When you're hunting for 3D printer gift ideas you might jump right to Reddit. Makes sense, when scouring the internet for the perfect gift you want to hear from real people. So I reached out to the 3D printing enthusiasts around our office to short-list what we'd recommend. Let's make your Christmas & holiday shopping easy this year.
The Shining3D EinStar Handheld 3D Scanner is on the wishlist of just about everyone in our office. It's portable and set up to be a plug & play machine, making it easy to get started 3D scanning.
Give the gift of a new hobby and watch as they say "WOW" at the gift under the tree. A 3D printer is a great gift to empower engineering-minded kids to create from 3D models and an empowering tool that fits in any workshop.
Snapmaker 2.0 Modular A350T 3-in-1 3D Printer
If you want to gift your loved one 3 gifts for 1, consider the Snapmaker 2.0 Modular A350T 3-in-1 3D Printer. Help them unlock endless possibilties of creations as this machine is the only one in our lineup that offers 3D printing, laser engraving, cutting, and CNC carving.
Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K
If you want an ultra-high resolution from a 3D printer that is built to last then we recommend the Phrozen Mini 8k. The Phrozen Mini 8k is one of the best-performing 3D printers in this category, boasting incredible accuracy and a beautifully sleek design.
If your giftee already has a 3D printer then the hard part is done! You can get them parts or upgrades, but the all-around good choice is to get them material to print with. For us, that's going to be 3D printing resin.
8K 3D Printing Resin
Our 8k resins are super popular as they are formulated to showcase super-fine detail in full 8k resolution. Plus, they're up to 25% off with our Black Friday promotions, allowing you to gift more while keeping within your budget .They are ideal for high detail prints on 8K printers like the Elegoo Saturn 2 8k and Phrozen Sonic Mini 8K. While 8K resins are great on 8K printers, you won't get the full experience on a 4K like the ELEGOO Mars 3 PRO.
Price: $40 - $65
BASF Ultracur3D® ST 45
While not as economical as some of our offerings, BASF Ultracur3D® ST 45 is a great choice for the 3D printsman who wants quality from their finished pieces. If there has been lots of swearing from pieces shattering when dropped or broken prints from repeated stress on mechanical parts - this resin offers a simple solution. This is the gift to get someone who wants stronger prints.
The ideal stocking stuffer is small, low cost and actually useful. We have 3D printers ... we can print our own plastic toys! So this is focusing on some products that people might not grab for themselves but can actually use.
3DGloop is my personal favorite 3D printing adhesive. I've been using it for a variety of props and find that the adhesion can't be beat. When applied properly, the bond won't fail! Though your infil might. If your 3D printing person prints big things with a small FDM printer this is a great addition to their workbench.
Price: $12.50 - $35
If your 3D printing person has a FDM printer like Snapmaker or Elegoo Neptune (the kind that uses filament) then they'll benefit from cleaning needles. Filament can burn and get stuck in the nozzle causing problems with flow. A cleaning needle is used to clear out the nozzle and get things back in working order. This is one of those tools you're going to use at some point but might not think about until you need it.
Premium Hobby Knife Set
This premium hobby knife set is great for cutting off excess plastic stringys and material. Aside from a comfortable grip, the interchangeable blades make this a great tool for a variety of hobbies including cosplay, soap making, crafting miniatures, sculpting, wood carving and more.
When in Doubt
The Gift Card
If you're not sure what printer they have or tools they need, you can't go wrong with a gift card. Give them the gift of choosing what they want! We offer a range of value options but we can also put together a gift card with a custom value for you. Just contact us for details.
Price: $10 - $500 or Custom Amount