Cool 3D Printed Gift Ideas: Guide to Best Gifts to 3D Print in 2021

How to surprise a wife, husband, mom, dad, girlfriend, child when they have almost everything they need for a happy life? Well, you can 3D print a gift and paint it yourself. A variety of 3D models allows you to choose a perfect 3D printed gift for Christmas, birthday, anniversary and any other holiday. You can also please your family with 3D printed personalized gifts they will adorn.

Gambody – Premium 3D printing marketplace has compiled the best 3D printing gift ideas for 2021. You will find the most memorable birthday, anniversary and Christmas gifts for your family members and friends in this selection. Everyone with a 3D printer at home can create the most unforgettable gifts for all occasions.

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The list of cool 3D printed gifts is very long. You can create fantastic personalized presents, unique birthday figurines, cute creatures, iconic props from your favourite franchises, planters, puzzles, jewellery, keychains, etc.

You can use the highly detailed designs of famous video games, comics, movie characters, tabletop games, geek stuff, home decorations and various accessories. If you have a tradition of wrapping the presents into colourful paper, you can do the same thing with your best 3D printed gifts. It would be a pleasure to unbox a package to find inside a cute 3D print for a child, a unique Hobbit-house-styled plant pot for your wife, girlfriend or mom and a giant Millennium Falcon 3D print for your dad or yourself. Does it sound fantastic?

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3D printed Christmas gifts

3D Printed Christmas Gifts

The variety of 3D printable Christmas gifts makes sure that you can turn any ideas into a finished project. With a 3D printer at home, you can easily build unique 3D printed Christmas ornaments and decorations. Your small or giant holiday tree can look like the iconic Treebeard from Middle-earth or another fictional character. You can make multiple Christmas presents for every member of your family, relatives and friends. And we will guide you through this adventure.

The list of 3D printed Christmas gift ideas must include Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas. If your family, kids or friends enjoyed this holiday story, turning the “Pumpkin King” Jack Skellington STL files into a cool 3D print will impress them.

Jack Skellington 3D print
Makers: Donald Price and Steven James Calcky

Adorable Baby Yoda characters also make fantastic 3D printed Christmas gifts. The little alien loves the most magical winter holiday as much as kids. Putting on Santa’s hat and holding a gift box (or a mug with hot chocolate, marshmallows and a candy cane) in his tiny hands, the Grogu 3D model is ready to join your 3D printed gifts collection.

Another version of 3D printing Baby Yoda figurine comes as an ordinary Grogu character from The Mandalorian TV series or Christmas-ready Child dressed like Santa Claus and holding a Christmas ornament instead of a broken joystick knob.

3D printable Christmas ideas
Grogu 3D model to turn into 3D printed Christmas gifts

Among other fantastic Christmas 3D printable ideas is making a figurine of the iconic little boy Kevin McCallister. Fans of the first two Home Alone movies remember him as a child who finds smart ways how to defend himself against bumbling burglars. Adding Kevin McCallister 3D printing figurine to your collection of holiday-inspired projects is a must!

Kevin McCallister 3D printing figurine
Images: gambody.com

Cute little Gizmo was a big dream from the 1980s when Gremlins film made a real splash. Kids wanted to find the friendly creature under their Christmas tree. Although we cannot visit the Chinatown antique store to get one from Mr Wing’s grandson, the lovely Mogwai 3D model landed on gambody.com as a 3D printing figurine.

Christmas gifts for girlfriend
Adorable Gizmo 3D printed by Vernon Wyre
3D printed Christmas gifts for a girl
Cute Gizmo 3D prints by Bill Mattes and Seb Lapthorne

Also, you don’t need to spill water over your 3D printed Gizmo to get more mogwai spawn from his back. Download the Evil Gremlins 3D printing figurine STL files and recreate this mischievous and troublemaking sort of mogwai to entertain your family.

3D printed gifts for Christmas
Christmas Gremlins made by Blazing tree terrain

Some families have a holiday tradition to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in December. The classic story about a cave-dwelling meanie Grinch who wants all the gifts to himself can now find a place on your shelf.

Get Grinch and his dog Max STL files for making such 3D printed Christmas gifts to everyone you love. Displaying this “grumpy version of Santa” with a bag full of presents under a decorated tree or elsewhere in your room could lift your spirits.

3D printable gift idea for Christmas
3D printable gift idea

The top 3D printed Christmas gifts for wife or mom who love to bake are cookie cutters. You can 3D print lovely holiday shapes of a snowman, Santa Claus hat or face, evergreen tree, etc. A family dinner with holiday-shaped cookies sounds delicious!

3D prints for mom
Image: Thingiverse

And, of course, adding a 3D printing figure of Santa Claus to your wish list is a must for anyone who wants to feel some magical moments while painting such a model.

