Monday, December 23, 2013 by
Giving and receiving gifts is a big part of the winter holiday season. However, there are some people who deserve gifts at every time of the year. Firefighters are one of those special people. Time and time again, they risk their lives to save the lives of others and do their best to save homes from terrible, tragic fires. Although they just say that it's part of the job and don't usually ask for any recognition, it's always nice to remember the active and volunteer firefighters who work in our communities. One of the easiest ways to thank those heroes is with quality cigars and other cigar gifts.
Some firefighters are aficionados while others have yet to experience the fine flavors of quality tobacco but all of them will appreciate receiving cigar samplers like the Ultimate 90 Plus. Each of the cigars in this sampler is a premium, high-rated smoke that will be very much enjoyed by any aficionado. The quality of the top shelf sticks in the Ultimate 90 Plus Sampler also befits the type of cigars our community heroes deserve. In addition to bringing one of these samplers to the local firehouse, don't forget to give several of the firefighter cigar cutter to your favorite firefighters.
Find the best deals on hundreds of quality cigars and excellent cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.
Sunday, December 29, 2013 by
When we shop for cigars, we may see descriptions of the tobacco used for filler, the country of origin for the binder, and information about the wrapper. Typically, the name of the country where the wrapper was grown is given along with the type of wrapper used, and if it was grown in the shade or in direct sunlight. Many wrappers come from plants that are carefully cultivated in the shade because this process results in finer, more delicate leaves with fewer veins. It's easier to let a tobacco plant grow out in the open but the strong rays of the tropical sun results in leaves that are tougher and have more veins.
Nevertheless, there are also ways to carefully cultivate leaves used for wrappers that are grown in completely unshaded conditions. It's a difficult process but creates sun-grown leaves that are prized for the sweet flavors they add to a cigar. Two samplers that showcase the beauty and premium smoking experience of choice sungrown wrappers are the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sampler, and the Ashton VSG Sungrown Sampler. Both of these samplers host prize, medium and full-bodied sticks that feature select, premium long filler tobaccos, and exclusive sungrown wrappers. All are fine cigars indeed and fit for the most special of occasions.
These top shelf cigar samplers make excellent gifts for any aficionado. Find them and low prices for hundreds of premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by
Whether it's the holiday season or other times of the year, it's important to take time to sit back and enjoy a few choice Connecticut cigars. The Connecticut wrapper lends a wonderful, silky smooth experience to a cigar, especially so for mild smokes that work very well as after breakfast cigars, or sticks to accompany a mid-morning walk on the greens. A fine Connecticut is also versatile because it can add a smooth touch to parties during the holiday season, makes for a fine smoke while enjoying the sights and sounds of a tropical beach, and is probably the best way to read the morning paper.
With the accolades of Connecticut wrapped cigars in mind, the Avo Classic Intermezzo Connecticut Robusto Holiday Collection is a fine gift to get and give to any aficionado friend. This premium sampling of Connecticut Robustos includes four absolutely flawless Avo XO Intermezzo Cigars that demonstrate the importance of stocking the humidor with premium, Connecticut-wrapped sticks. Each of the fine cigars in this premium gift uses a choice blend of top shelf Dominican tobaccos and a select, very smooth Connecticut wrapper to generate a wonderful, medium-bodied smoking experience. These cigars are big on rich flavors without sacrificing the smooth, sumptuous sensations that come from using a choice Connecticut wrapper.
Find this very fine cigar gift and hundreds of excellent gift ideas at the Thompson online cigar store today.
Monday, December 30, 2013 by
Macanudos. For any aficionado who has experienced these classic cigars, the brand name alone invokes fine memories of superb tobaccos, very smooth smokes, and the reason why we look forward to enjoying Macanudos on every occasion. These cigars are one of the most famous of the classic, premium smokes and as befits their distinguished status, they aren't exactly available for bargain basement prices. Although the premium experience of a Macanudo is worth the higher cost, it's still very nice to pay less for these high quality cigars whenever the opportunity presents itself.
One such opportunity is found with the Macanudo Toro Gordo Collection with Lighter combo. For less than $40, this premium gift comes with 6 genuine Macanudo cigars and a fine double torch cigar lighter. Since there are three different types of Macanudos, this combo also makes for a fine little cigar sampler. Enjoy the Macanudo Cafe as a premium after breakfast smoke or when you feel like sampling fantastic double aged Dominican long filler tobacco bound with a San Andres Valley binder and rolled in an excellent Connecticut wrapper. Save the Macanudo Maduro for a fine afternoon smoke, and the excellent Cru Royale for the most special of occasions.
