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.
'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.
Thank you! Because of your efforts, Thompson Cigar was able to generate an additional 4,780 emails to Congress in support of H.R. 792 and S. 772! Haven't heard of these bills? If you think you have the right to enjoy premium cigars, then you and every other aficionado needs to be very aware of this legislation and its importance. During the time period of April 26, 2010 to December 21, 2012, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration had indicated that they planned on regulating cigars. While the FDA hasn't said how they plan on regulating cigars and cigar tobacco, there's a wide range of unpleasant possibilities.
For example, they may place a ban on certain walk in humidors, limit advertising and promotions (which would certainly impact many of the cigar deals we aficionados enjoy), actually prohibit the use of words like "cigar" and "tobacco", and cigar makers may even have to submit their secret tobacco blends to the FDA for "testing". Prices will go up, there will be fewer cigars available, and it will be more difficult to enjoy quality cigars as you please. Oh, and that's just a short list so please support and encourage other aficionados to support the H.R. 792 and S. 772 bills; the two most important legislation pieces aimed at curtailing the regulation of the cigar industry by the FDA.
To learn more about these bills, see this action alert on the Cigar Rights of America site.
Find great deals on cigars, cigar samplers, and more for the aficionado at Thompson Cigar today.
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.
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.
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.
Of all of the eras in human history, the Medieval years may have been celebrated in words and on the silver screen more often than any other. We are all familiar with the castles, jousting knights, and fairy tales from this era but it was far from an easy time to live. Most people worked very hard just to survive, there weren't any modern medicines, and the threats of war and starvation often went hand in hand. However, those tough times also bred tough people and they showed it by participating in physically challenging games and living life to the fullest. As aficionados, whether we realize it or not, many of us continue that tradition by pushing ourselves to succeed in outdoor activities, business, and otherwise. We also celebrate whenever we can with fine cigars, quality spirits, and great food.
It should come as no surprise then that one of the top makers of premium cigars is offering a fine stick known as the Gurka Medieval Robusto. This limited edition stick makes use of a wonderful blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos that have been aged for a full seven years. Those select tobaccos are then expertly rolled in a delicious Habano wrapper to impart them with even more flavor. Not to mention, while supplies last, a box of these fine cigars also comes with a free Gurkha humidor.
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.
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.
You got the wedding invitation in the mail but the humidor is kind of low on cigars. Although the bride has way more to worry about, now you are posed with your own dilemma. It's a wedding and you need to bring cigars to the event but which ones do you buy? Are they are also going to work for other events? In general, the same cigars you buy for a wedding are also going to taste just fine at any other special event but keep in mind that there are two main types of cigars for a wedding. These are:
Cigars for yourself and the wedding party: These are going to be special premium cigars that you save for the most special of occasions. While you could share them with other guests, the truth of the matter is that the fine flavors of these choice sticks are best reserved for the wedding party and yourself. You have saved them for just such an occasion and this is when you should enjoy super premium cigars like a Padron 1964 Aniversario Exclusivo or a fine Cohiba Cameroon Lonsdale.
Cigars for other guests: Although you might save the premium sticks for yourself and the wedding party, that doesn't mean that other guests should be bereft of good cigars. A couple bundles of Don Oswaldo Sumatra Churchills are a good bet because these are good mild cigars for a great low price.
Find great cigar deals for weddings and all of your cigar needs at Thompson Cigar today.
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.
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.
Cigars can be mild, they can pack a delicious punch, or fall somewhere in between. As all experienced aficionados know, we wouldn't want to light up a robust, strong-bodied smoke in the morning because the palette isn't quite ready for that big array of flavors. Instead, we start the day out with mild and smooth cigars before moving on to a medium-bodied smoke in the afternoon, and going for a big and bold cigar to finish off a fine, evening meal. The following are three premium cigars that make a nice end to dinner any day of the week:
Padron Aniversario 1964 Exclusivo Maduro Robusto: This 94 rated masterpiece made it into the top 25 cigars of 2011. This is a fine, medium to full bodied Maduro indeed and a fantastic end to the best of evening meals. Save it for a special dinner or live the good life and enjoy one of these fantastic Maduros every night of the week.
The Davidoff Nicaragua Toro Habano: Davidoff cigars are known for being top-shelf premium sticks and this Nicaraguan puro is no exception. In addition to using select long filler tobaccos, it boasts a 10 year aged Habano wrapper to bring spicy flavors to the palette.
Find these and other premium cigars for great prices at Thompson Cigar today.
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.
It's that time of the year again and for those of us who love Monday Night Football, it's the best time of the year! Whether your team plays or not, every game is an event unto itself and should therefore be enjoyed in style. That means watching games live at a stadium, taking in the plays on big screen high definition televisions at a sports bar or the club, and enjoying the game in the comfort of the den. Since football games are special events that we look forward to, they should always be accompanied by cigars. To make the most of football night, don't light up an average everyday cigar either. Put quality cigars into play that use bold flavors and choice tobaccos to add to the excitement.
One of the easiest ways of getting your cigars ready for football is by purchasing several cigar samplers. They give you a nice assorted bunch of cigars to fit every occasion, will keep the humidor stocked for football and other events, and also come in handy for sharing with friends. The All Star VI Sampler includes 20 of our top selling smokes and is thus an excellent choice for handing out to friends. In fact, this is such a good cigar deal, you might want to get two or three of them for use as everyday cigars. For important games and wins, it's also a good idea to make sure you have quality cigars on hand like the premium sticks in the 90 Rated 9 Sampler III.
Cigars vary a great deal in terms of quality. While some of those differences reflect the personal tastes and preferences of the aficionado and are thus subjective in nature, most cigars can be categorized and rated by the overall experience generated from smoking them. For example, we all know that a cheaper, unfamiliar brand that uses blends of short filler tobacco isn't going to come close to providing the type of experience that comes from smoking one of the masterpieces crafted by Arturo Fuente, Cohiba, or Rocky Patel. That isn't to say that the unfamiliar brand might be bad, just that it doesn't measure up to the quality of well known, highly rated premium cigars.
Those top shelf smokes are among the best of the best in cigars and although we would love to enjoy a couple of those fine smokes a day, we usually have to reserve them for special occasions due to budget limitations. Of course you have to decide which occasions are special enough to merit the lighting of premium cigars. Weddings are always a good excuse to smoke a fine cigar but you might not want to enjoy one of your treasured best of the best for any wedding other than that of a son or daughter. It's also tempting to smoke a fine cigar while watching Monday Night Football but you might want to save that premium stick to mark a championship win. Of course you can also enjoy those choice cigars whenever you feel like treating yourself to a tobacco treasure but it's going to taste better and be that much more memorable when smoked to mark a very special 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.