16 Gifts for the Woodcarver in Your Life

Your woodcarving friend has every tool under the sun, so what do you get them? We’ve got you covered. Below is a list of resources to get your carver inspired to create. And bonus, your gift might just get turned into a gift for you! 

If you’re looking for something tried and true, look no further Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine is our top seller.

Subscription to Woodcarving Illustrated, $39.99

This top woodcarving resource includes advice from industry-leading contributors, techniques, patterns, and step-by-step projects. 

The Woodcarver’s Shop Journal, $16.99

This notebook, made exclusively for woodcarvers, is a universal gift for any level. A perfect place to organize measurements, project logs, tool checklists, this notebook will be your carver’s number one tool. 

Carving Comfort Animals, $9.99

In an uncertain time, comfort animals are relaxing to carve and fun to give as a gift. In this helpful booklet for beginners and pros, learn to carve 7 simple comfort animals with just a few tools.

Personalized Woodcarver’s Shop Journal, $9.99

Surprise your woodcarver with a personalized shop journal where they can organize their woodcarving projects, tools, materials, and notes.

 This section will help your carver create lifelike characters beaming with personality.

Carving Flat-Plane Style Caricatures, $14.99

One of the world’s most notable folk artists, Harley Refsal, uses the flat-plane method to guide carvers through more than 50 imaginative figure patterns – from lumberjacks and golfers to trolls and elves.

Carving Faces Workbook, $19.95

Created by Harold Enlow, one of America’s leading woodcarvers, this classic workbook focuses on all the facial features. This book is for the carver who is constantly carving caricatures. This timeless book is a must-have addition to any woodcarving library.

Carving Undercover Santas, $14.99

He’s always watching, but have you ever wondered how? While incognito, of course! Carving Undercover Santas features 13 projects for woodcarvings of Santa Claus in disguise, along with templates, step-by-step instructions, and painting tips. 

Learn to Carve Gnomes, Trolls, and Mythical Creatures, $14.99

This whimsical carving book features 15 step-by-step projects from a mushroom house, unicorn, and gnome to a wizard, dragon, elf, and more. 

If precision and patterns are their forte, chip carving is a great wood carving technique to learn.

Chip Carving (Best of Woodcarving Illustrated), $19.95

In this collection of 29 projects, woodworkers of all levels are taught several variations of chip carving-the timeless art of decorating a wood surface – including basic chip carving, line carving, shallow-chip carving, and highly stylized European chip carving.

Chip Carving Workshop, $16.99

This workbook has 200 patterns for those that are learning how to carve wood or advanced carvers looking for a great reference book. The practice projects inside include useful decorating household items and creating artistic pieces.

Chip Carving Workshop, $16.99

Join 14 leading chip carving experts for 36 chip carving projects for useful, attractive designs including barrettes, beard combs, calendars, coasters, and Christmas decorations.

Joy of Chip Carving

Joy of Chip Carving, $24.99

The masterwork of the leading icon in wood chip carving, Wayne Barton. Barton offers his expert instruction and inspiration based on a lifetime of study, understanding, practice, and achievement.

For the adventurer and tinkerer, whittling is for beginners and advanced carvers who love the great outdoors.

Cane Topper Woodcarving, $19.99

 Legendary woodcarver, Lora Irish, shares her expert advice on sourcing, carving, joinery, finishing, and customization each walking stick project. This guide chronicles Lora’s tips and tricks to guide you along the way.

The Little Book of Whittling, $12.99

For the adventurer and beginner, this little book is perfect for those who love being outdoors but feel the need to create.  Chapters are detailed 18 projects, include knives, forks, birds, animals, trees, flowers, and more! This book also is a great gifts for boys and girls that are in scouts or want to learn how to whittle.

Whittling in the Wild, $19.99

With this book, you’ll create innovative toys, tools, and instruments you won’t find anywhere else. Learn whittling techniques for Swiss Army Knife, detailed safety rules, wood selection, and more.

The Little Book of Whittling, $12.99

A perfect starting point for beginners, this flat-plane carving method walks you through 15 step-by-step projects including ravens, sheep, horses, reindeer, and more.

Get Exclusive Email Offers And Receive 15% OFF On Your First Book Order!