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

When choosing a present for your crafty knitting friends or family member, it’s challenging to decide what to get. Especially gifts for the knitter who has everything!

I’ve included a diverse list of best gifts for knitters, to suit a wide range of tastes. I searched high and low for the best unique gifts for knitters.

Colorful yarn knitted on wooden needles

Scroll through my list of great knitting gifts. You’re sure to find something.

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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 throw.

If you’ve never knitted with large knitting needles, don’t worry. They’re not heavy. A beautiful addition to home decor for a loved one.

Becozi Giant Blanket

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Charm The Knitter In Your Life – Charm Bracelets

Not sorry about the pun 🙂 Everyone will adore gorgeous silver charm bracelets with a stamped monogram initial, beautifully detailed silver yarn and knitting needle, and a silver craft scissor.

Knitters Silver bracelet with charms

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Best Christmas Gifts For Knitters

Instead of getting knitting themed stocking stuffers, why not buy them a magical knitted ornament by their Tree?

These knitted mini Stockings by Leon The Cat are adorable hanging on a tree or strung together to make a garland as home decor. You could put the garland together yourself with a little treat inside.

Mini Christmas stocking garland

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Personalized Stockings

Decorate your house or someone else’s with these that everyone are sure to love.

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

Knitted Christmas Stockings

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The Knitter’s Library – Excellent Knitting Books

Some enjoy reading and knitting. What about combining the two? A perfect way to pass time. Here are a few of my favorites.

Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book Completely Revised and Updated

This fabulous knitting resource is a wonderful inclusion to someone’s knitting library. So much knitting goodness packed into this book!

It has clear to understand instructions and gorgeous pics.

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

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 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. There will be something useful, no matter what knitting level someone has.

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Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

Crafters need more than 1 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.

Designs featuring complexity and intricate details. A perfect gift for an advanced knitter who loves a challenge.

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People Knitting: A Century of Photographs

Photographs of 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 more great reads like those mentioned above, read my post.


Need something less materialistic? Check out great deals on fantastic audiobooks. Perfect for road trips and lazy days on the beach.

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Time-Saving Solutions So They Can Get Back To Knitting

Joy from knitting is often dampened by mundane tasks like sewing ends in, organizing their yarn stash, winding big long skeins into useable cakes, and more.

If the maker in your life complains about these tasks, have a scroll through these. You might find an item to solve their problem!

The Pure Joy Of Neat Yarn Cakes

Unwilling relatives will be thankful when the knitter in their lives receive a yarn winder. They won’t have to stand for hours, holding yarn skeins to be wound into balls.

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

I’ve also reviewed many other yarn winders in this post.

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Yarn Swifts Go Hand In Hand With Yarn Ball Winders

Team up a yarn swift with a winder, winding balls will be quick and easy.

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Store Knitted Projects Whether At Home Or On The Go

Project bags are excellent items to keep everything organised.

Yarn Storage Tote Bag – BeCraftee

This bag to keeps everything orgazined. Compartments for everything from current projects, printed out free patterns, tools, crochet hooks and more.

This is a gift to make a knitter’s life easier.

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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 be great in any room!

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Feelin’ Superfine

Love the pun used on this canvas 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, and more.

Feelin' Superfine Tote Bag by Knit Picks

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Knitting Field Bag

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 for wool and accessories like crochet hooks.

Knitting Field Bag by Fringe Association

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Knitting and Cuppas Go Hand In Hand

A hot cup of tea or coffee is an essential staple of knitting. These mugs will bring smiles 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, Tools & Knitting Accessories

A knitter can never have enough handy tools and gadgets to make their hobby more enjoyable.

Sunstruck Straight Needles Set

A beautifully crafted laminated straight birch set sure to bring a smile. Lightweight with sharp tapered points, and super comfortable.

Each includes a pair of knitting needles in US 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11 (3.50mm-8.00mm.)

Sun Struck Straight needle set by Knit Picks

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Bamboo Circular Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Clover Takumi products are lovely to use. Their silky finish means the yarn doesn’t catch. The set includes 12 needle tips and five different cord lengths.

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Every Time They Use These, They’ll Be Reminded Of You

Opt for a Personalized Engraved Pair of Bamboo Needles; you choose the wording and font. Size USA 10, 6mm, (UK 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 product to hold wool. No more having to chase the ball of yarn!

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: US 9.

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Stitch Counter

You have to admire those 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.

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Clover Circular Stitch Holder

A convenient tool for holding stitches.

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Chill Out and Knit

Noise cancelling headphones – For when you don’t want to be disturbed and just relax.

