Gift Ideas for Yarn Lovers

on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:20:00 AM

The holidays are upon us once again, and with the holidays comes gift of shopping. For the yarn-loving knitter or crochet fanatic on your list, the most obvious choice might be to head to the yarn shop and purchase a gift card. There are certainly more creative options available! Today we’re going to explore some of the fabulous gifts available for the yarn-ivores on your holiday shopping list. 

Set Them Up For Success

While you may not know just what sizes of knitting or crochet needles your yarn lover already has, you can still buy them some much needed and appreciated tools.

  • A variety of yarn. Set your loved one up for knitting fun by choosing an array of colors in a high-quality yarn or variety of yarn types. If your knitter usually stays away from pricier yarns like organic alpaca wool, take the pain out of the purchase by doing it for them!
  • Homemade stitch markers. Most are made of metal wire, often decorated with beads. Some crafters will even personalize them, so your friend’s stitch markers can’t disappear at knitting club meetings.
  • Handmade knitting and crochet hooks. These are often made of wood, and are quite lovely, almost like works of art rather than a simple ancient tool. Even if all your yarn-loving mother does is display her handmade needles on a shelf, she’ll still enjoy receiving such a unique and special gift.
  • Handmade (possibly personalized) yarn bowl. These pottery creations hold the skein or ball of yarn and feed it out through a hole in the side. They often look like very large tea cups or coffee mugs, with a handle on the side for easy carrying. They come with many lovely designs and decorations, too.

Complement their Craft

Everyone loves to receive useful items, especially when they are related to a creative hobby such as knitting or crochet. Yarn lovers are no different!

  • Healing hand lotion. Keep your knitter’s hands supple and soft for working with their needles and yarn by giving them the gift of a luxurious hand lotion or cream.
  • Manicure. Another nice, useful gift is a manicure gift certificate to her favorite salon. That way she can keep her nails neat, tidy and pretty, too.
  • Storage. Everyone who works with crafts of any kind has a need for storing their supplies. Yarn lovers can use baskets, pretty boxes, and plastic totes for safe-keeping their yarn and other supplies.
  • Totes. Don’t forget that crafters often like to take their work with them. Some lovely totes in various sizes are just the thing for filling that need.

Celebrate Their Passion

For the yarn lover that seems to have everything she could possibly ever need or want, you may have to get a little more creative.

  • Jewelry. Find themed necklaces, brooches, earrings, and other jewelry items for your knitter or crochet enthusiast. Many are handmade and one of a kind, while others can be purchased from yarn and craft supply shops.
  • Clothing. Find hobby-related fashion like sweatshirts, sweaters, tees, and more with designs and sayings to lift any yarn lover’s heart and smile.

Gifts for yarn lovers abound, but they may take some time and hunting to find. Check with your local craft and yarn shops, online at sites like Etsy and CafePress, and even good ole Amazon. You needn’t be stuck bewildered and wondering when it comes time to shop for the yarn lover on your list this holiday season.

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