As Christmas gets closer and closer, we’re sure you’re wondering just what to get the friends and family on your list. We’ve picked some of our favorite finds from Artbeads.com to inspire your Christmas list this holiday season. Our gift guide is here to help you shop for those who would love to receive handmade gifts made by you. You’ll also find great ideas for the beaders in your life (send the ideas to your spouse for your own Christmas wish list). Whether you’re shopping for others or yourself, you’re sure to find something to help your holiday shopping along!
We would love to find these little treats in our stockings, so we know you will, too!
We’ll start with gift cards! Gift cards make great stocking stuffers and Artbeads.com gift cards are the gateway to creativity. Add a gift card worth $25-$100 to a beader’s stocking, and they’ll be set to start making fabulous jewelry. If you’re a last-minute Christmas shopper, send an email gift certificate straight to their inbox (they’ll appreciate it all the same).
Bead Stoppers are the staples you never knew you needed! These nifty little tools are excellent for slipping into a stocking and straight onto your beading tray. They ensure your stringing projects stay put while you’re working. Never worry about spilled beads again. Watch them in action here.
Artbeads Designer Jewlery Wire is our favorite wire for bead stringing projects. Add this wire to your stocking for a high-quality, flexible wire you’ll fall in love with, too. Our 3-foot length is a great amount to start with if you want to try it out.
Artbeads Designer Blends
Since we’re talking about the Artbeads Designer Series, don’t forget about our Designer Blends. These blends come mixed in the perfect colors to inspire your jewelry creations. The cute little tubes are ideal for sticking into a stocking.
The Bracelet Fairy
The Bracelet Fairy is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who wears bracelets. If you have trouble getting bracelets on by yourself, this is the gadget for you!
If you’re making jewelry for friends and family and want to add a personalized touch, these gift ideas will help you make something meaningful.
With birthstone jewelry, you can give your friends and family a personalized and stylish piece of jewelry made just for them. Our TierraCast birthstone charms are perfect for adding a little touch of personalization. Check out our Birthstones Page to learn more about the meaning behind the stones and shop more birthstone options.
Morse Code Jewelry
Add a secret personalized message to your jewelry gifts with Morse code. These bracelets feature Morse code messages spelled out with seed beads. You can personalize the seed bead colors to suit what colors the recipients love. Use our Morse code translator to spell out your own messages.
Custom Designs with Seed Bead Graph Paper
Want to go the extra mile for your personalized gifts? Use our free seed bead graph paper to make your own custom seed bead designs to give as gifts this holiday season. Or, if you know a beader who loves to come up with colorful seed bead designs, print some pages out for them!
Gift sets make quick and thoughtful gifts and the makers in your life will appreciate these options.
Tulip Needle Gift Set
Tulip needles are some of the finest beading needles you can use when weaving and stitching with beads. This gift set includes beading needles in different sizes, long and short options, and a beading awl.
Crochet Hook Set
If you know any crocheters, they’ll appreciate this crochet hook set. It includes crochet hooks in various sizes, for crocheting with beads to chunky fibers like yarn. The set also includes high-grade scissors, yarn needles, and a ruler, all in a cute carrying case!
Artbeads Starter Set
Our Artbeads Jewelry Making Tools Starter Set comes with all of the tools you need to get started making beautiful jewelry and even Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire. These are the tools you’ll use again and again when making jewelry. Get this set for someone just getting into beading or the experienced designer (you can never have enough tools).
We know that buying gifts for the teens in your life is a tough job, so we’ve gathered some items we think they’d love in their jewelry or that might get them interested in making their own pieces.
Stackable and Layered Jewelry
Stackable jewelry is a huge trend with teens and we love the cute look of these chain jewelry pieces featuring Miyuki beaded focals. The focals come already stitched, so all you have to do is add them to chain and stack away!
Simple ocean themes are also stylish in teen jewelry today. Our favorite picks from the website are a gold-plated white enamel shell link, TierraCast cowrie shell beads in gold and silver, the funky Intermix link, and a sea urchin link. Find even more beach and sealife options for teen jewelry here.
Friendship bracelet styles are making a comeback and also fit in with the stackable jewelry trend. Make some cute bracelets for the teen in your life with our Knot-It! cord or teach the teens you know the techniques to make their own.
If the teens you know have advanced past making friendship bracelets, the Wrapit Loom Bracelet Kit is a great way to introduce them to more refined (but still super trendy) jewelry styles. With this kit, you have everything you need to make cute wrap bracelets like our Denim Delight design.
Ladies, it can be hard to shop for guys! Especially if you want to make something special for them. Here are some ideas that just might get you excited to shop for the men in your life.
Urban Jewelry Kits
Our Urban Jewelry Kits are perfect for men’s jewelry gifts. These kits feature masculine bracelet designs with leather and gemstones, both excellent materials for men’s fashions. These kits come with everything you need to make the featured design, so you’ll be on your way to creating the best gift for guys!
Leather and Chain
Take inspiration from our Design Studio for your next men’s jewelry creation with these Avalon bracelets. They feature the perfect blend of leather and chain that any guy will appreciate as a gift.
If you’re looking for more jewelry ideas for men, these are our latest picks for guys. The matte tiger iron gemstone beads are a bold option full of dark colors that fit well into masculine styles. The fish and fishhook pendants are perfect for the fisherman in your life (try them on a keychain). If the dude you know likes to kick back with a cold one, the beer cap charm is a great idea! Once you’ve chosen the right pieces for your men’s jewelry idea, make sure to stock up on stainless steel components. It’s a durable option for guys who are always on the go.
We hope our gift guide has inspired you this holiday season! Now it’s time to treat yourself to a little gift! Enter our Stocking Stuffer Giveaway and you could win some of our favorite stocking stuffers, including Designer Jewelry Wire, Bead Stoppers, a Designer Blend, and a $20 Artbeads.com Gift Card. Make sure to enter by the end of the day on December 8th, 2019. Good luck!
Do you have more gift ideas? Anything we missed here? Let us know in the comments below.