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Who else is excited for Christmas this year?!
Whether you’re compiling a wish list for yourself or buying for a loved one, there’s no doubt that there are a huge number of amazing gifts for crafters available right now.
We’ve compiled our favorites for this ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for crafters — let us know in the comments what you’ll be adding to your gift list this year!
We’ve separated our picks into 3 categories: big ticket items for when you want to spend a lot, mid-range products under $100 and stocking fillers for smaller crafty presents.
Let’s get straight into it…
- 1 Big Ticket Gifts
- 2 Mid-Range Presents
- 3 Stocking Fillers
Big Ticket Gifts
The Cameo 4 is the big machine release of 2019 and we know that it’ll be top of the wish list for many crafters this year.
It’s been long awaited for a number of years now and we can confirm that it’s everything it’s been hyped up to be — a huge improvement on its predecessor, the Cameo 3, and a worthy alternative to the popular Cricut Maker.
It’s currently available in three colors: white, black and blush pink.
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.
This starter kit comes with the machine, an extended platform, 1 Thinlits die set, 1 Bigz die, 1 embossing folder and 12 pieces of 6″ x 6″ cardstock.
Not to mention, it’s significantly cheaper than the electronic cutting machine above!
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.
One of the most underrated Cricut tools on the market is the humble BrightPad.
This machine is essentially the only thing you need for weeding vinyl after it’s been cut. It light up behind your cuts and illuminates exactly where you need to use your weeding tool.
We wouldn’t call it an essential exactly, but it’ll definitely go down well with the person in your life who loves vinyl cutting.
There are simply hundreds of sewing machines on the market — so many, in fact, that it can be hard to pin down what might be the right one for you.
We decided to choose one that we thought would be the best for crafters who need to do a little bit of sewing in conjunction with their craft cutting — if you’re using the Cricut Maker, for instance, and want to make the most of its incredible sewing pattern library.
The Brother XM2701 is just such a machine — it’s easy to use so perfect for beginners but has plenty of capabilities so will grow with you as you increase your experience. Plus, it’s lightweight with a small footprint so is super easy to store.
We had the Cricut EasyPress 2 up in our big ticket gift section earlier, but here’s an option if you’re looking for something smaller and less expensive.
The EasyPress Mini was released by Cricut this Summer and is exactly what it says on the box — a mini version of the EasyPress.
It’s plate measures just a tiny 3.5″ x 2″ and is ideal for smaller projects. It can work with Infusible Ink as well as your normal HTV projects.
Plus, it’s super cute 😍
Speaking of the EasyPress, a little tote bag to carry it around may well be worth including on your Christmas list — especially if you like to do crafting on the move or while you’re traveling.
Bear in mind that this tote is available in three sizes:
- 6″ x 7″
- 9″ x 9″
- 12″ x 10″
So it can fit whichever version of the EasyPress 2 you’ve got! The original EasyPress will require the 9″ x 9″ version.
This one is for all you scrapbookers out there — the Silhouette Mint is an awesome printer that can turn any text, photo, image or design into a stamp.
We’re yet to have a play around with it but have heard plenty of good things about it from fellow crafters.
Plus, it’s available for an excellent price…
Yet more accessories that deserve a place on your Christmas wish list are the brand new QuickSwap tools that have been designed to fit with the Cricut Maker.
There are currently four tools available:
- Wavy Blade
These are available as tips or with the additional housing so they can fit into the unique dual carriage. You only need one housing for use with all of the QuickSwap tools.
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’re always on the look out for interesting vinyl and cardstock patterns, and we think we’ve hit the big time with these incredible alcohol ink printed HTV sheets.
Sublime in their colors and designs, these sheets are compatible with all of the most popular vinyl cutters on the market so you’ll be able to get started regardless of what machine you’re using.
Speaking of cool patterns, we love this 12″ x 12″ marble cardstock from Colorbok.
This pad is really cheap and has a massive 15 different designs included. It’s also multi-colored so there’s plenty of different sheets to choose from depending on your preference and project vision.
We know that we’re not the only crafters that get excited by cardstock…
Another cracking stocking filler for any Cricut user is this beautiful mint-colored tools set.
The set includes the following:
It’s a relatively low cost set but is sure to prove absolutely essential for the Cricut lover in your life!
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.
What can we say — it’s worth a try, right?!
What’s on your Christmas gift list this year?