Heady Holiday Gift Guide: 10 (or More) Must-Have Items

Heady Vermont Staff 22 Dec 2022

It’s the holiday season in Vermont – and for the first time ever, you can waltz into an actual dispensary and shop Vermont-made cannabis products for your loved ones. Not sure where to start? We’ve put together a Heady Holiday Gift Guide that includes fave products from our partners across the state.

If you’re looking for tips on how to give the perfect gift, check out our recent post Giving the Gift of Cannabis: Etiquette Tips.

Bruce Banner by Vermont Select

Strain: Bruce Banner:
THC: 22.25%

Bruce Banner is a powerful hybrid cannabis strain that definitely packs a wallop! At 22.25% THC, these big, rich green nugs live up to their superhero namesake with an immediate energy jolt that comes on strong before settling out into a blissful, euphoric high that sticks around.

From their hideout nestled in the Smugglers Notch of Vermont’s Green Mountains, Vermont Select cultivates and curates the finest flower from small Green Mountain Farms.

Available now at Green Leaf Central in Burlington and Capital Cannabis in Montpelier. Other strains from Vermont Select: Apple Fritter and Midnight Oil.

Shop Now: Vermont Select Bruce Banner at Green Leaf Central

English Toffees by Highly Rooted

If you were at this year’s Headies Cup, you might have had the chance to see (and try!) Highly Rooted‘s signature English Toffee. The texture is unique – smooth and buttery like caramel but has a more distinct, elevated flavor. The spice from the broad-spectrum cannabis distillate gives enough flare to let you know it’s infused – but doesn’t over-power the toffee.

Michelle’s English mother, Lynn, imports their family’s secret ingredient directly from England. Even though we may never know the secret to this delicious indulgence, one taste will sell you – this toffee isn’t like a caramel at all, and you’ll be left deciding to risk the high to have a few more.

See the full review by Liz Wiley and find these on the shelves at dispensaries like Cambridge Cannabis Company and Higher Elevation.


Shop Now: Highly Rooted English Toffees at Higher Elevation

The Cannabis Collective Canna Bears

These low-dose canna bears are the perfect gift for the edibles newbie in your life, at just 2mg each.

Plus, they come in a great little reusable tin!

Canna Bears are made by The Cannabis Collective, craft cultivators and manufacturer of small-batch edibles and products.

The Cannabis Collective also makes other edibles, including Send It Squares, flower and convenient prerolls. Look for their Ice Cream Cake preroll on the shelves at partner retailers as well!

Find TCC at Magic Mann, Winooski Organics, Higher Elevation and many other partner retailers.

Shop Now: The Cannabis Collective at Magic Mann

Hot Mess Glass at Higher Elevation

Not only does Morrisville dispensary Higher Elevation carry many of our partner brands’ dank buds and tasty edibles, they also have the finest selection of glass in the area!

Snag a cute bong or nice bubbler for your loved one (or yourself!) while you get stock up on flower, gummies and other holiday treats.

Take advantage of holiday sales at Higher Elevation, including 15% off CBD, 10% off Glass and 20% off rolling papers until December 27!

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Equanimity Pre-Roll 5 pack – Zenbarn Farms

Strain: Equanimity (Sativa-dominant)
THC: 20.92%

Equanimity is a word that describes a stable mental state: one that remains calm under pressure or strain. The name of this strain hints at the type of high you might be experiencing if you try it.

Reviewers of Equanimity have reported that its effects are light and productive. A sativa-leaning hybrid, most fans of this strain have described its effects to be more cerebral than physical. This strain is often used to treat pain, symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders.

Equanimity’s parent strains are Strawberry Chunk and a Malawi landrace, and its terpene profile provides an enticing fruity scent. Its buds are dense and typically covered in a thick layer of white trichomes when properly cultivated and cured.

Shop Now: Equanimity Pre-Rolls at Zenbarn Farms

Tropicana Banana by Shindig & G’s

Shindig & G’s Tropicana Banana, available now at Higher Elevation.

A favorite cultivar among bud lovers, tropicana banana is a sativa-dominant hybrid weed strain made by crossing Tropicanna with Banana Kush. Tropicana Banana produces an energizing high. Those who have smoked this strain say it makes them feel uplifted, energetic, and focused.

