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Cannabis Gift Buying Guide

By Danyal Swan January 19, 2023
Cannabis Gift Buying Guide

In search of the perfect gift for your cannabis loving friend? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through everything from where to find awesome cannabis-related gifts for the mom who enjoys a morning joint, to unique rolling trays and even cannabis-inspired fashion. We've included thoughtful presents as well as gifts with an element of fun so whatever their flavor or budget, you'll be sure to find the perfect gift.

So grab yourself a nice heady cup of tea, turn on some chill tunes and let's go exploring!

Your Cannabis Gift Guide Questionnaire

Wondering what to gift your marijuana-loving mate? Take our quiz and find out! We'll suggest the perfect cannabis present that matches their personality. No guesswork required - just answer a few questions and let us do all the work for you!

What Kind of Cannabis User Are They and What Cannabis Products Do They Generally Like to Use?

  • Classic: prefer the tried-and-true smokable flower
  • Adventurous: always looking for new methods and varieties
  • Sweet Tooth: like using candies and baked goods to consume cannabis
  • Everything: enjoys all different types of cannabis
  • Self-Care: looking to utilize cannabis to relax and rejuvenate

When it comes to cannabis, not only can the perfect option depend on what you're looking for - whether that be a quick and short duration or something more prolonged - but also your personal preferences. If smoking and vaping isn't really your giftee’s thing, no worries; if they’re more adventuruous then there are still many paths worth exploring! So take some time to get to know them and unlock all the various options out there with the help of this key question: how do YOU like consuming cannabis?

What Is Your Budget for Your Cannabis Gift?

  • $25-$50
  • $75-$100
  • $50-$75
  • $100-$150

Before you start shopping, do yourself a favor and set some spending boundaries - that way you won’t go overboard when you see the amazing array of gift ideas. Within your predetermined budget you can find something special within any price range - and maybe even have a little something leftover to buy a gift for yourself too. Don’t worry, we won’t tell!

Does Your Friend Already Use Cannabis Products and Do You Know Their Preferred Brands or Products?

  • Edibles: Cannabis edibles are a great choice for people who want to consume cannabis but prefer not to smoke or use other inhalation methods.
  • Extracts: Using cannabis extracts is a more potent way to explore the benefits of cannabis.
  • Flower: Many people find that smoking or vaporizing flower allows for a more nuanced experience than consuming oil-based products.
  • Pre-rolls: Cannabis pre-rolls are increasingly popular among cannabis aficionados, providing a convenient way to enjoy a quality smoking experience.
  • Tinctures: Cannabis tinctures are a popular alternative to smoking marijuana, offering numerous benefits from ease of use, to discreteness and portability.
  • Topicals: Not only can topicals provide localized relief for aches, pains, and chronic skin conditions without any systemic absorption of the active compounds, but they can also be used as a way to nourish the skin with beneficial plant-based terpenes and fatty acids.
  • Vape Cartridges: Vapes have been designed to provide a smoother and more enjoyable experience that many find preferable to smoking or consuming edible products.

With the ever-expanding world of cannabis, there is no shortage of options to choose from. Whether you want something classic and pungent like a joint or discreetly portable like a vape pen, whatever tickles your fancy – it's out there! Be sure to do some research on potency, flavors and desired effects before settling into your perfect pick - knowledge is power in this game!

Are There Any Specific Items You Would Like to Receive as a Cannabis Gift?

Cannabis users are always adding new tools to their belt, and often, what you’d like to receive is often a great idea for someone else, including:

  • Grinders: A grinder can save time, preserve and catch trichomes, and result in a slower burn than hand grinding.
  • Vape Pen Batteries: Vape cartridges generally use a 510-thread cartridge, though there are many brands that also use their own proprietary battery. An artistic battery based on someone’s personality always makes for a thoughtful gift!
  • Water Pipes: The water chamber allows for the smoke to cool in a way that causes cleaner, smoother, and stronger hits. Check out our full guide to bongs for more ideas on finding the perfect piece.
  • Butter Makers: For those that enjoy making homemade edibles, a cannabis butter maker can make the process much simpler and from home.
  • Flower and Concentrate Vaporizers: Flower vaporizers are popular because no burning of flower is required, while concentrate vaporizers - also known as dab e-rigs and dab pens - are available in different comfort levels, from newbie to cannaisseur.

