This Christmas, Give CBD Presents to Your Friends
With Christmas around the corner, most people are thinking about presents. If you have a long list of friends, family, and relatives you want to buy presents for, consider offering each of them a different version of CBD.
CBD products can be found everywhere. Indeed, almost every consumer product now comes in a CBD version. Oils, tinctures, and gummies are the most common ones but CBD bath bombs, body creams, and pet treats are now becoming ubiquitous as well.
Choose a good brand, check their CBD product reviews, and read their Certificate of Analysis (CoA) online to find the best producer for you and your loved ones. Many CBD products are very affordable and you could help a friend discover the world of CBD and show them how they can benefit from a better quality of life.
For your athlete friend
We all have friends who are unstoppable athletes. They run, play football, and the gym is a second home for them. They love an active life and will love any product that helps them stay busy.
Introduce your friends to the anti-inflammatory  and pain-relieving  benefits of CBD. Research suggests that CBD may help protect the body from inflammation. Inflammation is our body’s response to torn muscles and extreme effort but it can be painful and annoying. CBD seems to help prevent the buildup of cytokines, which are responsible for inflammation.
Oils and tinctures are great ways to take in CBD. As for after-sport relief, CBD bath bombs and body creams will soothe the skin and deliver comfort and relaxation.
For your older relatives
Only 5% of people over 65 had tried CBD in 2019 as opposed to 11% of those aged between 25 and 49 years old.
And yet, CBD may help older people manage chronic pain and anxiety  in a gentle way. More than 70% of people taking CBD do so to handle pain. Chronic pain affects between one-third and half of the population of the UK according to research . Chronic pain deprives life of pleasure and enjoyment.
Thanks to CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties, people suffering from chronic pain may find a milder way to manage their pain compared to NSAIDs and other medications. A 2021 study  surveyed people with fibromyalgia and found that 32% of those switched to CBD for pain management purposes. Most of them did so because they were concerned about the side effects of their conventional medication and found improvement with CBD.
Before you give anyone CBD oil or CBD pills, though, avoid any CBD side effects by consulting with their doctor to make sure they don’t take any prescription medication that may interact with it.
For friends to share a cup with
It is always lovely to share a cup of tea with friends. What if you introduced your friends to CBD coffee or tea?
There are many infused beverages with CBD but you can also mix your own CBD oil with a cup of coffee or tea. CBD is great for relaxation as it may have mood-supporting properties . It may help after a hard day at work or at home and appears to relax both the body and mind.
According to the World Health Organization, CBD is not addictive, so your friends won’t have to worry about getting dependent on it. Additionally, CBD has been found to be well tolerated by the human body.
You can find CBD-infused tea and coffee and help your friends create their own home routines.
For your sister who suffers from sleep problems
Almost one in three Britons suffer from insomnia and millions of people are not getting enough sleep. You probably have a friend or relative who has sleep problems and would welcome a good night’s sleep.
Sleep is crucial because it repairs our body from daily wear and tear and helps the mind rest before it tackles a new day. When we don’t get enough sleep, the body can’t perform and the mind seems to be stuck in a constantly sluggish mode.
Anxiety, stress, and worries are the main reasons people don’t sleep well—or at all—at night. There is ongoing research regarding CBD’s interaction with our sleep patterns but even as an anxiolytic, CBD may benefit your friends and relatives.
CBD comes in a variety of formats: pills, capsules, edibles, oils, and tinctures. Tinctures work faster but don’t last long. Edibles take up to two hours to start acting but have a lingering effect that lasts for 5 to 6 hours.
Depending on your friend’s lifestyle and preferences, follow our tips to choose the right CBD oil and help them achieve a good night’s sleep.
For your best friend who likes to pamper herself
The world of CBD cosmetics and bath and body products has expanded immensely lately. You will find CBD creams, lotions, salves, and other body moisturizing products as well as CBD bath bombs and shower gels.
CBD may help soothe the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory qualities. People with occasional skin problems have found that CBD may help support their skin’s elasticity and wellness.
CBD products contain more than just CBD. Hemp, from which CBD is made, contains dozens of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids—antioxidant compounds that help our skin stay healthy, strong, and young. Together, they make CBD skin products perfect for your best friend who likes to pamper herself!
For your pet
Why should your pet be left out this Christmas? CBD treats and CBD oils specially formulated for pets are becoming very popular.
Pets suffer from behavioural problems such as anxiety, separation anxiety, and fear of loud noises—for example, from fireworks and thunderstorms. Many pet owners want to soothe and relax their pets and help them maintain a balanced and happy demeanour.
CBD displays potential anti-anxiety and anti-stressful properties. Since dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system, just like humans, CBD acts in a similar way in their bodies.
CBD pet treat manufacturers have created whole ranges of CBD pet treats and CBD oils for pets with the right amount of CBD for your pets. Most treats come in tasty flavours like peanut butter to make them even more enticing to your pet. If your four-legged friend finds it hard to manage her anxiety when you leave her to go to work, perhaps some CBD could be the answer.
For your colleague who doesn’t know CBD
While many people have heard of CBD, almost 85% of Britons have not tried CBD or are reluctant to.
This is largely because CBD was put in the same category as THC for decades. Both industrial hemp and marijuana belong to the cannabis plant but display different chemical compositions. Industrial hemp is brimming with CBD, which is not addictive or intoxicating, while marijuana contains high THC content. Unfortunately, in the 1930s, governments across the world categorized industrial hemp and marijuana as the same dangerous and addictive compound.
It has only been since 2018 that CBD was legalised in the UK and 30 years since the scientific community made a clear distinction between CBD and THC. CBD products are made from industrial hemp and can contain only 0.2% of THC to be legal. Some CBD products don’t contain even these minute traces of THC.
If you have a colleague who is apprehensive about CBD, perhaps CBD gummies or CBD chocolates could help them overcome their skepticism. They have a low CBD content, are easy to consume, and release CBD slowly in the body.
For the friend who knows everything about CBD
For the friend who has been experimenting with CBD, a high-quality CBD oil or tincture with a relatively high CBD content is the perfect gift.
CBD products come in various CBD strengths: the stronger the CBD content, the more expensive the product but also the more potent. People who like to take enough CBD to last them a full day of activities like strong CBD oils.
Choose a good producer with proven third-party lab testing. Check their Certificates of Analysis (CoA) for CBD content and the presence of heavy metals and chemicals. Trust producers who take an extra effort: for example, amber glass keeps UV lights away from the content and CBD oil in such containers will last longer.
Make CBD products your Christmas gifts this year
With Christmas fast approaching, if your mind is running out of creative gift ideas, CBD could be an excellent gift for friends, relatives, colleagues, and even pets.
From CBD treats to CBD gummies and CBD bath bombs, match people to the CBD product that best suits their lifestyle and your Christmas shopping is off to a very good start!