Christmas will soon be upon us and it is not too late to buy those perfect last-minute Christmas gifts for your loved ones. But if they are more of a DIY-person at heart, what could you possibly buy them?
Worse still what if they live and breathe 3D printing? Don't despair, the following list might just help you find the perfect Christmas present for that 3D printing enthusiast or crafter in your life.
What are some great creative gifts for Christmas?
So without further ado, here are some great gift ideas for Christmas for the more creative of amongst your friends and family. Trust us when we say this list is far from exhaustive.
1. Give the gift of handheld 3D printing with the 3Dsimo Basic
The 3DSimo Basic is the perfect gift to introduce your little ones to the wonderful world of 3D printing. Designed for anyone over the age of 8, this great little creative Christmas gift will allow children to safely and easily create their own 3D objects in no time.
It is powered by a removable battery that has enough juice to power the device for up to 3 hours of constant use. When the battery is exhausted you can simply plug in the USB power cable, wait about an hour, and carry on with your project.
It is certified for children 8+ plus and uses food-safe, low-temperature PVC filament. It is completely safe and can even be used to 3D-draw directly onto the skin (if they like that sort of thing).
2. Treat them to this great rotary tool kit
Meet the Dremel 4300-5/40 High-Performance Rotary Tool Kit. This amazing piece of kit will add an extra string to your 3D printing lover in your life.
It comes with 5 attachments and over 40 accessories. With this kit, they can expand their DIY creative talents to include woodworking, engraving, grinding and much more.
They can also use some of the tool's accessories to refine and modify their 3D prints post-completion, should they need to of course.
3. Help them maintain their precious printer with some nozzle cleaners
It might not sound like the most glamorous of gifts, but your 3D printer lover will really appreciate this gift. This gift will also show them just how thoughtful you are.
These nozzle cleaners are also great value. For this low price, you get no less than 10, 0.4mm nozzle cleaners and an anti-static, non-magnetic, curved precision set of tweezers.
Each cleaning filament is made of flexible stainless steel that is simply ideal for getting to those hard to reach places on the printer. Help them keep their pride and joy in the best possible working order with this great gift.
4. For adults, why not consider this great handheld 3D printing tool?
Another offering from 3DSimo, their Multipro tool is an absolutely fantastic gift idea for Christmas. It is simply perfect for the more experienced crafter in your life and would be appropriate for professional crafters too.
This 4 in 1 package offers all the accessories they'll need to 3D draw, solder, burn and foam cut their ambitions. What's more, this tool has additional attachments in the pipeline for 2020.
With their tool in hand, they will able to add to their repertoire with the Sawzall, drill and screwdriver attachments (coming soon).
Each individual attachment is automatically recognized and ready. Also, 3Dsimo. Multipro is easy to keep up to date via the 3DSimo app, so you are able to use new filaments and functions that will come in the future.
5. Let them add some final touches to their 3D printed masterpieces
No production process, even 3D printing, is absolutely perfect. From time to time some final adjustments will need to be made to make the final product just right.
With that in mind, you might want to treat the 3D-printer lover in your life with this 3D Printer Tool Kit. It comes with 25 handy tools that are simply a must for any 3D printing enthusiast or professional.
This gift is simply a must for anyone with a 3D Printer or is thinking of buying one. These are the tools you need to make your prints look like those on the 3D printer box.
6. Give the gift of knowledge for Christmas
They may already have extensive experience in 3D model design, but they will certainly appreciate this great online course. Whether they just tinker in 3D printing or are seasoned professionals in need of a recap, this course is a great Christmas gift idea.
The course covers all aspects of 3D modeling they are likely to need from the basics working their way up to designing their own Sci-Fi spaceship model. Once the fee is paid, they will have lifetime access to the content which can be completed in less than 6 hours.
It also comes with an official certificate on completion.
7. For seasoned professional crafters, this might just be the perfect Christmas gift
And last, but by no means least, this kit might be the best Christmas gift money can buy for seasoned 3D printers and crafters. The 3DSimo Kit 2 is a one-stop-shop for the hands-on.
It is the world's first-ever open-source handheld 3D workshop that offers everything a crafter would need to 3D draw, solder, burn and foam cut. 3DSimo's Kit 2 is an ideal tool for 3D printing enthusiasts, model makers, architects, and basically any other creatively oriented soul.
The kit offers an assembly kit with easy to understand manual with all the 3D models and instructions to print the plastic parts available for free on their dedicated GitHub page. They can even modify the designs to their own needs.
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