It's that time of year again! This year has absolutely flown by (or is that just me?!) and with postage being potentially really slow again running up to December the 25th I would encourage you to crack on if you are wanting to order anything. We have info on shipping dates HERE actually - please do take a look.
So... I know that a lot of people will be buying for others, but these are relevant if you fancy a treat yourself too, so I hope you find it useful. We've split ideas into budget sections. I am going to write this assuming that you - the reader - don't know what these things are, just in case! If you do then please excuse me explaining things you already know!
Note that we can ship orders straight to recipients if you like - please pop a note in on checkout saying that it's a gift as we will leave out the invoice, and we can also write a note for the person if you want. I might even have some nice spare festive cards (I don't really go for full-on overtly Christmas) if you want me to pop one in for your recipient - just let me know what you want writing in it!
Gifts under £10
All items under £10 with 20% UK VAT is applied can be found HERE.
Pin tins - lightbulb pins are super-useful for knitters and crocheters, and the tins will hold these plus other stitch markers and small bits.
Mini skeins - it depends how many you get, but you could make a small toy or decoration out of one mini, or add it in to other projects. A good choice for a little something. You could use the opportunity to get a few colours.
Pin badges: Cat Knits and ECY - If you know your recipient is already an ECY fan these are a nice touch.
5 x Yarnlings™ - we have these either as a Lucky Dip or you can pick Milburn ones in selections of specific colours. Either way, again it's a great way to give someone a cute gift that gives them colours to play with, and if it's the Lucky Dip they'll get a variety of yarn types too. All Yarnlings™ can be found HERE.
Balls of Milburn 4ply™ or Milburn DK™ - This is our more budget-friendly yarn, but it's still really nice. One 50g ball of 4ply or DK goes a surprisingly long way - you can get a pair of fingerless mitts out of one ball of DK for example (see our patterns selection).
Patterns - If you have a good idea of what your recipient likes, you could give the gift of a specific pattern. We have print ones and digital ones; if you go digital you'll need to download it and send them the pdf.
Gifts under £20
All items under £20 with 20% UK VAT is applied can be found HERE.
Yarn - Many individual skeins of hand dyed yarn come in at under £20 - in fact we've created a page in our menu which shows everything that's £20 (including UK VAT at 20%) or under. Use the link above to browse these items. One skein will make your recipient a nice item whether they knit or crochet. 4ply is the most popular thickness as it goes a long way, but one skein of DK, Aran, or Chunky will make something like fingerless mitts, a cowl, or a hat.
Yarnling™ jars - these are our most popular item for gift buyers. The jars are obviously reusable so they're something that you'd keep ever if you've used up the Yarnlings in it.
Yarnling™ Lucky Dip sock sets - if your recipient likes to make socks then this is a great way to give them the gift of a really fun project. The idea is that they pick out the Yarnlings at random so the socks will be striped in random colours.
Kits (project bags currently out of stock - expected back in stock early December) - Many of our full kits come in at £20 or under. If you want to buy a kit without a project bag email us and we will send you an invoice. You could potentially do that and buy a beautiful handmade project bag from elsewhere. Although we'd love it if you'd have ours. ;)
Books - we have quite a range of books to suit various tastes. Drift and the Bletchley Collection are our own ECY books. Drift is all DK, with knitting and crochet in a variety of projects. Bletchley is 4ply and is also both knitting and crochet in a variety of projects. We also stock most of the range from The Crochet Project; Lazy Sunday Socks if your recipient is a sock knitter; and Cat Knits which is a wide range of yarns and projects (all knitting).
Gifts under £50
All items under £50 with 20% UK VAT is applied can be found HERE.
Yarn packs: five colour 4ply/DK sets (250g) + six colour 4ply/DK sets (300g) - these would be a lovely way to give someone a range of colours and yarns and they'll get a substantial project out of it. The link will take you to all yarn packs but you can choose the specific yarn pack options from the yarn menu.
Covered in Cats Cowl / Skimming Stones / Catvent Cowl kits - these are quite specific but if you know your recipient well you might know that they would enjoy these, or maybe they even have them on their to do list?! These can all be found in the Design Specific Yarn Packs category HERE.
Larger kits - again, project bags annoyingly currently out of stock but due in early December so you could buy without by dropping us an email or wait.
Yarnlings™: 24 pairs - this is our advent kit of Lucky Dip Yarnlings™, and we are working on a blog post of ideas for things to do with them. The idea is that you'd use a pair each day in December to either make something small or do something that's part of a larger project.
Moorit Magazine - we have stock of this as our yarn is featured in the design on the front cover (eek); it's a beautiful magazine and you could get this plus a skein of yarn to go with it - that would be a great gift.
We also have a Gift Selection listing on the website on the website HERE. Select this item and choose the size of gift you would like to order, add any instructions or ideas you have about what should be included and we will pull together a gift for your loved one to that value.
Gift Cards are also available on the website HERE. When you buy one of these you will receive an email containing a code which entitles the user to spend that amount on the website. How you use that email is up to you. You could print it out to put in a card, write it on a gift tag or forward the email to the recipient. Gift Cards do not expire and come in a range of values. You can also buy multiples to get the value wanted if we do not have that as an option - eg 4 x £10 cards for £40.