The Post Office is backed up, mall Santas far and wide are doling out Christmas cheer from inside plastic bubbles, and the conundrum of what to gift someone who has quite likely been through one of the hardest years of their life (spoiler: that’s almost all of us) are making holiday shopping a real conundrum this year. According to a new consumer poll conducted by vertically integrated cannabis and hemp company Glass House Group, a significant number of customers will be rising to the Covid Christmas challenge by giving the gift of cannabis.
With more than 630 respondents citing flower, edibles, and pre-rolls as top choices for their holiday gifts, results suggest that cannabis gifting is among Christmas 2020’s hottest consumer trends. This points to the mainstreaming of cannabis as well as other factors. A majority of poll respondents (64.2%) stated that they plan to reduce alcohol consumption with cannabis during the holidays, with 67.4% predicting that they will replace alcohol with cannabis to a greater extent than they did in 2019.
The heightened focus on health and wellness concerns prompted by the pandemic is also a contributing factor, not just through attempts to reduce alcohol consumption but to manage holiday stress (53.4% of respondents) and relieve pain (50.3%). The number one reason for cannabis consumption given was to get a better night’s sleep, followed by “general wellness” with “just for fun” coming in third.
So with all of this wellness-minded gifting (71.2% of respondents plan to give cannabis to friends with family coming in second at 65.2%) what might one find under the tree or peeking out of a stocking this year? Glass House’s poll shows flower topping the list, with 65.8% of respondents planning to buy buds for their buds, while edibles, pre-rolls, and CBD products ranked second, third, and fourth respectively. Flower also received top designation as the form of cannabis consumers are hoping to receive this year. This bodes well for a merry Christmas morning among the discarded wrapping paper and ribbon. The rest of cannabis products follow a similar order of preference to those most likely to be given with the exception of vapes, which ranked above CBD products as the gift 33.2% of respondents hope to receive.
Glass House Group Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO Kyle Kazan believes that this poll reflects a paradigm shift towards cannabis as a mainstream choice for consumers. “As we make our way into 2021, we will look forward to rolling out new products from Glass House Farms, bringing our customers new retail experiences and continuing to provide new insights into the fastest-growing consumer movement our country has seen in nearly a century.”
To make at least one thing easy in 2020, we are kicking off the Green Market Report holiday gift guide series with the best gift sets to purchase for all of the cannabis enthusiasts in your life this year! Gift sets are the perfect choice for anyone trying to work smart, not hard this year and let’s face it, we all need to take it easy this holiday season! These gift sets are great, just order, wrap, and gift – you’re done and you don’t have to stress.
There is something on this list for everyone, so if you are buying a gift for a cannabis/CBD lover – read on!
First up on our list is Nugg Club. This is a very unique gift set, and the only one on our list that has marijuana, and not hemp-derived, products! Because of this, Nugg Club delivers only locally to Orange County and most of Los Angeles, California. The cool thing about Nugg Club is that it is a subscription service, you can get a box of awesome cannabis products delivered to your door each month – no dispensary line hassle!
They’ve put together a holiday subscription service that makes gifting a box to your friends in California so much easier. Choose between a one, two, or three month membership – or you have the option to give them a $65 gift card!
A sample box received by the Green Market Report came with some really cool products, like cannabis-infused pineapple syrup with 200 total milligrams of THC by Cannavis, a box of full-sized pre-rolls, a box of mini pre-rolls, a king sized pre-roll infused with oil and kief by Cali Green Gold, spicy passion fruit cannabis-infused gumdrops by Serra, cannabis-infused hard candies by Oasis, vegan gummies by Flav with 100 milligrams of THC, as well as a Coda chocolate bar and some watermelon gummies by Elefante.
Nugg’s holiday box is a $225 value, but priced at $99 a box plus tax! Keep in mind, California has a cannabis sales tax, too, so it might come out to around $120 with tax depending on how much you purchase.
