Soothing CBD Gifts for an Anxious Time
In these days of isolation, illness, fear and the staggering uphill climb of COVID-19 cases and related deaths around the world, many of us are facing stress like we’ve never known. We are desperate for things that will help us feel better. Between online ads, promotional e-mails, and friends and family who rave about how it helped them, you may be wondering if CBD is something you should add to your arsenal of meditation, yoga and affirmations. But what is CBD, anyway?
According to the World Health Organization, CBD—short for cannabidiol—is “one of the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plants.” But wait, isn’t marijuana from the cannabis plant? Yes. But CBD products are typically derived from hemp, a cannabis species that contains little to no THC, the compound in marijuana that makes you feel, er, loopy.
So while CBD, which can be ingested or applied topically, does not make you feel “high,” multiple studies have found that it can promote relaxation and reduce anxiety, has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and can reduce muscle tension, nausea, and pain. A study by the Laboratory of Neuropsychopharmacology in Brazil found that it can be helpful in relieving symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It has not been found to be addictive, nor does it have pronounced side effects. With all of these benefits, it’s no surprise that CBD products are flooding the marketplace.
You might see CBD products designated as “full-spectrum,” “broad-spectrum,” or “isolate”. Full-spectrum CBD contains additional, potentially beneficial, elements, like other cannabinoids, while isolate is pure CBD. Broad spectrum is somewhere between the two. One is not necessarily better than the other. It’s more about how it’s formulated and what other ingredients it is combined with. Also, you will see the term “tincture” reference below. A tincture is a form of CBD that is ingested orally, typically held under the tongue for a few seconds and then swallowed.
CBD may be just the thing to make the stress everyone is feeling a little more bearable. After testing almost 100 CBD products, we found more than 25 gift sets or bundles that we think are a timely
CBD Gifts Galore: How to Put Together An Awesome CBD Gift Basket
Can you remember the first time you used CBD? Were you feeling stressed? Need something to sooth your aching muscles? Looking for help sleeping? Well, if you’ve experienced the power, then it’s no surprise you’d like to pay that forward to a friend or family member.
Below, we’ve mixed up the best ingredients for a killer CBD gift basket. We’re talking tinctures, capsules, salve, soaps and more. There’s also a nice way to personalize your gift basket, as if hand-selecting a basket full of goodies isn’t enough. So, prepare your checklist and get ready to pour out some smiles.
Or, let us save you some time. Here are a couple gift baskets that we highly recommend.
Include All the Right Ingredients
To present a well-rounded, fully-useful CBD oil gift basket to your loved one, start by considering the wide range of CBD options available today. If we were making the basket, here’s what we’d include:
It’s a small but mighty companion. CBD Chapstick is the perfect companion for California dreamers enduring the hot and sunny days and Alaskan Eskimos surviving the cold and balmy nights.
So whether your gift is for an outdoor sports enthusiast or a couch potato, you’ll want to be sure to include a well-packaged CBD lip balm in your gift basket.
If your friend or loved one is all about vintage vibes, you might include a tincture bottle in your basket. They can dollop a drop of hemp extract under their tongue and see what happens next!
Most tinctures come in a variety of flavors, including zesty orange and refreshing blueberry, so there won’t be any chance for a sour, puckered face every time it’s time for a drop.
If you’re preparing a gift basket for someone who has trouble falling asleep at night (or waking up in the morning), then you’ll want to include items that can help support the body’s natural process to regulate sleep. Along with a tin of chamomile tea, you might want to include a bottle of CBD capsules.
Here at The Clear, for example, our AM capsules contain CBD and caffeine. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, our PM capsules contain CBD and melatonin. Combined with a tincture, you’re handing your friend an all-day pack which is a wonderful companion, indeed.
Is it a sports injury that keeps your friend up at night? Or a sore back from their daily dog-walking business? If so, helping your friend-in-need with pain relief may but just what they need. Along with that gift certificate to the local spa, you might consider including some salve.
A great CBD salve will be perfect for those who lead a busy lifestyle. A good salve will be easy to apply and not smell like your grandmother’s garden patch. So, once you find a refreshing, compact little container, your friend will be on your way!
Scrub a dub dub. CBD soap can quickly become your pal’s go-to source for invigoration. If skin is a continual topic of conversation for your loved one, then you’ll know to look for nice soaps and lotions.
Like tinctures, lotions, and many other CBD products, you won’t be hard-pressed to find interesting and inventive scents when searching for the right bar. We, personally, love to use soap that contains peppermint oil in the morning and lavender oil in the evening.
In keeping with the theme of a happier, smoother life, consider including something that’ll radiate a relaxing aroma in your gift basket. Whether it’s in keeping with this bath time, relaxation theme or just a general gesture, the right candle can have all the right moves.
Your friend can light a candle to set the mood, make dinner time a more relaxing time, or create the right bedtime ambiance. No matter their preference, it’s likely that the aroma from their CBD candle will have all the right effects.
Add Little Notes for Each Item
A handmade gift basket is already pretty personal. It’s immediately evident that you took time to curate the right selection of items. But, one way to take your CBD gifts up a notch is to include a little note with each item.
For example, with the CBD soap, you can write, “Your evening bubble baths are already quite stress-relieving. So, I wanted to give you something to help you relax and recharge. Enjoy!”
Also, if your friend or family member hasn’t hopped on board the CBD train yet, it might be helpful to jot down why you think each product will be helpful for them. Most people don’t need a ton of convincing when they receive a beautiful and thoughtful gift basket, but it certainly can’t hurt.
A CBD Gift Basket for the Ages
And there you have it! You now have on your hands the CBD gift basket to end all gift baskets. There’s no better way to tell your friend or partner you love them than with hand-picked delights that come straight from the heart.
Here at The Clear™, all our products are lab-tested and pesticide free. They’re also sold at hundreds of locations around the nation and come in a variety of flavors (which is especially fun when purchasing new tinctures).
So, come on over and join the fun today! We can’t wait to pair you with just the right products for yourself and your loved ones.
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