Columbus, GA (PRWEB) December 19, 2008
If you are looking for an unusual and special one-stop shop for many names on your Christmas list, your local tobacconist may have the answer and you won't have to spend a lot to get a great gift, according to Thomas Moran, President of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association.
"This Christmas is a great time to purchase affordable luxuries such as hand-made premium cigars, pipes, tobacco and assorted accoutrements for yourself or as gifts for friends and family members. Premium cigars are naturally celebratory and fit the holiday season to perfection at prices to match any gift level or budget," according to Moran.
Moran notes that during the Christmas season manufacturers often offer special gift packs not available at other times of the year.
"One of the great things about premium cigars is that you can buy a whole box or not. Single handmade cigars or special holiday combinations make perfect stocking stuffers and 'thank you' gifts for office co-workers, customers and suppliers," he said.
And while you are at the tobacconist, you should check out the wide variety of accessories like lighters, cutters and humidors, suggested Jorge Armenteros, founder and president of Tobacconist University, the official curriculum resource for IPCPR. Professional tobacconists are available to give tips on the best gifts to match the names on your list or budget.
"Another thing that makes premium cigars such good gifts is that you can choose from many sizes and different tastes. You can select from sizes ranging from the petite up to the Churchill, and with flavors from mild to bold. Manufacturers of premium cigars have combined old-fashioned growing techniques with modern technology to produce a size, shape and flavor to suit any smoker's preference," commented Armenteros.
To find a nearby qualified tobacconist, go to ipcpr.org. For more information on premium cigars, go to tobacconistuniversity.org.