Cannabis gifts for gamers. Photo Credit: krushon.
The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to start brainstorming those gift ideas again.
One group in particular — gamers — may be a rather difficult one to shop for. Things like PC hardware, accessories and video games may be easily expected. But, if one’s not a gamer themself, it may be hard to find the right gifts.
Gaming and cannabis can go hand-in-hand in many different ways. In fact, Cannabis Business Times states that 54% of cannabis users consume cannabis while playing video games. While some like to get high while playing, others simply enjoy reaping the healing and supportive benefits of cannabis.
So, whether it’s THC, CBD or anything in between, here are five cannabis-related products for gamer friends and family.
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Right off the bat, let’s start with some flower.
According to Leafly, “Cinderella 99 (aka C99, Cindy, or Cindy 99) is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain bred by Mr. Soul of Brothers Grimm Seeds.” Consumers know it best for its “potent cerebral high and sweet fruity flavors.”
Film photographer and 3D animator Grape Jugo personally recommended this strain. He is also active in the cannabis industry, and even shot the cover photo for Emerald Magazine‘s interview with Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi.
Jugo recommends this strain for intense games like Call of Duty: Warzone, Cuphead, or PUBG.
“Smoking is part of my gaming and animation ritual…” Jugo told Weedmaps. “If you don’t have the perfect strain to game pairing, you can definitely blow your high. When I blow my high, I also play the game poorly, because I’m so annoyed that I wasted my high. It’s cyclical.”
There are definitely different strains for different games. However Cinderella 99 seems to be a great choice for some of the most popular games out there.
For those who prefer something a bit stronger, consider opting for the concentrate version.
Consumers can find and purchase this strain with the help of Leafly.
$69.95 per 4 ounce bottle
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A common side-effect of long term gaming sessions is wrist pain. Worst case scenario, it can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. In fact, Foothills Rehab states that carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most prominent esport injuries, and it can affect all types of gamers.
Well Care Botanicals pain relief cream is made with broad-spectrum hemp oil extract, with 1,000 mg in every jar. It gets rid of all kinds of aches, inflammation, soreness, and pains instantly. Additionally, it’s infused with Arnica flower extract, altogether healing bruises and reducing swelling. The cream also provides a warming-feeling, and if gamers know one thing, it’s that playing with cold hands sucks.
The formula is lightweight and absorbs easily into the skin. For gamers, this means they can easily and quickly use it in between rounds and games without having to wait.
This product is available nationwide on the Well Care Botanicals website.
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Extended gaming sessions throughout the night can lead to some side-effects when it comes to one’s appearance. Staying up late staring at a TV or computer monitor can lead to some serious eye-baggage, leaving one looking exhausted the next day.
Thankfully, Pur Cosmetics offers a solution. Their product consists of hemp-infused hydrogel eye mask patches that help reduce the look of puffiness, brighten and smooth the appearance of the under-eye area.
Along with hemp-seed oil, the product contains an abundance of other helpful ingredients. This includes green tea, cooling cucumber extract, caffeine, and many more.
The nutrient-rich formula refreshes the skin while helping address dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles. Since they stick to the face, individuals can apply them before, during, or after a gaming session, and will help maintain healthy skin.
These eye patches are available nationwide here.
$24.99 per 100 mg
Got a case of the munchies? Get paranoid during intense, adrenaline-inducing moments while gaming? Look no further than Earthshine Organics’ CBD potato chips; the ultimate gamer snack.
This CBD-infused salty snack is made with strain-specific hemp plants. These chips are great for consistent CBD ingestion during long gaming sessions, and keep from feeling hungry.
Each tasty chip is infused with pure CBD, with each bag containing 100 mg, 200 mg or 300 mg of CBD depending on the dosage.
The chips are available nationwide in standard and BBQ flavor on Earthshine Organics’ website.
$30.00 per 12 Pack
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Looking for something to give a jolt along with a balance of relaxation? Gorilla Hemp’s CBD energy drink will fulfill one’s needs.
The drink combines ingredients that boost physical stamina and mental clarity with the wellness effects of 20 mg CBD. This product delivers a balanced experience that optimizes performance throughout one’s gaming session.
According to their site, Gorilla Hemp provides maximum energy alongside mental clarity. Guarana, green coffee caffeine, and B vitamins provide a stimulating effect, while ginseng and gingko biloba improve brain function with their antioxidant properties.
The addition of high-quality, hemp-derived CBD isolate gives balance to the blend, and helps speed recovery times with its anti-inflammatory qualities.
This energy drink is also available in a sugar-free form. Both are available nationwide, and can be purchased here.
$40 per eighth
— Pine Park (@PinePark) November 10, 2021
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For those in California, Pine Park presents a series of flower from strains that gaming legend, Hector “HECZ” Rodriguez, hand-picked.
He launched the company in October 2021, and hopes the brand will expand the connection between cannabis and the gaming world.
“I’ve been using it for such a long time… name a better duo than weed and gaming?” Rodriguez told Emerald.
The company’s Chem Reserve is a cross between Chemdawg and Stardawg, and has grassy, citrusy, earthy notes and uplifting effects. It comes in at more than 31% THC. According to Pine Park, consumers will be “immediately overcome with a euphoric excitement and focus that reminds us why we fell in love with cannabis in the first place.”
Developed by a gamer for the cannabis-loving gaming community, this strain is sure to enhance focus and impress any gamer!