Definitive gift guide for Degens
The perfect gift for the Degen in your life
The perfect gift for the Degen in your life
We’ve read all the gift guides this year suggesting Dogecoin socks as stocking stuffers and surprising a loved one with the Metavertu and — while neither of those ideas don’t work — they feel a lot like normie presents adapted for a brother-in-law you heard was ‘into crypto.’
To avoid more socks this season, we got to work assembling a by-degen, for-degen gift guide to help you out this holiday season. The best part? We’ve adapted it for year-round utility to include those who don’t celebrate western holidays.
For those of us on the proverbial holiday clock, we know it’s ticking. Let’s dive in!
We know we know, no more Bitcoin Bar Lights or books on doing your taxes. If you’re looking for degen-approved gifts that don’t require a crypto wallet to purchase, you’re in the right place! Here’s our top picks for how to celebrate a special day with your NFT-obsessed loved one that doesn’t end up in googling USD to ETH conversation rates:
A hardware wallet is a perfect gift for any NFT degen who takes their crypto security seriously. These physical devices offer a secure way to store and manage cryptocurrency and NFT assets, protecting them from online threats like hacking and phishing attacks.
Plus, hardware wallets are portable and easy to use, making them a convenient and practical gift for any crypto enthusiast. So consider giving the gift of security and peace of mind with a hardware wallet this holiday season.
💲 Affordable: Safepal
💲💲 Advanced Security Features: Tezor
💲💲💲 Most Popular: Ledger
If you’re not well-versed in the world of crypto — consider this a crypto gift card! These prepaid cards allow the recipient to easily redeem them for a variety of popular cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and more, all without the need for a crypto wallet. 💳
They’re a convenient and secure way for normies to cover their loved ones’ next purchase (or gas fees), making them a perfect gift for the NFT degen in your life.
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Got a gamer on your hands? Give the gift of distraction-free gaming! Noise canceling headphones make a great gift for any degen gamer looking to immerse themselves in their favorite games without distractions. These headphones use advanced technology to cancel out external noise, allowing the wearer to focus on their gameplay without intrusion from outside surroundings. They’re also comfortable to wear and offer excellent sound quality, making them a practical and enjoyable gift for any degen gamer.
💲 Affordable: Razer Kraken V3 Headset
💲💲 Wired: Razer Blackshark V2 Headset
💲💲💲 Wireless: HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Headset
No-Crypto Required Digital Display
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the art-loving, tech-savvy degen in your life? Consider the Meural Smart WiFi Photo Frame! This sleek and modern digital picture frame not only displays traditional digital photos, but also allows the recipient to showcase their prized NFT collection. The best part? No need to purchase cryptocurrency or go through the hassle of uploading NFTs during checkout. Simply connect the frame to the internet via WiFi and control it all through a convenient smartphone app!
➡️ Find the Frame HERE
While you’re at it, pick up a copy of The NFT Handbook or NFTs For Dummies for yourself to learn a little bit about your loved one’s vibrant online world.
Some of your closest crypto confidants might live oceans away — we get it. This comprehensive list covers everything from your neighborhood crew, to your group chat where you complain about gas fees — all the way to the connections you may only have a Twitter handle, Discord username or wallet address for.
Turn a friend’s favorite NFT into a tangible treasure with Infinite Objects or Flexy! These companies offer the ability to create physical copies of digital NFTs, allowing you to bring a loved one’s favorite collectibles to life. Give the gift of a physical NFT to the degen in your life and watch their face light up as they unwrap a one-of-a-kind collectible made with durable, high-quality materials.
Looking for something more wallet-friendly? (no pun intended) Turn their NFTs into a piece of custom merch using Pixels! Just be sure you’re not violating any usage rights before you get started. Learn more about NFTs with Terms and Conditions HERE
The perfect gift for the art collector in your life! A Tender Pass unlocks access to unique collaborations with up-and-coming artists, novel curation tools, collector insights and engaging community channels. On top of the utility perks, every Pass helps grow the Tender ecosystem and supports the entire generative art lifecycle from creation to collection.
➡️ Learn more or mint pass HERE
Whether you’re headed to NFT Paris, Expoverse, or Consensus 2023, snagging an extra ticket for another degen in your life makes a great gift!
Attending an NFT conference is a great opportunity to network with other crypto enthusiasts and learn about the latest developments in the NFT space. Conference passes often come with access to exclusive events and parties, giving your friend the chance to meet with industry leaders and VIPs
➡️ Stay up to date on 2023 events and access event registration pages HERE
Skip snail mail this year and create a personalized holiday card collection to drop to friends for a degen-approved way to send holiday cheer.
For an easy lift, select a no-code NFT platform that allows you to create and mint your own NFTs, like Aspen.
Once you’ve chosen a platform, you’ll need to create an account and follow the steps to mint your own NFT. This will typically involve uploading an image or design for your holiday card, as well as adding any additional details or information you’d like to include. Once you’ve finished creating your NFT holiday card, you can then send it to your friends as a special holiday gift.
Recipients will be able to view and collect the NFT holiday card using a wallet that is compatible with the platform you used to mint the NFT.
Shopping online just got easier — you don’t even have to splurge for expedited shipping if you’re running a bit behind! Buying an NFT from a friend’s favorite collection is a great way to personalize your gift giving while simultaneously supporting independent creators. Once you’ve purchased the NFT you’d like to give, make sure you double check the recipient’s wallet address to ensure you’re transferring to the correct wallet and confirm the transaction.
