The Best Christmas Cigar Gifts for 2021:
Hearing Mariah Carey (ugh) and seeing decorations starting to pop up everywhere are the first signs that the holiday season is here. There are a lot of things to look forward to—Christmas cookies, celebrating with family and friends, and watching classic, traditional Christmas movies like Die Hard. You see, there are two types of people: those that know Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and those that are wrong. And if you’re on the fence, remember, the movie takes place on Christmas Eve, the soundtrack features Christmas music, and the backdrop is an office Christmas party at Nakatomi Plaza.
For some, shopping for gifts can be even more anxiety inducing than holiday office parties. And shopping for a cigar lover can be tricky. To an enthusiast, the gift of cigars (or cigar accessories) isn’t a run of the mill present. It’s the gift of an experience, of a span of time spent in relaxation or perhaps in conversation. It’s a gift of enjoyment—and one that shows you care and understand.
Each year the Cigar Advisor Editors compile an annual list to help find the perfect gifts for cigar lovers—and usually the list is pretty exhaustive. But this year, problems in the global supply chain are threatening to throw a monkey wrench into even the best laid plans—and we don’t want you to be caught empty handed. We’ve curated a streamlined list of 20 top-shelf cigars and accessories for the enthusiasts on your list—and best of all, these premium picks are in stock and ready to ship.
We’re making your cigar shopping easy by splitting our Guide into two categories: Cigar Gift Sets & Samplers, and Accessories. We’ve given a variety of options—ranging from the everyday to the sublime—and tried to keep our choices as budget-friendly as we could.
There are plenty more great gift ideas beyond the 20 we’ve listed below – see them all now at Famous Smoke Shop!
Acid Kuba Kuba 10 ct Sampler Box w/ Ashtray
The result of years of research and experimentation, Acid Kuba Kuba cigars led the way in the infused revolution. The best-selling Kuba Kuba blend is a no-brainer for finnicky Acid fans and an all-time favorite because of its unique, mellow, flavorful, creamy, and herbal flavor profile. Add in this sweet Drew Estate Acid Ashtray, and this gift set is a sure bet pick for Acid cigar fans or even enthusiasts looking for something different.
Made by the fabled hands of the Arturo Fuente family, Ashton Virgin Sun Grown boast some of the most sought-after Dominican and Ecuadorian tobaccos for a richer, fuller flavor that experienced smokers (including us!) love. This sampler lets you enjoy five of VSG’s most popular sizes and comes in a handsome presentation box that’s made to be wrapped.
When it comes to brands that are synonymous with imported premium cigars, Arturo Fuente stands head and shoulders above the fray. Just about no one can touch them in experience, quality, and the promise of perfectly balanced flavor in every draw. Here you have 12 of Fuente’s six bestselling blends including the sumptuous Hemingway Signature—that’s a Fuente for every day of Christmas. You just can’t miss with this gift set.
Best of H. Upmann Sampler
The H. Upmann name may be a little unfamiliar to younger adult cigar smokers, but when a brand has been around since 1844, it’s no slouch. This 12-cigar sampler, starring three cigars each from four of their most celebrated blends, will give cigar smokers of every generation a rewarding example of why H. Upmann ranks among the elite of the world’s finest Cuban heritage cigars; not to mention, an extraordinary gateway to H. Upmann’s many other fine blends.
Colibri Cigar V Cutter – Black & Red
Once they discover the V cut, many cigar smokers won’t cut their cigars any other way. If you’re already a convert, you know! This Colibri V cigar cutter is ergonomically contoured to fit securely in the hand, has a wicked-sharp blade, and cuts deeper than other V cutters. It even cuts cigars up to 60 ring. If you’re gonna “do the V,” do it to a T. Includes gift box and a two-year warranty.
Davidoff Fresh Pack Sampler
Packaged to stay fresh until Christmas and beyond. This 12-cigar sampler features the best-selling and accessible Griffin’s and Baccarat cigars. Loved for their smooth and creamy flavor profile, these cigars offer a luxury smoking experience any enthusiast will enjoy. Pick up the Davidoff Fresh Pack Sampler to spoil the cigar enthusiast in your life.
E.P. Carrillo Trilogy Sampler Box
2020’s Cigar of the Year has been on backorder just about all of 2021…unless, of course, you know where to look! The E.P. Carrillo Trilogy sampler comes in a gorgeous presentation box of three cigars:
Pledge Prequel – #1 Cigar of 2020
Encore Majestic – #1 Cigar of 2018
La Historia E-III – #2 Cigar of 2014
It’s a collection of their finest work, all masterpieces of flavor in their own right – but the sampler’s affordable price has impressed us most. Comes in a gorgeous presentation box and is small enough to fit in a stocking for a very happy Christmas morning!
Espinosa Limited Exclusivo Sampler Box
Get your cigar collection into “the zone” with this outstanding lineup from La Zona factory founder, Erik Espinosa. Presented in pairs, the 10 limited edition cigars in this set not only embody some of Erik’s best work, they’re found only at Famous Smoke Shop. From the ultra-smooth and mellow Crema to the intense, full-bodied 601 selections there’s something for cigar smokers at every experience level. As so-called, “exclusive” cigars go, they don’t come much better than this.
