20 Extraordinary 3D-Printed Gifts

Matt Petronzio
20 Extraordinary 3D-Printed Gifts
1. Merry Bird Ornament

1. Merry Bird Ornament

Deck the halls with this intricate and classy holiday ornament. The Merry Bird and its hinged swing are produced within the cage -- a design only made possible through 3D printing. Price: $29

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Every time the holiday season comes around, the pressure is on to find the perfect gifts for friends and family. But now that 3D printing is affordable to the average consumer, rather than just major manufacturers, shopping for something unique may be easier than you think.

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The concept of 3D printing is simple to understand. A designer creates a 3D image on a computer and sends the design to a printer, where the object is created in layers. The possibilities of 3D printing are virtually endless, which is why there are plenty of gift options.

We've rounded up some of the best and most innovative gift ideas that you can purchase right now. From smartphone cases to guitars, you'll definitely find something worthy of your dollar.

Which 3D-printed gifts would you buy? Let us know in the comments.

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