Best CBD Gift Ideas: A Holiday Gift Guide to Promote Health and Wellness
It’s coming on Christmas, stores are setting up holiday lights and decorating their windows with festive displays.
That’s right folks, we’ve officially entered into the holiday season. So, cue the holiday Christmas music…
“Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer… “
Now, we all know that when the holiday season hits, there are at least two things on most people’s minds: Delicious holiday meals and gift shopping.
But in the last several years, it seems that both stress and anxiety have been added to that list.
We don’t have to tell you that finding the perfect gift for the special people in your life can be downright exhausting, and quite frankly, overwhelmingly stressful. You already know that, hence the reason you’re here in the first place.
Sure, you have those people in your life who are incredibly easy to shop for. Everything you see on the department store shelves just screams their names. But for the other people in your life, finding the perfect gift is like finding a needle in a haystack. Especially for those who refuse to give even the slightest clue to what they might want or need.
For those people, we recommend CBD.
We know that might sound strange, but hear us out. CBD is one of those gifts that keeps on giving.
So, before you stress yourself out by hitting up every single shopping center and department store, we implore you to explore…
Why CBD is the perfect Christmas gift
Over the last 10 years, people across the United States have been embracing CBD with open minds and open arms. In fact, people across the world have seen positive results from using high quality CBD.
Even scientists are pushing for more research regarding CBD’s ability to reduce seizures, ease anxiety, promote sleep, and target pain. In other words, CBD contains tremendous therapeutic value [¹,²,³].
And while a pumpkin spice infused smores candle is a great Christmas gift idea, we can’t help but wonder if a delicious CBD gummy might be a little more effective for the stressed out and anxious people in your life.
But we get it, you’re not exactly convinced that CBD is the perfect gift idea.
And since every store around you is already gearing up for the two most popular shopping days of the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you’re wondering if you should bite the bullet and just go with yet another Sharper Image back massager.
Well, we want to let you in on a little secret about…
Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday
Let’s start with Black Friday, since it technically comes first. Black Friday immediately begins the day after Thanksgiving.
It’s where retailers advertise impressive discounts for bargain hunters. In fact, people are so obsessed with this time of year that they will even skip out during the middle of their Thanksgiving Day to stand in line for insanely discounted retail items. Some people even storm down the doors of retail shops and unapologetically trample over other shoppers just to get a good deal.
Now, that’s the holiday spirit, right?
Cyber Monday, on the other hand, is a bit of a more humane affair. That’s because it’s purely online shopping. So, think Black Friday, but just online.
Cyber Monday occurs on the Monday after Thanksgiving, allowing you plenty of time to enjoy your family during the holiday weekend.
In its infancy, Cyber Monday was intended to help smaller retailers compete with those large storefront retailers. But in the last few years, those big box retailers have jumped on the Cyber Monday bandwagon too.
Not to mention, Black Friday deals often extend well into Cyber Monday’s domain, meaning, Black Friday deals are often advertised on the Monday after Thanksgiving, too.
Aside from that, the main difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is that Black Friday deals can be found both online and in physical retail shops. Cyber Monday is purely an online shopping affair, filled with unbelievable discounts.
Now before we move on, the genius behind Black Friday and Cyber Monday is to provide you with a list of incredible gift ideas which helps you determine which gifts you should consider for those hard-to-buy-for people.
So, what does this mean for CBD and the holiday season?
Well, you can brainstorm gift ideas all day long, but unless you know exactly what the person, you’re buying for wants, chances are your gift will either end up in a storage closet collecting dust or be re-gifted to a new home.
Shopping for Christmas gifts is a lot of work. That’s why we recommended practical gifts that everyone can benefit from.
And like we said earlier, CBD is the gift idea we recommend. But in an ever-evolving cannabinoid world, the CBD industry has developed so many CBD products and CBD brands that your head will likely spin out of control.
That’s why we’re here to help… So, fellow Christmas shoppers, are you ready to dive into our holiday CBD gift guide?
Let’s get to it…
Edible Christmas Gifts
Nothing says Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays like a good ol’ CBD edible, especially if they’re mixed flavors.
Here’s why we love CBD gummies … They are packed with the therapeutic properties of Full Spectrum CBD oil without any of the bitter tastes of plain ol’ CBD.
And the best part about CBD gummies is that they are often vegan, so they’re great for those friends and family members who have strict food preferences.
We also love CBD gummies because they are conveniently pre-dosed, so the guesswork is already taken care of.
Honestly, you can’t go wrong with CBD gummies. They’re small enough to be a stocking stuffer and perfect for those new to CBD.
But if you know that food gifts for Christmas aren’t an option, then consider…
Gifts for better sleep
Nothing beats a good night’s sleep. You know if you didn’t sleep well the night before, chances are you’re not going to be worth much the next day.
