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A Foodie’s Cannabis Holiday Gift Guide For California’s First Legalized-Holiday

The following Cannabis Holiday Gift Guide content is intended for persons over the age of 21 in California. If that is not you, please go find other delicious content.

With marijuana now recreationally legal in California, ‘tis the season to consider greenery as a gift for your friends and loved ones. What better way to celebrate the first legalized-holiday here in Cali, than with a cannabis holiday gift guide, amiright?

Admittedly, I’m just as curious as you all might be when it comes to what products would make the best cannabis holiday gift guide. Especially considering that the normalization of their use is still very new to the majority of legal cannabis consumers. But trust, walk with me, and we’ll navigate these murky bong waters together.

Forward-thinking dispensaries, such as Blüm in Santa Ana, CA, are great spots for both the pot-loving and pot-curious, with their knowledgeable staff and wide selection of premium quality cannabis products.

Whether you’re giving for the connoisseur, the foodie or the health conscious in your life, this Cannabis Holiday Gift Guide is here to guide you through the holi-daze of gift giving in the name of wellness or even if you’re just curious. We got you:

Dosist Pens

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Dosist was thinking higher when they created cannabis vape pens that ensure accurate dosing with each puff. These pens are great gifts for beginners who are still building up their tolerance for THC, because you’re getting exact dosing with each hit. Dosist has pens available in various specific formulas like bliss, passion, and more.

Henry’s Original Smokes

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Pre-rolls are always clutch when you’re looking to take some flower on the go but don’t have the time to roll up one. Or if you’re like most of us, we’ve yet to perfect our joint rolling technique. With Henry’s Original Smokes, you’re covered and have the peace of mind knowing you’re puffing on heirloom cannabis grown by expert cultivators.

Double Barrel Vape

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Should you have that special someone in your life who simply enjoys the finer things, perhaps this Double Barrel Vape would be of interest. The Double Barrel Vape grants you the power to mix and match different oil and concentrate blends in unlimited combinations. It’s equipped with two separate barrels intended to house different oil blends. Have it your way and puff away, friends.

Canndescent Pre-Rolls

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Ultra-premium pre-rolls are Canndescent’s thing. These pre-rolls ensure you’re lighting up with only the best, even when you’re on-the-go. Perfect for the connoisseur you know.

 

Kiva Confections Terra Bites Blueberries

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Foodies and relief-seekers alike appreciate the pleasant duo of tasty blueberries and luscious chocolate in Kiva Confections’ Terra Bites Blueberries. These medicated blueberries are a manageable 5mg each. That makes it easy to monitor your high, which is extremely advised the way these things are so addictive. If I’m going to a theme park, I usually have a few of these on deck. The Magic Kingdom is much more magical on these berries.

Kiva Confections Holiday Bars

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Kiva’s penchant for tasty THC-laced treats is known far and wide to discerning consumers. It’s only natural that the highly regarded brand of edibles gets in on the holiday spirit with their new themed chocolate bars.

Plus Blueberry Gummies

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Looking for some elevation ASAP? Try Plus’ dosed cannabis blueberry gummies. At just 5mg a piece, they’re a convenient and controllable snacking option for the THC-lovers in your life.

Kiva Camino Gummies: Pineapple Habanero

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Each flavor of Kiva’s Camino gummies are designed to transport you to your own happy place, with a Cali-specific vibe, of course. The fruity stimulation is enhanced with only the finest terpenes, ensuring maximum arousal of the senses. For example, the Pineapple Habanero flavor is an uplifting trio of fresh pineapples, kickin’ habanero, and inspiring sativa terpenes. These gummies are the perfect invigoration to put you in that “California State of Mind.”

Mellows Marshmallows

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These low-dose, artisanal gourmet marshmallows are an indulgent treat for the astute sweet tooth you know. Mellows are a unique, medicated treat that ditches the old notion of low-grade edibles as the only way for foodies to get lifted. Plus, they’re small batch and singular in quality, making it super easy to dose.

 

Breez Cannabis Sprays

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Like getting blown on Binaca, Breez cannabis sprays have got your back if you’re looking to get medicated and minty fresh breath. Or, if you have that one homie whose breath is kickin’ harder than Conor McGregor.