If you're looking for a gift that keeps on giving, cannabis accessories can't be beat! These essential items are sure to please even the most seasoned smokers – because there's always room for one more in their collection.

Have You Ever Given Someone a Cannabis Gift Before? If So, What Were Some of the Challenges You Faced When Gifting?

  • Disliked the taste or effects of that cannabis strain
  • Already owned the cannabis accessory that was gifted, and did not want or need another
  • Preferred other methods of cannabis intake
  • Wanted something with lower amounts of THC

When it comes to finding the perfect present, there's nothing quite like gifting cannabis. But you gotta be careful; not everyone appreciates its effects in precisely the same way, and not all states allow for gifting of cannabis! To avoid any sticky situations (pun fully intended!), just have a chat with your bud-ee and get all of their preferences sorted out before making that purchase – guaranteed they'll love whatever 420-friendly treat ends up on their doorstep! For gifting rules, be sure to take a peep at our cannabis state resources for your Zen state guidelines.

The Cannabis Enthusiast's Gift Guide

Now that you have explored the questionnaire and you’re a little more confident in your cannabis gift-giving abilities let’s explore some of the best cannabis gifts of the season. Your loved ones are guaranteed to enjoy these gifts, and you will love them just as much if you've done a little soul-searching with our self-questionnaire.

If you picked:

  • Mostly As, you or your giftee might be a classic cannabis enthusiast
  • Mostly Bs may mean you’re adventurous
  • Mostly Cs speak to cannabis lovers with a sweet tooth
  • Mostly Ds may mean you’re in it for the self-care

This is far from scientific, so feel free to find your gift from any of these categories. But, keeping the cannabis personality in mind, here are some Zen Leaf-curated ideas for gifts that suit each unique cannabis personality type.

For the Classic Cannabis Enthusiast

Verano Cannabis Grinder and Pipe

If you live for the classics, then nothing beats the gift of natural cannabis! Whether it's grinders, glass pipes or papers- any purist will appreciate these awesomely old school accessories for any special occasion.

Cannabis Grinder

When it comes to cannabis, you can rock the old-school manual grinder or step up your game with a high-quality electric version. Not only will your grind be more consistent for slower burning sessions — but electric grinders give techies something special to geek out about!

Glass Pipe

Glass pipes are the go-to tool for a timeless smoking experience. From colors to shapes and designs, there is an endless range of options out there just waiting for you! Forget about extra flavors - this is pure elegance from your very first puff. The perfect pipe awaits…

For the Adventurous

For those bold enough to blaze new trails, there's no shortage of gift ideas for the intrepid cannabis user! From subscription boxes stuffed with goodies perfect for puffing in style, to inventive smoking accessories that bring a high-tech twist on time-tested favorites - these gifts are sure to make any smoker smile.

Rolling Machine and Papers

A rolling machine isn't just a useful tool - it's an art form! Perfectly hand-rolled cannabis joints bring together style, sophistication and – let’s not forget the most important part – blissful relaxation. Get your favorite traditional stoner in your life this exquisite gift that they can enjoy for years to come (or should we say puffs).

Smart Dab Rig

For those who truly appreciate the art of concentrate, a smart electronic dab rig offers an unparalleled experience. With precise temperature control and customizable settings, you can make each session perfectly tailored to your preferences - whether it be Fahrenheit or Celsius! Even if you're new to cannabis consumption, these sleek rigs provide simple yet powerful functionality that even experienced users will love.

Cannabis Decarboxylator

For those that enjoy cannabis edibles, a decarboxylator makes a great gift. The cannabinoids in the bud of your choice can be activated by the decarboxylation process, allowing them to exhibit their intended effects when consumed. This nifty device does all the hard work of activating cannabinoids in bud - no more infusing your home with an aroma reminiscent of pungent skunkiness. Now that's something worth celebrating... over some edible treats perhaps?!

For the User with a Sweet Tooth

Pre-made edibles, from soft chews and hard candies to drinks, snacks, baked goods, and even spreads can be purchased from your local Zen Leaf Dispensary. Purchasing professionally created products guarantees that the combination of sweet treats and cannabis strains will work together. Plus, you won’t need to find time to make them yourself.

