by James Han
Enjoying recreational cannabis now and then is one thing, but being a true cannabis connoisseur is another level of knowledge, curiosity and sophistication entirely. If you know someone who talks about trichomes, knows all about terpenes and treats the tasting notes of their favorite cannabis like a sommelier would for wine, you may find it difficult to get them a gift that they’ll actually use and love. Here, we’ll share our 10 favorite “stoner gifts” for the classy cannabis connoisseur in your life, whether it’s a product you can wrap or an experience you can share with them.
1. Light-Blocking Glass Storage Jars
Stashing your cannabis in the right jar can have a major impact on the shelf life and quality of your bud. If there’s a cannabis connoisseur in your life who’s still keeping their high-end strains in disposable baggies or cheap plastic canisters that don’t block out light, get them a light-filtering, airtight glass jar that shields their precious herb from damage inflicted by visible light rays. (It will still allow UV-A and infrared rays to pass through its opaque ultraviolet glass, since those actually enhance the potency of your cannabis.) Infinity Jar is the leading brand that guarantees preservation of dried goods for at least six months, with tests indicating that they might stay good for more than two years. Plus, these jars are scent proof, spill proof, heavy duty and BPA-free.
Shop now: Infinity Jar 250 ml Classic Screw Top Wide Mouth Jar ($20 at the time of writing)
2. Puff, Pass and Picnic
Nothing says you get your friend’s sophisticated palette more than a puff-and-pass picnic at your favorite park. When the weather’s warm, invite them for a daytime excursion to a quiet grassy patch and treat them to takeout, a homemade charcuterie board or summer snacks like chile mangos and savory falafel packed in glass Tupperware. (Bring along plenty of water, especially if there’s summer heat, as well as your favorite beverages kept ice-cold in insulated, reusable bottles.) Before you eat, share a few puffs of your Mistifi Over the Rainbow pen to let the triple-blend of uplifting sativa strains settle in and get you feeling a rush of energy, euphoria and — probably — some good old belly laughs.
3. High-End Water Pipe
Your friend may always have a soft spot for the multicolored glass pipes of their youth, but the adult cannabis connoisseur deserves the best kind of smoking apparatus. Upgrade their current piece with a beautiful, display-worthy glass pipe like the ones manufactured by Heir. With thoughtful flourishes of engineering and design, the Heir Waterpipe features a removable tapered glass chamber, innovative bowl that prevents spills and clogs, and low-cost replacement parts to make this gorgeous instrument a companion for life.
Shop now: Heir Waterpipe ($260 at the time of writing)
4. Scenic Road Trip
Ditch the regular weekend rotation with your friend and take them on a two-day road trip along the California coast. With stops at sleepy beach towns with breathtaking views as well as canyons, falls and passes located all over the Golden State’s sprawl, you’ll have plenty of destinations to choose from wherever you’re located. Surprise your friend by booking a cozy, quaint Airbnb or bringing camping supplies for two in the trunk of your car. Don’t forget the stash, too — whether it’s some high-quality bud or a Mistifi pen to inspire an unforgettable road trip adventure.
Related reading: 8 Adventures To Take While High
5. Odor-Canceling Stash Bag
Even seasoned enthusiasts may still feel nervous carrying their cannabis out in the open. A trusty odor-canceling stash bag is the perfect gift so your stoner friend can effortlessly transport their herb in style. The Alma stash pouch from Stashlogix features activated carbon fiber fabric and an environmentally friendly odor-blocking fabric coating to seal in any smells, with nine elastic hoops that are perfect for keeping your Mistifi pens secure. Small enough to throw in your duffel or backpack, throw over your shoulder or even turn into a makeshift fanny pack with a belt.
Buy now: Stashlogix Almag Stash Pouch ($35 at the time of writing)
6. At-Home Spa Day With Private Chef
What’s better than a spa day? How about bringing the spa to your home — where you can easily elevate your relaxing wind-down with your friend with a bit of balancing CBD or relaxing indica? Before they come over, set up a diffuser with your favorite essential oils and bring out the cannabis-infused lotions, CBD-infused beverages, Mistifi pens and any other DIY spa essentials (face masks, body scrubs and eye gels are all great choices). If you’re feeling extra fancy, hire a massage therapist to visit your home for soothing shiatsu, acupressure or Swedish massage in the comfort of your own home (if allowed, have them use a THC or CBD body butter instead of oil), and if there’s big news to celebrate or a special occasion, get a private chef to whip up a delicious meal that you and your friend can pair with your favorite cannabis blends.
7. Infuser for Edibles, Lotions and More
The most serious cannabis aficionados may have already tried their own at-home experiments with making edibles or oil infusions. If your friend has always wanted to make their own THC brownies or Bundt cakes, consider getting them the MagicalButter Machine, a favorite amongst the truly curious cannabis consumers for its precise method of infusing large-scale batches of butter, oil, glycerin and more with your choice of herb. It’s not just for edibles, either. You can make lotions and tinctures, too. In the long run, it’s a money-saving (and waste-reducing) option for the perennially passionate connoisseur in your life. (They might return the favor one day too and drop off a batch of homemade goodies.)
Buy now: MB2e MagicalButter Machine ($224.95 at the time of writing)
8. Sound and Light Show
Nothing beats a full-body immersion into sound and light when you’re spinning on a good sativa or enjoying an indica’s floaty relaxation. After a few hits of a Mistifi pen, take your friend to a nearby sound bath at your local yoga or meditation center. If you live in a city, you may be able to find an independent venue like San Francisco’s Audium, which calls itself a “theatre of sound-sculptured space.” Even setting up a hammock in your backyard or lighting a few candles in your darkened living room with a great, cerebral playlist can be a great way to treat your friend to an afternoon or evening of pure unwinding.
9. All-Hemp Care Package
If you have a friend who’s going through a tough time or feeling under the weather, creating a care package of some of their favorite goods — plus a few others you know they’d love — can be a thoughtful gesture. If your friend’s a fan of cannabis, create an all-hemp care package with an Animal Hemp Drawstring Bag handwoven from hemp and fill it with goodies including a hemp CBD relief balm, hemp lotion, CBD tinctures with Ayurvedic essential oils and more. Throw in a CBD pen so they have extra ways to find relief.
Buy now: Alternatives Global Marketplace Animal Hemp Drawstring Bag ($5.50 at the time of writing), The Root of It All REWIND Muscle Rub ($35 at the time of writing), The Root of It All REPAIR Skin Ointment ($35 at the time of writing), The Root of It All Essential Oil + CBD Tinctures ($35+ at the time of writing)
10. Booze, Sails and Smoke
Looking for a summer weekend getaway that doesn’t require extensive travel or planning but still lets you escape the bustle of the city? Treat your friend to an afternoon on the water. Rent a boat for the day and bring your favorite snacks, sandwiches, beverages of choice, swim trunks or bathing suits, and cannabis (and lots of sunscreen, obviously) to enjoy in the fresh air and sun.
James Han is a writer, editor and content strategist based in Los Angeles. When he’s not deep in a Google Doc, you can find him reading, watching films and taking long walks.
Infinity Jar – Science
Infinity Jar – 250 ml Classic Screw Top Wide Mouth Jar
Heir – Waterpipe
Stashlogix – Alma
Bespoke Post – Stashlogix Highland 3.0 Smell Proof Locking Stash Pouch
Magical – MB2e MagicalButter Machine
Audium – Home
Alternatives Global Marketplace – Animal Hemp Drawstring Bag