Buy the Macanudo Toro Gordo Collection with Lighter combo as a gift for a fellow aficionado or to treat yourself to fine flavors in the form of an excellent cigar deal.
Sunday, December 22, 2013 by
Gifts for the aficionado come in many shapes, sizes, and prices. Some samplers of premium cigars cost two or three times as much as samplers of lesser known brands and the same can be said of cigar lighters, and other cigar accessories. Although higher quality items tend to cost more, shop at the right place and you can still find great deals on quality cigars even though they cost less. One such deal also makes an excellent gift, especially for people just getting started with cigars.
That fine cigar deal and gift is the Classic Cherrywood VI Combo. Since this nice combo was originally priced at $107 and presently sells for less than $40, it's one of the better cigar combo deals at the Thompson online cigar store, especially when you see what you get for that low price! The lucky buyer of this combo gets a beautiful Cherrywood humidor that uses a quality humidification system and has Spanish Cedar linings and dividers. No humidor should ever be empty and that's why this combo also comes with 20 Hacienda Rio Churchill Connecticut cigars. A Noah Edge cigar lighter is also included so you can sample one of those Churchills as soon as this combo is delivered to your door.
Find the best deals on cigar gifts and hundreds of premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.
Friday, December 6, 2013 by
A lot of people who relish the fine flavors of fermented tobacco also love all sorts of gadgets. Whether that curiosity is related to being an aficionado or not, it's uncanny how many of us are engineers, like to tinker with engines, build things, and love to buy gadgets. With that in mind, Thompson Cigar has some great gift ideas for people who like gadgets. Check out the Cigar Gifts for the Gadget Guy page and you will see a fine assortment of cigar-related gadgets and technologies that will put a smile on the face of many an aficionado.
On that page, you will find cool little electronic humidifiers including the wonderful Cigar Oasis Ultra and the excellent La Veil Dch-210 Humidifier. Both of these digital humidifiers are easy, efficient ways to ensure that your cigars are kept safe and sound.
There is also a fine selection of cigar lighters, including such lighting gadgets as the sleek Excalibur. This little gadget is a fine, dual torch lighter that also hosts a razor sharp guillotine cigar cutter. If you or that special aficionado already have more than enough cigar cutters, you could also just buy a fine Lotus Vertigo Dual Torch Lighter.
Browse the cigar gifts for the gadget guy page and find hundreds of excellent deals on cigars at Thompson Cigar today.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by
Even if you already know what sort of presents to buy for fellow aficionados, it's still good to have a set of gift ideas. You are always going to find a few ideas you hadn't considered and they might even make fine presents for your own collection of premium cigars. The list is even better when it's compiled by cigar experts and that's why the Thompson staff favorites page is a such a good place to look when searching for all sorts of cigar-related gifts. If the items on that page are favorites of the people who work at Thompson Cigar, you can bet that they are going to represent an excellent bunch of cigars because Thompson has been at the heart of the cigar distribution business for nearly a century.
Several selections are favorites because they combine premium cigars with an excellent low price. The Victor Sinclair Super Selection 15 Cigar Sampler is one such item because for less than $30, this sampler includes 15 quality sticks including Maduros and Connecticuts. Other staff favorites that go for an excellent low price are the Four Aces 12 Cigar Sampler and the delicious Maduro Madness Sampler. You will also find good deals on fine humidors, and small samplers of premium cigars such as the Rocky Patel vs. Romeo and Julieta Super Six.
Find these fine cigar gifts and hundreds of premium smokes for low prices at Thompson Cigar today.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by
A smooth Connecticut is arguably the best way to finish off a good breakfast but evenings should be reserved for strong Maduro cigars. Veteran aficionados of course know this but people new to the game might not realize that Maduros are best enjoyed at the end of the day. Maduros bring a wonderful array of tobacco flavors to the palette, especially when the cigars in question are premium brands. The easiest way of enjoying premium Maduros without breaking the cigar budget just might come from buying the Premium Nine Maduro Sampler.
True to its name, this fine cigar sampler treats the aficionado to nine absolutely mouth watering high quality Maduros. Give it as a gift to someone who relishes the bold flavors of a fine Maduro or get a couple of these fine cigar assortments for yourself. When you try any of the quality smokes in this sampler, you will immediately know why this is a premium collection of stellar Maduros. Inside, you have two of the wonderful Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve, a CAO Gold Maduro, an Oliva Gold, Gloria Cubana, a fine Sonador, a pair of delicious PDR 1878, and an excellent Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva. Considering the quality of the Maduros that come with this sampler, the less than $30 price tag also makes it an excellent cigar deal.
