Valentine's gifts can be so repetitive and boring: flowers, candy, handcuffs, yawn! Spice up your gift options with these awesome 3D printed goodies!
I'm no cookiemancer, but making (or receiving) Valentine's heart candy shaped cookies with a cute message on them is a win! Licketycut offers these neat 3D printed cookie cutters with a variety of messages (naughty and nice) for $5 each. If hearts aren't your thing, they also have geek and gamer themed cookie cutters as well:
My significant other may be getting a dozen cookies forged using this amazeballs cookie cutter for Valentine's day... and every other holiday this year:
*wrings her hands and laughs maniacally*
Who doesn't need more desk toys? Currently, Shapeways is like the Cafe Press of the 3D printing world - anyone can upload their designs and sell them on this site, so there is a plethora of awesomeness to choose from (not just desk toys either). Just be sure the item you pick is actually for sale. Percy the pudgy unicorn, sadly, is not. :(
Hey, who doesn't like jewelry? (Ok, put your hands down.) Dyo, an MIT startup, currently offers customizable 3D printed pendants and rings in a variety of materials (from metals to resins), starting off as low as $15. My current fav is the customizable Verse ring that allows up to 14 characters. There is a really neat preview option that renders an interactive and draggable 3d version of what the finished ring will look like:
I love the idea of creating a ring with a gamertag as a gift, although I must admit I am mustering every bit of self control to NOT create a ring with the text "Butt Stallion" on it.