December 13, 2022

Build & Create: 5 Best Christmas Gifts for Your Family & Friends

Wooden 3D puzzles and model-building kits are great Christmas gifts for the holidays. Not only do they provide a challenging activity for brain training and amusement, but they result in beautiful scale models and ornaments with long-term appeal. Here are five of the best options for the holidays.


1) Rolife DIY Music Box Christmas Town

One way to help get friends and family into the festive spirit via a 3D model building kit is to gift one with a Christmas theme. There are different ways to do this, with some going all-out with the seasonal imagery and decorations, and others going for functional features like music or other sounds.

With this Christmas Town Music Box, you get the best of both worlds. The design doesn’t hold back with all the presents, trees, and snow around Santa’s house. There is even a reindeer carrying a package. This continues around the inset panels on the side too. Once complete, this ornament plays Christmas tunes to delight the family through the holidays.


2) Rolife Cathy’s Flower House DIY Miniature Dollhouse

 Miniature dollhouse DIY building kits are a great way for creative types of all ages to build something with a big challenge, but also a lot of heart. These kits always ensure that builders have all the pieces they need to create detailed replicas of interesting scenes, with careful consideration for the interior design, storytelling, and all the exterior components.

This model is especially visually appealing with all the plants and tools inside the glasshouse-style structure. It is a charming set that will appeal to older builders with a love of gardening, as well as those looking to expand their collection. Extra touches like the creepy vines and porch area help make this even more satisfying to complete.

3) ROKR Tilt-A-Whirl DIY Music Box 3D Puzzle

The first music box on this list was definitely one for the whole family with a more childlike design. This one takes the old-fashioned charm of music boxes and seasonal fun and adds a more grown-up feel. This is clear from the start with the more muted tones of the painted wood. This leads to a more subtle and pretty fairground ride you might see beside the Seine, rather than at Disneyland. There are also lots of detailed features to make this one a bit more challenging.

You need some patience here to get this all in place because this is a moving music box. The power system turns the adorable teacups and spins the ride around with an authentic motion. All the while, dreamy music plays from within.

4) Rolife Sakura Densya Book Nook

The recent trend for DIY book nook shelf inserts is one that many parents can take advantage of during the holiday season. If you have a child that looks to read, a kit like this could be just what they need to elevate the theme of their reading area and add some color and light to a bookshelf. These nooks slot between books with ease and transform viewers into a stunning miniature world.

This top-selling design takes us to the streets and railways of Tokyo. There is an impressive sense of depth thanks to the placement of the train car and the perspective of the different buildings. The LED light and complementary blossom add to the charm and sense of peace.

5) ROKR The Luminous Globe 3D Wooden Model

 Finally, if you want a wooden 3D puzzle with a difference, a globe could be the answer. There are two key demographics to consider here. Naturally, a well-designed model of a globe will appeal to anyone with an interest in geography. Then there are those puzzle solvers that want a bigger 3D challenge to get to grips with over the season.


This model is certainly challenging, but also highly rewarding. This is because of the care given to the design of the map, measurements, and the cog-design across the structure. Furthermore, there is the light-up feature to enhance its appeal as an ornament in a living area and a magnifier to really examine those locations.

There Are 3D Model Christmas Gits For The Whole Family This Season

So, whether you know your teenager would love a DIY miniature house or book nook, or know that parent or partner would adore building a 3D music box or globe, there is plenty of choice. Of course, there is nothing to stop you from gifting one to yourself.

Thanks for reading xxx


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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

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