There are many ways to give. It's a human tradition, and humanity has come up with many expressions of a very basic transaction. For instance, cultures who hold Potlatches aquire status by giving, rather than through aquisition (Apologies to all Ferengi* who might be offended...)
In general, we give for many reasons - as an expression of love and friendship, or of gratitude. Maybe in charity, to those who are less fortunate than ourselves - or in solidarity, as neighbors hit by a calamity will pool resources to reconstruct what has been lost, for the benefit of all.
There's a type of gift called a "lagniappe" - a French appearing word which is actually Native American in origin, ('Yapay', used by the Andes tribe, the Quechua, to mean something extra given in a market) Lagniappe is something added on and given as a kindness (or as a smart business model) by a merchant to a customer. Chatchki, a snack, a discount coupon designed to bring the customer back to the store - all are lagniappe gifts.
Gifts are customary on holidays and to honor events or achievements. Paralleling our own Christmas traditions are the Feasts of St. Nicholas and (in Greek Orthodox traditions) the festival of St. Basil. In China, some of the earliest gift wrapping paper was made of hemp, considered a higher grade than that made of bamboo fibers. Red colored wrapping is considered good luck.
Muslims give gifts on Eid al-Fitr (the end of Ramadan) and on Eid al-Adha. Eid means "Feast", in a word that is descended from an Aramaic original, the language spoken in Israel in New Testament times. Thus, holiday gifts are referred to as Eidi and can be money, flowers, or even iPhones...
Hanukkah gifts are a Jewish tradition, Buddhists give gifts on Vesak, and African American families celebrate Kwanzaa with gift giving. Hindus give gifts to family and friends on Diwali and Pongal. We give gifts on Birthdays, and to honor births themselves, School Graduations, Weddings and Wedding Anniversaries, as well as holidays which honor Fatherhood and Motherhood. We congratulate with gifts, give retiree's a sendoff with gifts. Newly engaged couples receive gifts and we exchange presents for housewarmings, flatwarmings and cubicle-warmings. Even the flowers we bring to funerals are in essence, gifts. Giving is a human tradition, and except for those narrowly-defined situations where gifts might be seen as bribes, is one of the most magnanimous and expansive traditions we, as a race, have generated.
In the end, anything that makes another person happier might be considered a gift, worth of the coming Holiday or for many of the events and occasions listed above, such as love, kindness and forgiveness. And in the end, gifts can be given for no reason at all.
Making gifts of cannabis has been an obviously welcome tradition for many years, under the radar as it has had to be for many of them. But people have done it anyway, of course, and since the advent of medical cannabis, many's the dispensary which has maintained a Compassion list for the most unfortunate among us, ensuring that even the destitute have access to relief providing medication. But even under Medical Cannibis laws, giving away pot has been a big legal no-no.
Now, thanks to legalization, we can make gifts of small amounts of cannabis, (up to 28.5 grams of weed, and 8 grams of concentrate), and BASA is stepping up to the Holiday occasion with a range of Gift Assortments containing a variety of cannabis-based goods and products to warm your holidays. The perfect Holiday gift for the medical cannabis patient, or a friend, or loved one. Or student, or for a housewarming or maybe even the Feast of St. Nicholas...
* Thats a Star Trek reference, to the non-Trekkers out there. The Ferengi's central religious document is referred to as The Rules of Aquisition (there are 285 of them). The Ferengi have pointy little teeth and probably do not potlatch...