CBD was everywhere in 2020. It’s one of the hottest trends in the skincare and beauty world, and there are countless CBD products designed to relieve stress or treat chronic pain, sore muscles and aches and pain — although we won’t speak to their effectiveness. Today, you can find CBD (cannabidiol) in everything from skin serums to aftershave and even candles.
CBD is a chemical compound that comes from the cannabis plant. Unlike THC, the ingredient in marijuana that gets you high, CBD is not psychoactive. Because CBD isn’t criminalized like marijuana, it’s become a popular product, with countless people attesting to its many alleged wonder properties. In a recent blog post at the Cedars-Sinai website, Dr. Nima Gharavi said that CBD may have anti-inflammatory and hydrating properties. While there haven’t been many studies on it, there’s anecdotal evidence that it can soothe and balance skin, especially when it comes to dealing with redness, breakouts and dry skin issues. Many people also take CBD to relieve anxiety and stress.
However, if you have a CBD-obsessed friend or family member, then CBD beauty products can be a great Christmas gift for women. A nice CBD lip balm may be the perfect stocking stuffer, and there are plenty of other CBD gifts to choose from this holiday season.
1. Kush Queen Iconic CBD Beauty Collection
BEST FOR BEAUTY QUEENS
Looking to wow a gift recipient this holiday? How about a skincare gift set from a company that’s been written up in Rolling Stone, Vogue, Out, Elle and a dozen top-notch publications. The Kush Queen Iconic CBD Beauty Collection gift set contains the foundation of great skincare with their Kingdm Cosmetics Foto Blur CBD Primer, Kingdm Cosmetics Foto Set CBD Setting Spray, Renew CBD Sugar Scrub, and Defynt CBD Skin Serum. The primer’s used before applying foundation and the setting spray is used after makeup is applied to set it for hours. The sugar scrub can be used on the face and body to exfoliate, clean and moisturize skin. The skin serum is a vegan-friendly, anti-aging lightweight moisturizer.
2. B Great Soothe & Smooth Holiday Bundle
BEST CBD GIFTS FOR GUYS
Does your guy suffer from razor burn and chapped lips? Poor guy. Rescue him this holiday season with B Great’s holiday bundle. All B Great products are kosher, non-GMO and pesticide-free. The unscented hemp aftershave lotion is a blend of calming chamomile, aloe and 100% full-spectrum CBD. It gives relief to irritated skin. Their Hemp Lip Defense is the companion item in this holiday gift set. This hydrating balm is made with coconut oil, Shea butter and hemp. B Great’s been written up in magazines like Forbes, The Daily Beast and Martha Stewart.
3. Elina Organics CBD Ageless Restoring Hand Cream
BEST FOR HANDS THAT HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS
Let’s be honest, winter weather is a brutal beast when it comes to hands. It seems that the cold combined with the wind turns the skin on your hands into a rough, dry mess. Elina Organics, based in Kalamazoo has been creating organic skincare that’s free of parabens, sulfates, toxic preservatives, harsh chemicals that are cruelty-free for years. Their unisex CBD hand cream is rich mix of sunflower seed oil, CBD isolate, birch juice, arnica and other good-for-you ingredients.
4. Beekman 1802 Milk Drops + CBD High & Dry Facial Oil
BEST FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
We included Beekman 1802’s goats milk-based skincare gift set in our beauty lovers gift guide. Their lush farm in upstate New York, home to an incredibly cute herd of goats, creates non-CBD and CBD-infused skincare products that make wonderful gift ideas. Their facial oil is a scientific first. It’s a high dose of 1,000 mg broad-spectrum CBD in a goat milk infused CBD dry oil. A dropper will deliver a dose of 20 mg CBD into the skin. This dry oil can be used as a hydrating facial serum for everyone. It’s made for sensitive, stressed, or tired skin.
5. Floramye Bath Bliss Set
BEST PRESENT WITHIN A PRESENT
Who doesn’t love soaking in a hot tub and letting the cares of the day float away? Floramye’s Bath Bliss Set has seven organic CBD bath bombs for anyone looking to escape his or her winter woes. Inside each hand made bath bomb is a natural chakra stone. This is definitely one of the best gifts for CBD lovers of all stripes because of the cool surprise element. As the bomb gently fizzes in the water, the second present is revealed. Each 120g bath bomb contains 200mg full-spectrum CBD.
6. CBDfx CBD Foot Mask
BEST STOCKING STUFFER FOR STRESSED FEET
Let’s be honest, we’re never nice to our feet. We stuff them in socks, then in heavy boots to clump around the snow. If we’re runners, we’re always putting stress on our poor feet. And so our feet plot revenge. Fortunately, these foot masks can make our feet love us again. This stocking stuffer is one of the best gifts for CBD lovers. The foot masks are a combination of active botanicals and broad-spectrum, organically grown hemp. Both the lavender or peppermint foot masks contain 50mg of hemp-based cannabinoids. CBDfx’s products are vegan, PETA certified and are always batch tested for guaranteed purity.
