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Best Cigar Gifts For Dad On Father’s Day
35 Top Cigar Smoker Gifts For Dad This Father’s Day
Updated June 2023
When it comes to great gifts for a herf-loving Dad, few things are welcomed more than a ‘Happy Father’s Day’ cigar. Let’s be honest. He taught you how to ride your bike, how to cast a fishing line, and shared a lifetime of his wisdom to ensure that your upbringing was far better than his. And if he passed down his love of premium tobacco in your coming of age, that debt runs especially deep. It’s time to return the favor.
Choices. Choices everywhere. Do you get Dad the obligatory tie? Another set of socket wrenches he already has? The eleventeenth Swiss Army knife he’ll probably just lose again?
You can do better than that. We’re here to make it easy.
Give him the gift of relaxation. Of peace and quiet. The gift of shared time with you, a few brews, and some fantastic stogies. In this Father’s Day cigar guide, we’re sharing our favorite cigar samplers and collections, humidors, cigar accessories, and more to make finding the perfect smoky gifts for dad a breeze. There are 35 selections in all (you can jump to a specific section below for easier browsing) to choose from, hand-picked by all of us here at Cigar Advisor.
(You can trust us. Most of the Advisors are dads. We know what we want!)
That means whether your Pops is a well-seasoned aficionado, or a newbie to smoking cigars altogether, there’s a perfect fit for him (and your budget) in this guide—guaranteed. You might even find a few Father’s Day cigar discounts below, too. He won’t mind. Wasn’t he the one who taught you how to get a sweet deal on a riding mower?
To all the dads out there, Happy Father’s Day from all of us here at Cigar Advisor and Famous Smoke Shop. Share stories of the perfect cigar gift you found in the comments below!
Cigar Samplers & Gifts:
Famous House of Romeo Sampler
The most famous family feud in all of classic literature, brought to life in this 6-cigar sampler. Montague is fiery, Capulet is smooth and forgiving; the rest of the cast adds plenty of depth. Plus, sample new additions of the bolder House of Capulet Nicaragua and House of Romeo Nicaragua blends!
Plasencia 5 Cigar Sampler
Probably our most top shelf entry, but Dad is worth it. (FYI he already knows this, and agrees with this assessment.) And if he knows cigars as well as you do, well…let’s just say since you’re both in on it, then you’ll understand his enthusiastically approving nod in return.
Does your Dad have a supersized cigar appetite? Look no further than our Camacho Gigante cigar gift set. Inside are 8 deliciously medium-bodied Camacho Criollo cigars measuring a stout 6 ½” x 54—two full hours of smoking time. Plus, it comes with a handy Famous lighter and cutter set. This present does pretty much everything but smoke the cigars for him!
Excalibur No.1 Sampler Pouch
Excalibur is so synonymous with the term golf cigar that this Hoyo has both a green jacket and a reserved spot in the PGA Hall of Fame. If you’re playing a round with your old man this Father’s Day, do 3 things: pick up the beer cart tab, pay for his greens fees, and bring these cigars as your gift.
Oliva Serie V Cigar Sampler
A perennial top performer, ratings earner, and general all-around big deal. Serie V is a great special occasion cigar. So if you give him these cigars as a gift, you best be prepared to hear Dad tell you about at least a couple nights of really good smoking.
“Taste Of Nicaragua” AJ Fernandez Collaboration Sampler
Master blender and perennial tinkerer AJ Fernandez has popped the hood on these classics – and with a subtle tweak here to wrench a little more horsepower out of them. Now he has these classics running rich, smoking fuller. Sound like anybody you know? Reward him justly, with this AJ sampler.
Nicaraguan Sesenta Sampler
It’s Spanish for “sixty” – the ring gauge of each of the 4 cigars in this sampler. They’re the best JC Newman cigars not named Diamond Crown. Rich Tampa family legacy and top-notch Nicaraguan taste, Pops will likely be impressed by your appreciation for history.
San Cristobal Paradise Gift Set
What makes San Cristobal great? Don Pepin has a lot to do with it; so do those Nicaraguan tobaccos inside. The free torch lighter doesn’t hurt, either. A cigar gift set with a nice range of tastes, all rooted in the Cuban tradition.
