Holiday Gift Ideas from El Cigar Shop

Holiday Gift Ideas from El Cigar Shop

Share some winter cheer and tackle those tricky gifts for the cigar lover in your life without leaving your home.

Share some winter cheer and tackle those tricky gifts for the cigar lover in your life without leaving your home. A custom gift makes the best gift. And that’s why we’re here to help! El Cigar Shop has the holidays in the bag.


Keep it toasty with a box of My Father Le Bijou 1922. Composed of a Habano O.O. (Oscuro) wrapper and Nicaraguan long fillers, this beauty has rich and complex flavors of leather, dark chocolate and coffee with subtle tones of sweet and salty. This is the perfect gift for those who appreciate bold, in your face flavors.


A gift for your boss is often the biggest headache of the holidays, so don’t leave it until the last minute. A single malt Scotch is sure to please, but be the model employee and add a box of Macanudo Prince Philip Maduro Cigars. This dark double corona will provide him with well over an hour of smoking bliss. The dark Maduro wrapper and mild filler blend combine to produce a sweet and slightly spicy smoke.


Consider a travel humidor so your cigar loving friend can enjoy his cigars on vacation or during business trips. A Cigar Caddy Travel Humidor is also the perfect humidor for the outdoor or water sports aficionado. Not only is it watertight to depths well beyond 100 feet, it is made with a fiber-glass reinforced ABS resin that is virtually indestructible.


Cigar Caddy Travel Humidors hold up to 5, 10 or 15 Churchill cigars depending on the size you choose. A fifteen stick waterproof travel humidor by Cigar Caddy is perfect for the avid fisherman or sportsman. For the golfer in your life, a Telescoping Cigar Case is an ideal traveling case on the course. El Cigar shop carries many types of Telescoping Cigar Cases for various sizes and amounts of cigars.


For your new assistant who says he enjoys a cigar now and then, the Perdomo Maduro Toro 4 Pack Sampler is the perfect gift. The Sampler includes a Perdomo Gran Cru 2006 Maduro Toro, a Perdomo Habano Maduro Toro, a Perdomo 10th Anniversary Maduro Epicure, and a Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro Toro. Ranging from medium to medium-full in flavor, there are a variety of tastes and flavors sure to please your assistant.


A premium sampler from AJ Fernandez features 5 Toros encased in a humidified pouch.  Included in this sampler is one each of the following: New World Puro Especial, San Lotano Requiem, Bellas Artes Toro, Enclave and San Lotano Bull. Also available at El Cigar Shop; the CAO World and Rocky Patel The Edge Sampler packs….and more are arriving every day!


Your biker friends will appreciate a box of Esteban Carreras Chupacabra Hellcat. This cool cigar from Esteban Carreras is box pressed with a pigtail head and an unfinished shaggy foot, consisting of a gorgeous dark brown San Andres wrapper and rich Nicaraguan tobaccos. Chupacabra Hellcat is encased in wax paper and foot band in order to protect its beautiful wrap and packaged in wood boxes of 20.


For a cigar newbie, having the appropriate accessories is a must. El Cigar Shop offers an array of fine products to complete and enhance their smoking experience. From the stylish Palió line of cutters to lighters by Colibri and Vector, our shop offers many options at all price points.


Stuff those stockings with a single cigar en tubo. Gurkha Private Select Ron Abuelo Toro Natural is a blend of finely aged Nicaraguan tobaccos infused with 7 year Ron Abuelo rum. The cigars are stylishly packaged in individual glass tubes and sealed with red wax. The Gurkha Private Select Ron Abuelo Toros is a must for any cigar aficionado.


Another would be the Red Dot Cohiba Toro en Tubo. Handcrafted in the Dominican Republic, Cohiba en Tubo features three varieties of aged Cuban seed tobaccos. This Cohiba is slightly spicy and sweet.  For a milder cigar in a tube try Montecristo. The Montecristo Classic uses only the highest-grade Connecticut shade wrappers and meticulously aged Dominican binder and long filler tobaccos resulting in a smooth and silky smoke with notes of savory nuts and a hint of coffee with cream. Different sizes are available, all in beautiful signature yellow tubes.


Other Stocking stuffers available at El Cigar Shop include Cigar Caddy 8oz Solution, Boveda Humidipaks, the Cigar Caddy Draw Enhancer Pen and many other cigar accessories.


At your New Year’s Eve soiree offer your guests' party favors that include a single cigar en tubo with a split of Champagne. Many well- known brands such as Chandon, J. Roget, and Freixenet offer tiny bottles of bubbly at friendly prices. Another more luxurious option, the mini Moët Imperial is refined yet fun. Pass them out among your closest friends and toast to how damn classy you are.


December Cocktail of the Month

From holiday brunches to New Year’s Eve parties, no beverage is easier to make, or as elegant, as a punch made with sparkling wine. Sparkling wine punches like Punch Royale, are the perfect colorful centerpiece for any holiday gathering. A cigar with a sweet Rosado wrapper would make the ideal pairing with this punch. Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva Rosado is an elegant, sweet and creamy smoke, mild enough for Punch Royale. (Or perhaps a Punch Rare Corojo- if you can find any in December!)

Punch Royale

8 oz. Chambord Liqueur

8 oz. Cranberry juice-chilled

2 (750mL) Bottles of Korbel Sweet Cuvee-chilled

Raspberries and/or blackberries for garnish

Right before guests arrive combine ingredients in a punch bowl. Stir and garnish with berries.


Bonus Cocktail

Hemingway Short Story Natural by Arturo Fuente is a medium to full-bodied blend with deep rich flavors of sweet citrus and subtle spicy cedar that pairs well with this holiday cocktail, the Poinsettia.


1/2 ounce orange liqueur (Cointreau or triple sec)

3 ounces cranberry juice

3 ounces Champagne

Garnish: orange twist


Since there is no ice involved in making the Poinsettia, you'll want to chill the ingredients before mixing the drink. Place the bottles in the refrigerator for an hour or two before the party and you'll be good to go. Pour the orange liqueur and cranberry juice into a chilled Champagne flute. Stir well. Top with Champagne and garnish with orange twist.


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Holiday Cheers from El Cigar Shop!


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