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Gifts for Knitters – 46 Of The Best Knitting Gift Ideas – Find A Present They’ll Always Remember

When choosing a present for your crafty friend/family member, it can be quite challenging to decide what to get for them.

Especially if it’s gifts for the knitter who has everything!

Everyone is different. Well, the world would be incredibly boring if we were all the same and had the same tastes.

Colorful yarn knitted on wooden needles

That’s why I’ve included a diverse list of best gifts for knitters, to suit a wide range of tastes.

I’ve searched high and low for the best unique gifts for knitters, that won’t break your bank account.

Everyone will be very impressed with the energy you spent to find that memorable present.

Scroll through our comprehensive guide of great knitting gifts. You’re sure to find something that appeals.

Super Chunky Equals Super Fun!

The crafter in your life will adore this luxurious giant, bulky blanket knitting kit by BeCozi! Scrumptious super bulky, chunky merino yarn and Size 70 US needles are included to create a 40 x 60 inches blanket.

Due to the chunkiness of the yarn, your blanket can be knitted up in no time.

If you’ve never knitted with such large needles, don’t be afraid. They’re not heavy in your hands. Once you get into the knitting, you will be surprised at how much fun it can be! A beautiful addition to your home decor.

Becozi Giant Blanket

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Charm The Knitter In Your Life

Sorry, not sorry about the pun 🙂 Knitters will adore this gorgeous silver bracelet with a stamped monogram initial charm, a beautifully detailed silver yarn and knitting needle charm, and a detailed silver craft scissor charm. They will wear it with a knitter’s pride.

Knitters Silver bracelet with charms

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Best Christmas Gifts For Knitters

Instead of getting something for a knitter to knit, why not buy them a magical knitted ornament made by somebody else for their Tree. Like these knitted mini Stockings by Leon The Cat.

These make great Christmas knitting gifts and for crocheters. They look adorable hanging on a tree or strung together to make a garland as home decor. You could even put the garland together yourself with a little treat inside each and gift that.

Mini Christmas stocking garland

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Personalized Christmas Stockings

Perhaps your creative maker is so busy knitting for others; they never get time to make their own personalized Christmas stocking! Gift them their very own knitted Christmas stocking.

CampKitschyKnits have these designs made in traditional Christmas colors and fun motifs such as Christmas trees, snowflakes, reindeer, Santa, Mrs Claus and Snowpeople.

Knitted Christmas Stockings

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The Knitter’s Library – Excellent Knitting Books

Now, some people might have reading and knitting as a hobby, but what about combining the two? Reading about knitting, a perfect way to pass the time, and who knows, one might discover a new pattern.

Here are a few my handpicked favorites. Just looking at the pictures would make anyone want to knit!

Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book Completely Revised and Updated

This fabulous knitting resource would make a wonderful addition to someone’s knitting library. So much new knitting goodness packed into one book!

It has clear to understand instructions, gorgeous pics and beneficial techniques, tips, and tricks.
There are hours of informative and fun knitting contained in the pages.

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Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible: 750 knit, purl, cable, lace and color stitches by Collins and Brown

Knitters eventually find their confidence increasing and are ready to take on new knitting challenges. Having a stitch dictionary to explore all the various and stunning stitches is an essential item for a knitter. Think of all the designs they can create with this new found knitting knowledge!

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Knitting Rules! The Yarn Harlot’s Bag Of Knitting Tricks

This book is not only helpful but hilarious! Author Stephanie Pearl McPhee aka ‘Yarn Harlot’ has years of knitting and life experience and there will be something useful. No matter what knitting level a person possesses. Stephanie’s writing style is down to earth and heart felt. A pleasure to read.

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Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

Knitters will need more than one stitch dictionary in their resource library. It’s an incredible book full of Japanese stitch patterns. All of the patterns are charted, so keep in mind this is not a book for beginners. There are designs featuring complexity and intricate details, lace and cables. A perfect gift for a more advanced knitter who loves a challenge.

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People Knitting: A Century of Photographs

Photographs of people knitting from the 1860s to the 1960s. Fabulous captures of people of all walks of life doing their passion, through the years.

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I’ve reviewed over 100 fabulous knitting books in our article. To find lots more great reads like the ones mentioned above, read all about it in our post.

Audio Books

Needing something less materialistic? Check out great deals on fantastic audiobooks that are the perfect companions for road trips and lazy days on the beach.

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Time-Saving Solutions So Knitters Can Get Back To Knitting

You know it’s true. Alas, the joy that comes when you practice your hobby is often dampened by the mundane tasks you have to perform first. As a knitter, I could go on all day about the jobs that often stop proficient crafters from getting their favorite thing done.

Sewing ends in, organizing their yarn stash, winding big long skeins of yarn, wool or cotton into useable cakes, the list goes on.

