Welcome to part two of our blog series “4 Smoking Accessories Every Smoker Needs”!
In our last post, we detailed the tools necessary for an enjoyable smoking experience. We talked about the advantages of using rolling trays, lighters, odor eliminators, and silicone debowling ashtrays for your cannabis experience.
Today, we’re diving into some of the must-have gifts for the smoker in your life….or you know, for yourself if you’re feeling like “treating yo self”.
Smoking is part of a cannabis enthusiast’s life. And for those of us that enjoy a joint rolled to perfection or a luxurious blunt, ashtrays are a must-have.
But many ashtrays are, well, how do we put this nicely…ugly af. If you find yourself hiding your ashtrays out of sight when not in use, or stashing them away when guests come over, it might be time for an upgrade.
Yet other trays are low quality and lacking essential features that would make them that much more effective at doing their job. Cheap trays can fall and break, are hard to clean out, easily tippable and more of a pain than they’re worth.
One wrong move (or one pesky cat) and you might end up with ashes all over the floor. No one wants to clean up ashes after a long day of work, and talk about a major buzzkill mid smoke.
A well-designed tip-safe ashtray can dramatically change a smoker’s evening. No more worry about tipping and spilling, no more stashing the tray in a cabinet or drawer—no more fuss. Additionally, it’s a way to show off their interests. An interesting ashtray is a proud display of art, a conversation starter, and a valued piece of decor.
Some ashtrays are designed with grooves in the sides for multiple joints. These are great for extrovert smokers, or anyone you know who enjoys a hit with a group. The extra grooves may seem like a small detail, but they’ll completely eliminate the annoyance of perfectly-balancing a joint at the edge of a tray.
But it’s not just about functionality. Take your ashtray to the next level by investing in something funky that fits your personality or that matches your room’s décor.
Finding other stoners can be fun. You’re walking through Target, absorbed in choosing between Doritos or Flaming Cheetos (even though you’re probably getting both), and someone interrupts your thoughts with, “Hey, love your shirt!”
You look down. Your shirt says “Make America Lit Again.”
You laugh, swap stories of getting high, and maybe even walk away having met a new friend that also enjoys a little herb now and again.
Giving a smoker friend pot-related apparel connects them to the cannabis community. Wearing marijuana merchandise is like wearing a sign: “Like hemp? Let’s hang.”
Some marijuana accessories are more obvious than others. If your friend doesn’t want to draw too much attention to their love of marijuana, look into subtly-designed apparel or clever jewelry. Plenty of designs are recognizable by other smokers without alerting non-smokers to the wearer’s habits.
3. Pipe and Bowl Cleaner
Cleaning a pipe or bowl isn’t sexy, but it is important. Over time, cannabis leaves behind a sticky goo called “resin.” While resin is a valuable byproduct for some purposes (eg, making hash) it’s not really healthy to smoke. Not to mention it doesn’t exactly taste very good.
This leftover resin can create off-flavors every time you light up, ruining or contaminating any new herb you pack. If you care about purity, flavor and aroma, you’ll need to keep your pipe squeaky clean between each session.
A good, thorough clean involves soaking the resin in a solution, scraping it out, and scrubbing the inside of the pipe. But without the right tools, it can be difficult or near-impossible to get everything out.
Thankfully, there are several cleaning tools available to keep your pipe squeaky-clean. Specialty wipes make cleaning the bowl quick and easy. Brushes and bristles can reach into the core of the pipe for deep-cleaning, and pipe-cleaning solutions can replace harsh homemade cleaners for a safer process.
4. Personal Air Filter
Do you have kids, pets, or roommates who don’t smoke? Maybe they live alone, but don’t want the smell of cannabis to stick to your furniture and walls. Either way, a personal air filter is a nice touch to keep your area smelling fresh and clean without the need for continually spraying deodorizers, air fresheners or lighting scented candles all the time.
Personal air filters are small, round devices that filter out harmful toxins and other aromatics in the air. They protect the family, friends and pets living with smokers by reducing byproducts that could cause cancer, lung disease, and other problems.
Since most of these harmful chemicals are also responsible for cannabis’s smell, a personal air filter can reduce the pungent scent left after a long smoke. Smoke smells can last in furniture and homes for decades, and impact the value of your friend’s property. Eliminating secondhand scents can help them save money long-term.
These filters come in a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and qualities, so take some time to look through your options before purchasing one. Some are more effective than others. A few are cleanable and reusable, rather than disposable. Find the right personal air filter for your friend, and they’ll be thanking you for years to come.
What are You Waiting For? Grab these must-have accessories and thank us later!
Finding the right gift for a marijuana enthusiast (or for yourself) can be difficult. Every smoker has different taste in herb, and your friend is probably well-stocked with the other basic necessities for a good high.
With these picks, though, we’re sure you’ll discover the perfect choice. Most smokers, especially new smokers, could use a new ashtray or two. Air filters protect well-loved couches from cannabis vapors, and everyone could use more cleaning solution. Finally, if your friend truly has everything they need, they could always use a new hemp hoodie or two.
What are your favorite smoker accessories?
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