'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.
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.
Cigars have a much longer history than most people realize. Native Americans were fermenting and enjoying tobacco for hundreds if not thousands of years before the arrival of Columbus and at least one Mayan image dating back to the 13th century shows someone smoking what appears to be a cigar. The Spaniards discovered the beauty of fermented tobacco shortly after colonizing the Americas and cigars eventually spread to Europe and elsewhere. Although little information is known about the cigar shop from before the 18th century, we do know that tobacconists were selling cigars in many parts of Europe and the Americas by the 1820s. At that time, since a high percentage of the populace was illiterate, a statue of a wooden Native American was used to denote the location of a cigar shop. This emblem was used because tobacco played such an important, sacred role in native cultures.
Those early tobacco shops resembled the ones that graced many small American towns and cities up to the 1970s and 80s. The culture was also similar and involved very knowledgeable tobacconists who worked closely with customers to find the best cigars for their needs. Although customers could and did ask for specific brands of cigars, the owner of the cigar store was also expected to be capable of recommending a good cigar for the morning, everyday smokes, and high quality cigars for special occasions. Cigar smoking began to decline in popularity during the 1970s and 1980s along with a similar decline in traditional cigar shops. Once the Internet happened, fewer brick and mortar cigar stores became available as the popularity of the online cigar store grew. Although one can still find brick and mortar tobacco shops here and there, the online store has more or less taken over because a good online cigar store provides a wider variety of product for low prices as well as expert tobacconists ready and eager to recommend a good cigar.
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Cigars that sell for a discount don't always end up being the best cigars in your humidor. Many of us have purchased wholesale cigars that ended up generating a less than ideal smoking experience. Although we might have used them for everyday smokes or gave them away, we didn't exactly reach for those cheap sticks when we wanted to smoke a quality cigar. That experience has kept many of us from buying other discount smokes but the smartest aficionados keep on buying discount cigars and enjoy quality sticks for low prices with every purchase. Here are a few hints on how they make that happen:
Shop for cigars at a trusted, well established online cigar store: Buy cigars from an online store like Thompson Cigar and not only can you trust what is said, but there's also a much better chance of finding a variety of quality sticks for low prices. Search the Thompson Cigar sale page and you might find great cigar deals on sticks like the Victor Sinclair 55 Series Churchill Sampler.
There are two main places for buying cigars but one of them offers far better deals on a consistent basis than the other. That one place to shop for cigars, cigar accessories, and other tobacco-related items is the online cigar store. Buy cigars at the right online store and you can be sure to find great savings on many types of cigars every day of the week. However, you also have to know where to look for the best cigar deals. These are a few surefire ways to always save on cigars every time you shop for them:
Only buy cigars from a well known, online cigar store that has been in the business for a while: A cigar distributor that has been around for nearly 100 years is going to be a much more reliable place to shop for smokes than fly by night sites or ones that have little experience with cigars. The Thompson online store demonstrates deep connections and experience with the cigar industry by always offering discounts on hundreds of smokes, offering great deals on exclusive cigar brands, and wonderful prices on a huge variety of smokes.
Check the Thompson Cigar sale page: Click on the Thompson Cigar sale page and you will find far more than cigars on sale. There are also pages for closeout deals, outlet cigars, cigar deals, and other ways to save on premium smokes.
Find the best deals on Rocky Patel cigars, and hundreds of premium cigar brands at Thompson Cigar today.
Once you start smoking cigars, it doesn't take long to also start a personal search for the best deals on everyday smokes and the very best in premium cigars. We all start this search because we quickly realize that there is a vast difference between regular cigars and top rated premium sticks. As soon as you find the best online cigar store, you also discover the best place to look for cigars of all types and can start the search in earnest. Aficionados who try several cigar samplers and cigar bundles don't usually take too long to pick out a solid, satisfying everyday smoke. Finding the best in cigars doesn't take long either once you know where to look (try the page with 90 rated cigars). One of the best of those very fine cigars is the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amore and for aficionados who enjoy a full-bodied smoke, it might end up being the very best cigar in the humidor.
