2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Craft Enthusiasts

Are you wondering what kind of Christmas gift to get for the crafters on your gift list? Or perhaps you’re a crafter yourself, and you’re working on making gifts for your inner circle. Either way, I invite you to check out this 2020 holiday gift guide for craft enthusiasts. The list is further broken down into additional lists by type of craft, which could be helpful to you if you know what type of crafts your gift recipient prefers:

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Knitters and Crocheters

Cascade 220 Yarn
Cascade 220 Yarn

Cascade 220 Yarn

If your gift recipient likes to knit, crochet, weave or make pom pom crafts, you’ll want to consider putting Cascade 220 yarn at the top of your gift list. And if you’re making gifts to give to others, your loved ones are sure to appreciate any gifts you’ll make for them with this soft, sturdy, lovely yarn.

This is one of the most popular yarns ever, and there is a HUGE amount of pattern support available for the yarn. No matter what you want to make with it, you’re likely to find a pattern that’s exactly what you need. Not only that, Cascade 220’s color palette is pretty spectacular. You know how, with a lot of yarns, it can be tough to find the exact color you need? With Cascade 220, you will not have that problem.

Gift Ideas for Sewists

Czech Glass Buttons Make Spectacular Christmas Gifts for Crafters!
Czech Glass Buttons Make Spectacular Christmas Gifts for Crafters!

Czech Glass Buttons

If the crafter on your gift list is drawn to pretty, shiny baubles, consider giving Czech glass buttons as a gift. This is a gift that might appeal to crafters who work in a variety of media — anyone who sews, quilts, knits, crochets or does mixed media art can usually find good uses for buttons.

Be aware that some sellers sell single buttons. If you’re gifting Czech glass buttons to a crafter who makes garments, it’s ideal to find a matching set of multiple buttons — enough to button up a quilted jacket, knitted cardigan sweater or similar project.

Best Gifts for Quilters

Farmhouse-Style Quilting, published by Annie's
Farmhouse-Style Quilting, published by Annie’s

Pictured here is one of my all-time favorite quilting pattern books. It’s called Farmhouse-Style Quilting. This book would make an excellent gift for quilters who enjoy making a variety of home decor projects such as table runners, placemats and bed quilts. There are projects included in this book that are easy enough for total beginners to quilting, and this book is generally accessible and attractive to a broad range of quilting enthusiasts.

In general, fabric, quilt patterns and many other items make wonderful gifts for quilters. We’ve posted a quilter’s gift guide that will give you more detailed suggestions for the best gifts to choose for the quilters on your holiday gift list.

Best Gifts for Jewelry Makers

You can buy one-of-a-kind dichroic glass pendants similar to this one on Etsy. Independent artists -- like those who sell on Etsy -- are the best sources I know of for buying these pendants. Here you can see the finished necklace I made using a dichro glass pendant I bought online from an independent artist.
You can buy one-of-a-kind dichroic glass pendants similar to this one on Etsy. Independent artists — like those who sell on Etsy — are the best sources I know of for buying these pendants. Here you can see the finished necklace I made using a dichro glass pendant I bought online from an independent artist.

Jewelry makers need a broad variety of tools and supplies to make their projects. Unless you know specifically which tools they need, it’s wise to focus on giving them gifts of beads, findings, wire and other similar jewelry making supplies.

Dichroic Glass Pendants

If your gift recipient enjoys making unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry, bead knitting or bead crochet projects, and her sense of style includes lots of sparkly, eye-catching details, she might enjoy working with dichroic glass pendants. If you need to find a truly impressive gift for a jewelry making enthusiast, this might be exactly what you’re looking for.

Learn more about other types of beads and supplies a jewelry artisan might appreciate in our guide to the best gifts for jewelry makers.

Best Gifts for Paper Crafters

Thickers Alphabet Stickers by American Crafts
Thickers Alphabet Stickers by American Crafts

Thickers Alphabet Stickers

If you’re shopping for paper crafters, you have an overwhelming number of choices for great gifts you could give them. Pictured here, you have one of the top choices for paper crafters who enjoy card making and scrapbooking — Thickers letter stickers by American Crafts. Thickers alphabet stickers come in an amazing variety of different materials and fonts, so no matter what artistic style your gift recipient gravitates towards, there will be Thickers available in suitable styles, colors and materials.

Find more ideas in our Christmas Gift guide for paper crafters.

These are my top picks for gifts crafting enthusiasts would be likely to LOVE. While we’re on the topic of gift giving, I have one additonal resource to recommend; check out this blog post on how to make sure you don’t give unwanted Christmas gifts this holiday season.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays this year.

Best wishes,

Amy

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