30 Nifty Gifts For Knitters Who Have Everything

Emily Wendzich
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If your favorite knitter has all the knitting supplies they could ever need, there are still plenty of gorgeous things to knit and create.

Knitters love pretty yarn and useful notions, stylish tools to make our lives easier, and unique patterns with engaging stories. Listed below are my top picks for fun and creative knit related gifts.

Whether they’re a new knitter or an expert, any one of these gifts will be well received.

NameCategoryProduct
Crazy Cat Lady CAT Butt Crochet Drink Coaster Set Funny Cat GiftsBest OverallCrazy Cat Lady CAT Butt Crochet Drink Coaster Set Funny Cat Gifts
Cornerstone Products 3998 Lite Knitting Needles-Size 10.5Budget PickCornerstone Products 3998 Lite Knitting Needles-Size 10.5
Denise Needles Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles KitUpgrade PickDenise Needles Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles Kit

1. Crazy Cat Lady CAT Butt Crochet Drink Coaster Set Funny Cat Gifts

Our rating: 9 / 10

Crazy Cat Lady CAT Butt Crochet Drink Coaster Set Funny Cat Gifts

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For Her, Gift for Her, Gifts for Wife, Mom, Mother, Sister, Grandma, Daughter.

This is the perfect gift for the crazy cat lady who's in your life! These cute coasters are designed to look like cat butts, and they're great for protecting your table top or bar from stains.

The material is waterproof, so you don't have to worry about them getting wet when you put them down next to your drink. They're also super easy to clean, and they'll look just as good in a year as they do the day you bought them.

2. Eunoia Yarn Bowl

Our rating: 9 / 10

Eunoia Yarn Bowl

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Pros:

  • Sturdy construction
  • Roomy bowl
  • Bigger than it looks
  • Thick quality wood
  • Holds yarn in place as you work
  • Gorgeous

Every knitters dream: a handmade yarn bowl. This jumbo yarn bowl has a large 4×8 inch size, making it an ideal holder for every knitters' stash of yarn.

This bowl comes in a protective black gift box that is sure to make the perfect gift for everyone in your knitting group. Featured on National Craft Network!

3. Funny Knitting Gifts -I Swoon Over Big Balls

Our rating: 9 / 10

Funny Knitting Gifts -I Swoon Over Big Balls

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4. Personalized Satin Sewing Labels

Our rating: 9 / 10

Personalized Satin Sewing Labels

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Pros:

  • Durable sewing labels
  • Different sizes
  • Easy to use
  • Doesn’t leave a sticky residue
  • Labels with a cool design
  • Good packaging
  • Cute colors
  • Last long

If you like to follow a pattern when you do your handwork, you’ll probably love these personal album for sewing and quilting. The labels are very durable and have a variety of attractive designs.

With these sewing/quilting labels, you’ll no longer have to worry about losing track of where you were in the pattern. Each of the label includes the color, design and number of the stitch, which is particularly helpful for those who want to start doing cross stitch patterns.

The best part of using the labels is that it doesn’t leave a sticky residue. This also means that you can easily transfer the labels between different items. The label remover also comes in a good package, which can come in handy when you want to store the names of different patterns without them sticking together.

5. Teamoy Knitting Tote Bag(L12.2" x W7.5")

Our rating: 9 / 10

Teamoy Knitting Tote Bag(L12.2" x W7.5")

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Pros:

  • Comes with a detachable inner pocket
  • Reusable and washable
  • Made from environment-friendly materials
  • Each tote comes with a magnet
  • Can hold up to 11" long hooks
  • Comes in different sizes
  • Comes with a full money back guarantee

Knotty Guys and Gals who love to knit and crochet will definitely love the versatility and convenience of this knitting tote bag. It’ll make every trip to the yarn store, to the bus stop, to the park, and to your next knitting session a breeze.

Each tote comes with a detachable inner pocket for your essentials like mobile phones, keys, and a wallet. The tote bag itself is made from an environmentally friendly washable fabric that’s even perfect for recycling. The magnet that comes with your tote is designed to keep your yarn secure.

