The Best Heat Presses & Cutting Machines For Christmas!

Christmas is almost here and we wanted to create a post of the best heat press machines for Christmas. Or, if your loved one already has a heat press machine, the best cutting machines for Christmas!


Has your friend or significant other been dropping hints about these machines, but you have no idea which one to choose?! Unless you’ve spent a lot of time researching, it’s super hard to know which is the best heat press or cutting machine to buy! Our aim is to take the guess work out of your decision and list our recommended machines. Let’s get started!


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Best Heat Press Machines For Christmas


It will depend a little on your budget as to which machine you choose. There are, of course, cheap heat press machines and very expensive heat press machines. We’ll just recommend the best cheap heat presses here. The expensive machines are all good – it’s hard to go wrong with them!


The criteria we use for determining good heat press machines from bad heat press machines, for the purposes of this post, can be found here.  These are all 15 x 15 inch machines – the size that everybody wanting a heat press machine for Christmas wants! They are also all clamshell style machines. The cheap small heat press machines tend to be swing away style, and I don’t think they are as strong as these clamshells.


#1 The USCutter Heat Press Starter Bundle



We love the USCutter Starter Bundle and think it’s a great deal. Not only do you get an excellent heat press machine from a fantastic seller, you also get some bonus bits and pieces! Nothing thrills me more than bonuses. You get the heat press, 2 blank tees, 5 sheets of Siser EasyWeed, and a non-stick sheet to protect the heat platen while pressing.


You can view and buy this machine on Amazon (for a much better price than USCutter sells it on their own website), or you can read our extensive article for more information here.


#2 The Power Press Heat Press

The Power Press Heat Press is our next pick. This machine is the Amazon best seller, and is probably the single best known machine in the crafting community. Your loved one will not be unhappy to unwrap this tried and tested press on Christmas day.


You can view and buy this machine on Amazon, or read our thorough article on it here.


#3 The Promo Heat Heat Press

This Promo Heat heat press is our last cheap heat press recommendation for Christmas. We think this is another good looking and well performing machine worth your consideration. This brand has been selling well and continues to be very positively reviewed.


You can read our full review of this machine here, or, if you’re ready, buy it on Amazon here.


Best Cutting Machines For Christmas


Cutting machines make amazing Christmas gifts – the very best Christmas presents! If I had a dollar for every time I thought about how much I would like a new cutting machine for Christmas, I’d have enough for a new cutting machine for Christmas! Haha. But actually, I did just recently get a new cutting machine – the Cricut Explore Air 2. That’s number one on our list here.

You’ll need to find out from your loved one whether they are a Cricut, Silhouette, or a Brother type of person. All these companies make comparably great cutting machines, but most people have their favourite seller. For us, it’s Cricut, but for others, it’s the alternatives! Neverthess, you can’t go wrong with any of these recommendations.


#1 The Cricut Explore Air 2

The Cricut Explore Air 2 is such a cool cutting machine! This machine cuts (great for vinyl to be pressed in a heat press), it draws and it etches. The different materials you can cut, draw or etch on literally numbers in the hundreds. The difficult thing is knowing where to start! Let me just say that I am very impressed with this machine and wholeheartedly recommend it to you.


You can purchase this machine at a great price on Amazon, selecting whether you would like it to come as a starter kit, or as a kit with tools. Or, if you’d like more information, read our review here. We’ll be updating that post regularly as we continue to enjoy our new machine. The Cricut Maker is the next model up, and Cricut’s latest machine, but it is often more than twice the price of the Air 2, without a meaningful increase in ability or features.


#2 The Silhouette Cameo 3


Next is the Silhouette Cameo 3 Vinyl Starter Bundle. This will be perfect for that person just getting interested in cutting vinyl and doing amazing craft projects. The vinyl that comes with this set is not to be used in a heat press though, it is adhesive vinyl (has a sticky backing that goes onto anything).


The Silhouette Cameo 3 can be bought on Amazon, and will put you in the good books until next Christmas rears its beautiful head.


#3 The Brother Scan N’ Cut 2

The Brother Scan N’ Cut 2 is our final recommended cutting machine for this post. It is the only plotter to also include a scanner, which allows for a range of unique project options. What’s more, I was recently talking to a lady at my favorite craft store the other day and she was absolutely singing its praises!


We have researched and reviewed this machine in an extensive article here. Check it out on Amazon here – the reviews are hot!


To Sum It All Up


We wanted to give you our recommendations as to the best heat press and electronic cutting machines for Christmas. Our selections are made after literally hundreds of hours researching and writing about these items. We’ve also either used them ourselves, or interacted with those who have. We genuinely think these will make the best gifts and presents this Christmas. Also, we’d love to hear how they are received if you take action!


Even if you know nothing about presses or cutters, you can trust that you’re making a well informed choice with these machines.


The USCutter Starter Bundle – best heat press for Christmas


The Cricut Explore Air 2  – best cutting machine for Christmas


Thanks for stopping by!


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