by Jacquelyn Nause
Cannabidiol, the cannabis compound better known as CBD, is popping up in products and wellness lists all over. Because it is a natural, non-intoxicating option for pain and stress relief, it is safe for everyone. Found in everything from body oil and face masks to designer tea and confections, CBD makes the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Benefits of CBD Oil
The medical benefits of cannabis include increased mental clarity, mood stabilization and decreased stress, all without the psychoactive effects of cannabis. It’s even safe to take daily; a recent GQ article notes the benefits of using CBD at work. CBD also increases workout performance and promotes faster muscle recovery. For athletes and professionals alike, CBD helps the body function at its best.
No matter who is on your gift list, there is an easily consumable form of CBD for everyone, at varying dosage level.
Family Gift Ideas
Show Mom how much you appreciate her by giving her the gift she has always wanted: peace and relaxation. CBD bath soaks, pain relief balms and tinctures offer fast-acting support from stress, pain and anxiety. This Mother’s Day, treat her to a spa basket filled with CBD-infused goodies to help her relax. Need a gift for Dad? CBD patches and capsules can help him find “releaf” from pains or aches as well as promote feelings of serenity.
We all know someone who struggles to get a good night’s rest. CBD has long been used to ease sleep issues and treat insomnia. Products like CBD-infused teas, hemp honey and easy-to-swallow capsules make great gifts that can help reduce anxiety at bedtime and promote restful sleep.
Gifts for Dogs
CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, treating the pain at the source. Because CBD is non-psychoactive, it is useful for treating a variety of ailments for both humans and pets. Animal-friendly tinctures, oils and chews make great gifts for dogs and cats to help ease anxiety and pain. Try CBD oil or chews for separation anxiety or joint pain in pets.
CBD Skin Care
If you know someone who is not yet ready to dive into ingestible CBD, there are tons of luxe skin care products that make great gifts. From moisturizers and masks to serums and cleansers, there are products for every skin type. CBD has shown potential in studies to slow the effects of aging, reduce inflammation and redness, and decrease acne. It is gentle enough for treatment of rosacea and eczema, providing soothing moisture and regulating sebum production for clear, glowing skin.
From Father’s Day gifts to self-care packages, there are plenty of opportunities to gift the relaxing and healing power of CBD. CBD-infused confections, beverages, topicals and supplements make giving the gift of health and wellness easier than ever.
Jacquelyn Nause is a contributing writer with specialties in cannabis, real estate and wellness. She enjoys traveling with her husband, being a doting mother to her two incredible kids and enjoying the beautiful Pacific Northwest playground.