Ah, knitting — the great American pastime. With 28.8 million Americans taking up the pursuit and its sister craft, crocheting, as of 2016, it's one of the most popular hobbies around. Appealing to everyone from stars such as Meryl Streep and Vanna White (the Wheel of Fortune star has her own yarn line!) to DIY-ers young and old, knitting is an art form we're all familiar with. Shopping for a knitting aficionado can be tough, however, if don't know the particulars of the craft. To clear up any confusion, we've gone ahead and put together a handy list of all the best gifts for knitters that are sure to leave your giftee in stitches.
How to Shop for Knitters
If you're shopping for a knitter but not sure where to start, these helpful tips will make sure your next gifting soiree is a success. Read on to learn more about how to shop for your favorite knitter.
Gift them something useful: Knitting is a hobby that takes practice and skill, so if you're looking for a gift that will help them excel in their endeavors, go with someone useful this holiday season. From classic knitting guides ($23.47, Amazon) to ceramic yarn bowls ($19.99, Amazon) that will hold their yarn and make sure it doesn't get tangled, there's a wealth of options that can aid serious knitters in taking their creations to the next level.
Gift them something fun: If you're someone who opts for fun gifts over practical ones, there are plenty of exciting finds to be found, from cheeky knitting-inspired socks ($7, Hotsox) to subscription boxes overflowing with supplies (From $10, Darn Good Yarn) that will deliver new treats to their door like clockwork each month.
Gift them something classic: When it doubt, go back to basics with tried and true knitting essentials. From a great ball of yarn ($8.99, Wool and the Gang) to a sofa arm caddy ($35, Uncommon Goods) or stylish storage container ($29.99, Michael's), these classic picks ensure you can't go wrong.
Best Gifts for Knitters
Ready to find your perfect gift? We rounded 10 stellar gifts the knitter will want to unravel, stat. Keep scrolling to shop FIRST for Women's picks for the best gifts for knitters.
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