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HolidayBuyer's Guide




​Vegas, baby!

​A 'gorgeous residential sanctuary!'

​A 30-day supply of emergency rations!

​Dog treats!

​A Tesla 3!

​Meatball-marinara sandwiches!

Vacuum cleaners!

​Taxi rides!




​Airplane tickets!

​Airplane tickets to Latvia!



​Alternative comics!

​Hemp oil soap

​Powerball tickets!

​Good karma!


​Bitcoin T-shirts!

​'Sexy Lady and Man' mugs!

The craziest thing about bitcoin is how commonplace it is.

The digital currency, introduced in 2009 and now accepted by more than 100,000 merchants worldwide, can buy you just about anything, from a high-tech gadget, which you might expect, to an ice-cold beer, which you might not.

We've rounded up 25 of the most surprising things that'll tempt your bitcoin wallet. Some are extraordinary, and some are extraordinarily ordinary.

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Central Texas Gun Works pioneered bitcoin purchases among Texas firearms dealers in 2014. The Austin-based store accepts bitcoins for online and in-store sales.

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Should you find yourself and your bitcoins in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in need of a casket, then you're in luck: Crescent Tide Funeral & Cremation is there for both of you (with a 3 percent discount, no less).

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The best news for bitcoin enthusiasts may be that pubs have been among the earliest adopters and most ardent supporters of the currency. The historic Old Fitzroy in Sydney, for instance, became Australia's first bitcoin-friendly bar in 2013.

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In 2014, the D Las Vegas and its sister property, the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, made Sin City history by accepting bitcoins at their front desks, restaurants and gift shops. Sorry, no bitcoin-enabled gambling. (Yet?)

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There are some awesome-looking properties showcased on Bitcoin Real Estate. Our favorite: the eight-bedroom, six-living-room, seven-bathroom Australian abode that can be had for the bitcoin equivalent of $3.5 million.

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This "compact pail filled with nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners" from Augason Farms can be yours at the bitcoin-friendly A 45-day meal planner is included in case you need to stretch things out over an apocalypse.

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Sadly, Happy Tails Barkery's tasty-looking vegan sweet-potato jerky is only for dogs. Happily, it's available for bitcoin purchase via BitDazzle.

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Mason Borda, a software engineer who works for a bitcoin security firm detailed on Medium how he preordered the pride of Elon Musk's garage with bitcoins.

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$35,000.00 MSRP

In 2013, a Pennsylvania businessman made news for opening up his Allentown-based Subway to bitcoin sales. "I am proud to say I played a small part of history in the making," a satisfied digital customer wrote on Medium.

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When you can buy a compact upright on with bitcoin, and you can, then you know the currency is settling into the mainstream...right next to your mom.

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You can't take an Uber with bitcoins without doing some legwork (such as acquiring a Shift Card, a Visa-branded bitcoin debit card). But if you're in places like Argentina, Hungary and soon London, you can just hop into a bitcoin-friendly cab.

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When the Burger King in Arnhem, Netherlands went bitcoin in 2016, it went all-in, and offering one free Whopper for every Whopper purchased with the digital currency.

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You have a baby or an invite to a baby shower. You have bitcoins. You are set. These babies (read: bibs) are available via the bitcoin-accepting marketplace BitDazzle.

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At JM Bullion, you can use bitcoin to purchase gold coins and other precious metals or -- to put it another way -- you can use currency to buy currency in an age-old act of redundancy that always satisfies!

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Online travel-booking sites such as Expedia and accept bitcoins.

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A special shout-out is in order for airBaltic, not because it flies to Latvia (and other parts of Europe and the Middle East), but because in 2014 it became the first airline in the world to accept bitcoins for those flights.

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Like pubs, coffee bars love them some bitcoins. In the Czech Republic's capital Prague, in fact, Bitcoin Coffee only accepts bitcoins.

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At last look, you could have your pick of 10 yachts and other fancy boats on the bitcoin-oriented luxury listing site, BitPremier.

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In 2014, Los Angeles' Meltdown Comics claimed the honor of being the first brick-and-mortar comic-book shop to accept bitcoins for in-store purchases.

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This product may be the perfect marriage of progressive talking points: hemp oil, handmade soap and cutting-edge currency. The Original BitSoaps' wares even look like bitcoins.

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If you're in New York state, the Jackpocket app will let you buy lottery tickets via your phone, with credit cards and bitcoins accepted.

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Charities such as Heifer International and Autism Speaks accept donations via bitcoin.

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There's something satisfying in knowing that the most low-tech of footwear can be had for the most technologically advanced of currencies at Overstock. It's a yin-yang thing.

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The day bitcoin was invented, the order of things demanded that T-shirts be made to celebrate. And so they were. The bitcoin-branded tees at the bitcoin-accepting Bitgear are from American Apparel.

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They're unique. They're billed as food-safe. They're available via BitDazzle. And they remind that, truly, everything can have a bitcoin price.

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