Gifts for Knitters: 49 Best Knitting Gift Ideas They Will Treasure

By Jodie Morgan | Updated: | Published:

Choosing a present for crafty friends or family is challenging. Especially gifts for the knitter who has everything! I include a diverse list of best gifts for knitters.

Gifts for Knitters - Balls of colored yarn in a basket

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A gift guide with the best unique gifts for knitters for a range of tastes. Want the best gifts for knitters? Read my recommendations of products and shops for great gift ideas in my gift guide.

I reviewed, fact checked and updated this post on Nov 25, 2023.

1 Bulky Arm Knit Kit Gift

Wool Experts Giant Merino Wool for chunky arm knitting or knitted blankets

Create a gorgeous chunky blanket. Super chunky equals super fun! Looks lovely in your home. Anyone would adore this luxurious wool. Beautiful soft giant-sized merino wool. A knitter who is keen to try arm knitting would love this. WoolExperts Yarn shop receives excellent reviews for their cozy soft wool.

2 Charm Bracelet Knitting Gift

Charm The Knitter In Your Life

Carry your passion everywhere. Charm the knitter in your life! Gorgeous silver charm bracelets on Etsy with cute charms to celebrate a knitter’s hobby.

3 Knitted Stockings PDF Pattern

Mini Knitted Christmas Stockings in red and white yarn that are knitted up with the PDF pattern
Digital PDF pattern for these mini stockings by Marina of Warm And Knitted

Cute festive décor! Instead of knitting-themed stocking stuffers, why not knitted mini Stockings? Adorable strung together to make a garland. These are the best Christmas gifts for knitters.

4 Personalized Stockings

Personalized Christmas Stockings CampKitschyKnits

Perfect For Above The Fireplace. Traditional colors & fun motifs like trees, snowflakes, reindeer, Santa, Mrs Claus, and snowpeople. Many lettering colors are available on the Etsy listing. Delight your knitter friend and their family. They also offer wool mittens.

5 Books As Presents

Get Inspired With These Reads.

Knitting Habits By Jodie Morgan

If you want a quick, easy-to-reference knitting companion full of helpful tips and tricks, get a copy of my book Knitting Habits!

A perfect way to pass the time and to place on your coffee table. I’ve reviewed all these fabulous knitting books. Every knitter needs a resource library. The book by Hitomi Shida has incredible stitch designs. Any knitter would enjoy trying out the patterns.

Patty Lyons Knitting Bag of Tricks Book front cover

You can also get a signed copy of Patty Lyons’ new book!

Antoher fabulous book is The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays On Crafting by Alanna Okun.

6 Audiobooks

Read anywhere, anytime. Audible has great deals on fantastic audiobooks, no matter the person’s preferences or favorites.

7 Yarn Winder – A Handy Product For a Knitter!

Stanwood-YBW-A-Winder

Handwinding and tangled yarn begone! Unwilling relatives won’t have to hold skeins for hours when the knitter in their lives receives a yarn winder. Give them the treat of neat yarn cakes. The Stanwood Needlecraft Winder 4 ounce is a workhorse. I reviewed other yarn winders too.

8 Yarn Swift

Knit Picks Wooden Birch Yarn Swift

Keep pesky hanks and skeins all under control. Pair a yarn swift with a ball winder. Winding a ball of yarn is quick & easy. (For more, read my review of the best yarn swift and ball winder combo.) It includes another great option to buy Knit Picks Birch or Onyx Swifts.

9 KoKnit Portable Yarn Storage Tote Bag

STORAGE Bag Check Price On Amazon

Keep organized with this knitting gift. Compartments for everything a knitter uses. Store goodies from the yarn shop or current projects, needles, tools, or crochet hooks.

10 Knit & Purl Bag

Knit Purl Tote Bag

I love the design of this canvas knitting tote. An excellent canvas bag for all your knitting items/knitting supplies. Why not add some gorgeous Knit Picks Yarn to place inside? A great travel knitting bag.

11 Project Bags

JesabelleB Knitting Bag in denium

The linen pouch is reversible with beige linen & gray inside with leather tag. The pouch part holds little things while you work, and use this for a knitting travel bag. A stylish handmade product for an excellent price.

