When gift shopping this Christmas, give something that will be used and appreciated by the crafter on your list. Artists of all kinds, from knitters to woodworkers, appreciate having the latest tools and ample supplies to create their own works of arts in their spare time.
Here’s 10 places to shop for the crafty on your list:
: The crafty superstore Michael's, at the corner of Route 25 and Veterans Highway in Commack, sells art supplies across various categories. From floral arrangement and frames to oils, pastels to scrapbooking supplies, there is something for every artists no matter their medium.
: Fabrics $1 to $3 on Jericho Turnpike in Commack is an excellent place to find a large selection of inexpensive fabrics. Stop by to pick up a luxurious fabric for your interior home decorator or crafty fashionista to create a new outfit.
: Kids who love to craft can decorate their own pottery pieces at this Commack mainstay. They also sell take home plaster kits if you're not afraid to get a little messy in the house.
: This Commack pottery studio also offers a wide selection of fun kids pieces ready to be painted, as well as items for adults such as dishes, mugs and home decorations.
: A.C. Moore on Route 347 in Hauppauge, is full fledged craft store with something for everyone. From yarn to woodworking supplies, you will find plenty of things to work with and may even spark a new idea or two while you're there.
: Keep Me In Stitches, on Smithtown Boulevard in Nesconset, offers many things from knitting and beading groups to knitting classes, yarn, beads, beaded jewelry and beading tools. It's a great resource for people who make jewelry or knit to relax.
: The hardware giant has great gift ideas for the handyman around your house. Pick up a set of tools for fixing things around the house or tinkering in the garage.
: If there's a fix-it or handyman in your life, this is a place to get them the tools needed to get the job done. Commack Hardware has a large selection of tools and more designed for projects around the house.
: Walmart also has a large fabric section, good for making clothes and home decor. It's one of the few stories in the large chain that still have an extensive craft section that includes both supplies, fabrics and even sewing machines for seamstresses and do-it-yourself people.
: This local nonprofit hosts art classes and exhibits year-round. Buy your crafter or artist some classes and let them explore their passion or expand on their skills.