15 Awesome Christmas Gifts for Crafters

Desperate for Christmas present inspiration? If you happen to know a crafty type and you're stuck for a gift, read on for our list of 15 perfect present...

Desperate for Christmas present inspiration? If you happen to know a crafty type and you're stuck for a gift, read on for our list of 15 perfect present solutions. Or if you're hankering after one of these little gems yourself, perhaps you'd like to share it on Facebook or Twitter with a little "Hint, hint" attached. It's like all your Christmases have come at once!

  • Find

    Find & Keep
    by Beci Orpin

    This gorgeous new book by Australian designer and artist Beci Orpin features 25 fun new projects including mega-sized cross-stitch, herb gardens and wall murals – all in Beci’s inimitable pop-tastic style. A great book for creative types of all skill levels who are looking for a fresh take on traditional craft.

  • Caran

    Caran d'Ache Fancolor Colored Pencil Kit

    Caran d’Ache are the Rolls Royce of pencils, and anyone with a creative bone in their body will love this deluxe set of 30 coloured pencils. The Swiss-made pencils come in a metal case and can be used as normal pencils as well as watercolours, and you can create effects such as washes, scraping out and fades.

  • Knot

    Knot Thread Stitch: Exploring Creativity through Embroidery and Mixed Media
    by Lisa Solomon

    The perfect present for embroiderers and stitchy-fans alike, Knot Thread Stitch takes a fresh approach to this most traditional of crafts. Featuring a line-up of embroidery projects using an array of non-traditional materials such as stamps, paper and shrinky-dinks, the book also features contributions by artists and bloggers including Lisa Congdon, Camilla Engman and Heather Smith Jones.

  • Cavallini

    Cavallini Rubber Stamps Vintage Numbers

    Cavallini are known for their high-quality stationery and stamping products, and this particularly lovely set of vintage-inspired numerals comes in a handy tin and a black stamp pad. Based on authentic vintage designs, it’s the kind of present that’s perfect for those creative types who are also notoriously tricky to buy for.

  • Little

    Little Stitches: 100+ Sweet Embroidery Designs
    by Aneela Hoey

    Fans of whimsical, slightly-twee and retro-inspired illustrations will love the 100 brand-new embroidery designs in this lovely new book. All the illustrations are printed on reusable transfer paper so you can cut out the designs you fancy and get stitchy. There are also 12 DIY projects including cushion covers, a baby quilt and tissue boxes.

  • Mollie

    Mollie Makes Christmas: Living and Loving a Handmade Holiday

    The holiday season is a particularly exciting time for crafty folk, with the opportunity to make all types of seasonal decorations and gifts. In this book you’ll find over 20 crochet, sewing and mixed media projects to get you into the spirit of Christmas, including finger puppets, wreaths and paper-cut decorations.

  • Brother

    Brother PC-420 PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine

    This awesome computerized sewing machine comes with 204 pre-programmed utility and decorative stitches that are available at a touch of a button. A great machine for those looking for professional-level results, it also includes twin-needle function, hard-cover, quilting foot and walking foot.

  • Making

    Making an Impression: Designing & Creating Artful Stamps
    by Geninne Zlatkis

    Anyone who’s ever dabbled with stamping will love this delightful new book which takes you through all the stamping basics, as well as covering an array of brand new projects. Featuring templates for stamping on both paper and fabric, Geninne’s original ideas and creativity will inspire anyone who likes to DIY.

  • Antique

    Antique Typewriter Antique Typewriter stamp set

    Rubber stamps are enjoying a renaissance at the moment, thanks to their multi-tasking useability in crafts such as scrapbooking, paper craft and polymer clay. An alphabet stamp set will become a much-used item in any crafty person’s kit.

  • Pretty

    Pretty Paper Parties: Customize Your Party with Papers, Templates, and Endless Inspiration
    by Margaret Van Sicklen

    A great present for people who love paper crafts and creating their own party decorations. Filled with loads of sweet party ideas, origami expert Margaret Van Sicklen has created over 20 new paper craft projects including ornaments, frames, boxes, mobiles and wall art. Great for crafters of all skill levels who love to make things look beautiful.

  • Reprodepot

    Reprodepot Folk Flora Mix 'n' Match Stationery

    Vintage textile enthusiasts will adore this set of mix-and-match stationery, based on Reprodepot Fabrics’ vast collection of retro-inspired designs.

  • State

    State of Craft
    by Victoria Woodcock and Ziggy Hanaor

    Packed with loads of DIY projects from some of the world’s hottest craft talent (Tatty Devine, Urban Cross Stitch and DIY Couture), State of Craft is an excellent present for newbie crafters. The book also features a comprehensive how-to section on a variety of craft skills, including sewing, crochet and embroidery.

  • Martha

    Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Multipack

    This 24 pack of Martha Stewart glitters is an ideal present for anyone who loves paper craft, as well as a bit of sparkle. This kit of 24 colours will keep them going for a while!

  • You

    You Are Awesome: 21 Crafts to Make You Happy
    by Abbey Hendrickson

    This super-sweet book features 21 gorgeous, brightly-coloured craft projects including geometric ornaments, a faceted necklace and a spirograph decoration. Author and blogger Abbey Hendrickson has curated some of the most popular DIYs from her blog, Aesthetic Outburst, and illustrated it with beautiful photography and detailed illustrations. Great for both newbie and experienced crafters.

  • Japanese

    Japanese Washi Masking Tape Set of 8

    Washi tape is becoming one of those staple items in a modern crafter’s toolkit, and any creative type will love this set of eight floral masking tape designs.

Source: crafts.tutsplus.com