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. 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’ve added the best gifts for knitters.
I reviewed and updated this post on August 14, 2022.
1 Bulky Arm Knitting Kit
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 keen to try arm knitting would love this.
WoolExperts Yarn shop receives excellent reviews.
2 Knitting Charm Bracelet
Carry Your Knitting 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 Decoration
Cute Festive Decor!
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
Perfect For Above The Fireplace
Traditional colors & fun motifs
- Mrs. Claus
Many lettering colors are available on the Etsy listing.
Delight your knitter friend and their family.
5 Knitting Books
Get Inspired With These Reads
A perfect way to pass the time and to place on your coffee table. I’ve reviewed fabulous knitting books in my article.
Every knitter needs a resource library.
The book by Hitomi Shida has incredible stitch designs. Any knitter would enjoy trying out the patterns.
One fabulous book is The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays On Crafting by Alanna Okun.
Get a signed copy of Patty Lyons’ new book!
Read Anywhere, Anytime
Audible has great deals on fantastic audiobooks, no matter the person’s preferences or favorites.
7 Yarn Winder
Handwinding & 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 pure treat of neat yarn cakes.
The Stanwood Needlecraft Winder 4 ounce is a workhorse.
I reviewed other yarn winders too.
8 Yarn Swift
Keep Pesky Hanks & Skeins Under ControlCheck Price On Amazon
Pair a yarn swift with a ball winder. Winding a ball of yarn is quick & easy. The recipient returns to their hobby faster.
Their yarn stash is tidy. (For more, read my review of the best yarn swift and ball winder combo.)
9 BeCraftee Yarn Storage Tote Bag
Keep Organized With This Knitting GiftCheck Price On Amazon
Compartments for everything a knitter uses. Store goodies from the yarn shop.
- Current projects
- Crochet hooks
10 Knit & Purl Bag
Show Off Your Love Of Knitting
Love the design of this canvas knitting tote.
An excellent canvas bag for knitting items/knitting supplies.
11 Project Bags
Perfect For Knitting On The Go
- Linen pouch is reversible
- Beige linen & gray inside with leather tag
- Pouch part holds little things while you work
- Use this for a knitting travel bag
12 Knitting Cup
Combine Two Great Things In One!
A hot cup of tea/coffee is essential. These mugs bring smiles to a knitter’s face. A mug of coffee keeps a crafter knitting longer.
13 Sunstruck Straight Needles Set
Smooth, Comfy Knitting
Beautiful laminated birch. These sets are lightweight with sharp tapered points & comfortable.
Includes knitting needles in needle sizes. The knitting needle surface is smooth. Every knitter needs beautiful tools.
- US 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10.5, 11 (3.50mm-8.00mm)
14 Bamboo Circular Interchangeable Knitting NeedlesCheck Price On Amazon
Clover Takumi knitting accessories are enjoyable to use.
The silky finish of the bamboo knitting needles means the fiber doesn’t catch.
Includes 12 knitting needle tips & five cord lengths. You don’t get a choice of cases, though.
(If metal is a better option, see my review on Chiaogoo interchangeable sets.)
15 Personalized Knitting Needles
For The Extra-Special Touch
Why not choose an Engraved Pair of Bamboo Needles; choose the wording. Have messages on each knitting needle.
Seller has excellent reviews and fast shipping.
Your Grandma might get a laugh from this kind of gift.
- Size – 5mm and 23cm long
16 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.
17 Rainbow Stitch Markers
Keep Track Of Projects
Add cuteness to your knitting projects & track rows with these. (Aka stitch stoppers.)
A loved one would 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: US 9.
18 Stitch Counter
Never Lose Your Row Progress Again!Check Price On Amazon
Knitters watch their favorite program and don’t lose count of their row or stitches. Much easier to stay in rhythm!
A great budget gift.
19 Clover Circular Stitch Holder
Never Lose Your StitchesCheck Price On Amazon
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.
20 Noise-Canceling Headphones
Block Out DistractionsCheck Price On Amazon
Perfect for when you don’t want to be disturbed. Chill out, listen to your favorite music and knit!
21 Extra Large Pompom 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.
22 Wooden Knitting Needle Gauge
Find Needle Sizes
Every knitter needs one! It makes life easier. The knitting needle gauge’s precise holes are perfect for measuring needles.
US sizes & metric measurements are etched near each hole.
