Looking for 2020’s best gift ideas for crafters and creatives? Have a craft addict in your life but you have NO IDEA what crafty people would like to receive as a gift? Never fear, you’ve arrived upon the doorstep of a serial crafter and creative! I have a huge gift guide jam packed with unique gift ideas for every mom, sister, friend or wife! Whether it’s Christmas, birthdays or anniversaries we have something special for the creative in your life!
The Cricut Maker is the crafter’s swiss army knife- it does it all! The Cricut Maker is a cutting/creating machine that employs a myriad of attachments to do some really amazing things. These things include embossing, engraving, cutting wood, cutting leather, cutting fabric, writing, card making, vinyl cutting and a ba-jillion different types of paper crafts.
Who would this gift appeal to? LITERALLY, Any crafter with a heartbeat! It does so much that literally ANY crafter could find a use for it. Cricut also has a huge library of DIY craft projects to get the creativity flowing. As an added bonus there is a huge community of bloggers and fellow crafters creating tons of free projects that employ the Cricut (just google Cricut projects). Needless to say….the crafty love of your life will never be bored! I think this is one of the best gift ideas for crafters you’ll find!
This little piece of crafting heaven is on my Christmas list this year! The Impressart Metal Stamping Kit should have universal appeal to almost all crafters but holds a special place with jewelry makers, leather artisans and metal workers.
This kit contains everything you need to get started on your first stamped metal or leather project including letters, hammer, stamping block and metal blanks. Your favorite crafter will be able to stamp jewelry, keychains and leather goods with just about any phrase right out of the box. I highly recommend including the inexpensive stamping jig which allows for more comfortable grip, eliminates possibility of finger strike and allows for even application and alignment of the letters. I think this is one of the best gift ideas for crafters you’ll find!
If you’re giftee is learning to sketch or sketches for painting on a regular basis…this inexpensive tool will make their lives SO much easier! This light pad is .2 inches thick and allows your little artist to easily trace any printed image with bright LED back lighting. This gift idea isn’t just for artists…it’s great for crafters too! I use mine regularly for small paper crafting projects (I’m not an artist at all…but this tracing pad makes my projects look like I am). This light pad is super budget friendly and a real outside the box gift idea!
Is your favorite crafter also a tea, coffee or hot chocolate drinker? Then they’ll love these cute little mugs that only a crafter could appreciate! Coffee mugs make great stocking stuffers and who doesn’t love a mug that’s made just for them! These are only a few mugs of the entire collection so you’re bound to find something that speaks to your favorite crafter. Use the following links to be taken to the specific mug OR click the SHOP THIS GIFT NOW! button to shop the entire mug selection.
Does your favorite maker have a craft room or a creative space? Then she’ll love Heidi Swapp’s Marquee Light Box to feather her creative nest! This LED lighted desktop sign can be customized to say anything with included marquee letters. It runs on USB port or batteries so it can be operated just about anywhere….from home to work or school. Don’t forget to include the C batteries!
I’ve been screen printing for a few years now using the very first Speedball screen printing kit I ever purchased. I LOVE this kit because you can open the box and have EVERYTHING you need to start screen printing right away.
As a side bonus you can also use this process for making posters, cards or paper prints at scale (for an example of all the stunning paper printing possibilities check out the Hatch Show Print Shop Website located in Nashville, TN). The one thing that might be missing from this kit (understandably) are some blank white t-shirts to get the screen printing party started. Be sure to pick up a few for your crafter to get started on!
Do you have a crafter in your life that focuses on scrap booking or memory keeping with photos? Maybe they’re constantly taking photos of family and friends with their cell phone? If so, they’ll love this updated, modern day version of the Polaroid instant film camera by Fuji called the Instax Instant Film Camera.
This camera comes in a rainbow of on trend colors such as purple, cobalt blue, flamingo pink, mint green, and lime green. The kit I’ve linked to in this post contains everything you need to get started taking instant photos (and selfies with a special selfie lens) as soon as your gift is opened. Your favorite maker will love being able to instantly post photos all over the fridge, desk at work or school dorm. There’s a value pack of film you might want to pick up to include if you think they’ll be taking a LOT of photos! This gift is very highly rated on Amazon….you can check out all the reviews here.
So I’m putting this fun little techie gift just below the instax camera because it’s another AMAZING new gift that deserves to be in the same category as the instax. You may not have heard of it before because it’s relatively new but the Sproket is a a pocket sized photo printer that can link to your phone/tablet or social media to print photos instantly.
With the app you can personalize every picture with text, borders or emoji’s before you print. The best part is that this cute little printer connects wirelessly to all your devices. The Sproket comes in a variety of on trend colors including white/rose gold, cranberry, black and gold.
