For the 2022 holiday season, we’ve come up with some gift ideas specifically for your psychedelically-inclined friends and family. From light toys and mushroom cookbooks to test strips, these offerings will help your loved ones have joyous and safe mind-altering experiences.
DanceSafe Fentanyl Test Strips
Gift your loved ones the ability to party safely. DanceSafe’s new fentanyl test strips quickly and reliably detect the presence of fentanyl, and don’t produce false positives with MDMA, meth or cocaine like previous test strips do. They’re affordable at $1.99 a strip with free shipping. For other testing kits by DanceSafe, click here.
Flashy light toys come in many forms, from glowing LED poi balls and levitation wands to collapsible light-up strobe hula hoops and neon rave gloves. Perfect for late night dance parties, these illuminated toys will keep you occupied for hours as you figure out new and fun ways to use them, writes Elizabeth Rex. Read more from Rex in this light toy review for Lucid News to figure out which flashy gadget is the best fit for your loved one.
Portalbox Journey Kit
Looking for the perfect gift for an intrepid voyager? Portalbox is a thoughtfully crafted ritual box made to contain all the tools you’d need for an intentional psychedelic journey. Its modular design was inspired by the Japanese tea ceremony and includes a milligram scale, containers to hold substances, a lock and key for childproofing, a combined journal and guidebook for safe journeying, and more. Created by two Amsterdam-based psychonauts for psychonauts, a Portalbox purchase also supports organizations working to make change in the psychedelic space. You can buy the visionary art filled guidebook and journal separately for a more cost-effective gift.
When you or someone you know needs extra comfort during a difficult trip, it’s a good idea to have a weighted blanket around. They have been used clinically for years to aid folks with autism or PTSD, but exploded onto the mainstream consumer market about five years ago as a tool to help with general anxiety and sleep issues. These blankets are a great gift to help you work out the stress of everyday life, but especially nice for when your psychedelic journey calls for an extra boost of calm and safety.
For the fungus loving foodie in your life, consider gifting The Psilocybin Chef Cookbook. “It includes recipes that disguise the taste and consistency of mushrooms, for those who don’t enjoy that earthy funk. Many recipes are also designed to soothe the nausea some users experience by including stomach-calming ginger,” writes Colleen Newvine for Lucid News. If you are looking for stocking stuffers, also consider gifting botanicals or raw cacao with the cookbook to aid in the creative cooking process or for next-level mushroom chocolate making.
These days it is pretty easy to find fun mushroom decor to make your home feel like Wonderland. Here are a few of our favorite items that would make great small gifts for friends and family. First, check out these handmade mushroom shelves and hooks. Then play with pretend bioluminescent mushrooms in the form of nightlights and accent lamps. Next, why not consider mushroom shaped drinking glasses or this wallpaper. The possibilities are as endless as the number of strains of Psilocybe.