3D printable Santa Claus
Image: gambody.com

3D Printed Gifts for Girlfriend

This year, the 3D printed gift guides for girlfriends and little girls are topped by the cute Baby Yoda character. The impressive little alien creature from The Mandalorian TV series has millions of fans from across the globe. It is featured as interactive and electronic toys, building constructor, plush toys, clothes print, puzzles. And, of course, you can 3D print it for friends and people you love using the high-quality STL files from Gambody – Premium 3D printing marketplace.

Grogu is a cute character who loves to play like a real child. Thus, your girlfriend or kids might love to play with the cute green creature if they get Baby Yoda for Christmas or birthdays. So download Grogu Baby Yoda STL files for 3D printing now.

3D printed gifts for girlfriend
Makers: Patrik Romano and Kevin Richard

Get inspired by other wonderful 3D printing designs a girlfriend could fall in love with. For example, bring to life one of the most famous wizards, Harry Potter. Many people love to read about Hogwarts and dream of owning Hedwig. You can get Harry Potter STL files for 3D printing to recreate an impressive diorama with the Boy Who Lived and his owl.

3D printed gifts for her
Makers: Annie Moberg and Jesric 3Dmaker

You can also 3D print gift figurines of the two famous friends, Asterix and Obelix, as well as their furry companion. A colourfully painted diorama with these cartoon characters can impress her if she watched the Asterix films. Thus, get Asterix and Obelix STL files for 3D printing and bring scenes from an animated cartoon to life to impress your girlfriend.

Best 3D printed gifts
Makers: Mario Durán Fernández and Charbel Dagher

Who doesn’t have a favourite video game? Many girls love to play Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Tamagotchi and other games. So, you can recreate your girlfriend’s beloved character or a prop from any universe. Such a 3D printed gift will raise her spirits and tell her how much you love her!

3D printed gift
Makers: Walton Harris and Andreas Fendt

Enjoy more cute ideas of 3D printable gifts for your girlfriend:

3D Print Birthday Gift

Many little and big boys love dinosaurs and various prehistoric monstrous creatures. No wonder, that each birthday gift guide 2021 for kids should include a T-Rex 3D printing model and Godzilla STL files for 3D printing.

3D printing gift ideas
Makers: Bill Mattes and David Pacheco Ruiz

Only imagine hanging a lighted-up 3D printed Godzilla bust in a child’s room. Such a present will surprise and excite many youngsters for sure!

Gifts to 3D print
Maker: Kenny Kurtz

The iconic heroes from comics and cute Groot characters can also be on your list of birthday gift ideas for kids in 2021. Such figurines look gorgeous if 3D printed and painted with love to every little detail. They can decorate the child’s room or become a one-of-a-kind toy to develop a youngster’s vivid imagination. So go ahead and download Cartoon Heroes STL files for 3D printing and prepare unforgettable presents for young minds.

3D printable gifts
Makers: Adam Steadman (Groot) and Michael Savoie (Iron Man, Spider-Man)

Think of what the person loves the most when you 3D print gifts for an adult’s birthday. It is effortless to impress a movie and video game fan who loves Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Marvel Comics and other franchises.

The numerous TV shows, MCU, DC Comics give plenty of 3D printed gift ideas. For example, you can download STL files to 3D print the Captain America figurine. Super-soldier Steven Rogers looks excellent as a superhero. His brave posture and the 3D printing tiniest details make this project outstanding as a birthday gift.

3D print gifts
Makers: Ben Painting and Gary Bennett

Also, get inspired by the most famous fandoms with stunning gift ideas for every enthusiast with a 3D printer at home:

Best 3D Printed Gifts for Wife and Mom

The list of top 3D printed gifts for wife and mom includes not only cosmetics, beauty accessories and new devices. A 3D printed vase, planter, lamp, clock, figurine or diorama can melt your mom’s, grandma’s, wife’s heart at once. Such a unique gift idea will be valued and loved, so follow our 3D printing present guide 2021 to impress a woman you love.

If your wife, mom, granny or other relative is a big fan of the Friends TV series, do not hesitate to 3D print Monica and Chandler 3D printing figurines. Both models look life-like and boast many stunning details. If you are good at painting, you can create a real masterpiece.

Friends Chandler and Monica 3D models
Images: gambody.com

Your mom or wife indeed has a smartphone, right? So why not 3D print a phone case as a birthday or anniversary gift for her? You can find many cute phone cases for 3D printing on different websites, download their STL files and make them with ABS, PLA, TPU, WOOD or resin. Every woman would appreciate getting a unique phone stand or case as a present.

Do your family or female relatives have a backyard with flowers or home plants? You can 3D print a fairy-tale-like Hobbiton bonsai pot that looks precisely like a Hobbit house from the impressive universe created by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. Many women will love to get such a 3D printed planter for a birthday, anniversary or find such a unique present under their Christmas tree!

