Lola's Holiday Gift Guide 2023: The Best Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

Gift Ideas For Everyone On Your List

Welcome to my alter-ego Lola's Holiday Gift Guide 2023! The holiday season is right around the corner and it's time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.

Whether you're shopping for women, men, kids, teens, knitters or just looking for gift inspiration — Lola's got you covered. There's something for everyone on Lola’s list of goodies. In this guide, you'll find the best gift ideas, last-minute options, my favs, Lola's favs, our friend's favs, and more. I'm making gift-giving (and receiving) easy for you this year!

Gifts for the Knitter That's Hard to Shop For

Bur Oak Knitting Needle Jewelry

Meet Bur Oak Studio, where jewelry meets eco-conscious knitting tools. Their collection features the most awesome jewelry pieces that are crafted from upcycled aluminum knitting needles, providing a second life to these babies. With Bur Oak Studio, your gift recipient can make a fashion statement while supporting Jennifer, a sustainable independent artist. 

Bur Oak Studio

Sweater Cleaner

I got one of these recently and my sweaters are SO CLEAN again! Say goodbye to pesky fuzz and unsightly pilling with this fabric shaver and lint remover! This nifty gadget is your go-to solution for keeping your clothes, sweaters, and even furniture looking fresh and new. Its large shaving area efficiently removes lint and pills, leaving your fabrics smoother and more polished. The best part? It's rechargeable, making it a convenient and eco-friendly addition to your laundry routine — the perfect knitter-tech gift.

Get a Sweater Cleaner Here

Presents you don't have to knit

Darn Tough Socks

If you don't already know about Darn Tough Socks, oh goodness, are you in for a treat! These are some of my favorite socks. They're made in Vermont, super durable, really warm, beyond comfortable, and great for any activity — walking, hiking, or climbing. You'll even want to lounge around in these instead of in your old cozy slippers. BONUS: You don't have to knit them!

Awesome WOOL Socks

Top Picks for Bead Lovers

Travel Beading Tin

My Travel Beading Kit is an absolute must-have for any knitting enthusiast who enjoys crafting with beads — they'll love it! With a set of small crochet hooks, an array of beads, and a sleek, travel-friendly case, this compact kit ensures that beading is a breeze. It's the perfect gift for knitters who appreciate the beauty of beaded details and the convenience of a well-organized kit. 

Beads on the go!

Bead Organizer

Looking for the perfect gift for the avid beader in your life? Look no further than the "Bead Easy" tool! This innovative product is a must-have for any beading enthusiast, designed to streamline and simplify the beading process. With its user-friendly design and efficient functionality, it's the ideal companion for creating intricate and stunning beadwork. Whether they're a seasoned beader or just starting their journey, the "Bead Easy" tool will undoubtedly elevate their crafting experience and bring their creative visions to life.

Nifty Beading Tray

Best Last-Minute Gifts

Lola's Choice Subscription

Lola's Choice is a super fun bi-monthly knitting club offered by me (and Lola, my alter ego) that makes the perfect holiday gift. You have your choice of subscriptions, recurring, 3-kit, or 6-kit, each containing carefully curated knitting experiences. These kits feature unique yarns, patterns designed by me, and special knitting tools needed for each project, making them ideal for knitters of all skill levels. 

By gifting a Lola's Choice subscription, you're not just giving knitting supplies; you're giving the joy of knitting! The excitement of surprise! And the opportunity to get somebody's needles dancing!

Whether you're treating yourself or delighting a fellow knitting enthusiast, Lola's Choice is the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. This is a great gift for keeping the joy of the holiday season alive all year round!

Choose Lola's Choice

2024 N Club Subscription

The N Club is the ultimate knitting subscription that's perfect for holiday gifting. With this subscription, your lucky recipient will receive three exclusive knitting kits throughout the year, curated by the talented Laura Nelkin herself. These kits feature luxurious yarns, beautifully designed exclusive patterns, and carefully selected knitting tools and goodies. By gifting The N Club, you're not only bestowing high-quality knitting supplies but also a year-long journey of creativity, inspiration, community and learning. So, why not spread some holiday cheer by gifting The N Club and making your loved one's knitting dreams come true?

Join the N Club

Gifts Guaranteed to Make a Knitter Happy

Knit Jewelry Kit

Give the gift of crafting and let your recipient unleash their inner artist with these super fun knit jewelry kits. They'll be sure to thank you for the opportunity to create something all their own — kits include specialty yarn, findings, beads, and detailed patterns that include video tutorials to ensure your giftee has success with their kit. 

Bracelets, necklaces, and more!

Hap Stretcher OR Jumper Board

These blocking tools from Paparwark in Shetland are the ideal gifts for knitters who love something functional. These gifts will ensure that projects are flawlessly finished. With the Hap Stretcher, anyone can achieve a beautifully blocked shawl. The Jumper Board is perfect for those sweater knitters who want their washed sweaters to block and dry in a jiffy. Made from high-quality materials, these stretchers are durable and built to last. The adjustable tension knobs allow anyone to customize the stretching process to fit the project perfectly. Whether it's for a seasoned knitter or someone just starting out, this is the best gift to surprise your knitting loved one with. 

Shetland Made Blocking Tools

Needle Organization Tube

This needle-sorting tube will be a game-changer for the knitter in your life. Keep your double-pointed needles organized and accessible with this handy tool. Whether it's for an experienced knitter or a newbie to the craft, this gadget simplifies the knitting experience. It brings much-needed organization to the occasionally chaotic world of knitting supplies. Definitely one of Lola's favorite gifts!

Bring your needle chaos to order

Crafty Home Decor Gift

Flax and Twine Kit

From gorgeous knitting and crochet kits to unique weaving and jewelry-making sets, they provide everything needed to craft beautiful, handmade creations. Flax and Twine's gifts are perrrrrfect for that young person in your life who has such a creative streak. With high-quality materials, clear instructions, and a passion for creativity, Flax & Twine's kits are sure to be a hit with both beginners and experienced crafters. 

Kits and sets galore

Gifts for New Knitters!

Gift Certificates

You can't go wrong with a gift certificate to a local yarn store (LYS). It's sure to excite any new (or seasoned) knitter in your life. This gift isn't just about the goods; it's the experience, too! This new knitter will get to see firsthand the support and expertise that only an LYS can offer. With plenty of options, high-quality yarns, tools, and accessories,  they'll get to choose something they'll actually use. 

Book: Kid’s Knitting Workshop by Susan B. Anderson!

Packed with simple, kid-friendly instructions and adorable projects, this book is an ideal guide for young ones eager to learn the art of knitting. From basic stitches to fun and engaging patterns, this workshop provides an accessible and enjoyable way for children to explore their creativity. With Anderson's expert guidance and playful approach, kids can dive into the joys of crafting and create their own cozy knitted treasures.

Knitting guide for kiddos

Unique Gift Ideas for THAT Funny Person (The Lola-Type)

NSFW Stitch Markers

Okay, I know you've got somebody in your life that needs these. Lola found two hysterical options, one more naughty than the other. They may not be suitable for work or to show in a photo here but they are suitable for the naughty gag gift lover in your life. And I know they're technically meant to help you keep track of your stitch count, but I see a bright future for them as earrings, a necklace, a keychain, maybe a charm to hang from your glasses — perfect for every occasion, lol!

Kind of suitable for work      ///      NOT suitable for work

Comment below and let me know which gifts you’re getting or putting on your list!


  1. Only Lola could find thong stitch markers! Not to mention the unmentionables.


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