This impressive cigar is up there at the top of the very best in cigars because it earned a rating of 95 from Cigar Aficionado and was named one of the best cigars for 2011. This Belicoso Maduro earns those major ratings with small batch fantastic Nicaraguan tobaccos that are rolled in a high quality Cuban seed wrapper. The end result is a full-bodied masterpiece that entertains with hints of nuts and woody flavors. Buy a box of these supremely good cigars for the best of occasions.
If you need to buy a gift for a fellow aficionado or one for yourself, a humidor always makes an excellent present. Anyone who smokes cigars on a regular basis needs one (or two or three) because you can't safely store those precious sticks without it. The fact that quality humidors can also be beautiful stately decor makes them great items to buy for someone even if they don't enjoy cigars. However, if there's anything better than getting a humidor as a gift, it's getting one that also happens to be filled with premium cigars.
Buy the Barrel Humidor Plus Thompson Green Label Natural Corona Combo and that's exactly when you get. This fantastic cigar combo includes a beautiful, high quality humidor with 60 Thompson Green Label Cigars. The humidor showcases brass hardware, cedar trays, a digital hygrometer and the ability to safely store 125 of your treasured sticks. In addition, the elegant glass top also makes it possible to look into the humidor and admire your collection of fine cigars. Start the collection with the 60 Thompson Green Label Coronas, a wonderful mild to medium stick with a delicious natural wrapper that lends itself to a very satisfying smoke. In addition to those great cigars and a fine cigar storage device, this combo also comes with a 3 Finger Telescoping Cigar Case.
Find this great cigar deal and hundreds of quality cigars for low prices at Thompson Cigar today.
If you are still buying your cigars from brick and mortar cigar shops, there are several reasons why you might be better off buying cigars from a reliable online cigar store. If you have already ordered cigars from an online store then you are probably already aware of the main reasons why this is the best way to buy cigars. However, if you have yet to shop for cigars online or still make most of those cigar purchases at a local cigar shop, the following two reasons might convince you to do all of your cigar buying at the Thompson Online Cigar Store:
More and better cigar deals: A good online store can offer so many deals, you might not know where to look first. For example, click on just about any page at the Thompson Cigar site and you will find sales on cigars, accessories, humidors, and much more. However, head to the cigar deals page and the Cigar Auction and you will probably find some of the best deals on cigars that you have ever seen. This is because unlike brick and mortar stores, an online store can carry more product, has far more customers, and can thus offer more deals.
Cigar samplers, cigar accessories and more: A good online store like that of Thompson Cigar carries products held in a warehouse and can thus offer many more samplers, quality cigars, and much more than a brick and mortar shop.
Find excellent deals on premium cigars and much more at Thompson Cigar today.
Cigars are wonderful to enjoy at any time of the day and fun to collect but if you don't have a humidor, you can only smoke cigars as soon as you buy them. If kept outside of a humidor, cigars dry out quicker than you realize and if that happens, they are basically ruined. To avoid any possibility of ruining your precious collection of smokes, it's best to use quality humidors at all times. If you have several premium cigars in your collection (and what aficionado doesn't), the importance of using a premium humidor becomes even more imperative.
A high quality humidor needs to be reliable, durable, and protect your cigars at all times. Although you do have to maintain all of your humidors, the better the humidor, the less you have to worry about your cigars. A quality humidor should also have an equally high quality appearance. Such is the case of the beautiful Art Deco 60 Count Humidor. This cigar storage device will act as impressive decor in the home and office while keeping your smokes safe and sound.
The Barrone 25 Count High Gloss Walnut Humidor will also protect your cigars and looks simply fantastic when used in the office or a den. It has a lacquered walnut finish and is just the right size for storing a small number of cigars.
Find excellent humidors for low prices at Thompson Cigar today.
