Give the Gifts of Crafts to Your Favorite DIY Dilettante

Handmade goods, or kits to create their own, for the giftee who wants their wares to be unique.

The beauty of crafting gifts is that they’re two gifts in one: a few hours of entertainment, plus a one-of-a-kind creation when it’s done. But if your giftee is more inclined to appreciate DIYs rather than partake, we’ve included a few handcrafted items sure to please.

This paint-by-number kit is both a meditative creative exercise and frame-worthy abstract art when complete.

Mindful Crafts: Geometric Paint-by-Number Kit

Craft your way to calm with this all-levels kit designed to help you unwind and tap into the present moment. Featuring eye-catching geometric designs by artist Marleigh Culver, this kit invites you to relax through the meditative process of painting by number. When completed, you'll have three beautiful abstract paintings to gift or display. Includes three pre-printed art boards, six pots of acrylic paint, two paintbrushes, and an instruction guide. Perfect for anyone looking for creative ways to unplug and slow down. FUN APPROACH TO MINDFULNESS: This kit offers a creative way to calm your mind and be present by focusing on the slow, rhythmic, and meditative process of painting one color at a time. Reduce stress and anxiety, enhance healthy brain function, and reap the other health benefits of mindfulness with hands-on hobbies. FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS: Crafting and mindfulness can be intimidating, but this kit makes it easy, fun, and approachable with straightforward instructions and an achievable finished product. No paint mixing or blending needed. For both novice and experienced painters and crafters. EYE-CATCHING DESIGNS/GREAT GIFT: Features three different geometric designs by Marleigh Culver, a Los Angeles–based artist and designer. Her paintings and prints have been featured in Architectural Digest, Domino, Vogue, Sight Unseen, T Magazine, and more. Whether a thoughtful gift or an addition to your personal collection, each piece can be framed and/or displayed as distinctive décor. INCLUDES 3 pre-printed textured art boards (5 x 7 in [13 x 18 cm]), 6 pots of nontoxic acrylic paint, 2 reusable paintbrushes, 6-page booklet with instructions and tips.

An easy-to-use kit to create six leafy paintings.

Botanical Watercolor Kit

Paint beautiful botanicals with this watercolor kit! Six hand-crafted designs are lightly printed on watercolor paper to help you create watercolor art in a fun and stress-free experience! An easy-to-follow guide provides all the tips you need to get started, whether you’re a pro or a first-time watercolor artist. Includes 6 Botanical designs on 140 lb watercolor paper, 2 blank watercolor sheets, plus a smaller swatch for testing colors, set of 4 professional watercolor paints, an introduction to watercolor guide

The higher pigment content of these colored pencils make them a favorite among the pros.

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Soft, thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows. Lightfast, richly saturated pigments. Ultra-smooth, even color laydown. Thick, robust leads resist cracking and chipping, making them perfect for adult coloring books. 48 premium colored pencils.

A colorful supply of yarn to keep them knitting happy.

Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton Bundle

The ancient Peruvians believed that cotton was like fragments of cloud fallen to earth to clothe the people in the land of the Incas – a gift from their gods. Our cotton's unique softness and lustre are the results of Peru's sunshine and fertile soils where it is grown.

Whether they’ve been folding for years or are a complete novice, this origami kit provides hours of entertainment with materials and directions for 17 creations.

Amazing Origami Kit: Traditional Japanese Folding Papers and Projects

Amazing Origami Kit is designed for origami paper folders of all ages and all skill levels--from novices up to more experienced folders. It provides everything you need to create exciting and original origami art. The gorgeous folding papers feature delicate patterns with gold detailing, recalling the one-of-a-kind traditional designs used in the Japanese kimono fabrics from a bygone era. This origami kit contains: A full-colored 64-page booklet Clear step-by-step instruction and diagrams 17 fun-to-do projects 144 high-quality origami folding sheets 2-sided, full-color folding paper 13 custom paper designs 6 3/4 X 6 3/4 size paper The sturdy box doubles as a display pedestal.

For the friend who wants to pick up a new hobby this year.