The famous CBD brand really went above and beyond this year to provide a gift set for everyone. The company has released four gift sets for the 2020 holiday season. All gift sets can be purchased directly on Charlotte’s Web’s website. Right now, they are actually having a 30% off sale on their gift sets – so run, don’t walk, and grab your set! They are all customizable and allow you to choose products that best meet yours (or your recipient’s) needs!
The Calm gift set is the set to choose for the one who has been working hard all year long. It features three CBD products: CBD gummies, an oil, and a CBD roll-on. The Calm gummies have delicious lemon balm extract infused with CBD, and the lemon balm addition is perfect for melting your stress away.
Choose a 60 milligram bottle of CBD oil in your recipient’s desired flavor, plus a hemp-infused roll-on! The Calm gift set starts at $164.97 when there isn’t a sale happening. This is the perfect set for anyone dealing with extra stress, and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t need a little calm right now!
The Sleep gift set is perfectly designed to help the ones in your life who need a good night’s rest – or a few good nights of rest! Give the gift of great sleep this year, who wouldn’t appreciate that?
This contains delicious CBD gummies infused with melatonin and you can choose between a 30, 60, or 90 count! You can also choose 60 milligram CBD oil in orange blossom, lemon twist, or mint chocolate. Select a hemp-infused roll-on with the choice of two soothing scents: lavender or mint. The sleep set retails at $164.97 without the sale!
The Recovery set is the gift for anyone needing a little R&R! Choose between a CBD balm or a stick version of the balm for on-the-go recovery. The balms are thicker in consistency than the roll-ons in the other set, so it’s perfect for lathering on those sore muscles. Like the other sets, you can choose between a 30, 60, or 90-count jar of gummies and your choice between a lemon twist, orange blossom, or mint chocolate flavored CBD oil.
This set retails for $139.97 when the gift sets aren’t on sale. You have your choice between a 60 or 90-count bottle of the Recovery or Sleep gummies, a few different sizes of CBD oils and flavors, as well as your choice of a cream or balm CBD topical. This is perfect for couples to enjoy the experience of using CBD – together.
LEVEL SELECT is the gift set to choose for any athlete in your life! Seasoned athletes, beginner athletes, and weekend warriors alike will treasure this gift set like gold. All of the products are hemp-derived, so no worries about getting any sort of psychoactive effect like with marijuana. This set features Level 2 CBD oil drops and the brand’s Level 3 Sports Cream.
This brand is a favorite of many athletes, including PGA golf pro Rickie Fowler, former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer, and WNBA legend Ann Myers Drysdale. The LEVEL SELECT gift set retails for just under $100 at $99.99, a fabulous deal for anyone!
Be Merry and Well by Caliva
Caliva’s Be Merry and Well gift set is the perfect one for the amazing people in your life who need self-care. You know the ones. The hardworking, never stopping, hustling people in your life, they are the ones who need this set.
This set is truly an unbeatable price, retailing for only $50 – making it the lowest price gift set on this list!
For just $50 you’ll receive a CBD moisturizing serum to refresh and soften skin, a luxurious CBD bath bomb, and a fun tote and a cosmetics bag! This is also the perfect Secret Santa gift that requires you to stay under $50! Skip the traditional candles and holiday coffee mug this year and grab this gift set instead for your next holiday party.
Martha Stewart’s CBD Sampler
Who doesn’t love Martha Stewart?! She has an incredible CBD gummy sampler pack featuring a whopping 15 different flavors. The set retails for $64.99 and the 60 gummies feature a CBD isolate extract, so no worries of THC!
Each gummy is 10 milligrams and comes in a delicious, gourmet fruit flavor. There are some truly mouthwatering flavors like red raspberry, green apple, and strawberry, as well as some more unique flavors like rhubarb, persian lime, passionfruit, and grapefruit.
This is the perfect set for any Martha Stewart fan in your life, or simply someone that loves a great, thoughtfully-crafted CBD gummy! The gourmet flavors are sure to be a hit for any palate, and the box is so beautifully designed that it would even look nice on your countertop.
