Christmas is a time to share with our loved ones and exchange presents as a sign of affection, continuing the tradition of Santa Claus and gifts.
Today we’ll talk about the perfect gift for the crypto enthusiast, which we can buy using our own digital assets, since the Bitcoin implementation makes it easier to pay with virtual coins.
Here are some products related to the bitcoiner community that you can buy with digital currencies.
Bitcoin-patterned shirts: For quite some years it’s become popular to print shirts with certain phrases or images. Many shops specialize in this kind of products, like BitcoinTShirtStore, which accepts payments with Bitcoin (BTC).
Books: Some people say knowledge is the best gift, and there are several books about Bitcoin.
Watches: A classy gift with the logo of Bitcoin, Ethereum or other crypto-assets. This article was developed by Chronoswiss, which just created 101 exclusive watches.
Hardware keychain: A sought-after gift among bitcoiners is a cold keychain or cold wallet. Trezor is among the most desired ones. The device allows you to store crypto-assets in a safer way, keeping them offline and safe from cyberattacks.
Bitcoin perfume: This is a pretty unusual fragrance developed a few months ago for an Asian buyer. Although the company chose not to market this product, it did provide the recipe: sandalwood essence, orange blossom and musk.
Jewelry: Another classy option. There are several shops and companies offering products with the logo of Bitcoin, Ehtereum and other cryptocurrencies.
Wine: Lelièvre Wines was the first French winemaker accepting payments in BTC, so a bottle from their vineyards could be the perfect gift for the Christmas dinner.
Musical instruments: This is a gift suitable for any ages. An English company called Tree Of Life Guitars offers several instruments from 135 euros and above. And they accept Bitcoin among several other payment methods.
Chocolates: An American company rescued the popular chocolate coins that joined the market several years ago, but they come printed with the Bitcoin logo.
But this next few options give you a lot more freedom for your next gift: Gift Cards
If you can’t decide what to give away on Christmas, you can always use your Bitcoins to buy gift cards, providing your loved ones with the chance of choosing their own presents from several online shops.
Bitrefill: Is one of several services that allow users to buy Amazon gift cards with BTC.
Copay: In august 2016, the Copay crypto-asset keychain enabled their platform to allow the purchase of Amazon gift cards with Bitcoin.
Coinbase: This company announced last July that it would allow users in Spain, and other regions, to buy gift cards for stores such as Nike, Tesco, Uber, Google Play, Ticketmaster and Zalando.
Paxful: It’s a platform that allows buying and selling Bitcoins. Through it, users can also access to gift cards for their loved ones.
CardCash: Since 2015, it allows using BTC to buy gift cards for Zara, eBay, Wendy’s, Walmart, Victoria’s Secret, Tiffany, Taco Bell, Play Station, Google Play, Discovery Channel, among others.
Gyft: This service offers gift cards for over 200 online stores, including Sears, Starbucks, Sephora and GameStop.
InstaGift: It’s available to buy gift cards for American registered stores: These gift card users can buy from fine cuisine to Mexican tacos or pizza.
Giftoff: This service operates in countries such as Spain and allows Bitcoin payments to buy gift cards for over 140 online stores, including Google Play, Spotify, iTunes, Starbucks, Uber, Amazon and Argos.
Fold: This service offers gift cards for restaurants such as Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.
EGifter: Is another service to buy gift cards with BTC. However, this platform is restricted in some countries, like Venezuela.
By Ana María Morales