Famous Branded Vertigo Blade Cigar Torch Lighter
Rep your favorite cigar shop with the Famous Vertigo Blade lighter. Lightweight and sleek, this single flame torch lighter is perfect for an enthusiast to take on the go. Featuring a piezo electronic ignition system and a windproof torch, the affordably priced Famous Vertigo Blade torch lighter lights reliably inside or outdoors.
Kristoff Robusto 8-Cigar Assortment Box
Kristoff Cigars founder, Glen Case was really on to something when he debuted his “boutique” style cigars in 2004. He’s a perfectionist with a phenomenal palate, which is why these cigars have amassed an almost cultish following. Only the highest quality double and triple-fermented tobaccos are used, earning Kristoff a number of the industry’s highest rating scores. This eight-cigar collection includes the best of the best, making it a must for lovers of complex, full-flavored blends.
Lotus Meteor Cigar Cutter – Woodgrain
Like the dashboard of Rolls Royce, the Lotus Meteor’s wood and gold finish screams of style, but it doesn’t just have looks. These double guillotine cigar cutters are sharp enough to perform surgery, are built to last, and come with a lifetime warranty. They’re easy to use, and reasonably priced to boot. Great as a stocking stuffer for your favorite premium smoker. Cuts up to 64 ring cigars.
Oliva Advent Cigar Calendar Sampler Box
The ultimate Christmas cigar gift sampler for Oliva fans is here. Remember those advent calendars your parents got you as a kid with a stale – yet delicious – piece of chocolate to count down every day until Christmas? Same idea, except…this calendar is filled with 25 cigar favorites by Oliva. From Serie V Melanio to NUB Habano and everything in between, it’s the sure-fire way to make your holiday season a smoky one!
Oliva Serie V Cigar Sampler Box
Don’t have room for a month’s worth of Oliva in your cigar collection? No problem! Check out the Oliva Serie V sampler – a 5-cigar entrée that samples Oliva’s most popular cigar blend in a variety of sizes. With an all-Nicaraguan recipe of tobaccos – including V’s Sun Grown Habano wrapper, the blend is a full-bodied masterpiece that smokes smooth with notes of coffee, cocoa, and zesty spices. It’s the perfect holiday gift for any Oliva fan.
The Padrón 1926 selection is among Padrón’s most heralded full-bodied lines. And that’s what makes it the perfect gift for the true cigar passionado. Box pressed in the Padrón tradition, this four-cigar sampler features sun-grown maduro wrappers for a richer and slightly sweeter smoke. Talk about the bold and the beautiful—for the cigar smoker who loves dark, complex Nicaraguan flavor, this set is el último regalo—”the ultimate gift.”
A top-shelf collection of luxury cigars worthy of life’s biggest moments. Featuring cigars from the top rated and fan favorite Alma Series, along with a Consecha 146 San Agustin, and Reserva, this sampler contains the best of the best in tobaccos and artistry from the legendary Plasencia family. Each cigar is perfectly constructed and delivers the ultimate in premium medium to full bodied flavors. This sampler is sure to please even the pickiest enthusiast.
Punch’s smash-hit takeout-themed limited-edition cigars, Egg Roll, Chop Suey, and Kung Pow! have returned for a final feast. Each cigar was rolled again specifically for the sampler, and there’s sure to be plenty of leftovers with 20 of the Egg Roll blend, 12 of the Chop Suey, and 10 of the Kung Pow! Get ‘em delivered before they’re gone – you don’t even need to tip the driver!
Rocky Patel Can of 6 Vintage Robusto Sampler
The perfect gift for Rocky Patel fans. With 6 premium cigars from the popular Vintage series—2 each from 1990, 1992, and 1999—these blends range from creamy mellow to hearty full-bodied and come conveniently packed in a festive holiday can for easy gifting. This 6-cigar sampler is an ideal stocking stuffer or gift for the premium cigar lover in your life.
Tabak Especial Dulce Gift Set Box with Lighter
You know who wants coffee for Christmas? Probably nobody. But a coffee-infused cigar…now we’re talking. And no one does coffee infusion better than Drew Estate. Their Tabak Especial line has been the standard of coffee-esque cigars, and even smokers who have vowed never to go the flavored cigar route will pick a few up now and again. Pair it with some hot chocolate for a magical holiday experience. Set comes with five cigars and a Tabak Especial torch lighter.
Some old favorites get a remix. When AJ Fernandez took the wheel behind some legendary cigar brands, the results were nothing less than spectacular. The Taste of Nicaragua Assortment offers AJ’s fresh takes on H. Upmann, Romeo y Julieta, Montecristo, and others and offers a new dimension while delivering the full range of flavors Nicaraguan tobaccos deliver. This 6-cigar spread is the perfect gift for fans of AJ Fernandez or Nicaraguan cigars.
The Xikar Xi3 Phantom Carbon Fiber Cutter just looks cool. And that’s before you get to the rugged durability, razor sharp blades, and handles made from the premium carbon fiber usually found in exotic supercars (according to the manufacturer). This lightweight and attractive cutter is the perfect gift for the enthusiast who appreciates the finer things.