Finding 3D printing gifts for makers can be difficult, as they can make (almost) everything they want! Read on for some great 3D printing gifts!
If you have a friend or family member who’s an experienced maker, you may be overwhelmed when it comes time to buy him or her a gift. In most cases, they’d probably prefer to make what they want and have the tools to do it. In light of this, we’ve put together five fabulous 3D printing gift ideas that are sure to excite the recipient.
In determining what makers want, we considered the following:
Without further ado, let’s dive into some amazing gift ideas for 3D printing makers. If you still need more ideas, check out our gift guide.
Can someone have too many tools? Ask any maker that question and they’ll most assuredly answer, “No!” That said, selecting the right tool for your friend may be difficult, especially when they already seem to have every tool on the planet, plus some. Here are some awesome tools that are great gift options for 3D printing makers:
If you need more tool gift ideas, check out our list of 3D printing tools.
If you’ve hung around your maker friend or family member for any length of time, you’ve probably heard him or her mention filament. Who knew people could get so excited about a strand of plastic?
Us makers love materials. It’s what helps 3D printers turn ideas into physical models. But not all filament is created equal. Here are some awesome spools that are unique, beautiful, and a joy to use. Before you buy filament, be sure to check its diameter. (1.75-mm filament is used by most printers.)
These curated filaments are specialty materials, and their prices reflect this fact. If you’re looking for something cheaper, Amazon has a wide selection of spools that won’t break the bank. We even have a list of the best 3D printing filament at Amazon.
Fillamentum’s "Vertigo Starlight" from the Extrafill series has a beautiful dark blue tint - and some sparkling bits in it. Think of a starry night sky and you’ll get the idea.
If you still need help deciding which material to get, check out our article on the best 3D printing filaments.
Buying a maker upgrades for his or her 3D printer isn’t always a great idea because every printer is different and not all upgrades are compatible. Also, makers tend to be very particular about their setups, which means they may not always appreciate someone else’s decisions impacting their workspace.
That said, we’ve selected a few universal 3D printer parts and upgrades that are sure to make your friend’s 3D printing experience even grander.
Developed for use while printing extremely abrasive Boron Carbide filament, the Olsson Ruby 3D printer nozzle is the most wear resistant nozzle on the market.
The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B comes with a fast processor, dual HDMI outputs, 1, 2 or 4 GB RAM, USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 5.0.
Despite their messy workspaces, most makers would agree that they love organizers. Here are some wonderful items that are sure to earn an honorable place in your friend’s making space.
Sometimes the best gift is a random gift. It is unique, spontaneous, and just plain fun. If you’re looking for such a gift for your maker friend. Consider these three ideas:
(Lead image source: ColorFabb)
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