How 3D Printing Can Make This Holiday Season the Best One Yet

Whether you have been naughty or nice, the holidays are fast approaching. This is the time of year where people try their best to find out what their friends and family want all while getting meals together and decorating for the season. It is a lot to take on, but with 3D Printing, your holiday season can always be merry and bright. 3D Printers are not just for those looking to cash in from making the best 3D Printed CAD Model or take a company to the forefront of their industry. It can help average people have the holiday season they have always dreamed of. Here are some ways that you can incorporate it into your routine.

Custom Décor

Decorating for the holidays is fun, but can become mundane upon years of putting up the same decorations. Buying new ones is an idea, but you will soon come to realise that the same decorations are found in almost every store as well. The solution is not to head out to a specialty store and pay outrageous prices. Affordable 3D Scanners and Printers are available for a much lower price than you might have thought possible. Even if you are not an expert in design, you can find programs to assist you in making any customised decoration for your home. Your friends and neighbours will be amazed at the quality of the design as well as the intricate detail that the 3D Printers bring to the décor. Imagine your home with customised, beautifully designed pieces depicting your family rather than the stock images that are found in the standard stores. Ornaments, napkin holders, and even specialised kitchen service ware are all possibilities with the 3D Printing.


This ski ornament is a great use of the 3D Printer during the holiday season.

That Perfect Gift

Finding gifts for all those that you love can hard at the best of times, and if you are like most people, you have that one person within your gift list that seems to have everything they could want. Although we love these family members all the same, they can be quite difficult to buy presents for. The standard generic gift can be looked at as uncaring and during the holidays, you want everyone to feel cared for. 3D Printers give you the opportunity to truly customise their gift to their liking. Even though they may seem to have it all, there is always something that can be made to fit their taste. 3D Printers are available everywhere these days, so getting your hands on a 3D Printer of your own or finding a service that will custom make gifts for you is easier than ever before. The best part about a customised 3D Printed gift is that you will be assured to be the only person giving that item to them this season.


During the holidays, everywhere you look, there are ornaments. Ornaments get broken and have to be replaced, or a new member of the family needs an ornament to represent them. There are a number of reasons why people purchase new ornaments each year, but if you want to have a tree that truly stands out as a unique piece, 3D Printed ornaments are the answer. Unlike buying ornaments in even a custom shop that offer to put a name or a picture into the piece, 3D Printers give you the power to completely customise the ornament to your needs. Imagine having, not just an ornament to represent the family with characters, but an actual depiction of the family with individual features. 3D Printing can make it happen.


Target and Shapeways have teamed up to allow for custom 3D Printed ornaments.

Gift Boxes

Packing up all of the presents for your guests and family may be a chore, but it is a part of the décor around the holiday season. A tree with presents packed beneath it is a sure comfort during the season and everyone has to see what they get. The standard packaging involves boxes that can be crushed while traveling or just a simple miss step around the tree. 3D Printing technology give you the ability to make packaging that is more durable than the standard cardboard without adding to the weight of the package. This can be a huge advantage for those that may be traveling through airports during this busy season or sending packaging through the post. Your packages can be reinforced with the 3D Printing technology to keep them from damage no matter where they are headed during the holiday season.

Even if you are unable to afford the Best 3D Printer this year, there are a number of affordable Desktop 3D Printers on the market today that will make your holiday gift giving and decorating better than ever before. No longer will you be subjected to décor and gifts that are only available in the stores. Make them with improved 3D Printer Technology.

Special Guest Blogger Douglas Siclari of Siclari Studios

Leave a Reply