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12 Embroidery Gifts to Give Your Crafty Friends This Holiday Season

Embroidery Gifts from Etsy

It's hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us! I remember walking around Costco and Joann in early fall and thinking, 'Why is there already Christmas decor out? What happened to Halloween?' While I wasn't ready to start my holiday shopping just then, it did help me start to think of who will be on my list this year and what I'd like to start saving up to gift.

If you have crafty friends who love any kind of embroidery, cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel, or just hand sewing in general, then be sure to check out these gift ideas.

12 Embroidery Gift Ideas

Mojave blend thread gloss

Thread Gloss

Thread gloss is a specially formulated beeswax and oil blend that coats your thread to prevent tangles, fraying, and brittleness. Think of it as a deep conditioner for your thread and embroidery floss. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? Have you ever had to cut your thread short in the middle of your groove because there was a gnarly knot? Using thread gloss helps prevent tangles and knots, taking away all of the frustration of handwork. Find Mojave Thread Gloss on Etsy. And for even more scents, check out Ponderosa Creative.

Tudor Rose scissors in silver


These Tudor Rose scissors in silver have a delicate floral design perfect for any stitching project. Roughly 3.75 inches tall and 2 inches wide, these scissors have small blades and floral handles. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? These scissors are perfect for embroidery, cross stitch, needlepoint, hand sewing, and snipping small threads. Find these Silver Floral Scissors on Etsy.

Peel Stick and Stitch Patterns

Peel, Stick, and Stitch embroidery designs are perfect for adding embroidery designs to your life. Whether you want to add embroidery to a shirt, a jacket, or leave them displayed in a hoop, these designs are the perfect compliment. This kit is designed for those who already have many sewing supplies and love choosing their own colors. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? Each pack includes water soluble transfer patterns that are easy to use. They make transferring embroidery patterns easy.

Find Forest Forage, Florals, and Vegetable Peel Stick and Stitch Patterns on Etsy.

embroidery thread, needle with thread, needle book open with needles and pins

Needle Book

Are you looking for a place to put all of your needles? Use a needle book! These ~3 x 4.5 inch quilted books are the perfect way to keep your needles safe and easily accessible. Each book cover is hand pieced using fabric remnants, making no two designs are the same. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? Safely store your needles and pins in an easy to use and cute book. Sounds like a win-win! Find Needle Books on Etsy.

3D Lily Pad Pond Embroidery Kit

3D Hand Embroidery Kit

Ever wanted to try 3D embroidery but weren't sure where to start? This kit and accompanying video tutorials is the perfect place to start. All the materials are included to walk you through the process. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? Easy entry into trying advanced embroidery stitches. Perfect for stitchers who are wanting to try something new. Find the 3D Lily Pad Pond Embroidery Kit and more hand embroidery kits on Etsy.

How to Embroider Texture and Pattern Book

How to Embroider Texture and Pattern Book

Have sorts of embroidery supplies but want to continue to explore the craft in a new way? This beautiful book is an inspiring embroidery guide for beginner to advanced crafters to learn how to capture the beauty of nature in your embroidery projects. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? This book includes 20 step-by-step hoop projects start simple, then progress in difficulty, each inspired by a beautiful natural landscape. It also includes a 32 stitch step by step guide to try new stitches. Find How to Embroider Texture and Pattern on Etsy.


Always have sore fingers or have trouble with certain materials. Thimbles protect your fingers and help you push/pull the embroidery needle through fabric. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? Thimbles protect your fingers and make stitching easier. Find the vegan leather coin thimble, the silicone needle grip thimbles, and the classic leather thimbles on Etsy.

Frixion fabric pen for Embroidery Pattern Transfer

Transfer Pens

Draw or trace an embroidery design with these heat erasable transfer pens. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? An easy transfer method that disappears with heat. No one will never know if you didn't follow the pattern! Find these heat erasable transfer pens on Etsy.

variegated thread bundle

Variegated Thread Bundles

Treat yourself to gorgeous embroidery threads! These curated bundles leave the guess work out of needing to pull together a color palette and combine colors you mind not have tried before. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? Certain thread colors can be hard to find and variegated threads can be even harder. Skip a trip to the craft store where you mayor may not find the colors you're looking for. Find curated thread bundles on Etsy.

oval embroidery hoop

Oval Hoop

Break out of the mold with an oval embroidery hoop. These hoops are high quality beechwood and the perfect way to spice up an embroidery project. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? Most craft stores only carry round wood or plastic hoops. This is a great way to experience a new shape.

embroidery stitch card deck example

Embroidery Stitch Cards

Learn 30 foundational hand embroidery stitches with this easy to use card deck. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? It doesn't take up a lot of space and has detailed instructions on how to create each stitch. Find embroidery card decks on Etsy.

PDF Pattern

Need a last minute gift? PDF Patterns are perfect for that! With a huge variety to choose from, you can't go wrong. WHY DO YOU NEED IT? An inexpensive pattern option for those who have many supplies. Find PDF hand embroidery patterns on Etsy.

If you're looking for even more holiday gift ideas, be sure to check out Etsy. They're my go-to for unique handmade gifts.

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