Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Please Every Type of StonerHello friends and happy New Year! Hopefully this year has been treating you well despite the rocky start. You all know what I’m talking about so let’s just leave it at that.
Generally I find us humans have mixed feelings when it comes to Valentine’s Day, at least I do. On one hand it's another day we feel the need to consume and buy. On the other hand it really is a delightful feeling to express your love for someone with a lil’ something. So how do we combat this duality? In my opinion, there are 2 universals when it comes to cannabis: 1. Weed is for sharing and 2. Weed is always in season. So I think this makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special loved stoner. Or maybe even yourself, who says you can’t treat yourself on V-Day...self-love anyone? So I’m going to break down a few products you can find at Budders that would make a sweet treat which can be enjoyed by both parties. A win-win.
Proofly is a cannabis brand that specializes in infused topical products. They make a variety of THC and CBD products that range from lotions, face masks and lubricants ( which you could also add to your Valentine’s Day gift ideas). Their focus is on the potential for cannabis to add beneficial aspects to the consumers health and wellbeing. Be sure to check out a cannabis store near me to get this product in time.
Nothing says romance more than a warming massage oil. This oil is non-greasy and quick absorbing with ingredients like Vitamin E, Arnica oil, Jojoba oil and Almond oil to also nourish your skin. What makes this product ‘warming’ is the use of Black Pepper essential oil which naturally gives the warming sensation. Combined with the therapeutic properties of 125mg of CBD, this massage oil is sure to relax and comfort your significant other. And then it’s your turn, yay!
If you want to spoil your sweetheart Simply Bare is the way to go. Grown in beautiful British Columbia in the Fraser Valley, Simply Bare is (in my opinion) one of the best cannabis brands available. Aside from their sustainable growing practices, certified organic cannabis and experienced team of growers, their perfected genetics are by far the tastiest and smoothest buds around. So many brands use the term ‘craft’ these days but Simply Bare has really shown us what a commitmented and dedicated cannabis brand is capable of. Budders cannabis stores in Toronto, Hamilton and Acton have been stocking Simply Bare strains since we launched and we definitely stand by their quality standard. If you are searching for high quality cannabis strains from a cannabis dispensary near me, this is definitely one to check out.
New in Simply Bare’s line-up of craft cannabis is Gelato Cake, their take on the popular Ice Cream Cake strain we’ve grown to love. This sticky, light green, indica-dominant strain has a creamy and doughy taste with a nutty and citrus undertone. With a THC content of 20-26% and minimum 2% terps, Gelato Cake packs a heavy punch when smoked. It’s main terpene is caryophyllene, and for those of you who don’t know caryophyllene is the only terpene also known to act as a cannabinoid (THC and CBD). It binds to your CB2 receptors, where THC binds to your CB1 receptors. So not only does it get you high but what this means is that there is potential of having a wider range of therapeutic effects relating to pain relief, inflammation, anxiety and stress. A fun fact you can share with your flower-loving loved-one.
Similar to Proofly, Innoca is also a topical focused-brand that creates cannabis-based cosmetics, creams, oils and bath products. They work with partners that use plant chemistry to create their formulas and fragrances developed from handcrafted essential oil blends. So you can expect high-quality, natural products that your body will soak right up.
This unique product is for your essential oil fanatic. Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years to promote health and well-being and has now been combined with the super duo THC and CBD. Frankincense and Eucalyptus are complemented by Lemon, Rosemary, Thyme and Cinnamon oils that create a sweet, warm and spicy aroma. The only other ingredients are Jojoba Seed Oil and of course THC and CBD in a 1:1 ratio of 125mg of each. You can add this oil to your diffuser as you would any other essential oils and you can also use 2-3 drops on your fingers to apply this behind your ears, neckline and hairline or inhale the smell right off your hands.
Eve and Co. is a female-focused cannabis brand based out of Southern Ontario. Their aim is to reduce the stigma around women using cannabis as a self-care method with the belief that it can balance and enhance the lives of females.
These beautiful, deep red and handmade bath bombs are created with full-spectrum cannabis distillate and natural essential oils. The use of peppermint and cinnamon oils give a warming and cooling sensation with added grapefruit to give a unique and pleasant aroma. Each pack contains one bath bomb that is infused with 140mg THC and 60mg CBD. Which I will say it won’t get you high but this dreamy bath bomb will definitely set the mood.
Who doesn’t want chocolate on Valentine's Day? It’s basically mandatory. Owned by Choklat which is a craft-chocolate company based in Calgary. They purchase the finest and rarest cocoa beans in the world and make it all from scratch. They use real chocolate, real vanilla, real spices and no additives whatsoever. There is nothing dietary about their ingredients so you can expect full-flavoured rich and creamy chocolate. How many more times can I say chocolate in one paragraph…
On to this Wicked Mug Brownie, it’s sweet buying treats for your lover but it’s even sweeter when you can say you made the treats as well. Sure, it's not 100% made from scratch but even putting the tiniest bit of effort into making something for someone can go a long way. The only downfall of this product is the lack of instructions on the packaging. But that’s why I’m here. It's as simple as dumping the package into a cup, adding 2 tablespoons of water and 2 teaspoons of oil, then microwaving for one minute. Like I said, just a tiny bit of effort. And there’s tons of ways you can spruce this up; add more (infused) chocolate, ice cream, fruit, anything! There’s tons of ways to make this your own, one-of-a-kind special brownie. Like all OCS regulated edibles, this brownie is 10mg THC.
The Kolab Project 232 Series was created with the collaboration between Kolab and Seance Centre. Seance Centre is a record label/retail store/curated online store founded by a group of artists, musicians, filmmakers and writers. An interesting combination that we don’t see too often in the legal market. Though it is a part of Kolabs brand, “celebrating the intersection of cannabis and culture”. And there we have the 232 Series.
This Live Rosin Jam is Kolabs newest concentrate just released this month. They flash freeze Wedding Pie, use pressure and heat as their extraction method and then finalize the product with a warm cure. No need to worry about leftover solvents here, a thoughtful gesture for your concentrate lover. The result is a gooey, honey-like consistency jam with tiny little THCA crystals throughout and with up to 10% terps, this product is sure to taste amazing. This jam is getting tons of positive feedback online so be sure to grab a batch for your beloved.
Once again BLK MKT makes an appearance on one of our blogs. And for a good reason. They continue to be one of the most potent, high-quality and consistent craft brands available. They’ve devoted themselves to finding top shelf genetics and with decades of growing experience, have managed to bring out the best in every cultivar. I’ve honestly never met someone who tried BLK MKT and said they weren’t impressed. Our cannabis stores in Oakville, Burlington and Toronto constantly receive positive customer feedback on the strains BLKMKT puts out.
If you’ve already tried the MAC Pac you can understand why I’ve included it on this list. Like me, I’m sure most of you have been disappointed by some pre-rolls out on the market. But this is honestly one of my favourite pre-roll packs and if you can get your hands on one, it will truly impress the lucky receiver of this gift. The Mac Pac features 3x1g MAC strains by BLK MKT. You have the pleasure of trying Peanut Butter Mac, LeeAnn WoMac and Macflurry (my personal favourite of the 3). Each joint has a colour coordinated tip so you know which joint is which and a boveda is included to keep these joints fresh. Nothing beats a smooth, tasty, and potent joint to share with your favourite person. What better way to bond?
Maybe this article was a little sappy for my liking, but it was fun thinking of new and unique cannabis gifts for someone. Honestly I think any kind of cannabis product would make a killer gift for Valentine’s Day. Who doesn’t love weed? And if you have no one to celebrate with, don’t sweat it. That just means more for you.