The Best 3D Printed Gift Ideas for Any Occasion – Using SUNLU Resin and Filament

The Best 3D Printed Gift Ideas for Any Occasion – Using SUNLU Resin and Filament

Are you looking for a unique gift that you can't find anywhere else? 3D printing has got you covered. It has revolutionized the way we create and share gifts. Whether you're a seasoned 3D printing enthusiast or just starting, SUNLU can help you turn your creative ideas into stunning, personalized gifts.

In this blog, we've partnered with 3D printing expert Paul Pape, also a designer who has specialized in the design and fabrication of custom collectibles for over 20 years. His work has been featured in The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, movies, Disney, and on the stage. He showed us some incredible 3D-printed gift ideas that you can create by using SUNLU’s resin and filament. From personalized home decor to practical accessories, we've got many inspirations waiting for you. These gifts are highly customized and perfect for whoever your recipient is on many occasions. Clik here to get 3D model files mentioned in this article. Let’s get started.


  1. Articulated Ice Dragon

This little buddy isn't your average dragon; the way it wiggles and moves on your hand or shoulder is just satisfying. You won't be able to resist playing with it, because its body parts are as mobile as a dance floor full of disco-loving dragons. It certainly will bring joy to your day!

Whether you're young or young at heart, this dragon is the perfect gift for anyone who can't resist a little fidgety fun in their life, especially kids.

Recommended material: SUNLU blue PLA+ filament or silk tri-color

Estimated printing time: 4 hours

Printing notes: Printed in one piece without supports, it can be scaled up or down.  


Articulated Dragon

Articulated Dragon


  1. Night Owl Wall Light

Introducing our innovative 3D-printed night owl wall light, thoughtfully crafted to illuminate your space with a touch of elegance. Whether it's your living room, bedroom, or any other room, this light is the perfect addition to enhance your ambiance and create a unique, artistic atmosphere. Just put an LED light inside and it will glow. Versatile and stylish, it effortlessly brings a touch of allure to every corner.

Recommended material: SUNLU silver PLA filament, one LED light

Estimated printing time: 4 hours

Printing notes: Need to add some support


Night Owl Wall Light

 Night Owl Wall Light

  1. Reindeer

During our favorite time of the year, it's the perfect moment to give our beloved family and friends a special 3D-printed Christmas gift, adding a sprinkle of holiday magic to the festivities. Not only is it an ideal Christmas present for holiday enthusiasts (whether it's a Reindeer light or Christmas ornament), but you can also use it as a home decoration. Whether you want to infuse your living spaces with a touch of reindeer charm and joy by printing a substantial centerpiece or crafting a smaller pendant, the possibilities are endless.

Recommended material: SUNLU red PLA+ filament

Estimated time: 1.5 hours

Printing notes: Need some support; suggest to smooth model with a torch

Christmas reindeer


  1. Egg Shape Ring Box

Are you preparing something special for your loved ones? Want to make this memorable moment even more extraordinary? You should consider getting this adorable egg-shaped ring box. It's ideal for storing a ring or small earrings. Whether you're planning to propose to your beloved with a ring, looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift, or simply need an elegant box for delicate jewelry, this versatile box is the perfect choice. The market is filled with cool and creative ring boxes that cater to various wedding themes and styles, but this special ring box is sure to bring extra luck to any occasion and capture the receiver's heart.

Recommended material: SUNLU white PLA and green PLA

Estimated printing time: 3 hours to print an egg, 1.5 hours to print Dino

Printing notes: Printed in one piece without supports, it can be scaled up or down.  

 ring box

  Dino In Egg Shape Ring Box

  1. Vintage Box

Why not consider 3D printing something practical that can be used every day? A 3D-printed box can serve as excellent storage, double as a puzzle, or make for a thoughtful gift. It's the perfect idea for a gift that suits everyone. You can adjust the size to accommodate various items, whether it's a wine container, a jewelry box, a music box or a versatile storage solution, all crafted with your own creative touch.

Recommended material: SUNLU black ABS-like resin

Estimated printing time: 3 hours

Printing notes: here are the suggested resin prints settings

slice setting

SUNLU’s resin and filament, combined with Paul's expertise, offer endless possibilities for creating remarkable 3D printed gifts. Whether you're looking to make a personalized phone case, elegant jewelry, or intricate home decor, your imagination is the only limit. These gifts demonstrate thoughtfulness and creativity, making them ideal for special occasions and celebrations. Join us on this 3D printing journey with SUNLU and Paul, and surprise your loved ones with unique, custom presents they'll cherish for years to come.

Here is the video tutorial on YouTube:

Click here to download all 3D model files.

Paul Pape, nickname "Santa Claus for Nerds", works in a variety of mediums, from traditional hand sculpting to 3D design and printing. Paul enjoys creating items that are truly personal to every individual. While working, he also streams his process and uses various platforms to educate others on how he does it. Find Paul on his website, Instagram and YouTube.



  • Articulated Dragon model was designed by P1lotz.
  • Night owl wall light and reindeer are creative common designs.
  • Egg shape ring box and jewelry box designed and made by Paul Pape.
  • All 3D models mentioned in the article can only used for personal purpose.
  • Suggested filament prints settings in the case of Bambu Lab 3D pinter.