Got some crafty people on your holiday gift list? Fear not — a present like one of these is bound to please even the pickiest of Do It Yourselfers. (And — self-interested bonus! — it virtually guarantees years of awesome knitted/crocheted/sewn or otherwise home-built gifts for you in turn.)
Photo via Vitaly Korovin/Shutterstock
And as commenter Martianchronicles points out, a gift of a precision cutting tool is perhaps best paired with a cheap pair of multi-purpose scissors, "so everyone else in the house will stop borrowing my good scissors to open packages and stuff."
Fiskars 10" Tailor Shears, $42.19
Gingher 8" Knife-Edge Sewing Scissors, $27.50
Kai 9" Professional Shears, $64.99
Kai 5" Double Curve Embroidery Scissors, $18.99
Fiskars 45mm Rotary Cutter, $7
Fiskars Set of 6 Paper Edgers Craft Scissors, $12
Tandy Craftool 4-in-1 Awl Set
Instead, as commenter Runemouri says, get a gift card from a local craft store you know your recipient likes, an online store like Knitpicks, Purl, or Marimekko, or an all-purpose national chain like Dick Blick, Home Depot, or Jo-Ann. For jewelry supplies, several of you recommended Fire Mountain Gems.
DIY store gift card, various prices, various retailers.
Vintage fabric notions and buttons, various prices, various retailers.
Photo of porcelain clock face buttons (now sold) from Etsy user Cynthiasattic.
A craft class, various prices, various retailers.
Photo of a sewing class via Make Workshop.