If you have a special scrapbooker in your life you that want to buy a gift for, you may not be sure what to get them. There are plenty of items you can buy to make scrapbook construction easier, like tools and supplies. Other gifts, like stamps, stickers, and inks, can be useful for decorating and beautifying scrapbooks. Still others, like certificates and magazine subscriptions, can help improve the scrapbooking experience.
Method 1 of 3:Giving Gifts for Scrapbook Construction
1Purchase photo books or albums as a gift. Photo books and albums are necessary for scrapbooking projects. Pictures, memorabilia, paper cutouts, notes, ticket stubs, and so on are arranged in these books and then are usually fastened into place.
Photo books and albums, especially high quality ones, can be quite expensive. Save your scrapbooker money by buying these and giving them as presents.
Even if you scrapbooker has photo books or albums already, eventually they'll need more. Extra books and albums will always come in handy for true scrapbooking enthusiasts.
2Give a quality set of jewelry or crafting tools. These can be found easily online, but you'll also likely be able to find them at craft and hobby stores. Some tools you might find in these sets includes pliers (assorted kinds), hooks, thread cutters, needles, awls, wire cutters/snips.
If you can't find a designated crafting tool set, a jewelry tool set should work just as well. However, some tools included in jewelry making sets may only be useful for jewelry making.
Scrapbookers tend to work with many different mediums. By having a set of craft tools on hand, your scrapbooker will be prepared for any eventuality.
3Earn points with the gift of adhesive. Scrapbookers frequently use adhesive, like glue and tape, to attach scrapbook elements to the book pages. When selecting a glue, try to find one that is usable on a wide range of mediums, like American Crafts This to That adhesive or 3L Scrapbook Adhesive. Whichever brand you settle on, be sure it works with transparencies, paper, photos, and vellum.
Transparencies, paper, photos, and vellum are some of the most common mediums scrapbookers use. Choosing adhesives that work with these mediums will be the most useful to your scrapbooker.
Decorative tape or washi tape can add a dash of style to humdrum, everyday varieties.
Suitable adhesives can be found through online art/craft supply sellers, or at your local hobby/craft store.
4Surprise your scrapbooker with specialty cutting tools. Over the course of putting together a scrapbook, a scrapbooker will often add embellishments, like border designs. Some craft scissors cut in unique designs, like zigzags, as opposed to straight lines. These kinds of cutting tools can make interesting border designs a cinch.
High quality and precision cutting tools are also highly useful for scrapbookers. Utility knives, for example, are an excellent choice.
When buying scissors, buy assorted sizes. Large sets works better than small sets in some situations and vice versa.
5Invest in the gift of quality paper. Quality paper is noticeable at a glance, and will surely make your scrapbooker's projects look more polished. You can even choose paper with your scrapbooker's favorite animals, designs (like stripes or polka dots), and so on.
High quality paper can also be quite expensive, and scrapbookers tend to use a lot of it. Even if your scrapbooker has a stockpile, extra paper will come in handy.
Method 2 of 3:Choosing Gifts for Scrapbook Decoration
1Color your scrapbooker impressed with a pigment pad. If your scrapbooker enjoys using stamps or doing ink related design work in their scrapbooks, like calligraphy or watercolor painting, a pigment pad will be a perfect gift. Many pads come with various ink colors, which will allow your scrapbooker to mix their own colors.
2Get stamps for your scrapbooker. Try to choose stamps that have designs you know your scrapbooker is fond of, like hearts, ducks, stars, cats, and so on. Prioritize stamps that have a broad range of uses, like stamps of the letters of the alphabet, which can be arranged to make messages.
Have a specialty stamp made with your scrapbooker's name on it. This service is often offered at craft and hobby stores, and through online stamp sellers.
3Offer stickers or a sticker maker as a present. Stickers are frequently added to scrapbooks to add flair to pages. These are also a great way for scrapbookers who are less confident in their ability to draw by hand. High quality stickers and sticker makers can be found at most craft and hobby stores, or online.
Themed stickers, like Christmas stickers, Valentine's Day stickers, Halloween stickers, and so on, will help your scrapbooker be prepared when the time comes to make a themed scrapbook page.
Important life events, like marriages, births, graduations, deaths, and so on are frequent topics of scrapbook pages. Stickers that are related to events like these will likely be appreciated by your scrapbooker.
Sticker makers will give your scrapbooker the ability to create their own stickers. If your scrapbooker is a fan of stickers, they'll probably fall in love with a sticker maker.
4Win the heart of your scrapbooker with stencils. This is another wonderful gift for scrapbookers lacking confidence in their hand drawing skills. You can make some stencils and give these as a gift, or you could purchase pre-made stencils at craft and hobby stores, or online.
The best thing about making your own stencils is that you get to choose the design. This way, you can make stencils you know your scrapbooker will use and enjoy.
Method 3 of 3:Finding Gifts that Improve the Scrapbooking Experience
1Give a gift card or certificate to your scrapbooker. Even if your scrapbooker seems to have it all, eventually they'll need supplies and replacement tools. Beyond that, there may be a little-known item they want but can't afford. In this case, a gift card to a craft store, hobby store, or a suitable online store is a great choice.
2Buy scrapbooking themed gifts. Proud scrapbookers may want to represent their hobby on their personal items, like mugs, clocks, or shirts that say things like"I ♥ scrapbooking."This makes it easier for scrapbookers to recognize each other and connect in public.
You may have difficulty finding scrapbooking themed gifts at common brick-and-mortar stores. Do a general keyword search online for"scrapbooking"to find online sellers of these.
Scrapbook themed items are a great way to strike up a conversation about your hobby with classmates, coworkers, acquaintances, and so on.
3Get a scrapbooking magazine subscription as a gift. Some magazines are dedicated to scrapbooking techniques, tools, design ideas, and similar topics. Two such magazines that you might want to look into include Scrapbooking and Cards Today Magazine and Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.
If you've noticed that your scrapbooker hasn't been as active or creative lately, a scrapbooking magazine subscription might inspire them with new ideas.
4Offer storage and organization containers as a present. Scrapbookers tend to accumulate a lot of supplies so they have what they need on hand when assembling a scrapbook. Storage bins, cubbies, organizers, plastic desk drawers, and similar items can help your scrapbooker keep track of their supplies and find them when they need them.