2017 Holiday Gift Guide part III. For those who are good with their hands.

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Hello my darling friends!


This post contains affiliate links which means that if you click through and make a purchase, at no additional cost to you, I’ll get pocket money to go yarn shopping. So you are feeding my yarn addiction. I knew you’d be a bad influence!


Have you been sucked into the Christmas frenzy yet? What do you mean it’s only November 25? Are you one of those “I don’t like Christmas” anticlimactic persons? Well, you don’t really need to brace yourself because this is NOT another typical holiday Gift Guide! As with the first and second part of my holiday gift guide, I promise you will not see anything red, green or Santa looking (just this cute gnome knitting away hearts, lol).




You do know creative people and crafters are the easiest to shop for right? I mean come on, at any given moment if you ask me or any other crocheter and knitter what you want for a gift we’ll say yarn!

How easy is that? You don’t even have to know what type, color or size the yarn is to make us happy! Just go online and take ANY yarn that looks good to you and we will love you forever! See? Easiest gift you’ll ever buy!



Now if you want to say up the gift giving experience a little, you can add a cool pattern to your gift! There are literally thousands of patterns out there and any crochet addict has a folder (or ten) filled with them. So, is your pattern gift going to be “just another pattern to try when I find time” or is it going to be “I will drop yet another my work in progress to this NOW”?

If you are aiming for the latter I have two words for you: Infinity crochet. This is a new and very promising method that Briana K invented and it helps you make any type of cable you want with no gaps and wholes, totally reversible and super cool finish! Plus you can use the code "Akamatra" from now till Christmas day and get a 30% discount for the Zen Cable Cocoon crochet pattern!




And how are you going to treat your hardcore knitter friends, or your mom for that matter? They seem to have yarn (there is never enough yarn, haven’t I taught you anything?), and they have knitting needles coming out of their kazoos, so what to get them? 

Get them a knitting cord machine, duh! They can use it to make jewelry, wall décor, carpets, pillow covers, i-pad cases, need I go on? 


And if they are truly knitting enthusiasts then they are going to love the fake fur pom poms from the Flying Tiger! I know I loved mine!



Not all crafters are crocheters and knitters though. How about your friend that loves to sew and has made you that gorgeous tote bag? Want to get something special for her? Then go to Contrado and get her some custom printed fabric! You can design it yourself if you wish, let them do it themselves or buy a design from one of the super talented designers!



And if you are looking for a gift to buy a friend you really wants to learn how to sew, then this seminar is the best for you! Currently its available in Greek, these two girls make sewing seem like a piece of cake. Great tips and very easy to follow tutorials, it’s perfect for beginners and intermediates. 


And what about a crafter friend that has it all and bores easily? I bet she or he would love to have the materials to make their own teranium! A glass globe, sand and peddles, a cute fawn and a couple of air plants and they are set. They will even get to name their new friends and guess what? Those plants are very hard to kill (unless you are my mom!!!!) and have really impressive flowers!





We covered fabric and fiber crafts, some jewelry, some green things, what about paper? Some consider paper to be the king of the crafting supplies! Well there is something in here for them too.

A very nicely written origami book which I personally tried and loved! Perfect for a family friend to spent time with their kids.



And last but not least, an awesome cutting machine. Now, let me tell you something about cutting machines: I haven’t got one! HINT HINT HINT!!!!!!






So, if you didn’t notice, this post could easily be named: “Maro’s wish list”, or “I have been extra good this year Santa”, or “Things I want Nick to buy me as gifts”.


How about you? Do you like to receive creative gifts? Do you buy them for your crafter friends?



Lots of love



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41 comments

  1. These are great. I have my eyes set on the cord maker!!!

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  2. Έλα ρε δεν το ήξερα ότι θα αρχείο τέτοιο μηχανάκι για κορδονια. Τέλειο!

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  3. Great selection as always. I need to check out that infinity crochet method. Sounds interesting.

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  4. ΟΗΗ!!! the cutting machine for me my wonderful madam...my greatest friend!!!!

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  5. Origami book really looks like a fun activitie to do with my daughter. I hope she will love doing folding papers into shapes. I remember my childhood chinese friend who loves to fold smal small stars in different color and then put them in a jar.

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  6. Ooh I love that cocoon crochet pattern it is gorgeous so thank you for the discount. My foster mum is very good with crafts so this is definitely a great gift guide for her x

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  7. Love this gift guide. I see so many wonderful items that I want as a gift. Creative gifts are my fav, love knowing that someone put a lot of thought into a gift.

