3D Printing Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Still looking for good ideas or gifts for him or her on Valentine's day? Don't send the same thing as last year again, and abandon all outdated ideas. 3d printing may help you, in this article hope you can find the answer you want. In this list below contains romantic and special 3d printed gifts for Valentine's day.

1. Standing Elf Couple

Standing Elf Couple
(Image source: Anycubic, STL Files to Download)

Anycubic designed this adorable elf couple to share with you to print out and place them in your home or garden as lucky Valentine decorations or gifts. This pair of standing elves with wings hold a heart and a star that symbolize luck and happiness. And the unique design delivers a message of bravely expressing your love.

2. Heart-shaped Jewelry Box

Heart-shaped Jewelry Box
(Image source: Anycubic, STL Files to Download)

This exquisite handcraft has a floral engraved surface, which is a great gift idea specially for ladies and girls on Valentine's Day. We used Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K and peachpuff Colored UV Resin to finish such a delicate decorative heart box with the size of about 95×84×40mm. Then, sprayed it bronze to create a vintage collector to hold earrings, rings or other little trinkets.

However, Anycubic Photon M3 Plus is a better choice for a good balance between budget and smart functions, compared to Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K. It won't limit your imagination, as it's equipped with a 9.25'' 6K LCD screen that you can print in a large area. In addition, smart functions like auto resin filler and Anycubic cloud let you rest without worries.

3. Crystal Crown

Crystal Crown
(Image source: Anycubic, STL Files to Download)

Crown is something that imparts splendor, honor, or finish. This carved crown shows exquisite details and embodies the spirit of craftsmanship, printed with Anycubic Photon D2 and DLP craftsman resin.

If you're a experienced makers with high accuracy requirement, look into the budget-friendly and high-precision Anycubic Photon D2 with DLP technology. What's powerful is that the DLP projector lasts 10 times longer than the LCD printer's. And Anycubic DLP Craftsman Resin is exclusively designed for DLP printing to achieve extremely detailed 3d prints.

4. Cupid Cubi

Cupid Cubi
(Image source: Anycubic, STL Files to Download)

Cubi, Anycubic mascot, here cosplays Cupid who is the God of desire, love, and affection, holding bow and arrow. It is highly recommended that print it with resin 3d printers, for the reason that they can handle the details and intricate shapes of 3d prints. Happy Valentine's day and hope you have a long-lasting love.

5. Hyper-realistic Diorama

Hyper-realistic Diorama
(Image source: Anycubic)

Spirited Away, an animated fantasy film, not exactly a love movie, but it contains the beauty of pure love. The purpose of sharing this diorama handwork is not to recommend you to make it. Obviously it requires more than 3d printing. But let's enjoy this astonishing masterpiece to see how the creator used Anycubic Photon Mono X 6K to print the dragon and the girl with fine details and smooth surface. Moreover, there's a good choice for 10" 8K Anycubic Photon M3 Premium with a large building size of 250×123×219 mm.

6. Low Poly Heart Vase

Low Poly Heart Vase
(Image source: Thingiverse, VECTARY)

This is an eye-catching home decoration, and you can put fresh flowers on it, even never fading printed flowers. The designer also made a video to guide you how to customize the name on the heart vase model. Many makers have successfully printed it out and most of them used red PLA or rainbow silk PLA to create a special atmosphere.

As to print settings, the designer didn't state too much. Therefore, we found that most makers printed it without rafts but with supports, and the range of resolution was 0.1-0.2mm that could be adjusted according to your preferences.

7. Pendant Heart Gift Box

Pendant Heart Gift Box
(Image source: Thingiverse, WayCool)

Flip over the top of the 3d printed gift box and a heart pendant will appear inside. Also it can be turned into a creative proposal idea on Valentine's day, as you can put a ring from the hook and put a love letter on the back. And it will be an unforgettable experience. In fact, the idea has proved to be possible, as some people have proposed successfully with it. The designer has included the original sketchup file so that every maker is able to adjust the 3d model.

8. Pink Rosasaur

Pink Rosasaur
(Image source: Thingiverse, Psdwizzard)

There's a beautiful rose behind the pink Bulbasaur's back. The flower is removable to store something, so you can hide surprises like candies, chocolates or jewelry inside the body of Bulbasaur. As to printing settings, it needs supports with no rafts, the layer height is 0.12mm and the infill is 7%. More importantly, when you find the cap on the body is loose, print it bigger to fit.

The size of Bulbasaur body is 159×211×145mm. If build plate adhesion is added, many printers with small building volume cannot satisfy it. Each experienced maker will face a problem, using small printers can not meet the need of printing a little bigger 3d model, it would be a lot less fun. If you have that problem, look into affordable and quality Anycubic Kobra Max. Huge building size of 400×400×450mm and smart auto-leveling maximize your imagination.

9. Gyroscopic Heart Gears

Gyroscopic Heart Gears
(Image source: Thingiverse, joefe)

What an amazing 3d project with a cool concept! This 3d printed work is remixed from the creator's earlier designs, combining the elements of heart gears and gyroscopic cube gears to make a mechanical Valentine. It is not just eye candy, the heart will rotate and deform when you spin the stick. Certainly, it can get back into shape, only if you go through 12 cycles at about 3 rotations a cycle. Compared to the process of printing, assembly is quite complicated and time-consuming. For more detailed instruction, check the description from the creator. Let's watch a video to see how it work.

10. Roses & Vase

Roses & Vase
(Image source: Thingiverse, PRIma)

This elegant table decoration is rather easy than the last project, remixed from the work of rose. As to printing settings, it needs 0.15mm layer and rafts and no support required. In addtion, printing it in multi-color combination will be better. So hurry up and turn on your printer. By the way, is your PLA still enough? Check out Anycubic filaments such as ordinary PLA with a variety of color options, Silk PLA with a shiny sheen as well as Matte PLA with a classic look.