THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CBD CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY GIFTS
CBD gifts are definitely a thing this year, talk about being trendy! With the COVID-19 pandemic not coming to a close, what seems like, any time soon, CBD Christmas gifts may be the best thing you can get for a worried and anxious family member or friend.
With the increasing popularity of CBD products across the nation, individuals are becomingly interested in the holistic, all-natural, and therapeutic potential of cannabidiol.
In today’s article, we’ll talk about all things CBD, including the potential benefits inside and out, as well as share with you a quick go-to gift guide to set you up for a relaxing success this holiday season.
Let’s jingle jangle!
ARE CBD GIFTS A GOOD IDEA?
CBD gifts may be a great gift to give, but as the gift giver here, you have to be careful when deciding on which CBD products to purchase.
With almost anything and everything in life, doing your homework and learning a little bit more about something before doing it, helps (most times). The same can be said for purchasing CBD. There are so many products and companies out there, so how do you choose?!
We’ll talk more about these factors that go into a good CBD Christmas gift below, but here are the take-home, important, need-to-know, need-to-ask, questions when it comes to picking chill CBD gifts:
- Does the company do in-house lab testing?
- Does the company do third-party lab testing?
- Does the company provide certifications of analysis (CoA)?
- Does the company include customer reviews?
- Where does the company source their hemp?
- What do the extraction and processing steps look like?
WHY IS CBD A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT?
CBD products are a great option for gift-giving this holiday season for a potential plethora of reasons. Not only are we still in an uncertain and unprecedented time during a worldwide pandemic, but the stress of holidays, family time, gift expenses, and financial hardships are sure to pack on some stress and anxiety to you and your loved ones.
1. OPTIMAL HEALTH
Whether you’re looking to give CBD as a gift to someone who loves cannabis and CBD products or to someone that has never even tried CBD, it’s a safe and potentially health-enhancing gift.
Research studies, within the last ten years, have continued to show the potential benefits of cannabidiol for humans and animals. From helping with heart health, reducing anxiety, reducing inflammation, helping boost your overall wellness, and helping with your mood, CBD is showing great promise as a healthy, holistic, and non-pharmaceutical option.
2. ORGANIC AND ALL-NATURAL
Cannabidiol, in its extracted and whole plant form, is an organic and all-natural compound derived from the cannabis plant.
We have come a long way, but the cannabis plant has some negative misconceptions still associated with it, so I’m sure you have reservations about getting your Aunt Susan CBD oil for Christmas since she might think it’s “weed”.
No need to worry! CBD can be derived from both the marijuana and hemp plants. Thus, if you’re wanting to stay away from marijuana, or weed, or THC, perhaps, stick with the hemp-derived CBD. There is no THC present in hemp plants, so Aunt Susan can hopefully feel more comfortable knowing that she won’t get “high”.
3. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL BENEFITS
Beyond the exciting feelings you get when opening a present, CBD products are sure to provide you mental and or physical benefits of excitement as well!
Whether we’re talking about research findings on CBD or customer testimonials, CBD is providing individuals therapeutics across the scope from improved quality of life, to reductions in inflammation, to improve heart health to helping with sore muscles and joints.
The benefits that CBD may be able to provide may be a great gift in itself!
4. SMALL BUT MIGHTY
CBD oils and products are typically smaller in size and stature, inevitably. Kinda like the saying, “big things come in small packages”, we can assume the same for gift-giving CBD to someone you care for. Calming CBD Balms, CBD Tinctures, CBD Capsules, CBD Infused Waters, powders, whichever type of CBD products it may be, may pack quite a punch for the soon-to-be benefits.
5. VERSATILE AND SUITABLE
Again, CBD may be able to help just about anyone with anything! I know that’s a broad statement, but CBD may be a great compound, without the conventional medicine side effects, feelings, or concerns.
Not to mention CBD Capsules are easy to travel with, easy-to-take, and are incognito in pill form. Easy, simple, and a good start for a soon-to-be CBD taker.
HOW CAN I ASSURE QUALITY CBD PRODUCTS?
This may be the most important section of this gift-giving guide friends!
We know you are more than capable of finding and purchasing CBD products on the market, but the quality, content, potency, and product do differ and these factors do matter!
Asking for certificates of analysis (CoA), like we mentioned above, is so important! This will break down what is exactly in the CBD product as well as how much of each ingredient is in the product. The scary thing is that most companies don’t test for product assurance and don’t have CoAs to provide for customers. Stay clear of companies like this! You do not want to be giving someone a CBD product for Christmas that you have no idea what’s really in it.
In addition to asking for CoAs, ask if they do in-house and third-party laboratory testing for each and every one of their products. Similar to the CoAs, in-house and third-party testing can ensure that their products of above par for quality and consistency.
Third-party lab testing is where an outside laboratory tests the quality and consistency of the CBD products, which also provides the company with an unbiased and quality assurance of their products, without any bias.