The best cigars are the ones we enjoy the most but those brands tend to be cigars that have been crafted from high quality tobacco blends, a good binder, and an excellent select wrapper. Some of the better cigars are ones that are also hard to find because they aren't readily available in cigar stores. Although you might not hear about some of those boutique cigars, many of them are top shelf smokes that could easily merit high ratings. One of the best places to look for such exclusive premium cigars is in the Thompson Online Cigar Store, especially because many of them are available for fantastic low prices.
Thompson Classics Natural Robusto Cigars are very satisfying mild to medium bodied smokes that ft the bill when you need a reliable, quality cigar for a good price. Sold in bundles of 25 sticks, these cigars use quality tobacco and a tasty natural wrapper to generate a fine cigar smoking experience. They taste even better when you can buy that exclusive bundle for less than $60.
Another fine exclusive smoke available from the Thompson Online Cigar Store is the Thompson Dominican Box-Pressed Cigarillo. Crafted by hand with fine tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and rolled in a fine natural wrapper, these excellent little smokes are the perfect exclusive cigar for breaks at work, during travel, or for finishing off a quick lunch.
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Enjoying cigars is more than buying the sticks we love to smoke. Although picking out and buying cigars is of course an essential part of being an aficionado, we also need various cigar accessories. The humidor is the accessory you probably need to buy first because you can't store your cigars without one. The cigar lighter probably comes second and the cutter is a close third. However, there's one other accessory that often gets overlooked when buying cigars and supplies for enjoying them. That item is the ashtray and you know you need a new one when the following happens:
The old ashtray breaks or gets too dirty to clean: Ok, so a dirty ashtray can still be used but let's face it, it looks terrible and doesn't work as well for holding the ashes. Buy something along the lines of the Padron Family Crystal Reserve ashtray to add a touch of class to your smoking room.
You just don't have one: Even if you have an ashtray in the den at home, you might also need one in the office or one to bring with you during travel. The Thompson Jumbo is a fine, basic cigar ashtray to use in the office as is the Stinky Cigar Original. Both also work well as ashtrays to bring on trips.
Find a fine selection of ashtrays, other accessories, and premium cigars at Thompson Cigar today.
Cigars can come in boxes, be bought as single sticks, be purchased as cigar samplers, or come in bundles. Each form of purchasing the sticks we love to smoke has its purpose but there's at least one other way to buy cigars. Shop at the Thompson online cigar store and you can also buy smokes as five packs. But why buy cigars in the form of a five pack when you can get more of them in boxes and bundles?
There's more than one good argument for purchasing five-packs, including the following two reasons:
Travel: Unless you happen to be taking a vacation of a month or more, you won't need to bring a box of cigars with you. Besides, carrying a box of cigars while traveling is kind of a pain anyway. Instead, buy a couple of choice five-packs to have just the right number of sticks for travel. It will also be a good excuse for treating yourself to fine smokes like a five pack of Rocky Patel Olde World Reserve Toro Maduros.
Buy more five-packs and get a bigger discount: When you buy certain five packs from the Thompson online cigar store, you also save more. For example, if you buy 2 five packs, you can get 41% off, buy 3 and you might get a discount of 51%. However, when you buy 4, you can get up to 59% off!
Find the best selection of five packs for travel and cigar savings at Thompson Cigar today.
It's easy to think that good cigars are always going to cost a lot but in actuality, they really don't have to. Sure, it's going to be very difficult to find low prices on some legendary brands like Cohiba and Macanudo but when you shop at the right online cigar store, you can at least still find good prices on those and other high quality cigars. Then there are other cigars that are really good, satisfying smokes but just aren't as well known as some of the more popular brands. If you know how to keep your eye out for those choice sticks, you can find some very good deals on cigars.
Look in the right places and the aficionado eventually realizes that premium cigars don't have to cost an arm and a leg. Take Don Rafael Vintage Cigars as an example. These are quality, hand-made cigars created by the same expert cigar maker behind Victor Sinclair cigars. Aged Dominican tobaccos and choice wrappers are used to create these wonderful sticks but despite their top shelf nature, for a limited time, you can buy them for less than $30 a box. The quality long filler tobaccos used to make these smokes turn them into either very fine everyday cigars or premium smokes for a fantastic low price. Either way, they make for a very satisfying cigar experience.