Tropicana Banana has a sweet flavor with tropical and citrus undertones and has lots of the terpene pinene in it.

Look for this strain on the shelves only at Higher Elevation!

Shop now: Shindig & G’s Tropicana Banana at Higher Elevation


 Cherry Gummies by Rosie’s Confections

These tasty cherry gummies, merry and bright, are a perfect holiday gift for the edibles lover in your life.

Each gummy has 5 mg of THC with 10 gummies per tin for a total of 50 mg THC per package.

Based out of Winooski, Vermont, Rosie’s Confections puts expert craftsmanship and love into every product to produce a top experience for consumers.

If your gift recipient prefers chocolate over gummies, pop into the Rosie’s Market & Cafe for some absolutely stunning CBD truffles and other chocolatey confections.

Snag this fresh new flavor of gummy at Green Leaf Central in Burlington, Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland and Higher Elevation in Morrisville!

Shop Now: Rosie’s Cherry Gummies


Grandma Kush’s Chocolate Chip Cookies by Fog Valley Farm

Fog Valley Farm’s Take and Bake Grandma Kush’s Chocolate Chip Cookies are available at Sunday Drive in Woodstock. Courtesy Photo.

Nothing tastes better than a fresh baked dessert, and that’s exactly what Fog Valley Farm has created with their take-home Grandma Kush’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These take and bake cookies are a warm from the oven, melt-in-your-mouth sweet treat that make any dinner party or evening snack special and extra delicious. Give the gift of experiencing a fresh baked edible with minimal fuss!

Fog Valley Farm’s Take and Bake products come in the same child resistant jars as their baked line – and once baked, will fit back into the jar to keep edibles out of reach of children. Keep products frozen or refrigerated.

Find Fog Valley Farm products at Sunday Drive in Woodstock, Emeraldrose Grows in Bristol, Magic Mann in Essex and more.

Shop Fog Valley Farm at Sunday Drive


Pudding Hill Cheese by Off Piste Farm

Pudding Hill Cheese took first place at The Headies Cup 2022. Look for it on the shelves at Vermont Bud Barn and Sunday Drive. Photo by JAM Creative.

Off Piste Farm‘s flavorful and beautifully cured CBD strain took home first place at the 2022 Headies for a reason.

Packed full of terps with a balanced THC/CBD ratio of 1:1.7, this strain is perfect for those seeking a balanced cultivar to calm the mind and eliminate stress.

Look for Off Piste’s Pudding Hill Cheese – and other great strains! –  at Vermont Bud Barn in Brattleboro and Sunday Drive in Woodstock.

  • 1:1.7 THC:CBD
  • Total THC 6.78%
  • Total CBD 11.66%
  • Total Active Cannabinoids 21.78%
  • Total Terpenes 1.704%
  • Top Terpenes: Terpinolene, Caryophyllene, B-Myrcene

Shop Now: Off Piste Pudding Hill Cheese at Vermont Bud Barn


Mac 1 By Central Vermont Cannabis

MAC 1 by Central Vermont Cannabis, available now at Capital Cannabis in Montpelier. Photo by JAM Creative for Heady Vermont.

We can confirm – this absolutely frosty beast of a nug will have you chilling out in no time.

Mac 1, also known as “The MAC,” is a hybrid cannabis strain that crosses Alien Cookies F2 with Miracle 15. Consumers turn to this cultivar for its upbeat and balancing effects.

With eye-poppingly gorgeous buds that are nearly white and drenched in milky trichomes. Mac 1 comes through with a smooth, creamy, and funky terpene profile you can enjoy day and night.

This strain got rave reviews at The Headies Cup 2022. Worth the long wait, you can pick up MAC 1 now at Capital Cannabis Company in Montpelier – but you should definitely get it now before it’s gone!


Shop Now: Central Vermont Cannabis MAC 1 at Capital Cannabis


Even More Great Canna-Gift Ideas

BONUS: Gifts for the Grower: Clones + Supplies

Are you searching for the perfect gift for a grower with a green thumb? Clones and grow supplies are available at several of our Heady partner retail stores:

We hope you’ve found our cannabis gift guide helpful! Looking for more? Check out our app and VT Cannabis directory for local Vermont-made brands and retailers.

From ours to yours, wishing you a wonderful (and weed-filled) holiday season! ☃️🌲

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