13 Reasons To Print A 3D Gift This Holiday

Get über-creative with your gifting this season by giving your friends and family what they really want. Check out #3DPrintMyGift to see awesome gift ideas brought to you by GE.

1. Because you can print intricate jewelry made with precious metals.


These intricate pendants can be printed in anything from bronze to raw silver.

2. Because now memes actually exist IRL.


Finally memes are real-world entities.

3. Because traveling is more fun from the comfort of your own home.

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With the advancements in 3D printing, you can now create scale models of your favorite architectural masterpieces and bring them home with you!

4. Because Steve taught you to believe that anything is possible.

Take the bust to the next level by printing a futuristic homage to Steve Jobs.

5. Because your affinity for DIY culture should be shared with your friends.

This Bicycle Bottle Fender Mount allows you to attach a pre-cut bottle to the back tire of your bike to prevent water and mud from splashing up and getting on your clothes!

6. Because you can finally bring iRobot to life.

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This InMoov robot was made with 3D-printed parts.

7. Because you can make your own personalized tree ornaments.

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Use programs like GrabCAD to design and print your own creations like this collection of holiday tree ornaments to gift to your friends.

8. Because you’re dating a burgeoning mathematician.

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fdecomite/CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: fdecomite


3D print this cardioidal variation derived from the Pedoe method to give the nerd in your life something special.

9. Because you can print your own customized camera lens.

3D print a camera lens for the special photographer in your life.

10. Because you finally know which came first.

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This egg holder may ask too many questions, but it sure is cute.

11. Because your friends keep losing their keys.

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These personalized key chains make it easy to remember which key goes to what. Now all you have to do is not lose them… can you manage?

12. Because you know miniatures are better than the real thing.

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These tiny little replicas of 3D-printed Windsor chairs are sure to win the heart of any miniature or dollhouse lover.

13. Because you can give your friends what they really want.

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Gavon Laessig/BuzzFeed


3D print a bust of yourself to give your friends a cool personalized piece of you. Check out the process here!

GE teamed up with celebrities and tech innovators to create awesome 3D gifts.

Explore GE’s gift prototypes here.

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