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If you’ve been following my projects for awhile now you know that I use (and love) my Cricut machine! I get asked all the time “What are the best Cricut products?” Today I put together this fun Cricut gift guide with some project ideas to help you make decisions on which products I find the most useful, worth investing in, and those that would make the perfect gift for your crafty family member or friend this Christmas! (Or any time really!)
Gift Idea #1 – Cricut Maker
If you or your gift recipient are starting new with Cricut I highly recommend going with the Cricut Maker. It is a little higher priced than the other machines, but if you’re looking to craft with different materials this is definitely the machine to go with.
My vote goes with the Cricut Maker if you’re looking to buy a new machine.
The Maker cuts thick materials such as chipboard and leather, but also fabric and all the other paper and vinyls you desire. The rotary blade for the fabric and knife blade for thicker materials are what I find put this machine a huge step above the rest. That being said, if all you will be doing with your Cricut is cutting paper and vinyl, then by all means, save those extra dollars and get an Explore Air 2.
Gift Idea #2 – Cricut Tool Set
Another great gift idea, especially if your loved one already has a Cricut machine is the Cricut Tool Set.
I use these tools for every project. They make it easy to lift things from the mat without bending them, weed vinyl designs, or any other small detail work you might come across while crafting.
Check out this St. Patrick’s Day Decor tutorial to see how I use the weeding tool.
Gift Idea #3 – SportFlex Iron-On
I’ve used a lot of brands of iron-on vinyl but the Cricut SportFlex Iron-On is by far my favorite. It is thin and bendable so it works well for many different t-shirt applications without that stiffness that some cause.
It’s definitely my choice for t-shirts and other clothing items!
If you or your loved one likes to use iron-on vinyl, definitely give the SportFlex a try!
Check out my Run. Lift. Fight. Like a Girl Tanktop tutorial!
Gift Idea #4 – Cricut EasyPress 2
Another gift idea for someone that loves to work with iron-on is the Cricut EasyPress 2. This is basically a large iron but I was amazed at how much I love mine. It has the convenience of being able to select the exact temperature you need to apply the iron-on to different fabrics and even better, a timer to count down for you so you leave it on for the exactly right amount of time!
They have a great temperature/time guide on their site as well to make this easier to use.
I highly recommend this! I used an iron for many years and this just makes it so much more convenient and simple!
Check out this Modern Flower Pillow Cover tutorial to see more info on how to use the EasyPress.
Gift Idea #5 – Mat Variety Pack
When you have a Cricut machine you can never have enough mats!
While the mats do last awhile if you’re cutting your materials correctly, they will eventually wear out or lose their tackiness.
But most importantly, Cricut makes mats with different levels of tackiness depending on the material you are cutting. They even make one for fabric so you have one that you use exclusively for that.
You definitely don’t want the StrongGrip mat when you’re cutting scrapbook paper and if you try to adhere fabric or wood to a LightGrip mat it will not work either.
So, as you can see, the mat does matter and the variety pack would make a great gift no matter how experienced you friend or family member is with Cricut products.
Gift Idea #6 – Knife Blade
Now this gift idea is exclusively for those that have the Cricut Maker. The knife blade does not work in any other machine.
I LOVE this blade. It takes crafting with a Cricut to a whole new level.
The knife blade is perfect for cutting things like balsa wood, chipboard and leather.
The gear at the top of the knife blade sits right into the blade holder on the machine and as you can see, the blade itself is quite long. I am impressed with the quality of this blade and love using it!
Gift Idea #7 – Textured Metallic Premium Vinyl
I love the Cricut is frequently coming out with new materials to try. One of my recent favorites is this textured metallic premium vinyl.
This vinyl is so beautiful in person and hard to capture it completely in a photo. The texture isn’t just visual, you can actually feel it. I absolutely love it for home decor applications.
Here is a St. Patrick’s Day Decor project that it was suited for perfectly.
Gift Idea #8 – Cricut Pen Set
Another awesome feature about the Cricut Explore Air machines and the Cricut Maker are that they write!
You can choose from hundreds of fonts on Cricut Design Space or even from your computer and the machine can write any of them.
Keep in mind that if they are bold fonts the machine will “write” the outline of them with the pens, but if they are thin script fonts the machine will write them just as you design.
It awesome writes ( or draws) artistic designs as well. It just doesn’t do a solid fill.
Gift Idea #9 – Cricut Access Premium Subscription
If you really want to make your friend or loved one smile this holiday season, sign them up for a Cricut Access Premium 1-year subscription!
This subscription will give them (or you) access to thousands of pre-made designs and fonts to be able to create exactly what you want!
Any design with that little green A flag on the top left corner is available if you have a Cricut Access membership. It’s absolutely worth it and the crafter in your life will be so appreciative!
Gift Idea #10 – Cricut Scissor Pack
So this gift can be purchased for anyone, they don’t even have to own a Cricut machine!
The Scissor Pack includes an 8” pair of Fabric Shears with comfort grip and 5” Scissors with protective cap. I have found these to be high quality and use mine regularly for a variety of crafting needs!
Just don’t let anyone use your fabric scissors on paper! 😉
I hope this helps you with your Cricut gifting! Do you have any products you’ve been wondering about? If so, ask in the comments and I’ll give you my completely honest experience and opinion!
I have no doubt that any crafter would love these products. If you’ve used them, let me know what you think!
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Now get out there and make something…oh and buy something for a friend!