There are several great examples of yarn subscriptions around. I have already reviewed Yarnbox for you here. The idea here is buying a subscription that delivers yarn to your yarn lover without you having to pick out colors or types and possibly getting something they don't like. You can order the subscription and they can set up their accounts with their own preferences...every month they get a delivery, they will think of you and smile!
Gift Card for Something Fancy
Okay, gift cards are usually a fall-back gift that sometimes says that you don't really know someone well enough to buy them a gift. So, tailor your gift card to your yarn lover and focus on yarn and all the accessories.
Here are some great online companies to get gift cards from:
- Furls - Luxury crochet hooks made by hand in the USA. These are the top of the line! Furls Gift Cards
- Knit Picks - Luxury yarns, supplies, needles, patterns & books. Knit Picks Gift Cards
- Darn Good Yarn - Ethically-sourced, environmentally
-friendly recycled silk and plenty more. Lovely yarns and supplies Darn Good Yarn Gift Cards
Also, be sure to check your local yarn store for gift card options. That is always a great gift for a yarn lover.
Another great gift option is to pay for them to attend a class on a topic of their choice. Your local yarn store likely offers several types of courses, from beginner to advanced, and for specific projects.
They usually offer crochet, Tunisian crochet, and knitting classes. So, check there first for any local face-to-face classes and then pick something that fits their style or skills.
Cute Project Bag
We all know that yarn projects are portable, so why not find them a really cute bag to carry their works in progress? These can be any kind of bag that has enough room for yarn and a small tool bag. So, you can find something at a craft store, or anywhere that sells awesome bags. I like a bag similar to a shopping bag, just smaller. Look at what your yarn lover is using now and just get something similar in a style they might like. You can also find bags that are meant to be used for yarn projects and go in that direction.
Pattern or Stitch Book
These gifts are always fun. There are so many to choose from, so check reviews and take a few minutes to look at their projects and see if it is similar to what you see them working on at home. You can even have them make a list in Amazon of the books that they might like and then choose from there. You could also give a book and a gift card together so they can buy yarn to complete a pattern in the book.
These are great for yarn lovers. Who doesn't love to get a monthly book with ideas and patterns and just lots of yarn love.
Getaway or Cruise
This one is a little more expensive, but would make a lovely gift. There are many places where your yarn lover can go for a yarn retreat or a cruise! These retreats and cruises offer classes and just a relaxing place to get your yarn on! You can search for something local or even something in another country.
If you can't find a retreat in your area or you would like to do this but on a smaller scale, you could set up something less formal - a night or two at a local hotel where they can relax and work. You could even get their best yarn pals to join them for yarn play. Figure out what your yarn lover would want and make it happen!