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10 Best Gifts for Crafters

Updated on November 19, 2012

Craft Ideas for Gifting

cake decorating supplies, classes and how to books are great gifts for your cake decorating crafting friends.
cake decorating supplies, classes and how to books are great gifts for your cake decorating crafting friends. | Source
I purchased the watercolors from Michaels and I used my stamp sets from Stampin Up to create idea boards using both. Inspiration for card and gift making later.
I purchased the watercolors from Michaels and I used my stamp sets from Stampin Up to create idea boards using both. Inspiration for card and gift making later. | Source
I received a butterfly scrapbook album for my birthday. I love to scrapbook, so this is a perfect gift for me.
I received a butterfly scrapbook album for my birthday. I love to scrapbook, so this is a perfect gift for me. | Source
Florals for creating home decorations, wreaths and to embellish packages. Great to create centerpieces and wedding decor.
Florals for creating home decorations, wreaths and to embellish packages. Great to create centerpieces and wedding decor. | Source
rubber stamping supplies, cardstock and adhesives make a crafter like myself very happy with endlesss projects to create.
rubber stamping supplies, cardstock and adhesives make a crafter like myself very happy with endlesss projects to create. | Source

Gifts for Crafters

Crafters are perfectly happy with more of what they already have, so they can continue to create more crafts. Who are crafters? How do you recognize one? How do you keep from duplicating what they already own? What is the backup plan?

Who are crafters? They are creative people always making things you would only considering buying, yourself. They have rooms dedicated to what they do. You receive handcrafted gifts from them. They make paper crafts for your special occasions. They will spend money on supplies instead of going out to shop for clothes with friends or lunch.

How do you recognize one? Ask them if you are unsure. Look at their home, you will recognize the evidence throughout their home. Projects will occupy space, supplies will fill a room and the d├ęcor; especially around the holidays. will look handcrafted.

How do you keep from duplicating what they already possess? Gift cards to their favorite craft stores like Micheals, Joanna, Walmart, and Hobby Lobby. There are online hobby stores too, buy you would need to know the name of the store to purchase their gift cards. Crafters are creatures that love to explore their favorite stores on a very frequent basis; rather than new stores. That is just due to the knowledge of what the store carries and their prices. So your backup plan is always, buy a gift card for their favorite store.

It is a lot more joyful to receive supplies, this is truly Christmas for crafters! Here are the 10 Best Gifts for Crafters besides a gift card:

  1. Supplies, materials, glue, Hot glue materials are always usable for a multitude of projects.
  2. Magazine subscription to the related craft. There are endless crafting books. One that is a necessity for any crafter is Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts.
  3. Organization and storage containers. Craft bags that store supplies and make it easy to carry. Catchall trash containers or scrap paper containers are great too.
  4. Ribbons, fabric, and florals.
  5. Stamp sets, ink pads, cardstock paper, glitter or embossing powders and idea books.
  6. Sewing materials, knitting or crocheting, crosstich, and embroidery. Threads, patterns, needles and kits.
  7. Crafting classes related to their craft. Michaels and Hobby Lobby have them available on daily and weekly basis.
  8. Cake decorating is a wonderful hobby that requires many supplies, how to books and classes.
  9. Jewelry, beads, wires and special pieces. Sheets of metal (copper, silver or bronze) Polymer clays and related tools.
  10. Drawing, painting, watercolor and drawing paper, watercolors, paintbrushes or acrylic craft paints of any color combinations.

Crafters are probably the easiest people to buy for. There is no such thing as too much of anything! It is always nice to include some kind of storage for the items you are buying. It helps your recipient maintain organization with the new items.

If you know they are saving to go to an annual convention that involves their craft, maybe you want to contribute to the travel fund. There are always travel gifts to offer if you prefer to stay away from the crafting side of their lives.

They can appreciate vintage items too. Incorporate those finds in with new supplies to give them a special thrill. There are vintage buttons, ribbons, fabrics, sewing items and postcards. These can be inexpensive additions to a special grouping of gifts for your crafter.

Caution! You may become a crafter as you shop for one!

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Fellow Hubber Craftybird Hub on websites to buy cheap craft supplies

I want to share a resource guide by a fellow hubber, craftybird. She has provided a list of websites to buy crafts cheap! I think we can all appreciate the bargains when it comes to buying craft supplies.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Great collection of ideas for gifts for crafters. My daughter crafts as often as she can. Baby doll boy often wants to help so some of the more delicate crafts she does when he has gone nite nite.

      Each year for her birthday and for Christmas and sometimes just because is given a whole stocking full of small crafting items and then probably way to many others ...sometimes I go overboard a little but if you have read any of my hubs about her and my BIG grandboy you know why. Enjoyed this...voted up

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      Ronna Pennington 4 years ago from Arkansas

      Thanks for the ideas!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you pstraubie48. That is wonderful, stocking stuffers. Overboard is a lot more fun, I do the same when I can, my daughter likes to draw and write.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      You are welcome Ronna.

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Superb hub with great ideas! Bookmarking this one for Christmas present ideas. Thanks~

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you eHealer. I was hoping someone can use it for the holidays. I need to print it out for my family!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub with all good ideas for gifts for crafters , well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you kashir56, I hope that helps out on some of the Christmas shopping this year.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging hub filled with helpful suggestions! I enjoyed making handmade cards and gifts for my family on special occasions. Induging in creative crafts is one of my most favorite hobbies.

      I remember that some months ago I bought a box of mini-cake molds of different shapes for my cousin-sister's birthday - she is a creative cook and she liked it a lot.

      Once again, an enjoyable hub with attractive photos. Pinned your hub for future reference. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you ishwaryaa22. The mini cake molds sound like fun. I always like to hear from fellow crafters too. I love the response people give when they receive handmade cards. I took one to my dentist office, they put it where everyone can see it.

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      Mary Merriment 4 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

      These are great gift ideas for the crafter. I really like the craft class idea. I'm sure that would be a very fun gift!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you mary. Micheals craft store has a monthly printout of all the classes they offer. I plan to attend some after the holidays. It is one gift people forget is available, so I agree, it would be a fun gift.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great ideas for gifts for crafters. i am a crafter and would love any of them.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you koffeeklatch gals. Hopefully a few came through during the holidays. I am getting more shelves and storage. I am truly organizing my basement and craft area. Lots of work, but very excited. As crafters, we are easy to buy for.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      You are correct in that crafters can always appreciate more supplies! Up and useful votes. I enjoyed seeing your personal photos. You sound like a really busy person!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Absolutely...crafters by craft stuff instead of shopping for other things...o, my..I guess I must be one.

      Excellent ideas. Voted up ++++

      Sending Angels along to you. :) ps

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you Peggy W. I do like to keep busy. My mind is very active and I love to create things. I hope more people find the hub, there will be many more happy crafters following holidays :)

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Thank you pstraubie48. I have so many supplies right now, I am going through the stock and trying to use up everything I have. Truly something I have never attempted before, but it is a lot of fun.

      I appreciate the Angels!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      My wife doesn't stop making all sorts of arts and crafts. From painting to cards with 3d images on them, she's does it all. This is a definite help in getting something for someone who is such a giver themselves. I'm going to refer to this sometime in the near future for a gift for her, she loves stuff like this. Voting up, sharing!

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      That is great. You should have her make a hub about one of her crafts. Creative lady, that is awesome. Glad to help and I bet it will surprise her too! Thanks kasman

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      These are fantastic ideas for gifts for crafters! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      You are welcome Kathryn Stratford. We have to be the easiest to buy for, drafters need supplies on an endless basis.

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