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Craft Kits: Great Gift Ideas for the Creatives on your Christmas List

Can you even believe it’s time to seriously start Christmas shopping?! I mean, Black Friday is in one week for pete’s sake!

I used to be one of those who would have the majority of their Christmas shopping done by now…sadly it seems I’ve fallen off of that wagon and have now joined the ranks of the “yikes…what should I get (fill in the blank) for Christmas?”

I do like the idea of ‘experiences’ for Christmas gifts.  This year my sister-in-law and her family are taking an incredible trip to Antarctica for Christmas! But, if you are looking for ‘experiences’ on a smaller budget, there are so many great kits that offer the experience of knitting, or the experience of growing a bonsai tree, or the experience of making jewelry.

To that end, I’ve gathered a variety of craft kits that might appeal to that creative person on your list who has everything, but…still would like to learn to embroider.

AND…some of my blogging friends have joined me with their lists of gift ideas, so make sure you pop over to their sites to see their suggestions.

Some of these are affiliate links and I will earn a small commission off of the sale of these products, but the price you are charged is not affected. You can see my full disclosure policy here.

These Craft Kits Would Make Great Gifts for the Creatives on Your List:

  • I actually really love the concept of this art which is to make something beautiful out of something broken.  Don’t you just love that whole sentiment? Specifically, Kintsugi is the art of putting broken pieces of pottery or china back together with gold, silver or platinum powder. You can check out some beautiful pieces of Kintsugi here.

If you or someone you know might enjoy this art, this kit sounds like it’d be the perfect place to start.

Kintsugi Repair Kit



  • This is one of several craft kits I’ve been tempted to gift myself for several years! I’d like to stamp vegetable row markers and small spoons for when I gift jars of jam. We’ll see…this may be the year.

Metal Stamping Kit



  • With any luck, you might be gifted with a new pair of mittens!

Wool Mittens Kit



  • For someone who needs a little Zen in their world, a bonsai kit may be just what the doctor ordered. Historically, those who practiced Bonsai are seeking a balance in their life.



Bonsai Kit


  • Seems like embroidery was a lost art for many years but is slowly making a comeback. I learned at the knee of my Grandma and still enjoy picking up thread and needle from time to time. A kit to learn this simple but lovely art form would be a great gift for many different ages.

Embroidery Kit



  • What a lovely and useful art Calligraphy is! I really need to make the time to master this skill.

Beginner Brush Calligraphy Kit 


  • Automata is not a term I was familiar, but I can so see the ‘gear’ minded members of my family thinking that this would be a fun kit.

Automata Kit


  • These bracelets are truly wearable art pieces and would be fun and challenging to create.

Bracelet Beading Kit



  • Those gardeners in your life might enjoy a kit that introduces them to a variety of different succulents.

Succulents Kit




  • I have used crochet only to put edges on blankets and washcloths, but have always loved these colorful granny square blankets. This would be great for someone who also wants to learn this craft.

Granny Square Blanket Kit



  • Who wouldn’t love learning how to bring this little guy to life!

Needle Felted Mouse Kit

I hope these craft kits have provided a few good gift ideas for you. If you want to return to this page when you are putting your gift list together bookmark this page or pin it for your future reference.11 Great Gift Ideas for the Creative in Your World. These craft kits should help you find a gift for the person who has everything.

So, as I hinted, some of my blogging pals have also spent a little time putting together some gift ideas for your benefit as well. Make sure you pop in and visit their suggestions too.

A Home To Grow Old In | Hey Fitzy | Nourish and Nestle |

Sweet Parrish Place | The Red Painted Cottage | Savvy Apron


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Until next time…

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  1. Tammy

    November 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Ok…I am totally putting that metal stamping kit on my christmas list. I have been looking for garden markers for years that won’t break the bank! That kit would be perfect!

  2. Jean

    November 17, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful list of “giftees”. I have my eye on a few of them.
    Have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

  3. Mary

    November 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    That first one on repairing the dishes, I need that desperately. I have a dish were the center fell out all in a perfect circle. The embroidery is also very pretty.

  4. Carol

    November 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Lynn, I’ve been wanting to get back into embroidery and between this and Flamingo Toes, who blogs all the time with her beautiful embroidery, is pushing me in the right direction. I also love that mouse. If you see my blog on Monday, you’ll understand. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend! Hugs!

  5. Nicki

    November 19, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I love all of these ideas Lynn, and I want a couple of them for myself. I love those bracelets, that would be something fun to try!

    • lynn

      November 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      You would so love those bracelets…wouldn’t you?! Put it on your wish list my friend.

  6. Jenny

    November 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    I love interactive gifts like these that I can play and do something with. These are really unique ideas. I’ve been wanting to brush up on my calligraphy so that one is my favorite!


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