The year 2020 has been the best advertisement for at least trying CBD products. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it’s been the year from Hell. Never have so many felt so worn out going into the holidays. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is typically derived from hemp and reputed to reduce inflammation and support well being.
Feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Sore lower back because your lumpy couch is your new office? Aches and pains as a result of pandemic lockdowns that closed gyms? Trying hard to feel the holiday spirit?
Many people feel the same way this year, which has created an opportunity for CBD retailers to introduce infused products for self-care and relief, and as a perfect present for family or friends. Stores should deck their CBD product displays accordingly, and encourage gift or impulse sales. Online vendors might offer a giveaway sample or complimentary gift-wrap with deliveries.
Most CBD products are available online and can be shipped throughout the United States, so, they do make unique gifts. Here are a half-dozen seasonal items, from stocking stuffers to samplers, sure to satisfy CBD-curious customers:
The Brother’s Apothecary Chocodelic Trip CBD-Infused Hot Chocolate – This magical formulation contains U.S. grown hemp extract, Dutch dark chocolate, organic cane sugar, and an assortment of ten of adaptogenic mushrooms, “including Chaga, Reishi, Lion’s Mane, and Cordyceps.” Medicinal mushrooms are becoming more popular as consumers discover their long history of use and beneficial properties. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil or butter to hot chocolate to enhance this delightful treat. Three-serving size is MSRP $15.00. TheBrothersApothecary.com.
Care by Design Full Spectrum Tinctures – For consumers ready to step up their CBD supplement, Care by Design’s line of tinctures offer an extra dash of THC, the psychoactive plant compound in cannabis. Available in select dispensaries, ratios of CBD-to-THC range from 1:1, all the way to 40:1, respectively, and are rich with natural cannabinoids and terpenes. Many cannabis experts suggest that a minimal amount of THC can enhance the benefits of CBD. CBD.org.
Laganja Estranga + Honey Pot CBD Body Care Box Set – This collab between Honey Pot Hemp Body Care Products and female illusionist, choreographer, music artist, cannabis advocate, and LGBTQ icon Laganja Estranja resulted in a fun, infused, sweetly citrus-scented set that includes Wake and Bake with Super Lemon Blaze Hand & Body Wash with 1000mg CBD; Blue Dream Cream Body Lotion with 1000mg CBD; and a Sugar Daddy Purp Bath Bomb with 150mg CBD. Rich with hemp-derived CBD and essential oils, the diverse selection provides everything needed to go head-to-toe with CBD-infused realness. MSRP $79.99. HoneyPotCBD.com.
Broad Spectrum Hemp Subtle Tea – Keto-friendly and Vegan, this infused beverage is a great way to find relief from stress and strain during the holiday season. Hemp-derived CBD is handcrafted to bring balance to the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates pain, mood, immune system, memory, and stress response, among other functions. Someone looking for a refreshing and quick way to de-stress will enjoy a refreshing Broad Spectrum Hemp Subtle Tea, available at organic grocery store Erewhon, and participating California retailers. VCCBrands.com.
Uncle Bud’s Hemp Face Mask Set – This set of seven hemp oil-infused face masks comes in yummy scents, including Lavender Lilac, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Sweet Blueberry, Sweet Agave, Apple Meringue, Mango, and Mandarin Floral. Hemp oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that may help to sooth breakouts and sensitive skin. Four different formulations help detoxify, moisturize, and deliver multivitamins or enzymes to rejuvenate skin. Perfect stocking stuffers! MSRP $19.99. UncleBudsHemp.com.
The Veritas Farms Limited Edition Holiday Tinctures Kit – Full spectrum CBD from Colorado-grown hemp plants infuses these all-organic tinctures, which can be added to holiday beverages for an extra splash of relaxing effects. Cozy, comforting, limited edition flavors include Cinnamon Roll, Sugar Plum, Clementine Spice, and Cranberry-Orange. A set of four 15ml bottles, containing 250mg CBD per bottle, comes packaged in festive seasonal packaging. MSRP $49.99. TheVeritasFarms.com.