When it comes to choosing cigar accessories, there are 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 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

A cigar humidor stores cigars and maintains a certain humidity level to maintain freshness. They can be found for as little as $20 and run well over $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 indicate that they need a new humidor that holds more smoke.

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 than they are for cigarettes. The ash receptacle must support the cigar so that the burning end is suspended in the air. If the cigar’s burning end 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, cutting and lighting a good cigar is a ceremonial occasion. Both are important tools that can greatly impact the smoking experience. Butane is the fluid of choice when it comes to lighter. Look for a torch-type lighter with 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 blade’s cutting surface must be extremely sharp. A good quality cutter can be found for a round $30. Other premium metals like gold or platinum can run into hundreds of dollars.

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

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