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16 thoughtful and unique gifts for embroiderers

Looking for embroidery supplies to surprise your favourite person with? Discover embroidery gifts to celebrate that special occasion.

Polymer clay needle minders shaped like cake slices and a jammy biscuit.
Published: September 29, 2022 at 9:00 am
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Do you know someone who can't put the embroidery kit down, a total thread head? Let them know you're thinking of them with a unique embroidery gift to top up their collection.

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Choosing a gift with the recipient's hobby in mind is a thoughtful way to let them know you are thinking of them. It shows you are taking note of their interests, and it's a great place to start if someone is a bit tricky to buy for!

Embroidery gifts are great for any special occasion, especially for birthdays and Christmas. With a variety of big and small gifts available, you'll find something to suit the recipient and your budget.

From a cake-themed needle minder to gorgeous hand embroidery kits, you'll find the perfect gift for family and friends who love to stitch. Our selection of stitch kits, embroidery supplies and embroidery ideas cost between £5 and £60, so you can surprise a loved one with an embroidery gift without having to blow the budget.

16 gorgeous gifts for embroiderers

1. Floral tote bag embroidery kit

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Stitch a beautifully detailed bouquet onto sunshine yellow fabric to create a beautiful tote bag. This lovely kit would make a fabulous gift for both beginner and seasoned stitchers. The kit contains everything you need to finish this project, you'll find an embroidery hoop, threads, embroidery needles and a threader. There's also an instruction booklet to help beginners start stitching with ease.

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This lovely kit is both cost-effective and special! Once it's stitched a tote bag can be used every day for shopping, school and work.


2. Teatime treats needle minder

Polymer clay needle minders shaped like cake slices and a jammy biscuit.

This cake-themed needle minder is so sweet and is our top choice for gifts for embroiders! It measures less than 1.5 inches and is sculpted using polymer clay.

These tiny treats are so realistic it is hard to believe they are not edible. The needle minder comes in two parts. It can be attached to your fabric, and the needle can be rested on the top where the magnet inside will keep it securely in place.

If you want more needle minder inspiration we have a whole countdown of our favourites: best needle minders.


3. Storage bag

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Every embroiderer needs some storage for their kit, otherwise, it'll get messy, and there's nothing worse than untangling a ball of embroidery floss.

This gorgeous tote bag is just that, it contains multiple compartments, plus a beginner embroidery set. So it would be suitable for both those who have a kit already and want to top up their stash and those who are completely brand new!


4. Embroidered pendant necklace kit

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With the look and size of an old-fashioned cameo, this DIY embroidered necklace kit comes in a choice of six different designs for you to stitch, assemble and wear, all based on flowers or potentially our fave – a sweet pair of mushrooms!

The kit comes with the thread, fabrics and mount you need, as well as a plastic embroidery hoop and a chain to go with your embroidered cameo.

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Whether it's sewing-themed artwork, handmade storage or even a mug for their tea, discover lovely sewing gifts in our roundup.

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5. Lightbox for embroidery

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Using a lightbox to transfer embroidery onto fabric is our favourite method! It is quick, simple and effective. That's what makes a light box such a special present for any keen embroiderer. A lightbox is used to trace any embroidery design onto fabric really easily. There are lots of brands and models out there, but this one from AGPTEK is highly praised.

A4 in size with an adjustable brightness level, it's great for all types of embroidery projects. If your recipient is a general crafter, a lightbox is a useful tool for other activities like drawing and tracing.


6. Embroidery kit

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It's the classic gift for a newbie to stitching, it contains everything they'll need to get stitching straight away and at a really reasonable cost too!

The kit contains 207 pcs from hoops to thread to water-soluble pens and everything in between. This kit has some top reviews, so we're sure it will go down a treat with whichever lucky person you are gifting it to.


7. Embroidery hoop stand

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We are all used to being hands-free when talking on our phones, right? So why do we keep holding our embroidery hoops when we are crafting?

Using an embroidery hoop stand lets you have hands both under and above your work, which makes it much faster to pass your stitches back and forth through the fabric – plus it helps to make each embroidery session a bit more mindful and committed as you set yourself up to stitch!

Look for a stand that has an adjustable clamp that will work with hoops of different sizes – like this one from CraftyImaginationsUK.


