Christmas is right around the corner, and you are already probably wondering what to get for your loved ones. If you have some Bitcoins to spend or you don’t know how to turn Bitcoin into cash, here are some of the top sites where you can buy gifts with Bitcoin to make Christmas shopping easier.
Best Websites for Bitcoin Christmas Purchasing
Do you remember a time before online shopping, when you had to spend hours wandering aimlessly in department stores and forcing your grey matter to decide if you should buy reindeer sweaters or Santa stockings?
Well, that is no longer the case. Praised be technology, as it has taken us into the era where you can browse through hundreds of pages of items and products and pay for them while never leaving your couch fort. And now, the advent of cryptos, in recent years, has expanded our list of payment options.
Bitcoin is the top crypto, and it is no surprise that most online sites have already integrated payment options for Bitcoin. There are plenty of options to choose from, as you can use BTC to buy anything from home goods to electronics.
Here are some of the best sites that you can make your purchases for the intense month of “Home Alone” reruns, aka December.
Overstock.com first started supporting Bitcoin purchases since January of 2014. Here you can buy items, such as laptops and TV sets, as well as decorative furniture and pillows by using the world’s number one coin.
Also, Overstock.com does not only allow you to buy gifts with Bitcoin, but with Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, and Bitcoin Cash as well.
To make a purchase on Overstock.com, you just choose your preferred currency when you complete your purchase. The payment system will then exchange the currency into Bitcoins and finalize the buy.
If you are not satisfied with your products, you can always ask for a refund on your purchase. Bitcoin can also be used alongside gift credits, rewards, cards, and coupons.
eGifter supports the purchase of gift cards with Bitcoins, and you can later use the cards to buy items from other stores where Bitcoins are not accepted, or you can just give the cards as a gift (they are called GIFT cards after all…).
eGifter features both a site and mobile app and allows users to choose from over 250 gift cards for all sorts of retailers, including Amazon, JCPenny, Sephora, Home Depot, Kohl’s and many others. eGifter works in partnership with Coinbase, a reputable and well-known crypto exchange.
The only downside is that users reported having long waiting times, taking up to 30 minutes to finalize processing.
For those friends and family members that are into technology and gadgets, you can browse through Newegg’s selection and make your payment with Bitcoin. Newegg allows you to buy gifts with Bitcoin by using either your browser from your desktop or your smartphone.
You may not be able to pay using Bitcoin at checkout if you are purchasing an item from a third-party seller of the Newegg site.
Currently, Newegg does not accept Bitcoin payments for these types of purchases:
- Will Call orders;
- Newegg Gift Cards (digital);
- Marketplace items;
- Premier memberships;
- Return shipping labels;
- Gift cards.
Shopify is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms on the market, which enables merchants to create their own online shops and sell their own products. The marketplace offered is similar to Etsy or eBay.
Back in November of 2013, all Shopify merchants were enabled to start supporting Bitcoin payments due to the platform’s BitPay integration. You will never be short of options, as there are over 75,000 Shopify stores where you can spend your Bitcoins.
REEDS Jewelers, Inc.
Are you looking for some fine quality accessories that shine as bright as Bitcoin’s future? Then, REEDS Jewelers is the retailer for you. Based in the US, this fine jeweler has physical stores dotted across 13 states, as well as an online store. Whether you decide to go to their brick and mortar locations or just shop online, in both cases, you can buy gifts with Bitcoin.
Also, you can buy anything from bracelets, rings, watches, and loose diamonds. They also include the free delivery of armored transport if you buy loose diamonds that are worth more than $25,000.
Also, if you are not pleased with your bling, you will receive your refund in Bitcoin.
Another platform that accepts Bitcoin for digital gift cards is Gyft. The gift cards you purchase on this platform can be used to buy goods at more than 200 retailers, including Target, Sephora, CVS Pharmacy, Whole Foods, Hotels.com, Southwest Airlines, and more.
You can make your purchases directly if you own a Coinbase wallet. For more flexibility, the platform supports three different Bitcoin payment options.
The downside is that they do not accept returns, regardless of the chosen payment method.
BitPlaza is a Bitcoin-only online store that sells a variety of products, ranging from electronics to groceries and cosmetics.
You can either browse from your desktop through the BitPlaza Shopping Center or navigate using their iOS or Android app, which have an aesthetic and user-friendly design.
Be aware, as this site only supports payments made through Bitcoin.
Our last gift card shop is Bitrefill. This platform features a very diverse selection of gift cards, that enable users to buy almost anything with cryptocurrencies through their use. The site also supports payments made in Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and Dash, with the service fees ranging between 2%-3%.
You have the option of choosing from over 1500 vouchers from major retailers, such as Amazon, Google Play, Apple, Walmart, PlayStation, Steam, Microsoft, and eBay.
There are currently three main services that can be purchased: gift cards, phone refills, and lightning network access.
If you are looking for gaming consoles, look no further than Xbox, as the site allows you to buy gifts with Bitcoin for your gamer friends.
We hope that you will put your Bitcoins to good use when the most wonderful time of the year comes, be it trading, investing, or just buying gifts online.
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