Find the Premium Nine Maduro Sampler and other cigar deals at Thompson Cigar today.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by
'Tis the season to be jolly and shop for all of our favorite friends and family members. If one of the special people on your list loves quality cigars, not to worry. Even if you know nothing about cigars, you can still find easy cigar gifts for that special cigar smoker in your life if you shop at the Thompson online cigar store. Just check out our cigar gift guide and instead of wondering how you are going to possibly find an appropriate cigar-related gift, you will be treated to more options that you can imagine.
Every cigar aficionado loves a good cigar sampler. These are assortments of cigars that make it easy for the lucky recipient to try out a variety of cigar brands, cigars that use different wrappers, and premium cigars he or she may have always wanted to sample. The Triple Threat Ten Cigar Sampler is just one of many fine cigar sampler gifts and you can make it even better with a beautiful Cherrywood Humidor. Humidors are essential for proper storage of cigars and you can bet that every cigar smoker will be very pleased to get one or more as a gift. For the pipe smoker in your life, you can also give a fine tin of Peterson 2013 Holiday Pipe Tobacco.
Shop our cigar gift guide page to find the best cigar gifts for all of your aficionado friends.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by
Not sure what to get for an aficionado friend, someone who is just getting started with cigars, or a family member in the military who is home on leave? You will find plenty of gift options at the Thompson Cigar site, one of the best being a cigar combo known as the Rocky Patel Ten Sampler with Humidor. If you have already smoked a few of Rocky Patel's cigar creations, you know that a sampler with ten of his cigars is going to be good. If you haven't had the privilege of taking a draw on a Rocky Patel, try one to experience a premium Honduran cigar that has been crafted with care and only features choice, high quality tobaccos. Each of the ten sticks in this sampler are nothing but top shelf in nature and fit to be enjoyed only when you want to experience a premium cigar.
The lucky guy or gal who gets this combo also gets the chance to enjoy such Rocky Patel 90 plus rated smokes as the 15th Anniversary and 1961, and other prize cigars like Rocky's Autumn Collection, Vintage 1999, and the Edge Maduro. The variety of wrappers on the cigars in this sampler ensure a different high quality smoke for every occasion, and they are presented in a classy white humidor with orange lettering. The humidor would make a nice gift on its own but it gets far better when it comes with the 10 fine cigars inside.
Find this cigar sampler and other quality cigar gifts for low prices at Thompson Cigar today.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by
If you are an aficionado, you probably have a fair idea of what to get for a fellow cigar smoker. However, if you know nothing about cigars, finding a good gift for someone who enjoys a fine smoke once or twice a day can be a challenge. Don't fret, though, because any of the following gift ideas will make wonderful presents for people who have been enjoying fine smokes for years as well as those just starting out with cigars:
The 2012 Cigar of the year: Buy a single or a box of the Flor de Antillas Sun Grown Toro and you will put a huge smile on the face of that special person. This was named the top cigar of 2012 by Cigar Aficionado and was given an amazing high rating of 96. This will probably be one of the best cigars they have ever smoked.
A Thompson Cigar Gift Card: This is of course the easiest way to buy a cigar gift. Instead of trying to figure out which cigars would be best for that person in question, just buy a gift card and let him or her pick something out. Trust us, they will know what they want!
The Acid Cigars Collector Tin: If you weren't aware, Acid cigars are high quality, unique cigars that have been infused with various flavors. This assortment will help that special person try several of these flavored tobacco creations.
Find the best in cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.
Saturday, December 21, 2013 by
Some of us are lucky enough to have a cigar budget that allows for the monthly purchase of multiple boxes of Cohibas, Macanudos, limited edition Rocky Patels, and other top shelf cigars. While we all strive to be in that fortunate position, most of us have to be a bit more careful about what we pay for smokes. To get as many quality sticks as possible for a modest cigar buying budget, we spend a fair amount of time searching for sales and finding true bargains on premium cigars. However, once we discover the Thompson online cigar store, we don't usually shop anywhere else because there are just too many cigar deals to pick from.
If you really want to take the bargain buying a step further, though, check out the Thompson Cigar Gifts for a Bargain Buyer page. Once you do, it won't take long to realize that this is a veritable bargain gold mine for cigars. For example, there aren't too many places where you can get 20 Churchills for less than $30 or a high quality, beautiful Bally 100 count humidor for less than $60. bargain deals on this page change all of the time so check it every day to find the best savings on cigars.
