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Here's What to Get the Crafty DIY-Lover in Your Life for the Holidays

Help inspire your craftsy friend's next project this holiday season. 

We envy you, DIY masters! You have glorious rooms dedicated to wrapping gifts, your penmanship is immaculate, and you always have the most incredible home decor and handmade gifts. But you're also pretty freaking hard to shop for.

But never fear: We scoured the Internet for the gifts for those pals who already know how to embroider, slice, dice, and more. And whether you're shopping for a DIY master who simply needs a pretty present (see gold Scissors Charm below), or your recipient is a newbie ready to tackle the world of needle, thread, glue, and paint, there's something on this list for everyone.

Scissors Charm

 

So your crafter friend has her very own DIY wing equipped with a wrapping paper room, sewing station, and desk filled to the brim with pens, paints, and papers ... So what to get them? Something pretty, of course! This dainty, 1/2-inch, 14k gold pendant is perfect for that crafter with everything. (Chain not included.)


6 Pack Washi Tape Set

 

We love gold! And we love gold washi tape. The 6-piece set comes in various patterns of gold, silver, and white, and can be used for everything from scrapbooking to hanging photos to decorating notebooks, folders, and notecards.


U Brands Tape Dispenser

 

 

And with the affordable price tag of that washi tape, don't forget its very own dispenser. While, the gold version of this dispenser is sold out, the copper wire version is just as pretty. The acrylic core holds any tape with a 1-inch core, and the geometric shape adds a pop of style to any crafting space.


Blush Tape Dispense

Every crafter needs a stylish space. (Hence the dispenser above.) But if you want more options for the perfect crafting table, look no further than Poppin for all of your pal's desk needs. They have everything from gilded binder clips to sleek scissors. Personally, we're fans of the blush tape dispenser, and even better, because it's on sale for less than $10, you can grab the matching stapler to go with. (This is a bit more classic than the copper one above.) http://www.poppin.com/Blush-Stapler-103883+%3A+104455.html?prefn1=color&prefv1=Gold%7CSilver%7CCopper%7CBlush&start=3"


DIY Unicorn Terrarium Kit

 

Add a little whimsy to the life of your crafting bestie. Maybe she's dabbled in terrarium making, but has not taken it to the magical level of unicorns just yet. The kit is equipped with moss, rocks, soil, and more, plus a mini unicorn and full instructions on how to craft the jar. This is a living, breathing kit, so make sure your DIY pal can handle a few spritzes of water every now and then to keep the moss garden growing.


DIY Marbling Kit

You've seen the DIY videos making their way around Facebook: Simply fill a tub with water, add a few drops of marbling paint, and dip in ceramic mugs, decor, and more for custom marbled pieces. This kit comes with 6 different colors for creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Who knows: If you're lucky enough, you just might receive your very own marbled piece as a thank you gift.


Create Your Own Terrarium Kit

This easy-to-follow kit from Terrain comes with everything your DIYer needs to build a simple terrarium: glass vessel with lid, hydro stones, soil, and moss. It'll add greenery to any space, but we especially love it for office desks if your pal is stuck in a cubicle all day away from their crafting station.


Gentlemen's Hardware 6-In-1 Tool

Ignoring the name for now — ladies, we know you know how to use hardware! — this functional 6-in-1 tool can easily morph into multiple hammers and four different sized screwdrivers for various projects. It doesn't hurt that it's pretty, too. We're huge fans of the gilded handle and carbon steel heads.


CoffeeSock DIY ColdBrew Coffee Kit

Ignore the dropping temps: It's iced coffee season all year long. But if your pal can't make the trek to their favorite local coffee shop, help her out with a DIY cold brew kit. It comes ready to use with a mason jar and filter and ground coffee so she can brew her old cold brew any time the craving hits — maybe during those late night crafting sessions?


Jar Canning Kit

There are some fruits that just need to be enjoyed year round. Thanks to this mega canning kit, they can be. Tell your pal to take this kit and create delicious jams and more. (It comes with 6 cans, a stainless steel funnel, and jar lifter to safely handle hot jars.)


Streamline Timer

If your DIY pal are really into experimenting in the kitchen, they deserve a cool timer to replace that ugly plastic one. It's perfect for the beginner baker (the timer does only go up to 55 minutes), but with its vintage-inspired shape and bright orange color, they won't want to hide this in the back of the junk drawer.


Pehr Designs Multi Pom Pom Hamper

Is your friend working in a small space? Missing out on a dedicated DIY room? One thing she needs more than anything: storage, storage, and more storage. Pehr is marketed toward mommies with children looking for safe and chic storage, but I’m nearly 29, childless, and own two of these large canvas bins in my own room as a hamper and storage for towels and extra sheets. Gift this to hold wrapping paper, extra fabric, and nearly-finished projects. It's pretty enough to not be hidden away.


Fatboy Transloetje

 

When it comes to projects, your eye should be on the prize — not a distracting light — so pick an illuminator that won't take away from colorful DIY projects. We're currently obsessed with all things transparent, which is why we think this barely-there chic desk lamp is a perfect lamp for those late nights on projects.


Gold Scissors

 

Snip in style. Whether these are used for desk décor or their more practical use — cutting paper and string — your friend will be wowed by the chic gold handle and practical stainless steel cutters.


Belle Calligraphy Starter Kit

In the age of computers, iPads, and smartphones, penmanship is practically a forgotten artform. But every great DIY-er somehow has immaculate handwriting, hence the calligraphy starter kit making its way to this list. This kit is great just for the instructional booklet alone, but there's also a wooden nib holder, pointed steel nib, vial of ink, and decorative labels, practice sheets, lined guide sheets for practice.


Brush Pens

And if you already have a DIYer in your life with perfect penmanship, surprise her with a grand new set of brush pens. With 18 colors of watercolor markers to choose from, she'll be able to write notes, decorate packages, and create original pieces of art in style.

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