Finding the perfect gift for anyone is rarely a task you flawlessly check off your to-do list, but for people who love to DIY, the best gifts for crafters can really make your head spin, especially if it’s a subject you know, well, close to nothing about. Gift-giving in general requires careful attention to detail: You have to not only consider the individual you’re shopping for and any budget constraints but then put in the legwork to secure the exact item you have in mind. Factor in someone who seems to have everything or has unique interests, like wheel-throwing or calligraphy, and even the best gifts for women don’t feel right.
That’s where we come in. We asked the craftiest people we know—artists, stylists, and other makers—what someone who loves a good arts and crafts project would be happiest to unbox. Unsurprisingly, the best gifts for crafters were extra supplies like yarn, high-quality paper, and DIY kits. Larger tools, like sewing machines or the beloved Cricut, were also big wish-list items, as were tutorial books about crafting, gift cards to stores like Michaels or Joann’s, and helpful craft-room accessories like a yarn-ball bowl.
Our Top Picks
Ahead, you’ll find both best-selling and unique gift ideas for tweens, cool presents for teens, crafty gifts for college students, keepsakes for your mom to create, and so many more across all price points to help your craftiest loved one take their skills to the next level. Just be sure to put some extra TLC into the wrapping—an artist is sure to appreciate the handiwork.