My husband and family ask me every year what I want for the holidays or my birthday. I used to have one hell of a time coming up with an answer. I mean, I see things all year that I’d like to have… BUT my birthday isn’t until September and the holidays come even later so I usually just ask for cash so that if I see an amazing t-shirt, book or other trinket that catches my eye, I can just get it myself. But that takes most of the fun out of it for the gift giver.
We all love that moment when we give someone a gift and they rip the paper off and we see the first look – their eyes all lit up, the giant smile…. they know you thought of them and bought that gift specifically with them in mind. Cash just doesn’t have the same effect!
We’ve compiled a list of 41 unique, thoughtful, artist-centric gifts for the creative brained person on your shopping list – even if that person is you! Most of these suggestions are even from independent makers and small business owners because we wholeheartedly believe in shopping small and local.
The gift guide below for Artists & Makers includes:
– Awesome embroidery kits from Miniature Rhino, a cross stitch kit from The Stranded Stitch or a Rope Bowl Kit from Closed Mondays would be perfect for someone looking to learn a new craft or start a new hobby next year.
– Or maybe a little something to help keep them motivated all year long like this book from Adam J. Kurtz, this key tag reminder to Do Your Best from Three Potato Four or a journal to hold their Creative Ramblings by Juniper and Scout.
– Make an investment in their creative future. Craftcation Conference tickets are on sale now! A ticket to our four-day crafty getaway would be a life-changing stocking stuffer. Or maybe gift one of these online workshops from us or Laurie Wagner.
We hope these suggestions will help take some of the guess work out of your shopping this season. Stay tuned for our Gift Guide for Creative Bosses coming next Tuesday!
xo, katie mac
1. GOLD MEASURE TAPE BANGLE | LINEN JEWELRY SHOP
2. EMBROIDERY KITS | MINIATURE RHINO
4. CUSTOM EMBOSSER STAMP | THE PRINT MINT
5. IPHONE CASE – KAZAN | JESSICA SWIFT
6. DOING MY BEST CROSS STITCH KIT | THE STRANDED STITCH
7. STAY CRAFTY & MAKE ALL THE THINGS TEES | DEAR HANDMADE LIFE
8. DRESS NO. 1 – SEWING PATTERN | 100 ACTS OF SEWING
9. DIY OR DIE ENAMEL PIN | DEAR HANDMADE LIFE
10. ROPE BOWL KIT | CLOSED MONDAYS
11. RAINBOW CERAMIC PLANTERS POTS | ANDREA LUNA REECE
12. CREATIVE RAMBLINGS JOURNAL | JUNIPER AND SCOUT
13. CREATIVEBUG MEMBERSHIP | CLICK HERE TO GET 3 MONTHS FOR ONLY $1
14. TICKET TO CRAFTCATION: BUSINESS & MAKERS CONFERENCE | DEAR HANDMADE LIFE
15. HANDMADE RUBBER STAMP | PAPER SUSHI
16. CRAFT & PRACTICE: MEDITATIONS ON CREATIVITY & ETHICS | LISE SILVA
17. DIY MACRAME PLANT HANGER KIT | HELLO CHIQUI
18. I MYSELF – HAND EMBROIDERED AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS INSPIRED HOOP ART WALL HANGING | SHANALEE HAMPTON
19. WILD WRITING ONLINE WORKSHOP | 27 POWERS / LAURIE WAGNER
20. SEWIST ENAMEL PIN | ABBY GLASSENBERG
21. THE SHABD MAGIC JAR DYE KIT | SHABD IS MY NAME
22. GENIUS STICKY NOTE | EMILY MCDOWELL
23. SEWING PATTERNS | HALFMOON ATELIER
24. STITCHES RAW SILK TANK | JENNY LEMONS
25. CMYK QUAD (4-COLOR PALETTE) HAND-MULLED, ARTIST-GRADE WATERCOLOR PAINTS | LIMN COLORS
26. SKETCHBOOK ADVENTURES ONLINE WORKSHOP | DEAR HANDMADE LIFE
27. DIY OR DIE TEE | DEAR HANDMADE LIFE
28. THINGS ARE WHAT YOU MAKE OF THEM | ADAM J. KURTZ
29. DO YOUR BEST KEY TAG – TRANSLUCENT GREEN | THREE POTATO FOUR
30. INDIGO DYE KIT | ANNA JOYCE
31. STAY CRAFTY ENAMEL PIN| DEAR HANDMADE LIFE
32. ESPADRILLES STARTER KIT | A HAPPY STITCH
33. I AM AN ARTIST TOTE | LISA CONGDON
34. DO COOL SHIT FLOWY SCOOP NECK TEE | BOBO DESIGN STUDIO
35. ART ORACLES | CHRONICLE BOOKS – BY KATYA TYLEVICH, ILLUSTRATED BY MIKKEL SOMMER CHRISTENSEN
36. SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS – HANDMADE LAPEL PIN | SHANALEE HAMPTON
37. NEON RAINBOW LIGHT | SUNNYLIFE
38. SEWING PATTERNS | STRAIGHT STITCH DESIGNS
39. HELLO COLOR BOOK | THE CRAFTED LIFE
40. HOKETT WOULD WORK LOOM KIT | FLAX & TWINE
41. CRAFT A LIFE YOU LOVE BOOK | AMY TANGERINE