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Six Products That Should Be in Every Head Shop – May Edition

Quest 4 the Best: A Head Shop Buyer's Guide

Head shop purchasers and inventory managers have it tough. Every month, it seems like there are another thousand new products to sift through, and thousands more sales reps blowing you up to get you to buy. Have no fear; we’re here to help you cut through the clutter. Read on for our May installment of Quest 4 the Best, our monthly department dedicated to helping you find the stuff worth stocking. 

What's hot? A guide for head shops.


In the mood to get super artsy while helping save the planet? Your quest starts and stops here with moodmats, Earth’s original neoprene upcycling company. Neowhat?!? For those who skipped inorganic chemistry, neoprene can be found in wetsuits, gaskets, weatherstripping, wheelchair seat molds, car tires, and plenty more.

The company and its parent, LavaRubber, turned those nasty waste products into practical, stylish, unique mats preventing around two tons of material from entering the landfills every month. The mats come in various sizes, designs, and shapes and can be used as pipe and bong mats, drink coasters, sink mats, trivets, yoga mats and surfboard tail mat. moodmats offers extensive art series featuring talented American artists including UV and glow in the dark pieces that will turn your living room into a coveted Soho gallery.

Thicket Lightyear - Head Shop Essential

Thicket Lightyear Torch

Pew, pew, pew! From the creators of the Thicket thermos bong comes the Thicket Lightyear Torch, an unforgettable heat blaster from the Spaceout series, engineered with Anakin Skywalker’s precision and decked out with the swagger of Han Solo.

Designed to withstand cosmic blows, this torch features an adjustable flame and a stainless-steel tip, along with a user-friendly trigger and lock mechanism that facilitates effortless operation and continuous use, allowing you to safely enter the hyperspace with style.

With its iconic retro space design and monster variety of explosive color combinations, Thicket’s Lightyear Torch comes in hot and hits loud, with an unforgettable design that scorches the competition. May the torch be with you.

Exhaler - A must for head shops

Exhaler by Blown Glass Goods

Sometimes, you just need to breathe—but sometimes, inhaling is even better. And for those moments, try inhaling with the Exhaler from Blown Glass. This glass pipe cleverly modeled after the classic medical inhaler design invites you to inhale serenity and exhale burdens, echoing the peaceful rhythm of yoga breaths.

Its minimalist design ensures easy cleaning and portability, perfect for on-the-go moments or tranquil at-home sessions, bringing stylish harmony and simplicity to your smoking routine while promising to be a conversation starter among friends and fellow aficionados. Embrace the blend of communal joy and personal zen with the Exhaler, your companion in finding your “me time.” Now, breathe.

Gear premium Cheech and Chong - a must for head shops

Gear Premium x Cheech & Chong Glass “My Homies” Sidekick Water Pipe 

Look out for this exclusive “My Homies” Sidekick Water Pipe, a special edition GEAR Premium® x Cheech & Chong® collaboration, and a homage to the Legends themselves. Standing 12” tall and designed with a 7mm thickness, the Sidekick combines durability with a classic but caricatural aesthetics. Accompanied by a matching lighter and pin, and presented in a collectible tin featuring art by Hood Van Gogh, this set goes beyond utility to become a piece of art. This limited collection, with only 420 crafted, offers a once in a stoner lifetime experience, but you might want to keep this one in the box, as any respectable collector would. Each water pipe is individually numbered and paired with a certificate of authenticity signed by Cheech & Chong, making it more than just your regular accessory —it’s a piece of history.

Uplift CBD Full Spectrum Topical - a must for head shops

UpliftCBD Full Spectrum Topical

Feel like your muscles are turning into concrete and your knees into the Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz”? UPLIFT’s CBD Full Spectrum Topical Lotion is here to soothe those sore muscles and creaky joints. This premium lotion, crafted with full-spectrum CBD and less than 0.3% THC, is all about hydration, restoration, and protection. Infused with organic MCT oil from coconuts, it deeply nourishes the skin.

Choose from Unscented, calming Lavender, or antiseptic Tea Tree scents, available in strengths of 1000mg and 2000mg. Ideal for daily use, UPLIFT’s lotion is more than a post-exercise remedy; it’s a comprehensive skincare solution, integrating the wellness benefits of CBD into your everyday routine, making aching muscles and stiff joints a fading memory. Speaking of joints, check out THC-A pre-rolls too!

HempLucid - a must for head shops

HempLucid Gummies

Established by Chase Hudson, HempLucid was born from his eye-opening experience as a first responder, witnessing the distress of a terminally ill patient surrounded by more than 50 prescription pill bottles. A believer in natural medicine, he vowed to uncover wellness alternatives leading to the creation of HempLucid, a Utah based family enterprise offering various products from CBD to Delta8 to fungi—in a variety of synergizing blends.

Their gummies line, offered in a multitude of delicious flavors, includes varieties for sleep, stress, and focus, combining nature’s finest mushrooms and cannabinoids, reflecting the company’s holistic approach to health. With a 4.6-star rating, these gummies stand out for their effective and natural formulations, backed by HempLucid’s commitment to sustainability, ethical sourcing, and organic ingredients.

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