The happiest time of the year can sometimes feel like the most stressful time of the year, especially when you are faced with the challenge of what to get for Aunt Susie or your notoriously-difficult-to-shop-for cousin Enid. Snuggly Monkey is here to help alleviate some of that holiday stress!
We've been hard at work curating gift collections throughout the shop, so whether you are looking for Gifts for the Animal Lover or Stocking Stuffers under $25, we've got you covered. We've also gathered some of our friends from across the crafty realms to bring you a series of Holiday Gift Guides with ideas for embroidery enthusiasts, knitters, quilters and more. A new gift guide from one of our friends will be posted every Friday along with a fun Instagram giveaway! All of the gift guides feature items available from small, independent shops and makers, so you get the added bonus of shopping small this holiday season!
Let's kick off the Holiday Gift Guide Series with an Embroidery Lover's Gift Guide curated by yours truly, Claudia from Snuggly Monkey. Whether you are shopping for an expert stitcher or someone interested in getting started, here is a list of a few of my favorite embroidery supplies.
The Embroidery Essentials Tool Kitis based on my own personal traveling embroidery kit and contains every tool and gadget you need to get stitching. The kit includes my all time favorite embroidery hoop (The Eversewn 7" hoop), an embroidery needle threader, Beeswax Bliss thread conditioner, Storkette Scissors, a needle minder, a pack of embroidery needles with a storage tube and a metal tin to keep all your supplies organized.
The Fine Tip Iron On Transfer Pens from Sublime Stitching make getting your pattern onto your fabric a breeze. Simply trace your printed design with the pen and then iron it onto your fabric! Want to embroidery the same image on 3 different tea towels? No problem! Your traced image can be ironed on several times before it needs to be re-inked.
A beautiful Embroidery Hoop from Auburn Hoops turns your finished design into a piece of framed art. From classic circles to scalloped edges to hoops in the shape of California, Auburn Hoops has a selection of unique embroidery hoops that are not only perfect for framing but also great for stitching.
If small scale embroidery is more your thing, be sure check out the Bezels and Mini Frames from ArtBase. These artisan quality wooden pendents and bases are handmade by Marcos and Betty Suarez. They cut and finish each piece by hand (no laser cutters here!). They make the perfect gift for the mini embroidery enthusiast (or the perfect base for a handmade gift!)
An Embroidery Hoop Stand is one of those essential tools that you don't realize you NEED until you get one. The seated frame from Hawthorn Handmade is my favorite because it is easy to use and compact. It is a game changer for making French Knots!
There is no such thing as too many project bags! The Embroidery Project Bagfrom Castaway Cove Decor has a clear pocket in front to store your in progress hoop and a larger zipper pocket in back to store all your tools and patterns.
Interested in making a handmade gift for a stitcher in your life? May Chappell's Lucky Project Bag Tutorial guides you step-by-step through the process of making the perfect project bag with personalized tags.
Need more gift ideas? Browse our Hand Embroidery section for hundreds of great tools and supplies that are sure to bring joy to any stitcher on your list.
Who doesn't love receiving Happy Mail? Join us next Friday for another gift guide from Chrissy of Sew Lux Fabric with ideas for giving the gift of year-long Happy Mail!