Winter holidays are coming. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a Christmas or New Year’s person, the warm and cosy atmosphere of this time is inescapable. If you’re like us at Freewallet, chances are you’re pretty psyched about the holidays getting started, sitting with some crypto on hand, thinking hard about presents. Luckily for you, we’ve prepared a guide for crypto Christmas shopping and found stores which accept Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment.
Finding the best gift in a huge online store
When you have no idea about a present, you go to the mall. Because the more options you have, the better. But it is more convenient to do this online from your laptop. If you don’t have a concrete idea for a present, Overstock.com is your best bet. It is an online marketplace with thousands of goods: from furniture and clothes to electronics and pet supplies. You can spend hours choosing the best gifts for your family and friends on Overstock, and they deliver all over the world. Most importantly, Overstock accepts all major coins, like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Dash and Litecoin.
Letting them choose a gift for themselves
If you don’t know what your nearest and dearest want for Xmas or New Year’s - the easiest thing to do is to let them decide for themselves. Gift cards by Gyft and eGifter are great options. They feature more than 200 brands each and have a wide range of offers for all tastes including clothes and accessories, sports equipment, electronics, health and beauty products, etc. You can send the gift card to the recipient via email with warm wishes and a postcard. These cards can be used in online and offline stores. Please note that these services only accept Bitcoin and only operate on the US territory.
Going around the world
The perfect gift should bring good emotions and when it comes to that, nothing beats traveling. Immersing oneself into a new culture, trying local cuisine, and discovering new places. New experiences and unforgettable impressions make the most memorable gift. CheapAir will get you the cheapest tickets worldwide and accommodation to go with them. It also lets customers know which flights have extra fees and amenities. CheapAir accepts BTC, LTC and DASH for flight and hotel bookings.
Looking for a high-tech present
If the person you would like to please is more into a computer and IT stuff, we have some good news for you. The gadget retail giant Newegg accepts Bitcoin as payment. If you are looking for computer systems, components and/or peripherals, Newegg is the place for you. This company offers international shipping to more than 50 countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Note that Newegg does not accept Bitcoin for these purchases:
- Marketplace goods
- Premier memberships
- Newegg Gift Cards (digital)
- Will Call orders
- Subscription orders
- Return shipping labels
Making the world a better place
The winter holidays is definitely a time for giving and receiving, but it also a time for doing something good. Charity is a great way to make somebody’s wishes come true and to make the world a better place. There are many non-profit organisations accepting cryptocurrency donations which help people in different spheres of life. Here’s a list of organisations to which you can easily donate with Freewallet:
- The Water Project - the organisation provides sustainable water projects to communities of sub-Saharan Africa, suffering from the lack of clean water.
- Tunapanda - they train young people to run businesses which solve local problems of individual regions.
- Internet Archive - this non-profit organisation gathers millions of books, articles, films, etc. on the web and offers access to this knowledge for everyone free of charge.
- United Way - they solve health, education and financial stability issues. The organization works all over the world and strives to provide growth and sustainability to communities worldwide.
Don’t have time? Come up with a smart present fast
Ok, what if you are in a hurry and don’t have time? Well, cryptocurrency itself can make a great gift. It is a smart present for people who are into modern technology and trends. What? You don’t have any coins to send? You can easily buy them with your credit-card on Freewallet. Today crypto is more affordable than ever and there are plenty of coins for any budget. Freewallet lets you buy the most popular currencies: BTC, LTC and ETH. Follow these steps to give someone a smart and unforgettable gift:
- Create a wallet in the Web version of Multi-currency wallet.
- Press the “Buy” button on the dashboard and choose the currency and amount you want to purchase.
- Go to the “Send” section and transfer a few coins to the email address of your recipient.
- Give a warm hug to the lucky cryptocurrency owner.
We will create a wallet automatically and notify that person via email. The transaction between wallets will be absolutely free of charge.
The Freewallet team wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May your 2019 be filled with happiness and joy. We are looking forward to working with you in the years to come.