Many of us have at least one friend or family member who enjoys crafting. There are many hobby carpenters, refinishers, scrapbookers, and more right here in the Pacific Northwest. With so many handy people around, it’s always fun to have a great list of gifts for the holidays, birthdays, or Mother’s/Father’s day. Here is our gift list for the crafty people in your life.
Fun Gift Ideas for DIYers
Creative and crafty people can sometimes be difficult to find gifts for. If you aren’t crafty or don’t enjoy DIY work, then creating something for your friend or family member may seem even more difficult. Fortunately, there are plenty of thoughtful and fun gifts you can give for that special crafter in your life. Here are a few:
Gift cards or a shopping trip to local craft stores or a favorite fabric shop can be a fantastic present for your favorite crafter. If you aren’t sure where they shop, you can always ask where they got some of their favorite tools, talk to them about craft supplies, or check out their Instagram. Most crafters aren’t shy about where they love to pick up supplies!
Add to their craft toolkit
While most dedicated DIYers have their favorite tools, they likely also have supplies they’ve wanted to experiment with or that are out of their budget. Here are a few crafting supplies most DIYers would enjoy:
- A self-healing mat
- Glue gun with adjustable temperature
- Premade hobby kits
- Metal snips
- Roller and other modge-podge tools
- Machinery like a sewing machine or a laminator
- Professional grade printer
- Quality paintbrushes
- Stencils and stencil brushes
- Nonstick silicone craft mat
Classes and Books
Has your hobbyist friend always wanted to learn soapmaking or ceramics? Sign them up to a class if you know their schedule – or get them a gift card to a local crafting class. Many craft stores and supply shops will either host classes or have information on local classes.
If you aren’t sure about committing someone to a class, you can always buy them a book or two on something they’d like to learn!
A trip to an inspirational location
Many crafters and hobbyists are doers by nature and they will appreciate the gift of a unique experience. If you can take someone on a day trip to the beach or want to plan something big, we hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity to travel!
Craft storage solutions
Often hobbyists and DIYers have a craft room filled to the brim with materials and projects. Offer to help them organize their craft space or provide them with the pegboards, storage hutches, jars, and more they have needed to get their workshop organized.
We hope you find a great idea for a friend or family member on this list. If you’re ready to get shopping and buy your crafty loved one a Tube-Wringer, just click here!