While not as brand sparkling new as the Cameo 4, the Cricut Maker is still at the top of many crafters’ gift lists.
It’s the premier cutting machine on the market thanks to its versatility, cutting accuracy and huge sewing pattern library. In fact, many sewists actually tell us that it’s their favorite product on the market right now — even more so than their best sewing machine!
It’s not cheap, but it is high quality. We love it.
Sticking with Cricut for a little while, another hot ticket item is the Cricut EasyPress 2 — a revolutionary iron meets heat press machine that promises professional results when using heat transfer vinyl.
It’s also a vital part of the brilliant Infusible Ink system — a heat transfer system by sublimation — that’s steadily grown in popularity since its release earlier this year.
The EasyPress 2 is a huge improvement on the original EasyPress, heating up faster than before and offering more accurate results. It’s also super safe thanks to its intuitive design.
Stepping away from the world of craft cutting momentarily, we’ve decided to include a 3D printer on our Christmas gift list this year.
The Dremel Digilab 3D20 is not only one of the best 3D printers on the market, but it’s one of the best suited to beginners thanks to its pre-assembly and the ability to make models straight out of the box.
This could be a great addition to your crafting journey.
Speaking of 3D printing, if you’re interested in the hobby but aren’t yet ready to commit hundreds of dollars to buying a printer, you can test it out instead by buying a comparatively low-cost 3D pen instead.
It’s, of course, much smaller and has few capabilities than a regular printer, but is cheaper, safer and arguably much more easy to use. Newbies and even kids are likely to get a lot out of this bad boy.
We know that the various components of Cricut’s Infusible Ink system are likely to be on many crafters’ Christmas gift lists this year — including ours!
Take a look at the wide range of patterned transfer sheets currently available right now. There’s currently 27 patterns and colors on Amazon right now.
And the good thing is, once you’ve got your Cricut cutter and the EasyPress, these components (as well as the marker pens, blanks and transfer tape) are all available at a very good price — perfect for stocking fillers!
We normally stick religiously to the premium vinyl companies like Oracal and Siser Easyweed, but there’s something about this holographic opal craft vinyl that we just know we want on our Christmas list.
It comes in 7 different sheets of 12″ by 12″ and is water resistant, and apparently even durable outdoors.
I’ve been a professional in the world of vinyl cutting for over 10 years now and specialize in educating others on how to use commercial vinyl plotters. If you’ve got a question on any machine with a servo motor, make sure you come straight to me! I’ve also been running a successful side hustle for the past few years selling my heat transfer designs on Etsy. Crafting and cutting are pretty much my world but I’m also obsessed with Harry Potter and my cat, Hagrid.