From CBD skincare to infused olive oil, this roundup of DIY goodies will delight your pals – even the ones who don’t know they love cannabis yet.
With only 5 weeks until the holidays (!) it’s time to start thinking about your gift list. Keep stress to a minimum this year – avoid the mall, and opt for handmade gifts from the heart for the peeps you love. These DIY gifts are quick and easy to make (really), don’t require a huge budget, and make for beautiful gifts for both the cannabis-curious and yet-to-be-cannabis curious. In other words, you don’t have to love pot to appreciate these DIY treats. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get those creative juices flowing.
A CBD Skincare Treatment
Treat your hardworking friend to a made-with-love skincare ritual with the added benefits of CBD. Just get your hands on a few key natural ingredients and pure CBD oil – the real stuff, you’ll definitely want to avoid knockoffs – and whip up one of these DIY skincare recipes (hempy sugar scrub, anyone? Or maybe an blue majik face mask sounds more your style?) Especially if your pal had a challenging 2019, a super-sumptuous CBD skincare ritual is what the doctor ordered this holiday season.
A Bottle of Infused Olive Oil
Even if you’ve never made cannabutter or infused oil, you can totally handle this 6-step infused olive oil recipe from the kitchen of Toronto-based Chef Adrian Forte. All you need is some good olive oil, dried flower, a fine mesh strainer and a bit of patience. It’s an easy way to elevate any dish simply by drizzling over as a finisher, or added into baked goods to make some magic happen. The at-home edibles chef (or aspiring edibles chef) on your list will thank you many times over.
A Box of Cannabis Teas
Tea lovers who haven’t experienced high tea don’t know what they’re missing. Gift your friend a box of CBD or THC infused tea bags to use when they fancy a cup, or make them a jug of sweetened iced tea to use for cocktails. Hot or cold, this simple 3-ingredient tea will soothe the mind, body and soul.
A Batch of Weed Brownies
During the truly cloying time of the holidays, who actually wants more tins of cookies? The answer is, no one. Unless of course, those cookies are edibles. These weed brownies are the quintessential edible – rich, indulgent, universally-well-loved, and just the right amount of nostalgic. Make a big batch and you’ll have offerings for a few friends and acquaintances. (Just make sure you mark them adequately – especially if your giftees have kids!)
Infused Bath Salts
Give the gift of the perfect winter self-care ritual – an herbacious, salty, cannabis-infused healing bath. This infused bath salts recipe created by natural health practitioner / aromatherapy expert Charlene Freedom relies on infused coconut oil and lavender and peppermint essential oils to rejuvenate the skin and muscles, and bring about a feeling of deep chill. As a post-holiday detox, or a cold-season immune booster, it’s the perfect self-care companion.
The Perfect Joint and a Gift Basket of Munchies
Give them what they want! Roll up the perfect joint and nestle it into a gift basket full of treats your friend loves. Healthy, sinful, or a mix of both, a basket of munchies and a joint is simply, the perfect night in. Especially if your friend has a stressful holiday ahead of them, there’s no way they won’t love you for this.