The holidays always sneak up on me. Always. Are you the same? And here we are, the shopping days slipping away alarmingly fast, and suddenly realising that it’s really, really late to be starting that gift shopping. What to do?!? Well, as I’m in that same boat trying to think of last minute gifts, let me share what I’ve come up with…
Five At-The-Very-Last-Minute Yarny Holiday Gifts
(to save your bacon!)
Choose a Craftsy Class
For any knitter or crocheter who enjoys learning new skills, Craftsy has a class to suit every skill level. And it’s not just yarny pursuits: Craftsy has classes on sewing, photography, cooking, woodworking, and tons more. With instantaneous delivery, this is a gift you can order on Christmas Eve and still be in the good books, but why would you wait? There’s a sale running right now, so grab a gift quick and save a little extra for yourself!
Click here to give a Craftsy class
A subscription to Coop Press’s Knit Edge magazine is a delight for any knitter. Not just for the beautiful patterns they’ll receive, but for the all trend-watching and fascinating articles that delve deeper into the fiber arts world we all love so much. Published three times a year, you can give a gift subscription right at the very last minute and the recipient will never be any the wiser. Even better, click here to order, enter the gift recipient’s name and email address at the top, and enter the code LASTMINUTE14 at the bottom of the screen to get a one-year, non-renewing subscription to KnitEdge for the price of one issue. Who can resist a deal like that?!?
Click here to give Knit Edge magazine
Know a knitter or crocheter who just loves big, smooshy yarn in glorious hand-dyed colours? We have the perfect, easy, last-minute gift! The SpaceCadet’s SpaceMonster Mega Yarn Club is designed all around those lovely squishy bulky and worsted weight yarns, with 6 month or 12 month subscription options, the chance to buy more skeins for larger projects, and an awesome gift in every third parcel (we seriously love picking the gifts!). The SpaceMonster Club is open for subscriptions only until Dec 21 so you’ll have to hurry, but we’ll make everything about this gift super easy. Just click here to set up your gift subscription, be sure to note during check out that it’s a gift and who it’s for, and we’ll take care of the rest!
Click here to give a SpaceMonster gift subscription
Send Curls, the Book that Arrives Now and… Later
Hunter Hammersen’s designs are intricate, intriguing, and incredibly beautiful. And her latest book of patterns, Curls, focuses on an innovative wrap design curls around the body with a flattering drape. How does this make a great last minute gift? Well, unlike a regular book purchase, if you buy Curls at the last minute (or, right now!), your recipient will get an electronic copy of the book that they can start reading immediately, plus a beautiful hard-copy in the post that they can enjoy all through the new year. Perfect!
Click here to order Curls
Give a SpaceCadet Sweater Kit
Our Sweater Kits have been flying out the door this holiday season, but we have a few left and, if you order them quickly, we’ll get them in the post to your recipient straight away. Choose a kit in either fingering or sport weight, in colours ranging from the elegant Dark Skies Ombre to the sublime South China Sea kit to the eye-catching When Life Gives You Lavender Gradient Kit. What knitter or crocheter wouldn’t go mad to receive a whole sweater’s worth of gorgeous hand-dyed yarn this holiday season?!?
Click here to shop for SpaceCadet Sweater Kits.
So there you are — five great gift ideas that will make your last minute holiday shopping a little easier. And hopefully allow you to relax a bit in these last crazy days and get back to the things that really matter on these snowy winter days… curling up with your knitting and crochet!