The Smoke Cartel Valentine's Day Gift Guide
It’s that time of year again - love is in the air, and chocolate prices are at an all-time high… Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! And what better gift for your Valentine than the best smoking and vaporizing gear on the market? Maybe you’ve got a sweetie or maybe you are your own Valentine this year - whichever way your boat floats, the crew at Smoke Cartel has got you covered.
For the Pop Culture Fan
Maybe you’re looking for something for the smoker with a love for all things pop culture - movies, video games, anime? You can’t go wrong with a piece from Empire Glassworks, and our current favorite is their Special Edition Colored Bomber Spoon! In a variety of colors, there’s something for anyone - and we love the swirling colors on the Tan/Brown and Dark Green/Earth colored versions.
For the Rolling Fan
Sometimes a piece isn’t what you’re looking for. Does your Valentine like rolling papers, for instance? Get something as sweet as them with Juicy Jay’s rolling papers, in regular or Super Fine! With flavors like Grape, Pineapple, or Mello Mango, you can find a flavor for even the most discerning of palettes.
Or maybe you’d like to make more of a grand gesture? Perhaps you’d like to roll something big enough that you could compare it to your love for your Valentine? Grab a pack of Element Rolling Papers’ 12 inch long papers and roll up! It’s a roll big enough for two - and then some.
If you’re in the market for a gift that is more than it seems, try this on for size - grab one of our stash jars, maybe a Medtainer or a Chrontainer, and fill it to the brim with your Valentine’s favorite type of flower! Pair that with a pack of rolling papers or a small-yet-formidable UPC Simply Guy with a zong-style neck, and you’ve got the perfect gift. It even works solo if you’re on a tight budget!
Of course, this also works if your Valentine is more into concentrates than flowers. You could grab one of our silicone brick containers, fill as many or as few of the spaces as you like, and pair that with a ‘Honey Tip’ nectar collector or a dry taster to sweeten the pot!
For the Tech-Savvy Vape Lover
There’s a huge market for vaporizers these days, and if you’ve got a Valentine that loves to try the next best thing, then our selection of vaporizers in all sorts of brands and styles is a great place to start looking. For a tried and true introduction to dry herb vaporizing, pick up the well-tested G-Pen from Grenco Science - they even come in special edition collab versions, such as the Snoop Dogg BUSH Pen.
If a concentrate vaporizer is what you need, try out a Magic Flight Muad-Dib - not only does it have an interesting look, but it vaporizes concentrates cleanly and with a thick, palpable vapor. And if you’ve got the capital and are looking to really impress your Valentine this year, a Volcano vaporizer from Storz and Bickel is always a good choice as the best dry herb desktop vaporizer on the market.
Dry Herbs Galore!
Let’s say your Valentine has got a penchant for dry herbs. Do they like a lot of percolation with their hits, or just a little? For something simple yet sleek, there’s the Burner Glassworks inline can water pipe. If something a little more sturdy sounds better to you, JM Flow’s Gridded Inline to 18 Sprinkler Perc Mega Tube might be right up your valentine’s alley! With a double stacked set of American-made, quality crafted percs and a formidably thick base, this piece will give fantastic percolation for your sweetie’s flower of choice.
But if nothing but the best percolation will do for your darlin’, the Hi Si Glass Triple Geyser Perc Tube is bar-none one of the best water pipes out there for the job. Thick glass supports a triple-level percolation system that will give your partner the sesh of their dreams - add ice, and there’s nothing better. The price is a little high, but you definitely get what you pay for.
For the Concentrator
If your Valentine has eschewed dry herb combustion in favor of smoking concentrates, you’re probably looking for a water pipe that is small, but functional. For those pinching pennies who still want a quality rig, check out the Grav Labs Coin Rig, available in both black or white accented versions. It’s simple, but will provide a good bubble for a healthy hit of concentrate.
The Nexus Puck Rig from the ubiquitous Nexus Glass comes in lots of size and color variations, so there’s something for any smoker! However, if you’re looking for a great rig for your Valentine and have a little money to spend, grabbing a piece from High Tech Glass wouldn’t be a bad idea in the least. With various styles of concentrate rigs all with their own unique pros and cons, it may take careful consideration to find the perfect High Tech rig - but a great choice off the cuff is the Pink Drank Cup rig. Its conical body shape is perfect for letting the water bounce off the sides, percolating any concentrate hit to perfection. Not only that, but pink is the color of love - what better way to show your love than with a pink rig?
For the High Roller
If you think your Valentine may be unimpressed by what you’ve seen so far, don’t worry - we have plenty of one-of-a-kind and limited edition items for the discerning smoker. It’s hard not to start with the creme de la creme - our Northern Waters Glass Crystal Cluster Rig. The beautiful cold-cut crystals are dazzling, and the colors are subtle and translucent.
But maybe you’re looking for a more traditional heady piece. With wig wag, perhaps? Look no further than our beautiful Shane Smith Wig Wag Beaker with Illuminati Marbles. It has the perfect balance of wig wag working and regular color working, and when you see those honeycomb marbles glow in the UV light… BOOSH! Mind. Blown.
Still lost? Need a bit of a push in the right direction? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and the crew will help you find the perfect gift for your sweetheart. And whether you’re taken or single - Happy Valentine’s Day from the Smoke Cartel crew!