This knitting tote bag can hold your knitting accessories like needles, scissors, and even hooks for your crochet. It measures 7.5" x 12.2" inches. You can fit up to 11" knitting hooks inside and it comes in a variety of sizes.

6. The Laundress

Our rating: 9 / 10

The Laundress

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Pros:

  • Deep cleans fibers
  • Protects fiber's luster
  • Adds a subtle scent to clothes
  • Removes odor from clothes
  • Also suitable to use on cashmere and wool sweaters and jackets
  • Can be used with both high- and low-efficiency machines
  • Less water/energy usage than detergents
  • Works great in high-efficiency type washers

7. Mark Poulin Enamel Pin

Our rating: 9 / 10

Mark Poulin Enamel Pin

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Pros:

  • Just for fun
  • Pretty dang funny
  • Small and light (so you can give lots of them away easily)
  • They’re cute
  • Great for gifts for cat lovers
  • People who have everything love them
  • Switch out clips for other colors

Tip: Gifts don’t need to be expensive.

We love these small enamel pins. They’re crazy cute, and we like the idea that they are meant to be clipped to your knitting project as you go. The project can show your progress in a really cute way.

Enamel pins are a great gift for pretty much anyone. Who doesn’t like cat pins?

8. Clover Knitting Stitch Counter Mini Kacha-Kacha

Our rating: 9 / 10

Clover Knitting Stitch Counter Mini Kacha-Kacha

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Pros:

  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Small and portable
  • Great as a gift
  • People can use it to help them keep track of their rows

Keeping track of rows can be difficult while you’re knitting. Some stitch counters are just too large and bulky. That’s why the Clover Kacha-kacha is so great. It’s very portable and immediately ready to use. It can help you count up to 99 rows.

The Clover Kacha-kacha is a desktop knitting stitch counter that has a ring, and two wing nuts to choose from when you do not want to hook your knitting. It’s known for its function, and how cute it looks.

It’s a great gift for your knitting friends, older kids, or even newcomers to knitting. It’s not actually a skill that’s very hard to master, but it is one that everyone can add to their knit collection.

9. Small Scissors Vintage Embroidery Scissors

Our rating: 9 / 10

Small Scissors Vintage Embroidery Scissors

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Pros:

  • Sharp and Strong
  • Handle is nice and solid
  • Well-made with high-quality materials

Don’t let its size fool you. These sewing scissors can handle even the most delicate cutting needs.

High quality stainless steel makes these blades very sturdy with no blade wobble. The blades are very sharp and cut through fabric very smoothly.

The sheath is made from polycarbonate (plastic) and insulates the blades from tarnish. The sheath also protects your fingers while carrying the blades.

10. Yarn Boss Yarn Bag

Our rating: 8 / 10

Yarn Boss Yarn Bag

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If you love to knit or crochet and are always taking your yarn with you, but end up with yarn in tangled piles, this is the yarn bag for you! It features grommets on the top that allow the yarn through, but not tangling, no matter how much you toss it around in your purse or bag.

The Yarn Boss Yarn Bag is a roomy bag that can hold all of your supplies, plus plenty of yarn. It features large pockets on the outside that can hold patterns and information, and small pockets on the inside to hold your wallet or keys. You can even put your cell phone or MP3 player in the bag and listen to music while you knit!

The bag is made with a 1680 Denier Polyester in a soft fabric. It has thick zippers, d-rings and eyelets, and large reinforced seams. Tightly woven fabric lining and high quality zippers also make this bag secure, so your supplies won’t get damaged while you’re on the go.

11. Cat Glassware Set of 2 Everyday Drinking Glasses

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cat Glassware Set of 2 Everyday Drinking Glasses

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Pros:

  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Good gift for coffee or tea lovers

A hand-blown glass is a beautiful and one-of-a-kind piece. And it’s a great gift idea for your coffee or tea drinking knitter. Whether she’s into teacups and hand-blown glass or not, she’ll appreciate them on display.

I didn’t think this glass would make it out of the box, it’s so beautiful. Though the glass is thicker than I was expecting, it’s still pretty thin and of high quality.

