Looking for a DIY gift for someone who loves to knit? I think this basket turned out so cute, full of handmade and unique products. I love shopping small businesses; I know from firsthand experience what a thrill it is to receive an “order placed” email in your inbox. Not only do I appreciate putting money in another small business owner’s pocket, I like finding gifts that are unique. Locally, we have several cool boutiques but their layouts are not conducive to taking my kids and their hours are not conducive to going by myself. I was more than happy to check out the program that PayPal has with small merchant partners, making it easy to shop small from my couch at home. I especially appreciate not having to get up and dig my wallet out from the cold garage!
I had a hard time deciding where to shop, and ended up combining three different companies to make my gift basket! I pulled together products from FeelGoodYarn&Co, Misha and Puff, and Wild Mountain Soap Company for this diy knitter’s gift basket. A handmade rope bowl (my first!) packages everything together. (inspired by Nicole at Modern Handcraft!). I made a crafty gift basket a few months ago to donate to an auction and opted for a fabric bucket (see the theme and bucket, in this post) but the rope was a fun experiment.
This sweet wooly sheep is so fun to play with, bought from Misha and Puff. They have some super cute knit hats and other baby gear, but I figured a sheep softie was appropriate to go in the knitter’s basket.
I know my hands get rough in winter, which is especially annoying when you’re touching fine yarn or fabric, so I included some goodies from Wild Mountain Soap Company. Love that short ingredient list and they smell delicious!
Last but not least, I included a cowl knitting kit from FeelGoodYarn&Co. I don’t knit, so I appreciated being able to buy a kit with the pattern and the required yarn so I didn’t have to worry about weights or quantities.
This yarn is so dreamy – the lighter green is a wool blend and the darker green is a fancy cotton blend with silver spun in for antibacterial qualities, how cool is that! I’d never even heard of that feature in a yarn and I love being able to gift something so unique.
Although I definitely don’t plan on returning any of this, it’s nice to know that this holiday season PayPal is offering free return shipping on items up to $30, and for up to 11 purchases (the program is called ‘Return Shipping On Us’).
I can’t wait to wrap this basket up and gift it – I feel especially good because the recipient loves shopping small too. Last year I made a knitting “project bag” that would make a great match with this too – see its special little quirk in this post.
Let me know if there are any other knitting trinkets or tools that might be good to squeeze in – or if you have any favorite small businesses to shop for gifts!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.