Craft kits are such a fun gift to give; not only do they get to make something but they don’t have to dig around and shop for any of the supplies! They’re a great way to try out a new hobby, especially if someone on your gift list has been saying “I’ve always wanted to try crochet/sewing/embroidery” or talking about how they wish they had something to do, other than scroll on their phone, while they relax at night. If you really wanted to be generous, you could gift a craft kit with a little coupon for free babysitting, if they have kids, too! All of these craft kits are off Etsy, so not only are you giving the gift of creativity, you’re supporting small, handmade businesses as well.
I have been generously gifted a few fun craft kits over the past few holidays and really enjoyed them, so here are a few fresh, modern craft kits that caught my eye. A few years ago I made my own craft kit for someone to start English paper piecing and donated it for a charity auction, but it wasn’t nearly as pretty as these! Please let me know in the comments if you have any favorite shops that sell them.
DIY Paint By Number Craft Kit* from elle crée
How beautiful is this! Paint by number seems like the most relaxing thing ever, because you literally make no decisions, and still end up with something cool to hang on your wall.
Modern Cross Stitch Craft Kit* from Rathbone Sass
This pattern is so bright and fun, and looks like a fun way to try out cross stitch (you can see my first cross stitch attempt here!).
Felt Polar Bear Sewing Craft Kit* from Jenny Blair Kits
Sewing with felt is SO fun, it doesn’t fray or stretch and looks really crisp and neat. This little bear is adorable, and perfect for sewing while snuggled under winter blankets.
Modern Embroidery Craft Kit*from Namaste Embroidery
These colors are beautiful and I love all the different stitches in the pattern. There is a video included too, which is perfect for new stitchers.
Himmeli Craft Kit* from Calculated Crafts
For that super cool friend with a chic, modern house; I can see this as an ornament or hanging decoration!
Dragon Needle Felting Craft Kit* from Bear Creek Design
Needle felting is super fun but it isn’t very easy to find tools in store, this kit is a great value and the dragon is cute!
Rope Coasters Craft Kit* from Lost Property Hong Kong
We can never have enough coasters around my house and these look very stylish.
Felt Unicorn Sewing Craft Kit* from Delilah Iris
Both my kids would go nuts for this unicorn! I love all the colors.
Beginner Weaving Loom Craft Kit* from Black Sheep Goods
Weaving is super trendy right now, and this is a nice, small loom and set to get started.
Modern Calligraphy Craft Kit* from Betty Ettiquette
Give this gift early and you might get a beautifully addressed holiday card back.
Modern Macrame Craft Kit* from Macrame Modern
One of my friends is always sending me macrame tutorials but I’ve never tried any, this looks like a great jump off point to trying the craft.