These glasses are hand-blown, so each one is unique and slightly different. The 16 oz glasses are great for coffee, cocktails or other beverages. The glass is dishwasher safe, so if you really like them, you can hand wash them. You can get more information about these glasses at Storechamp.

12. Knit Picks Yarn Ball Winder

Our rating: 8 / 10

Knit Picks Yarn Ball Winder

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Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Great for all skill levels

Cons:

  • Can be challenging to reach the middle of a large skein.

The Yarn Ball Winder from Knit Picks has made it easy for knitters to wrap up their worst enemy: yarn. Not only does it wind yarn super fast, but it does it nicely.

The ball winder is very soft and is made with cork. It also has a very vibrant blue color as well as a handle on the side, in case you want to carry it around.

The ball winder can handle yarn of almost any size. It is easy to use with a simple press-down style. Throw in the yarn and wind away! You can wind as many balls as you like, depending on your preference of course.

13. casaWare 15-Ounce Weave Textured New Bone China White Tea Infuser Mug

Our rating: 8 / 10

casaWare 15-Ounce Weave Textured New Bone China White Tea Infuser Mug

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Pros:

  • Designed for loose leaf teas
  • Comes with a lid and coaster
  • Dishwasher and microwave safe
  • Textured design looks good
  • Looks elegant and different
  • Ideal for cold or hot or breathing teas

Love loose leaf tea? The CasaWare is perfect for you. It is made from bone china and is very durable. It is also microwave and dishwasher safe. It comes with a lid that you can use as a coaster.

Your friends will love this unique ceramic mug. Available in different colors, this mug will not only look good in your home, but it will also work as a gift. The CasaWare mug is small enough to carry around wherever you go. It is available on Amazon.

14. BeCraftee Best Yarn Bag/Knitting Bag. Portable

Our rating: 8 / 10

BeCraftee Best Yarn Bag/Knitting Bag. Portable

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Pros:

  • Bags can be used for many other purposes
  • Not bulky or heavy
  • Made from durable water-resistant material
  • Velcro strap locks in place
  • Holds yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, and accessories
  • Available in two different sizes
  • Easy to clean

The BeCraftee yarn bag is a compact, durable, lightweight bag with a unique design. It can be folded in half to carry yarns, or it can be opened up and laid flat to carry large amounts of yarn. The BeCraftee bag is also a great storage bag for knitting needles, crochet hooks, and all the other random knitting and crocheting items. You can use it to store these items at home or even when you travel.

The bags have pockets on the opening that will keep your yarns clean and detangled. These pockets are perfect for holding knitting needles. The BeCraftee bag is also great for storing away accessories like stitch markers, scissors, and even batteries.

15. Denise Needles Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles Kit

Our rating: 8 / 10

Denise Needles Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles Kit

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US Size 008 to US 10.

The Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles kit features ten pairs of their needle sizes in a very stylish case. Each pair of needles has glossy no-slide cables which fit into the different sized connection points.

The needles are made from brass and hard maple wood and are nickel-plated. Each set has two larger and two smaller needles that will fit into the connection points. The needles are identified by the larger and smaller marker on the small end.

16. Cornerstone Products 3998 Lite Knitting Needles-Size 10.5

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cornerstone Products 3998 Lite Knitting Needles-Size 10.5

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Pros:

  • Durable plastic construction
  • Set includes 8 needles
  • Great for crocheters or weavers

Cons:

  • * Comes with small plastic case

Crocheters use their own kind of needles, and these ones from Cornerstone work perfectly for that. They are in size 10.5 and are made from a durable plastic material. They’re perfect for weaving and are comfortable to hold. These needles are brightly colored which makes them easier to spot, and come in a pick pack with 8 needles in 4 different lengths.

Up until the 1970s, it was customary for men to wear gloves during the winter months. These gloves were made both for indoor and outdoor use. Today, the gloves have taken a back seat to the regular gloves, but they have been around for a long time.

The gloves are known as wamer fingers and are differentiated from the other gloves by their longer cuffs that were used to either protect the wrist or to cover them completely. Wamer fingers were chiefly worn during the winter months when the temperatures dropped and would work great with the fiber processing and textile industries.

