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    Gift Guide: Valentine's Day for Your Cannabis Cutie

    Posted by Ashley Irey & Melissa Goulding on Feb 8, 2016 6:17:53 PM


    v-day.jpgDo you want to find the perfect gift for your “stoner” Valentine? Or do you want to set the bar even higher this year? Give the gift of an infused Valentine's Day! From sweets to sexy massages, we have got your day covered! 


     

    Gift Guide: Valentine's Day for Your Cannabis Cutie! 

    Every year, most of us struggle to think of ideas of what to get our significant others for Valentine's Day. Does he really need another pair of heart boxers? Does she really want those roses and chocolates... again? If your sweetie loves cannabis, we have some ideas that may make giving a gift this year a bit simpler. Whether they want a relaxing and romantic present or a delicious treat, we have chosen a few of our favorite gifts that any honey is bound to love.

    Stoner Sweets

    For all you sweet tooths, we have hand-picked one of our favorite edible recipes, perfect for you and your lover (or just you!) to enjoy. Or if you aren t feeling up to the challenge of cooking this Valentine's Day, our budtenders have recommended a couple of our sweetest, tastiest edibles that we carry in-store!

    DIY Edibles

    Screen_Shot_2015-08-07_at_9.32.19_AM.pngWe have all heard that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, so here is one of our favorite recipes, from our eBook, that your Stoner Valentine will love. These Coconut Oil Stony Fudge Brownies are perfect for dessert to end a wonderful romantic meal, or just for indulging in the middle of the day (hey, it's V-Day, it's allowed!).

    Coconut Oil Stony Fudge Brownies (adapted from Pinch of Yum)

    3/4 cup canna-coconut oil
    4.5 oz unsweetened (baker’s) chocolate
    1 cup brown sugar, packed
    3 eggs
    1 tsp salt
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a saucepan or skillet, slowly melt coconut oil and chocolate.
    2. Transfer the melted oil and chocolate into a bowl, and whisk in brown sugar and eggs until the mixture thickens (about 30 seconds)
    3. Mix in flour and salt until just combined.
    4. Pour into 9” square baking dish, and bake for 25-28 minutes. The less you bake them, the fudgier the brownies will be. You may see oil on top of the brownies when you take them out of the oven, but this will reabsorb. [7]

    For a recipe on how to make the Canna-Coconut Oil, if you prefer an edible that is salty or just for more options, download our eBook, Guide to Homemade Marijuana Edibles. Click the 'Guide to Homemade Marijuana Edibles' graphic at the end of this blog to download it now!

     

    Budtender Recommendations: Edibles

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    Does your loved one have a weak spot for fancy treats? These decadent truffles amaze the eye and eletrify the palate, making them the perfect gift for your special someone. The package contains six truffles,  10mg each, with three different flavors, all hand crafted and decorated making each one unique. The colors on the truffle indicate which flavor is inside. The burnt orange with a splash of bright blue is Burnt Caramel, a divine caramel with a touch of Maldon salt crystals. A bright blue swirl atop the truffles is Earl Grey, a milk chocolate steeped with Earl Grey tea leaves and sweetened with Colorado honey. The third flavor stands out with a bright green an gold, filled with white chocolate, lemon and a hint of juniper. Once you try one, you will know why they were voted the #1 Best Edible in the HIGH TIMES Colorado Cannabis Cup. Wait about 30-45 minutes to feel the effects of the THC. Perfect replacement for the typical and boring box of chocolates!

    XG Platinum Brunette Truffle Brownie | 100mg (10 pcs. @ 10mg)PLATINUM BRUNETTE TRUFFLE BROWNIE 100MG.jpg

    Weed Brownies have been a popular edible since the 60s, but these Brunette Truffle Brownies from XG Platinum are far from ordinary. Made with infused coconut oil,
    these fudgey brownies almost melt in your mouth. They are packed with chocolate, with just a slight taste of marijuana. If you are not up to the challenge of baking brownies, these are a wonderful alternative! But do not let the deliciousness of these treats fool you, each bite contains about 10mg, so consume responsibly. Best kept in the fridge to preserve freshness. 

     

     

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    Does that say organic?! Yes 100% Organic and they are also 100% Vegan! These gummy Fruity Pucks by Highly Edible are a tasty and healthy treat, made with all organic fruit juices. No corn syrup or artificial flavors or colors added. They also taste delicious, and are packed with 100mg per package! The fruity pucks are in multiple flavors; cherry, peach and strawberry. Each puck contains 10mg THC, and they are great for any tolerance level. If you love gummies like our budtenders do, you will be sure to fall in love with these Fruity Pucks!

     

    Romantic Gifts & Intimacy

    There are a few ways that cannabis can be incorporated into the bedroom. Some couples that partake together, claim that smoking cannabis enhances their sexual experience. It may be because of the euphoric effect that comes with smoking cannabis or simply because they are feeling spontaneous and are able to be free and completely themselves. Others feel the opposite, that it hinders their sexual drive. You can read more about the science behind it and the studies done in our blog, Can Marijuana Enhance Your Sex Life? But recently, we have been seeing other ways in which users can integrate cannabis into the bedroom beyond smoking.

