| November 22, 2019 | Lifestyle
With the holiday season rapidly advancing, it’s easy to get caught up in the gleam of tinsel, lights, candles, and … the intensive commercialism that accompany this mostly-magical time of year. Advertisers use this season to kick their campaigns into overdrive, and cannabis companies are no exception.
Slick advertising is nice, but it doesn’t guarantee a good product. With cannabis and CBD growing ever more popular, more and more companies are seeking to make a quick profit on a booming market. That’s why we created our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide specifically with cannabis lovers in mind.
We’ve put together a list of our favorite toker-friendly products ideal for gifting (or for dropping hints if you’re more about receiving). There’s something here for everyone, from the rugged outdoor stoner to the city-dwelling trendsetter — we even threw in a couple things for our furry friends as well. Our 2019 holiday gift guide offers a little something for everyone on your list.
Whether you need something for your Dead Head office Secret Santa or your sweet nan, who is skeptical of cannabis altogether but might use a bit of CBD for her arthritis pain, we’ve got you covered in our 2019 holiday gift guide for cannabis enthusiasts. We’ve also included items at varying price points to provide options for every budget. We’ll lay out what each item includes, where to find it, what we like about it, and who the item could benefit the most.
2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Cannabis Lovers
Joy Organics Vape Pen
Perfect for even the most fastidious of CBD fans, the vape cartridges and pens offered by Joy Organics remain our favorites of the genre (and we’ve tried a lot of them). The oil within the high-quality cartridges contains MCT oil, full-spectrum CBD extract, and a proprietary blend of terpenes and flavonoids — and that’s it. No propylene glycol, no vitamin E acetate, no shady additives, just hit after hit of therapeutic CBD. The conscientious formulation of these vape cartridges makes them an absolute hit — and a necessity in our 2019 holiday gift guide
Our favorite flavor is the Citrus Breeze, which delivers a delicious puff of limonene and other soothing terpenes with each draw. Neither overly intense nor lacking in flavor, the Joy Organics vape cartridges are sure to delight even the most conscious of CBD consumers. They’re made with entirely organic ingredients using sustainable practices and minimal, recyclable packaging. Available individually or paired with a battery that’s ready to go out of the box, the vapor line from Joy Organics is truly a crowd-pleaser.
Earth Medicine Micronized CBD Tinctures
Ideal for the CBD skeptic in your life, the tinctures available from Earth Medicine are sure to please. Unlike traditional extracts, the CBD used in Earth Medicine’s lemon and mint tinctures is specially processed with bioavailability in mind. The resulting CBD is micronized, or broken down into tiny, tiny particles, making it much easier for your body to absorb and process. Our 2019 holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete without these CBD tinctures.
The tinctures are available in two different flavors: lemon, for invigoration, and mint, intended to soothe. Both are equally delicious and can also be added to food and beverages for people who prefer ingestion over sublingual dosing. You could also use the tinctures to create a CBD care package in combination with their topical gel or vapor kit. The entire product collection by Earth Medicine is individually physician-recommended and formulated with efficacy in mind.
Joy Organics Skin Care Bundle
For the skincare enthusiast (or the bougie Betty) on your list, nothing tops the Skin Care Bundle from Joy Organics. While it’s a bit pricey compared to most of our other 2019 holiday gift guide picks, the sumptuous bundle is worth the splurge. Geared toward those who take their skin care regimens seriously, each product is infused with a therapeutic dose of CBD to take self-care to a new level.
The bundle includes a hydrating day cream, a rich night cream, and two CBD-infused serums (one for the face, and another specially designed for the eye area). It also includes a sheet mask that combines organic CBD with humectant ingredients to soothe and soften skin. Perfect for pampering, the bundle is as beautiful as it is effective.
