Wednesday 27 November 2019

Ten Yarny Christmas Gifts For Father Christmas Inspiration

The festive songs are playing in stores, lights are up in town centres and there's someone you know who has put up their decorated tree in November. Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Whether you're buying gifts yourself or wanting to leave a massive hint for Father Christmas, here are some ideas for those who love the yarny things in life!

1. Yarn Bowl

This yarn bowl from Ebsworth Pots has very cute sheep on the front and will stop your wool in progress from rolling under the sofa. It is hand thrown and costs £28 plus P&P.

Image courtesy of Ebsworth Pots
2. Christmas Dinner Discover Box

Know someone who likes to crochet as well as knit? Toft's Christmas Dinner Discover Box contains the yarn and patterns you need to craft your own Christmas dinner - no defrosting or oven required. It costs £39 plus P&P.

Image courtesy of Toft

3. Knitting Pin

This Susan Crawford Vintage knitting lady metal pin is a fun treat and costs £8 plus P&P. It's perfect to embellish a coat or project bag.

Image courtesy of Susan Crawford Vintage

4. Tote Bag

Know someone who loves reading as much as they do knitting? Ysolda's Wool and Books tote, made from sturdy heavy canvas, costs £10 plus P&P and can double up either as a shopping bag or holder for knitting projects.

5. Wool Wash Bar

This year scientists and the media have highlighted the danger that plastics cause to wildlife and the environment. A Northern Yarn Shear Delight Wool Wash Bar is a great gift for a knitter who is trying to ditch plastic bottles and packaging and wants to wash their woolies with care. It costs £6.50 plus P&P.

Image courtesy of Northern Yarn

6. Vintage Buttons

It can be a faff to find buttons to sew onto cardigans and other projects. Baa Baa Brighouse sells a  pack of 30 assorted vintage buttons for £2.50 plus P&P that can solve that problem.

Image courtesy of Baa Baa Brighouse

7. Yarn Addict Sticker

This Yarn Addict Sticker is a perfect stocking £1.50 for a knitter who is loud and proud of their hobby! Sold by Dear Ewe it costs £1.50 plus P&P.

Image courtesy of Dear Ewe

8. Personalised Knitting Needles

What to give the knitter who has everything? How about a set of 5mm knitting needles personalised with their name or a meaningful phrase? Oakdene Designs sells them in a handy box for £17 plus P&P on Not On The High Street.

Image courtesy of Not On The High Street
9. Hand Balm

Again this is a great gift for people who want to reduce their plastic use. Moel View Yarns' Crafters Lotion Balm is made with organic butters and oils and comes in four fragrances: Rosemary & Lavender: Sweet Orange & Vanilla Bean; Rose & Rooibos; and Bergamot & Black Pepper. Each handmade balm costs £14 plus P&P.

Image courtesy of Moel View Yarns

10. Yarntelier Beaded Lace Cowl and Bettys Gift Set

Last but not least is a big hitter present for someone really special. This gift set from Yarntelier costs £60 plus P&P and includes a ball of cashmere yarn, crochet hook, project bag, beads and pattern to knit the Nikita Beaded Lace Cowl; plus Bettys 100th anniversary Yorkshire tea and shortbread biscuits.

Image courtesy of Yarntelier
These posts from A Woolly Yarn's archive offer more Christmas gift ideas but be aware that prices may have changed and items may be out of stock:

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