12 Cup

I'd Rather Be Knitting Mug

Combine two great things! A hot cup of tea/coffee is essential. These mugs bring smiles to a knitter’s face. A knitting mug of coffee keeps a crafter knitting longer.

13 Sunstruck Straight Needles Set

Sun Struck Straight needle set by Knit Picks

Beautiful laminated birch. All these knitting gifts sets are lightweight with sharp tapered points & comfortable. Includes many needle sizes. The knitting needle surface is smooth. Every knitter needs beautiful tools. Works beautiful with cotton, wool, alpaca and other fibers.

  • US 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11 (3.50mm-8.00mm)

14 Personalized Knitting Needles Make Fun Gifts

Personalized Bamboo Knit Needles

For The Extra-Special Touch. Why not choose an Engraved Pair of Bamboo Needles; choose the wording. Have messages on each knitting needle. The seller has excellent reviews and fast shipping. Your Grandma might get a laugh from this kind of gift. Size – 5mm and 23cm long.

15 Rainbow Trout Yarn Bowl

Rainbow Trout Yarn Bowl

Stop Yarn Balls Running Away. A beautiful ceramic glazed stoneware bowl by Avior Pottery on Etsy. No chasing the ball of wool with yarn bowls!

Protects your beautiful yarn shop wool from curious cats and kids too. She has other yarn bowls in her shop. Another beautiful maker, Leslie Nieto has a gorgeous yarn bowl and knitting caddy. Crafters love the yarn bowls design.

16 Rainbow Stitch Markers

Knit Picks Rainbow Stitch Markers

Keep Track Of Projects. Add cuteness to your projects & track rows with these stitch markers. (Aka stitch stoppers.) A loved one’d find these fun and colorful. Markers for newbies and advanced knitters alike.

The package contains thirty total stitch stoppers (6 of each color – Red, Yellow, Green, Blue & Purple) on a locking clip. Largest size of needle these stitch markers suit is a US 9.

17 Stitch Counter

stitch counter Check Price On Amazon

Never Lose Your Row Progress Again! Knitters watch their favorite program and don’t lose count of their row or stitches. This row counter makes it much easier to stay in rhythm! A great budget gift.

18 Clover Circular Stitch Holder

Clover Circular Stitch Holder Check Price On Amazon

Never Lose Your Stitches. A convenient tool for holding stitches. Gives you security when you put your project down. A stitch marker is great for crocheters and other makers too.

19 Noise-Canceling Headphones

BOSE Noise Canceling Headphones Silver Check Price On Amazon

Block Out Distractions. Perfect for when you don’t want to be disturbed like when you’re counting stitches. Chill out, listen to your favorite music and knit!

20 Extra Large Pompom Maker

Extra Large Pom Pom Maker

Make Fun Beanies Galore. Who doesn’t like extra-large pom-poms on knitted hats? Make large diy pom-poms with excellent results. It works with most yarns.

21 Wooden Needle Gauge

Wood Knitting Gauge

Find Needle Sizes. It makes life easier. The gauge’s precise holes are perfect for measuring needles. US sizes & metric measurements are etched on each hole.

22 Sock Blockers – Perfect Tool For Knitted Socks

Sock Blockers

Make Your Socks Shine! Spring wooden sock blockers for blocking knitted socks. Sizing options depending on the socks you knit. See their Etsy store for another version of this great knitting socks tool. Darning needles are also a great gift idea.

23 Cable Stitch Needles

Cable Stitch Needles Check Price On Amazon

Perfect For Cable Knitting. These are convenient. The larger ones hold more stitches.

24 Stork Scissors

Stork Scissors 55Tree Etsy Store

Makes A Simple Task Pleasurable. These sewing scissors brighten the mundane task of cutting loose ends. A good option for a stocking filler or as part of a gift basket.

25 Blocking Set

Knit Picks Blocking kit - blocking mats, blocking wires, pins

Knitting tools like blocking mats make a knitter’s life easier. They show the true beauty of the techniques of lace or knitted fabric. Essential to relax the yarn.

