Finding the right gift for a cannabis enthusiast might seem breezy, right? After all, if you’re able, you can head to your local shop and pick out some goodies. However, it’s usually a good idea to think a bit more creatively, especially around the holiday season. On top of this, it’s usually difficult to pick the right strains for an enthusiast, even if you know all of their preferences. While it may seem like a good idea to the same buds or flowers they usually purchase, you should use this time to get a little expressive and thoughtful with your gift-giving.
Whether you’re looking for pre-rolls, edibles, or tinctures, there are some great gifts to consider that will brighten any enthusiast’s day. Here are a few to keep in mind.
Whether you’re looking for simple gifts for your boyfriend or girlfriend, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic option. In this case, it’s a great idea to pick out some edibles. Of course, you’ll need to determine whether the recipient prefers Indica, Sativa, or hybrid products. You can also pick out a spread of choices to ensure that you’re giving your giftee some fun options. It’s a good idea to pick out some gummies, hard candies, and chocolate bars. You can even look for baked goods like brownies and cookies. For that friend who always seems to have the munchies, some brands even offer THC-infused chips like hot cheese curls. These make for a great, affordable, and fun cannabis snack.
Other useful standbys include the ever-popular CBD pre roll, flower packs, and even cartridges if your friend or loved one prefers to vape. Cartridges, in particular, are a great option because some of them are even refillable. This is the perfect choice for a cannabis enthusiast that’s more eco-conscious since it contributes way less to waste generation. Many cartridges are also recyclable if you take them to the right drop-off point or facility. Of course, while rolls, flowers, and edibles are solid picks, you may want to think of something that’s a touch more inventive. That’s where some other gift ideas come into play.
While cannabis products are a reliable option for any enthusiast, you can also think of ways to spruce up their living spaces, so it matches their personality and taste. Many cannabis enthusiasts enjoy nature and all types of greenery. As such, plants are almost always a welcome addition to any apartment or home. Indoor hanging plants, in particular, are often easier to care for and add a great deal of color and vibrancy to a space. If you’re looking to purchase a plant, you have a few choices to consider. First, you should look for a plant that’s either low-maintenance or one that comes with a detailed set of care instructions. After all, you don’t want your gift to feel more like a chore. On top of that, you want a plant that will work with your enthusiast’s living space. Something too big may not fit, and some hanging plants may require drilling or extra accessories.
If you’re not as excited about buying a plant as a gift, you can think of knickknacks, tchotchkes, and other fun home accessories. For instance, what cannabis enthusiast doesn’t love the idea of a large, colorful mandala tapestry? You can also consider gifts like LED light strands connected to any USB plug, small home furnishings like meditation cushions or mats, and wall art that depicts psychedelic imagery. The options are nearly endless, and the best part is that you can easily find gifts to fit just about any budget. Don’t worry about bleeding your wallet dry with a smart accessory or wall fixture.
If your friend or loved one prefers their cannabis with a side of class and luxury, you can set up cannabis pairings with different foods and adult beverages. In some states, your local liquor store may even have advice on pairing alcohol with different cannabis strains. It’s like setting up a charcuterie board; You want to pick a wine, beer, or cocktail that enhances the meats and cheeses’ flavors. The same applies to any food or drink cannabis pairing. Different strains and flowers have different notes and may even have a different mouth feel. Also, since dry mouth is an all-too-real side effect, you should avoid wines or beers that finish dry as well.
If you’re interested in doing food pairings, try to avoid some of the cannabis staples. While junk foods are great when the munchies strike, you won’t get as much out of pairing cannabis with a bag of Funyuns, for instance. Instead, try and create an elevated tasting experience. Think of a few appetizers that have more complex flavors. These make for a unique, exciting tasting menu that pairs with your selected strains. Suppose you’re choosing a strain with fruity notes, select sweets, desserts, and white wine. For something bold, pick stronger flavors that include garlic, vinegar, and spice.
It’s a known fact that almost every cannabis enthusiast enjoys putting on their favorite movies, TV, music, or video games while they enjoy their products. This means that you can play to those strengths when you’re looking for gift ideas. For example, if you have a friend that loves a good combination of cannabis and a few rounds of Mario Kart, consider getting them another racing video game to try out. Does your loved one watch reality TV after smoking? Find them a new, addictive show. There are hundreds of options, and while that may seem overwhelming when you’re looking for the perfect gift, it only broadens your choices. Plus, it offers the potential of a shared activity. Since many individuals love the gift of quality time, shared activities are an excellent idea.
Whether you’re buying some high-quality pre-rolls, a package of edibles, or a new houseplant, there are plenty of ways to choose the perfect gift for nearly any cannabis enthusiast. While it may require some creative inspiration, it’s worth looking at some fun gift ideas to brighten up this holiday season.