Presents for knitters… If the maker in your life often complains about these tasks, and more, have a look through these gifts. You might find one that will solve your complaining friend/family member’s problems.

Imagine their reaction when they open the present. They will be happy!

The Pure Joy Of Neat Yarn Cakes

Unwilling relatives will be ever thankful when the knitters in their lives, receive a yarn winder. They won’t have to stand or sit arms outstretched for hours, while they hold yarn skeins that need to be wound into balls.

The Stanwood Needlecraft Hand-Operated Winder 4 ounce is a workhorse.

Gorgeous, neat yarn cakes are the result. Winding by hand will be a thing of the past. Knitters can get on with what they love most, knitting!

I’ve also reviewed many other yarn winders, so if the knitter requires something larger, check out that post.

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Yarn Swifts Go Hand In Hand With Yarn Winders

You know how we talked about family members having to have their arms outstretched above. The Stanwood Needlecraft Wooden Umbrella Swift Yarn Winder will replace the need for them!

Teaming up a yarn swift with a yarn winder, winding balls will be quick and easy. Their yarn stash will have never looked so good.

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Store Knitted Projects Whether At Home Or On The Go

Yarn Storage and Needles Tote Bag – BeCraftee

The white-collar worker has their briefcase. The savvy young entrepreneur has their laptop bag. But how many knitters do you know have a bag that keeps all their things organized?

When I was searching for items to include in this article, I was struck by the ingenuity of it. There were compartments for everything, for current projects, printed out free patterns, tools and accessories to crochet hooks for sewing the yarn ends in.

This is a gift that would make a knitter’s life easier and more organized!

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Handmade Woven Basket For Yarn Storage

Make someone’s day by solving the ever growing problem of yarn storage. A natural-looking woven basket for storing a yarn stash in. This would look great in any room!

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Feelin’ Superfine

Love the pun used on this knitting tote, referring to the Craft Yarn Council Standard Yarn Weight System. Any knitter would have a little chuckle and be happy to have this on their shoulders. Plenty of room to store knitting projects, needles and a crochet hook for fixing mistakes and weaving ends in. A great storage bag!

Feelin' Superfine Tote Bag by Knit Picks

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Knitting Field Bag

Knitters will fall in love with this field bag to store their projects. Made to the specifications of Karen Templar, owner of Fringe Association, it is built to last. It looks so stylish. A lovely project and yarn storage bag. Karen has a great sense of fashion and her blog and facebook page are full of helpful tips.

Knitting Field Bag by Fringe Association

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A Gorgeous Project To Knit In A Box – Boxed Knitting Kit

The joy of opening a boxed gift is made even more special when it contains beautiful knitting yarn and tools including a Tote. Weekend Plans Kit – Mosaic is a lovely selection of yarn and interchangeable needles. Knit Picks knitting kits are great value and quality.

Weekend Plans kit by Knit Picks

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Knitting and Cuppas Go Hand In Hand

A hot cup of tea or coffee is an essential staple of knitting. Having a funny labeled cup when knitting, will bring a smile to a knitter’s face.

I might look like I'm listening to you but in my head I'm knitting Coffee mug

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Needles, Notions and Handy Tools

A knitter can never have enough handy tools and gadgets to make their hobby more enjoyable and relaxed. I’ve selected the best high-quality and useful ones I could find.

Sunstruck Straight Needles Set

Beautifully crafted laminated straight birch needles set that will be sure to bring a smile. Like a warm, sunny day. Lightweight with sharp tapered points, they are super comfortable to knit with.

Each set includes a pair of knitting needles in the United States sizes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11 (3.50mm-8.00 mm for those not in the US.) Knit Picks also offer free knitting patterns.

Sun Struck Straight needle set by Knit Picks

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Bamboo Circular Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular Interchangeable Needles are lovely to use. Their silky finish means the yarn doesn’t catch on them, and it slides easily.

The set includes 12 needle sizes in tips and five different cord lengths. With so many combinations, this makes life so much easier.

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Every Time They Use These Needles, They Will Be Reminded Of You

Opt for a Personalized Engraved Pair of Bamboo Needles; you choose the wording and font. Size US Size 10, 6mm, (UK Size 4) 13″ long.

Bling Your Name Here creates engraved needles with a single line of text, up to 55 characters including spaces.

Personalized Knitting Needles

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Stoneware Yarn Bowl

A beautifully made ceramic glazed bowl adds to the beauty that surrounds a knitter. The yarn they work with will look gorgeous held in this bowl. No more having to chase the ball of yarn. It will stay still contained in a yarn bowl.

Thrown In Stone Ceramic Glazed Yarn Bowl

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Sparkles The Unicorn Stitch Markers

Sparkles the Unicorn Stitch Markers

Add some cuteness to your knitting projects with these stitch markers, starring Knit Pick’s mascot, Sparkles the Knitting Unicorn!