So easy you could (and should) do it again.
Put your virtual land to festive use! Throwing a holiday party in Decentraland or Sandbox is an amazing way to celebrate the season with your international NFT friends! Invite your entire degen network to join the party by sharing the coordinates of your land with them and deck the virtual halls with holiday-themed NFTs and other festive decorations. Keep guests entertained by hosting an NFT gift exchange or a virtual snowball fight. Don’t forget to add some holiday cheer with a playlist of festive music!
Hint: You can even use our Personalized Holiday Cards idea as invitations
We’re big fans of subscription based gifts. One of our fave newsletters, The Defiant, would make a great holiday gift for a friend who is interested in the world of decentralized technology and crypto. The Defiant offers daily news and analysis on the latest developments in the web3 space, as well as in-depth articles and interviews with industry leaders.
With a subscription, your fellow degen will have access to valuable content, stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in the world of decentralized technology and support independent journalism to ensure that The Defiant can continue to produce high-quality content for the web3 community.
➡️ Check out subscription options HERE
Whether it’s because you’ve found a little holiday spirit, you’re looking to celebrate a collection anniversary, or you’re just looking for a way to say ‘Thank You’ to the collectors who supported you along the way, we’ve got you covered.
Beyond Print and GEMIT offer NFT printing services that specialize in producing high-quality prints from digital files. Both platforms offer a range of print materials and sizes, and can help the artist create stunning prints that are perfect for gift-giving during the holiday (or any) season.
If you’re working at a smaller scale and are looking to incorporate a more personal touch, you could even create physical versions of your own work yourself, using specialized printing equipment and materials. This is definitely a more hands-on approach — but allows you to have more control over the final product and potentially save on costs. Plus, creating the prints themselves can be a fun and festive way to connect with your growing community.
If you have a larger following than hand-made copies will allow, consider opening up a commissions request list for top collectors — offering IRL works such as canvas paintings, murals, art installations, home décor, and other tangible household items.
Airdropping free NFTs to engaged collectors is a great way for web3 creators to show their appreciation and thank their most loyal fans. This not only incentivizes collectors to remain engaged with your work, but also provides a special surprise and unexpected gift.
Airdropping no-cost NFTs can also be a great way to showcase work that never made it to market or draft work that you didn’t include in a previous collection. With Aspen’s marketing toolkit — your distribution options expand further! Use QR code or email claim links to connect rewarding your collectors with new or existing marketing campaigns.
Whichever way you go about it, airdropping NFTs is a thoughtful and generous gesture that is sure to be appreciated by collectors.
Reimbursing gas fees paid by collectors who minted can be a great way to show your appreciation and thank your community this holiday season. Gas fees can be a significant expense for collectors, especially if they are minting multiple NFTs. By reimbursing these fees, you can demonstrate your gratitude and help offset some of the costs associated with collecting your NFTs during the time of year where everybody could use a little more in their wallet.
Say thanks to collectors this holiday season (or any time of year) by giving them access to exclusive, collectors-only content! This could include behind-the-scenes footage or photos from the creation process, early drafts or sketches of the NFTs, or exclusive interviews and Q&A sessions with you and your team.
This unique experience will make them feel appreciated and foster a sense of community around your work to help you jingle all the way into next holiday season.
Looking for a low-cost, low-effort way to share your gratitude? Add previous collectors to your next collection’s allowlist! For our newer creators, an allowlist is a list of collectors who are given priority access to purchase NFTs from a new collection before it is released to the general public.
By granting your previous collectors allowlist spots, you can show your appreciation for their support and engagement with your work while simultaneously building anticipation and excitement for your next release.
Show your support for your favorite Creators this holiday season (and every season!) by helping them find new community members and increasing their online visibility!
It can be difficult for creators to manage their entire business and grow their online presence at the same time. Creating and promoting their work requires a significant amount of time and energy, and it can be challenging to balance these tasks with the day-to-day responsibilities of running a project.
As a result, many creators struggle to get their work seen by a wider audience and increase their visibility online. This is where collectors can step in and help. By taking the initiative to promote a creator’s work and help them grow their online presence, collectors can make a big impact on a creator’s success. This not only helps the creator, but it also gives collectors the opportunity to support and engage with the art community in a meaningful way.
Here’s two ways to get started
➡️ Feature the Creator in your Digital Galleries!
Whether you create a folder on Aspen and share your Gallery Link or feature the Creator’s work in a Gallery, Collection or Square on deca.art, virtual community platforms are a great place to give some of your favorite creators an end of the year shout-out.
➡️ Post on Social Media
Creators are constantly looking to expand their audience and chances are, if you love their work — someone you know might love it too! By writing and posting a Twitter thread, sharing their work on your Instagram Stories or retweeting the Creator’s original posts to increase their amplification, it can go a long way!
If you’re struggling to find something your degen loved one will love to open this season — remember that NFT aficionados come in all shapes and sizes, and have a wide range of interests and passions.
Don’t settle for a generic NFT gift that doesn’t speak to their interests. Use this guide and take the time to find something that they will truly love and appreciate. 💜
Whether you‘re shopping for a tech-savvy art lover, an immersive gamer, or a crypto security expert, go the extra mile and find something that will truly delight your degen this holiday season. 🎁
Time to get degenerous!