Month: November 2016

Crafty Stocking Stuffers and Gifts For Artists and Crafters

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I’m a big fan of giving gifts that are useful and won’t just sit untouched on a shelf for years. However, finding items that the receiver can make use of isn’t always easy. It’s a bit less daunting if you know what their hobbies and interests are, but if you aren’t into it yourself, you may have no clue what supplies or tools they’d love to receive. So for those of you who have a creative person in your life and need ideas for gifts or crafty stocking stuffers this holiday season, I’ve put together a gift idea guide of useful supplies for a wide range of crafters and artists.

General Crafting Supplies

Strathmore Newsprint Paper Pad

This is a handy multi-purpose supply. It can be used for sketching and drawing, but is also a useful work surface for any crafter. At 18 by 24 inches, it covers a nice large area, keeping the crafting surface clean and protected from paints, markers, stamping ink, glitter, etc.

Heidi Swapp Silicone Craft Mat

Suitable for many different crafts, silicone mats are durable and super easy to clean.

Mod Podge Starter Pack

Mod Podge is so versatile and this pack includes 5 different kinds in sample sizes to try out. This is one of those crafty stocking stuffers that works for anyone creative.

Fiskars Desktop Scissors Sharpener

If you know anyone that uses scissors a lot, whether they work with fabrics, scrapbooking, card-making, this is such a handy tool to have.


Painting Supplies


Liquitex BASICS Acrylic Paint-It! Kit

Know anyone that enjoys painting parties, but doesn’t own paint supplies of their own? I highly recommend these. They’re great student quality paints and this set in particular comes with everything a person would need to begin painting at home.

Golden A-Z Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Starter Set

This is a great gift for someone who may already have student quality paints and would like to upgrade. The set provides a nice introduction to a range of professional artist quality products.

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolors

This pocket box set of watercolors is a really nice student quality set of 12 colors of paint, a water brush, and the palette. It’s also a great size for anyone who travels with their art supplies.

Drawing Supplies


Faber Castell Drawing Pencils

Drawing pencils are not only a practical gift for any artist, but also perfect for pretty much any age. For children, it’s a great, inexpensive way to get them into art. This one is a pack of 12 in a variety of sizes in a nice tin case.

Strathmore ‘Series 400’ Sketch Pads 

These are useful for drawing practice and also sketching out painting compositions. Works well with graphite, colored pencils, and charcoal.


Knitting and Crochet Supplies

Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons

Knitters and crocheters can never have enough yarn. These packs contain 8 mini skeins of yarn, enough for small projects and appliques.

Lion Brand Speed Stix Knitting Needles

Cozy, chunky knits have been gaining more and more popularity. Speed Stix are a nice alternative to the arm knitting trend. These are easy to use and knit up projects so quickly!

Crochet Hook Set

This is a fantastic gift set for crocheters, both new and seasoned. It comes with 9 different comfort-grip crochet hooks and plenty of accessories, all in a cute storage/travel case. Compared to aluminum and hard plastic crochet hooks, the ergonomic comfort-grip handles help prevent hand pain.

I hope you’ve found this helpful. If you have any other ideas for crafty stocking stuffers and gifts for crafters and artists, be sure to leave a comment!


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