We all know someone who’s obsessed with knitting, but gifts for knitters? What on earth do you buy them? It can be hard to come up with present ideas for knitters who already have a houseful of yarn and all the needles they could ever need, but we have some fun suggestions for presents any knitter would be happy to unwrap on their big day.
In this list we’ve gathered 27 gifts for knitters that you can give for any birthdays, anniversaries or celebrations that are approaching. Whatever your budget, whether you’re looking for little stocking fillers or big luxury gifts, we’ve got something for you!
When you’ve chosen your gift, why not whip up some reusable wrapping with our free gift bags knitting pattern or learn how to sew fabric gift bags? You could also sew DIY knitting project bags for their next WIP. The handmade touch will make your gift extra special!
Looking for gift ideas to knit?
Make your own fox slippers to keep their toes cosy, or try our DIY pencil case knitting pattern to bring some fun to school days. Cast on our ring bearer pillow knitting pattern for a handmade wedding, or an advent calendar wreath knitting pattern for a handmade Christmas.
Gifts for knitters
Every knitter needs a go-to tee and we love these by Stitchers Tee. They have sweater and crochet versions too. Gifts for knitters never looked so good.
We don’t know any knitters that aren’t fond of a hot beverage. Kelly Connor Designs has this motivational mug which is ideal to drink from when your hands start aching.
Ultimate gifts for knitters idea? A knitting retreat! Knit for Peace creates amazing knitting holidays all over the world. Visit their website to register your interest in future trips.
Subscription to The Knitter
Every month The Knitter features beautiful patterns from the world’s best designers and in-depth articles from experts around the globe, so buying a pal a subscription is a no brainer really. Subscribe to The Knitter for a quick and efficient gift for the knitters in your life.
Handmade stitch markers
Every knitter needs stitch markers and these fruit salad ones are totally our aesthetic. They’re handmade by AliceRCrafts so you’ll be supporting a fellow maker too!
Yarn subscription box
Yarn subscription boxes are a great present and Lauren Aston Designs‘ are no exception. You’ll get three, four or five hanks in each box in an array of different colours.
This pretty bowl from Scheepjes is designed to hold your yarn as you knit – perfect to stop it rolling under the sofa! It comes in three limited edition patterns, and is made from an unbrakeable combo of metal and ceramic.
Knitting stitch dictionary
Help someone dip a toe into designing their own knits, or just discover some new stitches to add to their repertoire, with a stitch dictionary. We love 400 Knitting Stitches: A Complete Dictionary of Knitting Patterns from Potter Craft.
Knitting art print
Why not give some knitting-themed art? Lana Bou‘s colourful A4 print would be just the thing to hang in a craft room or above a favourite knitting chair.
Project bags make great gifts for knitters, and you can never have too many! Check out our guide to 17 of the best knitting bags and organisers for some of our favourites.
For a thoughful knitting gift, why not treat a friend to some wool wash so they can keep their precious knits in tip-top condition? Soak is easy to use and comes in a range of gorgeous scents.
Drop spindle kit
They’re already obsessed with yarn, so take it a step further and help them learn how to make their own! This drop spindle kit from Heidifeathers includes everything you need to start spinning.
Keep those hard-working knitters’ hands in good shape with a quick-absorbing hand cream. SEAMS Couturiers Hand Cream is designed with sewers in mind, but it’s perfect for fibre crafters too.
If you know someone who loves to knit socks, this handy blocker is a perfect gift. Handmade by the talented SmirnoFFDesigns, it’ll stretch and shape their finished footwear to make it look better than ever!
Sheep bedding set
They’ll be sure to dream about knitting in this sheep-themed cotton duvet cover and pillowcase set from John Lewis.
Woolly jumper birthday card
Send a woolly greeting with this fun card from Emma Ball – and don’t forget to check out the rest of the Sheep in Jumpers range for more quirky gift ideas.
Ideal for doing fine work on dark evenings, the versatile Purelite 3-in-1 Magnifying Lamp is a floor lamp, table lamp and desk lamp in one. Knitting friends or family would be delighted to unwrap one of these!
12 days of Christmas calendar
If it’s too late to treat someone to an advent calendar this year, why not get one for them to open after the big day instead? This 12 days of Christmas calendar from FeltFusion contains mini skeins of beautiful hand-dyed yarn.
Who wouldn’t love to receive this baa-rilliant cushion from Mary Kilvert? Perfect for keeping you comfy as you knit!
Kits make fantastic gifts for knitters and We Are Knitters have something for everyone – we’re smitten with this Andréa cardigan. Buying for a newbie? Make sure you check out our list of knitting starter kits and essentials for beginners.
Personalised needle case
Add a personal touch with this customised knitting needle bag from Kelly Connor Designs. Complete the gift by filling it with yarn or other treats.
Wear your crafty heart on your sleeve – literally! These pins from Hartiful would make wonderful stocking fillers.
Sheep baby clothes
Need a gift for a knitting mum-to-be? Welcome a little one into the world with this cute sheep bodysuit set and matching bag from Boden.
Treat that friend who always rocks a knitted shawl to a beautiful handmade shawl pin. We love this silver tree of life design from MusawwarCreations.
Make the chore of winding wool into balls much easier with a yarn swift. This nifty contraption holds the yarn while it’s being wound so it doesn’t get tangled. Pair it with a ball winder to complete the gift.
Simply Knitting subscription
Subscribe to Simply Knitting magazine with a gift subscription to treat them to a year of unmissable patterns, stories, competitions and more.
Knitting gift hamper
If after all that you’re still not sure what to get, let the lovely people at The Knitting Gift Shop do the hard work for you. Their knitting gift hampers include yarn, notions and a pattern, displayed in a beautiful basket.
We hope you’ve found a fab knitting-themed present for your loved one. For more crafty ideas, take a look at our gifts project collection for dozens of handmade presents to make today.