Kush Queen Bath Bombs

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If you want your loved one to take relaxation to the next level, shower them with Kush Queen Bath Bombs this Christmas. These lush bath treats use lab tested cannabis oil and premium oil blends. They’ll make you feel all kinds of ways — namely rejuvenated, soothed, and energized, without all the psychoactive effects.

Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm

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For those looking for alternative pain relief, without the spacey results, look no further than the CBD cannabis balm from Papa & Barkley. Their highly regarded balms provide “releaf” to applied areas sans any psychoactive properties.

Papa & Barkley Releaf Body Oil

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Papa & Barkley definitely know how to bring the “releaf,” this time in their body oils. Perfect for enhanced massage experiences or simply easy application in hard to reach spots, this body oil is a great way to relax the senses and distribute crucial cannabinoids into problem areas.

We were able to find all items highlighted in this Cannabis Holiday Gift Guide at Blüm. Find your nearest location here.

 

Disclaimers:

  • This content was created in partnership with Blüm. 
  • These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
  • The statements in this article are for informational and educational purposes only. This does not constitute an advertisement or offer to sell any marijuana or other cannabis-derived products. It is intended for persons over the age of 21.
  • Although Marijuana is recreationally legal in California and Nevada, you must be at least 21 years of age to buy, possess or consume cannabis products of any kind. It is illegal to sell or advertise cannabis-derived products to anyone under the age of 21 or in locations where persons under 21 are expected to be found.
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11 Adorable Food Gadgets That Your Valentine Will Love

There’s officially less than a week before Valentine’s Day, which means you probably still need to buy a gift, make reservations, and maybe even find a Valentine. So, in order to help you through this process, this gift guide should assist in finding something truly unique that will stand out more than some cheap candy — and will probably taste better too.

This year, instead of relying solely on the florist or a gourmet chocolatier — find something that will capture the essence of love, while also serving a physical purpose. For those of us caught up in the Valentine’s Day gift struggle to swoon your favorite foodie, these easy to find, food-centric gift ideas won’t break the bank, and will show Bae how much you care.

Covered X & O Silicone Ice Cube Tray 

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Looking for a cute and classy way to tell your lover, you want to XOXO them all over? Using this awesome ice tray from Bed Bath and Beyond, might be the easiest way. As they say, love is in the air on Valentine’s Day — and now it will be in your drink! $12.99, online only. 

Heart-Shaped Measuring Cups

Heartshaped Measuring cups

Although these heart-shaped measuring cups won’t hold flowers, they’ll definitely hold flour. These romantic, yet functional kitchen utensils are the perfect gift for the adorable baker or chef in your life. This is also the next best way to tell your sweetheart that you’re in love with their cooking.

Food-Themed Enamel Pins 

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Do you love pizza more than your Valentine, but can’t admit it? That’s okay because these adorable enamel pins by The Sleepy Mountain will be the best way show them what’s most important. $10

Peas in a Pod Salt and Pepper Shaker 

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The genius minds who create the adorable things at Smoko Inc. usually have the perfect gift for any occasion. While some Valentine’s Day gifts might seem a bit cheesy, Smoko’s Peas in a Pod Salt & Pepper Shaker will always remind your Valentine of the special bond you share — and will help make every meal just a bit more delicious. $19.99

Adorable Emoji Portable Chargers

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Is your darling always complaining about their phone dying? WattzUp Power is the portable problem solver. Right now, they have super cute designs, like the Smitten Kitten emoji that are purrfect for Valentine’s Day.  But, wait — how is this related to food? Think about it, now you’ll never have to worry about your battery dying if you have to call for some delivery.  $39.99

An Awesome Nacho Cookbook

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We all know that nachos are awesome. What’s even better is a whole cookbook on nacho recipes can that easily be recreated for any occasion  — you know, not just one time on a certain night in February — hint, hint. But, that should at least give you some ideas. ¡Buenos Nachos! by Gina Hamadey, $25

Can You Feel My Love Buzz?