So, why not give the gift of a better night’s sleep?
Now we know that CBD contains various therapeutic properties, and scientists are still pushing for further research regarding its effects on sleep.
But there are some pretty groundbreaking case studies that found CBD to promote a restful night’s sleep [²].
That said, we highly recommend you give CBD soft gels a try. They’re packed with high quality, full spectrum CBD oil and are already pre-dosed.
The best part is those hard-to-shop-for friends and family members just have to pop CBD soft gels in their mouth about an hour before bed and they’re done. Off to la la land they go.
But we get it. Maybe CBD soft gels don’t scream Merry Christmas as loud as you want it to. So, how about…
Unique Recovery Gifts
We all know someone who loves to work out, maybe even a gym rat. But anytime one decides to go to the gym, muscles can be torn, joints can be overused, and the body is pushed to its limits.
So, recovery is the most important step in maintaining the hard work you put in at the gym. That’s where CBD comes in [⁴].
But not just any ol’ CBD product. It needs to be CBD cooling gel sticks or cream.
You see, after a rigorous workout, the next couple of days are going to be the most painful. You may feel burning, stiffness, or aches and pains.
But with CBD cooling gel, you can feel the nice cooling effect from the therapeutic ingredient called camphor, which contains anti-inflammatory properties and is known to relieve those painful body aches. So, imagine just how soothing the combination of CBD and camphor can be when you apply it to your body.
But it’s perfectly understandable if CBD skin care products aren’t yours or your friends’ jam.
Which brings us to…
Stress Relief Gifts
We all endure stress, and since the COVID 19 pandemic, stress has been at an all-time high [⁵]. So, what better gift to give them than something that can help calm the nerves of the stressed-out people in your life [⁶].
Introducing the traditional CBD oil for stress .
When all else fails, we recommend the CBD product that started the whole CBD craze: High quality CBD oil.
You see, Full Spectrum CBD oil is very versatile. A few drops can be added to a favorite lotion or cream, it can be mixed into a delicious cup of coffee, or even incorporated into a favorite recipe.
Now, we know with the CBD products listed above, all of them are already pre-dosed, but with CBD oil, your friends and family will have to measure how much CBD oil they should take. Thankfully, reputable CBD brands will always incorporate easy-to-measure droppers.
So, a good old fashioned CBD oil tincture may be the Christmas gift that has everyone curious to see how it works for them.
Link to CBD for Stress: Lowering Cortisol with CBD article
CBD oil buying guide
Now, before you run off and start purchasing the cheapest or the most expensive CBD product you can find, we need to share a few things with you.
While we’re ecstatic that the CBD industry has grown so much, we do need to warn you that finding reputable CBD brands can be tricky.
But not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Below is a list of what you should look for in a reputable CBD brand…
Look for CBD brands that source high quality hemp. The cleaner the hemp, the better quality the final product will be.
Clean Extraction Methods
Next, pay attention to the CBD brand’s extraction methods. We highly recommend CO2 extraction, as it’s considered the cleanest approach and it helps maintain the nutrients of the hemp plant.
Third Party Testing
We strongly advise you to only purchase from CBD brands that have their products third party tested. This ensures that the final products are free from harmful toxins, accurately labeled, and most of all, safe to consume.
Reputation is everything. We encourage you to read the reviews. Reputable CBD brands will be proud of their real-life customer reviews. So read through them, and you might be persuaded to try something you never thought you’d actually like.
Lastly, check out the CBD brand’s customer service. It’s not enough for a brand to just offer high quality CBD products, you need to find a brand that can answer your question and educate you on all things regarding CBD. Find a brand that offers educational blogs, references, scientific studies, and excellent customer care.
Holiday Wellness Tips
In the end, finding the best CBD gifts for Christmas really boils down to what you feel in your heart to give.
The holidays are about being with the ones you love, and if you feel like giving a gift, then so be it. But if finding the perfect is causing you stress and anxiety, then you may want to try some high-quality CBD for yourself. You’d be surprised at how much calmer you’ll feel during your Christmas shopping spree.
And if there’s one thing, we hope you take from this Holiday gift guide, is that CBD is truly a universal gift option. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with a wellness gift that promotes health and balance.
Happy Holidays fellow Christmas shoppers may the Christmas spirit be with you!
1.FDA: Cannabidiol – Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting
2.NCBI: Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series
3.NCBI: A Balanced Approach for Cannabidiol Use in Chronic Pain
4.NCBI: Cannabidiol and Sports Performance: a Narrative Review of Relevant Evidence and Recommendations for Future Research
5.CDC: Mental Health Coping with Stress
6.NCBI: Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders