A Christmas Gift Guide For Craft Cutters


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It’s that time of the year again — holidays are coming!

We’ve compiled this list of craft cutter Christmas gifts, full of products that we’d love to wake up to on December 25th.

Whether you’re wondering what to buy for a cutting nut, or looking for something for yourself this holiday season, we’ve got you sorted — from big ticket items to ultra affordable stocking fillers.

cricut christmas gifts

Thankfully, this time of year sees so many sales and discount periods that you’ll always be able to find something without breaking the bank.

If you’re really looking for value for money, check out our Bundle Deals section!

Let’s take it away…

Craft Cutter Christmas Gifts

craft cutter christmas gifts

If you really want to impress a crafter this Christmas, a cutting machine is definitely the way forward.

These are certainly the ‘big ticket’ items on our Christmas list, but you’ll probably be surprised at how cheap many of them are — there’s something for every budget.

Silhouette Cameo 3

The Cameo 3 has really been the stand-out star of 2016 since it was released in the Summer.

silhouette christmas gifts

>> Read our full review and rating of the Cameo 3

Here’s what we love about Silhouette’s latest desktop craft cutter:

  • Cuts 100+ materials
  • Easy to use with self-adjusting AutoBlade
  • Dual carriage for quicker cutting and writing/scoring
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Silhouette Studio software is great for advanced crafters and those who love to design

gifts for craft cutters

Cricut Explore Air 2

Released a little later in the year than the Cameo 3, the long-awaited Explore Air 2 delighted legions of Cricut fans. We think it’s a great machine for cutting beginners.

cricut explore air 2

>> Read our full review and rating of the Explore Air 2

Here’s what we love about the machine:

  • Cuts 100+ materials
  • Cuts and writes 2x as fast with Fast Mode
  • Embedded Bluetooth technology
  • Automatic settings for 80+ different materials
  • Design Space software is beginner friendly

gifts for craft cutters

Sizzix Big Shot

If you’re looking for a budget craft cutter, you can’t really go wrong with the cult classic Big Shot from Sizzix.

This crank-operated machine cuts and embosses and is great for small scale designs.

vinyl cutting for beginners

Here’s what we love about the Big Shot:

  • Low cost die cutter
  • Great for beginners and kids
  • Best for card and sticker making
  • Small and lightweight

gifts for craft cutters

USCutter MH 34in

If you’re buying for someone who prefers to design on a larger scale — perhaps they’re a sign maker — the USCutter MH 34in could be the vinyl cutting machine gift for you.

uscutter mh series

>> Read our full review and rating of the USCutter MH 34 in

Here’s what we love about the machine:

  • Cuts to a maximum of 31.5 inches wide x 8 foot long
  • Inexpensive considering its size
  • Great for vinyl cutting hobbyists
  • Easy to use
  • Spool function allows you to send multiple jobs to a queue to be sorted by color

gifts for craft cutters

Silhouette Curio

The Curio was designed to be a companion machine to the Cameo, so this could be a great gift for a craft cutter who likes to experiment with new materials and features.

Silhouette Curio review

>> Read our full review and rating of the Silhouette Curio

What we love about the machine:

  • Can cut materials of up to 2mm thick
  • The only Silhouette machine that comes with emboss, deboss, etch and stipple features
  • Dual carriage for cutting and writing/scoring in one step

gifts for craft cutters

Silhouette Portrait

Another great Silhouette Christmas gift, the Portrait is one of the most popular cheap craft cutting machines on the market right now.

silhouette die cutter

>> Read our full review and rating of the Portrait

Here’s what we love about the machine:

  • Great for cards and other small scale designs
  • Cuts a lot of materials
  • Small and lighteright
  • Easy to set up, install and start cutting
  • Inexpensive

gifts for craft cutters

Cricut Explore Air

The Explore Air is the predecessor to the Explore Air 2, but is still incredibly popular in the craft cutting community.

cricut cutting machines

>> Read our full review and rating of the Explore Air

Here’s what we loved about the machine:

  • Bluetooth technology for wireless cutting
  • Dual carriage for cutting and writing/scoring in 1 step
  • Automatic material settings via the Smart Set dial

gifts for craft cutters

Cricut Cuttlebug

Much like the Sizzix Big Shot, the Cuttlebug is not an electronic craft cutter like the others in this list — it’s a crank operated die cutter, which allows you to cut and emboss.

It is most well known in its lime green and cream color scheme, but we also love the sleek mint-colored one too.

cricut cuttlebug

Here’s what we love about the machine:

  • Inexpensive
  • Great for beginners and kids
  • It can both cut and emboss
  • Accepts all dies

gifts for craft cutters

P.S. If you’re wondering how to use the Cricut Cuttlebug, check out this video for an easy tutorial:

Best Cutting Machine Bundles

The best deals on vinyl cutting machines can usually always be found in the bundles.

Here’s a few of our top picks for this Christmas.

  • Silhouette Cameo 3 Vinyl Starter BundleCameo 3 machine, 25 sheets of adhesive backed vinyl, transfer paper, 12 exclusive Craft-e-Corner vinyl designs, hook, scraper, spatula, Quick Pick Up Tool, 12″ PixScan cutting mat
  • Silhouette Cameo 3 Bluetooth Starter BundleCameo 3 machine, 24 sheets of permanent Oracal 651 vinyl, 24 sketch pens, transfer paper, 12″ x 12″ cutting mat, vinyl trummer, ratchet adjustment tool, hook tool, vinyl guide and online class, 100 exclusive designs
  • Silhouette Cameo 3 Starter BundleCameo 3 machine, 12″ cutting mat, hook, scraper, spatula, Pick-me-Up tools, metallic sketch pens
  • Silhouette Cameo 3 and Curio Machine BundleCameo 3 machine, Curio machine, Cameo starter guide, Curio starter guide, 12″ x 12″ cutting mat, vinyl trimmer, ratchet adjustment blade,8.5″ x 6″ base with four platforms, 8.5″ x 6″ cutting mat, fine emboss tool, wide emboss tool, 100 exclusive designs
  • Cricut Explore Air Machine Bundle: Explore Air machine, 8 sheets of rainbow vinyl, transfer paper
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 + EVERYTHING Starter SetExplore Air 2 machine, tools basic set, cutting mat variety 3 pack, deep cut blade with housing, wildflower pen set, transfer tape, scoring stylus, German carbide replacement blade, window cling in black, multi pen set in black, printable sticker paper, printable vinyl, trimmer tool, washi sheets in designer, printable iron-on in dark, vinyl sampler in home, dry erase vinyl, poster board in metallic, faux leather pebbled patina, printable magnet sheets, window cling in red
  • Cricut Explore Air 2 + Cricut Cuttlebug Machine BundleCricut Explore Air 2 machine in mint, Cricut Cuttlebug machine in mint

Cricut Christmas Gifts

If you’re buying something specifically for a Cricut fan, first of all check out the amazing Cricut machine deals above and then take a look at these smaller, stocking filler present ideas below.

>> Visit the Cricut website for their 12 days of Christmas deals, plus an extra 10% off everything (excluding Cricut Access and Explore 2) + free standard shipping with the code 12DAYS

Silhouette Christmas Gifts

If you’ve got more of a Silhouette fan to please this holiday season, fear not — Amazon is full to the brink of Silhouette products to please any craft cutting aficionado.

Once you’ve considered the machine bundles above, try on these low-cost stocking fillers for size.


Thanks for reading our craft cutting Christmas gift guide! Hopefully you’ll know be wised up to exactly what you need to buy for the cutter in your life.

What are your favorite gifts for craft lovers?

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