It’s secret Santa time and you’ve been stuck with the office’s cigar aficionado. Unfortunately, you don’t know sh*t about cigars. To you, cigars may be disgusting and you don’t want to spend hours researching what’s a good buy. But you also can’t drop the ball, here. So, to avoid getting something that tastes like a dead porpoise or a useless cigar accessory, you’ve come to Richard Magazine for some advice. Bravo to you! Now here’s what you need to know.
FANTASTIC CIGAR BUYS:
If you don’t know the brand or size cigar your aficionado likes, then I recommend buying a cigar sample package. You’ll probably stumble across the ‘right’ cigar and maybe even introduce your recipient to a new favorite style. As with any item, you have to be cautious if you want affordable quality. Here are two options you can be proud to give away.
It isn’t often you find 10 quality cigars for under $50. This sampler offers the cream of the crop from Cuba to England. There’s no better way to win a cigarnivore’s heart. Each has a 92+ rating and is a sure winner in my book.
If you are looking to buy for a fraternity of cigar lovers, this is the perfect gift: 40 ridiculously delicious dark cigars. Make sure your aficionado has room in their humidor before you purchase this. It’s too many great-tasting cigars to try in one sitting, even for a crowded room. The best thing about this sampler is that you get five of each brand so you can share the wealth!
If your aficionado is so picky you don’t want to risk missing their favorite brand, or if you bought them a sampler last year, don’t lose hope. Use your head and by something to store next year’s sampler in. Humidors are more glamorous than they sound. Trust me.
Yes! It’s a cigar case and a flask and it’s fantastic! For you smoking ignorant, one of the primary challenges of transporting cigars is not crushing them. This gem will solve that problem and hold your alcohol at the same time. Does it get any better than that? Believe it or not, this cigar case and flask will also fit in your pocket.
Every cigar lover should have a humidor at home, but they may not have one to travel with. Whether it’s a tailgate party, tropical vacation, or business trip, cigars are a nice way to bond with friends. For those times when more than two or three cigars are needed, a travel humidor is a must. This caddy is my choice. It holds about 40 cigars (depending on their size) in a durable, watertight box. This thing will even float, making it a a great option for an avid fisher.
This is a ridiculously amazing humidor worth bragging about. All cigar lovers need at least one humidor to keep their smokeables from drying out. This one holds dozens and boasts a stainless steel frame, along with a digital gauge. Humidors can range anywhere from $30 to $3,000, but this one is a great buy in terms of value for your buck. Trust me and you’ll dominant this year’s secret Santa.
— Timothy Vest