Christmas Shopping with Cryptocurrency

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I’m not going to speculate on if or when cryptocurrencies will replace cold hard cash, but there certainly has been an increase in the number of retailers accepting the digital coins in addition to traditional fiat. This Christmas, you could purchase gifts for everyone on your list with the crypto in your bag.

CRYPTO GEAR:

Spread good cheer among your fellow crypto-enthusiasts with cool gear, paid for in cryptocurrency. Check out Cryptoshirt.com – they don’t just sell t-shirts. They offer everything from hats, hoodies and baby clothes to towels, coffee mugs and mouse pads. The accept Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LCT), and Ethereum (ETC).

I would be doing a disservice to my readers and mother Earth if I didn’t mention @WanderingWare and his XRP Tree Project here. He has teamed up with One Tree Planted –  they’re on a mission to plant trees to offset carbon emissions produced by Ripple technology. For every T-shirt you purchase from WanderingWare.com (and yes, you can purchase them with XRP), he transfers money to One Tree Planted who will plant trees on your behalf. Use your #XRPforGood !

ELECTRONICS:

A favorite online shop for techies, Newegg.com, accepts BTC as payment. Check out their step-by-step instructions here.

FURNITURE & HOME DECOR:

Overstock.com has partnered with Coinbase to allow BTC as a form of payment.

GIFT CARDS:

We all have those friends and family members whom we haven’t the slightest idea what to get. Gift cards are ALWAYS appreciated! You can use your bitcoin to buy gift cards from Gyft.com or Egifter.com. Even cooler, in my opinion – with Giftoff.com you can buy gift cards with various different coins, including Digibyte (DGB), ETH, Ethereum Classic (ETC), LTC, OmiseGo (OMG), Decentraland (MANA), ZCash (ZEC) and more!

TRAVEL:

Traveling for the holidays? CheapAir.com accepts LTC, Bitcoin Cash (BCH), LTC and DASH as payment for flight and hotel bookings!

REAL ESTATE:

Ok, so I don’t personally know anyone looking to buy a new home for the holidays, but if you are, check out bitcoin-realestate.com!

COFFEE:

Who doesn’t love to treat themselves or their loves ones to a latte over the holidays? Apparently Starbucks now accepts BTC – you can read all about it here!

ETSY:

Everyone knows Etsy.com is a great place to find unique and personalized gifts, but did you know that many sellers accept crypto as payment these days?

SHOP LOCAL:

There are also a lot of small businesses now starting to accept cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. Coinmap.org can point you right to them!

XRP:

This list would not be complete without a mention of XRP and the fact that you can now spread your love of the digital currency by gifting some using new XRP TipBot Paper Accounts! Using XRP TipBot, you can generate an account for anyone and gift them up to 20 XRP! Ok, so I may be a bit biased, I happen to love XRP 🙂

A couple more things I thought worth mentioning… 

If you’re a fan of DASH, you can easily find online merchants who accept it here.

If you don’t want to shop online, and you don’t have any retailers nearby who have joined the crypto revolution, you’ve also got the option of crypto debit cards from Bitpay and Shift – accepted anywhere Visa is accepted!

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