High-end holiday marijuana gifts: Versace is just the beginning
Below, The San Francisco Chronicle’s cannabis team presents 10 of the classiest offerings from a frenzied year in cannabis accessories, fashion, beauty and dining — perfect for casual users with discerning taste, or your daily aficionado. The world’s best-in-class vape comes from San Francisco’s Mission District, where the Stanford Design School-trained founders of Pax have released the brand-new Pax 3 this December. The device vapes raw flower buds, but also takes marijuana extracts in the proprietary “Era” disposable cartridges from Bloom Farms. The Pax 3’s versatility, style and simplicity make it the hands-down cannabis gift of the year. www.paxvapor.com Modern cannabis is so sticky and dense, folks use a handheld grinder to prep flower buds for rolling into joints or loading into vaporizers or pipes. Close the pendant back up and twist to turn herb into fluffy bits. Black walnut or hard maple mouthpieces tip these classy chillums — a tiny pipe designed for personal use on the go. The colors are melted into the glaze at 1,000 degrees Celsius, thereby softening the glaze and letting the decor sink into it. The Beauty box turned our moms into cannabis allies, thanks to pain-relieving, nonpsychoactive Lionz Share rub; just one of the eight fabulous pot products for the skin, face and body. https://theaubox.com Annabis offers luxury, affordability and discretion in its wide line of handbags featuring hidden, smell-proof pockets. The Lady G cross-back converts to a waist bag and features a phone pocket, two Aroma-Bloc™ zippered compartments, plus a third hidden one. Roomy enough for a wallet, glasses and keys, with two gusseted pouches and two tiny elastic bands for lighter, lotion, eye drops and mints. http://annabisstyle.com Alexander Wang is the king of the high-fashion hemp leaf, and various offerings in his fall 2016 collection only increase the possibilities for progressive fashionistas out there. The imported A-line Leaf Motif Car Coat features brushed, ultra-soft virgin wool and alpaca with an Italian customized jacquard design, raglan sleeves, metal-ring snap enclosures and two side flap pockets. www.alexanderwang.com Optional Humidity Bead system ($35) and Bluetooth sensor ($59; stores your herb in optimal 50 percent relative humidity and sends your phone alerts when things get too wet or dry). https://cannador.com Legal cannabis sales won’t start until January 2018, so there’s never been a better time to get a medical marijuana card allowing you to start shopping now. San Francisco startup Eaze delivers cannabis in 15 minutes, but it also powers a medical pot doctor’s office in your phone. Eaze has partnered with Treat Gift Cards so you can give the gift of a legal medical pot card to a loved one in need. www.eaze.md Zagat 30 Under 30 chef Chef Holden Jagger now runs Altered Plates where he caters multicourse pairing menus, family-style feasts and cannabis cocktail parties.