20 Gifts to Inspire Makers, Crafters + DIYers
Make! That is our one-word motto here at Brit + Co. Whether we’re making a color wheel cake, a beautiful wedding website builder, or turning zippers into bracelets, we can’t stop figuring out how we can make making things more fun. And because we know you love to make as much as we do, or at least know someone who does, we’ve rounded up 20 great gifts for the makers on your list.
1. DIY Kaleidoscope Set ($37): Remember making those homespun kaleidoscopes in grade school? Turns out the DIY kaleidoscope has come a long way. This set is a great way to relive old memories, especially with new youngsters.
2. Makers: The New Industrial Revolution ($13 and up): Required reading here at Brit + Co, Chris Anderson’s Makers investigates and celebrates the new revolution of how and why we make.
3. DIY Starter Kits ($30): Just caught the DIY bug and need a few essentials to help you along? We’re offering starter kits for painting, jewelry and all things DIY. Plus, we’ve got a few of our most popular projects (hello Zipper Bracelets!) in kit form as well.
4. Brit Kits Subscription ($20-$220): Speaking of our shop, a gift subscription to Brit Kits really is the give that keeps on giving. You’ve got a few more days to sign up for December, so get on it!
5. Wool and the Gang Kits ($50 and up): Confession: Part of the reason we’re obsessed with Wool and the Gang is definitely the name. They make beautiful kits for knitters featuring hard to find patterns and wools.
6. iPhone Cross Stitch Kit ($7): You’ve probably seen this old thing before here on Brit.co. We love it! Only available for iPhone 4 and 4s but we’ve got our fingers crossed more are coming soon.
7. Kidrobot Mini Munny ($10): Stocking stuffer alert! Everyone loves the robotic charm of a Munny.
8. Inkodye ($35): This new type of ink uses the sun to cure onto fabric, paper, wood, and more. For more on how it works, check out our tutorial, including the cutest pixelated heart pillow case around.
9. Cube 3D Printer ($1,299): If you dream it (and design it), you can print it! Ready to take your friend or family member’s love of 3D printing to the next level? Get ’em a cube. Definitely a high ticket item, but a good one to share among your entire family.
10. Do What You Love Tee ($26): Words to live by.
11. Fuse Die Cut and Letterpress Starter Set ($200): For dabbling in letterpress and die cut projects, this gadget by Fiskars is a great little tool.
13. Maker’s Notebook ($20): If someone you know is getting into the 3D design and electronics thing, this notebook is a must.
14. Evernote Moleskine ($25): Need a good way to combine analog notes and drawings with digital finds? If you missed our giveaway, $25 is definitely a worthwhile investment. So good for the friend who loves to stay organized but also loves to write.
15. Speedball Screen Printing Starter Kit ($40): This surprisingly full-fledged kit includes photo emulsion, drawing fluid, screen filler method, a 10×14 screen frame, 9 inch squeegee, 3 jars of ink, remover, and instructions for how it all works!
16. Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things ($10): Become a real life MacGyver with this handy how-to book.
17. Makey Makey Invention Kit ($40): Turn strawberries into computer keys! This is great way to dabble with robotics and electronics with just a few key tools.
18. Cricut Electronic Cutting Machine ($170): This incredible tools helps you create custom cutouts with any design you can come up with or choose from. It’s amazing and we need one (hint, hint)!
19. DIY Electronics Design Kit ($50): Another one for the electronics dabbler, this has everything you need to start tinkering around.
20. Plant Press ($53): And finally, for those who love their flora. This simple press makes it easy to gather flowers and press in a cinch. (Also great for pressing watercolor paintings flat!)
What are your favorite gifts to give to fellow makers? Anything on your wish list we should know about? Talk to us in the comments below.