Higher Learning LV™ 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Updated: 6 days ago

Are you looking for a classy holiday gift for a special colleague or employee? Join Higher Learning LV™ as we cozy up beside the fire with some eggnog and sativa and share our favorite classy holiday gifts for cannabis industry professionals.

A special thanks to our friends at the Grasslands marketing agency in Denver, Colorado for their kind assistance in developing this gift guide!

Celebration Pipes tops our list of classy gifts for cannabis industry pros

Unlike pay-to-play lists, these are products that we own and use extensively. We can attest to the quality of these products and are happy to put our 20-year reputation on the line when recommending them as holidays gifts for clients, business partners, coworkers, and VIP customers.

Blazy Susan Rolling Tray ($60)

We gave ourselves a challenge: To find a nice wooden or metal rolling tray that avoids cheap plastic or otherwise would be embarrassing in our break room. Turns out a solution is available from Blazy Susan in Denver, the folks known for their world famous pink cones. Blazy Susan wins the prize in our quest for a classy rolling tray with its large edition Walnut Flight Pad.

Blazy Susan offers a range of cannabis smoking accessories

This deluxe wooden rolling tray is small enough to take to any sesh or party, but large enough to satisfy us when we're at home. In this respect, it is the perfect size to play both roles. It features a lighter slot and a large cone holder and is also good for holding personal items such as keys, sunglasses, or an iPhone.

Beyond the rolling tray and cool pink cones, Blazy Susan gets honorable mention for its $20 Deluxe Ashtray made of premium silicon that features a funky bowl cleaner. It's even dishwasher friendly!

Canlock ($16-28)

No holiday gift guide would be complete without one of our favorite California companies, Canlock! What began in Los Angeles as just a couple of undecorated cannabis storage containers has blossomed into dozens of cool and colorful designer models available in three very practical sizes.

Canlock lets us store cannabis while preserving terpenes!

Canlock makes its unique glass storage containers available in three sizes: Mini, Stash, and Stash+. They are attractive, compact, and—even better—accomplish a great thing: Air-free storage of cannabis that preserves its freshness. How? A special value cap called the "airlock pump" allows any air in the jar to be pumped out after filling it with cannabis buds or ground flower.

The resulting vacuum helps preserve your cannabis flowers and their very sensitive terpenes. This means that your cannabis is more aromatic and, technically speaking, delivers more health value. All for under $30.

Pretty slick, eh? But don't take our word for it. Put your own Canlock Mini, Stash, or Stash+ under your tree and enjoy the benefits of fresh bud resulting from simple science. A few pumps is all it takes to preserve your sensitive cannabis terpenes!

Celebration Pipes ($109-275)

For nearly half a century, Celebration Pipes has been producing a small catalog of craft-level luxury pipes made from 22k gold and Lavastoneware. There's been a recent surge in orders since we published our interview with the unique company and its chief artisan, DaPiper, in November. During the interview, DaPiper revealed that production of these cherished ganja goblets will cease at production year 50, in 2023.

The $275 King Tut edition in platinum

The company uses no molds and hand crafts each unit. All feature DaPiper's initials and the model year in which they were produced (plus a signed certificate of authenticity). In our interview, DaPiper explained how the first 1000 pipes featured the unit sequence number, but that this quickly became too large to fit on the small area on the bottom of the bowl and had to be changed to the production year.

Celebration Pipes even offers a seven pipe bundle for $420. Now how cool is that? Get your own limited edition and collectible Celebration Pipe in your favorite color and learn how great classic loose-leaf cannabis smoking can be!

DaVinci IQC Pocket Vaporizer ($229)

DaVinci turned the world of mobile vaping upside down years ago when it debuted. Featuring precise temperature settings and a clean vapor path, DaVinci's products offer such accuracy, refinement, and overall quality that we are comfortable recommending them to the most discerning of patients and professionals.

We love our premium DaVinci IQC pocketable vaporizer

All of DaVinci's mobile vape products accomodate loose-leaf cannabis or hemp flower. Each model features a vapor path that is completely void of metals, glues, plastics, or other substances that might result in unhealthy off-gassing during heating. Your precious cannabis is evenly heated (and never burned) in a ceramic chamber lined in glass and travels through a pure zirconia vapor path. DaVinci offers superbly conscientious herbal vapor engineering and is the industry standard within its product category.

