Holiday Gift Thoughts

Before we know it, we’ll be caught up in the flurry of activity that is the holiday shopping season. Some of us have already made our lists and possibly even begun shopping. Others, like me, will probably be scrambling on Christmas Eve to get those last few items. When I was a kid, lots of […]

How Do You Cut?

There are so many ways to cut a cigar, and each one has its advantages. Let’s take a look at the different types of cutters and what they do best. Guillotines- This category includes single guillotines (uncommon today), double guillotines and “butterfly” style cutters. The biggest advantage to these types of cutter is that they […]

A Look at the Lighter Side

I’ll bet that, based on the title, you’re expecting a humorous post. While I may have a few amusing things to say, this is all about pipe and cigar lighters. Matches are still the best way to light a pipe or cigar, because the lower combustion temperature helps the flavor, but matches are damned impractical. […]

Packaging Tips for Tobacco-Related Gifts

Recently I posted a gift-buying guide to help people who aren’t cigar or pipe smokers, in an attempt to make things easier for holiday shopping. It occurred to me that, after posting it, there are also pitfalls that can pop up if the gifts aren’t properly packaged. Here are some ideas to assure that your […]

Pipes & Cigars As Father’s Day Gifts

With the calendar flipped over the June, the next holiday up on the schedule is Father’s Day, a day set aside for all of us to show some appreciation for the men who brought us into the world. Of course everyone wants to get something special for pops to show him that we care, and […]