Shop the Thompson Cigar Gifts for a Bargain Buyer page and pay much less for quality smokes.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 by
Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to celebrate than smoking premium cigars? While you might not want to buy cigars as gifts for everyone in the family, a few of your nephews will probably appreciate getting a Cohiba or some other legendary cigar. As for yourself, you do need to buy cigars and here's why:
Holiday festivities: If this year is like others, you are going to be attending a number of holiday parties. They will vary in terms of atmosphere and attendees but those parties are always going to be better when you light up a fine cigar. Don't bring everyday smokes to any holiday parties because this is a time for celebration. Buy top rated sticks like the Padron 2000 Maduro and other premium cigars so you can sit back and relish the holidays like a true aficionado.
Get cigars to share: If you plan on throwing any of your own parties, buy cigars to share your knowledge and love of fine fermented tobacco. Cigars like Thompson Dominican Real Toro Connecticuts will work well for most of your guests as well as cigar smoking rookies. These fine smokes will entertain with the classic flavors that only a Dominican puro can bring to the table and at just $1.30 a stick, the price is also right. However, don't forget to also buy an Ultimate 90 Rated Sampler to share with veteran aficionado friends.
Save on cigars for the holidays and all times of the year at Thompson Cigar today.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by
It's that time of year again to look for holiday gifts. However, there's another holiday that happens just before Christmas and other winter holidays. That special day is November 11th and is known as Veterans Day. We celebrate this special date to recognize the sacrifices that members of the armed forces have made for their fellow Americans time and time again. If you have a family member currently serving in the military, this holiday takes on special importance, and if that brother, sister, son, or daughter happens to be a Marine, we have just the right gift.
In addition to giving your Marine a fine box of cigars (believe us when we say that those sticks will be greatly appreciated), give a Marine cigar cutter. While he or she could just use a K-Bar to cut off the tip of a fine smoke, no matter how sharp the knife is, it's more likely to ruin the cigar than ready it for smoking. A cigar cutter is what is truly needed to cut the tip off of a cigar because it is designed for just that purpose, and what better cutter for a Marine to use than one embossed with the emblem of the Marine Corps. Of course, it's also good to give that special person some cigars to go with this important accessory. The 90 Plus Rated Sampler is a fine choice.
Find great deals on cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.
Monday, December 9, 2013 by
The winter holiday season is here and as usual, time flies as we put off buying gifts for family and friends. It's not that we don't want to give them something special for the holidays, it's just that we might not know where to shop, may not exactly enjoy shopping for the holidays, and just might not even know what to buy. If you happen to know someone who enjoys a good smoke from a pipe now and then, the following gift is going to put a smile on his or her face.
While that special person will be happy with a gift of quality pipe tobacco like a bag of Cherokee Mellow Blend, he or she will experience even more holiday joy if you add on a tin of Peterson Pipe Holiday Tobacco. This fine collection of tobacco includes blends that have been carefully created by pipe tobacco experts to match the excitement of the holiday season. This year, the Peterson Holiday Tobacco blend includes such wonderful flavors as cinnamon and plum with quality Black Cavendish and Burley tobaccos. Not to mention, those fine pipe tobaccos are also presented in a 2013 Holiday season tin. Make the pipe tobacco aficionado even happier by pairing this limited edition gift with a quality pipe.
Find this, good deals on cigars, and hundreds of other gifts for pipe and cigar enthusiasts at Thompson Cigar today.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by
There are truly legendary names when it comes to cigars but that of Davidoff is in a category of its own. Davidoff cigars were created by Zino Davidoff in Switzerland during and after the second world war. One of his main goals was creating high quality, absolutely luxurious cigars and several of them were named after famous, high end wines and spirits. Quality control was of such high importance that Zino actually burned more than one hundred thousand (!) cigars from the Cuban Davidoff series because he thought that they were unfit to be branded with the Davidoff name! That attention paid to quality and tobacco expertise has resulted in many high rated cigars, including some of the highest rated smokes of all time.
Although Zino passed away in 1994, the Davidoff company continues to produce premium cigars that are the very definition of tobacco elegance. That characteristic is perfectly expressed in the Davidoff Tubos Sampler. The elegant white box and white individual tubes for each cigar are an indication of the aristocratic nature of these Connecticut wrapped smokes. A Davidoff 2000, Special Series "R", and Classic No. 2 are featured in this high class cigar sampler and each are more than fit to hold a very special place in any humidor. Save the very smooth smokes in this classy sampler for the very best of occasions, and present it to good aficionado friends as a very special gift.
Find great deals on Davidoff cigars and other premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.
