Archive for the ‘Cigar Accessories’ Category
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
Cigar themed wedding gift baskets have become increasingly popular for the groom to give their groomsmen. It has become custom for wedding attendants to receive a gift of appreciation, and this can be a lot of fun for groomsmen to receive for their participation in the event. A groom can show his gratitude for his wedding party with something that they will enjoy, remember, and discuss for years to come.
Why are wedding gift baskets with cigars and accessories so much fun for men to receive?
For many men, it will be a gift they actually use. Even for traditional nonsmokers, when a special event comes around like a friend’s wedding, they will light up and enjoy a smoke with the rest of the guys. It is also easy to customize. If one of the groomsmen is an aficionado, then it can be packaged with a sampling of their favorite smokes. If there is a novice in the group, then try giving a sampling of milder smokes.
What cigars and accessories can be put together for this gift of appreciation?
A sampling of mild to full bodied smokes is a good place to start. Keeping them enclosed will help them retain their freshness. This container can be used for the packaging of the present itself or as part of the overall basket. Consider getting cigar accessories that can be engraved for the package, perhaps a torch lighter or ashtray. If the groom and groomsmen will be playing golf as part of the bachelor party, then adding the cigar minder would be a great idea.
Friday, November 1st, 2013
During the holiday season, the best way to treat coworkers who are tobacco enthusiasts is with corporate Christmas gift baskets that feature cigar samplers and accessories. Every year around the holidays, many stogie producers make their finest blends available in sampler packs. While sampler cigars were once considered a way to bundle inferior products together, this is no longer the case. Instead, many brands like to showcase their expertise with these sticks, making them an easy choice for impressing a work colleague.
Sampler packs from major manufacturers, like Perdomo, Carlos Torano, Rocky Patel, Davidoff, L Atelier, CAO and Saint Luis Rey can fill out any corporate Christmas gift baskets, but they should be accompanied by other accessories. Humidifying is an important part of this smoking experience because this preserves the stick and encourages flavor development over time. Humidifiers, therefore, are an important piece every serious tobacco enthusiast should have. Fortunately, there are many to choose from, from simple sleeves that can humidify a single stogie to elegant wooden pieces that can store dozens of smokes. Davidoff and Savoy produce a number of Spanish cedar humidors that are both functional and beautiful.
Cigar cutters, draw enhancers and holders are all small items that aficionados can get great use from. Draw enhancers help open up a tight draw on a stogie, making it easier to smoke. Cigar holders allow a smoker to put down their stogie without worrying about it moving around or getting dirty. Ashtrays and lighters can also become treasured keepsakes, especially those that are designed like pieces of art. Porcelain ashtrays and flip-top lighters are nice to look at, but are also highly functional, like the best cigars and humidors on the market.
Monday, July 30th, 2012
A personal humidor is a necessity for anyone who loves cigars. This equipment is utilized to store fine stogies which have negative reactions to temperature change. The interior of this cabinet or box keeps an ongoing level of temperature and humidity that is suitable for its contents. In doing so, the freshness and overall flavor of the smokes are retained for future enjoyment. The perfect level of dampness within the unit must be between 62-72%, and the areas of unused space should be kept to a minimum to assist in maintaining the proper moisture levels.
There are numerous styles and sizes to choose from when looking to acquire this type of unit. They vary from a full room format to a pocket sized version. Yet, the most common size that is utilized is the personal humidor. This style will easily fit on a desk top or a counter. If one travels frequently, there are smaller options available, which will keep them fresh and from incurring damage in a pocket or suitcase.They can be as spartan or ornate as one likes, and personalized humidors are popular as gifts, too.
This piece of equipment is commonly made with a wooden exterior and an interior of Spanish-cedar wood veneer. This material is important as it withholds the dampness, contributes to the aroma of the sticks, fends off harmful beetles, and does not warp from the humidity.
To settle on which specific model will be the most beneficial for an individual it is imperative to determine the space it will be located and the number of sticks the aficionado will be storing in it. When a fan of cigar smoking is ready to invest in this type of accessory, they will be able to find them through a favorite local or online cigar store.
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
One of the best ideas for unique corporate gifts for smokers might be a package that includes cigars and accessories for smoking them. There are so many items to choose from that would make a colleague’s day when they opened up the package and found them. Thoughtful presents are often those that are appreciated the most. It is easy to see that a package was given a lot of thought and attention just by taking inventory of its contents.