17. CafePress Knitting Needles Natural Canvas Tote Bag

Our rating: 8 / 10

CafePress Knitting Needles Natural Canvas Tote Bag

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Pros:

  • Natural canvas tote bag
  • Perfect for carrying knitting supplies
  • Features soft, cotton handles
  • Measures 12.5 inches by 5.75 inches by 18.5 inches
  • Includes a handy inside bottom pouch
  • The bag is designed in the USA
  • Can be machine or hand washed
  • Available in many sizes and colors
  • Quality printing
  • Can be used as a gift bag or purse

A few negatives here but only as a whole. For example, sewing is not included, and the printing is not of super quality.

The name says it all. This mixing bowl is a great gift for a cook, foodie, baker, thank-you present or simply for everyday use. This mixing bowl comes with a puddling spoon too, which makes it an all-in-one gift.

This bowl is also ideal for pot lucks, hosting guests or just something for yourself or loved ones. Let’s not forget about a little treat for yourself. You deserve it.

18. The Laundress

Our rating: 7 / 10

The Laundress

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The Laundress knows how important it is to have nicely cleaned and pristine clothing, so they created products that are dedicated to help you achieve that look. Whether you’re cleaning your clothes, upholstery or car seats, you’ll be able to get that crisp look that you’ve always wanted.

The Laundress is one of the very few companies that make quality laundry and dry cleaning products instead of low-quality varieties that will only stain or ruin clothing. They created its line of products after a trip to Italy, where they discovered products that were dedicated to cleaning delicate fabrics or silk that can easily be damaged by abrasive cleaning products.

The Laundress' products include similar solutions that are used by professional dry cleaners. They are effective and can get your clothes looking like they’re out of the dry cleaner.

19. Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

Our rating: 7 / 10

Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida

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Pros:

  • Clear and easy to read instructions
  • Clear charts
  • Great for experienced and beginner knitters
  • Two sided pieces fold out.
  • Incredible range of knitting patterns
  • Hardcover protects the book better
  • Ideal for intermediate and advanced knitters
  • Add the Kureopatora series of knitting books for an even better gift

Cons:

  • Patterns are not pictured in the book
  • Not suitable for beginners

If you have someone you know who knits and crochets, the author of the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Patterns by Hitomi Shida is definitely a gift they're going to love.

20. More Modern Top-Down Knitting: 24 Garments Based on Barbara G. Walker's 12 Top-Down Templates

Our rating: 7 / 10

More Modern Top-Down Knitting: 24 Garments Based on Barbara G. Walker's 12 Top-Down Templates

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Knitters who have a fair amount of knitting experience can do without a serious tutorial on how to top-down knits. They just need a few well-chosen patterns that they can use to create unique, modern sweaters – and that is exactly what More Modern Top-Down Knits provides.

This book contains 24 garments based on Barbara G. Walker's 12 top-down templates. Walker has designed the original patterns, and she's joined by Barbara Breiter, Clio Cresswell and Carrie Bostick Hoge to help with the designs.

The book comes with 12 templates and 24 top-down designs that are suitable for a variety of skill levels. Each of the designs takes its name from its Dye-lot yarn, which your chosen yarns may not perfectly replicate.

21. Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated

Our rating: 6 / 10

Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated

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Pros:

  • Completely updated with gloriously detailed color photography
  • Includes newest knitting techniques, along with traditional techniques
  • Beautiful patterns that cover every style of knitting, from fine lace to warm woolen sweaters
  • Includes all the tips and tricks knitters need to know

Cons:

  • The instructions in this book can only be followed by long-time knitters, since they’re precise and contain complicated maneuvers
  • Many serious knitters may have already bought an earlier edition of the book

This new edition of the Ultimate Knitting Book is now full of more ways to knit faster and easier, along with more classic designs and better-looking sweaters. It has easy instructions for SSSv stitch and Moss Stitch in the round, along with basic techniques such as seaming, tension, and easy decreases. New projects include a classic roll-neck sweater, contrasting color scarf, and contemporary earflap hat and scarf. Something for everybody.

The Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book offers beginners and experts alike the perfect reference for any knitting project. This book has everything.

