Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Craft Cutting Machines Edition


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If you’re wondering what to buy the special woman in your life for Mother’s Day, we’ve got you covered.

This is the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide for all the crafting moms out there.

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We’ve rounded up the best cutting machine deals and accessories, as well as a host of trinkets and cool finds that your mom will love in her craft room.

Let’s take it away…

Best Vinyl Cutting Machine Deals

Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine

Probably our favorite desktop craft cutter right now, the Cricut Explore Air 2 is one of the most popular and well reviewed vinyl cutting machines on the market.

If your mom hasn’t got it yet, chances are that she wants it.

>>> Read our Explore Air 2 Review

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Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle

If you want to really spoil your mum, this bundle is a cracking deal (and much cheaper than buying each component separately). Here’s what it includes:

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 machine
  • 5 pack of Cricut color candy shop pen set
  • Cricut spatula
  • Cricut Scraper
  • 25 9″ x 12″ vinyl sheets
  • 2 sheets of transfer paper
  • Project inspiration and technique book

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Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Heat Transfer Bundle

Another great Explore Air 2 bundle, that’s a must buy for people who want to experiment with heat transfer materials.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Cricut Explore Air 2 machine
  • 12″ x 12″ StandardGrip cutting mat
  • Cricut color candy shop 5 pack pen set
  • Tool kit (including spatula, scraper, scissors, sharp hook tool and needle point tweezers)
  • 8 9″ x 12″ vinyl sheets
  • 2 sheets of transfer paper
  • 4 pack of glitter heat transfer sheets
  • Project inspiration and technique books

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Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine

Not quite as cutting edge as the Explore Air 2 above, but still super popular (and a little cheaper!), the Cricut Explore Air is one of the best vinyl cutting machines for beginners.

>>> Read our Explore Air Review

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Silhouette Portrait

The Silhouette Portrait cutting machine is one of the most affordable computerized craft cutting machines and is super popular with beginner crafters. It’s compact and portable — perfect for traveling with.

>>> Read our Silhouette Portrait Review

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Silhouette Portrait Cutting Tool with Vinyl Starter Kit for Scrapbooking

This is a great Silhouette Portrait bundle deal that could be a great buy for those moms that love scrapbooking.

Here’s what the bundle includes:

  • Silhouette Portrait
  • Vinyl Starter kit
  • 4 sheets of vinyl
  • Transfer paper
  • Vinyl starter kit ideabook

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Silhouette Cameo 3

The Cameo 3 is the latest vinyl cutting machine from Silhouette and is a powerful rival to the Cricut Explore Air 2. It’s a great, reliable machine that’s able to tackle larger projects than the Explore Air 2.

>>> Read our Cameo 3 Review

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Silhouette Cameo 3 Bluetooth Bundle

A super popular Cameo 3 bundle now, that includes:

  • Silhouette Cameo 3 machine
  • 12″ x 12″ cutting mat
  • Vinyl trimmer
  • Hook tool
  • Spatula tool
  • 12 12″ x 12″ Oracal 651 permanent vinyl
  • Premium transfer tape
  • 24 sketch pens
  • 12″ x 12″ Pixscan mat
  • Vinyl Guide Book by Silhouette School
  • Online class
  • Ratchet adjustment tool
  • 1 free month to Silhouette Design Store

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Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine Bundle Vinyl Starter Bundle

Another great Cameo 3 bundle deal. Here’s what it includes:

  • Silhouette Cameo 3 machine
  • Cross cutter tool
  • Bluetooth adapter extraction tool
  • Blade adjuster
  • 12″ x 12″ cutting mat
  • Self adjusting cutting blade
  • 25 9″ x 12″ vinyl sheets
  • 3 9″ x 12″ transfer paper sheets
  • 12 exclusive Craft-e-Corner vinyl designs
  • Hook
  • Scraper
  • Spatula
  • Quick pick up tool
  • 12″ Pixscan cutting mat

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Silhouette Curio Crafting Machine with Large Base Bundle

The Silhouette Curio is a companion cutting machine to the Silhouette Cameo 3, that can cut much thicker materials, and has the capability for embossing, debossing, stippling and etching.

>>> Read our Silhouette Curio review

It’s not available to buy on its own right now, but there are a couple of great bundle deals available.