Contains 5 total stitch markers (4 balls of yarn and one crafty unicorn) on a locking clip. Largest needle size that can be used: US 9

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Stitch Counter

You have to admire people who can watch their favorite programs when creating their knitting project.

They will be able to get right into watching their program and have confidence they haven’t lost count of their rows. They will be so thankful when receiving one.

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Clover Circular Stitch Holder

A convenient tool for when stitches need to be held, while other parts of the garment are worked on.

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Chill Out and Knit

Noise cancelling headphones – For when you don’t want to be disturbed when counting your stitches and just to chill out and relax.

BOSE Noise Cancelling Headphones Silver Click to Learn More / Buy from Amazon

Extra Large Pompom maker

Who doesn’t love an extra large pompom on knitted hats! This device will make large diy pom poms quickly and easily. Kids will love to help making these.

Extra Large Pom Pom Maker

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Doctor Who Fan? This Knitting Gauge Combines Both Loves!

Casey at Tangerine 8 designed this nifty and unusual needle gauge – A Police Box. Great for creative knitters who love something a little different and also love “Dr. Who.”

Wooden Knitting Gauge

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Little Gifts – Cable stitch Needles

When knitting cables these come in super handy. There are different sizes, the larger ones will hold more stitches.

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Whoot too-woo! Owl Scissors

We all know about the stork scissors. But this owl is so adorable. Useful for cutting yarn and when cutting steeks. These scissors will brighten the mundane task of cutting loose ends.

Owl Scissors by Knit Picks

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With The Knitting Parts Done, Now It’s Time To Block

Blocking Mats make a knitter’s life so much easier. The knitted item can be pinned with blocking pins and stretched out.

These helpful mats will help you achieve the purpose of blocking, showing the true beauty of the lace design or knitted fabric.

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Let There Be Light!

When knitters need a little more light to work their magic. Helpful for knitting intricate stitch work and also when sharing a room with others. Now everyone can share the room in peace, and no-one gets blinded! Makes for easy knitting.

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For Those Who Knit In The Dark

Hard to believe but true, glow-in-the-dark needles! Needlelite has designed knitting needles that are lit up by LED.These needles are great for knitting in low-light or dark conditions.

Think of all the low-light situations where you have been unable to knit

  • A movie theater
  • In bed
  • Around the campfire

Now you can do it in these situations, and the gentle glow of the needles illuminates your work without disturbing others.

Needlelite Lighted Knitting needles

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Mini Knitting Notebooks

These are perfect for jotting down ideas and small enough to stash in a knitting bag. Kelly Connor Designs has created five different cover designs.

‘Femiknits,’ ‘Knitting Plans In Progress,’ ‘Knitting Feeds My Soul,’ ‘Knits Out,’ and ‘She Had Dropped A Stitch.’ Choose one or the whole collection.

Mini Knitting Notebooks

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Knitting Themed Jewelry and Decorative Pins

Celtic Design Silver Shawl Pin

A lovely knitwear accessory for the lovers of knitted shawls. The Celtic design is timeless and beautiful.

Celtic Design Silver Shawl Pin

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Enamel Pins For Knitters

These cute enamel pins are on trend. They can be attached to knitting bags, totes, a sweater, scarves and knitting accessories. The dog and cat holding yarn are adorable, and the Handmade Life pin is very apt.

For those who love Alpacas, there is even one for them!

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Snarky Knitting Pins or Magnets for Knitters | Small Gift for a Knitter | Decorate Your Knitting Bag

There’s always room for a bit of ‘tongue in cheek’ and humor when knitting. These are a little bit of fun!

Snarky Knitting Pins

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Knitting Mags and Journals – Get A Read (And Write) On!

Pom Pom Quarterly Knitting Subscription

Our readers have highly recommended the Pom Pom Quarterly knitting magazine. Find a story about a knitwear designer, the latest knitting patterns and yarns or A popular knitting magazine that can be delivered in print or digitally. All sorts of fab project inspiration and covers the four seasons.

Pom Pom Magazine

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Knitting Journal

Perfect for knitters who like to keep all their notes, knitting pattern and inspiration in one place. Super stylish and lovely to write in. Karen Templar, the owner of Fringe Association, has created a product based on her personal use of knitting journals.

Knitting Journals Fringe Supply Co

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Funny Gifts For Knitters

There are some pretty tacky gifts out there that claim to be funny knitting gift ideas. This is the part where you might groan and sigh. “Tacky Gifts” might bring back memories of a male relative in some silly apron or wielding themed tongs.

No, don’t worry. I haven’t sunk that low in my selection. 🙂 I’ve been careful to choose gifts that aren’t too kitsch. Some of these are sure to make even the most jaded gift receiver smile.

