Need a holiday gift for the cigar lover in your life but tired of giving him cigars year after year? We’ve got you covered. Below you’ll find ten great gift ideas for a cigar lover, other than cigars.
This gift is a no-brainer. Humidors act as humidifiers to keep cigars fresh. This is crucial because cigars have to be kept in optimal conditions if they are to keep their unique aroma and taste. If not kept in a humidor, cigars can dry out to the point of being un-smokeable; they can even rot. Humidors can range in size and style. There are convenient cigar box-sized travel humidors and also large temperature controlled room-sized humidors. True aficionados tend to have multiple humidors to separate brands and keep flavors from intermingling with one another. It’s the one truly essential accessory for any cigar lover.
Personalized Cigar Box
Are your loved one’s cigar supplies scattered all over the house? Are they always searching for a cutter or a lighter? Then another must-have for any cigar chomper is a cigar box. These fully customizable boxes will save the cigar lover in your life the hassle of constant searching for tools and equipment. And with a variety of design and engraving options, you can be sure to find a box that fits your aficionado’s exact taste.
Whether there is a cigar, there is sure to be ash. Though your giftee probably already has an ashtray, why not surprise them with a customized one? With a variety of styles and designs, you can be sure you’ll find the perfect gift for any room of the house in a unique shape, color or size. Some ashtrays also feature multiple cigar rests, which are great for gatherings when several people are smoking together.
Cigar Travel Case
Is the cigar lover in your life a frequent traveler? Do they have a busy job that has them constantly on the move? Then maybe their favorite source of relaxation is lighting up a smooth, full-bodied cigar, from anywhere! Cigar-specific travel cases are usually the size of a small book and typically hold about four cigars. They tend to have room for a cutter, a lighter, and/or matches.Need to class up your gift? Try a leather-bound travel case!
A cutter is another cigar smoker’s essential. Ranging from stainless steel to polished silver to chrome, cigar cutters come in many different styles. True aficionados tend to have more than one, so it’s a gift they will return to time and time again.
Cigar Tasting Notebook
Has your gift recipient just picked up cigar smoking. Are they an old pro that is still on the search for their perfect cigar and bourbon pairing? Or are they a seasoned smoker who is always on the lookout for something bold and different? No matter the case, a cigar tasting notebook could be a great gift option. These notebooks let cigar lovers track their conquests, taking note of flavor profiles, date and memories of the smoking experience, price information, and more. This permanent record of taste and enjoyment is a great gift for novice and veteran cigar smokers alike.
Customized Cigar Lighter
Lighting with matches can be tedious and cumbersome to carry. Why not get your cigar lover a personalized torch lighter? These heavy-duty and highly durable lighters are easily the most efficient way of lighting up, and they look great too. Get your lighter engraved with a custom message and make it an extra special gift your cigar lover will remember for a lifetime.
There is no better or more classic pairing combination than cigars and whiskey. That’s why a beautiful rocks glass set make an elegant, sure-to-be-used how gift. Whether you pick up tumblers, highball glasses, or snifters, this is sure to be a well used gift for smokers and their non-smoking counterparts alike. There are plenty of great options on the market, and you can even get whiskey glasses fully customized with engraved initials and/or logos. A half-dozen whiskey glasses would be a well-loved adding to any home, office, man-cave or she-shack!
Bottle of Bourbon
Cigars are great alone, but they sing when paired with a fine bottle of bourbon. Bourbon is without a doubt the best whiskey to pair with any kind of cigar, but here are a few recommendations. Angel’s Envy goes great with a fuller-bodied bourbon, as does Bulleit Frontier. If your cigar lover likes his cigars to be mellower and medium-bodied, consider a bottle of Four Roses Small Batch.
A Custom Cigar Clinger
If you’re looking for a totally unique gift, consider a cigar clinger! If the cigar lover in your life tends to smoke in motion, either when driving, boating, or out on the links, then this is guaranteed to be the perfect gift. The Stage V Clinger is crafted with industrial-strength, neodymium magnets, and attaches to just about any surface. From golf carts to boats, cars to lawnmowers, these holders will keep his cigar safe, even on the bumpiest of rides.The holders also come with a wraparound Velcro strap that can attach easily to beach chairs, golf bags, and more. Stage V Clingers come in all colors and can be engraved with a logo. And because of the steel construction, you can rest assured that the clinger will stand up to the toughest of elements. Put simply, they are a simple and elegant solution to the problem of the fallen or misplaced cigar.
Whatever gift you choose, make sure to do your research. All the products mentioned above fall within a wide range in terms of quality and price point. What’s great is that most of the equipment above can be mixed, matched, bundled and paired with additional accoutrement to make a great gift set! No matter the direction your gifting takes, there are ample options that ensure the cigar aficionado in your life will love their gift this year!