I’m looking for a stoner gift that helps the environment. What can you recommend?
Brava! You’re looking to help the earth while you consider a stoner gift! Let’s start with the most economical – and the easiest to transport! Organic rolling papers are better for the earth – and, theoretically, for the user. RAW organic natural hemp papers are available at most specialty smoke shops and online, but your average gas station or liquor store is not likely to carry them.
For a more lasting stoner gift, turn to Etsy or a shop like it – updated lists of the best “homemade” e-shops are popping up everywhere. Alternately, seek out artists, artisans, and craftspeople you trust, and commission them. Marijuana-themed art – paintings, songs, sculptures – as well as functional staples like napkins, towels, and even clocks can go marijuana themed. You’re helping the environment by using natural materials of your choosing – and you’re helping the community by keeping it local.
A Google or Amazon search will pull up organic marijuana-themed menstrual pads, natural bamboo iPhone cases, hemp tote bags with marijuana prints, and much more. Your natural, organic, USA-made stoner gift is only a click away.
Finally, remember that a stoner gift can be an experience, and you can make it as “eco” as you want. From a stroll along the beach to a trip to an eco-resort in a marijuana-friendly atmosphere, a little journey might just be the stoner gift they’ll never forget.
Where do I begin my search for a stoner gift?
Start by narrowing your search. What’s your budget? Whether shopping online or in person, set your price before you start searching and stand firm. Modify e-searches according to price, and go elsewhere – to Amazon, Google, Etsy, and beyond – before raising your limit. If you’re shopping locally, keep in mind that some stoner gift retailers are working for themselves rather than a corporate conglomerate, and are thus often more willing to haggle.
Next, remind yourself what the recipient is like. What do they value and appreciate? Where are they in their life? For example, if they’ve been stressed at work lately, consider a stoner gift to the tune of a spa visit, favorite shampoo and conditioner set, indulgent set of incense, or marijuana-inspired candles. Calming reggae music or marijuana-scented oil will go a long way in easing a stoner’s fretting mind.
And for a modern and yet classic stoner gift that’s made to share, indulge in Shine Papers, 24- carat gold rolling papers that will elevate any occasion.
What about clothing as a stoner gift?
Comfortable, stylish stoner gifts you can wear will last season after season – if you choose wisely. Hemp, a byproduct of the marijuana plant, is durable, natural, and good for the planet.
Hemp makes for beautiful clothes, slippers, and bags – try searching online for The Hempest, Patagonia, or Prana for high-quality hemp pieces.
So what’s on the cutting edge of stoner gifts?
Vaporizing technology represents the newest, most intriguing stoner trend of the decade. As vape retailers are cropping up from coast to coast, technology is scrambling to keep up. These days, discreet, lipstick-sized vaporizers are all the rage. They’re portable and streamlined, and available in plastic, metal, wood, or even gold.
Apart from the surge of vaporizing technology on the stoner gift market, another movement is making headway: Independent, small-time e-boutiques are at the forefront of the stoner gifts industry. From snug marijuana accessories holders to slim, funky “dab tools” to Kush Kutters, marijuana-shaped cookie cutters, there’s no limit to the stoner gift expansion.
Which stoner gifts may be purchased and used legally?
First of all, although marijuana is being increasingly decriminalized – and social accepted - globally, it’s still considered illegal on a federal level, at least in the United States. And those travelling abroad should think twice before flaunting any stoner gifts before taking to the streets, the clubs, or the airport. Gifts with marijuana insignia, like apparel, and items that smell strongly of marijuana could raise the level of attention you draw.
That being said, stoner gifts need not contain marijuana, and those that don’t are not illegal – at least not in the US. Pipes, bongs, papers, and grinders, once used, could incriminate you, so even as enthusiasm for marijuana soars, use caution in flaunting your stoner gift.