Instead of mass-marketed gifts and prefabricated toys, one of the best choices are arts and crafts gifts. By unlocking the power of creativity and inspiration, arts and crafts gifts make for a truly memorable holiday season.
Below are five Arts and Crafts gifts to give this year:
Sand Art Necklace Craft Kit
Many people learn to make sand art at summer camp or in art class, but this gift takes it to the next level. The complete Sand Art Kit allows you to make dozens of different amazing wearables, including bracelets, charms, and necklaces, each one given a unique design made from layering colored sand. The kit comes complete with 24 different sand bottles, a funnel, plenty of cord, and three 1-lb bags of blue, red, and green sand to allow you to unleash your creativity.
Darice Deluxe Art Kit
This wonderful case comes complete with dozens of different colored artist's supplies, ranging from crayons to markers and pens. Any budding artist will appreciate receiving this complete 80-piece art kit as a gift, elegantly housed in a lovely snap-shut slim wooden case. Kit comes complete with an eraser and sharpener, as well as a full complement of pencils, watercolors, and oil pastels to allow creativity to flourish and blossom.
Brother XL2600l Sewing Machine
In a world of mass-marketed clothes and textiles, one of the best gifts to give this season is a modern Brother sewing machine. Compact and versatile, the Brother XL2600l comes with 25 built-in stitches, making it easy even for beginners to complete sewing projects with ease. Advanced features like auto bobbin winding, simple bobbin loader, and a convenient needle threader will make even complex sewing projects possible, and the free-arm design makes aligning stitches simple and easy. The Brother XL2600L comes with a thorough guidebook, as well as links to useful video tutorials online.
Enchanted Fairy Garden
One of the best ways to inspire is to give the gift of nature. This wondrous Fairy Garden Kit comes complete with everything needed to grow a wild rainbow of flowers in the included pot. Simple enough for even first-time gardeners, the kit comes complete with a beautifully illustrated instruction booklet. Start by painting the pot and fairy "hideout", and then sprinkle the included mushroom and plant seeds, the garden will begin to sprout in a day, providing months of natural beauty and wonder into your life.
Cricut Explore Air Wireless Cutting Machine
You'll never know just how many DIY projects you can complete until you get your hands on a Cricut Wireless Cutting Machine. With no wires, you can bring the Cricut with you anywhere, controlling the machine remotely from your computer, smartphone, or mobile device. The Cricut Explore comes with a free cloud-based app to allow you to design and cut on the go. Whether you're making frames for photos, or cutting out materials to iron on to shirts, the Cricut offers precision cutting anywhere.
Jessica Kane is a professional writer who has an interest in arts and crafts, DIY, and other handmade products. She currently writes for Indian Traders, a leading vendor of native american blankets and jewelry.