Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Green Rush
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Green Rush
Whether buying for a rookie or an expert, there's a cannabis-related treat here for everybody
With 2017 encroaching, it’s high time everyone chills out about marijuana. The plant is known for its myriad medicinal effects and at the end of the day, is the same as having a glass of wine after work when used in moderation. Thanks to this, each year we see a stronger creative output for pot accoutrement; from sculptural ceramic bongs to herbal infusers to handsome storage containers, we’ve added some of our favorite 420-friendly items for our annual holiday gift guide. See those and more in our BUY section.
Artist Chris Cascio taps into the cannabis industry through neo-camouflage canvases referencing notable strains and household brand names that are ultimately a chronicle of his own consumption. "Cannabis Flowers" (2016) is a limited edition print ($100) from his LA show "Full Melt" and comes signed and numbered by the artist.
Brooklyn-based ceramicist Karen Aragon keeps it classy with subtle smoking tools handmade at her Greenpoint studio. The lipstick one-hitter ($54) comes with a mirror-lined holder for touch-ups on the go.
Take it back to the basics with this wonderfully simple pipe ($85) from Portland-based studio Pursuits of Happiness. Duo April Brimer and Pavel Cherny dutifully hand-make each piece from start to finish, in teal, green or pink.
Circa Incense Burner
Cinnamon Projects' elegant incense burner ($205) is inspired by traditional 16th century koh-do ceremonies in Japan, which are thought to remove impurities, refresh the spirit and bring about a moment of peace. "Circa" comes packed in a handsome gift box and includes the solid brass burner and 50-stick set of five scents, each designed for a particular time of day.
The Puffco Plus ($100) is not a typical pen vape that uses oil cartridges. It's designed for dabbing, which has long been considered more sketchy than chic given the tools necessary to vaporize cannabis concentrate. Puffco's design elevates the product—and arguably the idea of marijuana use—with a discreet, ceramic implement that doesn't get too hot to touch but delivers full flavor through the cleanest and healthiest method possible.
Romantic Bong Keychain
LA-based artist Penelope Gazin puts a romantic spin on the male-dominated world of bong rips. This enamel keychain ($24) allows the sweet stoner in your life to subtly show off marijuana prowess.
Snakeskin Charm Lighter
There's no smoke without fire. Keep your lighter safe with one of these snakeskin cases ($400) from Beverly Hills-based designer Jacquie Aiche. The burgundy, black, cognac, cobalt or turquoise sheaths are adorned with a rebellious sweet leaf charm in gold vermeil, 14K rose or yellow gold.
High Kite + Journey Tube
The World's Best Ever's HIGH Kite and Journey Tube ($100) are two items made for outdoor adventuring and spreading positive vibes. Each kite is hand-stitched by Miami-based kite-maker Dan Ward and serves as a bold statement—whether in use or on display. The clever carry case doubles as a fully functioning water pipe and was designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based studio The Principals.
MagicalButter Botanical Extractor
MagicalButter's botanical extractor ($175) lets you effortlessly enhance butter, oil and more. The machine is a combination of immersion blender with digital thermostat and heating unit which grinds, heats, stirs and steeps your herbal extract. Whether you're making space cakes or salad dressings, it's easy to use and a snap to clean up.
Add even more whimsy to the festive nature of sharing a spliff with Sweetflag's swirling rainbow rolling papers ($8). The vintage Spanish pattern is printed on 1.25-inch wide papers and designed to elevate everyday rituals.
Legalize Bliss T-Shirt
This stonewashed vintage-vibe T-shirt ($124) from Bliss and Mischief is very '70s summer camp. With flocked lettering spelling out "Nature's Way of Saying High" on the front and a giant "Legalize Bliss" on the back, the message is clear. Made in the USA from 100% cotton, the T-shirt is slim-fitting—so keep that in mind when buying online.
Say it loud, say it proud with Kent Stetson's pot leaf-patterned Herb Clutch ($208), which also has a removable cross-body chain. Complete with a spliff-like embellishment, each accessory is made in the US and is individually signed.
Sculptural Storage Jars
Darkroom's colorful, hand-dyed cork lids ($31) turn the average aluminum storage jar into a sculptural container and keep coffee, tea or weed super fresh.
Mesh Mobile Ashtray
Help keep the earth nice and tidy with a mobile mesh ashtray ($30) from esteemed Tokyo brand Tsubota Pearl. Drop your roaches or butts in the lined pouch when puffing on the go.
Images courtesy of respective brands, hero image courtesy of The World's Best Ever