Dave Gaylord, VP of Products at MatterHackers has curated the ultimate 3D printing gift guide.

"The best 3D printers and materials to add to your wishlist are those that will help you make the most of your 3D printing experience. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for the 3D printing enthusiast in your life or just want to treat yourself, these are my top 3D printers and materials you should add to your wishlist." - Dave Gaylord, VP of Products and Technology

Jump to Dave's top gift suggestions for: 

The Newbie

Are you eager to break into 3D printing, but aren't sure where to start? Fear not, the Pros at MatterHackers have selected these products to help guide you...and fuel your new addiction.

The LulzBot Mini 2

The LulzBot Mini 2 is a great option for beginners looking to get started with 3D printing. It's affordable, reliable, and easy to use, giving you a great first experience right out of the box.

MH Build Series

MH Build Series 3D Printing Filament is designed and priced for every maker. This affordable series comes in PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU, and even PVA support material - all priced so you don't break the bank.

Essentials Toolkit

If you're new to 3D printing, The MatterHackers Tool Kit carries all the essential tools every maker will need to succeed during every stage of 3D printing; preparation, printing, and post-processing.

The Enthusiast

Are you excited about cool, new tech or trending products in the 3D printing industry? Here are our top picks for you that have shaken up the 3D printing world recently.

Voron 3D Printer Kits

The Voron .1 and 2.4 3D printers are open-source, high-speed 3D printers that are intelligently designed and pack a punch with their astounding print quality.

MatterHackers Quantum Dual-Color PLA

If you love 3D printing, then you need to check out Matterhackers Quantum Dual-Color PLA Filament. This incredible filament allows you to print in two colors at the same time, making your prints even more beautiful and unique.

E3D RapidChange Revo

If you're looking to upgrade your printer check out the new Revo hotend from E3D. With its patented RapidChange technology, you can quickly and easily change between nozzles to accommodate any filament type, meaning you'll never have to worry about clogs or material changes again.


You've got 3D printing down, and you're looking to expand or upgrade your current workspace to increase production, iterate faster, and not think twice about deadlines. Here are the products that will help take your printing to the next level.

Ultimaker S5

The Ultimaker S5 is a great option if you are a professional looking for reliable, repeatable results. It's easy to get up and running quickly, allowing you to deliver quality parts and meet deadlines.

MatterHackers PRO Series

MatterHackers PRO Series 3D printer filament is manufactured to create the most accurate, consistent, and reliable 3D prints for your business or professional use.  When the performance of a 3D printed component is the ultimate goal, you need to know you’re printing with a material you can trust.

The PrintDry PRO

The PrintDry PRO is the perfect moisture control solution for filament storage. When using engineering-grade materials like NylonX or PRO Series Nylon, it's important to make sure they are dry so you get the best results. The PrintDry PRO is the perfect accessory for this. 

The Woodworker

Mix sawdust with cutting-edge tech and bring the magic of CNC into your workshop. Here are our top products to explore if woodworking is your jam.

Inventables X-Carve

If you're a woodworker who's looking to take your projects to the next level, the Inventables X-carve is the perfect tool for you. With its precision carving capabilities, the X-carve can help you create stunningly detailed pieces that are sure to impress.

Tough PLA

PRO Series Tough PLA is engineered for strength and durability while taking advantage of the reliability and ease-of-use that PLA is known for. Using a Tough PLA for custom jigs and fixtures for CNC and woodworking projects is an excellent option.

Amana Tool Premium Cutting Tools

Amana Tool specializes in quality solid carbide, insert carbide, and carbide-tipped cutting tools. These cutting tools are a great upgrade for any serious woodworker, and they work well with other materials like plastics, aluminum, and composites.  

The Inventor

Do you constantly have a lightbulb appearing over your head? Here are our top products for creatives, inventors, and small business owners who are ready to concept or produce their life-changing idea.


Snapmaker is the perfect tool for anyone who likes to tinker and build things from scratch. With its easy-to-use 3-in-1 design, you can quickly switch between 3D printing, CNC carving, and laser engraving to create just about anything you can imagine.


If you're looking for a wide variety of high-quality 3D printing materials, Polymaker is the company for you. With filaments suited for everything from delicate applications to rugged machine use, Polymaker has the perfect solution for your needs. And with the addition of the Polysher and Polysmooth filaments, you can now enjoy quick and easy post-processing with an easy-to-use alcohol vaporizer.

BuildTak Build Surfaces

BuildTak 3D printer bed surfaces make an excellent gift for the person that is constantly iterating. Easily swap surfaces with the Flexplate system so you can start making your next great invention or print quickly. 

The Educator

Molding minds? Bring the best tech to your students with these A+ recommendations from MatterHackers Education Ambassadors (real-life teachers)!

Sketch Large

The MakerBot Sketch Large is an excellent way for educators to get their students engaged in the design process. It is a simple, user-friendly 3D printer that can create high-quality prints. The Sketch Large is also very affordable, making it a great option for schools on a budget.

Build Series PLA Cases

MH Build 3D printing filaments are designed with price in mind; we have taken the best aspects of PLA filament - it is renewable, biodegradable, and adaptable - and created an affordable solution for every 3D maker. Save on purchasing cases of MH Build PLA!


From personal art projects to creative lessons in the classroom, the 3Doodler Create+ 3D Printing Pen will teach the basic concepts of 3D printing and let your ideas become reality!

The Tabletop Gamer

If you enjoy rolling dice and epic adventures, it's time to bring the ultimate customization tools to your weekly game night. Here are our top recs for high-detail game pieces that are sure to be a critical hit.

Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K LCD

The Phrozen Sonic Mighty 4K LCD Resin 3D Printer is a great choice for tabletop gamers who want to create high-quality miniatures and terrain. The printer produces precise and detailed prints, and the large build volume allows for prints of large miniatures and terrain pieces.

MH Build Series Resin

Produce stunning, detailed models and rapid prototypes with MH Build Resin's unique formula that provides dimensional stability during and after the SLA 3D printing process.

Zortrax Ultrasonic Cleaner

For anyone that's using resin 3D printers, having a post-processing machine for parts makes the experience a breeze. The Ultrasonic Cleaner is a device that uses high-frequency sound waves that takes the hassle out of cleaning parts. 

The Bargain Hunter

Are you all about finding the best deals? Look no further - we've got affordable machines, materials and accessories, all backed by our Lowest Price Guarantee.

FDM 3D Printers under $1000

Break into 3D printing or add to your growing collection with our most affordable selection of 3D printers. With reliable brands like LDO Motors, Phrozen and Creality, we promise you'll find something that's perfect for you or your gift recipient. 

MH Build Series Materials

MH Build Series 3D Printing Filament is designed and priced for every maker. This affordable series comes in PLA, ABS, PETG, TPU, and even PVA support material - all priced so you don't break the bank. Makers do not need to sacrifice good-looking prints in order to save a few bucks! Whether you are tinkering away in your garage on some personal projects or you need a quick prototype before going to production, MH Build Series is the perfect go-to filament.

MatterHackers CleanTip™ Nozzles

MatterHackers CleanTip™ Nozzles are coated with ultra-low friction Tungsten Disulfide for fewer jams, easier cleaning, and printing with metal powder and carbon fiber filaments. Manufactured in the USA.