Best Holiday Gift Guide: CBD for Every Family Member

December 7, 2019  •  By Bethan Rose

Best Holiday Gift Guide: CBD for Every Family Member

It won’t be much longer until sleigh bells are ringing, so you’d better get started on your shopping for the holidays! This year, 37% of Americans are expected to spend in excess of $1,000 on Christmas gifts for loved ones. An additional 21% will fork out $500-$999, 27% will indulge $100-$499 and fewer than 3% will fork out over $100.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is sure to constitute a large percentage of what Americans spend their money on. Why not consider welcoming a new festive tradition this year by bestowing budget-friendly CBD gifts upon family members? After all, the non-psychoactive cannabinoid is emerging as one of the hottest products on the market right now; forecast to reach $23.7 billion in U.S. sales by 2023.

Should you have plenty of people to buy for, this versatile ingredient is sure to satisfy. With so many CBD gift options suffusing the wellness market, you really can hit everyone’s sweet spot. Plus, if you know what to look for, you can easily stretch your budget, too.

CBD and the Human Body Have a Unique Relationship

Us humans have a closer relationship with cannabinoids – cannabis-derived compounds – than we may have initially realized. The human body actually produces its own cannabinoids – A.K.A. cannabinoids – that are regulated in the  endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Inside the ECS is where the magic happens. This unique system comprises a network of receptors that produce varying therapeutic effects, once triggered. As a result of poor lifestyle habits, illness or injury, endocannabinoids may become depleted over time.

Enter CBD, which can cooperate with receptors in the ECS to help maintain homeostasis and regulate various bodily functions.

CBD Gift Options for Spreading Festive Season Joy

A wide variety of CBD products are sprinkled around the market, and the differing methods of consumption allow for easy integration into anyone’s lifestyle. When buying for someone else, consider CBD gifts that provide the most convenience and suitability for their lifestyle.

Topical 

Aside from reacting on CB1 and CB2 receptors to mediate its effects, CBD has also been proven to influence TRPV-1 and GPR55 receptors. Since these receptors are found in the skin – thus making them largely responsible for managing inflammation and pain signaling – CBD topical solutions like the Cool Relief Balm 1000mg, Lavender Pain Relief Cream Pump, CBD Muscle Rub and Lavender Infused CBD Pain Wipes could work wonders for soothing the skin during the winter months.

Edibles

Slip a CBD Raspberry Chocolate Bar into someone’s stocking or treat a family member to a glass of CBD Lemonade 250mg on Christmas Eve. The therapeutic effects of CBD will last through the night, if ingested in the evening. Edibles release their effects slowly; for approximately 5-8 hours. Less lung irritation can be enjoyed by consumers who opt for our CBD Rainbow Belts 250mg, as opposed to something smokable.

Flower

Know somebody who smokes too many cigarettes? Flower can be smoked as an alternative to tobacco smoking! In fact, University College London researchers published an article in the journal Addictive Behaviors revealing how CBD successfully reduced tobacco cravings in cigarette smokers. Examples of some CBD flower products that would be happily received by a seasoned smoker include the Ancient Lime Pre-Roll, Critical Cush Pre-Roll, Blue Skittlez Pre-Roll or Cookies Pre-Roll.

Concentrates

Vaping CBD-rich concentrates is a fast, effective and discreet option for those who seek swift-releasing effects on the move, or in the privacy of one’s own home. Concentrated CBD products – like the Lemon Vape Pen (Revive) 250mg, OG Kush CBD Dab (1g) and Cinnamon Vape Pen (Focus) – 250mg – make the perfect holiday gift, thanks to the accurate dosing they provide. Due to the fact that cannabinoid vapor offers better bioavailability for the body to absorb CBD’s goodness, products like this Strawberry Vanilla CBD Vape Juice and Bubble Gum (Uplifting) 1000mg are also recommended.

Capsules

First-time consumers who don’t want to have to inhale anything to experience the benefits of dosing with CBD may prefer a bundle of capsules for Christmas! The CBD Pills (Recover), CBD Pills (Boost) and CBD Pills (Rest) will set your loved one up for a healthy New Year. Non-addictive and convenient, capsules take 30-45 minutes for full absorption into the body, but the effects are long-lasting.

Conclusion

As an ever-growing market that is constantly being bulked up with new CBD gift options, there is no better time to start testing out what the CBD industry has to offer than the festive season.

Studies into CBD may be ongoing, but it is good to know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is gradually getting on-board with CBD, what with the Agency approving GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex as a prescribable epilepsy medicine in June 2018.

Bethan Rose

Bethan Rose

Bethan Rose is a passionate cannabis advocate/consumer, writer and traveler with no permanent address. Currently based on the Indonesian island of Bali, she can usually be found curating cannabis content on her hammock.