I’m sharing a gift guide of four subscriptions for creative types. Subscriptions are fun gifts because they keep on giving throughout the year. Creative types love to make things, so gifts that are filled with creative ideas or supplies will keep them inspired. This roundup includes digital subscriptions and subscription boxes.
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4 Subscriptions for Creative Types
Gift Guide by Underground Crafter
I’m sharing my list in alphabetical order because ranking was just too hard! My four subscription recommendations for creative types are:
- Darn Good Yarn Fabric of the Month,
- Nonna Box, and
- Unwind by Melody’s Makings.
CreativeBug is an online platform with thousands of classes in crochet, knitting, sewing, quilting, papercrafts, and more! Classes are available for a variety of skill levels, including beginner, for your creative friends who want to branch out into new crafts. And, CreativeBug donates 5% of every dollar earned to non-profit organizations that support art education.
3-, 6-, and 12-month gift subscriptions are available. If the recipient is already a subscriber, your gift will add more time to their subscription.
Darn Good Yarn Fabric of the Month
Darn Good Yarn is an awesome company that brings ethically sourced, environmentally friendly, and beautiful yarns and other products to crafters all over the world. I first experienced their products when I designed the Silk Elegance Shawl. The Fabric of the Month subscription is just one of Darn Good Yarn’s subscription options and it’s an affordable way to gift gorgeous and unique fabrics from India and Nepal to your favorite sewist or quilter every month.
I’m working on a project with the Fabric of the Month sample I received, but until then, you can see what a typical delivery looks like. It comes wrapped in a beautiful project bag…
…with a note about the subscription, 3 pieces of fabric (each of which is at least the size of a fat quarter), and a sample card of yarn or ribbon.
If you like the story of Darn Good Yarn but your friends and family don’t sew, you can also try their two subscriptions for crocheters and knitters, Yarn of the Month and Premium Yarn of the Month, or their subscription for jewelers and other crafters, Beads of the Month.
Subscriptions are available on a monthly basis and are auto-renewed on the first of each month, so you can create your own gift subscription of your preferred length. To gift a subscription, just enter the recipient’s shipping address at check out.
Nonna Box is a monthly subscription box perfect for foodies, those with wanderlust, and Italian-Americans hoping to get a taste of the home country every month.
Each box has a regional theme, stories about the region, artisanal treats, and recipes.
I wish I could tell you how good everything tastes, but this box went pretty quickly in my house. I didn’t even eat all of it myself! I loved the corn cookies, which were a treat I had never tried before. The instructions for making the mushroom risotto are very straightforward.
Nonna Box has gift cards that can be used for tasty Italian goods a la carte or so the recipient can order a subscription.
Unwind by Melody’s Makings
Melody is the talented crochet and knitting designer behind Melody’s Makings. She just launched her own subscription box, Unwind. Each box includes yummy treats, inspiration, and yarn, so Unwind is a great gift for crocheters or knitters.
Shipping is free within the U.S. One-time payment gift options are available for 3- and 6-month subscriptions if you’d like to gift a subscription.
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