Welcome to Curbed's first gift guide, wherein our editors sort through a retail landscape rife with tech, toys, textiles, trinkets, and tchotchkes. This year we're shopping for some rather specific recipients—though we think you'll find the gift selection broadly appealing. Shop on!
Whether she spends her weekends with a sewing machine, or he devotes hours to his darning needles, it's obvious: The cult of craft is strong with this one. Whether it's your niece, or your best friend, or your brother's boyfriend, you know the signs. It's the endless scrolling on Pinterest, the regular trips to DIY Mecca (Michael's or Hobby Lobby), the seemingly eternal supply of Mason jars. Since we happen to be denizens of the DIY web ourselves (yes, we're on Pinterest!), we put together nine gift ideas for the artisans—aspiring or otherwise—in your life.
Enamelware Nesting Bowls • DIY S'mores Kit • The Lettermate • Arrow Shelf • White Marble Phone Case • Magic Jar Scarf Kit • Subscription to Online Craft Classes • Wireless Bluetooth Speaker • Block Printed Apron
Porcelain Enamelware Nesting Bowls
by Barn Light Electric
$130 at Food52
Go for the speckled version of these bowls, best used for baking, entertaining, or, erm, paint-mixing. Enamelware, coveted right now by the trend-savvy, is famous for being lightweight, which makes it perfect for camping or picnics, too.
DIY S'mores Kit
by Ticket Chocolate
$20 at Food52
The original DIY project, this s'mores kit is a bit more chic than what he can grab at the grocery store. Pairs perfectly with mason jars full of hot cocoa or milk.
by Kimberly Wilson
$10 at The Grommet
There's no reason to spend a week DIY-ing decorations if you're not throwing a party. And she's already made 50 tissue paper pom-poms for an upcoming soiree, so help make sure her handmade invitations look perfect with this helpful envelope addressing stencil.
Arrow Shelf (Set of 2)
by The 807
$65 on Etsy
Arrow-themed goods pop up all over Pinterest these days, so this is the ideal shelf for your DIYer to display their handmade wares. (Get the weathered version for the DIYer who's hit the limit the year and won't want to do any additional work on these).
White Marble Phone Case
$25 and up on Etsy
You can't throw a rock on Pinterest right now without hitting a marbled phone case, so make sure she's on-trend while scrolling through pins in line at the craft store.
Magic Jar Scarf Kit in Quartz
by Shabd Simon-Alexander
$78 at MoMA Store
It's scarf season, and while many Pinterest boards are littered with plaid ponchos, let him flex his crafting skills with this stone-inspired dye kit.
Subscription to Online Craft Classes
$15-50 on Creativebug
Pinterest is full of get DIY tips, but let's be honest that many of them are one-off tricks for, say, constructing a headboard out of wood from your childhood treehouse. Creativebug has both a treasure trove of DIY-instructional videos and also a host of ongoing series to help your DIYer become the book-making goddess or quilting god they've always wanted to be.
UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
$84.88 at Amazon
Because she's gonna want to be jamming Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber while spray-painting gold letters in the back yard.
Block Printed Apron
by Caroline Z. Hurley
$47 at Of A Kind
Three pockets to hold the scissors, fabric glue, paint, and potatoes-turned-stamps that she's gathered to make more of these adorable aprons for her friends.
· Holiday Gift Guide [Curbed]