Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him and Her That You Can Buy with Crypto
Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure you’re already thinking about what gifts to get your loved ones. The internet is filled with great purchasing opportunities and retailers are constantly coming up with new and innovative ways to take payments. With awareness of cryptocurrencies constantly on the rise, you can now spend your crypto-assets at more stores than ever.
Here is a list of 10 gift ideas for him and her that can be purchased entirely using cryptocurrencies.
Gifts for Him
1) A Bicycle
Does your loved one enjoy a bike ride or staying active? If so, you can purchase them a bike from 8BallCyclery. The bespoke bicycle makers create stylish rides for everyday life and unlike a lot of other stores out there, none of their bikes are mass produced. Each one is built to order and can be customized from size, to paint, to individual parts. They’ve been accepting bitcoin payments since back in 2013.
2) Video Games
Gaming consoles, video games and DVD’s have long been a popular gift item and the second-hand goods chain, CeX, is one of the few stores in the UK that now accepts Bitcoin. You can purchase all your gaming needs at the popular retailer via crypto.
3) A New Watch
Every man needs a nice watch in their collection, so why not get your loved one the deluxe accessory from bitdials? This online luxury boutique has a vast collection of designer watches to choose from including Rolex, Cartier, Breguet and more, the online retailer even offers worldwide shipping.
4) A Laptop
A laptop is always an essential piece of equipment to have and a highly sought after gift. Dell, one of the largest names in computing now accept Bitcoin as a method of payment. This is the perfect gift for a working man or student and can be followed up with Microsoft additions as they also accept the new digital currencies.
Cufflinks are a staple piece in every man’s wardrobe. You can choose from a selection of cufflinks at Overstock.com, one of the first large online retailers to start accepting Bitcoin. They don’t just accept Bitcoin but they also accept a range of other major cryptocurrencies including Ethereum and Litecoin.
6) A Computer Programming Course
Looking for a gift that will leave your loved one with invaluable skills? The Makers Academy offers a 12-week course designed to teach the basics of computer programming. From one tech-lover to another, this is a great opportunity to begin one’s journey into the coding sector.
7) Running Sunglasses
This gift is great for a health fanatic who enjoys their regular runs. You can buy this gift online from Naked Runner, a brand that specialises in creating sports performance eyewear; they also offer a range of various prescription lenses.
8) Custom Cigars
This gift is perfect for the classic, sophisticated man. City Cigars is an online-only cigar shop that offers a range of different cigar options and collections perfect for any occasion. The online store has been accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment since 2015.
9) A Car
If you really want to splash the cash and impress a loved on this Christmas, you could buy them a brand new sports car. Smartway Cars claim to be the first UK motor trader to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment and since then an increasing number of car providers have jumped on board including some BMW dealerships.
10) A Gift Card
We all have that one person that is difficult to shop for but fortunately we have gift cards to solve such problems. Gyft is a digital gift card platform that allows you to easily buy, send and redeem gift cards from any device using Bitcoin. The company have a variety of options available including Starbucks, Amazon, Itunes and more.
Gifts for Her
1) A Pashmina
A simple yet elegant addition to a woman’s winter wardrobe. This gift can be found online at MyPashmina, an online store that offers a wide range of quality pashminas to choose from. They also sell 100% cashmere jumpers and gloves.
We’ve all heard the saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” and the statement carries some truth. Jens Hansen is an online jewellery store offering worldwide shipping and a stunning range of bracelets, necklaces and rings that can all be bought with Bitcoin.
3) A Holiday
If you’re looking to make a big gesture for the woman in your life then a vacation may be the answer. There is a heap of travel sites out there that accept payments in cryptocurrency due to its borderless nature. Destinia, CheapAir, BTCTrip to name a few and at one point even Expedia.
If you do decide to escape the local cold weather, a pair of stylish sunglasses could make a great follow up present. Tens is a UK based online retailer that offer sustainable and stylish sunglasses payable by Bitcoin, for those that live in the UK you can also experience free postage.
5) A Sushi Class
A unique experience and an opportunity to make new memories can sometimes make the best gifts. A company called Your Sushi offers sushi making classes around the country and enables payments to be made with Bitcoin. This gift could be a good laugh and an amazing bonding experience for you and your chosen companion.
6) A Designer Handbag
A great handbag is essential for any woman so it’s a good thing House of Carver (an online luxury boutique) offers crypto payment methods online. Their speciality is obtaining vintage, limited edition and rare Chanel bags that are difficult to find anywhere else.
7) New Pair of Shoes
A woman can never have too many shoes. Shuwish is an online store that sells an amazing range of shoes perfect for all types of women. They also offer handbags at more affordable prices than the above-mentioned option.
8) Handmade Leather Phone Case
This aesthetic gift is perfect for some of our more clumsy readers. Ryan London provides amazing handmade leather phone cases for almost any phone type, they also sell belts and purses which make a great matching addition.
9) A Hammock
A hammock is a great piece of furniture to spruce up the garden and encourage some much-needed relaxation. Hammock Heaven is a UK based online store that has been providing quality hammocks since 2004 and now accepts Bitcoin as a method of payment.
10) A Watch
A watch is a perfect gift to ensure your partners always on time. The previously mentioned e-retailer Overstock has a great watch selection that you can choose from alongside a mountain of other gift opportunities.
Use Plutus to Spend Your Crypto
Whilst this list of gift ideas proves that crypto is slowly being adopted as a valid payments method, crypto users are still restricted when it comes to spending their crypto for everyday purchases such as grocery shopping. Plutus was created to overcome the slow process of merchant adoption.
Plutus is an innovative and ground-breaking UK based project with the goal of delivering seamless payment options to crypto users. It functions by providing a reliable and secure platform for users to convert their cryptocurrency into fiat currency which can then be used for in-store payments.
The Plutus app is designed to reward users in crypto tokens called Pluton (PLU) for loading their debit card with crypto.
Making payments through Plutus can be achieved through ‘Plutus Tap & Pay’, a mobile app available on Android and iOS. The ‘Plutus Tap & Pay’ app enables users to securely deposit their crypto assets and instantly withdraw them as fiat to a bank account of their choice using the power of SEPA.
Plutus is releasing their latest Plutus Debit card in Q1 2019. Combined, the Plutus Debit card and the Plutus Tap & Pay app will allow users to spend their crypto in approximately 40 million stores worldwide (in-store and online).