Best Christmas Gift Ideas for the Cross-Stitch Addict
Do you have a family member or friend who loves cross-stitching? As a result, are you wondering what to get them this Christmas? Don’t worry, because you’ve just come to the right place! As a cross-stitcher myself, I am humbly in one of the best positions to offer you advice about the best Christmas gift ideas for the cross-stitch addict. Feel free to get any one of these… or more… or even all of them! Your loved one will thank you for it! (If you’re a cross-stitcher, you can share this article to, well, inspire your family and friends…)
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A Cross-Stitch Kit
Cross-Stitch kits are perfect especially if you’re getting a gift for a beginner. This is because they will usually include the fabric, the right colors and the pattern. It’s a sort of a one-stop shop gift you can get. The pattern doesn’t necessarily have to be Christmas-themed. After all, by the time you give them your gift, Christmas will be already over.
Depending on your loved one’s taste, get a kit with a pattern that represents them well. There are basically two main types of kits, counted and stamped. Get a stamped kit for the beginner and a counted for the more intermediate and advanced.
Try the following websites that offer Cross-Stitch Kits:
There are several types of books related to cross-stitching, some contain sets of patterns, others are about cross-stitching itself. There is a large variety of books online to choose from (be careful not to accidentally buy the historical series Cross-Stitch instead!). To make your life easier, here are a few titles you can choose from:
- 2001 Cross-Stitch Designs: The Essential Reference Book
- Do-It-Yourself Stitch People
- Subversive Cross Stitch: 50 F*cking Clever Designs for Your Sassy Side
A Cross-Stitching Class
Is your loved one new at cross-stitching? Do you notice them struggling sometimes with their stitches? There are several and very affordable online classes you can get to help them improve their skills (as well as link them to this website!)
- Cross-Stitch: Basics & Beyond
- Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
- Learn Counted Cross Stitch
A Magazine Subscription
Why not get a year long gift by subscribing them to a cross-stitching magazine. Magazines don’t necessarily come in print editions these days, so you can choose a digital format instead. There are several magazines online providing with patterns, free gifts, etc… I personally don’t subscribe to magazines yet, but here are a few recommended ones:
Restock their Supplies
You have probably heard your loved one complaining about running out of supplies. As a result, they are always jumping to the nearest crafts store to replenish their stock of colors or fabric. Therefore, why not surprise them with a complete stock! Supplies can be needles (we lose them all the time no matter how careful we are!), fabric, scissors, floss, hoops, stands, etc… Try the following websites for a variety of supplies:
There you go! You now have a full list of best Christmas gift ideas for the cross-stitch addict! Now all you have to do is choose which one you will get and start shopping! Happy holidays!