There is a nice deal on a Cricut today if you want to treat yourself to a gift.
You can pick this up for $192 and it includes a mat and some accessories.
The shipping is free and with Prime it should arrive before Christmas.
I have both a Cricut and a Silhouette. I like both for different reasons but I find the Cricut incredibly easy to use. It cuts perfectly and all of my projects have turned out nicely- no wasted materials so far.
You can cut so many things with this machine from paper to leather to fabric to vinyl. I use mine all the time for gifts and parties and just all sorts of things around the house.
In fact I have a project today- I bought Home Depot aprons for my Brother in Law and his son- they are renovating a house right now. I plan to customize with iron ons from my Cricut to say #WreckingCrew and #DemoDay and I am sending those as part of his gift. Fun and original and the aprons were only $.77 each.
Click here to take a look at the Cricut. Please note prices may change at any moment. Price valid as of 9am PST 12/19/16.