Cigar experts need to stock their humidors now and then and are always watching for good deals on quality cigars. Although they may know how to recognize subtle differences in flavor and quality of the wrapper, they still need to buy cigars like the rest of us. So, that raises a very good question: "Where do cigar experts go when they want to buy cigars"? In a sense, the answer is intuitive because they are probably going to look for cigars in the same places as any aficionado of fine tobacco. Cigar experts always shop for smokes in places with:
Good prices: You wouldn't buy cigars at a store that only sells them for high prices and neither would any expert with common sense. For example, a place that sells single cigars of the winning, 96 rated, Flor de Antillas Sun Grown Toro for the excellent price of just $6.90 a stick is probably going to have a lot of cigar deals.
A wide selection of premium cigars: Cigar experts don't want to shop at a place that offers the same old selection of cigars. Since they want to try something new now and then, they look for cigars at a well stocked online cigar store.
Excellent, knowledgeable service: Although a true expert on cigars probably doesn't need much advice on smokes, they still like to hear suggestions from people who are passionate about cigars and know what they are talking about. This is yet one more reason why so many experts shop at the Thompson online cigar store.
Find excellent cigar deals on hundreds of brands at Thompson Cigar today.
If you are just getting started out with cigars, it can be tough to find the best place for buying your smokes. Although you might find a few choice sticks at a local cigar chop, you don't really know if the prices are good ones until you get the chance to compare them with smokes from other shops and online stores. Since it can be tough and time consuming to find several brick and mortar cigar shops, it's much easier to look for smokes online. At online cigar stores, you also have to look around and see which ones offer the best bargains on cigars the most often.
During that process, you also have to watch out for online stores that might not deliver the goods. Although that's not such a common occurrence, it has happened enough to warrant shopping for cigars from a company that has been around for nearly one hundred years. That company is Thompson Cigar and since we have been meeting the needs of aficionados since the early part of the 20th century, new cigar smokers should feel good about buying cigars from our online cigar store, especially when they see the multitude of cigar deals that we offer every day of the week. At our site, you can get free shipping on certain cigars, find plenty of premium cigars for low prices, and even participate in cigar auctions.
Whether just starting with cigars or having enjoyed them for 30 years, you will find the best deals on cigars at the Thompson online cigar store.
Finding gifts for people who are just starting out with cigars can be easy as long as you shop in the right place. The gift possibilities at most local brick and mortar shops are going to be limited at best and probably over-priced. Instead of looking for gifts at a local cigar shop (if you can find one), check out the Thompson Online Cigar Store for a wide array of gift items that range from singles of premium cigars to every type of cigar accessory. However, if you want to spend as little time as possible in picking out a gift for a new aficionado, buy the Black Leather 20 Count Humidor with Accessories. This makes for a fantastic gift for anyone just starting out with cigars because:
It includes a humidor: Every cigar smoker needs a humidor and the sooner that special person gets one the better. Cigars can't be safely stored without it! In addition to the 20 count humidor, this cigar deal also includes a small traveling humidor.
Double-bladed cigar cutter: Cigars need to be cut before smoking them and a cigar cutter is designed for the task. The new aficionado is going to need one and this double-bladed cutter works like a charm.
Cigar case: Cigars should never be carried in a pocket without some form of protection. The black leather two finger pocket cigar case is ideal for bringing a couple of smokes to the golf course, or to enjoy after a fine meal.
At home and in the office, we keep cigars safe and sound by storing them in well maintained humidors. While a humidor is the proper place for storing cigars, it's not meant to be lugged around the golf course or carried with us while traveling for business or otherwise. Fortunately, we can enjoy smokes whether walking the greens or taking a trip to the other side of the world because there are other means of keeping cigars safe and ready to enjoy during travel. Two of those ways are:
The Protek 15 Count Travel Case: This tough cigar case is the one to bring when you want to carry 10 or 15 sticks on a fishing trip, and while hunting, hiking, or other outdoor endeavors. It will also be handy during days of travel by train or backpacking through India. The Protek works in such rough conditions because it's waterproof, rustproof, dustproof, airtight, and more or less unbreakable.
