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.

4.3 Pierre Maze Detective

Pierre the Maze Detective and The Great Coloring Adventure

The Guardian

“Wonderful book series featuring complex mazes and seek-and-find challenges in detailed cityscapes.”

Featured in The Guardian’s Best Gifts of 2017.

$9
4.6 On Running Cloud X Shoe

On Running Women’s Cloud X Shoe

The Guardian

“Super light. super stylish, super comfortable. Like running on clouds, indeed.”

Featured in The Guardian’s Best Gifts of 2017.

$139
4.6 My Year In Small Drawings

My Year in Small Drawings: Notice, Draw, Appreciate

The Guardian

“Draw daily. Charming book for creative types who find a blank page a little too overwhelming.”

Featured in The Guardian’s Best Gifts of 2017.

$9
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