Stumped on what to buy for a picky friend? Have to get a gift that shows you’ve put some thought into it? In that case, it’s time to crochet a great gift for your loved ones. This list will inspire you on the best gifts to give your loved ones.

A laptop or iPad case

Many people have the same phones, laptops, and tablets now. However, we can make our tech accessories personalized by crocheting something unique for our friends and family. The basic laptop case can be done in any number of colors by using different yarn. It holds the precious cargo securely with a button closure. The thick yarn will keep the laptop safe from nicks and scratches.

Snowflake trivet

For a Christmas gift that is bound to put a smile on a loved one’s face, the snowflake trivet could be just what you’ve been searching for. This creative crochet gift also uses recycled bottle caps, so it’s a gift that’s eco-friendly. There’re only a few simple stitches that make it up, and it doesn’t take long to do either.

The infinity scarf

The infinity scarf is a classic crochet pattern that also makes a great gift. It’s all-purpose, unisex design, makes it versatile for all types of gifting. Whether it’s for a work colleague, a beloved older relative, or a friend who wants something to keep them warm in winter, you can rest assured it will work. It’s an extremely easy pattern and is long enough to be comfortable and cozy no matter the size of the recipient.

A pillow

Like a scarf, the pillow is a versatile item that can be customized to anyone’s taste. It can work in a mini version for a child’s nursery or bed, for example. It makes an especially thoughtful housewarming gift. Look for patterns that expand on the basic pillow that will suit the person who you make it for. For example, the elephant pillow for that whimsical friend or child who loves animals.

A cup cozy with felties

Finally, are you pressed for time? Need a last minute gift that you can whip up in no time? Then the cup cozy is for you. It’s cheap, doesn’t require much thought or time, and can be used as a small stocking stuffer. This handmade gift is something totally unexpected, but every time your gift recipient gets their coffee from a coffee shop, they’ll think of you.

It’s cute enough for a girlie pumpkin spice latte drinker and can be bunched up for any male friends or family. Customize it to the taste of whoever you are giving it to by playing with colors. The felt version is easy to make as it incorporates little motifs. No matter which of these you choose, you can whip up any of these gifts for the holidays or birthdays, and even make some in advance for surprise occasions.