Crafters are easy to please. They are visual people who just want more crafting goodies. How hard can that be? You may recognize the answer to the question "What do you want for Christmas?"
What does that mean? That all-encompassing wish can be intimidating. We've curated a list of 11 stocking stuffers that crafters actually want so you can rest assured that your loved one will squeal with glee when they peek inside their stocking - and know that you hit a home run!
1. Colorful Hybrid Stamping Ink
Crafters can never have too many ink pads. Like lipstick colors or scented candles, we'll never say no to a new hue of vibrant ink. High-quality and affordable, inks come in a kaleidoscope of unique colors. You can't go wrong with one ink in your crafter's favorite color, or four (these sets of four are a stamper's dream)! Explore the colors here.
2. Washi Tape
Whether the crafter in your life loves card making, traditional scrapbooking, or obsesses over their traveler's notebook, chances are they use washi tape. In a wide variety of widths, colors, and unique effects, washi tape isn't expensive and will delight any crafter. The only problem most crafters have with washi tape is that we want more. Browse washi tape here.
3. Glitter Glue
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. A close second? Could be glittery Nuvo Drops. Available in sparkly options, glossy varieties, and even a trendy new matte finish, Nuvo Drops are like the icing on the cake. Much like ink and washi, you'd be hard pressed to find a crafter who wouldn't like an extra bottle of Nuvo or two.
Tip: Does the special crafter in your life need some organization assistance with their Nuvo Drops or Stickles? Then the .5 oz and 1 oz ColorCase bottle storage options can definitely be waiting under the tree for them! They'll love not searching for the perfect color when they're all lined up and ready to go!
4. Travel-Sized Watercolor Kit
For the mixed-media inclined and the artist at heart, art supplies can tickle a creative person's fancy. Prima Marketing creates travel-sized watercolor kits that make life easy. These luscious watercolors are proof that good things really do come in small packages.
5. Frame Punch Board
This diverse tool will satiate any crafter's creative appetite. The Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers makes it simple to create decorative frames for scrapbook pages, card fronts, tags, planners, and more. It's sleek, small, and will give the crafter in your life more creative ideas! Plus, its long and skinny demeanor will slip right into a stocking!
6. Craft Tweezers
Tweezers may not seem like a glamorous gift, however they will quickly revolutionize a crafter's life. This is the tool that "the crafter who has everything" will love. Perfect for creatives who utilize small beads, sequins, die cut pieces, and other small embellishments, these tweezers made specifically for crafting purposes will make crafting easier and help keep sticky glue, adhesive, and other mediums off of your fingers!
7. The Stamp Shammy
If the crafter you love enjoys stamping, even on occasion, this cleaning tool will blow their socks off! Every stamper has felt that sense of panic when their baby wipes have run out - back to soap and water. Cleaning stamps has a tendency to take some of the fun out of stamping. The Stamp Shammy easily and quickly cleans your stamps and is reusable time and time again. No harsh soaps are needed - just water, and your crafter's stamps will stay squeaky clean. That means more time for stamping and less time spent cleaning!
8. Jumbo Dauber
Mixed-media savants, card makers, and scrapbookers alike will appreciate this fun tool. The Jumbo Dauber is an easy-to-use blending tool that makes it effortless to add beautiful inky effects to all of your creations. Plus, it's small, cost-effective, and really cute! Surprise the crafter in your life with one or get four in this 4-pack! One for each of their favorite colors.
9. Pens, Pencils, and Markers
Whether it's journaling on a scrapbook layout, writing in a planner, or signing a handmade card - crafters always could use more pens, pencils, and markers! Because they're small and usually inexpensive, pens, pencils, and markers are gifts that will delight and have practicality.
10. Die Pick
Another gift for the crafter who has everything, a die pick will make a die cutter's life so much easier. Die cutting paper can get messy. Many die cuts are intricate and have areas where the paper doesn't punch-out completely, meaning you, the crafter, have to try to poke out all of those tiny little paper scraps with your fingers, a sharp pencil, or some other pokey object on hand. Most die cutters would say "eh, I can get by without a die pick. I can manage," however a die pick will save a die cutter wasted time in frustration trying to persuade stubborn paper pieces.
11. Craft Store Gift Certificate
Perhaps the biggest home-run on the list - a gift card for crafting goodies will thrill the crafter in your life and you won't have to break a sweat hoping that you picked the right thing. This is a gift ultimately for your loved one, however it's also a gift to you - that peaceful feeling that you knocked this year's stocking out of the park.
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