7. Botanics Simply Calm Hydrating Serum for Stressed Skin
BEST SKIN CARE STEAL
Pop this in a stocking stuffer or under a tree for your favorite skincare lover. Made for him, her and them, Botanics Simply Calm Hydrating Serum has received 5-star rave reviews for its reported hydrating and skin-calming qualities. It can be used alone, or in combination with the Botanics Simply Calm Hydrating Face Cream. Made with Cannabis Sativa oil, vitamin E and aloe vera, this vegan serum is lightweight, moisturizing and soothing. It is paraben, formaldehyde, and sulfate-free too.
8. Melach 33 Luxe Body Butter
BEST LUXE BODY BUTTER
Give a holiday present that smells of spring. This luxurious body lotion is lightly scented with the refreshing aroma of green tea. Inside the green jar is a lush feeling body butter that is instantly absorbed into the skin. While it’s made with Shea butter, it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy. The body butter contains healing Dead Sea minerals, 1000mg Full Spectrum Cannabinoid CBD Oil, Vitamin E, grapeseed and pomegranate oils. Using after showering is like a soothing dose of self-care.
9. Kush Queen Defynt CBD Skin Serum
BEST ANTI-AGING AGENT
Who isn’t concerned about aging? This skincare gift is good for those who are starting their skincare journey as well as those who are, let’s face it, skincare junkies. It’s a lightweight skin serum (used before moisturizer) that was made to fight against free radicals, which can contribute to wrinkles and fine lines. This unisex serum’s got popular ingredients like hyaluronic acid, Vitamins A, E, B3, B5, CoQ10, alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin C and full-spectrum cannabinoids. Kush Queen uses Amplifi nanotechnology, which creates incredibly small CBD molecules (25nm size). According to the company, that incredibly small size allows the molecules to get into the skin more effectively.
10. Skeem Design CBD Lip Balm Stick
BEST FOR PUCKERING UP
What is the world’s favorite stocking stuffer? If you said lip balm, you’re correct. Lip balm is a winter must-have, and no matter how many you have, you always seem to need one more. And this could be one of the best gifts for CBD lovers because this unisex lip balm is a winter necessity. This vegan lip balm is made in small batches to ensure a high quality product. Skeem Design’s CBD is derived from hemp and contains moisturizing mango butter and pomegranate oil.
11. Naturopathica Full Spectrum CBD and Tamanu Clarifying Facial Oil
BEST BLEMISH BANISHER
Made for those of us who’ve struggled with oily skin can and breakouts, this could be a very welcome gift for the CBD lovers in your life. While the idea of using oil on oily skin may sound counterintuitive, this facial oil contains a purifying botanical blend of ingredients that are great for soothing skin. The ingredients, 200 mg of non-psychoactive, isolate free cannabinoids and clarifying tamanu seed oil, are purported to assist in improving the appearance of past blemishes as well.
12. Glo Skin Beauty Anti-Stress CBD Drops
BEST BYE-BYE REDNESS
Users have raved about how Glo Skin Beauty’s anti-stress CBD drops have reduced skin redness. The quick-absorbing formula made with full-spectrum cannabidiol, ashwagandha (an herb that is supposed to reduce irritation and anti-aging) and reishi mushroom (an antioxidant that is supposed to fight environmental stressors). Because one only needs four to six drops morning and evening, this luxe skincare gift could be used year-round.
13. CBD Care Garden Drench Men’s Body Wash
BEST PRESENT FOR SLEEPYHEADS
It seems a bit unfair that there aren’t enough CBD gifts for men. CBD Garden has stepped into the breach and developed a men’s body wash that could be one of the best things about mornings. Their body wash contains uplifting citrus and lemon, coconut oil, mango seed butter and CBD oil. Skin is cleansed and moisturized at the same time.
14. Empower Bodycare CBD-Infused Gift Set
BEST FOR OVERDOERS
Just in time for the holidays, Empower Bodycare has a gift set for the DIYer’s on your holiday gift list. Their CBD-infused gift set contains CBD-infused soaking salts, topical relief oil and topical relief lotion. The next time that your DIYer decides that they’re going to refence the backyard in one shot, this gift set might be the perfect antidote for the after-effects. The product maker says it’s designed to soothe achy muscles.
15. Medterra’s CBD + Manuka Cream
BEST DEEP MOISTURIZER
Skincare lovers adore Manuka honey. It’s a humectant that’s deeply moisturizing and, according to some, a healing ingredient. Medterra’s is an all-over moisturizer that comes in either 125 or 250 mg CBD. Their CBD is grown under the Kentucky Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program and is certified by the U.S. Hemp Authority. In addition to manuka and CBD, the cream contains skin-soothing aloe, coconut oil, mango seed oil, kokum oil and other botanical ingredients.
16. District Hemp Botanicals + Elegant Massage Candle
BEST GIFT FOR THEM AND YOU
The District Hemp Botanicals + Elegant Scent Candle Co. handmade CBD massage candle is yes, a candle that does more than smell good. The CBD-infused candle comes in either Hemp (hemp, lemon and vetiver) or Black Sea (citrus, plum and amber) scents. As the eco-friendly candle melts down, it can be used as a massage oil. It is 100% vegan, cruelty-free. The candle is made with natural ingredients like soy, organic coconut oil, essential oils and 500 mg CBD.