Cryptocurrency Christmas Gift Ideas: 2018 Bitcoin-based Holiday Shopping List
As we all know, the holiday season is upon us and despite the altcoin sector taking a severe financial beating right now, many analysts believe that this might be the perfect time to spread some ‘Bitcoin holiday cheer’ (since most crypto coins are so cheap right now).
Also, with the market being so financially accessible to the common man at the moment, this could be the perfect time to give bitcoiners and fellow HODlers in your life some crypto-related gifts. So without much further ado, let's start with out list:
There’s absolutely no doubt that one of the best gifts you can give to someone this holiday season is Bitcoin itself.
To make things even more special, you can consider giving the BTC to your friend on an Opendime stick. For those not aware, Opendime is a unique single-use, disposable bitcoin hardware wallet that works like a regular gift card (since it comes pre-loaded with a certain amount of BTC).
Opendime is extremely secure due to the fact that the private keys which are generated within the wallet are never displayed to anybody (not even the individual who is responsible for putting money into the wallet).The recipient of the small stick can spend all of the funds up until the seal on the wallet is broken or the assets are moved out of the stick.
In terms of its pricing, a pack of Opendime wallets is available for a very reasonable sum of $40 .
A hardware wallet is an essential item for any crypto enthusiast who has invested a decent sum of money into this burgeoning market. Today, there are a number of affordable options to choose from depending upon one’s needs and requirements. For example, Trezor and Ledger are quite popular today since they have been designed to support a wide array of altcoin offerings.
From a pricing standpoint, we can see that Ledger Blue and Ledger Nano S are available for $200 and $70, respectively. However, for a limited period of time this December, Ledger is offering its higher-end Trezor One and Trezor Model T wallets to customers for a highly discounted rates ( $94 and $204 respectively).
3. Crypto Related Books:
Many experts have time and again suggested that one of the biggest issues to plague the cryptocurrency sector is a sheer lack of knowledge on behalf of the investors. Thus, for this very purpose, you can look to gift you close friends and family with any of Andreas Antonopoulos’ blockchain related book titles. Andreas is a Bitcoin proponent and analyst who has written many informative texts that are perfect for novice as well as long term crypto enthusiasts.
Antonopoulos’ book ‘Mastering Bitcoin’ is available digitally for $16 (or $22 for the paperback edition). Similarly, his other book ‘Internet of Money, Vol. 1 & 2’ is available for a very affordable sum of $6 (digital copy).
However, if Andreas’ work seems too technical for your liking, you can also look at Saifedean Ammous’ “The Bitcoin Standard” that was released earlier in 2018.
4. Lightning Node:
Another great gifting option this holiday season could a node on the recently released Casa Lightning Node Network. In its core essence, the aforementioned technology brings together a high-degree of UI-friendliness along with a set of bolstered security protocols (such as multisignature private key management).
Also worth mentioning is that the Casa Lightning Node comes pre-synced with the Bitcoin blockchain and hence does not need the owner to possess any coding skills (in order to setup the system).
From a pricing standpoint, we can see that a single node is available for a meagre sum of $300 on Casa’s website.
5. Crypto Kaiju:
While CryptoKitties continue to enthrall bitcoin enthusiasts all over the globe, a toy company named CryptoKaiju has recently devised new physical alternatives that illustrate and bring the cuteness of CryptoKitties to life. The firm provides its customers with a line of vinyl, crypto-themed toys, all of whom come with their own ERC-721, non-fungible token.
Products are varied in terms of their pricing. There are collectibles available for as low $55 all the way up to $200.
The basics never fail. If you can’t think of a single half-decent gift to present to your crypto-oriented friends, you can always stick to the basics and give them some bitcoin-related garb (t-shirts, hoodies, sweaters) or some other small items such as wristbands, trinkets etc.
So go on out there and spread some Christmas cheer!!! Happy holidays everyone.