A Gift Guide for the Feminist Cannabis Consumer in Your Life
Has your best friend ever mentioned that cannabis can be an effective treatment for a number of illnesses that disproportionately affect women, or that the racial bias in pot arrests is staggering? Has your partner been begging you to get lifted and watch Broad City with them? Did your sister blow through most of her stash after the Kavanaugh hearings and then order $30 worth of Veggie Grill?
OK, that last one was a bit specific. But if you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then you probably have a feminist cannabis user on your holiday shopping list. Luckily, I’ve been embracing both cannabis and feminism for most of my twenties, so I have lots of gift ideas for the feminist cannabis user in your life.
From informative and empowering books like Feminist Weed Farmer to the absolutely gorgeous Stoner Babe’s Coloring Book, it’s not difficult to find a cannabis-themed gift to suit any budget or personality. As a feminist cannabis-user myself, here are just a few of the gifts I’d love to find in my stocking this year.
Book: Tokin’ Women
Where to buy: squareup.com
Written by Nola Evangelista, Tokin’ Women: A 4,000-Year Herstory delivers an inspiring selection of over 50 famous canna-friendly women throughout history—from ancient goddesses to beloved authors Louisa May Alcott and Maya Angelou to pop culture icon Jennifer Aniston.
Where to buy: foriawellness.com
Famous for their cannabis-infused intimate massage oils and vaginal suppositories, Foria products are the perfect gift for your closest, most sex-positive, feminist loved ones. Most of Foria’s products are geared toward gifting users with more enjoyable sex and less painful periods, and CBD vapes are on the menu as well.
“Get Lit” Holiday Sweater
Where to buy: wildfang.com
I’ve yet to meet a feminist who doesn’t love WILDFANG—a women-founded, women-run clothing store that has given back $400K to charities like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Joyful Heart, and the Tegan and Sara Foundation. Plus, you won’t need to brave winter weather to shop WILDFANG’s online store. Equally exciting: this cozy cutie actually lights up.
The Stoner Babe’s Coloring Book
Where to buy: katiegunn.com
Created by Portland-based artist, designer, writer, and mother, Katie Guinn, The Stoner Babe’s Coloring Book celebrates the beauty of empowered women and gender fluid babes who savor the qualities of the cannabis plant. Pair this gorgeous book with a fresh set of colored pencils and you’ve got yourself a high-quality holiday gift for under $20.
Book: Feminist Weed Farmer
Where to buy: microcosmpublishing.com
Written by experienced Humboldt farmer Madrone Stewart, the Feminist Weed Farmer is about as feminist as it gets. Stewart shares her hard-won knowledge gained from years of growing cannabis, Zen meditation, and surviving as a woman in a male-dominated industry. Stewart also walks readers through the details of growing backyard plants, from selecting seeds to harvest and processing.
Where to buy: etsy.com
Supporting small business owners is feminist as hell, and Etsy is full of talented artists who are creating beautiful stoner gifts. Kevyn Schmidt’s Broad City prints are my personal favorites, but Etsy boasts a wide array of cannabis-themed artwork, accessories, cosmetics, soaps, jewelry, and home decorations. To get you started, here’s six Etsy shops with must-have cannabis designs.
Donate to a Cannabis Charity
If you can’t decide what to give the feminist cannabis user in your life, consider giving to a charity in their name. Parents for Pot conducts an annual holiday drive where they try to fulfill the holiday wish lists of kids whose parents are serving time for cannabis.
Though it’s not cannabis-specific, Angel Tree Program also sponsors an annual holiday drive for kids of incarcerated parents. Whether you want to help mothers and fathers who have been jailed for cannabis, or you feel more compelled to help American veterans gain safe and legal access to cannabis, there’s a charity out there eagerly awaiting your generosity.
Potberry Locket Grinder
Where to buy: potberryco.com
Gorgeous, practical, and stealthy, this gift is ideal for daily cannabis users. Potberry’s 18K gold, minimalist-style locket doubles as a functioning herb grinder for the sophisticated smoker, and it’s made in the U.S. You might want to save this special gift for your all-time favorite feminist—whether that’s your partner, your sibling, or you!
Book: Breaking the Grass Ceiling
Where to buy: grassceilingbook.com
Authored by Ashley Picillo and Lauren Divine, Breaking the Grass Ceiling is a fascinating biographical collection featuring women who created opportunities for themselves and others in the cannabis industry by helping others gain access to the plant, or to find their careers, or by having difficult conversations.