Gifts for Makers – By Makers, Amazon Buys, and Self-Care

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Gifts for makers

Gifts for makers – I have compiled a list of things makers would love to get as gifts. First, I have a few gifts for makers made by other makers. A few people I have been following on Instagram for a while have great products! Second, I have a few gift options available through Amazon (most of them have Prime 2-day shipping available). These are great quick buys if you are running low on time! Lastly, I have a few self-care gift ideas for fellow Mama Makers!

Gifts for Makers by Makers

Hand-Carved Crochet Hooks by Miramar Woods

Kristina of Miramar Woods makes beautiful hand-carved wooden crochet hooks from reclaimed fallen eucalyptus branches from sizes 4 mm and up. She has limited quantities available for Christmas pre-order but she usually has 20 spots available per month! These are gorgeous and make for environmentally friendly gifts for makers in your life! Check out her Etsy shop here.

Gifts for makers - hand carved wooden crochet hooks.

Project Bags by Sour Bags and Totes

Kasey from Sour Bags and Totes has an amazing selection with super trendy bags that are big enough to hold a couple of wips and all of your essentials!

This is a one of a kind crossbody fold over zipper bag, made from upcycled cotton fabric and other reused materials. It features pockets on the inside, an adjustable cotton webbing strap in navy blue and a zipper top that folds over. 

Size: 14.5″ x 14″ ( folded) —> Unfolded: 14.5″ x 19.5″ 
STRAP LENGTH FULLY EXTENDED: 53.75″
STRAP LENGTH AT ITS SHORTEST: 32″

 Get this bag here and support this amazing maker!

Shirts with Crafty Sayings by Little Birdie Design Studio

I love these shirts with crafty sayings by Tori from Little Birdie Design Studio! She is a fellow Ohio gal who has a great selection of cute maker-wear! 

Calling all Yarn Lovers… stay comfy while working on your next project in this slinky jersey tee. Featured in Ash Heather or White. This tee is a slightly looser fit in a soft and slightly sheer fabric, creating a vintage-inspired style.

I mean come on, we all need a shirt to wear while we knitflix/crochetflix. Get this shirt here and support this awesome maker.

Gifts for makers - T-Shirts with Crafty Sayings by Little Birdie Design Studio

Stitch Markers by Mark my Stitches

My friend Hulya over at Mark My Stitches has these amazing designer stitch markers that make for a perfect gift!

Here is her Bead Hugging Snag Free Stitch Marker Collection: Colorful Parrot

Treat yourself or a knitting friend with these adorable and versatile markers. This delightful range will make your knitting more joyful and unique. Handcrafted from a choice of glass pearl or glass crystal beads and lightweight anodized aluminum wire. This beautiful set comes with 8 markers and a gorgeous matching enamel and colorful parrot charm progress keeper.

Available in two sizes:
– Up to 5mm needle
– Up to 8mm needle.

Comes with a handy storage tin to pop into your project bag

You can get these adorable stitch markers here

Cute and Comfy Graphic Tees by Sew Chicky by Sai

My friend Saiqa of Sew Chicky by Sai has these super cute and comfy tees with great sayings on them. How cute is her tag-line: “At Sew Chicky by Sai we say it with tee-tastic tees!”?  

This line of funny, motivational graphic t-shirts are great for the people on your list who have it all, the comedians, or those who are just plain tricky to shop for. They come in a variety of customizable colors and sizes. These are soft unisex jersey shirts. They have a boyfriend/looser fit. 

Have a phrase in mind but don’t see it listed? Send her a message, she will happily offer customization services. 

She’s also offering all of you 15% off with the coupon code noorsknits and all items are currently standard free shipping!

Here are two of my faves which I recently bought! Click here to shop her collection!

Gifts for Makers – Quick Buys on Amazon

Here are a few smaller items that I think are an investment and would be appreciated by any maker! They are available through Amazon and most of them with Prime 2-day shipping! Click on the pictures to buy!

This Vintage Embroidery Scissor is super sharp and looks amazing.

The most sturdy retractable tape measure I have bought to date – Singer Pro Series Retractable Tape Measure!

A couple of great books I would recommend are The Ultimate Knitting Book by Vogue and The Tunisian Crochet Workshop by Michelle Robinson.

The Ultimate Knitting Book by Vogue is pretty much like an encyclopedia of knitting and how to design knitwear. It includes so much valuable information whether you’re starting off or an advanced knitter!

The Tunisian Crochet Workshop by Michelle Robinson is a great starter book for learning Tunisian Crochet and includes some fun projects. More than that, it is so colorful and fun. Honestly, this book just makes me happy every time I look at it.

Blocking Mats by Humble Crafter – I bought these blocking mats a while ago and I thought it was a great set because it came with 1 retractable measuring tape and 1 box of T-pins.

Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers – These blocking pins are sturdy are amazing

Clover Amour Hooks – I’ve heard a lot about these hooks. They have a soft grip so they are ergonomic and will allow you to crochet for long periods of time.

Knit Picks Yarn Ball Winder – I have heard really great things about this yarn ball winder!

