It’s finally here: California’s first holiday season with legal, fully tested marijuana products, ripe for the giving. What a time to be alive.
To celebrate this joyous 2018 season, we gathered together to hand-pick our favorite holiday-themed (and holiday-adjacent) marijuana brands. Each was selected in the spirit of gifts we know your friends and family will love, because we love them, too.
Wherever the holiday spirit resides, it must be thick with pine trees. From the deep, green forests of Humboldt County comes this zesty, spirit-brightening sativa, delivered in a delightful wooden-stopper glass jar that’s so festive, all it needs is a tiny bow (tiny bow not included).
Only a true grinch doesn’t go crazy for peppermint bark – fast becoming the king of all holiday sweets – and only one thing could improve it: Kiva. Break a bar of Kiva Peppermint Bark at dessert time, and watch as the most fun people in the room gather around for a bite.
For your office gift exchange: A Cloud Berry preroll from Leune.
Surprise! Whether your assigned gift-ee is merely cannabis-curious or a serious connoisseur, you’ve chosen well for them: These berry-tart prerolls of premium California flower are one-of-a-kind – and brand new to the Eaze menu. Warning: You may be very tempted to try this product before giving it away. Consider a backup gift.
For Santa himself: Chocolate Chip Therapy cookies from Dr. Norm’s.
Only put these out for Santa if he’s over 21, understands these are cannabis cookies and, most importantly, knows his dose. The thing to know about Dr. Norm’s cookies is that not only are they precision-dosed, they are beyond delicious. You’ll want to keep eating them! That’s why Dr. Norm says … know your dose.
For the cranberry obsessive: Cranberry shortbread gummies from PLUS.
We all know someone who’s cuckoo for cranberry, the most holiday of all the berries. That uncle who brings his own can of the jellied stuff to Thanksgiving every year? These cranberry shortbread gummies from PLUS are for him.
For the long ride to Grandmother’s house: Elite Ritual Good Time drops.
“Over the river and through the woods” has given way to planes, trains and automobiles, and smoking and vaping isn’t always an option. For the long journey, Ritual Good Time drops will keep you balanced, patient and significantly less saddle-sore after a long ride. You’ll thank us later.
The one to impress: Holiday ‘get-together’ gift pack from dosist.
They’ve done it again: dosist upped the cannabis-brand game with their holiday gift collection, the most put-together cannabis gift sets of 2018. The precision dosist pens are very beginner friendly, and this pack has a nifty tandem of useful wellness tools: a bliss pen, its THC-forward formula for mood elevation; and a calm pen, which is CBD-focused for anti-anxiety and soothing effects.
For the angsty skeptic: Strawberry Mint (high CBD).
The ratio of CBD to THC in this Herbology formulation is perfect for that person who you know can benefit from cannabis, but has had bad experiences getting high. The calming CBD and berry aromas are firmly in charge, but there’s just a slight touch of THC for that critical entourage effect – cannabinoids interacting for greater benefits. You’ll need a G pen battery to make the starter-set complete, and even a skeptic will love its sleek, solid feel and easy operation.
For the Select loyalist: Pineapple Express from Select.
Select has been a top maker of cannabis oils long enough to amass a fanbase that accepts no substitutes. Go ahead, get that person something besides a Select cartridge – then watch them re-gift it the second you’re not looking.
For the medical user, or serious recreation: Indica Legacy live resin from Loudpack + the Puffco Peak.
Cannabis concentrates have a whole new format with the Puffco Peak, one of the most innovative and sought-after smoking devices in existence. The Peak is contained, rechargeable and requires no open flame, creating precision temperatures for enjoying the purest expression of cannabis: concentrates. Whether as a powerful pain-relief tool for serious medical users, or just the recreationally advanced, the Peak + Loudpack is the ultimate cannabis gift in 2018.
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