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The Ultimate Cricut Gift Guide

If you are new to Cricut crafting, you may be wondering what you need to buy in order to make all the things. When you are first starting out you will want to start small. The Ultimate Cricut Gift Guide will help you decide what products you may need to create certain projects. Your crafting arsenal will grow over time (ask any crafter!) as you make more projects.

As a longtime Cricut crafter myself, I have a pretty good handle on the tools that Cricut crafters like to have at their disposal. I put together The Ultimate Cricut Gift Guide to make it easier for you, or someone shopping for you, to see what supplies you might need or like to have, at a glance.

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Gifts Under $10

Cricut Heat Resistant Tape is a must have when adding HTV or Cricut Infusible Ink to your project. You will want to use the Cricut Strong Grip Transfer Tape when transferring glitter vinyl. Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape works perfectly for transferring regular vinyl.

Cricut Heat Resistant Tape

Cricut Strong Grip Transfer Tape

Cricut Vinyl Transfer Tape

Cricut Printable Vinyl is fun to use for labels. Make sure you get the Cricut Replacement Blades with the “WHITE” cap. The gray cap is for the older legacy machines. A Pin Pen Weeding Tool is the greatest invention EVER!!! It gets those tiny pieces when you are weeding (along with the rest of the weeding) with ease.

Cricut Printable Vinyl

Cricut Replacement Blades

2 Pcs Pin Pen Weeding Tool

A Cricut True Control Knife is so handy when cutting fabric or vinyl or even opening those new boxes of Cricut supplies you just ordered. I’d be lost without my Vinyl Weeding Scrap Collector. No more fighting with those little pieces of vinyl. If you purchase the Cricut Joy, you will definitely want to get the Cricut Joy Starter Tool Kit to go with it.

Cricut True Control Knife

Vinyl Weeding Scrap Collector

Cricut Joy Starter Tool Kit

Gifts Under $15

Cricut Foil Transfer Sheets are the perfect thing to use with the Cricut Foil Transfer Kit for the Maker or Explore machines. If you haven’t tried Infusible Ink yet, what are you waiting for. It is so much fun and you can make the most beautiful projects with it. Don’t forget to get your EasyPress Mat when you purchase your EasyPress 2. It’s a must have.

Cricut Foil Transfer Sheets

Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets

Cricut EasyPress Mat

Get the Cricut mugs to use with the Cricut Mug Press. They are made specifically for Infusible Ink.  Create personalized stickers, labels and decorative accents with Cricut Printable Sticker Paper. It is designed for use with the Print then Cut feature on your Cricut. All of the tools you need for the Cricut machine can be found in the Cricut Basic Tool Set.

Cricut Mugs

Cricut Printable Sticker Paper

Cricut Basic Tool Set

Gifts Under $20

Cricut Adhesive Vinyl can be applied to a wide variety of base materials. You can remove it without residue, making it the perfect material for decals, labels, and wall decor. The Cricut Deep Cut Blade works in the Explore machines as well as the Maker machines. It has the ability to cut through thicker materials. A Cricut Machine Tool Organizer is perfect for keeping all of your tips and housings organized in one place.

Cricut Adhesive Vinyl

Cricut Deep Cut Blade

Cricut Machine Tool Organizer

Extend the life of your Cricut FabricGrip cutting mat with the Cricut Brayer. It adheres material to your cutting mat and is perfect for presssing down fabric, vinyl, or iron-on. Cricut Ink Pens are a fun way to express yourself by having the Cricut write and draw your designs.

Cricut Brayer & Mat Remover Set

Cricut Ink Pens

Gifts Under $25

Cricut Quick Swap Tools (which include the Knife Housing Blade, the Wavy Blade and Engraving Tip with Housing are all nice to have if you want to step outside the box with your crafting.

Cricut Knife Housing & Blade (For use with the Cricut Maker)

Cricut Wavy Blade

Cricut Engraving Tip with Housing

The Cricut Foil Transfer Kit is a 3-in-1 tool used to create gorgeous foil effects on a variety of projects. No heat required. The Cricut Joy Foil Transfer kit is made to be used specifically with the Joy.

Cricut Foil Transfer Kit (for the Maker & Explore machines)

Cricut Joy Foil Transfer Kit

Gifts Under $30

Cricut’s Scoring Wheel Combo pack packs a powerful punch with a single and a double scoring tip. You will love the Cricut Smart Material for the Joy. You don’t need a mat when using it on the Joy. Cricut Heat Press Vinyl (HTV) is Ideal for T-shirts, bags, aprons, wood, cardstock, as well as home decor. 

Cricut Scoring Wheel Combo Pack

Cricut Smart Material For the Cricut Joy (also available in larger rolls to be used with the Maker 3 and Explore 3)

Cricut Heat Transfer Vinyl (also known as HTV)

Cricut Infusible Ink Markers are a super fun way to express yourself. They are fun to decorate mugs and coasters.

Cricut Infusible Ink Markers

Gifts Under $50

The Cricut EasyPress Mini is so much fun to use. It is fun to be able to adhere heat transfer vinyl (HTV) onto things like sneakers and ball caps and other small projects. You can get into the nooks and crannies. Having a variety of Cricut Cutting Mats is essential for your crafting. Depending on what you are cutting will determine the color of the mat you will use.

Cricut EasyPress Mini

Cricut Cutting Mats

Gifts Under $100

The Cricut Bright Pad is a must have for all of your vinyl weeding needs. It is so helpful in weeding because it lights up your design from the back to show the cut lines and where to weed.

Cricut Bright Pad

Gifts Under $150

There are two sizes of the Cricut EasyPress 2, 9×9 and 12×10. The 9×9 is great for small and medium size projects using heat transfer vinyl (HTV) or the Infusible Ink. Same thing for the 12×10, it is great for larger projects like tee shirts.

9×9 Cricut EasyPress 2

12×10 Cricut EasyPress 2

Gifts Under $200

The Cricut Joy and the Cricut Mug Press are extra special. The Joy is wonderful for doing small projects like cards and labels. The mug press is so much fun to decorate mugs with.

Cricut Joy

Cricut Mug Press

Choosing Your Machine

Here’s the really fun part. Choosing your machine.

Cricut Explore 3



Wide range of lightweight & specialty materials

6 Tools

  • Fine-Point Blade
  • Deep-Point Blade
  • Pens & Markers
  • Scoring Stylus
  • Foil Transfer Tool
  • Bonded-Fabric Tool

Cut Force – Standard

Cut Speed

Up to 2X

Compared to Cricut Explore Air 2

Smart Materials

13 in wide, up to 75 ft

Max Cut Length

12 ft

Roll Holder

sold separately

Cricut Maker 3



Everything Cricut Explore cuts, plus fabric, leather, balsa wood & more

13 Tools

  • Fine-Point Blade
  • Deep-Point Blade 
  • Pens & Markers
  • Scoring Stylus
  • Foil Transfer tool
  • Bonded-Fabric Tool
  • Rotary Blade
  • Knife Blade
  • Scoring Wheels (Single & Double)
  • Engraving Tool
  • Debossing Tool
  • Wavy Blade
  • Perforation Blade

Cut Force10X

with Adaptive Tool System™

Cut Speed

Up to 2X

Compared to Cricut Maker

Smart Materials

13 in wide, up to 75 ft

Max Cut Length

12 ft

Roll Holder

sold separately

Built-in mobile device stand

Print Then Cut

6.75 in x 9.25 in

Max image size

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Jessica

    Great ideas!

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