If the entire bundle is a bit too much to throw down all at once, you can also purchase each component individually. It’s true that the products work most effectively together, but they still hold their own quite well. We especially like the night cream for dry skin, the day cream for normal or combination skin, and the serum for oilier skin types. You could also purchase a couple of sheet masks and bundle them with other pampering products to create a CBD spa experience on the go.
cbdMD roll-on Pain Freeze
Our go-to product for near-instantaneous relief from chronic pain, the Pain Freeze from cbdMD is sure to be a useful gift. The product combines organic CBD with botanicals like peppermint, arnica, and tea tree to create a cooling sensation that numbs away pain quickly. The gel formula is contained in a convenient roll-on that places the product exactly where you want it, every time, without dripping or spilling. This roll-on is our top 2019 holiday gift guide pick for pain, inflammation, and swelling.
The product is available in varying dosage strengths, but we recommend the 1500 mg strength for the person on your list with pain that interferes with their daily lives. The hefty dose of CBD in this version provides more relief with less product — always a win. The lower dosage strengths might be a good fit for endurance athletes and others who routinely take their workouts to the limit. The goof-proof roll-on applicator also makes this topical an ideal gift for the accident-prone loved one on your gift list.
Canna Comforts Prerolled Joints & Palm Wraps
For the die-hard stoner in your life who refers to CBD as “diet weed,” Canna Comforts might be a game-changer. The brand is dedicated to creating hemp flower strains that look, smell, taste, and smoke just like the top-shelf marijuana that inspired them. Select varieties of hemp flower are available in convenient prerolls, either as classic cones or luxurious palm wraps. A year-round favorite of ours, we couldn’t in good conscience leave Canna Comforts’ flower out of our 2019 holiday gift guide.
Canna Comforts carries an ever-evolving selection of quality hemp flower with varying cannabinoid profiles, so there’s quite literally something for everyone. If you don’t think a preroll is the way to go, you could test the waters with some CBD kief. It offers a perfect way to reap the benefits of CBD alongside any cannabis strain without committing fully to hemp flower — yet.
Charlotte’s Web Pet Treats
If your holiday gift list includes a canine companion, the CBD pet treats from Charlotte’s Web might be just the thing for their stocking. The bite-sized soft chews go over well with even the pickiest of pooches and can be divided easily for small dogs. Made with a short list of recognizable ingredients, the treats are also competitively priced, making them a win for your wallet, too.
Available in Calming and Cognition formulas, the treats contain 2.5 mg of CBD per serving. We like the calming version for nervous pups (or for scary situations, like thunderstorms and being home alone). The cognition formulation is intended to support brain health and development, making it a good choice for doggos young and old alike.
Hemp Bombs Tattoo Balm
Perfect for that person who’s been hinting about wearing a size three hours in tattoos, the Tattoo Recovery Balm from Hemp Bombs will keep their ink looking pristine for years to come. The balm is formulated with dermatologist (and tattoo artist) approved ingredients to promote healing and keep colors vibrant. Our 2019 holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete without this tattoo balm.
As ink enthusiasts ourselves, we’ve tested this tattoo balm pretty thoroughly, comparing it to our old standbys like Aquaphor and Cetaphil. We’re impressed enough to keep coming back to it again and again, for piece after piece. Pair the balm with a gift certificate for a session with a favorite artist to create a gift that they’ll actually treasure forever.
Plus CBD Oil Softgels
Best suited for the regular CBD user who prefers to keep things simple, the CBD softgels from Plus CBD Oil have it all. Each softgel capsule contains a powerful therapeutic dose of CBD for lasting symptom relief without the herbal flavor. They’re vegetarian, vegan, and cruelty-free, making them accessible for people who choose not to consume animal products.
Available in varying dosage strengths, these softgels are also a good option for someone looking to try CBD, but unsure of where to start. The softgel format feels less intimidating than tinctures to many, and makes taking a daily dose of CBD feel more familiar. Pair them with a selection of delicious and wellness-conscious teas, snacks, or other treats for a thoughtful and supportive gift.
Restorative Botanicals Flavored Tinctures
While these tinctures offer many of the same benefits as other brands, it’s the flavor selection that brings them to mind for gift giving. The line of RestoreCALM CBD tinctures from Restorative Botanicals includes flavors like Chocolate Mint, Spice, and Chai, making them ideal additions to lattes, cappuccinos, and other beverages. The flavors are delightful and make these tinctures a shoe-in for our 2019 holiday gift guide.
