Have a knitter in your life? Surprise them with something for their favourite hobby. Here are some holiday gift ideas for the fibre enthusiast on your Christmas list.
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A Stitch Dictionary
You really can't have too many stitch dictionaries as a knitter. Each one is unique and offers an array of new ideas for knitting projects. Double-check your knitters' library to ensure you get them something new for their collection.
My personal favourite is The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Bernard.
But there are lots of options out there, such as...
Knit Stitch Dictionary: 250 Essential Stitches by Debbie Tomkies.
750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible by Pavillion Books.
Or coming soon, Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Stitch Dictionary by Vogue Knitting Magazine.
A pattern book from their favourite fandom!
These days, a lot of designers are turning to their favourite books and movies for design inspiration. If your knitter loves it, chances are there is a project book out there for them! Here are a couple of examples, but you can easily search Amazon or Google for [movie name] + knitting to find the perfect book.
Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book by Tanis Gray (Coming January 5, 2021)
A cheeky mug
You can never have too many mugs, and since most knitters like a cup of tea or coffee while they stitch, why not get them a new knitting themed mug. Here are a couple of cheeky options.
A subtle bit of knit humour...
Or, if you've ever been given that look... (I need this one for sure!)
Or for the more vulgar crafter...
And how cute is this romantic couple mug set?!
Again, a quick Amazon, Etsy, or even Google search should provide some results to match your stitcher's mug personality.
A punny project bag
If mugs aren't their cup of tea, you can't go wrong with a project bag. . I particularly enjoy the punny bags by Pine and Purl, such as this aptly themed bag for 2020. You can contact them directly to order or visit one of their local stockists to purchase.
There are many project bag makers out there, and your local yarn shop may carry some (see below). Or you can search for a knitting project bag on Etsy or Instagram to find a project bag maker local to you!
A project kit
You can pick up everything your favourite knitter or crocheter needs to DIY their very own winter accessories - including the yarn, needles and pattern - in an all-in-one project kit like this hat or scarf from Wool & the Gang (via Chapters-Indigo). This is especially a great gift for someone new to knitting or someone wanting to learn for the first time as the projects are simple and easy to follow.
A yarn subscription box
There are subscription boxes for everything and anything these days. Yarn and fibre arts are no exception. Depending on your budget (and how much you love the person you're shopping for), a subscription box can be a one time purchase or the gift that keeps on giving all year long.
Here are some great options:
There are options for knitters, crocheters, socks and larger projects. The first two on my list above are Canadian, whereas the third is US-based but ships worldwide.
A Gift Certificate
Head on over to your local yarn shop (chances are your knitter has their favourite) and pick up a gift certificate. That way, your gift not only helps support a small business in your community, but it allows the receiver to pick out something for themselves with little to no stress for you.
If you're not sure, a simple Google search should help you. Search your city name and local yarn shop, and you should find something.
Here are a couple of my favourite local yarn shops in my area:
Village Laine Yarn Cafe - Ajax, Ontario
Needles in the Hay - Peterborough, Ontario
Rosehaven Yarn Shop - Picton, Ontario
The Knitting Loft - Toronto, Ontario
Soper Creek Yarn - Orono, Ontario
Artisanthropy - Whitby, Ontario
Whatever you choose, your knitter will be grateful that you thought of their favourite hobby this holiday season.
Now I am off to send a link to this post to anyone who may wish to buy me a gift this holiday season (I am not gonna lie, I want the Star Wars book and all the mugs)! Knitters - let me know if you're adding any of these items to your list this holiday season or if there are any great gift ideas I missed.
Until next time, happy knitting.