There are many types of drinking vessels that can be included in a gift basket from those designed for wine to those that are meant for a shot of hearty liquor. Even a travel flask can be included for those that want to take their favorite beverage along with them. Coffee cups are a great idea for those that might want a good strong cup of java with their smoke.
Cigar accessories like apparel, lighters, holders, cutters, and ashtrays are great additions as are sampler packs that offer an array of flavors and strengths. Other items might also include other items such as travel humidors or pocket humidors. Torches and matches that are made of wood are also sometimes included and available for purchase.
Some unique corporate gifts might also offer chocolates and other types of food items to be enjoyed before, during or after a great smoke. Mints and breath candies are also thoughtful additions for the smoker that might want to mask the smell of smoke on their breath.
No matter how many premium cigars are offered or other complimentary items are given, this is surely going to be a present that will be greatly appreciated and enjoyed.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Deciding on the ideal present for a stogie lover is easy when all of the cigar gifts available today are explored. Giving can sometimes be difficult depending on who the recipient is. However, if the person loves cigars, choosing welcome presents has never been easier.
What are some great gifts suitable for any stogie enthusiast?
- Cutters – A cigar cutter is a necessity for any smoker. Cutters allow the smoker to have a clean cut opening up the stick for thorough enjoyment. There are a number of styles and prices associated with a cutter. Look for one in a favorite color or in a monogrammed design.
- Ashtrays – Ashtrays are quite complex these days. There are smokeless ashtrays, USB ashtrays, and even LED ashtrays. As far as this type of present goes, ashtrays provide a lot of benefits to the smoker and those people around the smoker. In addition, ashtrays allow the smoker to have a clean area. From beautiful crystal pieces of useful art to sleek modern stainless steel, decorative ashtrays can also make great containers for great cigar gift basket ideas.
- Snuffers – A snuffer is nice because it allows the smoker to put out a stogie quickly and cleanly for later enjoyment. Snuffers come in a number of sizes, colors, and styles. Some cigar holders can also be used as snuffers.
- Sampler packs – One of the best presents would have to be an outstanding sampler pack. These combine a variety of stogies in a single package for maximum enjoyment. Sampler packs range in price and options allowing the purchaser a very personal experience that can be shared with the recipient.
When it comes to cigar gifts, a connection between smoker and purchaser is redefined. There are a number of viable opportunities to give a better present. Whether purchasing accessories, sampler packs, fresh sticks, humidors, or certificates, the buyer can never go wrong with getting any number of items for the enthusiast.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
Having one or more cigar cases helps protect the quality and integrity of an aficionado’s preferred smokes. There are a number of choices and styles to choose from. Each style allows the consumer to protect their investment with class and elegance.
What are some types of cigar cases available?
The single containers are ideal for carrying just one cigar when out and about. Many smokers want to enjoy a fine after dinner or lunch stogie on the go. These smaller boxes often fit perfectly in a pocket. They safeguard the stogie against being crushed or broken while carrying it.
Other popular choices for cigar cases are those that are able to carry either two or three sticks. This is a great option when an aficionado will be out for the day, or perhaps would like to share a new find with a friend or colleague.
Larger cigar cases can carry ten, twenty, thirty, or even one hundred choice stogies. Maybe that many smokes are not needed for an evening on the town, but aficionados often find that their business often requires an extended stay out of town. Having the opportunity to enjoy one’s preferred stogies when they are away from home means carrying more with them during their travels. Larger containers and travel humidors are designed for instances such as this.
With the available options in decorative cigar cases, the aficionado can carry as many or few of his favorites along as he would like. This is an excellent way to keep the freshness and the flavor where it belongs.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
A cigar gift set can include any number of items that an aficionado will appreciate. For the ideal presentation, any number of popular accessories can be added to the package to make the perfect present.
A present that includes a high-quality set of stogies including light- to medium-bodied offerings are the safest bets. If the giver is unsure of the recipient’s palate preferences a sampler may be the way to go. With the variety of cigar sampler packs that are available both online and in a brick and mortar shops, nearly any flavor profile can be found. These types of shops will also have plenty of other items to include in a cigar gift set, including lighters, ashtrays, personal humidors, cutters and fragrance lamps that effectively remove persistent smoke from the air.
A personal humidor is a must have for any aficionado, and there are many different styles and finishes to choose from. This is the best way to keep one’s stogies fresh and flavorful. A lighter that is specially crafted for stogies would be a nice compliment to the sampler pack and the humidor. If the budget allows, a personalized ashtray could be included as well. And to round out the basket, a fragrance lamp could also be included. This is an excellent way to keep the smoking room smelling fresh and free from lingering smoke.
