Ready or not, another holiday season is upon us. It’s time to gather with loved ones, eat way too much delicious food and shower each other with presents. Whatever your holiday traditions, this year you can do your gift shopping with cryptocurrency for everyone on your wishlist. Read on to learn how to spend crypto this season, and for a handy list of merchants where you can do some serious holiday crypto shopping.

How to start holiday shopping with crypto

Today there are tons of options for checking off every box on your holiday shopping list with cryptocurrency.

  • Use the BitPay debit card almost anywhere online or in-store
  • Spend with crypto directly from ANY wallet with BitPay merchants
  • Buy gift cards with crypto; use to shop or gift directly

The BitPay Card: load with crypto, shop with cash

The BitPay Card is the ultimate solution for flying through your holiday gift shopping using crypto. As a crypto debit card, the card allows you to convert top cryptocurrencies into cash and load directly onto the card. Welcomed at millions of merchants around the globe,  use the BitPay Card anywhere Mastercard is accepted, either online or in-person. You can even make a withdrawal from a compatible ATM if you want to give the always-in style gift of cold, hard cash.

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Shop with crypto straight from ANY wallet

If you’re looking to do some shopping with cryptocurrency straight from your wallet, you’re in luck. Some of the world’s most popular brands now allow you to select your BitPay Wallet or 100 other compatible crypto wallets as a payment option from their online shopping cart. BitPay merchants accept the top cryptocurrencies including: Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu (SHIB), ApeCoin (APE), Polygon (MATIC), Dai (DAI), Binance USD (BUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Pax Dollar (USDP), Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and Euro Coin (EUROC). Consult our searchable Merchant Directory for a curated list of retailers that accept direct crypto payments. But for now, here are some top retailers where you can shop with crypto this holiday season:

Gucci - Storied Italian luxury brand crafting designer handbags and fashion accessories for men and women since 1921. Crypto payments are only accepted in-store at this time.

Newegg - Popular online electronics retailer offering steep discounts on top brands across computers, stereo equipment and video game consoles.

AMC Theatres - The world’s largest chain of movie theaters, with more than 940 locations worldwide.

Jomashop - Online retailer featuring everyday low prices on watches, handbags and fragrances

TAG Heuer - Swiss luxury watchmaker making fine watches and other fashion accessories since 1860.

Maison Birks - Canada’s leading diamond and fine jewelry retailer.

OnlineCarStereo - Wholesale purveyor of discounted name brand car stereo and audio/visual products.

PacSun - Clothing and swimwear retailer featuring surf and skate essentials.

Jacob & Co. - One of the world’s premier Swiss wristwatch and jewelry makers.

APMEX - Massive online marketplace for buying and selling precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. - Wide-ranging online retailer offering deals on goods from more than 1,500 stores under one roof.

Wrist Aficionado - Online luxury watch merchant specializing in high-end brands like Rolex and Audemars Piguet.

Panini America - Online store featuring trading cards spanning NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, college sports and more.

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Purchase gift cards with crypto

Gift cards are another excellent option for holiday crypto shopping. Using BitPay, you can spend Bitcoin or more than a dozen other popular coins to purchase gift cards, which you can use to shop for presents or even gift someone a card directly. Gift cards are a guaranteed holiday crowd pleaser, so if you can spend crypto and make a loved one happy at the same time, it’s a win-win. Buy gift cards with crypto from the BitPay Wallet or extension.

Some popular gift cards to shop or give as gifts include:

  • DoorDash
  • Walmart
  • Uber
  • Google Play
  • Home Depot
  • Uber Eats
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Lowe's
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Airbnb
  • Domino's
  • Nintendo
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Xbox
  • Spotify
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • AMC Theatres
  • GameStop
  • Bath & Body Works

Make it a crypto holiday season

With so many choices of ways to holiday shop with crypto, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for even the hardest-to-please people on your shopping list. See how BitPay can unlock a new world of possibilities for gift-giving this year, and every holiday season to come.