I’ve been obsessed with cross stitching since I was a kid, so a crafty gift is the perfect thing to receive, whether it’s my birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or any day of the week really...
There’s nothing like unwrapping a fresh cross stitch project, and the excitement of getting stuck into something new. Having the decision of which cross stitch pattern to start next taken care of is pretty nice too.
If your crush is also into crafts, here are the best cross stitch gifts you could give to your Valentine.
1. Love One Another PDF Cross Stitch Pattern with customisable names, $7 (approx £5.60)
A sweet love-themed cross stitch pattern makes a lovely Valentine’s gift, even better if you can customise with your own names and a significant date.
This Satsuma Street design comes with an alphabet chart and directions for personalisation, and you could even include fabric, embroidery threads and a cute little tassel, if you’re feeling generous. I love the way it has been displayed here.
Satsuma Street is run by Jodi Rice, who designs all the retro and colourful cross stitch patterns herself.
This sweet little cross stitch kit by Bothy Threads makes the most quintessential Valentine’s card. It’s a gift for you and the recipient, as you get the joy of making it before you give it away.
The kit contains everything you need to stitch the design, to make it into a card, and an envelope to slip it into before you hand it to your crush.
Kate and John run Bothy Threads from Cumbria, working alongside 50 artists to create hundreds of amazing cross stitch patterns.
3. Give a geeky cross stitch gift, like the Elements of Love PDF Pattern, £6.44
When two worlds collide… if your cross-stitch-obsessed loved one is also into science, then this super sweet cross stitch pattern is the perfect Valentine’s gift.
Picturing two conical flasks with kawaii eyes, decorated with hearts and periodic table elements spelling out “I luv u,” this cross stitch pattern is just too adorable.
Designed by connoisseurs of cuteness, The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, in sunny Northern California. Most of their designs are downloadable PDFs, but they ship their cross stitch kits internationally too.
4. Love Birds 6” Cross Stitch Kit for your minimal Valentine, from £13.45
Lots of cross stitch designs can be really busy and bright, but this one from Sew Sophie is lovely and simple - it’s the perfect Valentine’s gift for your favourite cross stitcher who prefers unfussy designs.
The kit has everything you need to create this sweet love birds cross stitch, including an optional embroidery hoop.
These beautiful beginner-friendly cross stitch kits are designed by Sophie in her garden studio in Norwich.
5. Cute cross stitch supplies, like Heart-Shaped Needle Minders, £5 each
A practical and fun gift will always go down well with crafters of any kind. These heart-shaped magnetic needle minders are super cute and lightweight, and are a dinky 2cm.
These were designed by the brilliant Kate Blandford, especially for The Geeky Stitching Co, who are based in North Devon.
6. Paired with Heart-Shaped Embroidery Scissors, £8
What a perfect pair for your crafty love on Valentine’s Day! These scissors come in 4 colours (lilac, teal, mint, and coral) and are perfect for snipping threads.
They’d make a lovely addition to your babe’s cross stitching kit, especially if you combine with a matching needle minder and a few embroidery threads.
These thread snippers are from Wimperis Embroidery, which is run by Niamh, who’s based in London.
7. A colourful Valentine’s gift, the Floral Love Cross Stitch Pattern PDF, £5.10
A bright and bold floral design would make a beautiful Valentine’s gift for your favourite experienced cross stitcher.
This gorgeous downloadable PDF cross stitch pattern is from Stitchrovia, the owner and designer of which is Emma Congdon, a multidisciplinary designer living in London.
8. Stitch personalised characters with the Melocharacters Cross Stitch Kit, from £31.95
Whether you want to give the cross stitch kit as a gift, or stitch it yourself to give a finished cross stitch design, our Meloca Designs Melocharacters are perfect for creating personalised characters.
With the option to stitch character templates as they are presented, or further personalise characters by adapting colours or mixing and matching clothing options, you can create a couple of characters who look just like you and your partner, as well as kids or pets!
If you’ve got a wedding on the horizon, we also have a Melocharacters Wedding Edition Cross Stitch Kit.
9. Splash out on the DMC Wooden Collector's Box, £475
So, yes, this is an expensive gift, but inside the beautifully crafted wooden storage box you’ll find one of each of the 500 DMC embroidery thread colours, which are a favourite amongst cross stitchers and other crafters.
This is a gift to treasure forever, even once your loved one has used all of their DMC embroidery threads, this lovely little wooden chest of drawers will be perfect for storing threads and other crafting notions.
There is also a slightly more affordable (but still super impressive) smaller version of this Wooden Collector’s Box with 120 DMC threads, for £178.99.
I hope there’s something on my list that would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one. Send me a DM on Instagram if you think I’ve missed any perfect heart-shaped cross stitch patterns or accessories!
For more gift ideas, check out my recent blog post, 8 creative & colourful cross stitch patterns for animal lovers.