If your mother loves knitting, there are a number of great gifts you can get her for Mother's Day. Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to give you mom a meaningful and thoughtful gift to let her know how much you care about her, and giving her a present related to her favorite hobby is sure to be a big hit. Consider knitting-related books, knitting patterns, accessories, and even gift cards for your mom this year.
Knitting books are a fun way to inspire mom to make something new. Knitting books start around $20 but can get really expensive because they are full-color, glossy affairs. Still moms who love knitting will enjoy sitting down with a good knitting book to plan out projects she may want to do in the future.
While knitting books provide lots of beautiful, colorful illustrations, they require carrying around an entire book just to refer to one pattern. Patterns allow Mom to take just one sheet with her to guide her in making a new item. Scores of websites have inexpensive patterns for download, which you then can print out for mom. Pattern books also come perforated so that mom can simply take the pattern she wants and leave the others intact. Getting new patterns can be helpful for someone who is stuck in a knitting rut.
Knitting needles rely on an individual’s tastes. The knitter needs to be able to feel confident about the needle she is holding, which means the length, width, and even coating on the needle are all individual. The type of yarn mom uses depends on the project she’s completing. If you don’t know exactly what your mom needs but want to encourage her to knit, consider a gift card. With knitting, you can get a card to her favorite craft choice. Another choice is a Visa gift card with a small needle magnet or keychain attached.
Buying hobby accessories can be tough to get right. There are options besides the needles and yarn, though. A quality knitting basket can be a great addition for a mom who wants to put her craft items in an accessible location. Another good choice is to get a portable knitting organizer so that mom can take her knitting projects with her while she’s waiting for school pick-up to begin or watching soccer matches. Other accessory ideas include yarn holders, which help keep yarn from getting tangled, and knitting gloves, which can help keep mom's hands nimble while she's working.
For many people who knit, the hobby is more of a lifestyle. Heavy knitters will keep yarn and needles in their purses if they need to, or they’ll stay up until the wee hours finishing a blanket or hat as a gift. Knitting “lifestyle” items abound. This cottage industry includes t-shirts, key chains, mugs, and canvas totes, among others. These items have cut knitting-related sayings, and they make a perfect Mother’s Day gift for moms who love to knit. In fact, a cute knitting tote makes the perfect reusable wrapping for the rest of your gift!