Diamond Crown Royal Sampler
Another of the super tippity-top shelf cigar gift samplers we’ve selected…a cigar is often viewed as a means of celebration, so a gift of Diamond Crown does show your true feelings of admiration – without having to admit them publicly or say them out loud (don’t make it awkward, not all of us are good at that).
Southern Draw 300 Hands Trio Sampler
“Look for the helpers,” goes the saying that’s attributed to Mr. Rogers. Be the helper: every purchase of 300 Hands cigars includes a donation to the schooling and well-being of Nicaraguan families.
CAO Champions Collection
It’s hard to argue with greatness – ten CAO cigars, presented in a travel case, each proudly boasting their 90-and-higher scores from “that” magazine. Everybody loves a winner, so why not give ’em as a gift?
Ashton 5-Cigar Assortment
This Ashton sampler has been a staple in their lineup for years…but there’s no reason to fix what ain’t broke. Starts easy with the creamy Classic, then leans on the gas as Ashton winds through all 5 gears up to the VSG’s strength and complexity. A big flavor upgrade like this – especially for short money – makes it a valuable addition to Dad’s humidor.
Best Of Fuente Cigar Sampler
Fuente is one of the first names in premium cigars – although it’s really their last name, but you get the point. Gift this six Arturo Fuente cigar collection, complete with Don Carlos, Chateaus and 858s…they’re the highlights among their bestselling blends.
Rocky Patel Vintage 12 Cigar Collection
To call your old man a “classic” is cliché; “relic” would just be flat-out unkind. “Vintage” has a nice ring to it, however, and Rocky’s got 4 great ones here: a 1990 Broadleaf Maduro, 1992 Sumatra, 1999’s Connecticut, and 2003 Cameroon. If your dad is used to kicking back with a bundle burn on any given day, trust us – he’ll welcome some cigars that look and smoke this good.
Cigar Humidor Boxes & Travel Cases:
Firebird Travel Humidor
Cigars make an excellent companion for fishing or camping, so long as they get there in one piece. Enter these Firebird travel humis, which are as reliable as they are good looking (kind of like you).
We have, on more than a few occasions, gifted this humidor to our friends. If you were our friend, we’d gift it to you, too. Mostly because it’s one of the better-appointed humidors out there, and isn’t short on design details. Holds 50-75 sticks.
Xikar 18 Count Travel Humidor
To be fair, it seems important to tell you that some of us actually use this travel case – some of us, almost every time we hit the road. Sturdy for sure, does its job, and yes, we’d be happy to get it again as a gift.
Old Glory Humidor (50-Count)
A pick from our “Best Humidors” guide that we’ll repeat here: “Another of the most recommended humidors in our shop. Outside, it’s an image of the U.S. flag on weathered–look wood; inside, there’s plenty of storage for the price…this one’s a winner.”
Craftsman’s Bench La Salle Humidor
A great humidor for new cigar smokers, because (a) it’s not too big to manage and (b) your cigar collection probably hasn’t really grown much (yet). Add in the people who only smoke occasionally, as well as the people who just don’t have room for a large humidor – all good candidates for the La Salle. A small 10-20 stick stash is still worth putting in a proper box.
Craftsman’s Sonoma Humidor & Wine Gift Set
Craftsmans’ Bench humidors can get pretty pricey, so the fact that you can get somebody into this kind of quality humidor at this price point is impressive. That it comes with wine tools, too? Add a bottle of your pops’ favorite vino and you’re gift-ready.
Cigar Torch Lighters:
Famous Vertigo Eloquence Lighter
Make your dad’s cigar buddies green with envy this Father’s Day with the Famous Vertigo Eloquence lighter. It stylishly features a flip-out cigar punch, large flame adjustment wheel, and enough lighting power to ignite your pop’s biggest smokes. And since it’s branded with the Famous logo, he’ll always know where to get cigars at the best prices!