Monday, January 6, 2014 by
Most of us have become familiar with the reality show phenomenon known as "Duck Dynasty". If you haven't watched it, you have probably at least come across photos of the camo wearing, long bearded stars of the show. The show is apparently popular among more than just those of us who love the great outdoors because the premiere of the fourth season became the most watched nonfiction cable telecast in history! Their family company, "Duck Commander" might be best known for making duck calls but as it turns out, they also appreciate fine cigars. At least, it seems that way with the Duck Commander Toro Habano Three Cigar Sampler.
This trio of fine cigars was created by cigar experts from the Dominican Republic and that fact is made evident by smooth flavors and a quality cigar smoking experience. Each of the medium-bodied cigars in this fine little sampler are presented in a glass tube and showcase a rich blend of premium American, Nicaraguan, and Dominican long fillers that are bound with Dominican Piloto leaf and rolled in a delicious Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The end result is a truly fine cigar and one that should probably be reserved for such special occasions as bagging a trophy buck, or celebrating a long successful day of duck hunting. To top this gift off, for a limited time, this sampler also comes with a free Duck Commander bandana.
Buy the Duck Commander Toro Habano Three Cigar Sampler and other fine cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.
Saturday, November 30, 2013 by
Would you like to put a smile on the face of a fellow aficionado? If so, then give that special person a fine sampler that showcases some of the best in Nicaraguan cigars. That exquisite selection of smokes is the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown Sampler and once you get a look at the fine cigars inside, you will probably also want to buy one of these quality cigar gifts for yourself. The five cigars in this sampler were made to mark 20 years of creating quality smokes and you will realize that Perdomo is serious about celebrating the occasion as soon as you take a draw on any of the five sticks inside.
The premium cigars in this sampler are only crafted with very select tobacco grown in the rich volcanic soils of Nicaragua. The combination of excellent growing conditions and expertise of the Perdomo family results in cigars that showcase a wonderful array of flavors and a present truly fine cigar smoking experience. Each of the fine sticks in this gift sampler are Nicaraguan puros that come wrapped in tantalizing sun grown leaf for an extra bit of flavor. However, they don't use just any old sun grown wrapper but leaf that has been carefully aged for more than a year in bourbon barrels. That aging process puts the final crowning touch on these high quality cigars and helps turn them into a fantastic gift for friends and yourself.
Buy the Perdomo 20th Anniversary Sun Grown Sampler and other excellent cigar gifts at Thompson Cigar today.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 by
Most of us not only love to smoke cigars but we also appreciate the best in food and drink. This is a natural outcome for anyone who strives to enjoy the good life. When not searching for quality cigars to grace our humidors, many of us browse the aisles of a local distributor of wine and spirits to pick out a choice, high rated bottle of Cabernet or a rare Pinot Noir. We like to pair those fine drinks with fine cigars because there's no point in not enjoying life to the fullest. At Thompson, we are well aware of this and other ways to enjoy the good life and this is why we offer gift sets like the H. Upmann Legacy Toro Sumatra with Wine Accessories.
This combination makes for a very fine gift for anyone who appreciates wine and premium full-bodied cigars. The tobacco treasures in question are five H. Upmann Legacy Toro Sumatras and these excellent Honduran cigars will surpass the expectations of just about anyone who tries them. Rolled in a tasty Sumatra leaf wrapper and filled with quality Honduran tobacco, these are truly top shelf smokes. The classy wine accessories that come with them include a multi-use wine key, aerator, wine stop, and drip stop ring.
Save on quality gift sets like this one and fine cigars at Thompson Cigar today.
Friday, November 29, 2013 by
Once Halloween ends, it's time to start thinking about winter holiday gifts. Whether you like shopping for holiday gifts or not, if you have family or friends, it can't be avoided. Fortunately, if you have to go shopping for a fellow aficionado (or feel like buying a nice little gift for yourself), the Thompson Online Cigar Store has lots of excellent options. While you could just buy that lucky person a box of wonderful, quality cigars, items that combine great cigars with something else are very suitable for both veteran aficionados and people who have never tried a cigar.
One such fine gift item is the Romeo and Julieta Habana Reserve Toro Natural Cigars with Tire Gauge. Buy this gift set and the happy recipient will get the chance to enjoy five high quality Romeo and Julieta Toro Naturals. Given the excellent, medium to full bodied cigar experience that comes from drawing on these fine smokes, that would be a fine gift on its own. However, in addition to enjoying those excellent cigars, the recipient also gets a quality tire pressure gauge. This isn't a simple metal gauge either but a sleek and accurate digital tire pressure gauge that's easy to use and tells you exactly how much air is in the tires of your vehicle.
Enjoy this and other fine cigar gift items from Thompson Cigar today.