Dear Husbands (Gift Guide Part 2)

(I have gotten a ton of emails asking me to extend my Gift Guide. Why? It turns out many of you already have the goodies I mentioned! So here I am with Part 2. And stay tuned for Part 3.)

Since you adore your crafty loved ones so much, I am back today with 10 more gift ideas. Remember, if you click on the links to head over to Simon Says Stamp, you can get a 15% discount with the code "jenmcgink" and free shipping over $70. What a great deal. Now? On to the ideas…

Every stamper needs a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. Yes, I got the name right – this little guy is the tool needed to stamp wood stamps straight and perfect every time. For under $10, this is a steal. (Click HERE for more info.)


Yesterday I mentioned how fabulous the Ink Blending Tools are. And if you really want to impress your crafty friend, get one of the Spinners too. This guy holds 8 inking tools, making it so easy to reach for a tool inked with the right color. Love it. (Click HERE for more info.)

Now, if your crafty loved one is as crazy about these inking tools as me, you could get her multiple Spinners to hook on top of each other. LOOOOOVE this…

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OK, this is the most expensive gift idea I have but I assure you it is worth it. The Vagabond is a new die cutting machine from Sizzix and Tim Holtz – and it is a new love of mine. This bad boy can cut through anything and will replace all the other die cutting machines. It cuts everything like butter, I tell ya. To top it off? It looks like a suitcase. And since it is from Tim Holtz, your lady will love it. (If you didn't know, I can guarentee your crafty girl has a secret crush on Tim. Hee.) Any dies can be used with this fabulous machine. Since Simon Says Stamp has free shipping on it, plus 15% off, it is a deal that can't be missed. (Click HERE for info.)


Now this is a gift that is sure to knock the socks of your girly. I use a personalized stamp on the back of all my cards. I get mine from Kiss and Tell StampsTHIS is my personal favorite. I talked to Karissa at Kiss and Tell and she is giving a 10% off discount for my readers! Just use the code "save10" when checking out. (Click HERE for more info.)

I am sure you have noticed that your crafty loved one often has inky hands. (Mine are usually a lovely shade of blue or brown.) I finally found the ONLY way to clean off this ink – the new Craft Scrubbie. You just wash your hands with this and liquid soap and your hands will be back to normal in no time flat. It truly does work. It's inexpensive, it's cool and it's great for the stocking. (Click HERE for more info.)


The Martha Stewart Scoring Board is a must-have for any cardmaker. This guy is inexpensive but works like a charm. I love that the lines are spaced out evenly. Honestly, I never thought I needed a scoring tool until I met this one. Love it. (Click HERE for more info.)

One gift idea that can never go wrong is a gift card. This is especially great this time of year since the new 2011 Hero Arts stamps come out later this month! Simon Says Stamp will get them all, so a gift card for there is perfect. (Click HERE for more info.)


There are a million stamp cleaners out there, each to remove a different type of ink. However, the only one that works for everything is the Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner. This even cleans of Staz-On and other inky things, and I even use it to clean up my Craft Sheet. Ultra Clean is a staple for any stamper. And to make it even better, you can get the Scrubber Pad to go with it. Perfect gift. (Click HERE for more info.)

One of my favorite ways to add a bit of sparkle and color to projects is with Twinkling H2Os. The colors are delicous and they are super high quality. There are a ton of colors, but a great place to start is with one of the sets. Yum. (Click HERE for more info.)


With all these great inks and paints, ya gotta have the perfect paint brushes, eh? By far the best are Claudine Hellmuth's Brushes. In the set you have all the different sizes you could ever need. Perfect for under that Christmas tree. (Click HERE for more info.)

So… there are 10 more crafty gift ideas for you. Hope they help, and I will be back soon with 10 more.


(Oh, and I picked winners for the book and Shimelle's class – the lucky ones are Brenda Urbanik, Cathy Pulickal and Sharon Morland. I emailed you.)


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60 thoughts on “Dear Husbands (Gift Guide Part 2)”

  1. that scrubbie looks great – i sometimes get to work and look down at my hands and see all that residual ink… tbis is definitely something i need.

  2. Yesterday, I read an article about how only 10% of women get the christmasgift they really want from their husbands.
    I think that by this publishing this list, you increased those numbers to at least 20%!! 🙂 I for one have already forwarded the link to my other half…now I just wait and see what’s under the tree this year 😉

  3. What a tremendous list Jennifer, I have everything you have listed so far except the twinkling h2o’s which I am seriously thinking of getting, all of them!! I love my vagabond, that machine is a dream!! I love all the products you listed some more than others, but use them all regularly!! You are such an inspiration to so many, just plain THANKS!
    I know you are a busy person, if you have time can you email me and give an honest opinion of the twinkling H2 o’s? Of course everyone will say something nice about a product when it is their job, but you have USED this product and was curious as to what you think, the local SS by me said she was not that wowed by them at CHA so was wondering on your opinion. I understand if you don’t have time.
    Hope you have nice Holidays!

  4. I actually have some of these things! Probably b/c I watch every video you make and love your style! I went to Simon Says Stamp and filled my cart up (can you “fill” a virtual cart?)went to check out using the fabulous promo code you gave us but it didn’t work 🙁 I emailed them too but was wondering if you knew the code wasn’t working. Thanks!

  5. Did I re-check the code about 10 times? Yes. Did I enter it wrong all 10 times. Yes. Did I have one more “please-let-this-work-I-really-want-this-stuff” moment. Yes. Did it work. YES. So thanks for the promo code! I just saved about $30 so Merry Christmas to me!!!

  6. Melissa – NO WORRIES! I saw your email to us and now see that you were able to get the code to work. I look for my sunglasses all of the time when they are on my head.

    Thanks so much for shopping with us!! MERRY MERRY Christmas to you!!!

    Heidi from Simon Says Stamp

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