Trying to figure out what gift to give your sweetie for Valentine’s Day 2016? If you’ve been spending too much time learning how to 3D Print then this is the perfect time to show her (or him) that 3D Printing is not the love of your life. But picking out the perfect 3D Print Valentines 2016 has not been easy for us. Lots of random useless heart 3D models to sift through and find you some of the best ideas and 3D printables and printed-for-you gifts.
Still unsure what makes a good Valentine’s gift for your sweetie? As a champion gift-giver, here are my tips for choosing the perfect gift for her or him:
- Don’t procrastinate – procrastinators buy generic gift cards, flowers or chocolates and don’t get rewarded!
- Give yourself time to search and try alternative places besides walking into a store or typing “Valentines gift ideas for her” into Google and seeing what they are pushing. Check out her Pinterest, her Amazon wish list, her liked or saved Facebook pages for ideas. Why liked or saved? Within these are companies, products and places she follows that you might not even know about. If she cares enough to get their push messages, she will likely be interested in gift from there as well.
- Make it personal. Show that you know her intimately. You know her favorite color, favorite team, favorite TV show, favorite musician… make it about her not what was convenient.
- Don’t worry about it being perfect, just special. You just need one thing that is personal or relevant to her or you both as a couple to make it unique.
- It really is the thought that counts, so actually think. You already know what she wants.
Bonus Tip from Tom: Throughout the year, whenever she mentions something she likes or wants, put it in your phone immediately! These are hints – take them when you can get them.
Below are my top picks for 3D Print Valentines 2016 – all available to download and 3D Print or order in time for February 14th. The selected designers and shops are:
3D Print Valentines 2016 – Featured Designers
- Ben Gotow
- Michael Mueller
- Sven Wiebus
- VooDoo Manufacturing
3D Print Valentines 2016 – Featured Shops
3D Print Valentines 2016 – Top WTFFF?! Picks
So what am I giving Tom this year? Not telling!