When the 2018 Farm Bill gave the legislative nod to allow farmers to legally grow industrial hemp and remove it from the list of controlled substances, it provided a path forward for CBD to be sold legally at the federal level.
Fast forward to 2021, CBD products are springing up like mushrooms everywhere. What made this hemp-derived cannabidiol so attractive to brands and consumers alike is how malleable the ingredient is in a way that it can be experienced in many different forms. And because CBD contains less than 0.3% THC, it makes cannabis easily accessible to non-stoners who are interested but don’t want the buzz.
As interest in CBD continues to grow, competition is becoming fiercer than ever forcing companies to stand out from the crowd and embrace a radical change that goes beyond the conventional tinctures, oils, gummies, lotions, and vapes.
From serums, toothpaste, and even the more quirky forms like tissue rolls and sports wear, chances are that CBD will make it to your shopping list this year.
If you know someone who’s a CBD starter or someone who’s already CBD savvy but excited to experience other CBD forms - here are our 10 highly suggested giftable CBD products for treats that will surely delight this gifting season:
1. CBD Bath Bombs
Anybody you know will tell you they’ve been gifted a bath bomb at one point in their lives because who doesn’t love a ridiculously amazing smelling bath sphere that turns your bath into an oasis of color and moisturizing emollients?
Elevate your bath bomb gifting with a CBD bath bomb to captivate everyone on your list. It may be more expensive than the regular bath bomb but for a good reason - infused with CBD oil, expect other potential benefits on acne-prone skin, sore muscles, minor body pain, and clogged airways. Thanks to this ball of bliss, your giftee can literally wash out those aches and pains.
2. CBD Candle
Scented candles are another go-to gift but if you’re looking to add a little twist to candle gifting, a CBD candle will have your giftees pique their interest. Will it smell like weed? No, it will not but it may provide various benefits like stress-relief and mood enhancement. Brighten up your giftee’s space with this ideal home accessory and have them enjoy CBD in the most unique way.
3. CBD Coffee
For coffee lovers, there’s nothing better than starting the day with a good cup of joe. To shake up coffee lovers’ mornings, give the gift of CBD coffee made from coffee beans that are coated in CBD oil or infused with CBD pre-brew. Many CBD coffee enthusiasts have reported feelings of alertness without the jitters after drinking a CBD brew, allowing your giftees to experience the calm even before they get down to business.
4. CBD Patches
For the friend who’s always whining about a sore something, give the gift of CBD patches to quell pain or inflammation in a specific area of the body. Working similarly to nicotine patches, the transdermal method allows CBD to penetrate into the problem areas on the body when applied to skin. Unlike topical creams, CBD patches stay on the skin for a longer period of time and thus provide a steady stream of relief for symptoms.
5. CBD Chocolates
For those who love a sweet treat, CBD-infused chocolates are a luxurious way to melt stress away and provide a good daily dose of mood and brain boosters without the psychoactive effects. CBD chocolates don't only take away the bitter taste of CBD but they provide an enjoyable and delicious way to ingest this chemical compound for all the other health benefits it offers.
6. CBD Lip Balm
For the lips that want it all - including CBD! When used in lip care, CBD oil works to triple moisturize dry, damaged lips thanks to CBD’s ultra-nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties. To keep your giftees’ lips feeling luxurious and soft all day, give the gift of CBD-touched lips.
7. CBD Hand Sanitizer
Practical gifting doesn’t have to be boring. If you’re the type of gifter who prefers to give something more pragmatic and useful, hand sanitizer brands are upping the ante with CBD. Not only will it protect and sanitize, but CBD hand sanitizers also moisturize the skin, reduce inflammation, and provide a calming effect while keeping hands germ-free.
8. CBD Bitters
A CBD bitter is a standout gift idea for cocktail nerds and mixologists who love a little (or a lot of) sparky flavors. Liven up their boozy concoctions with CBD bitters to prevent hangovers and aid in serious relaxation after a long day.
9. CBD Socks
For the person who ‘wants nothing,’ you need something a little more outside of the box. Enter CBD-infused socks. Pamper your friends’ tootsies with a pair of CBD socks for unmatched comfort and deep moisturizing luxury,
10. CBD Handmade Soaps
Treat your nearest and dearest to next-level clean with CBD handmade soaps. CBD soaps may be a little more costly than regular organic soaps but this is due to its encompassing effects that are touted as a treatment for a wide range of skin conditions, providing a holistic skin routine transformation. At Tub Therapy, our CBD soaps are 100% organic and cold-processed the old-fashioned way for a natural clean without the harsh chemicals.
Although the market is chock-full of CBD everything allowing more unique options for gift-giving, it’s important to note that the FDA has yet to fully acknowledge CBD’s health benefits. So if you’re looking to spoil your friends and family (or yourself) with something CBD whether for the holidays or someone’s birthday, we’d recommend to start with topical forms such as CBD bath bombs and soaps for the safest ways to enjoy the hempy goodness.
For the person on your list who just can’t get enough of CBD or for the one who deserves the gift of chill, a unique CBD product is the perfect little luxury that makes a thoughtful present and shows how much you care for their wellness. Our verdict? Make them unwrap something small and hempy to yield big smiles and sighs of relief (literally).