Do you have trouble deciding on gifts for people? Here are five ideas for gifts for some of your crafty friends and family. We hope this quick gift guide helps you narrow down your options, and make a decision.
1. A Silhouette Cameo is a great gift for any crafter. It is a die cutting machine, but the advantage is that you are able to use the Silhouette Software to download designs as well as create your own designs within your own programs to make one of a kind creations on a variety of materials. Whatever your craft material of choice, Silhouette Cameo can cut paper, vinyl, postcards, scrapbooking paper and photo paper. It also cuts fabric, and I even read that it can cut leather, and clay, though these may require a blade specifically dedicated to those materials, as it can dull the blade.
Don’t forget to check our entire line of Silhouette products! We carry the Cameo, Curio, Portrait and the Mint. Oh, and if you are a Cricut user, we have those too.
We have some great projects to make with these machines too! Check out these blog posts to see the tutorials for the images above.
2. Do you know someone who knits or crochets? I’m guessing that you do. Here is an idea for that person. As someone who knits, I know that rolling yarn into a ball is a must, but I don’t knit all that often, so buying one for myself would probably not make a lot of sense. Before you think I’m trying to talk you out of buying one, I have to say, I would LOVE to receive this as a gift! Rolling a ball of yarn by hand can be tedious and time consuming, and that’s why getting this for someone that secretly would love one, but won’t buy one for herself, is a perfect gift idea for your knitting friend!
The one pictured above is an electric version, so it does cost more, however we also sell the hand- operated model for about half the cost.
3. This set has everything you need to be an artist. It includes: twenty-four Essentials Color Pencils; eighteen Essentials Soft Pastels; twelve Essentials Woodless Color Pencils; twelve Essentials Graphite Pencils; twelve Essentials Color Lead Sticks; twelve Essentials Pastel Pencils; six Essentials Graphite Sticks; six Essentials Charcoal Sticks; five Essentials Woodless Graphite Pencils; five Blending Stumps; four PcVine Charcoal; three Essentials Charcoal Pencils; one sharpener; and one artist drawing guide all in a beautiful cantilevered artist chest. If you know someone who loves to draw, this is a fantastic idea for them.
If this set seems overwhelming, there are a lot of different sets that we sell on our site. One for every type of artist, and for every type of budget!
4. The Scrap’ N Easel makes creating your scrapbook layouts a breeze. This is another great gift for someone who does paper crafts or scrap-booking. This is an ergonomically sound surface for putting together layouts. The Scrap and Easel is and angled, double easel that has a magnetic and gridded surface for keeping all your papers and cutouts in place. According to the maker of this product, who actually is not even a crafter, (Gasp!) she designed it with the suggestions for customers in mind about how they had aching shoulders and backs from working on their projects! Wouldn’t it be cool to say that you gave a gift that helped someone enjoy their craft more because they aren’t straining over it anymore?? I know I would.
I would also like to mention that we also sell the Scrap-n-Easel-Ette which is a smaller version. Instead of a double easel, it is a single easel, which is great for making smaller projects such as cards, and once again, about half the price of the double easel.
5. Perhaps the person you are giving a gift to already has a Silhouette Cameo. Well if that’s the case, we have a guide that would be the perfect accent to the Cameo. Our Essential Silhouette Guide gives you the basics of how to use and maintain your machine, and also includes a lot of how-tos for projects that you can make with your Silhouette Cameo Machine. The end of the guide features a Vinyl Clinic for any and all problems you might have run into using the ever so popular material of vinyl. Make this gift extra special with a Silhouette Studio Download card to download unique designs from Silhouette America. This is a great last minute gift idea as well, because it comes as an e-book.
Happy Shopping! Let us know of other ideas you may have for gift ideas for crafty people.