If you are shopping for Christmas gifts for scrapbookers it can be difficult to choose wisely, especially if you are not a crafter yourself. These gift ideas will be welcomed by any scrapbooker, regardless of their personal tastes, level of ability and budget.
Stock Up On Basic Supplies
Most scrapbookers love to spend their hard earned money on expanding their stash of pretty papers, beautiful embellishments and the latest must-have equipment.When their stocks of essentials like adhesives, photo-paper and rubber-stamp cleaner need replenishing, they don’t usually feel so enthusiastic.
Any scrapbooker, particularly one working to a tight budget, will be delighted to receive new supplies of their staple items. Although you can’t go too far wrong, most crafters have their preferred products so a sneaky look through their craft cupboard may help you in your choice of gift. Every dollar you spend on glue is an extra dollar your scrapbooker can spend on stash goodies!
Storage Solutions For Scrapbookers
Scrapbookers will always be grateful for storage items. These can range in price and complexity from screw-top jars for buttons and brads to a full-scale craft room storage system.For crafters on the move, various functional tote bags and portable craft boxes are available.
For most scrapbookers, photograhs are central to their scrapbook layouts. A well chosen photo-editing software suite can take their pictures to a whole new level as it will let them crop, enhance and apply special effects to their images.
For digital scrapbooking, the editing software must be able to handle layers as this is the way digital elements and photos are manipulated to build up a layout. Adobe Photshop Elements fulfils all the requirements of digital scrapbooking and is a high quality, affordable choice for a Christmas gift.
Gift Subcription To a Specialist Craft Magazine
There are plenty of specialist craft magazines on the market including scrapbooking, papercraft and rubber stamping publications. These can be expensive and a subscription would make an excellent Christmas present for a scrapbooker. Some publishers will provide a gift card to present to the recipient and often the subscription includes a special gift or promotion.
Tickets To A Craft Show, Cropping Event Or Scrapbooking Holiday
A good Christmas gift for a scrapbooker is a ticket to a forthcoming craft show or specialist scrapbooking event. Craft weekends and retreats are also popular. If you are planning the trip for a friend or family member, why not book your own place so you can enjoy the gift together?
Books That Focus On Creative Inspiration
While any scrapbooker would welcome a book as a gift, try something a bit different from the usual how-to guides. Books that focus on inspiration and creativity can be a relaxing and rewarding read.
The crafter in your life may have all the right equipment and plenty of storage solutions but have they got the correct lighting? Consider buying a specialist craft light as a Christmas gift. There is a large range of craft lights, magnifying lamps, daylight and energy-saving lights available for the discerning crafter.