Heady Holiday Gift Guide: 10 (or More) Must-Have Items
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Equanimity Pre-Roll 5 pack – Zenbarn Farms
Strain: Equanimity (Sativa-dominant)
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.
Tropicana Banana by Shindig & G’s
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!
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.
Grandma Kush’s Chocolate Chip Cookies by Fog Valley Farm
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.
Pudding Hill Cheese by Off Piste Farm
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.
- 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
Mac 1 By Central Vermont Cannabis
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!
Even More Great Canna-Gift Ideas
- Looking for CBD tincture? We recommend Lily Hill CBD.
- Want more sativa flower options? Check out Family Tree Cannabis Co.’s Sunshine #4
- Here’s where to find Family Tree products
- New Product Drop: Starlink by Full Circle Farm / Low Key Alchemy available at Capital Cannabis
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:
- Emeraldrose Grows in Bristol (clones + grow supplies)
- Zenbarn Farms in Waterbury Center (clones)
- Vermont Grow Barn in Brattleboro (grow supplies)
- White River Growpro in Hartford (grow supplies)
From ours to yours, wishing you a wonderful (and weed-filled) holiday season! ☃️🌲