Whether you’ve been married for years or you still have trouble remembering the other person’s name, shopping for Valentine’s Day can be difficult. Flowers, chocolate and obligatory intimacy all sound great, but you’ll have to do some planning if you really want to leave a mark. With one, perfect Valentine’s Day, you can join the ranks of the gift-giving greats: Starlord’s mom, Leslie Knope, the Trojans.
But giving gifts is hard, and you may be high right now, eliminating the possibility of a store run.
Fortunately, these 10 tips and ideas will help you craft the perfect Valentine’s Day for smokers.
1. Fill a box of chocolates with edibles and various organic strains from Karing Kind.
Take out the chocolates and drop a nug of our finest in each empty spot. Caution: don’t eat the chocolate yourself. While your partner will surely love the marijuana, you may lose the points you gained if he or she finds out you didn’t save any chocolates. “I was making room for your gift,” isn’t going to be a good enough excuse.
2. Bring the supplies you need
If you plan on spending all or part of your Valentine’s Day with Mary Jane, make sure you bring the supplies you will need. You don’t want to show up at your boyfriend or girlfriend’s house after a lovely night out only to realize you left the bowl at your place and you’re out of papers. That’s like getting a hamster for Christmas then realizing you don’t have a cage, food or the desire to own a hamster. It’s confusing and upsetting and now you have a chore.
3. Treat yourselves
If your budget allows, spring for top shelf marijuana and your partner’s favorite edibles. Showing up with Blue Sky Kush is great – like showing up to the game watch with homemade French onion dip. Pulling out a gram of Infused Deathstar, however, ups the ante. It’s like showing up with homemade French onion dip and a Napoleon impersonator you hired to walk around with samples.
4. Don’t go overboard
Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to spend a night in getting high with your partner, but be prudent in your marijuana use. If you wolf down too many edibles or hit one of our organic concentrates like you would smoke a much lower-potency bud, you may end up feeling sick or passing out early. Throw on a romantic film like Love, Actually or John Wick and take your time.
5. Learn to blow smoke hearts
This one may seem a bit less practical, and you’re probably right. But, with enough time and practice we’re sure you could do it. You’re smoking anyway, right? Plus, now you’ll have a neat way to impress your friends.
6. Cover your bed with marijuana
So long, rose petals! If you don’t mind the sticky, smelly plants in your sheets and an exorbitant waste of weed, this is a great way – well, a way, at least – to show your partner that you’re down to get sticky and/or icky this Valentine’s Day. Of course, he or she may just think you’re messy.
7. Bake your own marijuana snacks
If you or your partner love baking and/or eating, try making your own marijuana edibles at home. It can be a fun way to spend time together, both while you are in the kitchen and after the treats are ready. As with all edibles, THC concentration can vary per bite, and you should give each “serving” time to sink in and take effect before helping yourself to seconds.
8. Buy flowers
Instead of spending your hard-earned money on a bouquet of traditional Valentine’s Day flowers, why not buy a few different strains of marijuana and present your own flower arrangement? If you’re crafty – like a teacher, not a fox – you can use concentrates, edibles and rolling papers to design a “rose” topped with Pink Kush petals.
9. Reserve a table at White Castle
Yes, you can reserve a table at White Castle on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, from 4-10pm. Reservations at the Castle come complete with hostess seating, tableside service, holiday décor and photo ops. Grab some Blue OG, throw on Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and prepare for the most romantic night of your life.
10. Take in a show at Boulder Theater or Fox Theatre
For better or worse, love is about more than pot and snacks. So, why not treat your special someone to a show at the iconic Boulder Theater or Fox Theatre? Before the holiday you can see Jesse Cook, Dr. Dog or the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Or, celebrate the following week with G. Love & Special Sauce, Yanni or the 12th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival. If movies are more your speed, grab tickets for the Boulder Theater premier of Rolling Papers, the 2015 documentary featuring Ricardo Baca of the Denver Post (followed by a Q&A with Baca).
There are countless ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your smoking beau. All it takes is a little creativity, planning and a quick run to Karing Kind, Boulder’s first recreational marijuana dispensary, for high-quality, organic marijuana, concentrates and edibles.
This Valentine’s Day, hotbox your lover’s heart.
Karing Kind is located just off of US-36, one mile north of Broadway, now open daily from 10a to 10p.
While we carry a variety of strains, concentrates and edibles, inventory and stock levels fluctuate from week to week and month to month. Check our menu and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for an up-to-date list of edibles, concentrates and buds available now.