23 of the best gifts for paper crafters
If you have a paper crafter in your life then this is the article for you! Read our gift guide below and find the perfect present idea for your paper-loving pal.
Paper projects are loved by hundreds of crafters up and down the country. There are so many different types of paper crafters out there all with their own passions and crafting wish lists it can be hard to know what to buy them!
There's scrapbooking, bullet journalling, origami, cardmaking and many more all with their own array of tools, supplies and accessories it can be tricky to know what your loved one would like. That's why we've created the ultimate guide which is full of general gifts for papercrafters that any crafter would be happy to receive.
We've got ideas at a range of price points so you can spend as much or as little as you'd like and cover gifts relevant to all the major types of papercraft. Some of these gifts for paper crafters could be bundled together to make a sweet set (our ink, papers and stamps would go well together) and others are perfect for popping inside stockings.
Whether you've got upcoming birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas presents to buy for, we think you're bound to find the perfect gift for paper crafters in our guide. Remember craft subscription boxes also make lovely gifts so head over to our stationery subscription boxes for more options.
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23 of the best gifts for paper crafters
1. Die-cutting machine
We're going big for our first gift for paper crafters. If you really want to treat your loved one (or yourself) then pick them up a die-cutting machine.
These nifty machines like this Sizzix die-cutting machine will take your papercraft game to the next level, cutting intricate batch designs which you can use for all your DIY Christmas Cards.
You can cut and emboss lots of different materials with this machine including cardstock, vellum, felt, leather, and many more! We reviewed the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine here on Gathered and it scored highly for affordability and cutting technique.
2. Stackable storage
If the paper crafter in your life has endless papers and card materials then storage solutions make for great gifts.
This multicoloured stackable storage set from Amazon is great for keeping materials safe from spills and dust-free.
A4 sized and 23cm tall this unit will slide nicely under or on top of a craft desk. You could even pop some decorative papers inside as an extra gift.
3. Craft themed stationery
Whether it's a new set of fine liner pens or a pencil case to keep all their equipment in, craft-themed stationery will always make a fab gift for paper crafters.
We love these funny pencils from Maple and Grace as they fully sum up our crafting mood. Buy these for the paper crafter in your life to give them a chuckle as they're sketching out their latest designs.
4. A new printer
Every passionate crafter needs a printer (how else are they going to print all our free patterned papers?) and a shiny new printer would become a well-loved gift for all paper crafters. We rounded up all the best printers for making cards so make sure you check it out to see which one you should buy.
This Epson EcoTank was ranked highly by our papercraft experts for its eco-friendly design and great cost-per-page. Plus it prints on cards making it a top gift choice.
5. Papercraft kits
There are loads of craft kits out there to ignite their passion.
This papercraft kit teaches you how to fold this majestic lion head and is perfect for paper crafters who are used to cardmaking but want to branch out into origami.
6. Glue Gun
Another staple every paper crafter needs is a good glue gun.
We reviewed some of the best glue guns on the market and this one from Crafters Companion ranked highly. Its soft-touch handle size makes it easy to grip on to and it takes less than five minutes to heat up, perfect for quick crafting!
Once you've picked them up a glue gun they can head over to our glue gun crafts to find a new project.
7. Washi tape set
Washi tape makes a lovely little stocking filler gift for papercraft lovers.These sweet blossom shapes washi strips are so unusual and delicate. The set will make their journalling and scrabooking look extra pretty.
8. Mini dye ink pads
For paper crafters who love stamping this is the gift for them! This pack of 20 assorted mini ink pads comes in a huge range of colours.
Their mini size makes them great for travelling and storing in busy craft rooms.
If you want to learn more about the different inks on the market then have a read of our cardmaker’s guide to ink.
9. Forest wood rubber stamps
Now you need some stamps to go with that ink! Stamps can make a wonderful gift for all types of paper crafters and there are so many designs out there.
