Slowly but surely, state by state, the U.S. is continuing to embrace cannabis. With the increasing number of states legalizing or decriminalizing weed, the market for innovative cannabis products is growing rapidly. Need a great gift idea? Why not upgrade the experience for your cannabis-friendly friends with some high-tech gifts designed specifically for cannabis users? From consumption devices to storage containers, here are nine cutting-edge gift ideas from startups and established companies that are making a mark in this booming industry.

  1. DynaVap

DynaVap vaporizers are a favorite among cannabis enthusiasts. These pocket-sized devices produce a satisfying vapor cloud. Using a torch or induction heater, heat the tip of the DynaVap to the ideal temperature, indicated by a click sound, and enjoy a clean and flavorful vapor. With CNC machining done in Wisconsin, DynaVap offers various models, starting from the affordable $50 “B” version to the high-end $220 titanium Omni.

  1. Puffco Proxy

Puffco, a leading brand in cannabis vaporizers, introduces the Proxy, a versatile vape that can be customized to fit different form factors. This modular dabbing rig can be seamlessly integrated into various accessories, such as bubblers, glass beakers, and pipes. With the same heating element as the popular Peak Pro, the Proxy offers a superior vaping experience. It comes preprogrammed with four heat levels and features USB-C rechargeability. The Proxy is priced at $299.

  1. Hitoki Saber

For a unique and fun alternative to traditional lighters, consider the Hitoki Saber. This device uses a high-powered laser to light a bowl, providing a clean and precise way to ignite your cannabis. The Saber can be paired with any glass piece using the right adapter and offers a convenient and futuristic method of lighting up. Keep in mind that this innovative solution comes with a price tag of $359.

  1. KushKards

KushKards are perfect for adding a special touch to your present or pre-roll gift. KushKards offer clever greeting cards, with some including a designated spot to hold a pre-roll and come with cute one-liners like “I Rolled One for You” or “Light Up the Holidays.” Starting at just $7, you can also bundle a holiday-themed one-hitter with the card to create a complete cannabis-themed gift.

  1. Houseplant Car Lighter

Seth Rogen’s cannabis brand, Houseplant, offers a unique accessory called the Car Lighter. This stylishly repurposed car lighter, made of marble and available in green or gray, adds a touch of nostalgia to your smoking sessions. Just push the lighter down, and it will pop up, ready to light your joint. The Houseplant Car Lighter serves as a conversation piece and is priced at $280.

  1. Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is a visually stunning coffee table book filled with beautiful pictures of classic cannabis strains. It provides insights into the lineage, flavors, and effects of 170 marijuana strains. Whether you’re a connoisseur or simply appreciate the aesthetics of cannabis, this book is a delightful addition to any collection. The photography alone is exceptional, making it a great companion for a relaxed smoking session.

  1. Storz & Bickel Mighty+

Considered the best vaporizer on the market, the Storz & Bickel Mighty+ offers reliability, large herb capacity, and exceptional vapor quality. Although it comes with a price tag of $399, the Mighty+ is worth the investment. The updated version features quicker heat-up times, USB-C recharging, and an improved ceramic filling chamber for easier cleaning. Make sure to look for the Mighty+ with orange arrow buttons to ensure you’re getting the latest model.

    1. Storage Containers

    In 2023, it’s time to ditch the plastic baggie and opt for proper storage containers that preserve the freshness of your cannabis. Several options cater to different preferences. The Libbey BudShield features an all-glass construction with an attractive exterior, available at $35 for a set of three. The Staze offers a unique design with a smell-proof and airtight vacuum-sealed compartment, priced at $18. If you’re looking for an upgraded mason jar, the Higher Standards Mason Jar is child-resistant and comes with a Higher Standards-branded silicone koozie for added protection, priced at $30. For a trendy and stylish option, Jonathan Adler offers porcelain canisters with hand-painted “Weed” labels, perfect for display purposes, priced at $30. And if you need to discreetly hide your stash, various diversion storage containers are available on platforms like Amazon and Etsy.

    1. (Fake) Pot Plant

    Give the gift of a Pot Plant, but not a real one. These faux plants are designed to mimic the appearance of cannabis plants and come in different sizes and strains. Whether it’s the subtle 10-inch tall Clone, the 16-inch tall Teen with small buds, the 22-inch tall Adult with faux-growing buds, or the impressive 36-inch tall Mother Pot Plant with frosty buds throughout, these fake plants make for eye-catching decorations. Prices range from $30 to $165, depending on the size and complexity.

    1. Heir Waterpipe

    Introducing Heir Waterpipe, the Rolls Royce of bongs, and a truly luxury smoking experience. Heir’s Waterpipe diverges from the conventional appearance and functionality of a typical bong, which only enhances its allure. Every meticulously designed aspect contributes to an unparalleled smoking experience, delivering some of the most velvety hits we’ve ever encountered. Heir Waterpipe is the game-changing evolution of the classic bong, packed with convenient innovations that simplify your session and elevate your enjoyment of smoke.

    With the increasing acceptance of cannabis, the availability of innovative and high-tech products for cannabis users is expanding. These nine gift ideas offer a range of options for every cannabis enthusiast in your life. From vaporizers and unique lighters to stylish storage containers and cannabis-themed accessories, you’ll find the perfect gift to enhance their cannabis experience in 2023.


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