Why CBD Might Make the Perfect Present for the Whole Family This Xmas
What is CBD?
CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a buzzword used more and more frequently in alternative and mainstream culture in the past few years. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive property extracted from the Cannabis plant. Used as an everyday antidote for common and even rare health conditions, it has filtered so far into everyday life that it can be hard to discern what is the right or wrong type or brand of product to purchase. 3 million people took CBD in the last 12 months in the UK.
We have a comprehensive guide to CBD oil here but we also want to tell you about why CBD might be the perfect gift for all the family this Christmas! We realise how it can be overwhelming to purchase CBD so we want to help you figure out if it’s the right present for you to give this xmas.
We always recommend when purchasing CBD/Hemp Essential Oil as a gift for someone starting on their personal CBD journey that a lower dose is recommended, so our range of CBD lifestyle products or low mg oils are likely going to be ideal. If your loved one already has experience of taking CBD, we recommend reading through our CBD Guide to gauge if a higher dose is needed, but really, our lifestyle range is perfect/suitable for all!
See our A – A below for CBD cures which you may be able to identify in a loved one instantly, indicating if it’s right for someone with an illness;
- Antiemetic (reduces nausea and vomiting)
- Anticonvulsant (suppresses seizures)
- Anti-inflammatory (mitigates inflammatory disorders)
- Antitumoral (fights tumour and cancer cells)
- Anxiolytic (Combats anxiety and depression)
- Antioxidant (tempers neurodegenerative disorders)
- Antipsychotic (mediates psychotic disorders)
So is CBD right for a member of your family?
Grandparents – CBD could be a fantastic gift for an elderly relative given all of the above physical issues it can help to ease. Arthritis, skin complaints, tumours and cancers, anxiety, strokes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s have all been known to be helped using CBD. We recommend teas and chocolates as a great way of incorporating CBD into their current lifestyle, or a salve if they have muscular/bone issues, or perhaps a pillow spray.
Parents – If your parent is getting to that age where your lifelong roles are beginning to turn and you find yourself more and more concerned with their physical and mental wellbeing then CBD can generally provide some kind of remedial benefit to lots of aches or worries they may have. It’s a great tonic for nervousness, PTSD or reducing stress, as well as those general aches and pains which seem to inevitably creep up on at everyone at a certain juncture of their lives.
Pets – A nervous pet, an older pet with arthritis, skin conditions, muscular conditions or cancer could benefit from a low dosage of CBD oil drops such as ….. …….. taken with food once or twice a day
Sons/Daughters/Brothers/Sisters – If your sibling/child has trouble sleeping, struggling to recover after an accident, has suffered trauma in the past, tends to get stressed at school/uni/work, have some neurotendancies in their everyday life, as well as any physical illness mentioned in this article or in our CBD guide here then a low dosage of CBD in the form of gummy bears, chocolates, teas or a weaker drop, could be the ideal solution for them.
What Form Should Your Loved Ones CBD Take?
Sweets/Chocs – A time when indulgence is the order of the day, never was there a more suited gift to everyone ever then the gift of chocolates and sweets at Christmas! And now, one of the most friendly and fun ways of getting some CBD goodness into a loved ones daily routines – truly the perfect Xmas gift! Check out our range here;
Tea – Not to be confused with conventional hemp leaf teas, CBDA rich infused teas use the flower of the Cannabis plant and are not only 100% pure and organic but the hand processed teas also have traces of several other valuable cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids within them which means that the teas benefit from the whole plant extract, making them more medically beneficial. A perfect and cost effective gift for a grandparent or real brew lover!
Shop our range of teas, sweets and chocolates here
Skincare – CBD Skincare has been gaining much attention in the past couple of years because the skin has its own endocannabinoid system which reacts well when treated directly with CBD and is effective in helping a wide range of skincare issues including psoriasis/eczema, acne and dermatitis as well as being a great PH balancing everyday face solution for sensitive, stressed skin. When combined with Hemp seed oil and other hemp plant extracts, the benefits are even greater. CBD is expanding throughout the whole beauty industry; with calming balms to help
soothe skin, as well as tinctures and soft sprays for sleep inducing relaxation. Check out our range of CBD skincare here
Oils – The most common way of incorporating CBD or Cannabidiol into yours or a loved ones lifestyle, normally through a ‘carrier oil’ such as Hempseed Oil or Olive Oil. Not only is it the more traditional way of ingesting CBD into your body, normally taken under the tongue where it quickly absorbs into the bloodstream and begins to work its magic, because this form of CBD is long-standing and has been experimented with more, it is one of the most expansive ranges of CBD in terms of dosage and strength. Shop our selection of CBD Oils here
Capsules – If your loved one has tried CBD oil but hasn’t enjoyed the earthy or terpene taste and still wants to feel the numerous benefits of CBD then try gifting them a pot of our CBD capsules which is a comfortable, convenient alternative way to get your daily dose of CBD. You can shop our Love Hemp capsules here
Hempers – If you want to give someone the gift of the full CBD lifestyle range this Christmas, why not give them a CBD Hemper? It has some of our best CBD products and is a perfect, revitalising gift for everyday CBD use. This luxury Hemper contains gummies, chocolate, salve, tea and an additional low mg oil, all beautiful presented in recycled and biodegradable packaging. Check it out here
CBD Brands We Stock
At The Hemp Shop we only stock the very highest quality CBD product which have a Certificate of Analysis so you can rest assured that if you buy some CBD as a gift for a loved one (including yourself!) it is of an industry high standard and above. Below, please find a brief brand guide of the high quality CBD brands we stock on The Hemp Shop, to give you an instinctive idea if any of them might be more suited to you then others.
BioBloom – A true labour of CBD love – this Organic Austrian brand has a unique approach to the cultivation and production of CBD plants, as their 150 hectare crop is grown, harvested and processed by hand! Ensuring the finished product is of the highest finished standard and quality assured at all times. Check out our wide range of BioBloom spectrum oils here
LoveHemp – A discerning brand which offer a broad range of cannabinoids which can only by found in high CBD plants and not mass produced CBD oil products. They select quality extracts from the worlds best hemp fields which don’t use Herbicides or Pesticides. Shop their range of oils, sweets, chocolates or salves here
Cibdol – A European brand with a strong emphasis on natural products. They rigorously test products throughout their line to ensure no unnatural chemicals or fertilisers have been used in their production. The extraction process of all their products separates any unwanted contaminates or plant matter, ensuring a clean, gold, clear liquid of industry leading quality. Check out the selection here
Hempiness Essential Oil – We often get asked if Hemp Essential Oil is the same as CBD Oil and the answer is that they’re not the same but they’re very similar! Another benefit to bear in mind is that Hemp Essential Oil is vastly cheaper than it’s CBD cousin so if you want to give the gift of remedial health but are working to a budget this xmas then this might be the solution for you. Check out our Essential Oil here and Organic version here