Holiday Gift Guide: Craft Tools And Kits

Craft tools and kits are some of my favorite things to give and receive. Here are some of my top picks. If you have other tools or kits you love, let us know in the comments!
Knit Boot Topper Kit ($35)
This kit comes with everything you need to make cute and comfy knit rain boot toppers that act as leg warmers and accessories. So adorable! [via Swiss Miss]
Amigurumi Accessory Kit from Planet June ($10)
This is a handy kit to give to any friend who loves whipping up cute little amigurumi. You’ll find eyes, stitch markers and June’s awesome stuffing tool to help get filling into those tiny amigurumi appendages.
Sockodile Kit ($12)
I love the bold green stripes and fun cuddly nature of this Sockodile Kit from the Maker Shed. You get everything you need to make your own, and cute postcards of sockodile’s adventures.
Ciseaux Petits Monstres ($70.50)
These tiny scissors are beautiful and special. From the listing on Purl Soho:

The French name for these charming tiny vintage-reproduction scissors translates to “Little Monsters”. They are called this due to their disproportionate size; the originals were designed to fit into miniature sewing kits, so the handles are big enough to fit over your fingers but the blades are very short. These scissors are carefully hand-crafted and of the highest quality, making them a truly thoughtful gift.

Needle Case ($6)
Needle cases are incredibly handy. You can keep loads of needles in them, they are easy to use, and needles don’t poke through like they can with felt needle books. I especially love this wooden one from Small Notebook. It’s simple and sweet and a perfect small gift for crafty friends.
Raku Raku Crochet Hooks ($8.95)
Treat yourself to some comfy crochet hooks with these Raku Raku crochet hooks from Super Buzzy.
In the Maker Shed:
Want more? Stop by the Make Shed. We’ve got all sorts of great holiday gift ideas: Arduino & Arduino accessories, electronic kits, science kits, smart stuff for kids, back issues of MAKE & CRAFT, box sets, books, robots, kits from Japan and more.

Holiday Shipping Deadlines in December:

15 (Wed) – Postal shipping deadline
14 (Mon) – Ground shipping deadline
18 (Sat) – 3-day shipping deadline
20 (Mon) – 2-day shipping deadline
21 (Tue) – Overnight shipping deadline
*Orders placed after these dates using these shipping methods may arrive on time; however, the dates listed are what we consider likely “safe dates.”
United States Postal Service (USPS):
Due to the high volume of mail that the postal service deals with around the holidays, please order by Dec 15 if you intend to select this method. However, we have had increased reports of packages sent via USPS lost or delayed in transit during this high-volume period. Since we do not replace or refund any order placed using this shipping method, we strongly encourage you not to use this method in December.

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