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  8. I do enjoy crochet, but boy am I slow! If I celebrated Xmas and was giving it as a gift, I'd have to show up empty handed. LOL!

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  9. This is my fav gift list! It's totally me! I love crochet and was thinking to do little family gathering and do little DIY together (yes, it's our tradition to do DIY together before dinner) Love it xo

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  10. I'm not very craftsy so I don't usually get these kinds of gifts. My sister is though and she would love a cutting machine!

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  11. I love crafty gifts (who doesn't?). As the 'knitter girl' of the bunch, I love receiving yarn. One can never have too much yarn. All colors. Al sizes. All materials, please <3 Thanks for putting this together - love the knitting gnome. I want to adopt him!! Haha

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  12. Superb list, I loved the idea if air plants so much, they add some freshness to the ambience . Even liked the knitted santa, personally, I'm in love with knitted gifts

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    1. I recently learned making my own terrarium, so these little plants will be perfect gifts for me as well. Would be nice to see them growing!

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  13. As someone who is totally into crafts, i want the cutting machine. The gif was just too cute and these were all great suggestions for sure. thanks so much!

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  14. This is such a great gift guide! I always have such a hard time finding gifts for my aunt, she's so particular. But this reminded me that's super crafty! Thank you!

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  15. I would really give my best friend some sets of yarns as she is good in crocheting. I hope she makes something good with it.

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  16. I know some crafters in my life, so I'll keep these ideas in mind. I wish I could craft, but I'm terrible at it!

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  17. Love this! A handy gift guide for all my crafty friends, and I actually have a bunch of them! Thanks for sharing.
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  18. Oooo so many fabulous crafty gifts!!!!! I have a bestie that’s all into crafting! She would probably love every last one of your suggestions

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  19. Excellent gift ideas! My mom would love them. She is a craft addict.

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  20. I'll admit I buy craft stuff but never use it properly!! I'm not a great knitter or crocheter but I'd like to be!

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  21. I love that blue sweater! I am one of those that had their tree up before Thanksgiving! ;-) I can't help it...I love Christmas!

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  22. These are practical gifts! I would be so thrilled to received tons of knitting yarns :)

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  23. I always want to get more yarn. It is a great gift idea for any knitter or crocheter. I have a big wish list of all the craft supplies I would love to have.

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  24. I have a crafter friends and I'm sure they would love this too, I will keep this in my mind, Glad you share these great selection

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  25. The knitting set will have to be a great gift to my friend. She made a beannie for me like exactly what you have in the picture.lol And I love that blue sweater!

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  26. This is a perfect gift guide! I would love to give the knitting set to my Grandmom who is passionate about knitting...perfect Christmas gift for her. :)

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  27. I love this so much I can't even express it properly. I would love the knitting set for my Grandma because she is just the best at knitting cozy sweaters.

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  28. These are super cute gift ideas. Now you make me want to learn crochet. That blue cardi is so cute.

    xx, Kusum | www.sveeteskapes.com

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  29. I am not personally crafty, which makes it super hard to buy for my best friend who happens to be good at everything haha! These are great ideas!

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  30. I try to be crafty and last year I got an awesome larry the lamb knitting set but I wouldn't know where to start with ACTUAL crafty people and their talent haha so this would definitely help!

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  31. I love all crafting, your jumper looks really pretty.The knitting cord machine looks great.

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  32. I have some creative friends who do this sort of thing. I have made the pom pom hats before, but they weren't that good unfortunately.

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  33. I'm big into crafting, and those supplies add up really quickly! I'd love for someone to get me supplies to make my own things!

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  34. My daughter would love all the gifts that have to do with crafting. She might be nervous about knitting caps but she loves doing little crafts.

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  35. I am obsessed with yarns and knitting. It's probably one of my favorite things to do especially during my down-time. My mother taught me when I was little and I have been doing it since. I have been wanting the Cricut machine for years now maybe I will put that on my Christmas list this year.

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  36. These are great gift ideas. Some of my friends would love the crochet as a gift. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Great list! I am gonna save this for when I start Christmas shopping.

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  38. I always wished I knew how to crochet or knit! These look like great gifts for my craftier friends

    Sondra xx
    prettyfitfoodie.com

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  39. I love picking out and receiving creative gifts. And you’re right, you can never go wrong with yarn.

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  40. We have so many crafters in my family and I am most certain they don't have a knitting cord machine! Oh, and that Cricut Cuttlebug is just too cute! I have never seen that before!

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