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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Gifts for New Knitters!
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.
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!