Americans are expected to spend a record amount on Valentine’s Day this year despite a years-long decrease in the percentage of people celebrating the holiday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
“The vast majority of Valentine’s Day dollars are still spent on significant others, but there’s a big increase this year in consumers spreading the love to children, parents, friends, and coworkers,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Those who are participating are spending more than ever and that could be the result of the strong economy. With employment and income growing, consumers appear to be expanding the scope of who qualifies for a card or a box of candy.”
Another study from St. Louis University in Missouri, found that cannabis could improve your love life. 133 women were surveyed and said that they consumed cannabis shortly before engaging in sexual activity. 68% of those women said that it made sex more pleasurable. From that same study, 62% of participants said that cannabis helps them achieve a more satisfying orgasm.
A different study from Stanford found that women who abstained from cannabis in the past year, had sex on average 6.0 times during the previous four weeks, whereas that number was 7.1 for daily cannabis users. Among men, the corresponding figure was 5.6 for nonusers and 6.9 for daily users. That means regular cannabis users are having 20% more sex than abstainers.
Foria makes a sun-grown cannabis CBD arousal lube and the company is offering two bottles of its product Awaken for the price of one as a Valentine’s Day special. The company says if you order by February 7, you’ll receive it in time for the holiday.
California’s leader in ultra-premium flower Canndescent has a product called Connect, which seems perfect for Valentine’s Day. Their Connect strains are formulated specifically to kindle socialization and deep connections with other people – perfect for your romantic evening plans. Sadly, it’s only available in California. Gorgeous gift boxes with ⅛ of flower are available at licensed California dispensaries, as are the newly-launched and extremely classy Stylus rechargeable and Ready-To-Use vaporizer pens.
Papa & Barkley
Interested in a massage? Papa & Barkley’s cannabis-infused Releaf Body Oil is the right choice.
Papa & Barkley’s full line is available in California, but everyone else can enjoy their Essentials line, which offers a hemp-based CBD oil, which can be put in any drink, food, or a nice, relaxing bubble bath.
Want to set the mood… without relying on alcohol? mood33 has crafted a delicious PASSION tonic that is infused with THC, CBD and uplifting natural terpenes – all under 33 calories per beautiful bottle. Inspire yourself and your partner with the sensuous flavors of sparkling green tea, sweet passionfruit and tart lime.
Guilt-free chocolate is the way to your love’s heart. Bhang makes a delicious 73.5% cacao CBD dark chocolate that is not to be believed. The company also makes a new nicotine-free tobacco-free all hemp Pre-Roll Straights. The Bhang team brings together its love of chocolate and cannabis in the most awarded line of cannabis chocolate bars available in the world. Developed by a Master Chocolatier with 25+ years of chocolate-making experience, these artisan bars pair the best in Venezuelan Criollo cacao with adventurous flavors and high-quality, lab-tested, CO2-extracted cannabis oil.
More of a DIY person? Try Goat’s Milk Sweet Quartet Caramel Infusion Kit that retails for $35. You can make delicious, dispensary-grade edibles from the comfort of your own home— elevate any treat by simply drizzling over a dessert and/or dipping your favorite fruit!. Lactose-free flavors include: Original Caramel, Spicy Dark Chocolate, Salted Bourbon and Vanilla Bean
Fog & Tree
Still not satisfied? Oil, chocolates, beverages still aren’t the perfect gift? How about
Fog & Tree Eau de Parfum, an all natural fragrance that is blended with real cannabis terpenes, could be exactly what your loved one is looking for. The fragrance will take your senses on a journey through the Redwoods of Northern California with the woodsy and herbaceous scent with fresh coastal fog.
The terpenes used in Fog & Tree are all harvested from Humboldt Seed Company’s proprietary strains. Not only are they blending their fragrance with terpenes from award-winning genetics, but they are also reaping the benefits of Humboldt’s unique terroir.
