We all have people in our lives who are difficult to shop for, be it because they have everything, or they love heartfelt gifts that are hard to come up with. If you have a crafty person in you life, you may struggle with finding a gift they will not only love, but get great use out of. Well, as a crafty person myself, I’ve rounded up a few gifts that I think would be a great fit for the baker, crafter and all around memory maker in your life.
1. Craftsy Classes
Just this year I discovered Craftsy.com, a site dedicated to educating and teaching people of all ages how to do learn and do when it comes to crafting. They offer hundreds of online classes in baking and cooking, quilting and sewing, paper crafts, calligraphy and more. IN addition to courses, they sell craft supplies and sewing patterns too! The courses are often on sale, are great for any budget and can be taken at your leisure. This is a great way to hone your skills or just learn a new craft.
2. Gift Cards
Why is it that we all feel getting a gift card is a copout, yet we all LOVE to receive them? I have yet to unravel this mystery but I will tell you that any crafty person would love a gift card to a store like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Joanns. And Amazon? YES PLEASE. Crafters love wandering the aisle of craft stores, but sometimes supplies can get costly for even the smallest crafts. A gift card will never go to waste, just make sure to ask your crafty to show you their finished product!
Yes, you read that right. There’s nothing more frustrating to a crafter then to find a great idea, but not have the tools to implement it! There are tons of tools that will always come in handy for someone who loves to craft and design. Think along the lines of a power drill with a variety of drill bits for different materials, a level (gotta hang up that reclaimed wood sign you just spent hours making!), a small electric sander, wood clamps and even a circular saw. These will not only come in handy making those wooden porch pumpkins, but fixing odds and ends around the house too!
4. Specialty Baking Pans or Items
I’m no genius baker, but I love trying new recipes. Many fancy desserts call for special pans or tools that I don’t always have on hand. A crafty baker would love a new set of cookie sheets, springform pans, a donut mold, tarte or bundt mold, or a Silpat mat. You can also gift large bottles of sprinkles or cake decorating tips on the side. I’ve received most of these items and love how thoughtful the gift giver was (and how much I enjoy using them!).
5. Huge Pack of Washi Tape
From spicing up a gift, to color coding your weekly planner, there is no bad use for washi tape. When it comes to a crafty, this is a tool of the trade. A regular crafty considers this a splurge item because they aren’t cheap, so a large pack with tons of fun colors would be a holiday favorite!
6. Cutting Machine
This is one of the costliest items on this list, but also one of the most useful. I pined for a cutting machine for years before I finally got one last Christmas and it is a game changer when it comes to crafting. Cut out vinyl lettering for wall art, labels, storage, customize tumblers and teacher gifts. You can also make your own T-shirts using heat transfer vinyl, cut unique shapes for your own bunting and banners and so much more. A true crafter won’t be able to say no to this gift!
Someone who enjoys sewing will tell you there’s no such thing as too much fabric! Load up on fun prints and material for the seamstress in your life. And why stop at fabric? Maybe toss in an assortment of thread, needles and a nice pair of fabric scissors too.
8. Craft Storage
I literally just spent all week working on organizing my slew of craft supplies, and realized that craft storage isn’t cheap! A crafter would welcome any kind of container to keep their supplies neat and tidy. Boxes for beads, carts with drawers for vinyl and paper, and storage to contain ribbon and stickers. Instead of wrapping a gift to your crafty, why not give it in a storage container and give two gifts in one?!