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Giving Green: Plenty of cannabis choices for holiday cheer

By Kate A. Miner EVERCANNABIS Correspondent

This year, with cannabis consumption legal – either medically or recreationally – in 33 U.S. states and five more states voting for some form of legalization in the recent election, there’s a good chance your holiday list will include at least one canna-thusiast. Sure, you could stick with the classic sweater or bottle of wine, but why not get creative? To that end, we’ve put together gift ideas for all your pot-loving friends and family, and we’ve also included a special section for DIY folks, plus those on your list who may have a penchant for collecting paraphernalia.

Stocking stuffers

MouthPeace & Filter Roll

While there are many reported health claims related to cannabis, the fact is combusted cannabis results in contaminants, tars and resins entering a person’s body. To help, Moose Labs MouthPeace Filters use triple-layer activated carbon filtering to clean your smoke. Filters are attached by a colorful, silicone mouthpiece (get it?) that attaches to most bongs or pipes, and the new MouthPeace Mini works with joints, blunts, e-cigs, and vapes.

FLKR LYTR Spinners

Created to dispel the relationship between cigarettes and lighters, FLKR LYTR Spinners give you something fun to do when you’re bored. This fun and fidget-y take on the lighter case is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who loves lighting up.

Burlmade Tamper Tools

Tiny, but classy! For your perfectionist friend who likes to pack down the end of their joint, or is perfecting the art of cone rolling. Made from burl wood and brass, these elegant tamping tools come in a pack of three and attach easily to keychains for safe keeping. Burlmade also offers beautiful stash boxes at a slightly higher price point.

The Green Jay Flameless Lighter

Hiking off trail, camping, or world traveling? No worries. The Green Jay windproof lighter is the combustion-free solution to light pre-rolls anywhere. These re-chargeable lighters come in gorgeous colors and with classy minimalistic designs.

For serious connoisseurs

Daily High Club

For those in your life who take their cannabis straight up and serious, why not get them the gift that keeps giving? Gift them a monthly Daily High Club subscription that delivers a “box of badass smoking supplies.” This fun website has gift ideas galore that can be purchased individually, and 3-monthly subscription boxes starting at $1, up to $29. Get all your shopping done in a matter of minutes!

The Dip Device

These vape pens/torchless dab straws are multi-functional, sleek, and feature a battery that connects magnetically to continuously evolving attachments. You can also ‘give back’ with your purchase. Depending on what color you choose, 1% of your purchase is donated to causes like racial justice, marine and land conservation, food insecurity, blood donation activism and drug reform. They come in a deluxe box, and all the components click and change like a Hasbro Transformer.

DabTabs

DabTabs offer a clean and convenient way to vaporize cannabis concentrates and extracts while retaining the full flavor of the plant without combustion. Dabs are in tiny little pods called “dablets,” which are designed to work with the DabTab batteries, making it even easier for consumers to utilize the DabTabs specific measured dosing.

The Cannabolish Odor Removing Set

The Cannabolish collection removes smoke odors without toxic chemicals or fake fragrances. Made with safe, natural ingredients, a 3-piece set with a candle, travel-size spray and home spray is a perfect present for the cannabis smoker who doesn’t want the world to know they smoke.

The 420 Weed Game

This card game designed for groups and full of fun weed references is intended for use while players are consuming. Everyone takes a turn playing an action or question card, and the person who you play your card on must perform the action/answer the question or refuse it. As one reviewer described it, “Just imagine Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg playing truth or dare.”

High-end paraphernalia and luxury items

Stonedware Pipes

These little works of art fit in your palm and look great next to your windowsill succulent garden. With items edged in 22k gold, this Portland, Ore., company is checking all the boxes. If you know someone who is a collector of smaller, less traditional cannabis creations, shop this collection for something new and innovative.

Ceramic Bongs from Summerland

These premium, handmade ceramic bongs and pipes are made in small batches, streamlined and gorgeous. For those who are tired of traditional glass, these bongs make a statement in any home. Using only lead-free, food-safe glazes and ceramics, and high-grade silicone grommets, you are ensured a clean hit every time.

Illadelph Glass

Illadelph Glass was formed in 2002 with the emphasis on creating a high-end line of functional borosilicate glass art. It uses a unique mix of scientific glass blowing and individual artistic imagination to continually re-invent the boundaries of functional glass art. With an always expanding product line, Illadelph covers a wide spectrum of functional and contemporary work.

Ardent FX Portable Decarboxylator Infusion Device

If you have a loved one who is all about homemade edibles, this all-in-one Easy Bake portable cannabis kitchen device by Ardent is a must. It’s an all-in-one activation, infusion, melting, and baking appliance that requires no prior cannabis, cooking, or baking experience. You can decarboxylate, extract, infuse, melt, and bake all in one appliance. Suitable for smaller kitchen spaces (you won’t need an oven, double boiler, or slow cooker). Grab some recipes from our resident cannabis cooking guru, Mary J. White, and start baking!

DIY upcycle gift ideas

The cannabis industry is getting creative with their packaging, from lovely jars to cool graphics. Until everything is made from hemp and is 100% compostable, you can upcycle empty containers to make fun gifts for your loved ones. Just make sure containers are cleaned and completely free of any remaining product.

Glass jars

Make candles or plant a mini succulent garden. Fill with herbs, tea blends or make a spice rub. Make mini survival kits with tinder and matches for your next camping trip. Fill with stickers or miniature toys for stocking stuffers. Paint to decorate on-the-go ash trays. Fill with bite-sized homemade edibles.

Joint tubes

Pre-rolled joints are often sold in cardboard, plastic, or glass tubes. Take advantage of airtight design and fill with cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans or candies. If it is a glass tube, fill the bottom with sand, insert a miniature tree, seal with a cork and tie with ribbon to make decorative ornaments. Create hanging flower vases, tiny kaleidoscopes (find how-tos on Pinterest), pan flutes or a cool Steampunk chandelier.

Tincture bottles/droppers

Cleaned bottles can be made into tiny vases or jewelry. You could also trade the dropper top for a roller or sprayer to store essential oils blends. For some festive decor, fit the smaller bottles over a set of string lights to create mini lanterns. Fill bottles with ink and top with a mini cork; when gifted with a quill pen and parchment, your niece or nephew will be ready to pack their trunk for Hogwarts.

Kate A. Miner has a degree in visual anthropology, and has worked in marketing and advertising for many years. She writes, takes photos and teaches yoga.
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