WHAT ARE GREAT CBD CHRISTMAS GIFTS?
Here, at Nanocraft, we have crafted a wide variety of CBD products to meet the athlete in all of us, including those who you may be gift-giving for this year.
Here are 3 of our customer favorites that are sure to be a hit under the Christmas tree this year.
Night Time CBD Oil for Sleep
With a taste of relaxing lavender, a blend of passionflower, a touch of melatonin, and a dream of CBN, this calming Night Time CBD Oil blend is the perfect way to prepare your mind and body for deep, restorative sleep. Our Night Time CBD Oil for Sleep formula includes the potential therapeutic benefits from a unique blend of CBN and melatonin, providing you a natural and non-psychoactive effect, preparing your mind and body for a good night’s sleep.
Extra Sterngth CBD Roll On Stick 500 mg
Our Extra Strength CBD Roll On Stick for Muscle & Joint Recovery is packed with 500 mg of broad-spectrum, THC free, CBD, ready to assist you in your body’s recovery. Each roll on stick is packed with the antioxidant potential of ginger root, relief protection of beeswax, and shea butter to help soothe your skin for a soon-to-be calmness. The natural ingredient of Boswellia Serrate extract helps tie together the salve ingredients, alongside the therapeutic potential of CBD, to help get your recovery, rested, and revitalized, faster.
Gold Series Tincture CBD Oil Drops
Our Gold Series is a great option for the CBD user who wants to benefit from all that hemp has to offer. Each batch is third-party tested to ensure our product is natural, consistent, and potent. With a hearty dose of CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, and CBG, the Gold Drops can be used every day to promote wellness and may assist with recovery throughout your entire body. These cannabinoids work together synchronously to create unique effects, commonly referred to as the “entourage effect”.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD?
CBD may be beneficial for reducing inflammation, promoting better sleep, improving overall mood, providing a sense of clarity and focus, along with many other therapeutic benefits.
CBD may even help with alleviating pain, headaches and migraines, muscle recovery, and anxiety. Many factors come into play here. Research, thus far, has demonstrated that CBD has potential therapeutic benefits for a wide array of ailments. Since CBD is not yet FDA approved, there is not an officially regulated consensus on whether or not CBD products and oils can be deemed effective yet.
IS CBD LEGAL?
CBD is federally legal IF it is hemp-derived. CBD is only legal on the federal level if the CBD does not contain more than 0.3% THC. Depending on which state you are in, CBD may only be legal with a medical marijuana card and prescription, such as in Virginia. However, in states such as Colorado and California, that allow for recreational and medical marijuana use, CBD is legal, from hemp-derived and marijuana-derived cannabis.
The Farm Bill that passed in December 2018 declared it federally legal to produce, purchase, and use cannabidiol under certain requirements and regulations, if again, hemp-derived.
Do note: the FDA has not yet legalized cannabis, but they have allowed researchers to conduct further CBD studies and trials.
CBD CHRISTMAS GIFTS: FINAL THOUGHTS
As the growing popularity for CBD continues, so does the research and support within the medical, holistic, and scientific sectors. Research is showing promise for CBD as a non-toxic, non-addictive, and therapeutic option for those wanting a natural, non-pharmaceutic option, with little to no side effects.
As crazy, unpredictable, uncertain, and anxiety-inducing this year of 2020 has been, purchasing CBD as a Christmas gift this year doesn’t have to be anything less than jolly. Whether you want to splurge on CBD products for yourself this Christmas or get your dad a CBD salve for his sore muscles and joints, Nanocraft has options fit for each and every one of you!
So remember the quality, potency, and consistency of the CBD products you decide to purchase matters. Ask for those certificates of analysis, lab testing procedures, and look at customer reviews. Your purchase of CBD products doesn’t have to be uncertain or scary, you and your gift-receivers should feel at ease knowing they have a quality, lab-tested CBD product. Not to mention, they’ll be sure to reap the benefits of their new CBD gift in no time.
Time to get into the holiday spirit! See ya grinches!
*DISCLAIMER: The information in this article is for educational purposes only. It does not exploit or provide medical advice of any kind. Therefore, any reliance you place on the information below is strictly at your own risk. Please check with your medical provider before starting or changing a CBD routine.
Nanocraft SciencesHuman Performance Researcher | Lifestyle Medicine AdvocateKirsten Thornhill was born and raised in a small farm town in Stanislaus County, California. Kirsten graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from CSU Stanislaus and her Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. She is currently in pursuits of a PhD in Health Sciences: Human & Sport Performance at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Northern Utah, specializing in Cardiology and Rehabilitation. She is very passionate about human physiology and the metabolic and nutritional adaptations that occur during exercise in athletes. Kirsten enjoys educating and informing people about the importance of lifetime movement, plant-based eating, and health research and development. Her passion for natural, lifestyle medicine enables her to strive when promoting health and education.