The Best Gifts for Cricut Users
If you are like me, the holidays are one of the few times I can splurge and ask for things I WANT instead of need. Knowing what to ask for can be a hard decision, but I have put together a list of the best gifts for Cricut users to help you out.
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Cricut Air 2
The Cricut Explore Air 2 is the standard in Cricut machines today. If you are wanting to work with paper or vinyl, this is the machine for you.
The bundles that are available will save you tons and make a great gift. The Cricut Explore Air 2 Essentials Bundle includes extra mats, tools, blades, pens and window cling.
The Cricut Explore Air 2 Everything Bundle really does have a little of everything! It includes extra tools like the essential bundle but also adds a variety of vinyls, fabrics, foam etc.
If you have a Cricut Air currently and are ready to upgrade, or are looking for your first machine, you should consider the Cricut Maker . It can do so many more things! It has an adaptive tool system that makes it possible to cut fabric and even wood! It is important to note however, if you ONLY want to cut paper and vinyl, this will be overkill. This is for the crafter who likes to create with a variety of materials or who has a specific need for cutting a certain material.
The Cricut Maker Essentials Materials Bundle includes the machine and the standard items that come with the machine. It also includes a bonded fabric blade and housing, deep point blade and housing, machine mat variety pack (12"x24"), fabric mat (12"x24"), washable fabric pen and the sewing kit. Since this bundle has the sewing kit and washable pen, it seems to be geared more to those wanting to cut fabric.
The Cricut Maker Everything Materials Bundle includes a ton of varous materials like vinyl, fabric, leather, etc. This is a great all around bundle that will let you try all kinds of things without breaking the bank buying them individually.
Extra Cutting Mats & CRICUT BLADES
This is the time of year when you can get some really good deals, which makes it a perfect time to stock up on essentials. Mats come in two sizes, 12x12 and 12x24. There are also several kinds to choose from: light grip (blue), standard grip (green), strong grip (purple) and the fabric mat (pink). Shop Cricut mats here.
Accessories for the Sewer
Essentials Sewing Kit: This set has the sewing basics, including fabric shears, thread snippers, a seam ripper, a pin cushion and pins, measuring tape and a thimble.
Applicator and Remover Tool Set: includes a Brayer with a soft rubber roller to adhere fabric and a pair of broad-tip tweezers to remove fabric.
Washable Fabric Pen: When cutting sewing patterns, just pop the pen in and it will mark the lines! Don't worry, it's washable. How cool is that?!
Rotary Cutting Kit: This is a must-have for working with fabric. It includes a 45 mm Rotary Cutter, an 18” x 24” double-sided self-healing mat, and an oversized 12” x 24” Acrylic Ruler. (Each of the items in this kit can be purchased seperately as well.)
Accessories for the Vinyl Lover
Easypress 2 9x9: The Easypress is a must-have for anyone who wants to work with iron-on. There are several sizes to choose from.
Easypress Mat 12x12: If you get an Easypress, you will want the mat that goes underneath.
Cricut Bright Pad: This is not your average tracing pad. Having this will make weeding vinyl so much easier. The light shines through the cuts showing you where all of the lines are.
Adhesive Vinyl: You can never have too much vinyl. Seriously. Just trust me.
I love the rolling carts that I have. The Iris 6 drawer cart is a less expensive option when trying to get all of our supplies organized than the more furniture type systems.
The Cricut Accessory Pouch is a nifty pouch that zips up or unzips to stand.
Ikea bag organizers may seem a little odd to be on the list, but many people have used them for vinyl storage and love them. Just slip the roll of vinyl in a hole on one side and out the other. All of your vinyl rolls will be visible and organized.
There are so many amazing gifts for Cricut lovers that I could go on and on. I’m pretty sure the list will never end, but let’s not tell my husband that, ok?