It's Christmas time! Time to get awesome gifts for your family and friends, which they would really love to receive. This time, why not get something unique and innovative for them, like 3D printed objects? With 3D printing technology being increasingly used to create a variety of things, you can find several 3D printed things that would make a great gift for Christmas. Whether your loved ones are fashionistas or tech geeks, you would certainly find some 3D printed gift to suit his/her taste.
Read on to know some of the most innovative and incredible 3D printed gifts you can give your family and friends:
1. Custom external hard drives and USB flash drives
Gift digital storage space to a tech geek friend of yours this Christmas, in the form of custom 3D printed external hard drives and USB flash drives. These devices are fully customizable according to your liking, from their design to colors to text.
2. Constructionist bronze bracelet
Based on geometrical structures and modern architecture, the Constructionist bronze bracelet is a 3D printed accessory. It would make a great gift for bold fashionistas.
3. RAWR dinosaur
This is a cute 3D printed dino, which is far from being ferocious. Made from sandstone, the dino figurine would make a nice gift for kids, or one can place it on a desk or shelf to give the place a colorful touch.
4. Smartphone case
Gift an awestrucking 3D printed smartphone case to a friend this Christmas. These cases give a great look to any smartphone.
5. Quin Christmas Tree Ornament
A striking geometric 3D print, the 'Quin', has been designed by Bathsheba Grossman. You can find the 'Quin' in the form of a Christmas tree ornament, which is a fascinating gift for anyone.
6. 3D printed silver pendant
Inspired by one of the fairy tales Loupgarou read during his childhood, he designed the 'Reach the Stars Pendant'. The pendant symbolizes the effort for reaching a star. You can find this beautiful design in 3D printed form, made of sterling silver along with high-gloss finish.
7. 3D printed frost jewelry
Blueberries, a Czech jewelry brand, makes stunning 3D printed earrings, pendants and rings. They introduced the “Frost” collection in 2015, which is inspired by winter and ice. This is another impressive gift you can give one of your fashionista friends, who loves to experiment with new accessories.
8. Clothoid.A lamp
This lamp can serve as an appealing centerpiece in the design of any room. The shade of this lamp has been created through a mathematical formula, which lets you adjust it in different positions.
Breakfast doesn't need to be boring. Here is a 3D printed Eggbot that adds a bit adventure to having soft-boiled eggs for breakfast. It may also act as a holder when one is cooking.
10. “Atom” guitar
Olaf Diegel, a mechatronics professor in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology of Massey University in New Zealand, built several incredible 3D printed guitars, which are fully playable. The “Atom” guitar- as well as the other models are wonderfully intricate.
These gift ideas would help you choose what to buy for your family and friends this Christmas. Choose one or more of these 3D printed gift items, and watch how your loved one gets surprised and impressed to get such an out-of-the-box gift. Merry Christmas!