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10 Best Gifts for DIY-ers

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For the crafters, handy men, and art-loving kids on your holiday list, here are 10 gifts for anyone who likes to Do It Themselves.

  • Kiwi Crate, $59 for 3 months 1 of 10
    Kiwi Crate, $59 for 3 months
    When you subscribe to Kiwi Crate, your crafty kid will get a monthly delivery packed with all kinds of art projects, science experiments, and imaginative-play materials for kids aged 3 to 7. You can order subscriptions for 3 months ($59), 6 months ($110) or 1 year ($220).
    Read more in our Holiday Gift Guide.
  • Hello Kitty Chainstitch Sewing Machine, $40.97 2 of 10
    Hello Kitty Chainstitch Sewing Machine, $40.97
    She'll feel just like mommy with her own miniature sewing machine toy, which gives beginner practice on a safe toy-like machine.
    Buy from Amazon.
  • Sunprint Kit, $6 – $11 3 of 10
    Sunprint Kit, $6 - $11
    Create photos with sun and water — simply yet creative.
    Buy from Canoe.
  • Print Workshop Carve a Stamp Kit, $40 4 of 10
    Print Workshop Carve a Stamp Kit, $40
    This kit comes with everything you need to carve your very own stamp, from the experts at Yellow Owl Workshop. They even came out with a new book ($20) of hand-printing techniques for DIY-lovers.
    Buy from Yellow Old Workshop.
  • Portable Sewing Machine, $24 5 of 10
    Portable Sewing Machine, $24
    The perfect miniature sewing machine for on-the-go seamstresses and beginning learners. Don't let the compact size fool you — this baby can sew through just about any fabric, including denim and leather.
    Read more in our Holiday Gift Guide.
  • Lotta’s Printing Studio, $19.95 6 of 10
    Lotta's Printing Studio, $19.95
    This DIY decorating kit (by designer Lotta Jansdotter) comes with everything a crafty designer needs — including carving tools, custom stencils, stenciling sponges, and a 48-page illustrated instruction guide.
    Read more in our Holiday Gift Guide.
  • Hot-Pot BBQ, $124 7 of 10
    Hot-Pot BBQ, $124
    Grow herbs on the top of this terracotta pot, and then open it up for a real mini grill underneath — perfect for small outside patios or balconies.
    Buy from Black + Blum.
  • Beer Making Kits, $15 – $50 8 of 10
    Beer Making Kits, $15 - $50
    This DIY beer kit (that makes 12 beers in 4 weeks) comes in four different flavors. The perfect gift for someone who wants to try DIY home brewing.
    Read more in our Holiday Gift Guide.
  • Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids, $16.47 9 of 10
    Handy Dad: 25 Awesome Projects for Dads and Kids, $16.47
    Any DIY dad would love this project-filled book, with instructions for skate ramps, zip lines, go-carts, and more.
    Buy from Amazon.
  • Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine, $299.99 10 of 10
    Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine, $299.99
    This digital cutting machine connects to your computer to print and cut out designs with a small blade. The craft possibilities are endless, from scrapbook pages to greeting cards to temporary tattoos.
    Buy from Silhouette.

See more gift ideas in our Holiday Gift Guide.


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