This is the fourth and final installment in the Holiday Dose of Awesome gift guides series. Check out a list of all the recommendations here.
Christmas is less than one week away. I know, I know: This fact also sent me into an anxiety-ridden tailspin a few times today.
Now let’s just take some deep breaths and grab some paint, construction paper, or – god forbid – glitter glue.
I’ve mentioned before how crafting has helped my mental health this year. For the final Holiday Dose of Awesome gift guide, I’m sharing my picks for arts-and-crafts classes and subscriptions perfect for last-minute gift giving.
The best part of these gifts is that they are virtual, so no need to worry about something arriving late or getting lost in the Bermuda Triangle-esque mail vortex of December 2020.
Creativebug: I’m a proud paying subscriber to Creativebug, an online craft instruction video platform. They have tutorials on almost everything – from baking to drawing to kid STEM activities to sewing and a million other things. Videos range from beginner to advanced, and five minutes to several hours. My favorite aspect of Creativebug is “Daily Practice,” a xollwxrion of videos to help insert even a minute or two of art into your daily routine.
Right now, there are several INCREDIBLE deals for signing up for Creativebug, whether for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
- Buy yourself a one-year Creativebug subscription, get a one-year gift membership FREE!
- Save 50% on 3-, 6- and 12-month gift subscriptions.
- Buy a Creativebug annual pass for $50 and receive a $50 gift card to Joann stores (formerly Joann Fabrics).
- Get 2 months of Creativebug for free, and then 50% off the monthly rate after that.
Cricut: So many of my friends and family members purchased Cricut machines this year, and I’m super in awe of the gorgeous projects they’ve made. If you’ve received a Cricut machine from Santa this year, upgrade with a subscription to Cricut Access, which gives you hundreds of fonts and more than a hundred thousand free images to use in your designs. Technically, this is a gift for yourself, but considering all the projects you are going to make loved ones with your Cricut machine, it’s a gift for them, as well!
Lia Griffith: I have a confession to make. When I first visited the Lia Griffith website, I didn’t realize that the images were of paper and felt flowers, not real ones. The projects are that ridiculously lifelike! With a Lia Griffith gift membership, the recipient gets a year of online workshops and tutorials, along with printable patterns and templates, to learn how to make gorgeous floral arrangements and home décor projects. What an awesome idea for bringing nature inside, especially during the dreariness of winter when many of us are stuck at home!
Retailers that offer curbside pickup:
If you feel like you absolutely need to include some type of physical gift (for your pre-quarantined, socially distant, outdoor, law-abiding, masks-required gift exchange), here’s a list of retailers where you can buy online and get curbside pickup of your craft-related presents.
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