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Monday December 24, 2018

By Erin Hiatt

420 Culture

Tis the season to dig out that ugly holiday sweater and bring down your leg lamp from the attic. With the holidays fully upon us, you’ve got presents to buy, holiday cooking and baking on the to-do list, and your crazy uncle to manage as loved ones from near and far gather ‘round the holiday table. And don’t forget to treat yourself! You should definitely buy yourself a present (but only if you’ve been nice) and add time to your day to unwind. Self-care should be a high – ahem – priority, and there are plenty of ways to include cannabis in your holiday celebrations.

For the Ones You Love

Finding the perfect gift can feel overwhelming, especially for the people who already seem to have everything. But never fear, here at PotGuide we’ve curated gift guides with options sure to please everyone on your list. Featuring guides that cater to cannabis consumers, no matter how experienced or new they are to marijuana world, the guides showcase lists for your pals on-the-go, the folks in your life who really enjoy a good luxury item, the tech & gadget lovers, new cannabis consumers, and even items for those who live in legal states.

Best of all, there’s a wide variety of items in a wide range of prices to choose from, like cannabis-based subscription boxes, finely-crafted vapes, shredders and other accessories – even getaway packages. Scroll through to make your shopping easier (maybe get something for yourself, too!).

Around the Kitchen Table

Have you ever considered making a ganjabread house? Are you only now thinking, is that a thing? Turns out, it is, and it’s a great way to have a fun night baking and decorating your creation with cannabis-friendly family and friends.

Add to the holiday excitement with a ganjabread house! photo credit

Cannabis can be infused into recipes sweet and savory (cannabis-infused butter will be your go-to item for the holiday baking season). Baking cannabis-infused sugar cookies could also be another fun activity, and cannabis-infused butter can be added to all kinds of recipes, from peppermint brownies to mashed potatoes. End the evening with a nice warm cup of cannabis-infused hot cocoa or egg-nug, and you’ve had yourself a good night.

And for You

For some, the holidays can be a time of great joy, but for others, it can be a very emotional or lonely time, especially if far away or separated from loved ones. Consider ways to treat yourself with cannabis that can contribute to your self-care and mental health.

A cannabis-infused massage will help you to relax both literally and figuratively, as the CBD-infused massage oil can help soothe aches and pains. Or how about a long, hot bath with a cannabis bath bomb, while cannabis-scented candles glow in the background?

Finding a strain that will keep you in a holiday sweet spot can be a great way to help you manage all the demands on your time and pocketbook, not to mention your crazy uncle. So, take good care of yourself this holiday season, and may your days be merry and bright.

How do you include cannabis in your holiday celebrations? Let us know in the comments below!

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Erin Hiatt Erin Hiatt

Erin Hiatt is a New York City-based writer who has been covering the cannabis industry for more than six years. Her work - which has appeared in Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, PotGuide, Civilized, Vice, Freedom Leaf, MERRY JANE, Alternet, and CannaInvestor - covers a broad range of topics, including cannabis policy and law, CBD, hemp law and applications, science and technology, beauty, and psychedelics.

Erin's work and industry insights have been featured on the podcasts The Let's Go Eat Show, In the Know 420, and she has appeared as a featured panelist on the topic of hemp media. Erin has interviewed top industry experts such as Dr. Carl Hart, Ethan Nadelmann, Amanda Feilding, Mark A.R. Kleiman, Dr. James Fadiman, and culture icons Governor Jesse Ventura, and author Tom Robbins. You can follow her work on LinkedInWordpress, @erinhiatt on Twitter, and @erinisred on Instagram.

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