Do you have a special someone who could be labeled as “crafty?” Finding him or her the perfect gift might seem like a challenge—so why not gift your friend the means to make something for herself? Try one of these ideas to bring your DIYer’s newest project to the next level. 

1. SNEAKER CUSTOMIZATION KIT; $45 

Give your friends this paint set and a pair of fresh white shoes and let them design their own cool kicks. The paint can be used on canvas and leather shoes alike, and won’t chip despite constant wear. The newly painted kicks are guaranteed to dazzle. 

Find It: Uncommon Goods

2. THE COMPLETE DO-IT-YOURSELF MANUAL; $24 

No budding DIYer is set to enter the world of home improvement without a trusty guidebook—and you know you can’t go wrong with this bestselling tome on everything DIY. This manual is the perfect thing to get your friend started on projects around the house.

Find It: Amazon

3. BROOKLYN BREW SHOP BEER-MAKING KIT, EVERYDAY IPA; $40 

Making your own homebrew is a pretty involved process that takes a lot of patience—and the right tools. This kit includes everything needed to make some tasty beer. Try the Brew Shop’s classic Everyday IPA or go bold with one of their more interesting flavors, like Chocolate Maple Porter

Find It: Amazon 

4. ETERNITY SCARF KNIT KIT; $118 

Keep your friend safe from the cold this winter with a scarf—one that she has to knit herself. This kit provides all the fixings for one super-cozy infinity scarf: extra thick needles, a simple pattern, and super soft merino wool. 

Find It: Uncommon Goods 

5. NATURE KALEIDOSCOPE KIT; $11 

Make nature walks even more exciting by turning them into a scavenger hunt.  Collect things from the outdoors to make unique and interesting designs. 

Find It: Amazon 

6. DINO PET; $60

Not responsible enough for a kitten or puppy? Consider giving your recipient a make-your-own pet. Dinoflagellates are a type of single-celled plankton that emit a beautiful blue light when their water is disturbed. The Dino Pet is a dinosaur-shaped aquarium that comes with a coupon for the glowing plankton and their food. Simply turn off the lights and give the Dino Pet a gentle shake for a beautiful biological light show. 

Find It: Colossal 

7. SPEEDBALL FABRIC SCREEN PRINTING TOOL KIT; $37 

This basic beginner’s kit will let budding artists try their hands at screen printing. And who knows? Maybe they’ll return the favor with a hand-printed t-shirt or poster just for you. 

Find It: Blick 

8. SMALL MYSTERY AIR PLANT TERRARIUM KIT; $18 

Add intrigue to your gifting with this mysterious terrarium kit. Each set comes with small terrarium, an air plant, twine for hanging, and three secret additions. You and your recipient will be equally surprised to see the results when the terrarium is assembled.

Find It: Etsy 

9. ARTISAN CHEESE KIT; $106 

Don’t settle for cheese from the grocery store when you can make your own from scratch. This kit includes everything you need for up to 22 pounds of homemade cheese. 

Find It: Amazon 

10. WASHI MASKING TAPES; $15 

No DIYer is complete without an arsenal of beautiful, colorful washi tapes. This bright set of 20 tapes is the perfect thing to get your friend started. 

Find It: Amazon 

11. NEEDLE FELTING STARTER KIT; $34 

This kit lets artists create their own fuzzy friends. It comes with 20 colors of merino wool, finger guards, and little glass eyes. 

Find It: Amazon