When it comes to choosing cigar accessories, there’s a lot of choices for the avid cigar smoker. Choosing the right accessory may require some investigating. This article looks at some of the items that most cigar aficionados require for a pleasurable smoking experience.

Some gift ideas may include a

  • humidor
  • ashtray
  • lighter
  • cutter
  • travel cases
  • cigar samples

Choosing the Right Cigar Humidor

cigar humidor is used to store cigars and keep a certain humidity level to maintain freshness. They can be found for as little as $20 and run well over a $1,000 for premium models. They come in all sizes and shapes and can hold just a few cigars or hundreds of cigars. If a cigar smoker has to leave cigars in their boxes, it may be a good indication that they need a new humidor that holds more smokes.

When choosing a humidor, make sure it comes with a hygrometer. A hygrometer indicates the relative humidity. Also look for a humidor that’s lined in cedar. A cedar-lined humidor helps with proper aging for a more enjoyable smoking experience.

Choosing an Ashtray for the Cigar Aficionado

Ashtrays for cigars are generally much large then they are for cigarettes. It’s important that the ash receptacle supports the cigar so that the burning end is suspended in the air. If the burning end of the cigar touches the ashtray it could cause it to run and burn unevenly. The groove where the cigar rests should also be wide enough for proper support.

Cigar Cutters and Lighters as a Gift

To the avid smoker, the cutting and lighting of a good cigar is a ceremonial occasion. Both are important tools that can have a large impact on the smoking experience. Butane is the fluid of chose when it comes to lighter. Look for a torch type lighter that has two or more hot, intense flames.

Premium hand-rolled cigars are made with a cap that needs to be cut. Most cigar smokers will spend a few extra dollars for a top quality cutter. To prevent tears, the cutting surface of the blade needs to be extremely sharp. A good quality cutter can be found for a round $30. Other premium metals like gold or platinum can run into the hundreds of dollars.

Another cigar accessory that makes a nice gift is a leather travel case. Travel cases come in different size so it’s important to know the size of the cigar before purchasing a travel case.

If the cigar smoker doesn’t need any accessories, a cigar sampler may be in order. Many cigar aficionados like a variety of different smokes. Look for a premium sampler package that has a good variety of different strength cigars. On-line stores are an excellent source for samplers and are a good method to shop for a deal on a sampler pack.