If you skipped shopping till just a couple days before 25th of December because of work, priorities and family or you just didn’t know what to buy for your loved ones or co-workers; I have some good news:
I’ve done the hard thing for you and created a list of options which you can buy for your Web3&Crypto normie friend or family member you want to introduce the ecosystem.
Yeah, also you can do all your shopping in one stop from the comfort of your couch at any time- even minutes before 25th.
The list includes things both you’d want give to a normie and also to a web3 enthusiast.
Anything can be stored as a Non Fungible token but in our case I’m talking abou art NFT’s. I think gifting an NFT is amazing, especially this year where we’re having an INCREDIBLE NFT bull for artists and non-artists.
How would you gift one? If they have a wallet, you should get their wallet adress. If they don’t have a wallet and they’re the ultimate normie; you can create one for them and give the seed phrase along with the NFT.
Which NFT collection you should choose? I recommend not to go hard with a first-ever NFT because they would lose access to it or they might not go all nerd over it. So it should be something not over worthy for your budget. You can consider their interests and try to find something related to it on marketplaces like Opensea, Rarible, NiftyGateway etc. Think about their favorite movies, sports, foods, literally anything and just search the related word on marketplace. Check the most popular NFTs on OpenSea, ranked by volume, floor price and other statistics.
You have a wide range from ultra-expensive 50ETH floor CULT collections like Bored Ape Yacht Club or CryptoPunks, middle-expensive yet again CULT collections like Doodles, Clonex (now owned by Nike), Adidas Original (owned by Adidas and backed by Cult communities) or fairly cheaper hip collections which you should just dive a little with some keywords I talked about above.
Once again a wide range where you can choose between 10k piece collections to 1/1 to 100/100 limited collections. You can find limited numbered collections of artists like Refik Anadol, Murat Pak, Fewocious, Filip Hodas, Beeple on Nifty Gateway or Foundation. Check here for all the NFT marketplaces.
NFTs are not just on Ethereum but also on other chains like Avalanche, Tezos, Solana. For example objct.com -which is on Tezos chain- is a marketplace where you can find amazing underrated indie artist’s artworks.
Print a copy to physically give them. You can also print showing the NFT with the basic instructions to access it. It makes a good connection between physical&digital.
What is it tho? It’s your web3 username. It’s your metaverse name. Getting yourname.eth is like getting yourname.com in 90’s. Go here, check if your friend’s name is taken, if not, take it for them. I promise they’ll love you.
What’s it again? It’s a domain with emojis. It’s like younger stages of ENS Domain. You can curate a name as cheap as $4. Think of something your friend (or whoever you’re buying it for) likes, curate it with emojis and also you can then mint it as an NFT. Here is mine:
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Bankless is the best paid newsletter, period. Just sign up for the free option and after a week or two you’ll buy the paid option. They bring contents both as video and newsletters more than once a week about crypto, DeFi, Ethereum and other chains. Every content of Bankless is well-detailed and organised to make even a normie understand things easily.
Defiant keeps you updated for the newest breaking news in cryptocurrency and is a perfect way to stay up to date in the fastest industry in the world.
Tracking Tool Memberships
If your gift recipient is not a foreigner to web3 and actually an active user, then a crypto track tool membership would be the most useful gift however they’re not necessary for newcomers.
Nansen is a blockchain analytics platform that shows on-chain data with millions of wallet labels. Crypto users can use it to discover opportunities and improve their portfolios with real-time dashboards and alerts.
Glassnode is an on-chain data and intelligence platform which gets data from different blockchains to accurately measure crypto network activity and uses data to report metrics and insights.
Messari is a data aggregator with lots of tools to analyze charts, making you better with trading decisions. Also, they released the most comprehensive thesis for 2022 for free: Key trends, people, companies, and projects to watch across the crypto landscape, with predictions for 2022; definitely worth reading.
How do you feel so far?
Did you get an idea what to get for your friend?
Hardware Wallet and Recovery Phrase Storage
Ledger and Trezor are the most known brands but you can search your other options.
I hope you enjoyed and got an idea for a cool gift if you read till the end. It doesn’t include any sponsored product, FYI.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEARS!
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