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The Fintech Times Presents: Our Gifting Guide for the Fintech in Your Life

With only three days to go until the start of Christmas, you will probably by now have your gifts all wrapped up (pun intended). But will any of these presents be under your tree? Or are you getting a head start on what to look out for next year?

From all of us at The Fintech Times, we present our Gifting Guide for the Fintech in your Life.

For the start-up:

While the business could be young in years there’s some serious over-achieving happening on this desk. Shooting for the stars every day might be the goal, but this start-up needs a gift that means the world – literally.

This floating globe sets the tone, making the extraordinary look easy. Just like they do.

Buy it from Amazon for next day delivery.

For the CEO:

For the busy CEO, gifts will never be enough. Instead, it’s all about the experience. And with time so precious, it’s no good to try and pin them down to dates. Instead, an experience box from gives them 24 months to fit something in. From hotels, golf days and West End shows, there really is no limit.

For the traditional bank:

As traditional banks get pulled in the direction of fintech through open banking requirements, small changes can be found throughout. Yet while tech continues to innovate, there is still the desire for tradition – such as cracking the spine on a crisp notepad or making the first inscription on a newly lined page. The selection at Paperchase should make it easy to find the perfect gift, whether serious in black or brown, or all-seeing like this velvet eye notepad. Taking note of the next wave of fintech perhaps?


For the challengers:

Always there to surprise you, for the challenger bank in your life there’s no other place to look than for a selection of unique gifts that nobody else will have. From a personalised bottle of French red wine to a gourmet marshmallow toasting kit – because who doesn’t love roasting a marshmallow over an open flame? It’s all about the personal this Christmas.

For the industry disruptors:

Disrupting an industry is a pretty non-stop job, so why not reward the go-getter in your life with some peace and quiet. This book subscription box sends a new book each month alongside a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit. Because we all need some time to ourselves. And in the wise words of Dr. Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Feel free to write that on a bookmark when you decide to gift it.

For the last-minute:

Finally, if you’re reading this for last-minute ideas and desperately checking the last-posting dates, there’s no need to worry because we have some brilliant gift card ideas for you.

From crypto, to NFTs and even digital high-street vouchers. Let your email do the hard work. And if you’re still unsure, you can always buy in the January sales and blame it on a missed delivery…




  • Gina is a fintech journalist (BA, MA) who works across broadcast and print. She has written for most national newspapers and started her career in BBC local radio.

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