With Father’s Day right around the corner and graduation season in full swing, June is a big month for gift giving. If your shopping list is looking a little bare, Weedguide is here to remind you that cannabis just might be the perfect gift. Our culture’s acceptance of and increasing fascination with weed has led to an endless variety of gifts and experiences inspired by our favorite herb. Whether dad or the adult graduate in your life consumes or not, our new gift guide puts the spotlight on a few of the cannabis items and experiences we think make the perfect present.
Lit Décor for Home & Hearth
For dad’s home office or the blank walls of college grad’s new apartment, Goldleaf’s beautiful limited edition prints are recreations of centuries old botanical illustrations. Choose from drawings of Blue Dream, White Dawg, and two versions of White99, and all proceeds of the purchase go to Project Sanctuary, an organization serving military families and veterans.
This Jonathan Adler Ganja Canister adds a touch of playfulness to any kitchen countertop, even if what’s actually kept inside is flour (as opposed to flower).
Give the gift of ambience with the Cannabis Candle from Malin + Goetz. No, this isn’t a wax ball filled with weed. This candle’s top notes of citrus and middle notes of pepper and fig blend with sandalwood, amber, oakmoss and patchouli to deliver a spicy, cannabis-forward aroma that’s as sexy as it is dank.
And speaking of dank, nothing says you appreciate pops quite like this ceramic mug from Jane Dope. If the fresh graduate in the family also likes to wake and bake (and even if they don’t), there’s a mug for them too.
Books to Elevate Their Minds
Whether the dad or grad on your list is a daily consumer or simply cannacurious, Green: A Pocket Guide to Pot by Dan Michaels delivers the scoop – including aroma, flavor and effects – on over 150 strains along with mindblowing microscopic photography that really does justice to some truly beautiful buds.
How High Am I? A Journal is a great gift for anyone beginning their cannabis journey or revisiting herb after a long break. This journal is full of prompts to record your euphoria in real time. Jot down everything from how high you are (choices include “Not at all” to “What was I doing again?”) to what you’re feeling, to genius ideas and other thoughts that you otherwise might not remember.
Ganja Gifts Sets
For a little product variety and some curated uniqueness, a gift set never disappoints. If dad or your graduating niece is joint fanatic, they’re going to love the JaJa Rolling Paper Metal Box Set which offers an assortment of natural rolling papers – and a few JaJa logo stickers – housed in a very cool refillable metal box.
Big Moon Sky’s Inspired Collection is meant for the cannafan who could use some inspiration during the day. This set includes two bottles of cannabis-infused cold brew coffee, some low-dose tablets, and a vape and pre-roll that deliver medium strength euphoria for maximum muse awakening.
A subscription box from Hippie Butler means your loved one receives a box full of smoking accessories every month. Choose from options ranging from the $1 Party Favor box of smoking basics like rolling papers, to the $140 Masters Club box containing a bong and other goodies for the true cannabis enthusiast.
And of course, since you know your sister the PhD better than anyone, another idea is to tap into your own creativity and curate a gift set yourself. If CBD products got her through the dissertation process and she could use a new rolling tray, grab a bunch of goodies and build a set specifically for her.
I’m a big fan of giving experiences as gifts, and recreational markets are overflowing with cannabis activities that are as unique as they are fun and educational.
If the local market allows, take dad on a tour of a dispensary or grow operation so he can see what all the fuss is about. Companies like Curious Cannabis Salon and Colorado Cannabis Tours offer guided tours and classes that educate and inform about cannabis in fun, interactive ways.
Celebrate your brother’s graduation by taking him out to an infused dinner. Chefs are openly embracing the use of cannabis in their cooking and dining events are popping up in markets everywhere – from the Bay Area’s Cannasseur Series to the underground invitation-only dinners hosted by New York’s 99th Floor Edibles.
Changing attitudes about cannabis are opening the door to an array of interesting gifts and experiences, even for those who don’t live the cannabis lifestyle. What 420-themed gifts are you giving the dads and grads in your life this year?