If you’re here at Sum of their Stories there is a pretty good chance that you love a craft or two, but what about your friends and family? Do you have a mum who loves paper crafting, a gran who likes to crochet, a brother who can’t stop knitting or best friend who is an embroidery nut?
I’ve been scouring ‘tinternet for some great gift ideas, the criteria I’ve used is ‘Do I love it?’ - simple as that!
I’ve not listed BIG expensive gift ideas here, if you are splashing out on something special for a crafter I’d always recommend checking with them first that it’s exactly what they want.
For example, you might want to buy a crocheter a set of beautiful crochet hooks with ergonomic handles (I am pretty confident in saying all crocheters would love this as a gift) but before you buy you need to check what they already have, and if they prefer Clover, Addi, Prym etc. This is important stuff!
Or maybe you want to buy a lovely cutting machine for a papercrafter. They will know if they want Cricut, Sizzix, Silhouette, Brother, Crafters Companion etc. Don’t spend that much money without checking with them first!
So this gift guide is all about those ‘little something’ stocking fillers or smaller gifts. Hopefully this gift guide will make your shopping for craft loving friends and family easier. And don’t forget, there’s nothing in the rules that says you can’t forward this to any family or friends that might need a hint for you too of course!!
Click through each photo or the linked words to find out how to buy these gift ideas. Some of these are affiliate links, some I’ve just included because I love them - either way the price you pay is the same.
This pin badge from Dawny’s Sewing Room is a perfect little gift for all of us fabric addicts!
This quirky Knitting Squirrel print would look great in any craft room, the talented artist Fran Jones offers this print as a greeting card too - check out her Etsy shop
Jaxybelles jute bags are awesome, there are loads of designs, I love them all!
This Yarned and Dangerous key ring from Sparkle and Dot Designs is so much fun.
Novelty USB sticks make great gifts, I’ve found a few really sweet ones on Amazon:
Minerva Crafts have this cute Sewing Machine USB too - perfect to keep all your PDF patterns on maybe?
Craft Schmooze have the perfect card for the sewist in your life.
And talking of cards, this is perfect for knitters all year round! It’s from Five Red Hens.
Stitched by Adele has some gorgeous little tins which are perfect for keeping little things safe, stitch markers, quilting clips etc. They come in all sorts of designs, all super cute!
Pretty much everything at Vanessa Bee Designs would be a great gift for a crafter, I’ll just leave the link here and you can pop over and browse away at your leisure!
I am officially in love with this crafters kilt pin brooch from Ten and Six Craft. They have all sorts of different themed kilt pins too, for quilters, gardeners, crocheters and much more all listed in their Etsy shop.
The Amazing Chocolate workshop have chocolates which are … well… amazing! Who wouldn’t want a box of chocolate craft tools like this?
This ones a little bit cheeky, but perfect for the right person! A cross stitch kit from Stitched The Shop. (Really hoping no one is offended, there’s no actual swearing and you can always just scroll on down right? )
Anyone who likes any sort of papercraft would love a paper pack or two. We may say “I’ve got too much paper in my stash’ but we don’t really mean it - there’s always room for one more!! CraftStash have a great selection at great prices.
Another item for someone lucky enough to have a craft room maybe? This sign is from Sarah’s Pretty Plaques and Sarah has a few different designs to choose from too.
This mug fulfils 2 of my fandoms in one, Harry Potter AND all thing yarny!
These badges are included here because our daughter just leaned across the computer and said ‘those are really cute!” She has good taste! Knitting badges from Bluebirds and Daisies.
A Crochet Journal like this one is much more than just a note book. There’s loads of information and lots of pages to help plan all your crochet projects.
There’s a similar journal available for knitters too, get control of all those WIP’s and get organised!
Don’t forget a gift voucher for a craft store is always a MOST acceptable gift. We all like having some ‘free money’ to spend on craft supplies!
Minerva Crafts sell almost everything in their online store, I can’t imagine anyone having any trouble spending a gift voucher there! ^ _ ^
Louisa M Creations have some gorgeous (and a little bit different) silver jewellery, and several pieces have a craft theme. You can find Louisa’s Etsy shop here.
I have a few items in my Etsy shop too, which are fun gifts for creative folks. Project bags, scissor fobs, needle books, needle minders etc.
There you go - I’ve either helped you sort out Christmas or just giving you a big long “I want one” list! #sorrynotsorry!