Monday 10 December 2018

Ten Fun Gifts To Slip In A Knitter's Christmas Stocking

This post is different from our usual ones because it doesn't feature any wool! If you're looking for a gift for an avid knitter chances are they've already got yarn in their stash to knit with and unless you know what colour/weight/brand they prefer a woolly present might not be to their taste.

So instead here's a round-up of alternative gifts Santa could secretly pop into their stocking ...

1. Farmers' Hand Cream

Image courtesy of Daughter of a Shepherd
Made using lavender grown on a Welsh farm, this 100ml tin of cream will pamper hands dry from knitting. It's not tested on animals, contains no artificial colours or perfumes and the packaging is manufactured in the UK. A tin costs £14 plus P&P from Daughter of a Shepherd and, if you're feeling flush, there's a foot cream and face cream in the range too.

2. Project Bag

Image courtesy of The Loveliest Yarn Company

If you're looking for a gift for a knitter with a filthy sense of humour, this literally is your bag. At £15 plus P&P from The Knitting Goddess, it will hold two 100g skeins - or could alternatively double up as a make up bag. It's probably best though not to buy it for your Granny.

3. Sheep Earrings

Image courtesy of Baa Baa Brighouse
Exclusive to Baa Baa Brighouse, this pair of sterling silver sheep earrings costs a reasonable £6 plus P&P. Small but fun.

4. Femiknits Pin Badge

Image courtesy of Not On The High Street
Give this badge to someone who is a loud and proud feminist and knitter. From Kelly Connor Designs on Not On The High Street it costs £8.95 plus P&P.

5. Christmas Yarn Cosy

Image courtesy of Precious Knits

Head to Etsy for this kitsch yarn cosy/ball holder from seller Precious Knits. It's virtually guaranteed to make a Christmas fan smile. The yarn cosy will keep your ball together whilst you're storing it or carrying it in a bag. Costs £6.45 plus P&P.

6. Yarn Bobbins

Image courtesy of The Knitting Gift Shop
The Knitting Gift Shop sells these wooden yarn bobbins which are just the thing for fair isle and intarsia colour work. Wrap the yarn in use around the bobbin and they will (hopefully) keep your knitting untangled. A stylish set of three costs £7.50 plus P&P.

7. Christmas Stitch Markers
image courtesy of Charmed Knitting

A knitter can never have enough enough stitch markers because they have a canny knack of being left in WIPs or disappearing down the back of the sofa. Charmed Knitting sells a great range of Christmas stitch markers. Our favourite is the set of four silver Christmas trees surrounding a snow-tipped green one. This is perfect for a quick stocking filler as it costs only £3.99 plus P&P.

8. Crazy Yarn Lady Framed Print

Image courtesy of Dear Ewe
Make a friend smile with this stylish monochrome framed print that would go well hung up in a craft corner. From Dear Ewe it costs £26.50 plus P&P for the framed version.

9. Herdy Christmas Melamine Coasters
Image courtesy of Herdy
Herdy is selling these cute coasters that are perfect for decorating your Christmas Day table. Each costs £3.95 plus P&P.

10. Yarnivore T-shirt

Image courtesy of Etsy
Head to Stitchers Tees on Etsy to buy this Yarnivore t-shirt available in white, black or an enticing-sounding grey with gold print for a bit of Christmas sparkle. Available in adult sizes XS to 3XL the t-shirt costs £20 plus P&P.

All prices were correct on the day I published this blog post and are subject to change by the vendors.

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