The holiday season is right around the corner! So what do you get the cannabis grower in your life? Although the obvious choice might be a pair of socks decorated with cannabis leaves, for the more sophisticated cannabis cultivator, we’ve found 14 gifts every grower would be stoked to receive.
1. A mobile farm radio for grows in weak cell reception areas
Don’t let a weak signal put your communications in jeopardy! With a farm radio from Midland, you’ll always be able to get in touch with team members. The system from Midland can provide a range of up to 50 miles in areas with little or no obstruction.
2. Software to streamline their operations
Traditionally, growers have used notebooks and whiteboards to track daily tasks and record grow data. But as the industry matures and operators scale their businesses, a need for smarter tools is born.
Meet Trym– user-friendly software built just for cultivators. Trym’s task management system allows a team to map out its tasks for a new plantings’ entire growth cycle. And Trym’s integrations with leading environmental sensors automate the monitoring of grow conditions.
The coolest part is being able to access past data on harvests in order to optimize future ones. One thing all growers have in common is that they never stop trying to improve.
Help the grower in your life reach the success they deserve. With Trym they’ll quickly increase their operation’s productivity and consistency.
3. An environmental controls system to keep conditions at optimal levels
The professional grower who’s into tracking all of their environmental conditions will dig TrolMaster products for their powerful control systems and sensors that monitor lighting, temperature, humidity, and CO2.
Imagine how a plant experiences the sun outdoors, with gradual light intensity increasing from morning to afternoon. Now, a grower can program the light cycle and specific environmental conditions they desire to simulate natural outdoor conditions.
4. Microbiometer for quick and affordable soil tests
For farmers growing in soil, microbial biomass is considered to be the best indicator of soil health. With a product like a Microbiometer, growers can take their own on-site soil tests in only 10 minutes.
Results are read through a mobile app and data is stored for later analysis. This is a great tool to track and evaluate the effectiveness of soil amendments. And for those who simply need to know their soil is healthy as can be, the Microbiometer is a fast and affordable way to do so.
5. Rapid wireless charging for long days
12-hour days, lots of communication, research and note taking can take a toll on a grower’s phone. That’s why having a quick and easy way to charge up throughout the day is crucial.
That’s where this Belkin charging stand comes in as the perfect gift. It offers up to 10 watts for Apple and Samsung so that you spend less time charging and more time tending to crops.
6. A botanical illustration to dress up your wall
For a tasteful depiction of the beloved cannabis flower, these gorgeous prints from Goldleaf make a wonderful gift for anyone in the cannabis industry.
Plus, all proceeds raised from these prints are donated to Project Sanctuary, an organization that helps military families and veterans returning from service.
7. A garden gnome to watch over the crop
Help keep things lively in your grower’s work space. Whether they cultivate outdoors or in, a properly placed garden gnome will surely bring smiles.
Gnomes are symbols of good luck and they are thought to provide protection. Who better to keep a close watch over a crop or home. There are plenty of gnomes to choose from–both big and small, so choose one that fits your grower’s personality.
8. Jeweler’s loupe to keep a close eye on the trichomes
After months of caring and nurturing their plants, one of the most important moments in a grower’s journey is deciding when it’s time to harvest.
Growers listen to their plants and pay close attention to the trichomes, or resin glands on cannabis flowers. When they change from clear to milky, that’s when they know it’s time.
To monitor the trichomes, growers must be able to see them close up. This jeweler’s loupe has a handy LED light so they can see their handiwork day or night
9. Method 7 glasses for eye protection
Spending lots of time under grow lights can do serious damage to a grower’s eyes. Modern grow lights manipulate the natural light spectrum to mimic the sun’s rays, and too much exposure is not a good thing.
Every grower should protect their eyes while working in a grow room or light-assisted greenhouse. The most popular, high quality glasses in the industry are made by Method 7.
You’ll need to ask the grower what kind of lights they grow under because Method 7 makes glasses for all types including HPS, LED and Metal Halide.
10. Airtight UV glass storage jars to keep their herb fresh
The freshness of cannabis diminishes rapidly with time, and the most harmful elements are oxygen and light.
For a grower who smokes and wants a tasty, high-quality smoke each time, gift them a premium air-tight ultraviolet glass jar.This UV glass container from Masterdam will store and preserve their herb, increase its shelf life, and prolong its potency.
11. Smartphone camera lens for better quality grow photos and videos
One thing all growers have in common is pride in their work. Give them an opportunity and they’ll talk at length about their unique approach and how it results in the best cannabis possible.
And they’re most likely to show you with a picture or video of their room. The issue is that if they don’t have a special filter on their phone, their shots will come out orange (if growing under HPS bulbs).
This clip-on lens filter attaches to a phone and filters out the red-spectrum light to help the growers showcase their prized garden.
12. A utility holster organizes necessities
Growers have lots of tools and items they need within reach. It’s a hassle to pack your pockets before you step into the grow area and then clean them out each day. Instead, this utility holster does a better job of keeping their things tidy and in one place.
The holster easily clips on to waistbands, belts, or straps, and makes the perfect gift for someone needing a little bit more organization in their work space.
13. Hemp Coasters to bring their passion into their living space
These aren’t just any coasters. They’re made of hemp rope and are a subtle but distinct nod to the cannabis and hemp industry. These coasters are hand-made and can be found on Etsy.
Forget plastic, hemp is the promising crop towards increased sustainability. A simple, yet unique gift for any and all growers.
14. Lava soap for clean and smooth hands
Anyone who has worked with cannabis knows how sticky the flowers are. Even short tasks like pruning or deleafing result in sticky hands that are layered with resin from the plants.
Regular old soap doesn’t cut it, which is why the perfect stocking stuffer for the growers in your life is Lava Soap.
This pumice soap cuts through all that resin and is a heavy-duty alternative to regular soap. Help a grower keep their hands clean and soft with this pumice soap, used by many since 1893.