The Thompson Black Telescoping Three Finger Cigar Case: While the Protek is ideal for long, rough trips, you won't need it for the golf course. Use a small, three-cigar case for a morning at the club, while taking a walk in the park, or when you want to bring a couple of choice sticks to an evening event.
When you enjoy as many cigars as we do, you always need to be keeping an eye out for cigar deals. Fortunately, if you check the Thompson online cigar store on a daily basis, you can't help but find savings on everything from premium cigars to cigar lighters and other accessories. If you check the sales page, you can also connect with many a fantastic deal by purchasing cigars bundles. In opting for bundles instead of boxes, you can end up saving hundreds of dollars on cigars and we aren't talking about poorly made, unsmokeable sticks either but quality, hand rolled smokes.
Just one fine example of a great cigar bundle deal is found with the Victor Sinclair 40 Churchill Sampler. While supplies last, this assortment of 40 quality, hand made cigars sells for just $49! The deal gets even better when you realize that each of those 40 sticks is a full-sized quality Churchill cigar. All of these mild to medium bodied smokes are also crafted with delicious Dominican tobaccos and include such brands as Flor de Dominguez, Cuban Delight, and Tesoro Cubanos. The quality and price of this sampler makes it a nice one to get when you could go for an everyday Churchill, for parties, or when the humidor could use a few extra Dominican smokes.
Find excellent deals on cigar bundles, boxes, and cigar accessories at Thompson Cigar today.
Torano cigars are premium, hand-rolled smokes that blend quality tobaccos from two of the finest cigar producing nations to make sticks that can only be described as being top shelf in nature. Choice cured tobaccos from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua are used as long fillers, and fine Esteli Nicaraguan leaf is used as the binder. The wrapper might be a select Ecuadorian Habano, choice broad leaf Connecticut, or other tobaccos selected for excellence and appearance. No matter which Torano series you buy, you know that it's going to be a premium smoke and when you purchase them at the Thompson online cigar store, get ready to enjoy some fantastic cigar deals.
For a limited time at Thompson Cigar, not only are most Torano Cigars on sale, but they also come with a couple of nice freebies. Buy a box of excellent Torano Casa Maduro Churchill Cigars for more than 50% off the regular price and you also get a free Torano tumbler and a Torano Robusto five pack sampler! Yes, that's five extra premium cigars for free and a sleek tumbler on top of an excellent price for top shelf cigars. A box of very fine Torano Reserva Selecta Robusto Habano cigars can be had for an even bigger discount along with the same free tumbler and 5 pack, and similar discounts are offered for other Torano series cigars.
Enjoy this and other excellent cigar deals from Thompson Cigar today.
Although many aficionados prefer the long-lasting, satisfying experience generated by a hand-rolled Robusto or Churchill, there are situations when you just don't have enough time for those full sized cigars. It might be a lunch break, a brief moment during a day of travel, or other situation that is much more suited to smaller sized cigars. Those mini cigars also work well for work in the outdoors or when going fishing. No matter how much you like the larger sticks, there is a need for cigarillos now and then so it's worth it to know about the best deals on those mini smokes.
That said, it might be hard to find a better deal on cigarillos than the 2-fer deal on Captain Jack cigars. These tipped cigarillos are made with quality tobacco blends that can be infused with such delicious flavors as black cherry, vanilla, and grape and make for a great little cigar to enjoy when you have very little time to smoke anything. It's even harder to pass up Captain Jacks when you consider that you can get 50 of these small flavored cigars for less than $14, and 90 of them for less than $30! Yes, this just might be the best deal on flavored smokes that has ever been offered at the Thompson online cigar store. The deal only lasts as long as the supplies, though, so order your Captain Jacks today!
Find the best deals on quality cigars at Thompson Cigar today.