“Pre-roll multipacks are the perfect way to discover a new favourite strain”
Budtender at Minerva Cannabis
Looking to purchase something for the cannabis consumer in your life? Whether they’re new to cannabis or they’re a cannabis connoisseur with distinct tastes, we’ve got the answers to your FAQs about gifting cannabis thanks to budtenders at Minerva Cannabis, Shivaa’s Rose and Flower Haze Cannabis Boutique.
What are the most giftable products
in stores this season?
“Fun and festive products this season include eggnog chocolate, candy cane white chocolate and sparkling water beverages complemented with a frosty peppermint flavour,” says Flower Haze Cannabis Boutique budtender Alex Walters.
It’s also unanimous among the budtenders we surveyed: pre-roll multipacks make great gifts for anyone interested in trying something new. “These multipacks are the perfect way to discover a new favourite strain,” says Emilie Lowe of Minerva Cannabis. Max Finlayson of Shivaa’s Rose agrees, “They are great for sharing and give people exposure to a variety of strains they may not have tried before.”
What about gifting cannabis on a budget?
“Pipes in particular make great gifts, as they are relatively inexpensive but come in a whole host of unique, funky designs,” says Lowe.
Walters isn’t short on ideas either, listing off pre-rolls, edibles, rolling papers, screens, and even bong cleaner among their top picks for budget-friendly gift ideas.
Budtender at Flower Haze Cannabis Boutique
“Fun and festive products this season include eggnog chocolate, candy cane white chocolate and sparkling water beverages complemented with a frosty peppermint flavour”
Any tips for safely gifting and entertaining
with cannabis over the holidays?
“Any infused gifts should be kept in their original packaging, and ideally be gifted privately when curious kids aren’t watching,” Lowe suggests. “Consider gifting them a childproof storage container along with their cannabis products to make safely enjoying their gifts even easier.”
When entertaining with edibles, Finlayson recommends keeping infusions labelled with their cannabinoid content visible and advises that “everyone has a better experience when they can monitor the right dosage of infused products.” Meanwhile, Lowe adds that “home-baked treats should be given a taste test before the event in order to ensure they are an appropriate THC content for the experience level of your guests (and to ensure that they’re tasty).”
Looking to incorporate cannabis into the menu for your next party or get-together?
Learn more about entertaining with cannabis here.
What types of accessories make good gifts?
“As an avid smoker, I would love to receive a ‘sesh kit’ of a grinder, pipe and small selection of flower — everything a person could need for a good smoke session on the go! This can be put together for a whole range of budgets and tastes,” says Lowe.
Sometimes the basics can be the best approach, “lighters, papers and grinders are three essentials not everyone always thinks about,” says Finlayson.
What are some splurge-worthy gifts this season?
According to Lowe, “craft flower is a great gift for the smoker in your life with refined tastes, particularly in larger quantities so they can keep their favourite craft-quality strains in their stash well into the new year.”
“Many of our customers enjoy novelty-coloured or golden papers or blunt wraps for unique occasions, but if you are looking to get a really nice gift and go all out, bongs can be great. They can definitely get pricey but last a long time and get a lot of use,” says Finlayson. “There are also a number of high-quality vaporizers that can give you a premium experience.” Walters agrees and tops their wish list with “German-engineered volcano-looking vaporizers and high-quality gravity bongs.”
Budtender at Shivaa’s Rose
“If you are looking to get a really nice gift and go all out, bongs can be great. They can definitely get pricey but last a long time and get a lot of use”
Are there any considerations for gifting
cannabis to beginners?
When it comes to new cannabis consumers, we always recommend that they start low and go slow, and that’s the best approach for gifting cannabis to beginners. “It’s always a good idea to choose products with a low dosage of THC and even a balanced dose of CBD,” says Finlayson.
When gifting edibles, Lowe advises to “consider giving products with their THC divided between four to five pieces at two to two and a half milligrams per unit, as it is much easier to adjust their dosage incrementally. And keep in mind that [gift recipients] may not have all the tools or knowledge yet for certain consumption methods. If you give them flower, for example, they might not know how to roll it, or own the grinder or papers to do it. Try to stick to products with simple consumption methods like pre-rolls, edibles and topicals, and even consider giving the gift of rolling lessons.”