It’s the final countdown to Christmas, and if you’re like me, you still have some last minute shopping to do. But, have no fear! The Green Market Report has you covered for the cannabis enthusiasts in your life, both in legal states and nationwide. It can be a stressful time of year, but we’ve collected the best holiday strains and products to help ease your elf on the shelf anxiety and make your cannabis-loving friends and family happy as can be.
THC Designs: 12 Holiday Strains
For the 12 days of Christmas, THC Designs has released 12 festive cannabis strains complete with holiday aromas and flavors, like spices, pine, and sugar plums. They have uplifting sativa-dominant strains for holiday parties, like XJ-13, as well as hybrids and indica-dominant strains to help with stress, migraines, and other pains the holidays can induce, like GG #4, Lemon Meringue, and Gelato #33. With 12 options to choose from, there is something for everyone on your shopping list.
“These strains will help get consumers into the holiday spirit and manage holiday stress during one of the best, but busiest, times of the year,” said Co-Founder Ryan Jennemann.
Daily High Club’s Signature Smoking Supply Box
Daily High Club boxes are stuffed with high-quality smoking supplies like premium rolling papers, filters, and glass pieces. Because there’s no actual cannabis included in the kits, they can be shipped to all 50 states, making them a great gift for your 420-friendly family nationwide. Just in time for the holiday season, they teamed up with legendary pot-activist, Tommy Chong, to create Chong’s Choice box curated by the king of cannabis himself.
Lowell Farms: One Ounce Tasting Flight
For your cannabis-loving buds in California, Lowell Farms has released their own gift box, filled with eight 1/8th jars of premium, organic flower. Lowell has become one of the biggest names for pre-rolls in the state, and with this gorgeous limited edition and hand-crafted box, you and your loved ones can taste them all.
Nutritional High Chocolates
For your edible loving, chocolate-fanatic friends in Colorado, Nutritional High has just released two chocolate bars for the holiday season. They have a premium milk chocolate bar and a dark chocolate with sea salt bar, each containing a total of 100 mg of THC, 10 mg per serving. These gourmet chocolates were the vision of CEO Jim Frazier, who manufactured chocolate for 20 years before entering the cannabis industry.
CBD was all the rage this year, so treat your loved ones (or yourself) to some premium CBD products this holiday season. Phivida makes a CBD-infused iced tea specially designed to improve GI health, as well as other CBD products. Cannabinoid Creations also makes CBD drinkables, like CBD Hemp Soda in five different flavors, including ginger ale and honeydew melon.
Both of these products only contain CBD – sans THC – so they’re legal to ship to all 50 states. Plus, CBD doesn’t have psychoactive properties like THC, so it’s perfect for a loved one that’s curious about the medical benefits of cannabis, but doesn’t want to get “high”. I’m looking at you, grandma!
Club M 24K Box
This last gift is ideal for that person who appreciates the finer things in life. Named the 24K MBox because it’s actually worth $24,000, it’s filled with 120 curated cannabis products and includes a two-year subscription to Club M, a private, VIP cannabis concierge service used by celebrities.
“Here at Club M, we have seen the California cannabis market blossom, and I thought this was a timely offering and these products represent not only the best, most notable items of 2017, but it also reflects the increasing expectations of the sophisticated cannabis consumer,” said Club M Co-Founder, Chris Husong.
Extremely limited, there are only five total available boxes this holiday season and only in California. However, for that exclusive someone in your life, it really is ideal. Included is a crystal-encrusted vaporizer with over 200 individually placed Swarovski crystals, 10 hand-rolled, gold-foiled cannagars, Royal Tips 24K gold blunt tip with 420 diamonds, limited edition strains, edibles, and topicals, plus 3.5 ounces of the highest quality flower from brands like THC Designs. Each category, (edibles, vapes, tinctures, concentrates, and flower) has 24 unique products included, and it’s available until New Year’s Eve if they don’t sell out.
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