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Let’s face it, there’s nothing wrong with having a few drinks on Valentine’s Day, but what about after? Your lover will always crack a smile every time he or she reaches to crack open a bottle. $22.00, 

Food Grade Coconut Bath Soak 

CoconutMilk_BathSoakBesides food, the next best thing about Valentine’s Day is getting pampered. Herbivore’s food grade coconut milk bath soak combines the best of both! $18.00

Chocolate Melting Pot

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Chocolate dipped strawberries are super delicious, but it’s been done over and over again. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on a box of week old strawberries, you can show your Valentine how resourceful and creative you are when you bust out this chocolate melting pot and create some chocolate dipped treats of your own. $17.99

Heart-Shaped Tea Infuser

Heart Shaped Tea InfuserValentine’s Day is only one day a year, so why spend money on something that’s just going to get thrown out in a week. This heart-shaped tea infuser will allow your favorite tea lover to feel the warmth of your love while brewing cup after cup of delicious homemade tea. $6.21

Cooking Set with Valentine’s Day Recipe E-book

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This might be the best thing on this list. Before you spend your life savings on an overpriced steak dinner, it might be easier — and less expensive — to learn how to cook for once in your life. This cooking set comes with two e-books, one specifically for Valentine’s Day recipes. $17.48

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A Gift Guide of 6 Ridiculously Expensive Things You Can’t Afford

Christmas is the perfect time to get and gift friends and loved ones with ridiculously expensive things we/they don’t need. So while everyone’s stuffing stockings with iPhones, iPads, Gucci underwear and tickets to the moon, we’re (theoretically) gifting everyone unfortunate enough to be our friends and family with the most outrageously priced food-related  gifts we’ve encountered over the year. Like smelly, stinky cheese and old-a** liqueur, for example.

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1. Donkey Cheese for $567 LB

Nothing says ballin’ like sweet sweet donkey cheese wrapped in a pretty bow

 

2. A $9000 Cocktail

Girl, let me buy you a drank for Christmas.

 

3. $26,000 Truffle Dinner that comes with an $11,500 Watch

Because your mom has totally been eyeing that truffle salad and watch combo in the window.

 

4. Stainless-Steel Starbucks Gift Card

While the $450 Stainless-Steel Starbucks Gift Card has already sold-out on Gilt.com, you can still buy one for a mere $8000 on eBay. Lucky you!

 

5. Caviar Gift Basket

“Omg! A caviar gift basket! How did you know it’s what I’ve always wanted?!? You’re the bestest,” said No One, ever.

 

 

6. 100% Bacon Silk Scarf

This is a no-brainer. A must for every bougie-bacon lover in your life.

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The Sriracha Lover’s Gift Guide, for Everyone and Their Moms

Face it, no matter how well you know a person, holiday shopping is hard. Great, your bestie’s a craft beer snob. But that Moleskine Beer Journal you’ve been eyeing? He’s already got it. And that super-ironic Bacon Scarf for your super-ironic vegan friend? Yeah, his super-ironic sister’s out buying it as we speak.

Luckily, Sriracha is the every-foodie’s milk and honey, so if you’re scrambling to find a gift for your favorite person with taste buds, rest assured these cock-sauce-inspired gifts are sure to melt even the coldest, most snobby foodie heart.

Observe:

1. Boxers – Hot.

$19 @ The Oatmeal

2. Lollipops – Sriracha in totally sweet, totally suckable lolly form? Super-hot.

4 for $10 @ Lollyphile

3. Lip Balm – So Sriracha lovers everywhere can virtually make out with the sun-ripened liquid of the gods. Super-Mega-Ultra-Hot.

$4 @ J&D’s

4. Popcorn – Less hot, but a totally solid alternative to butter.

3 for $13 @ J&D’s

4. Cookbooks – In regular and “Veggie-Lover’s” form; the rooster don’t judge.

$12 @ Amazon

5. Aprons – Comes with two “perfectly sized cock holsters Sriracha bottle holsters.”

$19 @ The Oatmeal

6. Water Bottles — Perfect for scaring random passerby with your bravado.

Sold out, but still awesome! H/T: Gage + Desoto

7. Tote Bags – Totes for carrying Sriracha bottles around everywhere. Obviously.

$16 @ The Oatmeal

8. Printed T-Shirts (also bumper stickers, etc.) – For sharing rooster-y love with the world.

$19 @ The Oatmeal

9. And finally, Pho – For curing all illness, sharing some heartfelt bonding time and hearkening back to the cock sauce’s illustrious culinary roots.

~$3-7 most places