Craft & Hobbies Gifts

We list the best craft & hobbies gifts as chosen by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post and many more. All products listed have at least a 4 out of 5 star customer rating, so you know you always buy a fantastic craft & hobbies gift.

4.2 Janome MOD 19

Janome MOD-19 Easy-to-Use Sewing Machine

New York Times

“The Janome Mod-19 is a compact sewing machine that does everything well at a great price. It’s the perfect starter machine for beginners because it’s easy to learn on, but reliable and powerful enough to satisfy the more experienced.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$151
4.4 Cricut Air 2 Machine

Cricut Explore Air 2 Cutting Machine

New York Times

“The Cricut Explore Air 2 is the cutting machine to get for a beginner. The software is easy to use, it cuts beautifully, and it has a great store of projects and images.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$213
4.7 Prismacolor Set 72

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils Soft Core 72-Count

New York Times

“After an hours-long session testing 13 colored pencil sets with 60 kids and their parents, I recommend Prismacolor’s Premier set for beginners of all ages. They’re as good as artist-grade pencils that cost twice as much, with excellent pigment and durability.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$33
4.7 Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard

New York Times

“Devised to help teach kids to code, the Raspberry Pi is a palm-size computer that can be a home-theater P.C., a cheap children’s computer, a home security system or anything else you set your mind to. The Pi can do a lot — if you’re willing to tinker.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$38
4.6 Mudpuppy Warhol Crayons

Andy Warhol Soup Can Crayons by Mudpuppy

New York Times

“Elevate drawing time with this cheeky tin of crayons, modeled after Andy Warhol’s paintings of Campbell’s soup cans.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$10
4.2 Krups Waffle Maker

Krups GQ502D Belgian Waffle Maker

New York Times

“After testing 21 waffle makers, we like the Krups GQ502D because it makes four thick, golden brown waffles at a time, and it has removable plates that make cleanup a snap.”

Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.

$40