This botanical set of 11 stamps is truly magical but if your budget is a little smaller you can buy them individually instead.
10. Craft punches
This set of craft punches comes neatly packaged in a sturdy pink case and is ready to gift straight on! This handy kit comes with 14 craft punches in a range of different designs and is useful for all types of paper crafters. There's loads of different styles over on Amazon so once you've learnt how to use a craft punch you can select the one the receiver of your gift will like most.
11. 3D Decorative Butterflies
Decals always add something special to papercraft projects and this set is no different. Give cardmaking a 3D touch with this set of 12 butterfly decals.
Each butterfly is completely unique and can be used for a huge range of papercraft projects including cardmaking, scrapbooking, gift decorating or even wall decoration.
12. Papercraft project books
There's loads of papercraft books on the market so first find out what your crafter loves most.
Whether it's card making, origami, scrapbooking or more there's bound to be a book out there suited to them. We love this general papercraft project book by Sarah Louise Matthews. She's a contributor here on Gathered and if her origami Christmas star project is anything to go by then this book will be amazing!
13. Vintage paper bundles
These mixed vintage/antique paper bundles will make beautiful additions to any journalers and scrapbookers collections.
Each bundle is completely unique and made up of real vintage papers – no reproductions or printouts. Yours could contain old stamps, lace, pressed flowers, handwritten letters. sheet music and much more.
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They also arrive tied up in ribbon making them pretty enough to gift straight away.
14. Wax seals
Wax seals add a regal dimension to journalling and they're really popular at the moment.
There's loads of beautiful ones on Etsy including this whale design from uCrafti.For a wider selection, check out our best wax seal kits roundup.
15. Paper quilling kit
This paper quilling kit is a bundle any paper crafter would love to receive. Everything you need is included to start paper quilling including strips of paper and different quilling tools.
Direct your loved ones to our paper quilling ideas for beginners article once they've received their kit so they can start making.
16. Papercraft pin
Fickle Studio Liz has created the perfect gift for papercrafters. This mini enamel pin features all the papercrafting tools and will make the sweetest present for a pal.
Check out the shop's other pins as there's yarn, cross stitch and dressmaking thones too.
17. Decorative stickers
Who doesn't love stickers! This bumper pack from Amazon includes 240 different transparent designs making them perfect for a huge array of paper crafters.
There's 120 designs all based around nature and they add a vintage touch to even the most modern layouts.
18. Eco bullet journal
This vegan leather journal is a gift that everyone will love not just paper crafters!
Journals can be used for both practical and creative reasons and the thick pages and gorgeous green cover of this one is bound to be a winner.
Paper crafters can let their scrapbooking skills go wild while also planning their upcoming projects.
19. Paper cutter
Achieve the ultimate straight lines and neat work with a paper cutter!
This model can cut pages A3 to B5 as well as photos, cards and labels.
If the paper crafter in your life is still using a rule and scissors then this will be a well-recieved gift.
20. Crafty mug
No matter what their choice of drink is this mug will be a brilliant gift for paper crafters. This mug can be personalised with your crafter's name and the scissors are an ode to their paper crafting skills.
21. Metallic fine liner pens
Everyone needs a professional set of fine liners in their craft stash. This metallic set has 30 pens inside and is ideal for use on black cards and black scrapbooks. The fine tip makes them great for calligraphy purposes too!
Papercraft projects are often fiddly and delicate so having good light to craft by is a must. If you want to see what's on the market then head over to our best daylight lamps guide.
Desk lamps are a great addition to a papercraft space allowing them to enjoy their hobby at all times of the day. This SKYLEO LED lamp has 10 levels of brightness to choose between and can be attached and detached from your desk whenever you like.
23. Shrink plastic sheets
Shrink plastic is great fun for everyone, but especially useful for card makers. You can make your own tiny card embellishments with it!
To see the magic in action, check out our how to make shrinky dinks tutorial.Fun for all ages!
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We hope you've found a gift for your paper crafter!
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.