8 Best 3D Printed Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for 2022


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8 Best 3D Printed Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for 2022

8 Best 3D Printed Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for 2022

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February 14 is always the most romantic day of the year, but there’s a catch. Whether you’re newlyweds, have been together for years, or are sitting somewhere in the middle, choosing the right Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone can be a challenge without the help of inspiration.

Join us as we discover eight of the best 3D printed Valentine’s Days available for free on the internet today. Want to express your love without spending a fortune? This is how you do it.

The Magic of 3D Printing Valentine’s Day Gifts

For many people, Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal. It’s all about showing that you care. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to achieve this, the work and effort in your 3D printing project is enough to show that you care.

Of course, gifts like these also have the benefit of being fully customizable. You can add your name, initials, and even a photo of yourself to your Valentine’s Day 3D printing idea.

1. Valentine Heart Box

Valentine's Day 3D Printed Heart Box

Starting simple, this heart-shaped 3D printed box is a great choice for Valentine’s Day gift recipients who love a functional gift. With two compartments, this little box is perfect for candy and other treats, but can also be used for fancier gifts like jewelry. You can easily turn the box into something you like by customizing the letters on the box using Thingiverse’s built-in customizer.

This 3D printable box can be easily scaled using the slicer of your choice to turn it into a larger box in place of a chocolate box.

Make a video of the day

2. 3D printed flowers as Valentine’s Day gifts

3d printed valentine roses

What’s more romantic than a bouquet of colorful flowers? Of course, an enduring bouquet. When you’re looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift, this 3D printed rose and stem is an easy place to start, giving you the opportunity to make a whole bunch of roses in different colors, or even a single rose.

This would make a great display for a more important gift, such as a home-cooked meal. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be great on its own.

3. Torch Beacon of Love

3d printable valentine signal

This iLove U Signal for iPhone is a unique idea that provides a quick and easy way to wow your partner on Valentine’s Day. While it’s designed for the iPhone, this light signal can be used with other devices, and when light passes through, it casts a beautiful heart-shaped display on a flat surface. This project is one of the easiest to print on this list, giving you the opportunity to get started right away.

4. Lithograph Photo Cubes for Valentine’s Day

Stone powder lamp structure

We’ve been exposed to stone dust in the past, but the idea is a little different. Instead of stone paper hanging from a window, you can create a cute glowing stone paper photo cube for Valentine’s Day 3D printing. This Lithophane Light Structure is a good starting point to give you the main elements you need. You will need to create your own lithophanes for this project, although it should be easy using the guides included in the main project page.

You might consider looking for photos from different stages of your relationship for this idea, giving you an almost endless room for interesting ideas.

5. 3D printed pet gifts

valentine hug cat

Everyone loves their pets (sometimes even more than their significant other). Whether your partner has a dog, cat, lizard, or any other furry or scaly friend, you’ll find a gift for them. How else can you show that you love their pets as much as they do? This polygonal dog is a cute idea, but these cuddling cats are just as charming. When you’re looking for animal-related print on sites like Thingiverse, your options are practically endless.

6. Valentine’s Day Jewelry

Low Poly Heart Pendant

3D printed jewelry is another area we’ve come across in the past. Making your own jewelry is easy when you have access to a 3D printer, and there are tons of designs to choose from as you browse the web. A great Valentine’s Day 3D print, this heart ring offers an easy option that doesn’t require perfect size. Likewise, if you have a nice chain, this Low-Poly Heart pendant makes a very nice necklace.

7. 3D Printed Valentine’s Day Artwork

3d printable valentine frame

Being in love is something you should celebrate, reminding yourself of the special bond you share with your partner as much as possible. Decorating your home with Valentine’s Day art before the big day will make your partner feel extra special, and there are tons of 3D-printed Valentine’s Day decorations that are free to print online. This romantic love photo frame picture is a great place to start, and the built-in photo frame makes the design very sweet.

When you are looking for art like this, it is important to take your time. Everyone has different preferences, and it’s easy to create cheesy stuff if you don’t consider their favorite art.

8. Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards

3d printable valentine card

The idea of ​​3D printing Valentine’s Day cards might sound a little strange at first. This type of card has a much longer lifespan than paper cards, while also having unlimited potential for creative design. This 3D printed lover with bare conductive paint offers a cute and creative way to show your loved ones that you care about them. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg, and you can be as creative as you want.

This is one of the few ideas on this list that can really benefit from your own 3D design work. Creating your own 3D printed Valentine’s Day card will be the best way to make it unique, even if you have to learn some skills along the way.

Enjoy 3D printed Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about expressing your love and thanking the people in your life. Many people choose to celebrate this special day by sharing gifts, and what better way than to share something that you had to spend dozens of hours printing?

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About the author

Samuel L. Garbett (26 published articles)

Samuel is a UK based tech writer with a passion for all things DIY. Samuel has a career in web development and 3D printing, and has been a writer for many years, providing a unique insight into the world of technology. He mainly focuses on DIY tech projects and just likes to share fun and exciting ideas that you can try at home. Outside of work, Samuel usually rides his bike, plays PC video games, or desperately tries to communicate with his pet crab.

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