8. Subscription to Love Embroidery magazine

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Give a gift that lasts all year and save on an annual subscription to Love Embroidery magazine! This year we're bringing you more projects and inspiration than ever before, plus exclusive designs from the world's best designers, monthly stitch-alongs, new expert tutors, in-depth guides for how to finish hoops and more.


9. Personalised name embroidery kit

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We could fill this list with gorgeous embroidery kits that we love, but this one really stands out for the crowd because it is personalised! The personalised design is printed on the fabric and the threads needed to work the design are also included in the kit.

So cute and a brilliant gift for embroiderers of all levels!


10. Cat embroidered tote bag kit

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Cats and crafts go hand in hand! This cat-themed tote bag kit would make a brilliant gift for embroidery and cat lovers alike. You can buy the kit, complete with test fabric, tote bag, threads, pattern and needle from StitchWithSkye.

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Are you looking for crochet gifts for a special someone? Discover d plenty of crafty inspiration with Gathered.

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11. Embroidery Stitches Step-by-Step by Lucinda Ganderton

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One for those looking for a comprehensive guide to embroidery stitches, the book is a must-have for anyone serious about embroidery.

It contains over 200 stitches and a guide on how to do each one. For each stitch, you will find a step-by-step guide with photos to easily show you exactly how to stitch.

Not only does this book help with stitches but also gives advice on what thread, needles or fabric will work with which stitches.

This book is an invaluable tool for beginners, and full of ideas for the accomplished stitcher. If you want more embroidery book inspiration check our countdown of the best embroidery books available.


12. Decorated embroidery hoops

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It's good practice to cover your embroidery hoops to stop them from marking the fabric, but this gift for embroiderers makes a virtue out of that by pre-covering embroidery hoops with beautiful printed fabrics! We love these vibrant patterns and there are loads of different designs on offer so you can find the embroidery gift that your friend will love.


13. Baby scan embroidery hoop

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What a wonderful and special idea this is. Get a custom hoop made with the expectant parents' ultrasound scan stitched onto it. A keepsake to enjoy forever. This gift comes fully stitched and ready to display, we just know anyone who loves embroidery will fall in love with this idea.


14. Needle threaders

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Simple yet a must-have, needle threaders help with the most basic of tasks but they make a stitchers life so much easier, there's nothing worse than fussing around trying to thread a needle. A low-cost and thoughtful stocking stuffer.


15. Mini embroidery hoop brooch kit

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Another adorable mini gift for embroiderers! We promise this guide will not purely feature tiny embroidery gifts - but who could resist this sweet little embroidery hoop?

This kit from SewCrossHandmade features a birchwood 1.5-inch embroidery hoop complete with a wooden hoop frame, middle insert, backing plate, screw, bolts and brooch back.

Add in your own fabric and mini embroidered design to craft wearable artwork on a tiny scale but with massive appeal!


16. Flamingo embroidery scissors

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We adore the classic stork embroidery scissors - they are timeless and lovely. But what if you want some bird-themed snippers that are a bit more modern? Step right up for a pair of pink flamingo embroidery scissors from HawthornHandmade!

Even if flamingos aren't your thing, take a look at the store as they also have owls, sheep, and classic stork scissors in a whole host of bright neon shades!

If you want more scissor inspiration, we've created a round-up of our favourite embroidery scissors available.


Surprise someone special with an embroidery gift

Giving a gift tailored to the recipient's interests is the best way to make somebody feel special. When somebody loves to embroider, there is a whole host of gifts you can give. From small needle minders to full embroidery kits. You can choose the gift that will suit your budget and the occasion.

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An embroidery gift that's always a winner

If you're unsure of your recipient's current kit and you're not sure what to get them. You can't go wrong with an embroidery kit for beginners. They contain all of the materials and a fun pattern suitable for new and experienced stitchers alike.

Authors

Hannah BellisKnitting Editor, Gathered

Hannah has worked on Gathered for 3 years, since our launch in 2019. At school Hannah learned to knit collaborating on dorcas blankets – now she edits our knitting section. She inherited her love of stitching and embroidery from her talented grandmother, and her passion for thread led her to be Editor of The World of Cross Stitching for six years. Card making is a more recent passion, developing from her position as editor of Cross Stitch Card Shop. She loves using kinetic techniques to make cards that move – she was editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine for over four years, creating loads of card making video tutorials at www.youtube.com/PapercraftTV.

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