23 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 tool.
Darning needles are also a great gift idea to add to this.
24 Cable Stitch Needles
Perfect For Cable KnittingCheck Price On Amazon
The best gifts for knitters who knit cables. These are convenient. The larger ones hold more stitches.
25 Stork Scissors
Makes A Simple Task Pleasurable
These sewing scissors brighten the mundane task of cutting loose ends. A good option for a stocking filler.
26 Blocking Set
Everything You Need To Block
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.
27 Hands-Free Light
No More Squinting To See StitchesCheck Price On Amazon
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!
In Night, See ClearCheck Price On Amazon
Think of events where you can’t knit –
- A movie theater
- In bed
- On the couch
- Around the campfire
Now you can! It illuminates your work without disturbing others. Each straight knitting needle is plastic.
28 Stress Relief Gloves
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
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
Display Your Knitting Pride
Attach this to knitting bags, totes, a sweater, scarves & knitting accessories. An excellent knitting gift for your knitter friend.
31 Snarky Knitting Buttons
Perfect For Having A Laugh
There’s always room for ‘tongue in cheek’ humor. Wear with pride on a scarf or put on your knitting bag.
32 Dragonfly Beaded Stitch Markers
Add Beauty To A WIPCheck Price On Amazon
These mark pattern changes. Slide them on and off of your knitting 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
A Great Knitting Magazine To Read
Our readers recommend the Pom Pom Quarterly magazines.
This publication has knitting project inspiration, content on other crafts, & covers the four seasons.
34 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
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 knitting 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
Make Your Mark
Add a name to handmade projects with professional labels.
37 Unique Handmade Yarn Bowl
Add Humor To Knitting
Made by Sue of SueHarroldPottery on Etsy, this is classy & 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.
38 Knitting Poster
Decorate Your Craft Room
A fun color poster for your wall. A delightful gift for knitters.
39 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 for faster knitting or crocheting. It also maintains consistent tension in your project.
Available in various sizes.
This is one of the best gifts for advanced knitters.
40 Luxurious Mermaid Wrap Kit
Create knitting kits from luxurious fiber & a pattern.
Cashmere, Silk, Kid Mohair, Fine Merino, & Baby Alpaca. Great for an experienced knitter.
A perfect gift without going to a yarn shop.
41 Chiaogoo Twist Tip Interchangeable SetCheck Price On Amazon
A quality, smooth stainless steel interchangeable set in a knitting needle case. I love knitting with 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
Always Get Perfect MeasurementsCheck Price On Amazon
This knitting-related gift is perfect for the advanced knitter who creates garments.
43 Imperial Yarn Lamb Baby Blanket Knitting Kit
Make a Baby Blanket
This makes a gorgeous hooded Baby blanket like a little lamb.
44 Luxury Yarns
Make Knitting A Truly Luxurious Experience!
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 one of these products from Knit Picks. A gift card is another idea.
Not sure what yarn? See my guide to yarn for knitting scarves.
45 Knit Afghan Block Of The Month Club
Annie’s Knit 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.
46 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 knitting 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.
This a wonderful knitting community.
Click “Send as Gift” when checking out. (Become a member to access the full site.)
47 Happy Birthday Knitting 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.
48 Cat Butt Coasters
A Funny Decor ChoiceCheck Price On Amazon
These are hilarious gift ideas for knitters. A great gift for knitters with a sense of humor!
49 Save Our Sweaters Lint Remover
Keep garments looking fresh.Check Price On Amazon
A practical, convenient present for any lover of knitted clothes. Some yarns pill and they’re removed using this gadget.
50 Wrist Ruler
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.
Keep track of your knitting measurements.
Check out the knitting gift ideas for your knitter friend.
You’ll find the perfect knitting gift at Uncommon Goods.
52 CrateJoy Subscription Boxes
Creating is fun and there’s a selection of subscription boxes for makers. Knitting or crocheting is covered.
Knit Wise Subscription Box
Select boxes geared toward beginners/experienced knitters.
They include yarn, needles, and other tools needed to make their own creation every month.
53 Wool Ball Soy Wax Candle
Handmade, eco-friendly soy wax candle as a yarn ball.
I featured high-quality & unique items in this gift list & guide to knitting gift ideas.
I hope you discovered the best gifts for knitters!
Also consider a knitting course by Andrea Wong.
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