Five 420 Gifts to give your partner this Valentine's Day
Here's five suggestions to make Valentine's Day a special one.
As we speed towards the midpoint of the 2020s, people are finally getting back to some of the pre-COVID customs that were abandoned just a few years back. Moreover, they’ve even got a stronger opportunity than ever before to reinvent those customs to suit newly mainstreamed lifestyles. And this, of course, includes cannabis. Because while candlelight champagne will never go out of style, some couples will still wish to lift their spirits and celebrate their connection with their favorite plant. So in honor of this upcoming Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled five suggestions to spark up the day with your special someone. Especially if you’re in a legal state, you’ve got plenty of opportunities thanks to your local dispensary to make it special. Here’s how to make the most of them.
Cannabis-infused gourmet chocolates: Unless you’re cutting back on the sugar, it’s likely that some form of chocolate will be on the agenda for any serious cannabis Valentine’s Day celebration. According to Nutrition for Dummies, not only does chocolate contain elements of the naturally occurring endocannabinoid anandamide, it also contains two specific compounds in chocolate that can inhibit its metabolization. So there’s no better way to extend the night’s magic than with the proper edible. Nevada-based chocolatiers CAMP, Evergreen Organix and Incredibles possess several different products, from brownies to chocolate bars, that will get the night started off on the right foot.
A private cannabis cooking class: For those who may remember the Cooking on High/Bong Appetit explosion of a few years back, it’s important to know that preparing your own meals never goes out of style. And there’s quite a few options available for anyone who wants to dive into this ever-evolving culinary art. The Phoenix, AZ-based GormedD hosts both private, in-house cooking classes in the Arizona area as well as virtual classes on Zoom. Meanwhile, in Las Vegas, Sin City Cannabis Tours will soon offer Puff, Pass and Pastry, where Chef Kristal will teach how to turn any meal into an infused one. And FYI, cannabis consumption is allowed, even though you’ll have to bring your own.
A cannabis-friendly staycation: Hotels have traditionally allowed for specific smoking rooms. Phoenix’s Clarendon Hotel and Spa made news back in 2021 by announcing that it would specifically allow cannabis use in 16 of their rooms. It’s listed on budandbreakfast.com, which lists it alongside several other cannabis-friendly hotels and short-term rentals. Whether it’s across the continent or the next town over, nothing’s more romantic than a change of scenery and a shift in consciousness.
A cannabis-infused spa day: There’s no shortage of options in major cities for CBD body treatments, from Cannabliss Massages in Las Vegas to the O Spa’s partnership with the Microbuddery in Desert Hot Springs. Those who’ve used it attest to CBD’s soothing, anti-inflammatory properties, and in the hands of a skilled masseuse or body worker, it can be transformative. If such an option exists for you in your state, a Valentine’s Day epiphany awaits you.
A Cannabis Bouquet: Floral bouquets which integrate cannabis and hemp buds have been the norm for many years now. The Vegas-based Lovepot, for instance, offers a Just Chill Dried Smokable Bouquet of CBD hemp in Dime Bag, Eighth, and Ounce sizes. But even if you have no renegade florists in the area that are open enough to bring some green into their bouquets, there’s always the option of inserting some colas into a standard storebought bouquet.
At its well-publicized heart, Valentine’s Day is about all sorts of love, romantic or otherwise. We hope that these suggestions will heighten the fulfillment of this day, help you share it with those you love and help it extend throughout the rest of the year as well.