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Extra Large Pompom Maker

Who doesn’t love extra large pompoms on knitted hats? This device makes large diy pom poms quickly and easily. Kids will love 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 creatives who love “Dr. Who.”

Wooden Knitting Gauge

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Cable Stitch Needles

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

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Whoot too-woo! Owl Scissors

We all know about the stork scissors, so popular in any yarn shop. But this owl is so adorable. These scissors brighten the mundane task of cutting loose ends.

Owl Scissors by Knit Picks

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With The Knitting Done, 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 or knitted fabric.

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Let There Be Light!

When they need a little more light to work their magic. Helpful for knitting intricate stitch work and also when sharing a room with others.

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For Those Who Knit In The Dark

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

Think of all the dark situations where you’ve been unable to knit –

  • A movie theater
  • In bed
  • Around the campfire

Now you can! The gentle glow illuminates your work without disturbing others.

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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 style design is beautiful.

Celtic Design Silver Shawl Pin

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Enamel Pins For Knitters

These pins and a yarn charm can be attached to knitting bags, totes, a sweater, scarves and knitting accessories. The dog and cats holding yarn are adorable, and the Handmade Life pin is very apt.

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

Always room for ‘tongue in cheek’ and humor when knitting.

Snarky Knitting Pins

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

Pom Pom Quarterly Knitting Subscription

Our readers highly recommend the Pom Pom Quarterly knitting magazine. It can be delivered in print or digitally. All sorts of fab project inspiration and covers the four seasons.

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Knitting Journal

Perfect for knitters who like to keep all their notes, knitting patterns and inspiration in one organized space. Super stylish and lovely to write in.

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Mini Knitting Notebooks

These are perfect for jotting down notes 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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Funny Gifts For Knitters

Tacky presents out there claim to be funny knitting gifts ideas. Don’t worry. Some of these are the perfect gift to make even the most jaded smile.

Tongue-in-the-cheek Humor

Gifting one of these yarn bowls handmade by Barbara of Creativity Happens is classy, and will keep the yarn from running all over the house. 🙂

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

Fun holders for gift cards are knitted in one piece with only one seam at the bottom. The holder’s pocket is in the round, and then the flap is knitted flat after binding off half the stitches. The colorwork patterns are fully charted.

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Gifts For Advanced Knitters

A Luxurious Knitting Kit

Create a knitting kit from luxurious yarn you know they’ll like and a pattern. Look for Cashmere, Silk, Kid Mohair, Fine Merino, and Baby Alpaca.

Even if you’re non-knitter with no clue as to what I have mentioned above, this kit is the perfect gift to someone very happy.

Fine luxury yarn shawl - Peacock wrap Luxury Lace shawl

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Chiagoo Twist Tip Interchangeable Complete Set, 4-Inch

Chiagoo 7400-C Twist Tip Interchangeable Needles set

A quality, smooth interchangeable set made of stainless steel.

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Knit Like A Latvian Knitting Kit For The Experimental Knitter

Hobbywool challenges you to knit like a Latvian with this beautiful Latvian Grey knitting kit!

In this, you get wool supplies, instructions and handy, colorful charts you need to make an exceptional pair of traditional Latvian mittens.

The 100% wool is soft and warm, prepared in hanks.

Knit Like A Lativian

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Yarn Gifts

It’s fair to say luxury yarns like Cashmere, Silk, Mohair, Baby Alpaca or fine Merino will be well-received!

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

Knit Picks Luxury Yarns

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Knitting Birthday – Great For A Special Someone

Ever given a present, the receiver opened it, and their eyes lit up? Ever noticed how good you feel? Research has shown doing and giving things to others releases endorphins, making you feel happy.

Happy Birthday Knitting Card

Any knitter would like this colorful bgreeting 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.’

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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I tried to feature high-quality and unique items in this gift list and guide. I hope you discover something! However, the ideas don’t end here, I’m sure even asking them what they’d like would bring a few potential options 🙂

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

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About Jodie Morgan

Hi. I’m Jodie Morgan, owner and creator of Knit Like Granny. (Yes, I’m a real person :) ) Thanks for being here.

I created Knit Like Granny to help show 1,000,000 people the benefits of knitting & highlight alternatives to fast fashion.

I love knitting and have met so many other fabulous knitters through this site. I enjoy learning and helping others discover the joys of working with yarn.

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6 thoughts on “Gifts for Knitters – 46 Of The Best Knitting Gifts Ideas – Find A Present They’ll Always Remember”

    • Hi Max. I would go with what you think your friend would prefer. No matter the material a yarn bowl is made from, they all keep yarn from running away. Cheers Jodie


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