The epicureans among us really enjoy these tinctures as an addition to snacks as well as beverages. They’re especially good for adding a therapeutic dose of CBD to otherwise civilian desserts and snacks. They can also help to spice up otherwise plain confections, like shortbread or butter cookies. With their organic formula and easy dosing, any of these tinctures will be a hit with the snack-happy stoner in your life.
Seabedee Peach Ring CBD Gummies
For a therapeutic dose of CBD in a familiar sweet, we love the CBD-infused peach ring gummies from Seabedee. Ideal for lovers of classic confectionery and old-school snackers alike, these peach gummies look, smell, and taste just like the candy shop staple. Unlike the sweet shop version, however, these contain a healthy dose of organic CBD to soothe and relax the mind and body.
These CBD gummies make a perfect treat that’s familiar without being too basic. An ideal intro to CBD for even the most reluctant person on your list, they’re a consistent crowd-pleaser. If your loved one isn’t into peach, you might consider the sour CBD gummy bears from Seabedee. Their neon colors and sour crystals give the gummies a bit of extra aesthetic flair that’s sure to delight.
Canna Comforts Bath Bombs
For the self-care queen (or king!) in your life, few things beat the selection of bath bombs offered by Canna Comforts. Each bomb is crafted with organic, full-spectrum CBD blended with Epsom salts, essential oils, and skin-loving ingredients for a soak that’s therapeutic for body, mind, and spirit.
Available in a broad selection of fragrances, each bomb contains a 20 mg dose of organic CBD for powerful relief. They hold up well against the competition, too, and could be a game-changer for even the most avid Lush fan on your list. Best of all, they’re competitively priced, so you can cop a few without breaking the bank. Add in a package of CBD salt soak or bath crumble for a complete CBD spa experience they’ll treasure.
CBDistillery Vape Pens
For the OG stoner on your list, the Granddaddy Purp vape pen from CBDistillery is a guaranteed hit. The disposable vape pen combines organic CBD with a delicious blend of terpenes and flavonoids dissolved in triethyl citrate for safer vaporization. The result is hit after hit of sumptuous vapor that’s bursting with fruity Granddaddy Purp flavor.
Each pen contains 200 mg of organic CBD and costs under $35, with deals on multiple pens and occasional sales. Available in a variety of flavors, the pens can be purchased individually or in a sample pack of multiple flavors. These pens are ideal for providing a delicious and therapeutic dose of CBD that won’t break the bank.
cbdMD Pet Tinctures
CBD products for dogs and cats are growing in popularity, but what about other companion animals? Don’t get us wrong, we love our “basic” pets, but we also love guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, pigs, sheep, horses, donkeys, hamsters, rats, chinchillas, foxes… all the furry friends. With most CBD pet products targeted at only cats and dogs, where does that leave our other favorite critters? Our 2019 holiday gift guide wouldn’t be complete without something for them!
cbdMD’s line of pet tinctures is designed to benefit all creatures, great and small. In addition to their lines for dogs and cats, cbdMD also offers tinctures for small and large animals that allow any mammalian pet to reap the benefits of CBD. Our equine, bovine, and other ungulate friends love the apple flavor most, while smaller critters seem to prefer the natural iterations. cbdMD’s pet tinctures offer relief and comfort for companion animals across size and species.
Hemp Bombs Beard Bundle
Perfect for beards from bushy to barely-there, the beard bundle from Hemp Bombs includes everything necessary to help your loved one elevate their beard care game. The bundle includes two components: a CBD-infused beard oil to hydrate hair for softness and shine, and a beard balm to improve texture and hold wayward hairs in place. Both products also help to condition skin, which can become neglected under a lustrous beard.
Both products can also be purchased individually, but we really like the way the oil and balm work together to improve manageability and support beard health (plus buying the bundle saves you a bit of coin). Easy on your budget and your loved one’s beard, this self-care bundle makes a great gift to keep the man in your life looking clean-cut and confident.
There are plenty of wonderful gifts available for cannabis lovers of all stripes, from purists to early adopters and everyone in between. Our 2019 holiday gift guide offers a host of options for every type of person (or pet!) on your list. If you have a favorite product you think should make our ranks, drop us a line about where to find it and what you love about it.
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