Creative Gift Giving Using 3D Printing this Valentine’s Day

Creative Gift Giving Using 3D Printing this Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again. Perhaps you struggled to think of what to get your partner last year. Or maybe you’re on the lookout for a simple, small present you can make yourself. When it comes to creating your own special gifts for your significant other, you should definitely consider 3D printing! 

And don’t forget, Valentine’s Day can be whatever you want it to be. You can gift something sweet to a friend or family member too.

Classic Valentine’s Day gift ideas

For the purists, a classic romantic gesture like giving roses never gets old. But to keep things fresh, why not try a 3D-printed rose? Here’s an example of a downloadable file to print your own 3D-printed rose at home.


Roses

Here’s another romantic move that you might want to consider this Valentine’s Day. Nothing says “I love you” quite like breakfast in bed. You can 3D print a toast stamp. Press it into bread before toasting and the words “Love you” will appear. 


Beautiful Valentine’s Day gift ideas

If you’re wanting to give a piece of sculptural art this February, this figurine is really sweet. It depicts two hugging giraffes. 

Two hugging giraffes


Unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas

A quick search on Thingiverse.com will bring up an array of coaster designs. You may like to print an interesting geometric design or something themed to the personal interest of your partner. 

Here’s an idea for people who “Don’t really do anything” for Valentine’s Day. This smart design is a simple key chain that doubles as a phone stand. This tiny but useful gift is super cute, especially if your partner is not expecting anything. If they love a particular animal or mythical creature then you can choose the one that suits them best as there are different designsYou might like to 3D print a key chain specific to match their interests or passions like this Stormtrooper key fob. Maybe they’re a videogame and Mario Kart enthusiasts. You’ll be sure to impress them with this mushroom keychain.


Phone stand key chain


There are also 3D-printed card kits that can be made into a figurine. Your partner might enjoy making their own 
X-wing Starfighter or Millennium Falcon.

Quaint and quirky

If you’re still not quite sure what to get your significant other, why not print them a cute pair of robot friends. These 3D-printed Heart-bot friends would make a sweet gift especially if you accompany them with a greeting card with a personalized message.

Give the gift that keeps on giving this Valentine’s Day

Of course, if your partner has been talking about getting a 3D printer, Valentine’s Day would be the perfect time to gift it to them. It could be the beginning of a wonderful passion and pastime.

About the Author:

This post has been written by Stephanie Vandenberg, an Australian teacher and freelance writer. She enjoys writing on neurodiversity, education and travel. You can find her work here.