Lotus Mariner Lighter
What’s a pirate’s favorite letter? You think it’d be rrrr – but it be the c. And for the dad who lives the #SaltLife we present the Lotus Mariner. This woodgrain version evokes the teak decking of a vintage runabout; onboard are dual flame jets and two cigar punches that fold out like rudders. LOL, we’ve got dad jokes for days…
Vector Icon II Cigar Lighter
If your cigar-loving dad is the tech-y type, stop here. Place a finger on the Vector Icon II’s touch-sensitive screen, and three jets of flame come alive to toast your smoke. Rechargeable (via USB) battery is what gives it spark. Lots of firepower, but a safety feature prevents him from lighting his pocket on fire.
Lotus Duke Cigar Cutter-Lighter
Could it be – the perfect all-in-one smoking gift? Onboard the Duke is a very capable big-ring guillotine cutter; so are three powerful jets, angled to provide a pinpoint-accurate flame. Available in many colors, we chose to show red.
Xikar Verano Flat Flame Cigar Lighter
Xikar adds some flair to the flame game with Verano. The flame output is flat – which means its wider to ignite more surface area, but while modestly sipping butane the way a single jet might. Fuel efficiency FTW.
Vector Jetz Cigar Lighter w/ Bottle Opener
What’s better than a cigar and a brew? An accessory that will take care of both. The Vector Jetz has a single torch flame for precision lights and comes with a flip-out bottle opener. It’s a perfect companion to Dad’s afternoon, when you’re all eventually plopped down by the firepit.
Zeus Table Torch & Big Boy Combo Gift Set
Well-made yet silly-cheap essential gear from Vertigo. Even if Pops is full-up on cigar tools, it wouldn’t hurt for him to have a new-in-the-gift box replacement waiting in the wings. Besides, it’s nice to have a spare that’s a different color or size (this Big Boy cuts 64s; many high-end cutters don’t) – and that table torch probably offers more flame than what he’s using.
Cigar Cutters & Accessories:
Firebird Punch Cigar Cutter
With a sleek, convenient design that goes anywhere your car keys can, this Firebird has two features two cigar punch cutters in one. Simply take the protective cap off and find a large punch head—or remove the large punch itself to reveal a narrower cigar punch perfect for smaller ring gauges. Available in a variety of colors!
Xikar Xi2 Forest Camo Cigar Cutter
Xikar’s tried and true tech for cutting cigars, in limited-edition finishes. If you can’t see what we’re talking about, then the camouflage is obviously working. Could this be a new hunting buddy? Nylon-fiberglass composite Xi2 body, stainless steel blades cut up to 60RG.
Vertigo Big Kahuna Serrated Cigar Cutter
Anything called the Big Kahuna is dad material. This also happens to be a cigar cutter that accommodates up to 80RG cigars, and is serrated for more cutting power.
Famous Lotus Meteor Cigar Cutter
TikTok has told the world that “Dad-cool” is cargo shorts and New Balance sneakers – so how do we accessorize that? Skip the grill tools and go for this killer cutter: the Lotus Meteor not only carries the Famous Smoke name, but has a backstop so it’s pretty much impossible to screw up cutting your smoke. Fanny pack not included.
The Perfect Cigar Clip
Another tool in our arsenal that we can recommend without hesitation, because yes – we really do use this pretty regularly. Clips to just about anything, stays put, doesn’t damage your cigar – which was all we wanted. Dad will want this, too.
Palio Tazza Copper Ashtray
It’s hard to get excited for an ashtray. After all, it’s just a trash can for smoked cigars. But when it’s a piece of art—like this Palio Tazza shown in a copper finish—it transcends a waste basket and becomes the talking piece of a smoker’s home lounge. Available in several additional colors!
Cigar Oasis Ash-Stay Ashtray
Yes, the Ash-Stay looks like a UFO…but we don’t judge. Rotate the top to open four saddles for near-windproof smoking, and close them to keep the ashes and old cigar smell inside. Great for outdoors, and one of our best ashtray picks for boat owners.
Famous Barrel Ashtray
We liked this ashtray a lot, mostly because of the lid – keeps the mess down if and when things get windy. Looks pretty good with our name on it, too. Wish there was more of a backstory, but trust us – it’s useful. And isn’t that what makes a great gift?