Gifts for Knitters, 49 Best Knitting Gifts Ideas They’ll Always Treasure

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.

Gifts for Knitters - Balls of colored yarn in a basket

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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

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

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

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!

Mini Christmas Stockings by Bee Dee
Bee Dee makes adorable mini stockings for Christmas.

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

Personalized Christmas Stockings CampKitschyKnits

Traditional colors & fun motifs

  • Trees
  • Snowflakes
  • Reindeer
  • Santa
  • Mrs. Claus
  • Snowpeople

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.

Patty Lyons Knitting Bag of Tricks Book front cover

Get a signed copy of Patty Lyons’ new book!

6 Audiobooks

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 Control

Stanwood Needlecraft Wooden Umbrella Swift Check 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 Gift

STORAGE Bag Check Price On Amazon

Compartments for everything a knitter uses. Store goodies from the yarn shop.

  • Current projects
  • Needles
  • Tools
  • Crochet hooks

10 Knit & Purl Bag

Show Off Your Love Of Knitting

Knit Purl Tote Bag

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

JesabelleB Knitting Bag in denium
  • 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!

I'd Rather Be Knitting Mug

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

Sun Struck Straight needle set by Knit Picks

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 Needles

Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular Interchangeable Needles Check 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

Personalized Bamboo Knit Needles

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

Rainbow Trout Yarn Bowl

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

Knit Picks Rainbow Stitch Markers

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!

stitch counter 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 Stitches

Clover Circular Stitch Holder Check 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 Distractions

BOSE Noise Canceling Headphones Silver Check 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

Extra Large Pom Pom Maker

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

Wood Knitting Gauge

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!

Sock Blockers

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 Knitting

Cable Stitch Needles Check 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

Stork Scissors 55Tree Etsy Store

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

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.

27 Hands-Free Light

No More Squinting To See Stitches

hands free light Check 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 Clear

LED Single Point Light Up Knitting Needles Check 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

Stress Relief Gloves by Lion Brand

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

Dragonfly pin by RivelinArts in copper,brass or silver plate

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

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.

31 Snarky Knitting Buttons

Perfect For Having A Laugh

Snarky Knitting Pins

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 WIP

puppy holding yarn pin Check 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

Pom Pom Magazine

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

Knitting Journal

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

Mini Knitting Notebooks

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

Personalized Fabric Labels

Add a name to handmade projects with professional labels.

37 Unique Handmade Yarn Bowl

Add Humor To Knitting

Unique Handmade Yarn Bowl

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

Knitting Mends The Soul Poster by Creeley

A fun color poster for your wall. A delightful gift for knitters.

39 Knitting Yarn Guide Ring

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

Mermaid Wrap Knitting Kit by Lace Knittery

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 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 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 Measurements

Blue 13 Dials Female Fabric Adjustable Mannequin Dress Form Check 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!

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 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 Kit Club 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

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.

48 Cat Butt Coasters

A Funny Decor Choice

Cat Butt Drink Coaster Check 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.

Lilly Brush Pill Remover 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

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.

Keep track of your knitting measurements.

51 Uncommon Goods

Check out the knitting gift ideas for your knitter friend.

You’ll find the perfect knitting gift at Uncommon Goods.

52 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. 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

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!

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