The holidays are coming up and it’s almost time to get all our gifts in order! You may already have a list of things you need to make for everyone, but what about the makers? Whether it’s for yourself or another maker friend, it can be really hard to decide what to buy for something who can “make that herself”. Believe me, I say that to just about everything! Today I want to share with you some of my top picks for the 2019 Gift Guide for Makers, and share some of my best finds of the year. I did a similar post last year, but this is all new products so you have lots to choose from.
Last year, I focused on all my favorite essentials. Hooks, needles, notions and resources that I think are perfect for anyone looking to get started with knitting and crochet, or someone who could use an upgrade to the tools they already have. That post is linked above if you want to check out my recommendations. They’re all perfectly great gifts, but this year, I thought we’d look at the non-essentials!
The beautiful bits and bobs that makers may not get for themselves (even if they want to). Things that are a splurge but just the perfect thing for your maker friends, entrepreneurs, and even things to add to your own wishlist! Feel free to share this list with your family to give them a hint 😉
2019 Gift Guide for Makers
First up is the Addi Express knitting machine. I bought one of these for myself a few months ago and it’s amazing! I initially bought it to help me make more items for craft fairs and make them faster than I would be able to knit them traditionally. However, I’ve been using it for a lot more than that too. The kingsize machine is perfect for making beanies, ear warmers, and even blankets in no time at all, but it’s also versatile enough to make more things with. It takes a little practice and experimenting, but this machine is the perfect gift for someone that finds traditional knitting hard on their hands or needs the speed and ease of the machine to boost the number of items they can make for sale or donations.