The Sproket is a ton of fun at holiday gatherings and parties because you can shoot instant photos and give them out to family and friends at the event (the Sproket replaced the hired photo booth at our Halloween party last year-it was a hit) There’s a value pack of film and a matching carrying case you might want to pick up to include if you think they’ll be taking a LOT of photos! This gift is very highly rated on Amazon….you can check out all the reviews here.
Here’s a gift that almost EVERY possible type of crafter can use. Last year my husband bought me this Elmer’s Cordless Glue Gun for Christmas. I absolutely love it! I don’t know how many times I’ve accidentally knocked my hot glue gun off the table all thanks to the very short cords on these darn things.
I can take my cordless ANYWHERE to glue ANYTHING. I think every crafter out there can enjoy the ease and convenience of a cordless glue gun. This model charges quickly and can be used in low temp or high temp mode. This gun uses the larger diameter glue sticks (NOT MINI STICKS). This gift is very highly rated on Amazon….you can check out all the reviews here.
Don’t be deceived….this sweet little sewing machine packs a crafty punch! With over 110 stitch patterns your crafter can embellish fabric projects till the cows come home. This machine is certainly a step up from entry level but includes much of the advanced functionality any maker would desire in a sewing machine. This gift is very highly rated on Amazon….you can check out all the reviews here. I think this is one of the best gift ideas for crafters you’ll find!
Modern hand lettering is relatively new in the crafting world but the art of caligraphy has been around for ages. I love this beginners book by Whitney Farnsworth because it walks you through how to hand letter step by step. Don’t forget to include a set of Tombow Dual Tip Caligraphy Pens so your crafter can get started learning right away. This book is very highly rated on Amazon….you can check out all the reviews here.
Everything that is old becomes new again right? First, Polaroid cameras and now Royal Classic Typewriters! This crafty gift is geared towards scrapbookers, memory keepers, card makers, writers, journal junkies, Happy Planners, retro/vintage lovers or anyone who doesn’t love the aesthetics of their own handwriting.
These vintage looking typewriters work even more smoothly than their original counterparts. Any piece of paper can become a perfectly aligned, type set piece of art. Be sure to include an extra ribbon tape if you think your little maker will be doing a lot of typing!
It’s true what they say…..every crafter is by nature….a hoarder. We need TONS of space to store paper, vinyl, fabric and notions. This little roll away craft storage with work top does double duty. When not in use it can be rolled away for easy storage. If your favorite maker loves LOTS color you gotta check out the rainbow storage cart too.
If you’re not in the crafting inner circles you may not be hip to the creative planning craze hitting craft stores nationwide. It’s hard to describe but imagine if you could for a moment that a planner, a scrapbook, a journal and stickers had a secret love child….that love child would be The Happy Planner.
If your favorite crafter buys a planner every year or likes to journal/bullet journal, make papercrafts or memory/scrap booking this might be a great gift for her. This undated planner can be started at any time and the box set includes a myriad of creative planning must haves like colorful stickers, tabs and decorative washi tape. These planners are very highly reviewed and beloved by our readers.
I used to paint watercolor myself so I can appreciate the convenience of these newly invented watercolor brush pens. They allow the artist to easily create beautiful works of art just like the real thing (without all the mess)!
I like to use watercolor brush pens to make cards, illustrations or just paint on the fly to release stress. They’re so portable and easy to use that I can finally paint on a whim without tons of set up and color/water mixing which is required by traditional watercolor techniques. Brush pens also provide more control on where the paint goes (which makes them great for illustrations). These watercolor brush pens are very highly reviewed on Amazon.
This cute little craft caddy has a ton of pockets and adjustable storage (with movable velcro dividers). If your favorite crafter has to lug her crafting hoard around then this may be the perfect gift for her! These craft caddies are very highly reviewed on Amazon.
Noise cancelling headphones for creatives? YES of course! Creatives and crafters need a quiet, peaceful mental space in order to create! If you have a noisy household (*ahem* have lots of kids)….or your crafty person has to slog through an obnoxiously loud work place during their creative time….this is a perfect gift to help them quiet distractions and find that inner creative peace.
The latest generation has Alexa voice assistant built in which allows for quick and easy information access, entertainment and management of your busy day. These headphones are very highly rated and you can peruse the 1000’s of 4 and 5 star reviews here. I think this is one of the best gift ideas for crafters you’ll find!
“A ROOMBA you say…?” YES….A ROOMBA! Granted, this is just my opinion BUT….I think a Roomba is one of the best gift ideas for crafters EVER! I say this because giving your crafter a Roomba frees up MORE TIME FOR CRAFTING! Less time vacuuming means more time crafting. Really, this is a great gift for anyone who desperately needs more free time to pursue the things they love doing. Hey, maybe you need one too?
I hope you enjoyed my 2020 best gift ideas for crafters list! If you’re a crafter or a maker I’d love to hear what things are on your list this year. Leave me a comment below in the comments section on what I need to add to my list! Check out our other gift guides for everyone else on your list below!