GZQ Gift Guide: No Bob Marley posters required

The stereotypical aesthetic of cannabis culture — picture rasta colors and weed leaves everywhere — isn't for everyone. This has become even more true since legalization brought cannabis out into the open. Unfortunately, if you walk into most dispensaries or head shops, the aesthetic hasn't caught up to the times.

Thankfully, you can be a pot enthusiast without looking like a pothead. It just takes a bit of looking, and we've done some of that for you with a list of gift ideas for the smoker in your life who doesn't want to stick out like a stoned thumb.

click to enlarge An elegant humidor for weed, perfect for the well-heeled toker in your life.
An elegant humidor for weed, perfect for the well-heeled toker in your life.

Cannaseur

Are you shopping for someone who appreciates the finer things in life? Can you picture them seated in a leather chair with a bourbon in one hand and a cigar in the other? Would dropping anything short of a few Benjamins on their gift be unforgivably distasteful?

Sounds like you're shopping for a cannabis connoisseur, and thankfully for you there's, wait for it... Cannaseur.

Their elegant humidors, which are about the size of a shoebox and come in walnut or mahogany, claim to keep your cannabis at the ideal humidity. Don't believe me? Just take a look at the "German-made precision hygrometer" inside and see for yourself.

Hemp Clothing

As a kid, clothing was the worst gift possible. It was never, ever, ever on my wish list and yet somehow, every single year, a box from Macy's ended up under the tree. Now that I'm an adult, my feelings toward fabric-based gifts have softened. In fact, I hope my mom is reading this because I could use a new outfit. And I'm not talking about polyester; I want some hemp clothing this Christmas.

Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has a sizable line of hemp-based clothing that includes everything from tank tops and shorts to flannels and winter coats. Its clothes come in a variety of sizes and colors, none of which are tie-dye. So, you can wear your weed without anybody knowing.

Proper Etiquette

In 1922, Emily Post wrote Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home, which taught countless Americans the proper way to act. The book has been updated 19 times since its initial publication to reflect how changes in society and technology have changed proper etiquette. Nearly a century after the initial publication, Post's great-great-granddaughter, Lizzie Post, decided to tackle weed etiquette. Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties, which was released this past March, tackles the world of weed just like the elder Post tackled weddings. Readers will learn the "proper" way to share a joint without seeming like a mooch, and while spreading as few germs as possible, along with a plethora of other ways to act high-class while getting high.

Minimalist Wall Art

If you've outgrown the Cheech and Chong posters that adorned dorm room walls of years past, but aren't quite ready to pull weed completely off your walls, look no further than Goldleaf's line of beautiful and simplistic prints.

The online retailer, which also specializes in Moleskine-style notebooks and journals, has a diverse selection of affordable prints available. Some are clearly marijuana, showing leaves and buds glowing with beautiful trichomes, while others hide dark green marijuana leaves subtly behind a bright floral still life. They also offer gorgeous flow charts and infographics showing things from cannabinoid molecular structure to the history of marijuana. ♦

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