I don’t know about you, but some people in my family seem to think I’m hard to buy for. Maybe they don’t know where my LYS (Local Yarn Store) is? I’ve heard rumours they think I have enough yarn, maybe they don’t want to feed the habit? I’m not sure exactly what the problem is, but in case your family is like mine, here are a few gift ideas for knitters.
And let me know what’s on your list in the comments below! I could use a few new ideas 😉
$1 – $25:
$26 – $100:
1. Gift card to your LYS (Local Yarn Shop) – I know, it’s the obvious one. But it’s also a great option. They come in every price point, and I can guarantee your knitter will be pleased.
2. A set of Lykke needles – Lykke means “Happiness” in Norwegian, and that couldn’t be more true. These are some of the most beautiful (and often hard-to-come-by) needles around. They’re made from birch driftwood, and come in a wide variety of styles including DPNs, interchangeables, and even crochet hooks! (Don’t worry, your knitter knows what all that means.) I personally have my eye on the small DPN set, since I’ve already got a super awesome interchangeable set (another good gift option!)
3. Pretty scissors – I know I’m not the only knitter who loves pretty things. There are many options for “Vintage Style” scissors these days – you can find them everywhere from Amazon to Knitpicks.com.
4. Memberships – there are many cool memberships out there for “Yarnpreneurs.” If your knitter is working on turning her hobby into her career (or if she’s already in the process), a membership into one of these clubs might be extremely valuable (and you’ll get all the brownie points). Babs from Yarn Academy describes it this way: “Yarn Academy gives you tools to showcase your amazing skills for your clients. Allowing you to focus on the content while WE take care of the boring techie stuff. Just imagine being free to get on with the fun of sharing your creative skills and, more importantly, epically growing your business.”
A few options I personally love are:
- Yarn Academy by Babs Rudlin of Fiery Phoenix
- Swatch Studio by Francoise Danoy of Aroha Knits
- FiberBoss College by Chelsea Fitch of KnitFitch Designs
- Yarnpreneur Society by Jess Mason of Screen to Stitch
Monthly fees for these groups is between to
6. A winding station kit – This makes life easier on your knitter … especially if she is the type to buy expensive hanks of yarn that require winding into a ball before she can knit with them. If you have ever spent an evening with yarn wrapped around your hands while your knitter winds it carefully into a ball, you know you need one of these.
7. Magazine Subscription – my mom is a great one for giving magazine subscriptions. It’s great because you can find one for almost any niche you can think of, and the recipient gets a gift all year long! I’m subscribed to PLY magazine (thanks mom!!!) because I’m also interested in spinning, but your knitter might prefer something like pom pom or Amirisu on the fancy (and pricey!) end of things, or magazines like Knit Simple or Vogue Knitting at the more affordable end of the spectrum to
8. Yarn advent calendar – you’d better jump on this quickly to make sure it comes in time, but how happy will your knitter be when they get to open a tiny door of happiness every day leading up to Christmas? (hint: very happy). See, for example, here or here
9. Yarn Sampler Pack – if you’re brave enough to add to their stash, a sampler pack is a lovely indulgence for your knitter. A selection of colours that are curated to go together, the possibilities are endless for your knitter. Knitpicks.com has a great selection in every price range.
10. A great mug – many knitters get through life with coffee or tea by their side. Get them a great cup (hey, go all out and add some tea or cocoa packages in with it), and they’ll think of you all year long. Etsy is again your friend on your search to find something just right for your knitter.
So there are 10 great gift ideas for the knitter in your life. Did I miss one? I probably missed several 😉 Let me know in the comments what you’re hoping to get this Christmas!