Kansas City tobacconists have researched and wrapped the most desirable cigar gifts for you. Just head to one of these four legendary tobacco shops, then let Jai, Phillip, Curt, Patrick, or Mike guide you to cigar gifts that will make your loved one levitate.
Curt Diebel, owner of Diebel’s Sportsmen Gallery shares a dozen cigar gifts priced at $50 or less in the video below. Mike Harper of RedX shares several affordable cigar stocking stuffers from $39 to $89.
These cigar aficionados know the cigar culture like their father and their father before them.
They’ve done the research and paid their dues over the decades. Diebel’s Sportsmens Gallery has a 65-year track record and Riverside RedX has a 70-year track record for knocking the socks off its cigar and whiskey-loving customers.
No time for a cigar video? Then skim this article to learn what Outlaw Cigar, Fidel’s Cigar Shop, Diebel’s Sportsmen Gallery, and Riverside Red X have in store this season for those who have been naughty and nice. Hint, you can’t go wrong with the premium cigar gifts they have in stock.
“Some people meditate. I smoke cigars.” Ron Perlman
Outlaw Cigar & Brewery
309 E 10th Ave, KCMO 64116
Tobacconist: Jai Pate
Cigar Gift: Advent Calendar for $220
Outlaw Cigar & Brewery opened its second location in North Kansas City in September 2021. The space is 13,000 square feet of bar, big screens, and leather recliners. At this location in the River North District, Outlaw offers its customers 100 whiskeys, 10 rotating draft beers, and 1,500 cigars.
Outlaw Cigar’s Overland Park location is located at 13700 Metcalf and is 7,200 square feet of cigar smoking bliss.
Owner Kendall Culbertson throws monthly mega-parties, which usually feature cigar stars such as Manuel Quesada. Each party involves food, music, and usually some kind of military hardware from a nearby base.
Fidel’s Cigar Shop
4112 Pennsylvania Ave, KCMO 64112
Tobacconist: Phillip Isley
Cigar Gifts: Oliva V 135th Anniversary Perfecto 12-pack in collector box (visit for pricing)
Fidel’s Cigar Shop opened in Westport in 1998 and has been named Kansas City’s Best Tobacconist by Cigar Magazine for 15 years. Assistant Manager Phillip Isley toured me through the store and its smoking lounge in the back. The smoking lounge has rentable lockers for its guest to store their favorite liquor and cigars.
Fidel’s holds annual trade shows and customer events. For Father’s Day, it paired fine whiskeys and gin with cigars by collaborating with Lifted Spirits Distillery.
Diebel’s Sportsmen Gallery
426 Ward Parkway, KCMO 64112
Tobacconists: Patrick Swindall & Curt Diebel
Cigar Gifts: E.P. Carrillo Triology Sampler for $36.99 or the 9-cigar assortment cube for $63.75
Diebel’s opened in 1954 and sells 1,000 cigar varieties in its 1,250 square foot humidor. Duane Myer (shown below) is a loyal customer of Diebel’s because of its knowledgeable staff and quality selection.
Diebel’s owns an 800 square foot members smoking lounge. The space is fully exhausted. Members have access from 6 a.m. until midnight every day. Non-members may enjoy a cigar in the lounge with a purchase of $25 or more.
In the fall of 2016, Diebel’s started an annual event – the Kansas City Cigar Festival. Held on the Country Club Plaza, the KC Cigar Festival is Kansas City’s largest Cigar Party! Hundreds of cigar smokers attend annually and enjoy the Saturday after Labor Day on the roof above the Plaza store. Cigars, food, and refreshments rule the day – plus 30+ booths to find the best deals on cigars.
2401 NW Platte Rd., Riverside, MO 64150
Tobacconist: Mike Harper
Cigar Gifts: Monte Cristo 12-pack cigar set for $89.99; Trinidad Espirita Vitola Sampler for $59.99;
Romeo y Julieta 10-cigar gift set for $69.99; The Banker 5-pack and flask for $39.99
Riverside Red-X began as a filling station in 1948. Flash forward to today, it is breaking ground on a new 65,000 square feet grocery store, deli, pastry shop, pharmacy, and wine and liquor store. Its current location will become a museum for all the collectibles and bronze statues the family has acquired over the years.
Thanks to all the tobacconists who so graciously shared their passion for cigars and cigar gifts. I hope their recommendations make your shopping and stocking stuffing easier.
What’s your favorite place to share a whiskey and cigar? We’d love to hear.
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