I highly recommend this set of tools for blocking, perfect for blocking a sweater, scarf or cardigan or lace shawl. Shipping is available for the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.

26 Hands-Free Light

hands free light Check Price On Amazon

No More Squinting To See Stitches and continue reading a knitting pattern when there is low light. One catchall for seeing intricate work & sharing a room with others. Works well when using a dark ball of fiber. Choose the brightness settings. Goes around the neck.

27 Glow-In-The-Dark Needles!

LED Single Point Light Up Knitting Needles

In Night, See Clear. Think of events where you can’t knit like a movie theater, in bed, on the couch or around the campfire. Now you can! It illuminates your work without disturbing others. Each straight knitting needle is plastic.

28 Stress Relief Gloves

Stress Relief Gloves by Lion Brand

Soothes Arthritic Or Sore Hands. These gloves ease pain & stiffness without restricting movement. Lightweight, fingerless & providing support. Great arthritis gloves for women & men.

29 Dragonfly Brooch (Buy All On Etsy)

Dragonfly pin by RivelinArts in copper,brass or silver plate

Dress Up Your Wraps. A lovely knitwear jewelry accessory for knitted shawls. These shawl pins are suitable for people sensitive to brass.

30 Enamel Pins For Knitters

Knitting Enamel Pins by Joy of Wool Co

Attach this to knitting bags, totes, a sweater, scarves & knitting accessories. An excellent knitting gift for your knitter friend. Also great for adding a little style to your homemade knitted gifts or diy gifts for Mom.

31 Snarky Buttons

Knitting Pins with fun titles

Perfect For Having A Laugh. There’s always room for ‘tongue in cheek’ humor. Wear with pride on a scarf or put on your bag.

32 Dragonfly Beaded Stitch Markers

puppy holding yarn pin Check Price On Amazon

Add Beauty To A WIP. These mark pattern changes. Slide them on and off of your needles as needed. Set includes one lead marker with dragonfly charm and eight matching beaded ones. Rings are closed, smooth, snag-free, and have 3 sizes.

33 Pom Pom Mag

Pom Pom Magazine

A Great Knitting Magazine To Read. Our readers recommend the Pom Pom Quarterly magazines. This publication has knitting project inspiration, other crafts, & covers the four seasons. Grab them while you can as they’re not going to publish any more editions.

34 Journal

Knitting Journal

For Your Knitter’s Notes. Paper is easy to lose in the mess of any desk! Perfect for knitters to keep their notes, knitting patterns, knitting ideas & inspiration in one organized space. Super stylish! They’re blank, so sketch designs, plan, and stick in photos for inspiration and creations you have in mind.

35 Mini Notebooks

Mini Knitting Notebooks

Great Project Tracker. Replace pieces of scrap paper with these! Perfect for the beginner and experienced knitter alike. Small enough size to stash in a bag and great for jotting down notes and the row you’ve finished. Five choices of cover designs with a cute flair.

36 Personalized Fabric Labels

Personalized Fabric Labels

Make Your Mark. Add a name to handmade projects with professional labels.

37 Unique Handmade Yarn Bowl

Funny Yarn Bowl With Knitting Inside It

Made by Sue of SueHarroldPottery on Etsy, this keeps a ball of yarn from running around. 🙂 Store your notions in it too. Adds to your home decor! Make someone laugh with these funny gifts for knitters. Yarn bowls with humor. Also great to store crochet hooks.

38 Knitting Poster

Handdrawn Framed Poster Of A Person Knitting

Decorate Your Craft Room. A fun color poster for your wall. A delightful gift for knitters.

39 Knitting Yarn Guide Ring – One Nifty Tool!

Knitting Yarn Guide Ring

Original knitting ring design by Vera. These rings are fabricated with eco-friendly vintage silverware. The ring keeps fibers in place, and maintains consistent tension. Available in various sizes. This is one of the best gifts for advanced knitters.

40 Luxurious Fallow Fields Sweater Kit

Create knitting kits from luxurious fiber & a pattern. Cashmere, Silk, Kid Mohair, Merino, & Baby Alpaca. Great for an experienced knitter without going to a yarn shop. The recipient will fell like a famous knitter wearing the fabulous garment.