3D printed gifts for mom, wife
Maker: Annie Moberg

And suppose your wife, mom or female friend loves to play popular video games. In that case, your list of 3D print gift ideas must include characters from her favourite games. The Last of Us 2, one of the best games ever made, is a great release with captivating characters. You can 3D print a beautiful grown-up Ellie playing an acoustic guitar. Such a 3D printed scene will be a top present for every fan of The Last of Us story.

3D print gift for wife
Makers: Bruno Callou and Mickael Malet

3D Printed Gifts for Dad

You can 3D print a gift for dad and grandfather if you own a 3D printer. Your best male friends, father, husband, brother will enjoy getting 3D printed figurines and models for their special holidays. There are so many fictional universes that every person can find something to his taste.

While kids and girls are impressed with the cute Grogu Baby Yoda character, the perfect gift guide for men must include the Mandalorian who protects the Child. You will love Din Djarin STL files for 3D printing as this model is highly-detailed and also includes a Grogu figurine.

Cool 3D printed giftts
Makers: Kathy Millatt and Nick Lindsay

Men who love RC cars or Back to the Future films will be happy to discover the fantastic DeLorean time machine wrapped in a box. Just take a look at this stunning 3D printed model, and you will download DeLorean model STL files right away to begin working on this outstanding project. If you are tech-savvy, you can think of turning this time machine into an RC car!

3D printed personalized gifts
Maker: Carlos Díaz

The list of birthday, anniversary and Christmas gifts 2021 for dad could include the famous Varian Wrynn from the World of Warcraft universe. This brave warrior comes with many stunning details, such as impressive armour, clothes, sword, beautiful stand, etc. You will love to print and paint this model once you download Varian Wrynn STL files for 3D printing.

3D print birthday gift
Makers: Rudy Varlez and Gareth Lee

Among the top 3D printing gift ideas, you will find mech warriors. Fans of MWO video games can guide you through the most popular 3D printing MWO models, such as Mad Cat, BattleTech, Titanfall 2 and others.

3D printed gifts
Makers: Scott Murphy and Alan Murray

Also, cool 3D printed gifts for dad should include figurines and models from Lord of the Rings. Men who love the darker side of characters could enjoy finding Sauron, Lord of the Nazgul, Balrog or Gollum with His Precious figurines among presents.

Perfect 3D gift
Makers: Mélanie Salomon, Marco Schmidt and Tuğbay Yağcı

Who is fond of kind-hearted characters will love to 3D print Gandalf, hobbits, etc. You can download a variety of Lord of the Rings models’ STL files on Gambody – Premium 3D printing marketplace.

Lord of the Rings gift idea
Maker: Onur Şimşek

With The Witcher Season 2 delayed until December 2021, Geralt of Rivia figurine for 3D printing also makes one of the best presents for dad or friend.

3D print gift
Makers: Maciej Czekaj and Andreas Schmidt

Not only do kids love playing tabletop games. Dads also enjoy gathering together with their friends and spending hours and often days, weeks and even months on quests in Dungeons and Dragons, Settlers of Catan, Cyberpunk and other games.

Thus, you can always turn on your 3D printer and 3D print gift box for tokens, dice and other pieces. Or you can go further and recreate miniatures for the most iconic board games, breathe life into plastic dragons, make replicas of castles, warriors and villages. Such cool 3D printed gifts will make any man happy!

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3D Printed Anniversary Gift

Our list of 3D printable gifts for her and him also includes special and personalized present ideas. For dad or husband, it could be the mighty dragon Deathwing if he is a fan of World of Warcraft. The scene with the beast shadowing over the ruined Stormwind City castle is compelling. You can get Deathwing model STL files to recreate this scene and present it as a special 3D printed anniversary gift.

3D print presents
Maker: Tuğbay Yağcı

The giant Diablo figurine could also melt a man’s heart. The Dark Lord is feared even by demons, so it can protect your house from evil spirits and impress your friend, husband or dad who is a fan of Diablo video games. Download Diablo figurine STL files and upscale them to make the best anniversary gift ever. Or use your painting skills to breathe life into the living nightmare.

Gifts for 3D printers
Makers: Tina Fritzsche and Mély Limouzin-Tanguay

Fans of the Alien franchise for sure have the Alien Xenomorph figurine STL files among their top anniversary 3D printing ideas for men. The fantasy creature looks powerful as a 3D print, and the scene offers so much freedom to your imagination while painting.

3D printing gifts
Makers: Henri Verweij and Kevin Valentine

If you are looking for the perfect 3D printing gift for a dad who has a 3D printer at home, don’t hesitate to order the iconic spaceship STL files. Bringing to life the fantastic Millennium Falcon, Razor Crest, X-wing, TIE fighter, and other famous spacecraft will give many joyful moments to any man.

