Since the holiday shopping season just started, I wanted to share my ten favorite Cricut products. This gift guide is the perfect list for the novice or experienced crafter. If you are creating your own gift list or shopping for others, this gift guide is full of the best Cricut gift ideas!
I have been crafting with a Cricut since the original Explore machines were released. Now, I have the Explore Air 2 and the Maker, and I love them both! I use them nearly every week. Two of my most popular posts are Cricut Explore Air 2 and Maker projects. Check them both out; Holiday Gifting with Cricut and the DIY Cactus Cupcake Stand.
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Top 10 Cricut Gifts
I created a list of my ten favorite and most used tools, accessories, and more from Cricut. And, no matter how long you have been crafting with your Cricut, there is definitely something for you on this list!
Why buy a Cricut Machine?
I have been crafting most of my life, and I can honestly say that my Cricut machines have changed my life. I can create on the go, I can make custom shirts, home decor, and gifts. And, I am able to make party favors and decor in minutes with my Cricut machines! A Cricut machine is truly the best gift!
The Explore Air 2 is a fantastic choice for a new Cricut Crafter. Read Holiday Entertaining with The Cricut Explore Air 2 to see more about why I love my EA2!
The Maker is an amazing gift for the Cricut crafter that already has and Explore machine. It can cut even more products and has an amazing adaptive tool system.
What is Cricut Access?
Now that you have a Cricut machine, you are going to want to cut all the things. A subscription to Cricut Access is, hands down, the best gift for the Cricut Crafter. There are literally thousands and thousands of cut files and fonts included with Cricut Access.
Is the Cricut EasyPress as good as a Heat Press?
I get asked this question nearly weekly. And, I will be honest, I can’t truthfully answer that question. I don’t own a Heat Press. I don’t even want to own one. They are big, and I don’t have the extra space for one. My EasyPress Machines can all fit nicely in a dresser drawer. I have all three sizes of the EasyPress 2 machines and the newest EasyPress Mini. I love them all. But, I use my 6×7″ EasyPress 2 the most. They all create professional quality results in minutes.
Do I need a Storage Bag for My Cricut?
The easy answer is YES! I use mine all the time, and I didn’t really expect to use them at all. A couple of my boys play competitive sports, and we have to buy team shirts, warm ups, and more. Those can add up quickly. But, I have saved our teams a lot of money by being able to customize inexpensive polo shirts and work out clothes. And, instead of having to bring everyone’s shirts and clothes home, I pack up my machines and Iron On into my bags, and safely transport them to the ice rink and customize everything right there.
What kind of Cricut Mats do I need?
There are so many different kinds of Cricut mats. From cutting mats to self healing mats, there is a mat for every crafter.
The most important ones are cutting mats; which I always seem to need. Cutting mats have to be used when you cut any product.
I use my EasyPress Mats nearly as often as I use cutting mats. EasyPress Mats are not essential for Iron On, but they do make it easier to get a clean press on every surface. But, if you buy one, you likely won’t need to buy one again unless you want to get a different size or color.
Self Healing Mats are worth their weight in gold, and like the EasyPress Mats, you won’t need to buy a replacement.
What Kinds of Cricut Tools Will I Need?
I have a funny story about Cricut tools. I was a relatively new Cricut crafter, and I was invited to the Cricut office in Utah. As I was touring the office I saw all of these tools being used to help weed and clean the cutting mats. I was so excited, because I truly didn’t even realize these tools existed. So, I always tell new Cricut crafters to order the basic tool sets with their machines. I also really love Cricut scissors. Cricut hand tools are really affordable, making them another one of the best Cricut gifts.
How Many Adaptive Tools are Available for The Maker?
This is one of the questions I get asked the most. There are seven additional Adaptive Tools for the Maker with more to come. I LOVE my knife blade for Chipboard projects. And the rotary tool is perfect for cutting felt and other fabric. Adaptive tools for the Maker are definitely one of best Cricut gifts!
What is Infusible Ink?
Infusible Ink is truly revolutionary for crafters. Infusible Ink allows you to create truly professional quality products that will last a lifetime. When Infusible Ink is pressed onto a special surface (Cricut offers Coasters, Shirts and Onesies, and Tote Bags), it becomes a permanent part of the fabric or coaster.
Which Cricut Materials do You Like Best?
I always have a drawer full of Iron On and Adhesive Vinyl. But, I also have a stack of Cricut Felt and Chipboard that rivals what is available at a local craft store.
But, truthfully, the best Cricut cutting materials are the ones you will use the most. If you like to make custom shirts, signs, or bags, then you will want Iron On. If you want to customize cups, frames, or make decor for the walls, you will want to buy adhesive vinyl. However, if you are a scrapbooker or card maker, paper is the way to go.
These are the ten best Cricut gifts, and any one is sure to be a great gift for any crafter!
Be sure to check out some of my other Cricut Posts too!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.