With recreational and medical marijuana becoming legal in more and more states, it’s likely someone you know will try it for the first time—or for the first time in decades—and decide they’d like to imbibe regularly. But being a novice, they’re not exactly sure what tools and accessories they need to get the most out of their new stoned experiences. This is where you, the consider holiday gift giver, can help them out with some top notch cannabis gear. But what should you buy? Reader, let us help you.
Pax 2 or 3 Vaporizer
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We have first-hand experience with the Pax 2 for just over a year now and we’re happy to report that it’s a top-notch vaporizer: easy to use, decent battery life, a clean and nice smoke. So at $199, we certainly recommend it. But we’re dying to try the new Pax 3, which allows you to vaporize cannabis extract as well as loose leaf pot. If your new-to-marijuana pal isn’t sure why he or she would need a vaporizer like the Pax, tell them about its possible health benefits, its portability, and the reduced pot odor it produces. Also, it comes in cool colors.
Zip Grinders—Large Herb Grinder
An underrated tool for the pot smoker is a good reliable grinder. Sure, any head shop or corner bodega will have one, but the best that we’ve found is Zip Grinders’ Large Herb Grinder, which is currently on sale on Amazon for $16.95. It grinds the herb into even, easily-rollable or packable chunks, which fall into an middle section that can double as short-term storage for the bud if you accidentally grind too much. There’s also a section at the bottom—separated from the main storage area by a fine mesh screen—that collects excess keef.
TightVac Six Ounce Vacuum Storage Container
Now that your friend or loved one has stocked up with several strains from their local dispensary, they are now faced with the problem of how to keep their buds fresh. A good, vacuum storage container should do the trick. The TightVac isn’t much to look at as is (though you could always decorate it before gifting it), but it’s affordable and gets the job done.
Whether the person you’re buying a gift for smokes pot for medicinal or recreational purposes, they should know that smoking or ingesting a little weed and then listening to music is one of the best things on Earth to do. What better way to help them enjoy music in a new way than giving them a pair of excellent headphones. At $85, the Sony MDR-7506 cans are a great choice for those on a tighter budget; if you want to spend a bit more, the Sennheiser HD 598s are fantastic.
Five-Pound Bag of Gummy Bears
Because the munchies are no joke.