Etsy Journal

Explore ideas and inspiration for creative living

30 Days of Gift Ideas: 4 More Creativity-Sparking Gifts

From miniature brass boat models to a needle-felted forest, there are endless ways to inspire your craft-inclined crew to create something new.

Needle felted evergreen trees and snowmen.
Photo by: Felted Sky Studio

Looking for a one-of-a-kind holiday gift that’s guaranteed to delight? In our 30 Days of Gift Ideas series, we’re sharing one high-quality handmade gift each day for 30 days. Check out the full collection, as it builds, on our 30 Days of Gift Ideas page, and get ready to be inspired. This week’s theme: Creativity-sparking gifts From a whimsical birdhouse model to a pickle-your-own kimchi kit, this week we’ve spotlighted some of our top picks for presents that encourage interaction, invention, and creativity this season. Today, we’re sharing four bonus gifts to help inspire the lucky recipient to get making. 

A miniature boat model

For the world traveler, the budding sailor, or the soul mate who lives overseas, this miniature brass boat from Another Studio will serve as an elegant little reminder of their loved ones back home. The tiny totem comes packaged flat and is delicately assembled through a series of precise folds; no adhesive required, just some very patient fingers (and perhaps a pair of tweezers). Miniature model boat from Another Studio, $13

Personalized cross-stitch coasters

Gather the fam around the table (and bring your cup of cheer): This colorful and customizable pack of DIY coasters from Miniature Rhino makes for a fun, device-free afternoon activity that’s totally newbie-friendly. Whether they opt to work off an alphanumeric pattern or create their own original design, fiber art–lovers and first-time cross-stitchers alike will appreciate having a special place to set all those seasonal beverages. DIY cross-stitch coasters from Miniature Rhino, $35

Celestial embroidery art

How heavenly is this moonlit garden embroidery hoop from Cozy Blue? Designed for advanced beginners who have a handle on the basics, this lush botanical pattern comes pre-printed and ready to craft into an enchanting work of hand-stitched art. Night garden embroidery kit from Cozy Blue, $24

A winter woodland needle-felting kit

“Felting is good cold-weather medicine,” says Felted Sky Studio owner and fiber art aficionado Elizabeth Whitton—and we couldn’t agree more. Each fuzzy, fluffy tree in her evergreen felting kit takes a few hours to complete, but makers who are up for the task may just find that the rhythmic poke of the needle offers some mid-holiday stress relief. Evergreen needle felting kit from Felted Sky Studio, $36

Explore more hands-on gifts

Jackie Buddie image
Jackie Buddie

Jackie Buddie is a writer and wilderness explorer working full-time as a content producer at Etsy HQ in Brooklyn.

Holiday Inspiration

History Lesson: The Aluminum Christmas Tree

These kitschy relics of mid-century cheer may have earned Charlie Brown's disdain, but aluminum Christmas trees are making a comeback with collectors.

Shopping Guides Gift Ideas

Cheers to These Gift Ideas for Bourbon Lovers

Celebrate their love of this American distilled spirit with these picks for the best gifts for bourbon lovers.

Shopping Guides Gift Ideas

The Best Gift Ideas for Kids of All Ages

Wondering what to get for the kid who has everything? These unique gift ideas for kids of all ages will delight even the pickiest kids on your list.