31 gifts for knitters
Need a gift for the knitter in your life? We've gathered our favourite knitting-themed present ideas so you can share the crafting love.
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 31 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!
31 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. Practical knitting gifts are always a winner.
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
Knitting gifts have never been so cute! 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. If you're going to gift any of these products make sure you check out our how to do furoshiki wrapping and our suminagashi gift wrap tutorial to wrap them up prettily!
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. If you're looking for more subscription options then head over to our round up of the best craft subscription boxes.
A yarn bowl 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 unbreakable combo of metal and ceramic. If you want to explore different style and options, check out our Best yarn bowls article.
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
Knitting gifts don't have to be yarn! 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 thoughtful 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 quick-absorbing hand cream. SEAMS Couturiers Hand Cream is designed with sewers in mind, but it's perfect for fibre crafters too. It's a luxurious knitting gift that would make a great stocking filler!
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 polycotton duvet cover and pillowcase set from Amazon.
Woolly jumper birthday card
Make every aspect of your knitting gift extra woolly! Send a sheepy 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! To discover more lamp options, check out our Best daylight craft lamps roundup.
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? We rounded up the best DIY and make your own advent calendars right here on Gathered. You can either knit them an advent calendar or fill each day with knitting gifts like wool, stitch markers and needles!
Knitting gifts to nap on? Yes please! 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, or see more options in our best knitting kits roundup. 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 Jackie Martin 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.
This is a knitting gift they'll treature for years to come. 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, or see our best yarn winders review for more options
Simply Knitting subscription
Save over 45% on a gift subscription to Simply Knitting and send 13 issues for just £46.99! From friendly knitting advice, interesting stories, and reader knits, we bring the yarn community together, with something for every knitter. Subscribe to Simply Knitting magazine with a gift subscription to treat them to a year of unmissable patterns, stories, competitions and more.
Upcycled vintage plate
If you want a knitting gift for the knitter who has everything, how about this upcycled vintage plate from Ollie and Moo? A special knitters motto has been added to the vintage crockery, making it perfect to display on craft wool all as a comedy motto, or just to cast tase cake from! Find the vintage plate gift for knitters on Not on the High Street.
Luxury wooden buttons
Garment knitters love a luxury button or four, and these Milward wooden buttons would make a great finishing flourish to a knitted cardigan, or even a decorative touch on homeward or toys. They come in packs of two, but we recommend you need at least for in an average items, so best to pick up a couple as a sweet little stocking filler gift for knitters.
West Yorkshire spinners Christmas socks book
If it is a Christmas gift for knitters you are after, how about socks? It's a classic Christmas gift, apart from this knitted gift version comprises patterns for a glorious riot of hand knitted sock designs by Winwick Mum for the West Yorkshire spinners. So much classier than any Christmas pudding print pair!
Macaron measuring tape
Oh la la! We do love to think about the chic streets of Paris when we are blocking out our knitting projects, and this macaroon inspired tape measure from The Makery is just the thing from the Parisian Catwalk in our imaginations.
Hand-painted bamboo needles
Bamboo needles are the nicest to knit with, we recon, as they offer a lovely lightweight grip on your stitches to stop slipping, and are easy to hols in your hands too. Add a hand-painted ball end, like these ones from DMC and they make a lovely gift for knitters, too.
Botties slipper soles
A Botties sole is a plastic sole with felt insert that comes pre-perforated with holes around the top edge that let you attach your own knitted slipper or sock to, to create a pair of hand-knitted slipper boots with a proper sole. Super cosy o wear and with a sturdy sole, some folks even use them as their outdoor shoes too!
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, or see our best knitting kits for inspiration on a complete knitting kit to get them.
Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.