Cool 3D Printed Gift Ideas: Guide to Best Gifts to 3D Print in 2022

How to surprise a wife, husband, mom, dad, girlfriend, or child when they have almost everything they need for a happy life? Explore the best 3D printed gift ideas and choose 3D models to make for Christmas, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, and other holidays. You can also please others with personalized gifts if you modify 3D prints or breathe life into your 3D printing projects.

Gambody – Premium 3D printing marketplace has compiled cool 3D printing gift ideas for 2022. You will find the most memorable presents for all possible occasions for your family members and friends in this selection. All you’ll need is a 3D printer, basic knowledge of using it, and some painting skills.

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3D Printed Gifts

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 favorite franchises, planters, puzzles, jewelry, 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 presents in colorful paper, you can do the same with the best 3D printed gift ideas. 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 gifts for Christmas ensures that you can turn any cool 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 exciting adventure.

The list of 3D printed Christmas gifts in 2022 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 fantastic 3D print will impress them.

Best 3D printed gifts
Makers: Donald Price and Steven James Calcky

Adorable Baby Yoda characters also make fantastic 3D printed gift ideas. 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 list of Christmas gifts to 3D print.

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

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

Among other fantastic Christmas gift ideas for a 3D printing enthusiast 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 intelligent ways 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 print

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 holiday tree. Although we cannot visit the Chinatown antique store to get one from Mr. Wing’s grandson, the lovely Mogwai 3D model landed on as one of the best 3D print gifts.

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Adorable Gizmo 3D printed by Vernon Wyre
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Cute Gizmo 3D prints by Bill Mattes and Seb Lapthorne

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

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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 3D printed Christmas gifts for 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.

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

3D printable Santa Claus

3D Printed Gifts for Girlfriend

This year, the 3D printed gift ideas 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 constructors, plush toys, clothes prints, and puzzles. And, of course, such 3D printed gifts for a girlfriend are perfect! You can also make Grogu for friends and people you love using the high-quality STL files from Gambody – Premium 3D printing marketplace.

Grogu is an adorable character who loves to play like a real child. Thus, as one of the 3D printed gifts for her, the green creature will bring a smile if they get Baby Yoda for Christmas, birthdays, weddings, and other occasions. 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 beautiful things to 3D print for your girlfriend. 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 gifts such as the two famous friends, Asterix and Obelix, and their furry companion. A colorfully painted diorama with these cartoon characters could 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.

3D print gift ideas
Makers: Mario Durán Fernández and Charbel Dagher

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

3D prints for girlfriend
Makers: Walton Harris and Andreas Fendt

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

3D Printing Gifts for Birthday

Many little and big boys love dinosaurs and various prehistoric monstrous creatures. No wonder that each birthday 3D printing gift guide 2022 for kids should include a T-Rex 3D printing model and Godzilla STL files.

3D printing gifts
Makers: Bill Mattes and David Pacheco Ruiz

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!

Happy Birthday 3D print
Maker: Kenny Kurtz

The iconic heroes from comics and cute Groot characters can also be on your list of 3D printed gift ideas for kids’ birthdays in 2022. Such figurines look gorgeous after you 3D print and paint them with love for every little detail. They can decorate the children’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, the best Happy Birthday 3D print idea, and prepare unforgettable presents for young minds.

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Makers: Adam Steadman (Groot) and Michael Savoie (Iron Man, Spider-Man)

Think of what the person loves the most when you are 3D printing gifts for an adult’s birthday party. 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, and DC Comics give plenty of Happy Birthday 3D print projects. 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 tiniest details make this 3D printing project outstanding as a birthday gif.

Things to 3D print for your girlfriend
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:

3D Printed Mother’s Day Gifts

The list of best 3D printed gifts for moms includes cosmetics, beauty accessories, and new devices. 3D printing a vase, planter, lamp, clock, figurine, or diorama can melt your mother’s or grandma’s heart at once. Such a unique gift idea will be valued and loved, so follow our 3D printing present guide 2022 to impress a woman you love.

If your mom is a big fan of the Friends TV series, do not hesitate to 3D print Monica and Chandler 3D printing figurines. Such 3D printed Mother’s Day gifts look life-like and boast many stunning details. If you are good at painting, you can create a real masterpiece.

3D printed Mother's Day gifts

Your mom, indeed, has a smartphone, right? 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 mother would appreciate a unique phone stand or case as a present.

Do your family or female relatives have a backyard with flowers or home plants? One of the cool 3D printed Mother’s Day gifts is 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 unique planter!

