Buying that perfect gift can sometimes be a real challenge, especially when you want to get them something that they will use. Crafty types, kids included, can be a bit overwhelming to buy for when there’s so much choice, it’s hard to know where to begin. Today I wanted to share with you some great crafty gift ideas that have been a hit when I’ve given them. (Tested and approved by my nieces and nephews!)
- For the person who loves to sketch and draw (but doesn’t have the fancy set) – An Art Case with items including: coloured and graphite pencils, sketch pad, sandpaper block, blending sticks, erasers and a pencil sharpener – These are a fantastic gift for anyone who is getting serious about drawing or something you think they might have a passion for! I love that it has all the tools they need and can be zipped up and kept together when it needs to be stored. (Unfortunately I can’t find this online, but I got it from an Art Supplies Store (Riot Art & Craft) for $39.99)
- For the person who loves creating designs – A Stencil Art kit – I think this is packaged for kids, but I’ll openly admit that I wanted to try it myself. It’s a set of stencils with a book where each page sets a scene that you can stencil in the different designs to create the story with small sponges and ink pad included. Hours of fun for any creative kid or kid at heart. Amazon sells this here* (I found the one I bought at a large bookstore in Melbourne, but they only had one in stock at the time)
- For your Robot loving creator-type – A Make Your Own Robot Kit (including 3 robots that you can design yourself) –This is a really fun gift for kids who love robots and want an activity where they can make it and then play with it. It would also be a great gift for any robot loving kids at heart! (I know a few, maybe you do too!) Amazon also stocks this one, you can find it here* (I found the one I bought at a large bookstore in Melbourne, but they only had one in stock at the time)
- For a Mini Fashionista – A Fashion Forms Kit that lets them design and make their own paper clothes – I’m not hugely into fashion but one of my nieces just can’t get enough, so when I came across this, I knew it would be perfect for her. It comes with the paper and the stencils for you to make your own designs and some fashion forms to pop them on. Could be a fun gift for your fashion loving friend who has everything too! Also available at Amazon here* (I found the one I bought at a large bookstore in Melbourne, but they only had one in stock at the time)
- For the Stationery Lover – A cute pencil case (and bonus gift card for a stationery store so they can stock up themselves) – This is a great last minute gift, for when you want to get them something you know they’ll love but want them to choose their own. These pencil cases are from Smiggle and whilst aimed at kids, could be just right for your creative friend. Find them here.
These are a great start to help you on your way to getting the perfect crafty gift. There are now so many of those activity kit ‘books’ out there that there must almost be something for everyone no matter their age group. Art supply stores can be a great place to go, though sometimes the options can be overwhelming, if you’re not sure what you want to buy. I personally love the idea of giving people something that they can do or use as a gift, especially when it’s something that they wouldn’t treat themselves to!
These would also make great rainy day activities, so if you’re looking to stock up on rainy day activities for school aged kids, this is probably a good start too! The kits can be a little bit on the expensive side, depending on your budget, but most will last for more than one session and many can be used time and time again!
What crafty gifts do you like to give? Is it something that you struggle with? I’d love to hear!