For those who gain the most benefit and pleasure from healthy vaporization of cannabis flower, DaVinci's engineers have developed three capable and affordable models that avoid the problems that plague most models, including uneven heating, burning of product, unused product, and the toxic off-gassing mentioned above.

We love our IQC vaporizer with its large herb reservoir, convenient USB-C charging, short 30-second warm up period, and high quality premium metal construction. It can even be controlled from a phone, a very convenient party trick! Get one for that favorite cannabis consumer in your company today! It's the gift that keeps on giving.

Leafwize Naturals ($7-298)

At its core, the cannabis culture is about health and wellness. Even "recreational" consumption results in improved health outcomes at physical, emotional, and psychological levels. That's why the all natural products from Leafwize Naturals in Orange County, California are at the top of our holiday gift giving list!

We get all of our tinctures and gummies from Leafwize Naturals!

Leafwize Naturals' range of tinctures, gummies, and cartridges includes pure products and centers on CBD and delta-8 THC. Oil drops, vapes, gelcaps, and even CBD oil for dogs and other pets are available. Check out Leafwize Naturals; they make excellent stocking stuffers for your favorite marketing expert or cultivation manager!

Knowledgebase Subscription ($19-149)

One of the best gifts you can give to someone, especially if they are a professional within the cannabis or hemp industries, is an annual subscription to the Higher Learning LV™ Knowledgebase.

For less than the cost of daily coffee, professionals can learn more

Comprised of hundreds of educational training articles, dozens of deep dives, and plenty of video content, the Knowledgebase features exclusive content developed by Higher Learning LV™ that is never licensed to third parties or white labeled for distribution partners. This is only one place that this exclusive training information can be found!

Subscribe now! Rates are scheduled to increase in 2022!

MiniNail PURR Enail Set ($575)

It was during MiniNail's October 2020 sale, in the middle of social isolation due to pandemic, that we took the plunge and fulfilled one of our gear dreams, the acquisition of a MiniNail enail rig. This Seattle-based small business has its eye on solid engineering and exceptional build quality. Reliability is also through the roof.

We love our MiniNail PURR enail rig!

For those of you unfamiliar with enails, they are rigs intended for dabbing (vaporizing) cannabis concentrates. Enails are an alternative to the traditional old school torch approach for dabbing concentrates.

Instead of firing up a torch and running the risk of catching Aunt Betty's blue hair on fire at the holiday party, enails provide the heat to vaporize your favorite concentrate via a much safer heating coil that wraps around a bowl, or "dish," made of something like titanium, ceramic, or glass.

Enails offer serious patients the ability to consume very potent THC-rich dabs without suffering the potential negative health impact of smoking. With an enail rig, consumers can enjoy a considerably stronger sesh than would be afforded by smoking or vaping loose-leaf flower.

Preserve Your Terps

Here at Higher Learning LV, we're known for our obsession with healthy terpenes. This is where the MiniNail shines. It allows us to dial in the exact temperature at which we vaporize a particular type of concentrate (there's tons, including shatter, wax, crumble, live resin, and many others). This is important, because too high a temperature will toast your terpenes and leave you with a dull dab that lacks aroma and flavor.

With all respect to old school torch dabbers, the MiniNail allows terpene lovers who dab to abandon the temperature guessing game of torches and dial in exactly what best serves their needs (terpenes feature chemical boiling points, after all). Wanna tell your favorite company investor that you love them? Get them a MiniNail!

ProMaster Ring Light ($119-249)

Since the pandemic hit, the world has embraced distance everything, from education to doctor visits to weekly company staff meetings. Video conferencing has become a permanent part of the corporate toolkit, with employees at all ranks and positions participating.

Unfortunately, not all industry professionals bring their A game in terms of lighting. In fact, poor lighting is the number one problem suffered by professionals (followed closely by bad audio)!

We love our new 14" bi-color ProMaster ring light

To help those who are illuminated with less than optimal house lamps or incidental (and unpredictable) window light, there's the ProMaster range of professional ring lights to the rescue. With models at 10", 14", and 19", professionals in the cannabis industry are sure to find one that fits both their desk and their budget.

We jumped on the bi-color 14" model from our friends at B&C Camera in Las Vegas, mating it to a Manfrotto table top tripod. This combo gives the lighting unit enough stability to endure a Southern California earthquake—and gives us plenty of confidence when we're live and need to properly light up our green screen for an important meeting or podcast recording. Highly recommended!

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