugly Sweaters for Christmas Parties
  4. Gifts for Sports Fans
  5. Christmas Movies
  6. Christmas Tree Display
  7. Gifts for Crafters
  8. When You Just Aren’t Feeling the Christmas Spirit
  9. Christmas Wreaths
  10. Letters to Santa
  11. Gifts for Tweens
  12. Family Group Gifts
  13. Gift Ideas for Grandparents
  14. Christmas Goodies
  15. Christmas Stockings (including ours!)
  16. Surviving a Christmas Road Trip
  17. Flying over the Holidays
  18. Christmas Quotes and Sayings
  19. My Christmas Salt and Pepper Shakers (You know you want to see them!)
  20. Last Minute Christmas Gifts
  21. Christmas Menu (ours is unique!)
  22. Christmas Youtube Videos
  23. Christmas Playlists
  24. Christmas Eve Traditions
  25. Merry Christmas!

5 Comments

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms December 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Love this! I have been looking for a great sewing machine. May have to send this link over to my husband!

    Reply
  • Dearlyndsey December 7, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I love these! I have a crafty friend and I wasnt sure on what to get her. She just bought a cricut.

    Reply
  • Sane Mama December 7, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Outsource the runners! It’s a straight stitch right? I am the same, capable but not super crafty…

    Reply
  • Alexandra Hammer December 8, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I’ve always wanted a cricut! Hopefully some of my gift givers see your blog post 😛 Happy Holidays!!
    Xo, Alex
    http://www.alexandrachristineblog.com

    Reply
  • Miri December 9, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Oh my. Interesting finds! Never thought of upgrading to a Circuit machine, but my hands would thank me. 🙂

    Reply

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