| submitted by /u/Smilinmong
Speaking from personal experience here.
Bitcoin doesn't make a very good gift. I know a lot of us think it's fun or it'll be worth a lot of money, but most people you are giving it to don't share your vision or knowledge of the space.
If you give JUST bitcoin, it's essentially the same as giving away Euros or British Pounds as a gift. It's just money in a harder to use form for the recipient. (Yes, I'm well-aware of the advantages of bitcoin! I've been invested for a long time. However, the average person doesn't want a gift that has to be explained to them.)
It's completely ok to share bitcoin or get paper wallets (it can be the same as a lottery ticket… just for fun!), just don't hand someone $ 50 of a foreign concept to them and expect them to love the gift!