The season for Hannukah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, and Kwanzaa will soon be upon us, which means for many, it’s a time for finding the perfect gifts for the special people in their lives.
With 2023 being the sixth holiday season post-legalization, many in Canada have felt more comfortable disclosing cannabis use to their loved ones, more friend groups and families are bringing it into holiday celebrations, and giving 420-inspired gifts is becoming just as commonplace as giving a bottle of wine.
With an expanding market of cannabis brands and retailers, gift-givers have more cannabis-related presents available to them than ever before. For those considering something thoughtful for the cannabis enthusiast in their lives, these are some gift ideas that may be worked into winter gift-giving traditions.
Glass with Function, Art, and Class
Gifting someone a bong, pipe, or dab rig not only shows them you want to enhance their cannabis consumption experience but also shows you understand and value their unique tastes and preferences.
A few things to think about when buying a glass piece are experience level, portability, the degree of intricacy or simplicity, convenience of use, and whether they would appreciate a functional everyday piece or an artistic piece that is meant to be displayed or brought out only for special occasions.
One of the keys to the perfect hit or toke is how well the cannabis is ground, and nothing says that you care about someone’s smoking experience than giving them a reliable go-to grinder that is easy to keep clean and will last for years.
The grinder game has been seriously stepped up over the years, with brands releasing electric grinders with capabilities far beyond those of the coffee grinder. These devices allow the consumer to specify the fineness of the grind and can dispense the ground flower right into their smoking device or paper.
If an electric grinder is not in your gift-giving budget, a new titanium or aluminum hand-grinder will always please any cannabis connoisseur, especially if it has an extra compartment in which to collect kief.
Elevated Art & Style
Most cannabis enthusiasts would agree that the cannabis plant is one of intense beauty, lending itself to many forms of artistic expression that make beautiful gifts.
“The cannabis plant lends itself to many forms of artistic expression that make beautiful gifts.”
Whether it’s a piece of wall art, a book celebrating cannabis-inspired paintings and drawings, Indigenous artistic depictions of the plant in spiritual practices, or a cute or clever knick-knack representing the plant, a piece of cannabis-inspired art is guaranteed to elevate the space of someone you care about.
If your local cannabis retailer isn’t offering cannabis art, sites like Etsy have plenty of artistic choices that honour the beauty of the plant.
A Toke on the Go
Whether going for an evening stroll on a crisp cool evening or dressing up for a night on the town, it’s nice to have something to puff on while out when the mood strikes.
“Many brands offer tasteful and stylish options.”
Many brands are offering tasteful and stylish takes on doob tubes or smell-proof stash cases for loose flower that contains something to grind with and something to toke from.
Think of what your gift recipient likes to do when getting out of the house, and find the best joint holder or stash case to fit their typical type of outing.
Small, But Mighty
For those who celebrate Christmas and are looking to fill a stocking, or for those who want to give eight cannabis-related gifts over the days of Hanukkah, there are plenty of smaller items guaranteed to please the cannabis enthusiast.
“There are plenty of smaller items for the cannabis enthusiast.”
From a stylish roach clip to rolling papers, rolling tips, lighters, cannabis-inspired jewelry, a rolling machine, pre-rolls, edibles, stash jars, tab tools, pipe screens, topicals, and hemp wicks, your local cannabis retailer may have perfect small items that’ll make a stoner’s holiday burn bright.
When it comes to holiday gift-giving, cannabis retailers and brands offer plenty of options that will help you show that you appreciate a friend or family member’s passion for cannabis. The most important thing to consider is their tastes, preferences, and lifestyle when choosing items to ensure that they get the most out of their holiday haul.