I love shopping for people with hobbies. They are definitely easier to buy for. You know what makes them happy, and all you have to do it to supply the stuff that makes that gives them joy. To me, scrapbookers are one of the easiest people to shop for since most of their supplies are consumable, meaning that they always need replenishment. Scrapbookers also need varieties; you never see scrapbookers using the same paper, stickers and stamps, do you?
If you are not a scrapbooker yourself, then here’s some gift ideas for scrapbookers you can consider.
Scrapbookers cannot live without paper. Lots and lots of paper, very cute ones. Running out of paper in the middle of a project is like being stranded in the desert. Even if they already have enough to build another Empire State Building, they can still have more different ones. The nice thing is that you can get a bigger pack if you have more budget, but a smaller pack if you have a smaller budget. Very flexible indeed.
If she has a great printer, there is such a thing as digital paper, where she can just print the paper out herself after buying/downloading the paper pattern. Many independent artists offer these digital papers on Etsy.
K&Company 12-by-12-Inch Best of Brenda Walton Designer Paper Pad, 150 Sheet
Lost and Found Paper Stash by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 36 sheets, Double-Sided Card Stock, Various Sizes, Multicolored
Digital Paper for Download
2. Rubber Stamps
Rubber stamp is another item that scrapbookers can have many of. There are endless shape and size so you can never run out of rubber stamps to gift.
Fiskars 8-Inch by 8-Inch Quote Clear Stamps, Laugh with Me
Cricut® Premium Stamps, Traveling Together
Kids are happy when you give them stickers. Scrapbookers are also happy when you give them stickers. There are literally thousands of themes of stickers.
Lost and Found Salvage Stickers by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 379 Stickers
Cavallini Decorative Stickers Flora & Fauna
4. Paper Punches
You will be amazed by the different paper punches that are available for scrapbooking. Some of them are for creating beautiful edges and some of them are for punching shapes to be glued on the paper. And there are as many shapes as the number of stars in the sky.
Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Around the Page
Martha Stewart Crafts Woodland Snowflake Circle Edge Cartridge for Punches
5. Ribbons and Paper Tapes
Ribbons give a different texture to brighten up a scrapbooker’s project. And paper tapes make great border and frames.
LUV RIBBONS Satin Jungle Theme Ribbon by Creative Ideas
Cavallini Flora & Fauna Decorative
Some scrapbookers like to add some pizzazz to their projects by adding some glitters. You can give her the glitters in the traditional form, which is the most versatile. She can use them in any way she likes. Or you can also get glitter glue to write or draw in sparkly colors on cards and scrapbook pages.
Martha Stewart Crafts Essential Colors Glitter Set
Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Glue Set
7. Books and Magazine Subscription
Besides the actual supplies, scrapbookers can also be kept up to date on the latest designs, equipments and techniques, as well as need something to spark their creativity. One way to do it is through books and magazines. So why not give them the latest scrapbooking book or a scrapbooking magazine subscription?
Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine (Digital)
Creative Paper Cutting: 15 Paper Sculptures to Inspire and Delight
8. Scrapbooking Classes
Besides books and magazines, scrapbookers can also learn new techniques through classes. She’s not living close to where the classes are offered? Not a problem! There are plenty of online and self-paced DVD classes that she could take. Topics go beyond the basic scrapbooking techniques. She can learn things like paper quilling, fancy hand-lettering, fun folding and more!
Quilling Made Easy Online Workshop or DVD Class
Fabulous Paper Folds Online Workshop or DVD Class
Fun to Fancy Hand-Lettering Online Workshop or DVD Class
9. Die Cut Machines
A die cut machine is an equivalent of giving a genie in a bottle that grants her any wish. With the machine, she can cut out any shapes in many materials. Essentially she can create her own forms, borders, frames and letters without any paper punchers. However, they do not give these die cut machines away for free; compared to other gifts above, these machines are a bit more expensive. But if you do have the budget for it, it is an amazing gift of Cadillac for any scrapbooker. If you want to know the differences between the two brands of machines below (Cricut and CAMEO), check out this CAMEO VS. CRICUT video (yes, it’s a little homemade video, but it gives great information).
Cricut Expression 2 Cutting Machine with Starter Bundle
Silhouette CAMEO Tool Bundle
Most scrapbookers create paper art with photos. They spice up their photos and turn them into memories with fancy papers. So obviously the photos themselves are important part of scrapbooking. There are so many new cameras out there that produce amazing quality photos. Many of them even have WIFI capability so that she can download the photos to her computer or to her printer easily.
Sony – NEX-5T Compact System Camera with 16-50mm Retractable Lens
Panasonic – LUMIX TS5 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera
11. Photo Printer
Besides a good camera, a great photo printer will also enhance her scrapbooking experience. She will no longer need to send her photos out to print.
Canon – SELPHY CP900 Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Epson – Expression Photo XP-810 Small-in-One Wireless All-In-One Printer
12. Gift Card
If after all you are still not comfortable with choosing a gift for your scrapbook lover friend (girlfriend, wife, mom, etc.), then giving a gift card to her is not a bad idea. For Amazon gift card, you can even upload your own image to personalize the gift card, or you can put an item from their catalog that you are thinking of giving her, so she could choose to pick that or she could pick something else on her own. Amazon certainly has every scrapbooking supplies under the sun. Joann gift card is another option; they are a megastore for any craft, including scrapbooking. Or you could also support your local scrapbook stores by getting a gift certificate there–just Google it!
Amazon Gift Card
Any $ amount
Joann Gift Card
Comments? What do you think about these gift ideas for scrapbookers? Tell us your experience? Do share!