3D printed gifts for mom
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 favorite games. The Last of Us 2, one of the best games ever made, is a superior release with captivating characters. You can recreate a beautiful grown-up Ellie playing an acoustic guitar. Such a 3D printed gift will be a top present for every fan of The Last of Us story.

3D print Mother's Day gift
Makers: Bruno Callou and Mickael Malet

A woman would be always pleased to get 3D printed personalized gifts or jewelry. 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!

I love you mom 3D print
3D models by Malinko Design and turbosquid

Cookie cutters are the best Mother’s Day 3D print ideas for women who love to bake. 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!

Mother's Day 3D print
Image: Thingiverse

3D Printed Gifts for Dad

You can build great Father’s Day 3D prints for your dad and grandfather if you own a 3D printer. Your best male friends, father, husband, and brother will enjoy getting unique 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 3D printed gifts for dad 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.

Father's Day 3D print
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 Father’s Day 3D print, and you will download DeLorean model STL files right away to begin working on this unique 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 best 3D printed gift ideas for dad could include the famous Varian Wrynn from the World of Warcraft universe. This brave warrior has many stunning details, such as impressive armor, clothes, a sword, a beautiful stand, etc. You will love to print and paint this model once you download Varian Wrynn STL files for 3D printing.

Father's Day 3D prints
Makers: Rudy Varlez and Gareth Lee

Among the cool 3D printed gifts, 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.

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

Those who are 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.

3D printed gifts for dad
Maker: Onur Şimşek

With The Witcher Season 3 delayed until mid-2023, Geralt of Rivia figurine for 3D printing also makes one of the best presents for dad or friend.

3D present
Makers: Maciej Czekaj and Andreas Schmidt

Not only do kids love playing tabletop games. Dads also enjoy gathering 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 ideas, such as a box for tokens, dice, and other pieces. Or you can recreate miniatures for the most iconic board games, breathe life into plastic dragons, and make replicas of castles, warriors, and villages. Such cool 3D printed gifts will make any man happy!

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Gifts for 3D Printer Nerds

When you 3D print gifts for nerds, it is best to include unique and personalized present ideas. For dad or husband, it could be the mighty dragon Deathwing if they are fans 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 one-of-a-kind gifts for 3D printer nerds.

3D printed gifts
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 gifts for a 3D printing enthusiast ever. Or use your painting skills to breathe life into the living nightmare.

Best 3D print gifts
Makers: Tina Fritzsche and Mély Limouzin-Tanguay

Fans of the Alien franchise most likely have the Alien Xenomorph figurine STL files among their top gifts for 3D printer nerds. The fantasy creature looks powerful as a 3D print, and the scene offers so much freedom to your imagination while painting.

Gifts for 3D printing enthusiast
Makers: Henri Verweij and Kevin Valentine

If you are looking for the perfect 3D printed gift ideas for those with a 3D printer at home, don’t hesitate to order the iconic spaceship STL files. A Star Wars fan is always happy to receive a giant 3D printed Millennium Falcon as a gift. 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.

Gifts for 3D printer nerds
Makers: Oykun Ilgün and Damon Siebert
3D printer gift ideas
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 models. 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
Gifts for 3D printer lovers
Maker: Robert Salvador

The release of One Humanity in 2022 brought much interest to the Doom 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.

Cool 3D printed gifts
Makers: Suppamit Singmanut and Ralf Bullymann

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

3D Printed Personalized 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, and multiple machines. Experiment and improve your skills in making adorable statuettes, figurine collectibles, 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, and hobby accessories. Impress others and feel true happiness by giving something exclusive at an affordable cost!

Follow our 3D printed gift ideas for 2022 to get inspiration for the most impressive presents for your friends and family. Many boys and men would be glad to add an articulate 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.

3D gift
Maker: Levi Riel

This perfect 3D printed personalized gifts list for 2022 will not be complete without an ancient tree that becomes a stunning decorative piece for your home. If your mom, wife, or girlfriend wants 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 many attractive features and details.

Gifts for 3D printer
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 Pippin Took and Merry Brandybuck figures. Hobbits surely can’t wait to meet you.

Your 3D printing gifts could be personalized, one-of-a-kind, and super handy. Sometimes, buying what your child or friend needs the most is impossible. 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 percent, and adjusted it for his child’s needs. Aaron used TPE (elastic filament) to create excellent orthopedic 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.

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Orthopedic 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 best 3D printed gifts guide of 2022 for birthdays, anniversaries, and 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,” and “You are the best” and bring a smile to your wife’s, dad’s, mom’s, and girlfriend’s face. Fantastic 3D printable presents will be remembered for a lifetime and will give anyone many unforgettable moments. And please share the photos of your masterpieces in our 3D Printing Community on Facebook.

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