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CBD products make great gifts because they come in various flavors, forms, and potencies. Does your partner love working out and come home from the gym with sore muscles? CBD muscle cream may help them recover. Is your Dad stressed about cooking the holiday dinner for the extended family? Some CBD gummies might take the edge off of that deep-fried turkey stress. Does your friend have a big deadline to meet at work ahead of the new year? A CBD bath bomb infused with eucalyptus may help them soak the tension away.

When shopping for CBD, it can be like the unregulated wild west. A lot of companies make claims that they cannot back up with transparent testing and data. We’ve researched and vetted products to help take the guesswork out of which CBD brands are reputable and trustworthy.

It’s also important to understand the difference between isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum when buying a gift.

  • Isolate: the pure refined form containing only CBD (no THC)
  • Broad spectrum: CBD that also includes other cannabinoids (may contain traces of THC)
  • Full spectrum: CBD that includes all the plant components (has 0.3% THC)

We chose these products based on criteria we think are good indicators of safety, quality, and transparency. Every brand and product featured in this gift guide has been vetted by our team for medical and business standards. Each product in this article:

  • is made by a company that provides proof of third-party testing by an ISO 17025-compliant lab
  • is made by a company that discloses the source of its hemp
  • contains no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to the certificate of analysis (COA)
  • passes tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and molds, according to the COA
  • has been hands-on tested and reviewed by an editor, who received the products for free; all opinions are our own

As part of our selection process, we also considered:

  • the company’s certifications and manufacturing processes
  • product potency
  • overall ingredients

Indicators of user trust and brand reputation, such as:

  • customer reviews
  • whether the company has been subject to an FDA Warning letter
  • whether the company makes any unsupported health claims

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $30
  • $$ = $30–$50
  • $$$ = over $50

To get a full picture of the price of a product, it’s important to read labels for serving sizes, amounts, strengths, and other ingredients.

Best splurge

Kanibi Isolate CBD Oil, Cinnamon

Kanibi has carved out a niche within CBD by creating isolate products in unique flavors such as cinnamon and skittles. We like the cinnamon flavor to compliment the holiday season. Isolate CBD products are THC-free, so may be a good gift for your friend or family member who wants to avoid THC.

If you’d like to gift someone (or yourself!) Kanibi’s full-spectrum CBD oil to get the entourage effect, the brand has it in various potencies and flavors like Peppermint and Choco Mint.

Best for pain relief

Aspen Green Muscle Relief Cooling Cream

Housed in a stylish clear container, Aspen Green Muscle Cooling Cream is great for anyone with sore muscles. It has a non-greasy formula and rubs into your skin quickly to provide fast-acting relief for tense muscles from hunching over a keyboard or lifting weights.

Made with organic ingredients, this full-spectrum cream is a great companion for athletes who like to push themselves to the limit. Aspen Green also has other full-spectrum CBD products, including a holiday hangover set.

Best for soothing

Calm by Wellness CBD Lotion, Lavender

This broad-spectrum CBD lotion has 200 mg of CBD per bottle. After testing this lotion, I noticed that my skin seemed more hydrated, soft, and smelled like a field of lavender. This lotion has an all-natural scent, as it includes with rose and lavender water.

This is a great gift for anyone looking for a CBD lotion with aromatherapy too. Some reviewers even note that it has helped provide relief for sunburn.

Best for easy use

Social CBD Capsules, Balance

After a long week (or year?), you’d like to find a way to relax over the holidays. Social CBD Capsules may help to bring calm into your routine. These gel capsules are 33.3 mg of CBD per dose.

Social CBD also offers many other broad spectrum and isolate CBD products, including gummies, which are also easy to dose and take.

Best for your closest friend

cbdFX CBD Bath Bomb, Eucalyptus

Bath bombs continue to be all the rage, and I’m a fan! I love escaping to a warm bath, along with soothing aromas and skin-softening essential oils. This bath bomb contains 200 mg CBD. The infusion of eucalyptus is my favorite. There are 3 other scents available in the same potency, as well.

In my experience, it leaves your skin soft and makes you a little shimmery as well – keep that in mind.

Best for those new to CBD

Social CBD Gummies, Peach Mango

CBD products remain a fairly new (and sometimes misunderstood) phenomenon, so it would make sense that you have someone on your gift list who is still a bit unfamiliar. This product is a great way to introduce them to the benefits of CBD.

Social’s peach mango CBD gummies include 25 mg CBD per gummy and are not coated in sugar, which we like. The red raspberry gummies are also a winner in our book. These gummies are easily cut in half for any newbies who may want to slowly ramp up their CBD use.

Best for advanced users

Level Select CBD Mint CBD Oil Drops

These CBD drops by Level Select are for your friend who is already familiar with CBD products and uses them regularly. With a mint flavor and potencies ranging from 1200 mg to 5000 mg CBD per bottle, these oil drops are a great gift for someone looking for a higher potency of CBD.

We like the 5000 mg CBD bottle, which contains 60 servings of 83 mg CBD per dropper. Like most CBD oils, the dropper has a handy dosage marker on it so you can dose it at half a dropper if you’d like.

Best gift packaging

Lord Jones Wild Berry Hemp-Derived CBD Gumdrops

Lord Jones knows how to make some impressive-looking gifts, and we love these wild berry CBD gummies for gifting in a reusable tin. Containing 9 gummies per tin, this is a great present that doesn’t need to be wrapped!

Clocking in at 20 mg CBD per gummy, these are great for a friend or family member who wants to discreetly carry their CBD in their bag.

Best in beauty

707 Flora Balm

Based out of the Emerald Triangle in northern California, 707 Flora’s balm is a great gift for anyone with dry skin who may be interested in trying CBD skincare products. It can be used as a lip balm, hand salve, or moisturize skin that might need a little extra TLC.

We like it because it’s easy to carry along and leaves a subtle shine, but isn’t sticky or too thick. It’s just right.

We’re hoping these CBD products make the holidays less stressful and more relaxed for you and yours — we’ve not only vetted them all, but tested them hands-on to ensure we share the best of the best with you!

Looking for gifts other than CBD? Say no more and head over to Healthline’s Season of Self-Care, your go-to destination for the latest must-have health and wellness gifts for your loved ones — and for you!