It's au courant to roll your eyes at Valentine's Day: it's a "made up holiday"! It was invented to sell greeting cards! It's a crass display of commercialism!
But even the world's most enlightened lover might still be slightly - if secretly - stung should you choose to skip V-Day altogether. Here are five gift ideas that riff on the romantic classics while still expressing your counterculture (read: pro-cannabis) leanings.
That's way more exciting than a last-minute teddy bear and chocolate heart from CVS.
Not into dramatic emotional displays? Say it with flowers - and we don't mean the pricey, cliched dozen roses. For modern lovers, the best flowers are dried, fragrant ones from a dispensary. A cute little gift box with a few grams of Chocolate Fondue, or a few immaculate pre-rolls in some fancy papers, are both thoughtful and functional. Bonus: you'll probably get to partake in the spoils of your generosity.
The fancy-gift-edibles market is, in 2016, deliciously diverse: for those in legal states, infused truffles, chocolate bars, glazed pecans and other potent, top-shelf sweets are guaranteed to delight your honey bunny. Or, get inventive in the kitchen by making your own. Be sure to make a few trial batches without cannabis first to avoid waste. Not only will you get points for creativity with the latter option, but you'll save cash. Snack responsibly.
The elegantly-designed Leaf activity tracker celebrates her love of nature and everything it has to offer: functions like a way-sleeker-and-prettier take on the FitBit, tracking activity, sleep, and even her menstrual cycle. Or if she isn't much for jewelry, this limited-edition Pax 2 vaporizer is a similarly golden marriage of form and function.
4. Sweet Lovin'
Yes, sex-themed gifts are generally a no-no: but what cannabis-loving lady hasn't been intrigued by the headlines surrounding Foria and Evos? Potent, coconut-oil based marijuana lube gets both partners feeling pretty amazing (Although we strongly advise against drinking a whole bottle of it just to see what happens.)
5. Romantic Getaway
A weekend getaway to Adagio Bud & Breakfast - where the day starts with a wake-and-bake, cannabis happy hour starts at 4:20, and meals are prepped by a gourmet chef - is a major win for any cannabis-loving couple. Also in marijuana-friendly Colorado: the Cliffhouse Lodge in Morrison, where guests get on-site massages, yoga classes, and what's billed as a "lazy, relaxed and unpretentious" experience among the Rocky Mountains. All in all, a perfect recipe for romance.