Choosing the Right Cigar as a Gift
Written by Kevin Godbee

Monday, 30 March 2009

User Rating: / 2

special eventstobacco gift ideas



You should check for lumps too. The surface of a good cigar should be smooth and even and the curves should be gentle. If it’s got rises and hollows in it then again, move on to another selection. You should also check for any uneven colors along the surface of the cigar. If it looks stained or blotchy then it may not be the gift that you want to give.

A good cigar store clerk will want to know what sort of cigar the person you’re giving it to likes to smoke. Now that’s likely to really confuse you because you may not know what your favorite cigar smoker likes to smoke and the technical terms to describe them may be totally beyond you, but don’t let that stop you for one single second.

Look for cigars of a similar shape to what the person you’re going to give it to smokes and if you can’t see anything quite like the shape you think he or she smokes ... or you’ve never actually seen them smoke a cigar before … then perhaps opt for a cigar that’s longer. Choosing a longer cigar isn’t about impressing the person you’re giving the cigar too, longer cigars tend to be not so hot a smoke.

On the other hand, if you’re favorite cigar smoker has been smoking cigars for a while then shorter, thicker cigars are perhaps what you should be looking at. You can also ask for a medium-bodied cigar as far as strength and flavor. That way, if they smoke mild cigars or heavy cigars, this will be in the middle and probably still work well for them.


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.

Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
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.

Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
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.

Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
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.

Reply | Reply with quote | Quote

Add comment

Security code


Sign Up to our


Member Cigar Reviews | Staff Cigar Reviews | Cigar Videos | One on One Interviews | Cigar News | Puffcast | Cigar Forums | Lifestyle | Partners | Contact
© 2015 by Caputo Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Ad Blockers Suck! Why? Daily Digest

Thank you for your interest in the Daily Digest. Get notified of all new content on in our free Daily Digest. To subscribe, enter your email address below and click the subscribe button.

Email Address:

Email will come from "". Please whitelist this email address.

Cancel and Return to page