Gift shopping is rarely a simple task, but there are certainly ways to make the experience easier. Follow our guide to finding the right cigar gifts for your loved ones, based on the type of cigar smoker they are.
The Non-Cigar Smoker
If you’d like to offer the gift of a delicious smoke to a friend who hasn’t enjoyed the delights of a cigar before, there are plenty of gift options for the cigar novice.
It’s probably best not to launch them straight into the world with a big box of Cubans; they likely won’t know what they like yet, or if it’s a habit they want to maintain!
Alternatively, a gift set that includes a cigar can be a wonderful choice, such as our Trinidad Vigia & Hine Cigar Reserve XO Cognac Gift Box. This set contains Hine Cigar Reserve XO Cognac and a Trinidad Vigia cigar for a perfect pairing experience, as well as a tasting glass, cigar cutter and matches.
This gift set is ideal for those who haven’t smoked cigars before, as they can still enjoy the wonderful Hine Cognac if they don’t find they enjoy cigar smoking! Plus, with a cigar cutter and matches included, the new recruit to cigar smoking will have all the kit they need to get started!
The Cigar Beginner
If you’re buying a gift for someone who has recently taken up cigar smoking, then you’ll have many options when it comes to picking a present.
Newbies to the world of cigars will have a lot of taste testing ahead of them to find out what kind of cigars they like best and are willing to invest more money into.
What better place to start than with some of the best cigars in the world?! Our Cigar Journal Top 25 Selection features some of the highest rated cigars, having all featured in Cigar Journal’s annual top 25 awards.
The set includes the Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Mareva Cigar, Gurkha Treinta Robusto Cigar, Oliva Serie V Melanio Edicion Limitada 2020 Toro Grande Cigar, Zino Nicaraguan Robusto Cigar, and Plasencia Alma Fuerte Robustus I Cigar.
The Cigar Enthusiast
A cigar enthusiast is someone who has been smoking cigars for some time – although they may not have decided on a favourite cigar yet.
Not one to settle for a mediocre smoke, a cigar enthusiast can be somewhat tricky to buy for, as they’re always looking for the next best smoke. As someone who likes to sample a wide range of different smokes in search of ‘the one’, a selection pack of cigars is an ideal gift for a cigar enthusiast.
Our Shop Favourites Cigar Selection is an ideal choice, as it contains five of our most requested cigars to try!
The selection contains Plasencia Cosecha 149 La Vega Robusto Cigar, Casdagli Grand Mareva Gold Petit Corona Cigar, ADVentura The Royal Return Kings Gold Robusto Cigar, La Galera Chaveta Robusto Cigar and Por Larranaga Picadores Cigar. The set also comes with a cigar cutter and matches.
These are all beloved, flavourful cigars that are known for their quality, so your cigar enthusiast is bound to love them!
The Cigar Collector
While you may think that finding a cigar-related present for a collector is a particularly difficult task, it doesn’t actually need to be that hard!
Look for specially launched cigars, such as Limited Edition, Edicion Regional and Anniversary smokes. Here at Havana House, we have a wide selection of rare, aged and vintage cigars that you can choose from, including the Cohiba Majestuosos 1966 Humidor pictured!
If you’d rather steer away from buying cigars, then why not opt for a humidor? All cigar collectors need great humidors to keep their collection safe at the precise conditions required to ensure cigars taste their best. It will certainly go to good use, allowing your loved one to expand or organise their collection further.
The Cigar Aficionado
Buying a gift for someone who knows everything there is to know about cigars can seem like an impossible task.
But we think it’s hard to go wrong with a Robusto, which is why we suggest the English Market Seleccion Robusto Cuban Cigar Gift Box for the aficionados in your life.
Containing some of the best Robusto cigars from beloved Cuban brands like Cohiba, Montecristo, and Hoyo de Monterrey, this gift box is sure to go down a treat!
The set includes The Montecristo Open Master, Partagas Serie D No.4, Cohiba Robusto, Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill and Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 and H. Upmann Robusto Cigar.
Still Unsure? Buy a Gift Card!
If you’re still stumped as to what to buy your cigar-loving friend, or you would rather they could choose their own cigar to smoke, then why not present them with a gift card?!
Here at Havana House, we offer an online gift voucher. You can choose the amount you want on the voucher, between £10 and £100. The voucher is digital, so can be printed out and given to your friend in a card, or emailed over if you are unable to visit them.
Check out the rest of our gift guide section for more present ideas for your cigar-loving loved one!