Treat your loved one to something they won’t be able to find anywhere else. 3D printed gifts and trinkets are an easy and affordable way to give something that’s truly unique. You can personalize your prints using the free Customizer feature on Thingiverse, giving your gift a tailored touch that your sweetheart can readily recognize and appreciate. For more functional designs, you can even insert photos, trinkets, candy, and more into your prints. Read on for a few cost effective, intimate do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day gift ideas from MakerBot. A Personalized Heart Box: There’s a zillion heart box prints on Thingiverse. You can choose one and easily add text or initials using TinkerCAD or the Customizer on Thingiverse. Type in your sweetheart’s name, a special message that only you two will understand, or just a simple “I Love You,” to make your most sincere impression. Check out our video to see how initials can be added using TinkerCAD software. Follow these instructions to make your own! Flowers That Stay Alive: Venture outside of the norm by giving flowers that will always stay in bloom. These 3D printed gestures offer a modernized spin on your loved one’s favorites. Our True Red PLA filament would be perfect for creating a design for the red roses that are traditionally associated with love and romance. We also have a great design for Super Flowers (also known as “drooloop flowers”), where each petal is created by thin lines of filament that cool to form delicate loops and spirals. Trinkets and Gifts: With all of the possibilities for 3D printed innovation, it’s super easy to get creative when it comes to making little gifts for your loved one. Thingiverse is packed with awesome Valentine’s Day themed gestures, like heart shaped cookie cutters for mom, an infinity heart pendant or a super cool flashlight signal for your loved one, a jewelry tree holder for your daughter, and more. You can check out artistic gifts that are fun and interactive, like the hand-cranked geared heart. There are also practical gifts that you can use over and over, like this heart shaped box. If you’d like to create something that an entire classroom could enjoy, try printing a few Valentine’s Day tokens, or perhaps some heart rings. If you can’t decide, there are more simple items you can print that are just there to help you celebrate the day. You can also use the Customizer on many of these items for more endearing flair. As the world’s largest 3D printing community, Thingiverse encourages everyone to create and modify items, no matter your technical expertise. With tons of instruction and support from other innovators, you’ll be able to create something that’s as inspiring as it is charming. Transform this holiday into a truly special memory for you and your loved one by starting your print today!