With the holiday season coming up, many may wonder whether it is best to buy Bitcoin or Bitcoin-related gifts for that friend or family member that is obsessed with cryptocurrencies. After all, with crypto being fully digital, it’s kinda hard to find gifts you can place under the Christmas tree.
We have been there too – most of us. I still remember trying to explain to my mom what a hardware wallet is when she asked me what I want for my birthday. But don’t worry, you won’t have to do hours of research to find out. In this post, we are going to give you many interesting gift ideas that will make every cryptocurrency enthusiast happier than ever!
The Coinmine One is a cryptocurrency mining rig that is small in size and slick in design – perfect for non-technical people that want to mine Bitcoin. What makes this gift great is that it makes mining so much easier than people have made it to be. Simply plug it in and let it do its job while you control it from an equally easy-to-use mobile app that can be downloaded by any smartphone.
The Trezor One is one of the most popular cryptocurrency hardware wallets and comes at a modest price. Being one of the essentials of every crypto investor, this gift is the safest option, especially for beginners. Not only does it keep your coins safe, but it also makes it much easier to track and use your cryptocurrency without having to use online wallets, which are risky.
The Trezor One supports more than 1000 cryptocurrencies and even has a built-in exchange functionality, which makes it much easier and faster to trade crypto without storing your coins on exchange wallets.
Pomp newsletter Subscription
The Substack newsletter of Anthony Pompliano is probably one of the best gifts you could give to cryptocurrency enthusiasts that have been in the markets for a while. The premium newsletter is sent to investors daily, outlining important developments in the industry, and offering useful insights that could lead to increased profits. The newsletter is priced at $10 per month or $100 per year.
A more thoughtful gift for cryptocurrency enthusiasts could be that of virtual land. More specifically, there are several projects that are innovating in digital real estate, offering the ability to buy and even rent out land on virtual reality servers. Decentraland is the oldest example, and has been around since the previous bull market. In recent time, Binance has also shown support for a similar project called Sandbox, where there are even more functionalities, including virtual collectibles and the ability to build games on the pieces of virtual land.
Even more “hyped” than tokenized land is the concept of tokenized art, also known as NFT. Digital art is exactly what it sounds like – a digital representation of an original piece of art tied to a specific Ethereum wallet. NFTs are currently being sold on websites like Rarible, OpenSea, and Nonfungible.com. If you decide to invest in digital art, make sure you choose an art piece that is tailored to the person you give it to. If you invest in any type of art, there is a high chance that the person you give it to will sell it shortly after.
Another interesting gift idea which is more suitable for beginners is that of a physical Bitcoin. More specifically, companies like Denarium are creating stainless steel coins with the symbol of Bitcoin which acts similarly to paper wallets. In other words, it is a wallet for actual Bitcoin, just with a physical shape and a nice design. This gift is perfect for investors that are not actively trading their coins and don’t have a high level of technical know-how.
Bitcoin clothes and accessories
There are many companies online (and even brick and mortar retailers) that are selling different clothes and accessories with a Bitcoin theme. Ecommerce stores like HodlMoon have a large variety of sweaters, and may consider adding even more merch in the future. Some stores even allow you to pay for the merch by using Bitcoin! This gift is also great for birthdays or other types of celebrations, knowing that you can’t go wrong with it!
Premium Trading Tools
Offering a paid trading membership to people that may need this can be a great gift idea. Popular platforms like TradingView help new investors make better trading decisions by using a large number of signals to help along the way. And if you wish to give something more tangible instead, consider buying a hardcover book on cryptocurrency trading basics by Binance. The book is currently at its final stages of production by the Binance Academy team but you should be able to buy it right before the holiday season begins.
A blockchain-related degree
With blockchain technology becoming more and more popular and high in demand, many universities have started offering studies specifically aimed for people with a keen interest in cryptocurrency. This can be anything from blockchain development to research and theory classes, all of which are aimed to improve your knowledge of the crypto space. While this type of gift can be more costly and requires a lot more research, it can be a great starting point in the career of a family member or dear friend.
The ideas shown above are certainly not the only ones out there. As the cryptocurrency space becomes more popular, so will the available gift options. To summarize, let us briefly mention the best gift idea depending on the experience level of your loved one:
- Total beginners – Physical Bitcoin wallet, Bitcoin merch, Hardware wallet
- Intermediate – Pomp newsletter subscription, Coinone, Tokenized art or land
- Experienced – Premium trading tools, a blockchain-related degree
We hope this article gives you some interesting ideas moving forward. Keep in mind that, just like every gift occasion, it is best to give presents that are meaningful and personalized, not simply popular.