‘Tis the season for gift-giving! The holiday season is once again upon us and it is time to think about gifts to give away to loved ones.
You can add these cool and easy knitting projects to your list of DIY Christmas presents. Friends and family will appreciate the thoughtfulness of handmade gifts. DIY Christmas gifts will not only bring joy to the people you love but will also enhance your creativity. And nothing reminds us of the holiday season like knitted products.
This list of knitted gift ideas to give away this Christmas will have something for men and women, young and old, friends and family, and everyone in between. So bring out the yarn, your knitting needles, or even your knitting machine for beginners if you have one, and let’s start knitting!
Give your friend or family the gift of warmth with a knitted blanket. A cozy blanket that you made yourself will surely bring a smile to the person who receives it. This knitted blanket is also a gift that will continue to be useful for years to come — long after the Christmas balls and the Christmas tree have been put away.
2. Tote Bag
Continuing on useful and practical gift ideas, a knitted tote bag is perfect for anyone on your gift list who spends a lot of time shopping or running errands.
Scarves are not only fashionable and season-appropriate but are also incredibly easy to knit. This means that it doesn’t take too much time to finish, perfect for the busy holiday season when you need every extra second you can get. You can add tassels, fringes, or pom poms to give a basic scarf a whole new look. You can also play with different colors with the yarn that you use.
4. Knit Potholders
A potholder is an ideal project for anyone who is just starting to learn how to knit. This is a gift idea for the person on your gift list who enjoys cooking and spends a lot of time in the kitchen.
A beanie will warm up hearts just as well as it provides warmth in cold weather. A knitted beanie is easy enough for beginners but is intricate enough to bring your skills to the next level.
6. Pillow Case
It’s easy to take for granted the transformative powers of the pillowcase. An exciting pillowcase can elevate a plain pillow and brighten up a room. You can make a difference in someone else’s life by giving them a knitted pillowcase for Christmas. You can also choose to begin this project if you have a lot of leftover yarn. There’s no better way to use up all your scrap yarn so that nothing goes to waste.
This one is for the special men (or boys) in your life. Knitted ties have become trendy in the past few years. The use of knitted ties is an easy way to add something special to an outfit and this gift will surely be appreciated.
8. Book Cover
Promising that this guide has something for everyone, book lovers will not be left out. Knowing only the most basic stitches you can create a knitted book cover. This project won’t take too much of your time which means that you can choose to make several book covers. Your book lover friend will most likely have an entire library that they would want to protect using your handmade gift.
9. Cup Cozy
The holiday season will not be complete without a good hot drink to keep everyone warm. A knitted cup cozy will make anyone’s favorite drink even more special now that they have an easy way to customize their cup or mug. A cup cozy is also a great gift for the coffee or tea lovers in your life who always have a hot drink nearby all year round.
10. Toddler Slippers
What about the toddlers or the parents on your gift list? There’s a cute knitted creation for them too. These knitted slippers for toddlers will keep them warm and comfortable because everyone should have a good time during the holidays. They might be too young to express appreciation but their parents will undoubtedly be grateful. The toddler slippers are also incredibly easy to make so beginners should not be intimidated.
Part of what makes the holiday season exciting is the thrill of coming up with ideas for knitted gifts to giveaway to our loved ones. There is still nothing that beats the joy that comes from a well-thought-of gift, both for the giver and the recipient.
DIY gifts send the message that you really took the time for the people. This makes the gifts even more special. DIY gifts also have the added benefit of helping you develop new skills.
This list of knitted gift ideas will help you achieve just that: choosing a thoughtful gift for everyone on your gift list while enhancing your creativity at the same time.