Tongue-in-the-cheek Humor

Gifting one of these yarn bowls handmade by Barbara of Creativity Happens is classy 🙂 A fun gift idea!

Holy Sheep Balls Yarn Bowl

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Naughty or Nice Gift Card Holders

Naughtly or Nice knitted Gift card holders

These fun gift card holders are knit in one piece with only one seam at the bottom. The pocket of the holder is knit in the round and then the flap is knit flat after binding off half the stitches. The colorwork patterns are fully charted.

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Gifts For Advanced Knitters

Here we go. The one that you’ve been holding your breath to see if I have an answer for you.

The advanced knitter. The one who has been practicing their craft for many years, and knows almost everything there is to know about knitting. The person who has so many needles, balls, and projects that it feels like it’s impossible to get something for them that they will find useful or add to their knitting experience.

When you’ve got an experienced knitter on the Christmas gift list, or merely the gift list, it’s very daunting on how to decide. Millions of questions run through your head as you present the present to them.

Will they like it? Will they find it useful? Do they already have around three similar items like this? Do they like the color?

Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. When shopping for presents with my mother in mind, it’s hard to know what to choose. I have an answer to your raging questions. Several.

A Luxurious Knitting Kit

Create a knitting kit from luxurious yarn you know they’ll like and a pattern to go with it. Look for Cashmere, Silk, Kid Mohair, Fine Merino, and Baby Alpaca.
Even if you are non-knitter with no clue as to what I have mentioned above, this kit will make someone very happy.

Fine luxury yarn shawl - Peacock wrap Luxury Lace shawl

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When Only The Best Tools Will Do

Sometimes, needles might seem like say, a mop. Someone buys one that’s the best price, and it works. But when someone starts tackling more ambitious projects, suddenly they need and care about having a lot more options.

These are top of the range, and knitting with them would be a dream. These are sure to be on many knitter’s wish lists.

Chiagoo 7400-C Twist Tip Interchangeable Complete Set, 4-Inch

Chiagoo 7400-C Twist Tip Interchangeable Needles set Click to Learn More / Buy from Amazon

Knit Like a Latvian Knitting Kit for the experimental Knitter

Hobbywool challenge you to knit like a Latvian with this beautiful Latvian Grey knitting kit! In the box, you’ll get all the wool supplies, instructions and handy, colorful charts you need to make an exceptional pair of traditional Latvian mittens.

Presented in a lovely box, the 100% wool is soft and warm, prepared in hanks. It’s the perfect gift for the knitter in your life.

Knit Like A Lativian

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Yarn Gifts

It is sometimes hard to know what sort of yarn a knitter will appreciate as a gift. It is fair to say that any top of the range, luxury yarns like Cashmere, Silk, Mohair, Baby Alpaca, fine Merino or natural rare sheep breed yarn will be well-received!

Your knitter will adore one of these luxury yarns from Knit Picks. Free shipping is available from Knit Picks for orders over $65USD

Knit Picks Luxury Yarns

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Knitting Birthday – Some Great Ideas For That Special Person Having A Birthday

Birthdays. A wonderful day for all of us, where we celebrate our lives and spend time with families and friends. When it’s someone else’s, you get to join in their joy and happiness.

Ever had that experience when you give a present, the receiver opens it, and their eyes light up? Ever noticed how great it makes you feel inside?

Research has shown doing and giving things to others releases endorphins, which makes you feel happy.

Any of the gifts recommended above will be sure to please your celebrator and make them one happy customer!

Happy Birthday Knitting Card

Any knitter would like this colorful birthday greeting card. PaperOrThreads create uniquely designed cards and print them on high-quality card stock. The greeting inside says ‘The World Is More Colorful Because Of You.’ PaperOrThreads also has lovely designed gift cards.

Happy Birthday Card suitable for knitters

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Women’s Hand Knitted Fair Isle Socks

Stick To Socks creates gorgeous hand knitted socks. These socks with blue and white fair isle design would make a lovely birthday gift for a knitter.

Navy blue and white Fair Isle socks

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Make The Special Someone In Your Life Feel Gifted

There are many potential presents out there, far too many to list here. I tried to find the best gifts, high-quality and unique.

I hope you discover something for that special someone! You’re sure to see something to suit any range of tastes.

If you’re looking for other helpful articles on all things knitting, check out our Knitting Resources, Everything You Need To Know About Yarn, and Handy Tools.

The gifts here are sure to please 🙂 To help others make use of this resource, please share it on social media. Thank you!

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About Jodie - Editor Knit Like Granny

Hi. I’m Jodie Morgan, owner and creator of Knit Like Granny. (Yes, I’m a real person :) ) Thanks for being here. I am an Australian, currently traveling in Europe with my family. I love knitting and have met so many other fabulous knitters through this site. I love learning and helping others discover the joys of working with yarn. Please say hello!

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