If the recipient has a favorite manufacturer, it would be nice to see if they offer apparel with the brand name. This could be another nice addition to the basket. Many manufacturers are branching out and reaching beyond the basic smoking accessories. This is a great way to show off one’s personal preference and do it with style.
Whatever is chosen to be included in the cigar gift set will make the recipient feel special and appreciated. Visit an online cigar shop today to find the best selection of items to include in this one of a kind present.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Draw enhancers are among the many cigar accessories offered by cigar shops. Along with the cigar lighters, cutters, clips and humidors, these small tools perform a huge service to the aficionado that uses them. In the past, people have been very creative with using different devices to punch holes small enough to be able to pull smoke through a very tightly woven stick. Everything from knitting needles to toothpicks have been used as a make shift way to carve a small opening in the stick. The problem with using these types of items is that the smoker usually ends up with scorched fingers, or they find that the hole is now too large and the cigar is burning much too fast to enjoy. It can also lead to the stick burning only down the middle of the inside of the cigar. This is not a desired result and will ruin the smoking experience.
It is possible to find two sizes of draw enhancers. They are available in three and six inch sizes. The smaller size is made for those stogie nubs that become difficult to pull smoke through, while the longer is perfect for a full sized stick.
They are made of stainless steel and they are rather small in cylindrical design. The design also includes small indentations on the shank of the tool to help pull the tobacco to the side ever so slightly. To make them even more appealing, designers are offering draw enhancers that look like small works of art. The art work makes these great cigar gifts fun as well as functional. There are even those who collect the various designs available.
Nearly every aficionado knows that draw enhancers are necessary tools. This allows the smoker to enjoy an entire favorite stick that might have been too difficult to enjoy without these tools.
Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Deciding to give an amazing present to that special someone often comes down to designing or purchasing Valentine gift baskets. The giver gets to decide how amazingly incredible or superbly dull that present is for that special someone. Plus, giving presents to men is not always easy with choices often coming down to the humdrum of socks, ties, or cologne.
Marvelous ideas abound when folks look for something uncommon for those Valentine gift baskets. For example, a favorite for the smoker can be discovered in the purchase of cigars or stogies. There are a number of choices available for the giver including the ever popular cigar samplers. Additionally, the giver may already know what the smoker prefers in a delicious cigar.
Cigars come in a variety of options. There are strong cigars, light cigars, and everything in between. Some stogies can literally knock those socks off while some cigars are a light beginning to the day. Adding one or more cigars and stylish cigar accessories such as a humidor, torch lighter, or cigar cutter to those Valentine gift baskets is an outstanding way to show some personality while giving something the recipient will appreciate.
As a person looks for Valentine gift baskets perfect for a man or a woman, cigars can be a favorite. The musky aroma of fresh cedar or the sweet taste of spices can be an added addition to any moment giving the recipient, and often times the giver, the pleasure of something fine and classy.
Yes, Valentine gift baskets can be exciting! Thanks to cigars, folks can give the present that will be appreciated and enjoyed for a long time. Whether secreted away in a canister or as a centerpiece, those cigars make a great present for just about anyone.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
While there are many types of unique gift baskets that could be included on the giving list, a cigar arrangement is perhaps one of the best ideas for the person who is otherwise difficult to please. Many stores and websites offer cigar arrangements to choose from that are made in advance. They offer the ability to put together a flavor profile or size arrangement that would suit the person that the present will be given to.
There are unique gift baskets of cigars that will surely please just about anyone who is an aficionado of great cigars. Perhaps the greatest thing is that there are different price lines as well. This makes it possible to select a price break that works best for the person that is giving the present.
Of course, unique gift baskets of cigars can also offer more than just cigars. It is definitely possible to add other items that are essential for the smoking experience. Items such as personalized cigar lighters can be added to the arrangement or different styles of cigar cutters. There are bands and holders that can be placed in these unique gift baskets. Think about purchasing a small or travel sized humidor made of leather. What a great idea for that connoisseur who enjoys a smoke when out away from the home or who has to travel a lot.
For the cigar smoker who has everything or the one that is just plain difficult to please, an array of a carefully chosen assortment cigar accessories combined with a cigar sampler possibly arranged in an attractive cigar ashtray is definitely going to be an appreciated gift. It is something that will be long remembered.