Canna-gift guide for newbies
The best presents are gifts so good that you would buy them for yourself. Celebrate recreational pot in California (and nine other states) by introducing a friend or loved one to the cannabis scene. The holiday season is in full-swing and now is the perfect time to pick your presents or drop some hints for your own wishlist.
Vape pens and e-cigarettes are a trendy alternative to rolling a blunt. These discrete battery-powered options are a convenient way to get high without the hassle of a rolling paper, grinder and lighter.
Choose from vapes that use dried cannabis, wax, liquid concentrates, or one that can take all three. Gift a complete vape kit which includes everything needed to get started. The Pax 2 kit, called “the iPhone of vapes” is a popular choice with a mid-range price tag.
For a more affordable but still well-designed and compact option, try Kanger’s UBOAT which comes with a convenient USB charging option.
Many people have had bad experiences with overdoing it on edibles. Offer something that can change their mind with micro-dose edibles that come pre-portioned.
One of the lowest dose edibles I’ve been able to find recreationally are Petra Mints. Each mint has only 2.5mg of THC and comes in either eucalyptus or Moroccan mint.
Another fun option are Mellows. These artisanal, THC-infused marshmallows are made in San Francisco and provide 5mg per bite.
Topicals often don’t get the love they deserve but these THC-infused skincare products provide relief from aches and pains plus wholesome ingredients that have benefits of their own.
If you have ladies in your life, I can’t recommend rub more. This lightly scented lotion includes white willow bark, the active ingredient in aspirin, ginger, St. John’s Wort, as well as cannabis to help ease menstrual pain and cramps.
For less specific needs, Vertly makes a gift-worthy lip balm infused with CBD. Although its pricey for a normal lip balm, the addition of CBD and the slick package design really amps up the value. Don’t worry, it won’t get you high.
420 Subscription Box
Can’t decide? Splurge on a subscription box. Skip the dispensary and let the cannabis come to you (or the lucky recipient) with hassle-free boxes.
For CBD-lovers, Lucky Box offers a high-class selection to customers in California. Each box is a surprise and includes a variety of products.
Kush Crate provides boxes focused on smoking bowls or blunts. Their Necessities Box is the perfect options for the indecisive newbie.
Another box geared towards newbies is Hemper’s Bare Essentials box. If you have the budget, AuBox does a very well-curated edibles box filled with a selection of cannabis-infused snacks, tinctures and candies.
Even though, cannabis has become more mainstream, there’s still a lingering stoner stigma. Consider taking your loved one to a dispensary with you. Score some newbie deals and let them pick the products that peak their interest.
‘Tis the season to share the joy with friends and family.