Butter Maker

That said, if you really enjoy baked canna treats, it can become expensive to purchase pre-made edibles on a frequent basis. Alternatively, it is possible to bake edibles in your own home instead of buying them. While our cannabutter recipe is fairly simple to follow, a butter maker can make creating homemade edibles a snap.

For the Cannabis User Who Likes Everything

Some people are just fans of cannabis no matter the form—and that’s something we can get behind. These are great gifts for the versatile cannabis enthusiasts in your life.

Cannabis Grow Kit

Give the gift of green-fingered gardening with a cannabis growing kit! Whether your loved one is already an enthusiastic user, or just curious about what lies behind those pungent leaves, it's sure to be a unique and fun way for them to explore.

Before splurging on a kit, remember that cannabis state regulations vary. Make sure you’re in a state that allows home grow before adding to cart!

Edible Cookbook

For the friend that loves cooking and cannabis, an edibles cookbook will open even more avenues to enjoy. Though brownies are great, there are a host of other cannabis-friendly recipes out there. A cookbook may even suggest dishes you’d never considered infusing with cannabis. A home chef's dream!


Cannabis mints are the ideal gift for the versatile cannabis user. These potent mints can be used in almost any situation and environment. They work best as a discreet way to partake in your cannabis hobby without any outside judgment.

Note: Most Zen Leaf locations carry mints, be sure to check out a dispensary near you to discover all cannabis products available in your state

Cannabis User Who Likes Everything

For the Cannabis User Invested in Self-Care

Cannabis can be a wonderful way to treat yourself and relax. See how you can share your Zen with these self-care gift ideas.

Canna Bath Soak

Few things are more relaxing than taking a bath in a calm, soothing environment. That relaxation can be boosted even further by adding a cannabis bath soak, like the Lavender Epsom Salt Soak by Avexia (pictured above). This Salt Soak contains cannabis oil infused with all-natural ingredients, offering deeply comforting relief. The combination of cannabis oil and other essential oil blends will seep into the hot water, elevating your pampered experience.

Cannabis-Infused Body Cream

Give yourself the gift of ultimate pampering, and treat your skin to a luxurious cannabis body cream! It's the perfect way to indulge in an at-home spa experience, with calming localized effects that'll leave you feeling seriously relaxed. Moisturization perfection - it doesn't get better than this!

Cannabis Oil Diffuser

Take a trip down memory lane with the age-old wisdom of aromatherapy and cannabis! Blending together thousands of years' worth of traditional remedies, terpene diffusing oils will fill your home or office with an aroma reminiscent of nothing less than your favorite marijuana strain. Step into the past - today!

Verano Merch for Cannabis Fans

Verano Merch

Take your cannabis fandom to the next level with Verano's latest collection of stylish apparel! From cozy hoodies for chilly days to classic hats, we've got something special for every herb enthusiast out there. Stop by any Zen Leaf Dispensary in Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey today - it might just be love at first sight!

Find Your Ideal Cannabis Gift at Zen Leaf

Still unsure? Head on over to any of our Zen Leaf locations to talk with a cannabis advisor who can add valuable information if you need a little more guidance. Stop in or shop online to finalize your cannabis gift wish list.

If you’ve got a cannabis fan in your life, now you don't have to worry about what to get for their next birthday or other special occasion — one of the gifts from our guide is sure to put a smile on their face! That said, if no one special comes to mind there is no shame in picking out these goodies as a gift for yourself, we totally won't judge!

Go ahead and treat yo self: cannabis is about well being after all!

Digital Content Manager for MÜV Florida and Zen Leaf Dispensaries. A cannabis connoisseur with a passion for explaining the miraculous possibility of the plant, Swan began her journey with cannabis as a recreational user and quickly realized its positive impact on her depression and severe anxiety. She joined the cannabis industry as Receptionist and MedTender and witnessed first-hand the immense potential of the plant for a wide variety of ailments, deepening her passion for alternative medicine. Swan is dedicated to self-education on the plant and sharing its potential with all. She holds a Journalism degree from the University of Iowa.

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