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 Christmas 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!
Instead, treat them to a single cigar or two from a top brand, allowing them to get a taste for high-quality smokes. You can take a look at our top ten cigars for new cigar smokers for inspiration.
Alternatively, a gift set that includes a cigar can be a wonderful choice, such as our Ultimate Whisky Gift Set. This set contains two bottles of whisky, glass tumblers, two Montecristo No. 4 cigars, a cigar cutter and matches.
The Whisky Gift Set is ideal for those who haven’t smoked cigars before, as they can still enjoy the wonderful Mackmyra whisky 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.
Treat them to some of the best cigars in the world with our Top 4 Cigar Selection, which features some of the most popular cigars we sell here at Havana House!
The set includes three Cuban and one Dominican cigar; Cohiba Siglo II, Montecristo No. 4, Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No. 2 and Camacho Connecticut Robusto Tubos.
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 Scotch Whisky and Cigar Gift Box is an ideal choice, as it contains four different cigars to try, as well as the opportunity to experiment with pairing cigars alongside the excellent Glendronach 12 Year Old Scotch!
The gift box contains La Flor de Cano Petit Coronas, Montecristo No. 4, Rocky Patel Cigar Smoking World Championship Mareva and RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII Virtue.
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.
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.
If cigar smoking is something they are very passionate about, then they may enjoy reading Around the World in 80 Cigars, an inspirational and extraordinary series of tales from writer Nick Hammond, that are all linked to his love of cigars.
Accompanying this signed edition of the book are five incredible cigars that every cigar aficionado will enjoy!
The gift contains E.P Carrillo New Wave Reserva Robusto, Camacho American Barrel Aged Robusto, Ashton Magnum, Montecristo No. 5 and Cuaba Divinos. Each offers diversity in flavour, strength and size, meaning there’s something for all cigar lovers to enjoy!
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 £500. 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!