3D printed anniversary gift
Makers: Oykun Ilgün and Damon Siebert
3D print anniversary gift
Maker: Shaun Allen
X-wing Star Wars gift
Maker: James Rooke
TIE Star Wars fighter gift idea
Makers: James Rooke and Nick Hogg

Fans of Mad Max should look at the impressive War Rig 3D printing designs. There are three War Rig 3D printing models on Gambody that allow you to assemble a powerful War Rig truck with its tanker and fuel pod.

3D printed War Rig model by Michael Webb
Gift ideas
Maker: Robert Salvador

The release of Doom Eternal in 2020 brought much interest to this video game. It might be keen to add Doom Slayer figurine STL files to your list of perfect 3D printing present ideas for special occasions for someone who loves playing Doom.

3D printed gifts for dad
Makers: Suppamit Singmanut and Ralf Bullymann

If a Star Wars fan is happy to receive a giant 3D printed Millennium Falcon as an anniversary gift, a woman would be more pleased to get 3D printed personalized gifts or jewellery.

Modern resin and FDM 3D printers are accurate enough to recreate beautiful rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. You can choose from multiple 3D models shared online or find a ready-to-ship 3D printed piece to please your woman. Add an engraving to personalize your gift!

3D printed anniversary gift
3D models by Malinko Design and turbosquid

For significant dates in your life, you can 3D print some iconic gifts:

Cool 3D Printed Gifts

The list of gifts for 3D printer lovers is very long. You can 3D print containers for all possible occasions, gift boxes, phone accessories, headphone stands, picture frames, beautiful plastic cards, etc.

You are only limited by your imagination and various STL files of 3D printing gifts. Use different filaments, resin, multiple machines. Experiment and improve your skills in making adorable statuettes, figurine collectables, jigsaw puzzles for kids and adults, RC trains, planes and cars.

The gifts for 3D printers could be minimalistic or complex. For example, it is simple to 3D print a personalized pen, unique kitchen utensils, baby toys (use food-safe filament and smooth shapes), hairpins, buttons, hobby accessories. Impress others and feel true happiness of giving something exclusive at an affordable cost!

Follow our 3D print gift guide 2021 to get inspiration for the most impressive presents for your friends and family. Many boys and men would be glad to add a 3D printed robot to their collection of figurines. Will it be WALL-E or another model? You can find many impressive robot STL files on Gambody marketplace.

Cute 3D print gift ideas
Maker: Levi Riel

This perfect 3D printable gift guide 2021 will not be complete without a 3D printed ancient tree that becomes a stunning decorative piece for your home. If your mom, wife or girlfriend want their porch or backyard to look unique, just like the fantasy worlds created by different authors, you should think of 3D printing an ancient Ent. The Treebeard 3D printing figurine looks incredible, boasting so many attractive features and details.

3D print gifts
Makers: Annie Moberg, Yexel Sebastian and Seppus Endertus

You can upscale the Treebeard STL files and make a one-of-a-kind anniversary, birthday or Christmas tree 3D printed at home. Decorate it with cute hobbit figurines or use traditional ornaments and decor.

Treebeard 3D printed by Michael Webb at 175% scale

You can even turn a 3D printed Hobbiton bonsai tree pot into a real wonderland with cute figurines of Pippin Took and Merry Brandybuck. Hobbits surely can’t wait to meet you.

Your 3D printing gifts could be not only personalized but also one-of-a-kind and super handy. Sometimes, it is impossible to buy what your child or friend needs the most. But it is always possible to 3D print it!

Aaron Shour, for example, downloaded a 3D printing model of a shoe riser for his youngest daughter, whose one leg is shorter than the other by approximately 20 per cent, and adjusted it for his child’s need. Aaron used TPE (elastic filament) to create nice orthopaedic shoe risers approved by the ortho. The girl refused to wear the original lift offered by the doctor, but she loved the one 3D printed by her dad.

3D printed gift ideas orthopedic shoe risers
Orthopaedic shoe lift 3D printed by Aaron Shour

The talented hobbyist learned how to make the world a better place for his child. Now his daughter is happy and confident. So, if you know someone who might benefit from your 3D printing abilities, don’t hesitate. 3D print mechanical limbs, create replacement shoe risers, think of cup handles or anything else. Such cool 3D printed gifts could make someone very satisfied!

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Follow Gambody’s gift guide 2021 for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and become a Santa Claus for your friends and relatives. 3D print a gift for every member of your family. Something unique and personalized will be the perfect way to say “I love you”, “Thank you”, “You are the best” and bring a smile to your wife’s, dad’s, mom’s, girlfriend’s face. Cool 3D printed presents will be remembered for a lifetime and give anyone many unforgettable moments. And, please, share the photos of your masterpieces in our 3D Printing Community on Facebook.

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