You don’t want to encourage smoking, but you want to find the right gifts for pipe and cigar smokers. These gift ideas honor your smoker’s hobby without actually encouraging the act of pipe and cigar smoking.
Take a humidor, for example. The The Ochenta 80 Cigar Latin-American Humidors in Matte Mahogany was made in a country that embraces cigar culture, by cigar aficionados for cigar aficionados. This is a beautiful gift for a cigar smoker because it has gorgeous finishes, Spanish cedar internals and handcrafted attention to detail. It’s impossible to slam the lid of this humidor, due to the air pressure and an amazing seal. This gift humidor for cigar smokers includes a cigar cutter, humidification liquid, and a BCIC brochure.
If you’ve decided to give pipes or cigars to the smoker in your life, read How to Wrap Awkward Gifts. A long pipe or Cuban cigar may not come in a box, which will make it difficult to wrap it.
These gifts for pipe and cigar smokers were gathered by Heather Welsh. “My Grandpa smoked a pipe and he was the most calm, interesting and wise man,” she says. “Pipe tobacco, unlike the horrible smell produced by cigarettes, creates a much nicer, musky aroma. The smell will forever remind me of him.”
That’s why Heather wanted to find gift ideas for pipe and cigar smokers and write this article – because pipes remind her of her grandfather. She says one of the best gifts for pipe smokers or tobacco hobbyists is a humidor or a “tobacco jar.” Tobacco jars usually have an inbuilt humidifiers to keep the tobacco dry. The best thing about tobacco jars or humidors as gifts for pipe smokers is you can choose a jar to reflect his taste. Humidors can be simple or intricate gifts for pipe and cigar smokers.
Gifts for Pipe and Cigar Smokers
Are you uncertain if you should give a smoker gifts that involve pipes and cigar smoking? It may be an moral dilemma, because smoking isn’t the healthiest habit on the planet! But, some people are difficult to buy for. And, you want to give gifts that make your recipient happy.
Think about buying pipe and cigar gifts for someone who:
- Is fascinated with pipes, cigars, and tobacco
- Talks about pipes and cigars at every given chance
- Reads books about pipes and cigars
- Has asked for gifts for pipe and cigar smokers
And, remember that smoking pipes and cigars makes some people very happy. “Great cigars and pipes help us ruminate, decompress, gather our thoughts and emotions revitalize ourselves, and savor our time,” says Jorge Armenteros.
A handbook for tobacconists
The The Tobacconist Handbook: The Essential Guide to Cigars & Pipes by Jorge L. Armenteros is one of those gifts for pipe smokers, cigar smokers, and tobacconists that doesn’t actively encourage smoking. But, it allows you to celebrate your smoker’s hobby.
You might also give your smoker a gift subscription to his favorite pipe magazine, such as Pipes and Tobaccos.
Or give him Confessions of a Pipeman … An Irreverent Guide for Today’s Pipe-Smoking Man – it’s all about who pipe smokers are, and who they should be.
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A list of gifts for pipe and cigar smokers wouldn’t be complete without a tobacco sampler. PipesAndCigars.com has a wide variety of different types of pipes, cigars, and tobacco. Tobacco samplers are a great way for smokers to test out which ones they like the taste and smell of, and which they don’t.
If your pipe smoker is a woman, read 20 Birthday Gifts for Women Turning 40 – Plus Retro Gift Ideas. I didn’t include any tobacco, pipe or cigar gifts in that article. Maybe by now you changed your mind about giving smoking-related gifts to your smoker.
Give your smoker a way to keep his most prized pipes on display — a Handmade Wooden Pipe Holder for Seven Tobacco Smoking Pipes is a beautiful gift for people who smoke pipes.
Some pipe racks hold up to 12 pipes, which is a great gift for a pipe smoker. Some pipe stands include ashtrays, for pipe smokers who likes to multi-task. A pipe stand is a gift that doesn’t necessarily encourage people to smoke, but honors their love for pipes.
Pipe Tool Kit
A serious pipe smoker needs “tools of the trade” to keep his pipe clean and in good condition. This makes smoking tobacco much more enjoyable. The Vauen Briar Pipe Starter Kit includes Dr. Perl Filters, pipe cleaners, a tamper, and a leather case for storing it all.
You could always put together a collection of tools in your own box. You’d need a pipe tamper – and you could get specially designed pewter tampers with the top molded into objects such as Sherlock Holmes or Scottish Terrier. In your pipe took kit, you may also include a pipe reamer, pipe filters, and a pipe wind cap.
What list of gifts for pipe and cigar smokers would be complete without an actual pipe?
The Peterson Standard Smooth 307 Tobacco Pipe is made of briar wood in Ireland. It comes with a protective pipe sock, and is a thoughtful gift for pipe smokers who have connections withe the Irish.
There’s a reverence that many smokers have about pipes and cigars. “Great cigars and pipe tobaccos take years to grow, nurture, age, blend, and construct, yet their destiny is to return to dust; it is an extraordinary transformational and artistic journey that yields priceless moments and memories for the aficionado.” ~ from The Tobacconist Handbook by Jorge Armenteros.
If your smoker wants to cut down on the cigar and pipe smoking, an unusual gift is the Cowboy Coffee Non Tobacco Chew.
Chew is a nicotine free, smokeless alternative to smoking cigars and pipes. Chew comes in a variety of flavors, such as Cinnamon, Wintergreen, Spearmint, Original and many others.
“I believe pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” ~ Albert Einstein.
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Written by Heather Welsh, an English writer and blogger currently based in Vancouver. Visit her blog at Central Reservation.