41 Chiaogoo Twist Tip Interchangeable Set

Chiaogoo 7400-C Twist Tip Interchangeable Needles set Check Price On Amazon

A quality, smooth stainless steel interchangeable set in a knitting needle case. I love Chiaogoo needles. The part when the tip and needle join is super smooth. An interchangeable set with a case are knitting essentials.

42 Mannequin Dress Form

Blue 13 Dials Female Fabric Adjustable Mannequin Dress Form Check Price On Amazon

Always Get Perfect Measurements. This is perfect for the advanced knitter who creates garments. They can adjust the size to suit their own measurements.

43 Luxury Yarns In Divine Colors

Knit Picks Luxury Yarns

Luxury yarn gifts like Cashmere, Silk, Mohair, Baby Alpaca, or fine Merino are on a knitter’s bucket list. They’re the best gifts for a knitter. Your knitter will adore these products. A gift card is another idea. Not sure what yarn? See my guide to yarn for knitting scarves.

44 Afghan Block Of The Month Club

Annie’s Afghan Block-of-the-Month Club is a monthly subscription with yarn & instructions. Create a gorgeous afghan! They have tutorials for techniques in their patterns. A novice would appreciate this as everything they need is included. If you want an in-depth review of their products, see here.

45 Yarn Clubs

A Subscription Box Of Yarny Goodness Have little yarn or prospects of what to make? These monthly subscription boxes has luxury fibers plus crochet & knit patterns. An easy way to make as it includes everything you need.

Pair a gorgeous knitting pattern from Ravelry with the yarn! Ravelry has a vast collection of digital patterns from fabulous designers. You’ll find the perfect one! From beginners to advanced stitching to learning a new technique, there’s something for everyone. Click “Send as Gift” when checking out.

46 Happy Birthday Card

Have A Ball Card

Loved ones would like this card celebrating their passion! Thoughtful presents make experiences like birthdays remarkable. KraftStreetPaperCo creates unique ones and prints them on high-quality stock. Lots of lovely novelty gift cards too for different occasions like Valentine Day!

47 Cat Butt Coasters

Cat Butt Drink Coaster Check Price On Amazon

A Funny Décor Choice. These are hilarious gift ideas for knitters. A great gift for knitters with a sense of humor!

48 Save Our Sweaters Lint Remover – Renews The Life Of Garments

Lilly Brush Pill Remover Check Price On Amazon

Keep garments looking fresh. A practical, convenient present for any lover of knitted clothes. Some yarns pill and they’re removed using this gadget.

49 Wrist Ruler

Wrist Ruler at The Little Knitting Co

A handy tool in a bunch of colors for measuring your knits. Wear this tape measure on your wrist. Choose a color to suit your gift recipient.

50 Uncommon Goods

Travel Knitting Bag and personalized yarn bowl from Uncommon Goods.

Check out the knitting gift ideas for your knitter friend like these handy items: a travel knitting bag and personalized yarn bowl from Uncommon Goods.

51 CrateJoy Subscription Boxes

Cratejoy Subscription Boxes - Knit Wise includes, 2 cakes of yarn, pattern book and wooden needles

Creating is fun and there’s a selection of subscription boxes for makers. Select gift boxes geared toward beginners/experienced knitters. They include yarn, needles, and other tools needed to make their own creation every month. An easy solution knitters gift.

52 Wool Ball Soy Wax Candle

Wool-Ball-Beeswax-Candle-by-CatFishCreekCandles
Catfishcreek Candles receive 5 star reviews

Handmade, eco-friendly soy wax candle as a yarn ball. Makes for a lovely knitter gift that’s also functional.

Conclusion

I featured high-quality & unique items in this gift list & guide to knitting gift ideas. For more gift guides, a shirt, or beautiful products like sock yarn for beautiful socks from Darn Good Yarn.

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About The Author

Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

Jodie Morgan (Author & Founder)

jodie@knitlikegranny.com | Lives In: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taught by her mother and wonderful grandmother “Mama”, she fell in love with crafting from a young age. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online knitting community. Get to know Jodie and the team on our meet the team page.

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