Do you have a family member or friend who loves cross-stitching? As a result, are you wondering what to get them this Christmas? Don’t worry, because you’ve just come to the right place! As a cross-stitcher myself, I am humbly in one of the best positions to offer you advice about the best Christmas gift ideas for the cross-stitch addict. Feel free to get any one of these… or more… or even all of them! Your loved one will thank you for it! (If you’re a cross-stitcher, you can share this article to, well, inspire your family and friends…)
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A Cross-Stitch Kit
Cross-Stitch kits are perfect especially if you’re getting a gift for a beginner. This is because they will usually include the fabric, the right colors and the pattern. It’s a sort of a one-stop shop gift you can get. The pattern doesn’t necessarily have to be Christmas-themed. After all, by the time you give them your gift, Christmas will be already over.
Depending on your loved one’s taste, get a kit with a pattern that represents them well. There are basically two main types of kits, counted and stamped. Get a stamped kit for the beginner and a counted for the more intermediate and advanced.
Try the following websites that offer Cross-Stitch Kits:
- Minerva Crafts
There are several types of books related to cross-stitching, some contain sets of patterns, others are about cross-stitching itself. There is a large variety of books online to choose from (be careful not to accidentally buy the historical series Cross-Stitch instead!). To make your life easier, here are a few titles you can choose from:
- 2001 Cross-Stitch Designs: The Essential Reference Book
- Do-It-Yourself Stitch People
- Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side
A Magazine Subscription
Why not get a year long gift by subscribing them to a cross-stitching magazine. Magazines don’t necessarily come in print editions these days, so you can choose a digital format instead. There are several magazines online providing with patterns, free gifts, etc… I personally don’t subscribe to magazines yet, but here are a few recommended ones:
- Cross Stitch Crazy
- Cross Stitch Gold
- The World of Cross-Stitch
Restock their Supplies
You have probably heard your loved one complaining about running out of supplies. As a result, they are always jumping to the nearest crafts store to replenish their stock of colors or fabric. Therefore, why not surprise them with a complete stock! Supplies can be needles (we lose them all the time no matter how careful we are!), fabric, scissors, floss, hoops, stands, etc… Try the following websites for a variety of supplies:
- Minerva Crafts
There you go! You now have a full list of best Christmas gift ideas for the cross-stitch addict! Now all you have to do is choose which one you will get and start shopping! Happy holidays!