Tips for Gifting Cigars

Cigars are one of the best gifts to give. They’re fantastic for celebrations, birthdays, holidays, and for any individual that simply loves cigars. Now that you’ve found this one-of-a-kind gift to give, it’s important that you present it in the absolute perfect way. Oliva cigars are premium cigars that we also strive to present proudly, so we’ve learned a thing or two about how to ensure that these gifts come across beautifully. Keep reading today’s blog post for a few of the things that you can do to ensure that your cigars are gifted perfectly.

Too Many Cigars is a Thing

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as too many cigars. While cigars do make incredible gifts, it’s important to understand when you’re gifting too many cigars. If you’re not a cigar smoker yourself, then purchasing large quantities of cigars that you don’t know much about could leave the recipient of these cigars with more cigars than they know what to do with, and maybe don’t even enjoy! That being said, if you know what type of cigar this individual likes to smoke, then by all means, the bigger the box, the better! They’re not going to be mad if they have plenty of the cigars that they love.

In the case that you’re not sure about what cigars they enjoy, it’s always better to purchase a sampler kit or a gift set of cigars. That way you’re still gifting high-quality cigars that they’re sure to love and enjoy, but it’s not going to be an unbearable amount. You can find variations that include different brands, different types of cigars, and the like. All so that you can provide the recipient with cigars that they’ll enjoy.

Have an Idea of What to Look For

There are so many different types of cigars that it can be very overwhelming to pick the ones that you want to give as a gift. If you go shopping for cigars, it’s important to know what to look for. There a few different things that we suggest taking into consideration, and we’ll touch briefly on each one below.


The outside of a cigar is just as important as the inside of the cigar. Moreover, it’s a great representation of what the inside of the cigar is like. Make sure that the wrapper of the cigars that you’re considering are aesthetically appealing and free of cracks. If you note a crack in the wrapper, the chances of the cigar being spoiled are very likely.

The Color of the Cigar

One of the many ways that cigars are distinguishable from others is by their colors. The range of colors goes from light to dark, and everything in between. The most common colors that you’ll see will be red, brown, yellow, black and green.

These colors are a great way to separate the strength of the cigar, but they are also a way to distinguish quality. If you know which color you’re looking for, check the exterior so that you know that the cigar is in excellent condition. Again, check for cracks and spots to ensure it’s a cigar worth giving before you decide to purchase it.


Like many fine items, you can note the quality of a cigar by its smell. If you’re out shopping for cigars, it’s always fun to get your hands on some cigars and try to smell them. It’s a big part of the experience that people get to enjoy when they smoke a cigar. In fact, taking a big whiff of the cigar is a part of the ritual that happens before the cigar is ever lit.

If you want to go all out with this gift, start by stopping in somewhere and asking if you can smell some of their cigars. Whether it’s a scent you like, or it’s something you think they would enjoy or is recommended, it makes it so much more personal to give someone a cigar you’ve picked out yourself.

Feel the Cigar

The last point that you should check for is the feel of the cigar. As silly as it may sound, the construct of a cigar is pretty impressive, and it is noted when you get the chance to smoke one. When you get the chance to feel a cigar, you should feel that there’s a little bit of give when you squeeze it between your fingers, but it should bounce back. If the cigar is too soft, it’s overly moist, and you shouldn’t leave with it.

Store Them Properly

In order for cigars to remain in prime condition, they need to be stored properly. This needs to be considered both during the giving process and in the time between you purchasing the cigars and the time that you give them. One of the best ways to ensure cigars are kept in the prime humidity and temperature levels is by storing them in a humidor.

If you don’t have a humidor, buying one to store the cigars might be exactly what you need. The good news about buying a humidor is that they last for years and they make for an additional gift that you can give. You don’t have to worry about spending too much, even a travel humidor would make for a great addition and will ensure that the cigars are well kept until they’re gifted.

Make it a Set

We’ve just touched on one of the items that you can add to your gift to improve it as a whole, but it’s far from being the only addition that you can make. There are dozens of accessories that go well with cigars and enjoying cigars, and if you want to add a little something for the recipient, adding one of them is a fantastic option.

One of the ideas that we’re big fans of is a set with a theme. We’ve seen sets that were based on the area that the cigar is from and sets that are based around the experience that the smoker has, and everything in between. A starter cigar kit, for example, is a great way to provide a new cigar smoker with all of the items that they need to enjoy cigars moving forward. It’s something that they’ll appreciate and will continue to use moving forward. Gift sets that focus on a specific area could include food items and wines that pair well with the cigars. Whatever you choose, these sets are a great gift!

Add a Luxury Cigar

Whether you’re only gifting one cigar, you’re gifting a sampler, or you’re looking to add a special touch, luxury cigars are always a great touch. Oliva cigars are hand-rolled, premium cigars that make for a great gift. All of our tobacco plants are from Cuban seeds and grown in Nicaragua. Aged to perfection, we ensure that each cigar is exactly what you need to make the most of any and all celebrations and moments. Browse the list of distributors that have Oliva cigars available for you to purchase. We’ll help you find the cigar that’s going to best match your preferences and style so that your cigar suits you perfectly.


We hope to be a part of your next big celebration. Shop Oliva cigars today!