Posted on 7-12-2020 by Esmee van de Maazen
The holidays are drawing closer! Are you a big fan of crochet or knitting? Or do you know someone who is a die-hard craft fan and deserves a special treat this Christmas? Then this blog is just for you. We’ve put together our top budget-friendly gift ideas under € 30! You can find all these items in our webshop at Yarnplaza.com or in our Inspiration Center in Zaltbommel, The Netherlands; a veritable candy store for all craft lovers! So, if you’re a crochet or knitting addict, or shopping for someone is, read on for all the gift inspiration you need this December!
Gifts under € 15
Are you looking for a stocking filler or a Secret Santa present for a colleague? Or maybe this year you’re celebrating on a shoe-string. The following items prove that a grand gesture doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag!
Giving a kit means that the recipient doesn’t have to worry about a thing. After tearing open the gift wrapping, they already have all they need to get started straight away. Perfect, right?!
For example, go for a practical kit. A kit where the final product is always welcome and comes in handy. Like the Yarn and Colors Clean Cloths, Face Scrubbies or Shower Pouf. Or what about their versatile Foldable Net Bag, with a sturdy bottom for market days or a handy size for storing yarn for an upcoming project. It’s easy to fold and pop in a coat pocket or bag. It doesn’t get much more practical than that!
Creative (grand)parents-/uncles-/aunts-to-be would love to receive a crochet or knitting kit to make something special for the little one on the way. The perfect way to while away the days and weeks until the big day. And twice the fun: Fun for the adults making it and fun for the kids who get to play with it. We love the Yarnplaza Rainbow Collection, which has complete crochet kits for making matching items for babies and their nurseries, like a rattle or a teether. Is your little one mad about animals? Then check out the Yarnplaza Cat Collection for a cute cuddly cat toy as well as teething rattles and other items for younger feline fans.
Want to treat yourself, ahem, your house to a funky handmade cushion? Then we highly recommend the Tunisian Smock Stitch Cushion! If you’ve never tried Tunisian crochet before, this is a great place to start. The Smock Stitch creates a wonderful honeycomb pattern and we love the slightly glossy effect of the Yarn and Colors Super Must-Have. A wonderful design to gaze at and wonderfully soft for naps on it too. Could your wall or someone else’s do with some pimping up? Then the Home-Deco Dream Catcher Crochet Kit makes a lovely gift to give and receive. There are 5 different interior design styles to choose from. That way you can create a dream catcher that suits your own style perfectly. Will you go for Scandinavian, Farmhouse, Vintage, Industrial or Bohemian?
Are you forever losing your crochet hooks and/or knitting needles then having them turn up anywhere and everywhere? Then a handy storage bag would be most welcome! Great options include the snazzy Yarnplaza Colorful Crochet Pouch. Or check out these other lovely print options: Grey Flowers, and Mustard Dot. Are you more a fan of knitting? Then the Yarnplaza Pink Polka Dot Knitting Case and the Yarnplaza Colorful Bag are just for you!
Now, it’s not only crochet hooks or knitting needles that belong in your brand-new craft bag. No, indeed! To work on your project, you also need a few essential accessories. Don’t forget to pop a set of stitch markers, a row counter or a tape measure in your bag.
Hooks and needles
You can never have enough tools to create true works of art. Sure, you might already have crochet hooks or a set of knitting needles in every size. But have you ever found yourself wishing that your needles or hooks scored a bit higher on the ‘ergonomic’ scale? Or that they glided a bit more smoothly through your work? Or maybe you wish they were a bit less of an eyesore when trying to take the perfect photo for Instagram. We thought so! Click here to check out all the very best hooks and needles in our assortment.
Books and magazines
Has there ever been a Christmas tree without at least one book under it? No! Books, magazines and other reading material are firm favorites of many. And this applies just as much to craft lovers! Treat yourself or someone else to the gorgeous book, Crochet in the City by Dutch crochet designer, Annemarie Benthem. It’s bursting with floral motifs to cheer up your home. Or give the gift of inspiration and give a magazine filled with patterns to make all the trendiest designs of the season. We love the knitwear designs in . Cozy, classic, comfortable makes for the winter. What more could you want?
Gifts up to €30
Do you have a little more to spend this December? Then read on for our favorite gifts with a slightly higher price tag!
If you’re looking for a gift in the €15 - €30 price bracket, then you can’t go wrong with a complete kit! We’ve put together a whole range of different kits together to suit all creative interests. Are you a big fan of crochet or knitting? Or would you like to learn a brand-new handcraft technique, like punch needle or macramé? Or maybe you’d like something new for your home, your wardrobe, the (grand)kids or something practical for the house? The options are many! But don’t panic, here’s a list of our bestsellers to help you on your way.
Knitters will love the Sweet Seventies Shawl Knitting Kit by German knitwear designer, Joél Joél. A wonderful retro-chic project that you can get started on right away and enjoy all winter-long. Would you rather go down the route of a handmade accessory that you can pair with several outfits? Then we highly recommend our Tapestry Bag Special Edition. Bucket bags are very on-trend and the perfect companion for trips to the market or for taking craft projects on the road. Something to keep yourself busy during the winter months and enjoy using all year-round.
If you’re a parent and/or grandparent who enjoys handcrafting in your spare time, then why not make a unique gift for the kids? Like the beastly fun Zoo Crochet Kit, designed by our amigurumi specialist Annemarie Arts. Fill your own zoo with a graceful giraffe, a dangerous crocodile, a fierce lion, a sweet elephant, a snow-white polar bear and a cheeky monkey. If a new arrival is expected this holiday season, then our Mom (or Dad!) to Be Sets make lovely gifts. Either make the projects yourself and gift the finished items, or give the kit as is for creative parents-to-be to enjoy making. Do you want to give the kids a cool and practical gift? Then the Yarn and Colors Rainbow Basket Crochet Kit is just the thing! You can never have enough storage baskets, so crochet one yourself! Now they have no more excuses for leaving their Lego bricks and Barbie clothes lying all over the place.
The longer you craft, the more ‘stuff’ you accumulate. It’s therefore high time for a large craft bag! In our webshop, you’ll find a whole range of storage bags in different styles, sizes and prints. You’re sure to find your future bag in the mix! Click here to explore all our craft bags.
Hooks and needles
You sit down to start a new project. You have the pattern, the tools and all the yarn you need. But one gauge swatch later, you realize you need a different hook or pair of needles. In a size you don’t have! Sound familiar? Well, no more! Make sure you pop a complete set of hooks or needles on your wish list. Like the Drops Pro Circus Crochet Hook Set that comes in a handy storage case. Or if you have ‘try something new’ as a New Year’s resolution, why not consider this Tulip Rug Hook? It’s a luxurious tool that might just have you falling in love with a new hobby. We hope we’ve inspired you in your search for the perfect creative gift. For more tips or if you have any questions, you can always contact our customer service or (if you’re local) pop into our Inspiration Center. Our colleagues will be more than happy to help you. And all that’s left to say is, Happy Gifting!