20 Best Gifts for Makers and Crafters

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Whatever the occasion whether it’s a birthday, Mother’s Day, or a festive gift, we have some great gift ideas for craft enthusiasts and hobbyists. 

We have put together a list of the 20 best gifts for crafters, and grouped them according to price, in order to help you find the perfect present. 

Best gifts for crafters under $10:

If you’re on a budget don’t worry we’ve got you covered. These gifts are a mix of useful and fun, and they all come in at under $10. 

  1. CONDA Canvas Professional Bib Apron

This canvas apron is an ideal gift for a crafter. It contains handy pockets for tools and is made of thick canvas that will protect clothing from dyes or paints. 

We like that this apron if completely plain because it means it can be customized by its crafty owner. 

  1. DIY 5D Diamond Painting Kits

This is just one example of a diamond painting kit that you can pick up for less than $10. With diamond painting popularity surging, you can find some real bargains, and they make great gifts too. 

  1. Crochet or Knitting Pattern Book

Why not gift a book packed full of crochet or knitting patterns? If your crafter is already established in a craft then provide them with patterns and inspiration for their next project. It will be a very appreciated gift. 

  1. DAS Air-Hardening Modelling Clay

A messy gift, but one that your special someone won’t be able to resist. Modelling clay is relaxing to work with and a real sensory experience.  

The techniques involved in shaping the clay are fun to learn and easy to pick up. Therefore, this is a good gift idea even for modelling clay beginners.  

  1. Sharpie 30075PP Permanent Markers

Every crafter needs a good set of pens. Whether it’s for crafting itself or labelling equipment, you can’t go wrong with some Sharpie markers. 

Under $10, they are a budget gift option but a highly useful one. 

Best gifts for crafters under $25: 

For $25 you can get your hands on some lovely craft related gifts. From useful items to complete craft kits. Take a look at our best gifts for crafters under $25. 

  1. Multi-purpose Organizer and Portable Handled Storage Case for Art Craft

Every crafter needs storage. This multi-purpose storage box is available in two different colours. It contains plenty of dividers to separate different crafting essentials such as beads, threads, or pins. A keen crafter would certainly thank you for bringing a little order into their life with this gift.

  1. Embroidery Starter Kit

Is your special person handy with a needle and thread? If so, perhaps they will enjoy embroidery. This embroidery starter kit has everything they will need to get started and no need to make any additional purchases. 

The kit includes, hoops, embroidery cloth, needles, threads and the all important stitching patterns.

  1. Knitting Bag Yarn Storage

This yarn storage bag is the perfect gift for a knitting enthusiast. Available in 3 different colors. It has space for plenty of yarn and lots of pockets to store tools.

Plus, it will make knitting on the go, tangle-free

  1. Diamond Painting A4 LED Light Pad Kit

As mentioned earlier, diamond painting is taking the crafting world by storm. And, as a result, you can now pick up diamond painting kits at incredibly reasonable prices. 

This kit only contains the essential tools for diamond painting and not the diamonds and canvas themselves. But if your special person is already a keen diamond painter, then they will really appreciate a full toolset such as this. 

This particular kit also includes a light pad which helps illuminate the canvas. It could also be used for other crafts too.

  1. iMustech Glass Paint Set 12 Colors

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Glass painting is great fun. You can upcycle old vases, wine glasses or window pains, in a few flicks of a paintbrush. 

This is a set of 12 glass paints. They are non-toxic which means they are perfectly safe to use on all kinds of glassware. 

You could combine this paint set with some affordable glassware to practise on.  

  1. My Boho Cottage Macrame Kit

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It’s trendy and chic and will look great hung up in their home. Plus, they get the fun of making it themselves. 

This macrame kit, comes with ropes, natural wood beads, hooks and a shelf. The natural wood finish means it’s a very neutral piece and will suit every home. 

  1. Needle Felting Kit, Kissbuty Cactus

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Needle felting is a great way to relieve frustration and stress. It involves shaping natural wool by poking it into shape with a special needle.

When you follow the instructions on how to shape and form the pieces, it is difficult to go wrong. Making this a great gift for a beginner.

The cute cacti featured in this kit are a real novelty. But, there are also plenty of more traditional kits available too.  

  1. Tie Dye Kit 15 Colors

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Throw it back to the 60s with this fun tie-dye kit. With 15 colors, they’ll be able to create some really wacky designs. Customize t-shirts, hair scrunchies, blankets or bedsheets.

Best gifts for crafters under $50: 

If your budget is up to $50 then you’ll be surprised by just how much you can get for your money. For sure, it’s quality not quantity but these entries on our list deliver on both.

  1.  Kuyal Art Supplies Box Easel Sketchbox 

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The dual function delight is bound to please any artist or crafter. The beech wood storage box also doubles up as a really handy easel.

The easel can be adjusted to an angle that suits the crafter. And, the high quality beech wood adds luxury to what is a very affordable gift. 

  1. Vigorfun Deluxe Art Set in Wooden Case

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This art set is a treasure trove of arts and crafts supplies. Housed in a quality wooden box, there are paints, pastels, pencils, brushes and much more. Definitely a makers-must-have! 

  1. Modda Deluxe Jewelry Making Kit

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Instead of buying jewellery as a gift, let the person you’re buying for enjoy the process of making the jewellery themselves

This jewellery making kit contains everything they’ll need, from pendants to pliers. 

  1. Silhouette Glass Etching Starter Kit

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Give your special someone a taste of what it’s like to be a glass etcher. Maybe they’ll discover a new hobby 

This glass etching starter kit contains everything they need to get started. They’ll have great fun customizing all kinds of glassware with this gift. 

  1. Antossia DIY Candle Making Kit for Adults

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Candles are a popular gift choice for many but this DIY candle kit allows you to make your own. 

With 6 candle tins, 6 different color dyes, and 6 fragrance oils. It’s a gift that offers variety and will brighten up anyone’s day. 

Best alternative craft gifts:

So, now let’s have a look at some alternative craft gift ideas. 

  1. Vouchers for a craft store

If you aren’t a crafter yourself then buying a craft related gift for someone can be difficult. Or, maybe you aren’t sure exactly what they have/ don’t have. That’s why vouchers to a local craft store are a great option. 

It shows you’ve considered their interests but also means they can choose exactly what they want or need. 

When choosing a store to buy a voucher from, it’s also an opportunity to support local businesses. Many small traditional craft stores are being run out of business by big chains.  So why not make your gift a more ethical and sustainable choice?

  1. A Crafting Experience

Many companies now run craft workshops and experiences. They can range from a few hours, to days or week long retreats.

There are also plenty of companies offering online workshops over video conference. Or, subscriptions to tutorials that people can watch at times that suit them.

Wrapping Up

Buying a gift for someone is always a challenge, and we know the decision can be stressful. There is always so much pressure on getting it right. But remember, it’s the thought that counts. 

You have already thoughtfully decided on a crafting gift for you craft loving someone. And, you have searched the internet and found this blog. So, give yourself some credit, stop worrying about finding the ‘perfect’ present and focus on finding a thoughtful one instead. You’ve made all the right steps so far. And, we hope this list of 20 best gifts for makers and crafters has helped a little bit too.  

So, whether you can afford a pack of Sharpie pens or a week long crafting retreat, just know that you have put thought and effort into finding a great gift. Stop worrying and relax. Your loved one will appreciate the thought more than anything. 

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Christina Amerson has an English degree from the University of Austin, Texas. And she's obsessed with all things arts & crafts.

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