In the rhythm of the needles, there is music for the soul. Some of the oldest pieces of evidence of knitting have been found in Ancient Egypt dating between the 11th and 14th centuries. The skill then spread to Europe and now in North America, it is a hobby that is more popular than ever.
Knitting is a beautiful hobby that turns the yarn into something you can actually wear. It’s magic!
The best gifts for knitters are functional gifts (knitting needles, stitch markers, or totes), novelty gifts (mug or comical journal), or personalized gifts (satin clothing labels).
If you are looking for gifts for knitters, then you have come to the right place.
36. The Ultimate Knitting Book
Kicking off the list we have this amazing knitting book.
First published in 1989, the Vogue Knitting the Ultimate Knitting Book instantly became a beloved resource for knitters. This has not changed since.
It encompasses all that is knitting from new techniques or design and construction chapters. Also, it has so many chapters on tips, tricks, and ways to correct errors.
35. The YARNIT
One of the top gifts for knitters is the Yarnit.
It is an enclosed way of keeping yarn balls from rolling all over the floor. They look simple and elegant.
By giving them easy access to the yarn they can avoid wasting time untangling yarn and they can spend more time relaxing and creating.
34. Funky Counter Ring
If you know someone who is a hardcore knitter then this next gift is a great one.
Whether they are counting stitches or rows, having a counter right at their fingertips will be appreciated.
This funky counter ring seems like such a simple gift but your friend will get so much use out of it.
33. Funny Crochet Mug
Our gift list would not be complete without that greatest go-to gift of all time. The mug.
Whether you want a gift for a coworker, friend, or family member, a witty crochet mug will be a great idea. They are also dishwasher and microwave safe.
Everyone appreciates a great laugh so why not choose this funny mug?
32. Online Knitting Courses
There are always new tricks and techniques to master when it comes to knitting. And every knitter loves to learn, especially through courses and books.
Even an expert knitter could benefit greatly from an online knitting course. These courses are delivered by experts in the field and there are so many to choose from
Beginner or novice, passionate knitters will really appreciate this gift
31. Deluxe Yarn Storage Tote
Oprah only puts the best products on her Oprah’s Favorite Things list and this yarn storage tote made the cut.
It is designed with the knitter in mind. With 12 different compartments to keep yarn, tools, and supplies. The bottom and handles are reinforced to ensure a lifetime of use.
This versatile, durable yarn tote is one of the greatest gifts for knitters.
30. Handmade Gift Tags
Does your friend create projects to sell them? If you want to support her side hustle, try gifting these adorable “Hand-Made” tags.
Made from sturdy cardstock, these are high-quality tags with single-sided printing. This leaves the other side for a signature or price sticker.
”Hand-made” is a big buzzword but “Hand-made with love” is much more special.
29. Foldable Needle Case
You cannot knit without those precious knitting needles and that’s why this gift is a must-have.
This exquisitely designed foldable needle case has space for both straight and bent needles protecting them so they won’t be damaged at all when going from place to place.
When it comes to knitting gift ideas this one is a great choice.
28. Panda Needle Stoppers
More cute gifts coming your way here as we move down the list.
These needle stoppers help protect needle tips as well as keep stitches from sliding off the needle.
This pair of panda needle stoppers would look great in any craft room and make a lovely gift for any occasion.
27. Yarn Cutting Pendant
If you want to give two gifts in one, then this is the right gift idea for you.
Not only is it a unique steel pendant, but it is also a yarn cutter.
This clever yarn cutter can be worn on a ribbon or a chain for a really decorative necklace.
26. Personalized Satin Clothing Labels
Another idea when looking for unique gifts for knitters is these satin personalized clothing labels.
These labels can be customized with any name or quote. Colors and fonts can be also customized to fit your friend’s unique personality.
They add a lovely more personalized touch to any knitting project and will be greatly appreciated.
25. Gag Crocheting Journal
This fun journal is not just any old journal with a witty cover.
It is designed to organize 25 projects with 3 pages per project. While planning the project, they will find room for pattern names, yarn color, type, and even space for a sample.
There is even space for a picture of the final project.
24. Umbrella Swift
This next-level gift is a unique one for experienced knitters.
These finely finished birch yarn winders hold hanks or skeins of yarn in place while they are wound into balls
They fold down to be compact and can be stored in any closet while the knitting magic happens.
23. The Knit Kit
Of all the handy gadgets out there, this one tops the list when it comes to gifts for knitters.