Gifts for Makers – Specifically for Mama Makers

One of the best gifts for makers, especially mama makers, is the gift of TIME. If you know a fellow mama maker who lives close by – spend some time with her kids while she works. Treat her to a day off by gifting her a spa session or manicure and pedicure. If you’re not able to do that, you can gift her some self-care items. I think this is something I have been forgetting to do lately and sometimes simple gifts can act as a reminder. Here are a few of my favorites:

Gifts for Makers - Self-care gifts for mama makers

My favorite hand lotion – Glysomed Hand Lotion – I apply it right before sleeping and it does wonders. I wake up with super soft hands! You can find it on Amazon by clicking the link below.

Alternatively, I love any Bath and Body Works Body Butter

My favorite mask – Mask of Magnanimity from Lush Cosmetics. Yes, the same one that turns me into “Oscalagrouch” as Bubs says =). This mask always makes me feel so refreshed like I have had a long nap and am ready to take on the world!

Lastly, we all need more yarn in our lives, amirite? You can grab a gift card from JoAnnMichaels, or an LYS! 

If you would like to spoil your friend, check out this blog post about the Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks and Knitting Needles Sets

Maker Gifts – Part 1 -Interchangeable Needle and Hook Sets

Maker gifts – Tis the season for giving! If you are looking for a complete set of crochet hooks or knitting needles for yourself or a friend, you are in the right place. Read on to find out why you should invest in the Denise Interchangeable Sets!

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Maker Gifts - Denise Interchangeable Needles and Hooks Sets

I recently invested in two very valuable toolsets. I bought the Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks set and the Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles set. Although bamboo hooks and needles are my absolute favorite, this is a nice alternative set. Once I started designing I knew I needed a complete set. These sets were the most affordable, practical, and durable! I purchased each set for around $50.00 which means that I got 2 sets for around $100.00. Considering that bamboo equivalents are a $100.00+ per set, these Denise sets offer great value for the price! 

Maker Gifts – The Ultimate Gift for Crocheters

The crochet hook set includes:

  • 12 pastel hooks, one each in sizes f5/3.75mm to 19/15mm
  • 7 pink cords: 2 each 3 and 5″ (8 and 13cm) 1 each 9″, 12″ and 16″ (23, 30, 41 cm)
  • Four end buttons to turn any cord into a Tunisian/Afghan hook or stitch holder
  • Two extenders for cord-to-cord connections
  • Hard-shelled 8-1/4x7x1 inch case that holds everything perfectly in place
Maker Gifts - Denise Interchangeable Hooks Sets

Maker Gifts – The Ultimate Gift for Knitters

The knitting needle set includes:

  • Ten knitting needle sizes, US5/3.75mm to 15/10mm
  • Six cords: 5, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19 in. (13, 23, 30, 36, 41 and 48 cm)
  • Four end buttons to turn any cord into a stitch holder or to use as an end cap for a straight, flexible needle.
  • Two extenders for cord-to-cord connections
  • Hard-shelled case that holds everything perfectly in place
  • Case dimensions (closed): 7 x 8 ½ x 1 (18 x 21 x 2.5cm)
  • Needles are 4(10cm) long for US5-10 ½ and 4.5(11cm) for US11-15
Maker Gifts - Denise Interchangeable Needles Sets

Why These Sets Offer Great Value for the Price

What I like most about these sets are the organized and neat snap-in-place cases that the pieces come in. There is no chance of losing any of the pieces. Also, the cords don’t get bent out of shape over time because they are made with a thick and durable material. Whether you are working with the hooks or the needles, they are very smooth and do not snag on any type of yarn!

The crochet hooks can be used for regular crochet by adding the shortest cord and a stopper to mimic a normal crochet hook. They can also be used as Afghan or Tunisian crochet hooks by joining more cords for length. The knitting needles can be used as straight needles in the same way by adding shorter cords with stoppers or by connecting a pair of needles to both ends of a cord for knitting in the round.

There are lots of options for cord lengths. Also, the cords, extenders, and caps/stoppers in both sets are interchangeable. There are also multiple color options available. Also, the case is the size of a book and can easily fit in your wip bag.

The best part is the locking system!

The best part is the twist-and-lock system! You just align the hole at the end of the hook or needle with the hole at the end of the cord by twisting. Voila, that’s it!

I have proof that this is a great locking system. The cords never came undone when I was knitting my first holiday knit sweater (designed by Ashleigh Kiser of Sewrella). This sweater was made with the new Color Made Easy yarn by Lion Brand which is a size 5 bulky weight yarn! Once I attached the body and sleeves, I was afraid the cords would come undone because it was such a heavy sweater! I was relieved when I was completing the yoke and nothing happened! 

Maker Gifts - Denise Interchangeable Needles and Hooks Sets

If you’re looking for a valuable and complete set of crochet hooks/knitting needles for yourself or a maker friend, this is it!

Note: You’ll be contributing $5.00 towards Breast Cancer research with each purchase of these pastel theme sets.

Get the Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks set on Amazon by clicking on the picture below:

You can also purchase them in grey or brights.

Get the Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles set on Amazon by clicking on the picture below (these ones are exactly like the pastel ones shown above except these are the knitting needles):

You can also purchase these in the grey or brights set.

If you’re looking for other smaller maker gifts or if you want to support some great makers this holiday season, head on over here.