Do you have a stitcher in your life? I put together this little guide for gift ideas for cross-stitchers, embroiderers, and other needlework enthusiasts.
Whether you are looking for a gifts for a friend who loves needlearts or you are a needleworker who needs to give a loved one a nudge, I hope you find some ideas in this guide.
Looking for a quick, inexpensive gift or two for a secret Santa exchange or a stocking stuffer? These stitching accessories will always be appreciated:
- Needle assortment, like one of these by John James. You can never have too many needles.
- Magnetic needle case. When you have a lot of needles, you need something to carry them in.
- Double-ended needle threader.
- Portable folding LED lamp. Every stitcher needs a good light or two, and this one is great for detail work.
Stitchers can never have enough pairs of good embroidery scissors. These 4″ embroidery scissors by Gingher with a limited edition print are especially coveted.
Needle ID Cards
When you’re a stitcher, you have a LOT of needles in various shapes and sizes. How do you keep track of which needle is which? This clever set of ID cards allows you to match your needles with the pictures to figure out what size and type it is. I need these!
Armchair Needlework Organizer
Make it even easier for the stitcher in your life to get comfy in his/her favorite chair and have all the supplies they need at hand with this armchair needlework organizer from DMC. It even includes a removable pin cushion.
You can never have too many project bags or storage for your stitchy supplies. This Craft Project Folder by Yazzii is simple enough to work for a wide variety of embroidery and needlework projects so you can take your latest WIP with you anywhere. I also love simple mesh zipper bags like these for storing my needlework projects.
Calendars are a perennial favorite gift for someone who is hard to buy for. But, why not make it a cross-stitch calendar? Annie’s cross-stitch calendar features a new pattern for each month.
Stitchy Box Subscription
If you want to give a gift that keeps on giving, maybe consider a subscription to Stitchy Box. Stitchy Box delivers a themed assortment of fabric and stitching supplies to your door six times a year. Good for the adventurous stitcher who loves surprises.
Stitchers, what other gifts would you love to receive? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!