Written by Kevin Godbee

Monday, 30 March 2009

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Ok so if you’re a cigar smoker then you’re already going to know just about all there is to know about choosing a good cigar as a gift. But if your partner, wife, lover - or even mistress - isn’t a cigar smoker and they want to buy one as a gift for you then this is the web page you need to leave open for them to see.

On the other hand you might be just testing the cigar smoking waters and you’re not sure how to buy the right cigar for your own smoking pleasure. If that’s the case then you should find these tips helpful too.

If you are buying a cigar as a gift - and you’re not a cigar smoker yourself - then let me tell you that you shouldn’t be shy about going into a cigar store. Some years ago cigar smoking was still the realm of the rich and famous but those days have long gone and cigar store owners and clerks are quite accustomed to dealing with people just like you and me.

They understand that some of the people who come into their stores may have never smoked a cigar before and are going to need some guidance on what to buy as a gift so don’t be afraid to ask for help. It’s in their interests to give you all the help they can because if they do their job right then they’re going to have another satisfied customer and satisfied customers are repeat customers, and that’s good for business

Now you will note that I suggested that you go into a cigar store to buy that special cigar and I did that on purpose. Sure you can buy cigars just about anywhere cigarettes are sold these days, and even in a few places where cigarettes aren’t sold - but that’s not where you want to go if you’re looking for something special.

Those outlets that retail at the lower end of the market aren’t going to stock the quality that you’re looking for and even though the price might be attractive to you the quality of the gift you’re going to give will be inferior. So stay away from those stores and concentrate on the specialty stores where you know you’re going to find quality.

When you’re in the store and talking to the owner or the clerk don’t be afraid to ask to be allowed to touch and smell the cigar. Squeeze the cigar gently and you will be able to tell whether it really is a good one or not. A good cigar should only give just a little when you squeeze it and if it feels too soft move on to another cigar.


0 # Bad Ideastandblov 2009-03-30 10:54
Please do NOT encourage people to go into cigar shops, start squeezing cigars, and sticking them under their noses. These are EXTREMELY poor ideas and reflect some of the worst pet peeves of shop owners. You may want to rethink the basic premise and suggestions of this article.

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0 # Tim 2009-03-31 04:27
Not only is the manhandling advice poor and really doesn't tell you anything about the cigar... I mean who can smell a good cigar???? But the fact you have a picture of a FAKE box of Cohibas with the "Glass Top" doesn't reflect well on the article.

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0 # Editor 2009-03-31 12:15
*Editor's Note: Hey Guys, the "Glass Top" Cohibas image was a glitch in our CMS; the picture that was supposed to appear got replaced with the "Glass Top" that is for another article.

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0 # ?pipesandgop 2009-04-05 09:05
Great, now every time I go to the shop I have to worry about how many times someone who read this article decided to give a cigar I'm looking at a good squeeze to see if it's good or not... wow. Also, and I've noticed this many times before, it's fairly apparent that these articles don't go with the sentiment of the forums at all and it's almost like those writing the articles have never frequented the forums, nor does the writer expect the reader to ever read the forums... remember the boards that made this site? The sentiment among many who have been smoking cigars for a long time, at least what has shown up on the forums when the question has been asked countless times in regards to whether a long, slim smoke is preferred or a big fat 54+ RG cigar, the winner is usually those on the thinner side. Just something I've noticed and of course contrary to the authors of these articles, I'll leave my comments to not be the rule necessarily, but just a general sort of thing.

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