11 Best Gifts for Craft Lovers and DIYers

With the holidays coming up, I find a lot of people struggling to find the perfect gift for their loved ones. My mom, in particular, is always asking me what I want for Christmas, and I have the hardest time coming up with a list! In order to get the creative juices flowing, I figured I would organize my favorite hobbies into lists of the best items for those types of people.

Today I’m starting out with a list of the 10 best gifts for craft lovers and DIYer’s. You know, those people¬†with over 1000 pins for Pinterest DIY decor, lists of IKEA hacks to tackle, and mountains of rainbow markers in their drawers. I fall into this category, and these are the cute items and fantastic tools that I’m dying to get my hands on!


  1. Pink Hot Glue Gun, $10 – A necessary tool for quick crafting. Hot glue will hold almost anything together. Plus everything is cuter in pink.
  2. Utility Knife, $10 – When you’re trying to cut cardboard or even drywall, every DIYer could use a sharp knife that will give you a clean cut.
  3. Heart handle, triangle patterned scissors, $15 – A designated pair of allpurpose scissors are so helpful in all types of crafting, and who can resists how adorable these ones are?
  4. Needle Nose Pliers, $17 – If you love to make jewelry, wreathes, or even find yourself just needing to hang a painting with wire, these pliers will make the smallest of bends and even cut wire for you.
  5. Circle Cutter, $20 – For every time I cut 5 “circles” and then used a template for a circle and still got a misshapen egg, this would have saved me from a lot of headaches.
  6. Micro Stitch, $25 – GUYS. This thing is like a stapler but for fabric! If you don’t know how to sew but want to be able to hem a pair of pants or just make quick costumes, this is what you need.
  7. Paper Trimmer, $26 РWhen it comes to scrapbooking, a clean edge is key. This paper trimmer will make paper crafting a breeze.
  8. Dremel Rotary Tool, $80 – Ever since I took an engineering class in high school and the only tool they gave us to make a marble drop was a Dremel, I have wanted one every single day. You can use this multi-tool to sand, saw, cut, and drill… it’s amazing!
  9. Mini Paper Craft Punches, $10 – These mini punches make the best tools for card making, scrapbooking, and even confetti making. Because heart confetti > circle confetti.
  10. Cricut Explore Air 2, $250 – A dream tool for any crafter is an electronic cutting machine. This Cricut can draw, emboss, and cut paper, leather, plastic – anything! People on Etsy use this thing with glitter paper to make wedding cake toppers and make a 10x profit, no lie.
  11. Bosche Cordless Drill, Various – I got a Bosche cordless drill for Christmas one year and was SO EXCITED. I can’t tell you how many times I have lent it out to friends to hang up artwork, make woodworking projects, and put together IKEA furniture. It is an essential tool that I think every household needs!