22. The Knitter's Life List

Our rating: 6 / 10

The Knitter's Life List

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Pros:

  • Great gift for knitting lovers
  • A collection of helpful tips
  • Includes techniques, articles, and patterns

The Knitter’s Life List is a compilation of knitting know-how, expert advice and valuable patterns to satisfy your knitting needs. Many of the patterns and tips included are contributed by experienced knitters.

The Knitter’s Life List is a handy guide for advance knitters who wish to make their own patterns. It covers topics such as: techniques, advanced knitting tips, knitting projects, project explained step-by-step, patternmaking, as well as organization and maintenance.

It also features a guide to yarn shops, yarn centre and where to find yarns.

23. Cutehill Umbrella Swift Yarn Winder

Our rating: 5 / 10

Cutehill Umbrella Swift Yarn Winder

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Pros:

  • Compact design, easy to store
  • Easily attaches to your swift
  • Lightweight
  • Very inexpensive

The Cutehill hand operated ball winder is the perfect accessory if you love to do your own hand spinning. It winds your yarn from a swift or ball winder in a convenient manner.

It is a great tool for helping you wind your hand spun yarn into a ball. It also helps to wind sleeves and shape your yarn.

This ball winder is also very easy to store since it folds flat. The hand crank is also adjustable, which means that it will hold any size ball.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What every knitter needs?

A great range of needles. You can buy a full set of circulars, straights, double-pointed, and long circular.

100% wool yarn.

A project bag.

A slide on ruler or tape measure.

A high quality pair of scissors.

A fancy pair of knitting needles, possibly with a safety catch.

A stitch counter.

A stitch destructor.

A hank of special yarn for gift knitting.

A needle gauge.

A pretty case for needle storage.

An invisible thread marker.

A fine tape measure: flexible and easy to read.

A dry erase board and a felt-tip pen, for making notes.

A stash holder or storage unit of some sort, with a clear lid that allows viewing of the contents.

A stylish book mark.

What to buy someone who loves to crochet?

When shopping for items that are unique in style, look for items that center around the theme of knitting. These can include books that focus on knitting, such as a knitting encyclopedia or book of patterns. You could also opt for a beginner to intermediate knitting DVD or printed set that can teach the first-time knitter what to do.

For the more experienced knitter, look for gifts that involve knitting in some way. One-of-a-kind knitted slippers or beanies are always perfect for a knitter. Earrings or necklaces can be made out of old yarn, too. Find out what colors or pattern the knitter loves and use those to create the one-of-kind knitted item.

Also, knitted leather bracelets or jewelry are always in style, especially since they can be made to be worn in both summer and winter. If the knitter has a favorite retailer, you could always purchase something from them.

What do you buy a knitter for Christmas?

If you knitter got everything that they needed for their craft, then you’ll need some ideas here. After all, most knitter don’t have the space or money to always have the latest new knitting equipment. Here are some ideas to help you fill their wish list; yes, they do have one!

It’s a rare knitter who doesn’t have a wish list or who doesn’t know exactly what they need for their hobby. However, unless you are their grandmother with no limits on what you’ll spend on their Christmas present, you may need to get a bit creative in finding out what to buy them.

How much do sample knitters get paid?

How do they get paid?

All sample knitters are paid upfront. Most designers use a flat rate to pay them for pricing considerations, and some will even reimburse the price of yarn, especially if it was a lot. I have also received a clothing allowance with some of the larger brands, which reduces the out of pocket expense for me quite a bit.

Conclusion

Your knitting friend doesn't need this handmade scarf. They have one… or two… or twenty of these. However, they probably don't have this awesome set of knitting tape measures! We keep our recommendations for gifts for knitters on this page updated regularly!

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NameCategoryProduct
Crazy Cat Lady CAT Butt Crochet Drink Coaster Set Funny Cat GiftsBest OverallCrazy Cat Lady CAT Butt Crochet Drink Coaster Set Funny Cat Gifts
Cornerstone Products 3998 Lite Knitting Needles-Size 10.5Budget PickCornerstone Products 3998 Lite Knitting Needles-Size 10.5
Denise Needles Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles KitUpgrade PickDenise Needles Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles Kit