In this episode Beau and Jon David talk about the Do’s and don’ts of pipe tobacco gift giving.
First,Jon David starts the list with “Be Brand Conscious”, J. D suggests some sure fire brands for the beginner pipe smokers, he names brands including; Peterson, Cornell & Diehl, Sutliff, G.L.Pease,Mac Baren. For the experienced pipe smoker J.D suggests brands such as; Brebbia, 4 th Generation, John Aylesbury, Reiner, James Fox, Solani, Vauen, Wessex.
Secondly Jon David points out the one should be “price sensitive” - “you might find the loveliest $5 trinket in the world, but in the end it’s still a $5 trinket”. Remember the standard MSRP amount of a premium tin of tobacco is around the $10 amount, which should be a reasonable goal. Lastly the Goal is to either find something that the person would like, but haven’t tried yet, or something that they wouldn’t be able buy for themselves.
Thirdly, he says to do your research. some of the best resources for on the market would be tobaccoreviews.com, or a top ten tobacco’s list from a online retailer such as Smoking Pipes Top !0 tinned tobaccos these sites will allow you to understand more about the market and what your friends might want.
Fourthly, Jon David points out that packaging matters. Remember to be aware of how the packaging looks, as this adds to the appeal of the gift.
Lastly, J.D offers some suggestions for buying gifts for the cigar smoker naming such brands as; Rocky Patel, Perdomo, Arturo Fuente, Alec Bradley, Ashton, Drew Estate, Pedron, CAO, La Flor Dominicana, Punch, Cohiba. For the more experienced cigar smoker J.D suggests such brands as; My Father, Southern, draw, Warped, Crowned Heads, Roma Craft. As well as some mature boutique cigars such as; My father, Tatuaje, Caldwell, Oscar.