Here’s one:

  • Silhouette Curio machine
  • 8.5″ x 12″ base with 4 platforms
  • 8.5″ x 12″ cutting mat
  • 8.5″ x 12″ embossing mat
  • 8.5″ x 6″ base with 4 platforms
  • 8.5″ x 6″ cutting mat
  • 8.5″ x 6″ embossing mat
  • Vinyl starter kit
  • 4 sheets of 9″ x 24″ premium vinyl
  • 10′ transfer paper
  • Silhouette hook
  • Silhouette scraper
  • Exclusive download card
  • 24 sketch pens
  • Deep cut blade
  • Premium blade
  • Etching and stippling tool
  • Fine emboss tool
  • Wide emboss tool
  • Cutting blade
  • Pick me up pen
  • Scraper
  • Hook tool
  • Spatula tool
  • Ruler
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Curio starter guide

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Silhouette Curio Cutting Machine and Mint Stamp Making Bundle

Another interesting Silhouette Curio bundle here, which includes:

  • Silhouette Curio cutting machine
  • Silhouette Mint Stamp Making machine
  • 8.5″ x 6″ base with multiple platforms for Curio
  • 8.5″ x 6″ cutting mat
  • 8.5″ x 6″ embossing mat
  • Fine emboss tool
  • Wide emboss tool
  • One free month to Silhouette Design Store
  • 4 inks for Silhouette Mint
  • 2 stamp kits

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Cricut Cuttlebug Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

A beautiful mint-colored die cutter from Cricut here — the ever popular Cuttlebug!

Compact, portable and affordable: it’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

It comes with one A2 embossing folder, 2 metal dies, one A plate, two B plates, one rubber embossing mat.

>>> Read our Cricut Cuttlebug review

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Sizzix Big Shot Machine with Extended Multipurpose Platform

It’s the cult classic — the Sizzix Big Shot!

This little manual die cutter is very much like the Cricut Cuttlebug above. Compact, cheap and portable.

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KNK Zing Orbit

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The Zing Orbit is the latest craft cutter released from Klic-N-Kut and it’s a doozy: available in 15″ and 24″, WiFi connectivity, incredible cutting specs and 1,000 grams of cutting force.


This probably isn’t the best vinyl cutting machine for beginners, but Moms with some cutting experience will love this superior machine.

>>> Read everything you need to know about the KNK Zing Orbit

KNK Force

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The KNK Force is one of the most innovative computerized cutting machines on the planet right now.

It’s got two heads with a true Z axis, a whopping 8.8 lbs of cutting force, rotary tool option and a camera for superior print and cut functionality.

Serious craft cutting enthusiasts will love this machine.

Here’s a great video of a KNK Force in action:

Craft Cutting Accessories

First things first, check out our absolute monster list of every single Cricut Cartridge available right now.

And now — our pick for the best vinyl cutting accessories for Mother’s Day:

Cool Things for Mom’s Craft Room

Porcupine/Hedgehog Pencil Holder

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We found this in the Homemade section on Amazon and knew that we wanted it on our desk. Cute and quirky — just like mom!

Tytan Magnetic Space Putty Slime Stress Reliever

If you put a magnet close to this weird and wonderful space putty, you’ll be able to watch it shape shift as it gravitates towards you. Utterly mesmerizing and surprisingly therapeutic.

KOVOT “I’m Always Late” Wall Clock

If you’ve got a mother who’s always late to appointments because she’s holed up in her craft room, this cheeky clock is ideal.

Zero Fox Given Ceramic Coffee Mug

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This is another find from the Amazon homemade section that we think would look great on a coaster for a sassy mom.

Magma Sketchbook: Idea Generation

If your mom likes to scribble and sketch down their ideas before they start cutting, this beautifully minimalistic ‘idea generation’ notebook could be right up her alley.

Marshall Compact Fridge

If you really want to spoil your music loving mom, this Marshall speaker style fridge is pretty much perfect.

It’s 4 cubic feet and ideally suited to can storage. Plus, it looks amazing — with the genuine Marshall logos, authentic amp parts, fret cloth and brass finished faceplate. There are even dial controls!

Fred & Friends FLYING COLORS Rainbow Tape Dispenser

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Back to something a little more affordable — but still super cute — is this rainbow colored tape dispenser. Another great addition to the craft desk!

Mom Of The Year Clear Snap-On Case for iPhone

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If you wear your heart on your sleeve, and want your mom to wear your love on her phone, then take a look at this pretty iPhone case.

Mom Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book

Sometimes mom needs a little time out — and sometimes, even her Silhouette Cameo can’t help her. This stress-relieving, funny coloring book will be right up her alley in those times of need.

And that’s the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide for vinyl cutting machine deals!

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