This all-in-one knit kit has everything a knitter needs in one place. It is The Swiss Army Knife of knitting tools.
With all their tools in the palm of their hand, they will be able to create even more amazing masterpieces.
22. Crochet Gifts For Babies
Do you know someone who not only loves crocheting and has a little one on the way? Looking for a sweet gift for a new mom or grandmother?
This book is filled with the cutest designs for little ones. From booties to scarves and jackets to hats even the most novice crocheter will enjoy the patterns.
Give them a gift that will make them and their loved ones happy.
21. Knitting Blocking Mats
Another gift on our list of the very best gift for knitting lovers is a pack of these high-quality blocking mats.
The grid pattern on the blocks makes knitting more accurate. Also, they are great for drying knits and do not allow moisture to seep through.
Heat resistant and steam resistant these blocking mats are a great gift.
20. Crochet Stitch Designs
It can be tricky to find gifts for knitters that are not just tools or supplies.
This classic crochet book features 500 designs ranging from traditional patterns to original motifs. Each design features a close-up diagram and easy-to-follow instructions for crocheters. As well as tips and useful information to help along the way.
Crochet lovers at all levels will enjoy this gift.
19. Hand-Dyed Yarn Subscription
Do you know a knitter who likes to walk on the wild side? This next gift is not for the faint of heart.
This next subscription box is a very unique idea and will make a great gift. The box includes uniquely hand-dyed yarn that is vibrantly colored and over the top.
These monthly treats make amazing gifts for knitters.
18. Monthly Crochet Box
Oh to the monthly subscription box! These are some of our favorite gifts to include on our gift lists.
They will “get hooked” on these boxes with a new pattern, yarns, and hooks every month.
These monthly crochet subscription boxes make amazing gifts for knitters and crochet lovers.
17. Double Pointed Needle Set
If you know someone who loves to use chunky yarn to knit socks, then this needle set is ideal.
Made from laminated wood that picks up stitches with ease and is smooth so yarn slides over the needles effortlessly.
Designed to make knitting easy and reduce hand fatigue, this gift will provide hours of endlessly enjoyable knitting.
16. Yarn Ball Stitch Markers
Stitch markers are essential tools for knitters and that’s why we added them to our list for knitting presents.
Stitch markers can be used to mark a certain number of stitches, the beginning of a round, or where to make a particular stitch.
These gifts would make an addition to any other gift as well.
15. Deluxe Hand Cream
Anyone that works with their hands knows that your hands can get very dry. Knitting is no different believe it or not.
There are some types of yarn that seem to suck the moisture from the skin so replenishing the moisture is very important. This high-quality hand cream makes for a very useful gift.
Knitting is an ancient skill, their hands do not need to reflect that.
14. Knit Blocking Combs
After a masterpiece knitting project is complete, there is one last step and it’s an important one.
These knit blocking combs help to keep the knit garment from shrinking after washing while it drys. This helps shape the garment and bring out the stitches.
When it comes to gifts for knitters that will be well used, these are it.
13. Knitting Needle Gauge Sheep
This next gift is not only very useful for measuring the gauge of a needle, but it is also very adorable.
Different patterns require different needles and to be sure they are using the right gauge, this sheep can help to identify the size of the needle.
This would make a great gift for any occasion.
12. Fold-Up Pattern Holder
Continuing on our list of the best gift for knitters we have the fold-up pattern holder.
Using this simple tool, patterns will be displayed and easier to follow. Using a foldable pattern holder will ensure patterns will not be lost or wrinkled.
Any knitter beginner or veteran will appreciate this gift.
11. Hands-Free Light
If you are looking for a great gadget for knitters, then this is it.
These long-lasting rechargeable lights are dimmable and include 3 different color modes. The user can choose a comfortable setting depending on what they want to use it for.
Whether reading, journaling, knitting, or crocheting, these hands-free lights will be put to great use.
10. Crochet Cute Critters
Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting animals. Although it seems complicated, a pattern book such as this makes a great gift for knitters.
Crochet Cute Critters features 26 beginner-friendly designs and guides knitters in the process from A-Z (Alligators to Zebras).
Whether they are knitting a cuddly gift for a grandchild or for their own collection knitters will love this gift.
9. Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible
For experienced knitters looking for more intricate and exciting designs, this book is a great gift.
This Japanese knitting book is filled with a wide range of intricate stitches in step-by-step diagrams. There are instructions and diagrams for so many projects including socks, scarves, mittens, and more.
This knitting bible is one of the most unique gifts for knitting lovers.
