A Present With A Personal Touch
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the crafter in your life, then read on for some fab ideas.
Choosing a present for someone special can be tricky enough, but when they’re someone who likes to hand-make clothes or items for the home, buying something from the high street can feel a little pointless. So why not tap into their interests and get them something that will help them to progress with their projects and build their skills? There are many gifts that you can wow the crafter in your life with – from a class in a discipline they’ve always wanted to master to a gorgeous personalised piece of kit. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Personalised sewing box
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a keen sewist, then why not treat them to a personalised sewing box? Any budding dressmaker will tell you that it’s hard to keep track of all the little bits and pieces that you need to complete a project, and they end up scattered all around the home! With a sewing box, they’ve be able to keep their needles, threads, pins, bobbins and buttons all in one place – and the fact that it has their name engraved on it is a really thoughtful, personal touch.
If your loved one is always looking for inspiration, then a magazine subscription is a really good idea, as every month they’ll be able to take their pick from a fresh selection of projects. There are so many different magazines out there, specialising in everything from paper craft to quilting. So whatever craft they love, you’ll be sure to find the perfect publication. Mollie Makes is a magazine that has a little bit of everything, and is available in both a print and digital subscription.
Does the person you are buying a present for struggle to keep on top of all their projects? Then a craft journal could be the ideal gift for them. They will be able to jot down what they need for a project, collect images and swatches that inspire them, and take notes of things like measurements – all in one place! Crafters who journal often say that they’re much more likely to complete a project, and that looking back through a journal can be really uplifting and show them just how much they have achieved.
If they are struggling to pick up a skill on their own, then why not sign them up to a craft class in their area? Learning alongside people who share their interest under the eye of an experienced tutor makes it much easier to pick up a skill, and it’s a great way to make friends too. If you’re in two minds about committing to a course because you’re not sure of your loved one’s availability, purchase a gift voucher than they can then redeem themselves.
Ready, set, make!
So, there you have it – four great gift ideas for the creative home-maker in your life! No matter their age or skill level, all these gifts will be sure to bring a smile to their faces. They’ll be so impressed that you put so much thought and effort into choosing a present that was perfect for them – and we’re sure that you’ll benefit from it too when you receive some beautiful homemade gifts in the future!