What to Buy a Scrapbooker for Christmas

So, someone you love is scrapbooker. And now it’s the holidays and time to buy them a present. But, well, you have no idea what to get them because you don’t know a glue gun from an adhesive dispenser. Never fear…the Scrapbook Update Holiday Gift Guide is here to help you find the perfect gift. Here’s your guide to what to buy a scrapbooker for Christmas!

[Disclaimer: My company, Nally Studios LLC, manages social media for Buttons Galore. Links in the sources list are affiliate links that pay a commission to this site or are provided as an advertiser courtesy.]

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter

Great for: Project Life fans, 12×12 layout scrappers
Retail Price: $169.99-$199.99
Sources: Amazon,, mint-typecast-typewriter

Let’s start right off with what is arguably the hottest scrapbooking toy of the holiday season….the We R Memory Keepers Typecast. Typewriters have been very trendy in scrapbooking the past few years, and scrapbookers have been scouring thrift stores for used ones to use to type text elements on their projects. The machine is available in three colors – mint, white, and black – and a variety of accessories such as colored ribbons and paper items to type on are available as well. (A special pink edition machine is available at Michaels Stores.)

Sakura Koi Watercolor Field Sketch Set

Great for: Stampers, Adult Coloring fans
Retail Price: $20-$29.99
Sources: Amazon,

Sakura Koi Watercolors

This high quality set of watercolors is my personal go to set for almost all of my watercoloring needs. The best part is that it is portable and even includes a collapsible water brush so it is easy to take on the go with you everything that you need for adult coloring while waiting for the kids, traveling, or crafting with friends.

MISTI Stamp Tool

Great for: Stampers
Retail Price: $60-$69
Sources: Amazon,, Gina K Designs

MISTI stamping tool

This tool has taken the stamping world by storm this year! It is a lifesaver for fixing incomplete stamp impressions, and makes creating duplicates of a project (such as a party invitation) fast and easy. Simple to use – you don’t know how much you need it until you try it!

Tim Holtz for Tonic Studios 5″ Mini Snip Scissors

Great for: all papercrafters
Retail Price: $12


Detail cutting is an important task for most papercrafters. These brand new just-hitting-store-shelves detail scissors from Tim Holtz’s line of Tonic Studios tools are a smaller version of the 7″ scissors that I use regularly. Their non-stick, serrated blade will cut a variety of materials, and will clean up easily after coming in contact with adhesives or paints.

28 Lilac Lane Embellishments

Great for: all papercrafters
Retail Price: $3-$9
Sources:,, Buttons Galore


Even if I wasn’t their social media manager, I would be totally in love with the 28 Lilac Lane line of embellishments from Buttons Galore. Created by designer May Flaum, the collection consists of kits, bottles, and tins that contain assortments of buttons, sequins, beads, and other embellishments in beautifully coordinated color palettes. These are perfect for a wide range of projects from scrapbooking to cardmaking to mixed media, and I just can’t stop using them! The fun packaging is the perfect size for stocking stuffers, or use several to fill a gift bag!

So there you have it…the Scrapbook Update guide to what to buy a scrapbooker for Christmas. Happy shopping, happy holidays and happy scrapping!

What to get a scrapbooker for Christmas | by Nancy Nally for Scrapbook Update


5 Responses to What to Buy a Scrapbooker for Christmas

  1. Arizona SnapSchotts November 24, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

    I am just amazed that a MANUAL typewriter is one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. It boggles my mind that it’s so popular. I guess a lot of scrappers have never HAD to type on one of these in real life. I had to learn how to touch type on one of those monster, in the late 70s.

    There is absolutely no way I would ever go back to typing on a manual typewriter. Even if this were given to me for free, I’d pass!

    • Nancy Nally November 24, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

      It is kind of mind-boggling, isn’t it? As a writer who can sometimes write pages and pages in a day, I can’t imagine wanting to work on one for that again like I did briefly in school growing up. But it is convenient for people who want to put text on things that you can’t put in a computer printer safely, like journaling cards and tags and such.

  2. Leida f November 25, 2016 at 11:25 am #

    i absolutely would love a manual typewriter, but not at that price! i have been an office worker all my life , worked from the mailroom up to the boardroom. as much as i love the technology of today, that nostalgic clunker warms my heart! i will buy one, once it goes below 100 bucks.

  3. Anne Brandolini November 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    I put tags, journaling spots etc. through my printer all the time. I type my text in Word and print it out. The I place my tag by lining it up and adhere the tag over the text with temporary adhesive. Run that through the printer and voila, a tag with text on it!

  4. Gabrielle McCann November 29, 2016 at 5:47 am #

    What a fun list!!!

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