Wool and the Gang Sweet Intuition Scarf Beginner Crochet Kit

New to crochet? Then get involved with one of our beginner's kits. It's hard to believe that in just six hours (or less), this chunky scarf beast'll be all yours. Size & Fit: one size, 23cm W x 200cm L Time to make: 5 hours Once you've completed this kit you'll master: How to hold your hook, how to make a slip knot, how to make a foundation chain, how to work in single crochet, how to turn your work, how to add in a new ball and how to weave in your ends.

A DIY kit from LA-based design studio Block Shop so your giftee can create their own geometric prints.

Block Shop Original Block Printing Kit

Block Shop in a box! Our adorable, comprehensive block printing kits contain everything you need to make a series of 8 exquisite block prints on paper, but the applications are limitless– wrapping paper, notecards, wallpaper; the world is your DIY oyster! This kit includes 8 pieces of watercolor paper to turn into artwork to hang on your walls. If you can stamp, you can block print. Enjoy this kit, be well, and happy #blockshopkits printing!

A gift of greenery, no gardening skills required.

BeanDaikon Green Leaves Macrame Wall Hanging

This beautiful Green Leaves Macrame wall hanging is a truly piece of art that would be a perfect decoration touch. It is handcrafted/ hand woven with Natural Friendly Cotton Cord. This eco-friendly home decor is safe for you, family and children.

Help them master the art of embroidery with this comprehensive guide to decorative stitch.

Embroidery by Arounna Khounnoraj

Arounna Khounnoraj's Embroidery is a modern guide to this ancient craft. Arounna will show you how to master the art of the decorative stitch through clear step-by-step instructions that demystify the embroidery stitches and teach you how to apply them through a collection of 20 botanical-inspired projects. The projects include bags, wall hangings, handkerchiefs, cushions and more. This book will inspire you to build on your skills and find your own personal style. Packed with stunning lifestyle photography that draws on Arounna natural style and aesthetic, step-by-step illustrations will clearly show you how to start and finish each project neatly.

Every crafter needs a high-quality pair of scissors.

9-Inch Superfection Classic Bent Shears

The 23 cm long tailor’s shears from the SUPERFECTION Classic range are a strong, everyday cutting tool able to cut through fabric, wool and cardboard. Thanks to their timeless design, they feature a subtle and simple look. The shears are particularly robust and durable due to the stamped stainless steel and shatter-proof, fibre-glass reinforced plastic handles. They are comfortable to use as the ergonomic handles ensure fatigue-free cutting. These tailor’s shears enable you to cut fabric effortlessly.

Handmade by artisan women in rural Senegal, this lidded basket offers stylish extra storage—a gift anyone on your list will appreciate.

Tackussanu Senegal White Confetti Basket

Our baskets are handmade by the artisan women in rural areas of Senegal. These artisan women have skills and traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. They work from home, usually weaving under mango trees in the late afternoon and evening. The process of making the basket is called coiling they take the local grown grass and it is wrapped in recycled plastic strips. Making these items durable, sustainable & eco-friendly. The entire process allows our artisans to extend their market from local to global, allowing them the opportunity for independence and empowerment. Thank you for supporting their work and allowing their traditions to be passed down through families and into the global marketplace.

Food52 commissioned 52 of their favorite potters to make limited edition mugs, so there’s bound to be a style for everyone.

Food52 Limited Edition Handmade Mug

It’s the tradition we look forward to every year, and we’re thrilled that it’s here: We asked our favorite pottery studios to create a one-of-a-kind mug that shows off their style. The happy result? This lineup of limited-edition ceramic vessels in a whole parade of shapes and colors. They’re all made by hand, so needless to say, they’re gonna go fast.

Each of these vases is hand cast and glazed with a mystery color, resulting in a unique design.

Studio Arhoj Hana Vase

The Hana Vase series is a collection of hand-cast and hand-glazed porcelain vessels, the name inspired by popular Japanese flowers. Each Hana Vase shape is available in small or large and a limited range of glaze colors created in-house by Studio Arhoj.

Everyone can use new dish towels, especially if they’re handwoven from organic yarn, like this one made by North Carolina weaver Deanna Lynch.

East Fork Waffle Weave Kitchen Towel

Kitchen towels woven by hand with organic yarns. Made to endure all messes, they also look gorgeous hanging in your kitchen. North Carolina weaver Deanna Lynch crafted these by hand with East Fork dinnerware in mind.

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