    If you are looking for a gift that is a little more romantic, these gifts are perfect for relaxing together and winding down or for getting frisky and heat things up! Your choice!

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    Infused Bath Soak

    Nothing calms stress and nerves like a nice, warm bath. Infused bath soaks are a very unique product. Just like bath salts, this cannabis bath soak dissolves in warm water and can be used to relieve pain or sore muscles or to just relax and wind down from a stressful day. But, this bath soak is unique because only women feel the psychoactive effects of the THC. The outer layers of our skin are too thick for the THC to penetrate into the bloodstream. But when women soak in the infused bath, the THC is able to be absorbed through their lady parts. Women will feel the effects after about 30 minutes. But this doesn't mean that men don't enjoy it too! The calming aroma of lavender, rosemary and a hint of cedar will de-stress even the toughest of men. So why not slip into the tub together? Best paired with a shared bowl and a glass of wine. Yes, please!

    Budtender Recommendation: Bath Soak by Dixie; A soothing soak that helps with skin, joint and muscle ailments. Pour 2-5 ounces in your hot bath and soak for about 15 minutes. [6]

     

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    Nothing heats things up in the bedroom like a soothing massage. The growing popularity of marijuana infused lotions has led to the idea of cannabis massages. The THC in infused lotions will not get you high, it will relieve tension, pain and sometimes inflammation. The way the lotion is absorbed, through the skin, the THC never actually reaches the bloodstream which means no euphoric effects will be felt. If your partner suffers from any body pain, this is a wonderful way to relieve the ache and also get them in the mood! Simply use an infused lotion as you would any other lotion or oil for a relaxing back, foot or all-over body massage.

    Budtender Recommendation: Apothecanna- Stimulating Crème; A warming formula that melts away pain, increases circulation, firms the skin and energizes the mind with all natural plant extracts. [1]

     

     

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    Cannabis infused sex stimulants, or lubes, have recently emerged into the market. Although the THC is only effective on women (similar to the bath soak), infused lubes have certainly sparked the interest of men as well. Most are made with just cannabis oil and coconut oil; so they do not have any foreign chemicals or scents added. These warming stimulants are best to use during foreplay, or about 15 minutes prior to intercourse, in order to give the cannabis time to absorb within the woman’s body. Once activated, it can relieve pain and stress for the woman, while some have even experienced enhanced orgasms. Obviously, each experience with infused stimulants is different, but if you are comfortable with the way cannabis makes you feel in other forms, why not give this a try!

    Budtender Recommendation: Foria by Dixie; A sexual enhancement oil in spray form, made with coconut oil and hash oil. [2]

     

     


    If any of these gift ideas sound like the perfect fit for your Cannabis Cutie, stop into Nature's Gift Shop to pick it up before the big day! If you have any questions about these products, our knowledgeable budtenders are here to help and will answer all of your questions.  We at NGS strive to provide the top quality cannabis products at a fair price with satisfaction guaranteed. See all of our current products on our website, for even more great gift ideas. For more infused recipes, click below to download our eBook, Guide to Homemade Marijuana Edibles. Happy Valentine's Day from Nature's Gift Shop! We love you!

    Free eBook: Nature's Gift Shop's Guide to Homemade Marijuana Edibles



    [1]  "APOTHECANNA | ALL NATURAL CANNABIS BEAUTY + SKINCARE." Apothecanna. Apothecanna, n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2016. <http://www.apothecanna.com/>.

    [2]  "Colorado 30mL / 10mL Spray Bottle – Foria." Colorado 30mL / 10mL Spray Bottle – Foria. Dixie Brands, n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2016. <http://foriapleasure.com/products/colorado-product>.

    [3] "THE CRESCENDO COLLECTION A 6 Piece Truffle Collection, 3 Flavors 10mg THC Each." Coda Signature. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Feb. 2017.

    [4]  "Home." CannaPunch. CannaPunch, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016. <http://cannapunch.com/>.

    [5]  "Why Couples That Smoke Together Stay Together." The Stoners Cookbook. The Stoner's Cookbook, 02 May 2015. Web. 26 Jan. 2016.       <http://www.thestonerscookbook.com/2015/05/02/why-couples-that-smoke-together-stay-together/>.

    [6]  "Bath Soak - Dixie." Dixie Bath Soak Comments. Dixie Brands, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016. <http://dixieelixirs.com/wholesale/bath-soak/?age-verified=443559f103>.

    [7]  Nature's Gift Shop. "Coconut Oil Stoney Fudge Brownies." 2015. Guide to Homemade Marijuana Edibles. N.p.: n.p., n.d. 15. Print.

    Topics: edibles, Colorado marijuana laws, marijuana effects