8. Funny Knitter’s Sign
A novelty gift item like a funny knitter’s sign is sure to brighten their day and makes a great gift.
These accent wall hangings will surely start up a great conversation whether hung up in the living room or out on the porch.
When stuck on what to get a knitter friend, this is a great choice.
7. Hooded Jacket Pattern
For knitters who also love to crochet, we have an awesome gift.
The yarn is made of 100% recycled jeans and water bottles making it not only great for the planet but a great jacket for the summer that will be worn every day.
Whoever said knitwear wasn’t for summer, was totally wrong.
6. Pug Knitting Kit
Topping the list of the cutest knitting presents is this Pug Knitting Kit.
The kit includes everything you need to knit this adorable little dog.
For a knitter who has a grandchild or is a child at heart, this will make a great gift.
5. Comical Knitting Journal
Next on the list of gifts for knitters is a comical knitting journal.
Having a journal to jot down thoughts, design projects, set goals, and keep notes is always appreciated.
There are so many to choose from, but a comical knitting journal will bring a smile to their faces when they open it up.
4. Attist-Made Yarn Bowl
While sitting in their favorite chair, no knitter wants to have their ball of yarn rolling around on the ground.
That’s where this lovely yarn bowl comes into place. Not only is it a beautiful piece of decor for any coffee table but it is also a great way to hold that ball of yarn.
This is surely a gift she’ll appreciate.
3. Knitting Travel Bag
If you know someone who loves to knit and travel, this knitting travel bag is the perfect gift.
It is brilliantly designed with 6 compartments to hold the yarn as well as the ongoing project without the chance of getting it all tangled. It also has pockets for needles, hooks, and accessories.
This is definitely one of the best gifts for knitters.
2. Premium Chiaogoo Knitting Needles
You can’t knit without great needles and ChiaoGoo has designed the nest on the market.
If you are looking for knitting presents then this is a great choice.
To take this gift to another level, you may want to consider gifting the entire ChiaoGoo knitting set including the tote, needles, and stitch counter.
1. The Woobles Kit
Topping off the list is one of the most common gift ideas: The Wobbles Kit.
This next gift is the ultimate idea for a wildly creative person.
They can learn to crochet easily. Woobles kit serves as the fastest and easiest way to learn creativity in crochet. Whether you know someone who is an expert or someone who is a beginner it helps both.
What are unique personalized knitting gifts?
We love personalized gifts. Unlike other gifts, personalized gifts are so much more special. Your loved ones will know you put in that extra thought to get them something very thoughtful.
Here are some ideas for personalized gifts for knitters:
- Engraved Knitter Bracelet: Choose your recipient’s initials.
- Personalized Christmas Ornaments: Can be personalized with a special message, name, or date.
- Bamboo Knitting Sticks: Write any message you like on them.
- Printed Needle Case: Print her name on it.
- Knitting Book: Personalized with name on the front as well as make it a planner or journal.
- Project Bag: Choose the fabric as well as the name to be embroidered on it.
What are funny knitting gifts?
If you know a knitter with a sense of humor, then you want to run with that for your gift. Why not?! There is a wide range of “funny” so what you choose will really depend on the person you are buying for.
A witty knitting mug is a great place to start and is a perfect gift for anyone. Coworkers, siblings, mothers, grandmothers, or neighbors will all enjoy a funny mug.
Printed t-shirts are always a great choice. The options are endless for men and women alike. Funny knitting T-shirts make great conversation starters and we all know knitters love to talk.
Craft Supply room signs make for very funny knitting gifts. These can be found as tin signs, wooden signs, street signs and so much more. A great addition to any craft room.
What are great knitting subscription boxes?
If you know someone who loves to knit and adored Anne of Green Gables as a young girl, then this is the box for her. The Kindred Spirit Yarn Box brings to life the adventures of Anne of Green Gables with yarn inspired by the book each month.
Yarn YAY! is a fun and exciting subscription box. Each month they will receive bite-sized portions of unique yarn, two exclusive patterns for the same type of project – one knit and one crochet ad finally two novelty gifts to make their hearts swoon.
Looking For More Gift Ideas For Knitters & Crocheters?
We hope you find this list of best gifts for knitters & crocheters useful, and you are now set to surprise a creative person in your life with the perfect present! If you have comments or questions, feel free to post them below. Looking for more profession-related gifts? You might also want to check out our article on great gifts for quilters below!
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Last Updated on September 6, 2023 by Emily Scott