Make It A Cloudy Surprise With These Vaping Gifts Ideas
One thing’s for sure we vapers are an easy bunch to buy gifts for at any time of the year whether it’s birthdays, Christmas or simply if you’re pushing that special someone to make the switch from smoking!
I mean let’s face it if you’re lucky enough to have a vaper in your life you’ll know just how ‘needy’ we are!
We always need more e–juice – always need more coils and absolutely always need that new mod – vape tank – RDA or snap back cap lol.
So if you’re looking at you’re ‘other half’s’ wish list and words like coils – watts – ohms and 3mg are a mystery to you never fear here’s our quick guide to buying gifts for vapers!
And hey it’s not just our naughty but nice vaping list for folks who have no idea what they’re on about either – you’ll all find some great ideas from stocking fillers to gifts for the vaper that has everything!
Gifts For The Absolute Vaping Beginner
OK maybe you have a smoker in your life and you’re desperate to help them quit – what could be better than a vape kit as a present!
Christmas is a bit of a stressy time for many and maybe not the best few days to pack up smoking – you know what I mean lol.
But if the smoker in your life makes a resolution to quit every year that lasts until the twelfth chime – maybe a decent starter kit will get them cutting down or even quitting for good. Od course, e-cig gifts aren’t just for Christmas!
Technology has come a long way this last couple of years and not only are the latest starter kits effective – they look great too.
You can also check out our detailed guide for New Ecig Users to help you make up your minds.
OK here’s three of the best vaping starter kits we’ve found and highly recommend – links to the full reviews included.
Innokin EZ Watt Starter Kit
I absolutely love this little set-up and reckon it’s perfect for the absolute beginner and a goos price to match.
Stylish to look at – simple to use and the flavour I get is exceptional.
Read my full review HERE
Aspire Gusto Mini Kit
Dean the Devil Vaper is a tough taskmaster when it comes to reviewing vape gear of all shapes and sizes – and he absolutely loves this nifty starter kit.
I have used this device too and totally agree with him – this is a very good device to vape on that looks great and is a cinch to operate.
It’s another of those pod systems and this one is as simple as popping in the sealed e-liquid bottle and vaping away to your heart’s content – easy!
Read our full Aspire Gusto review here
My. Von Erl Pod Mod
Speaking of Christmas I had the pleasure of using this little cutie all over last year’s celebrations and absolutely loved it.
This is one of those pod mods – which in real speak means it’s about as easy as vaping gets so perfect for the newbie.
You simply snap on the pod that’s sealed and filled with e-liquid and vape away.
Plenty of delicious flavours to choose from including tobacco and you can read my full review HERE
E-Liquid Gifts For the Newbies
OK coming off the stinkies means the smoker is still going to need to get the nicotine delivered into their system.
It’s the nicotine that is addictive not the actual ciggie – so with that in mind they will need an e-liquid with a high level of nicotine.
We have a complete guide to all things e-liquid here where you can find out all you need to know about ratios and strengths.
Suffice it to say if you’re buying e-liquid for a new vaper fresh off the fags you’ll need to buy a higher level of nicotine so getting a 12mg or 18mg is my best advice.
I also suggest buying three different flavours to see which one they prefer with tobacco being an obvious choice!
There are literally millions of choices out there – bewildering even for us established vapers – however for the complete newbie I recommend checking out our friends over at Vapour.
Here’s three great choices for brand new vapers:
- Black Note – the best tobacco flavours bar none!
- Element Tobacconist – delicious flavoured tobacco
- VaporFi Grande Reserve – a delicious mix of flavours
NOTE: if you’re looking to buy e-liquid for a more established user it’s best to ask them outright exactly what brand/flavour and nicotine strength they like.
Gifts For The More Experienced Vaper
OK this one is going to be broken down into different sections but don’t worry I’ll try to make it as easy to understand as possible for those of you a little shall we say ‘in the dark!’
There’s more than a few different styles of vaping and indeed types of vaper so without getting a few facts from those who’ve been vaping a while – you may end up getting the wrong thing entirely!
Simply put there’s two distinct types of vaper – Mouth to Lung [MTL] and Direct to Lung [DTL].
You can read our full guide to both styles via the link above – but if you’re in any doubt ask them!
Generally speaking newer vapers are MTL which mimics smoking whilst the more established are those who love to blow clouds the DTL or sub ohm vapers.
I’ll go into gifts for those who like to build their own coils later lol.
So once you know what type of vaper you’re buying for read on and if nothing takes your fancy do a site search for either MTL or DTL and you’ll find something as we have a huge back library of reviews and amazing money off deals – advert over 😉
OK first up gifts for those who still like to MTL.
Despite vaping for years both myself and Jonny still vape both ways – ooer haha – so here’s three pressies we’d be only too happy to find in our stockings 😉
Jacvapour Series S22 Kit
I already own one of these outstanding kits so if you’re reading this Santa our Jonny has been a very good boy this year and deserves one lol.
This is without doubt one of the best vaping kits I’ve had the pleasure to use – great flavour – stylish and so easy to use.
In fact while you’re on the website do have a look around – this is one of the best vaping manufacturers out there for kits and juices 😉
Checkout my full review of the Jacvapour Series S22 Kit
Aspire Zelos Starter Kit
Now this is a fabulous MTL set-up that features one of the best MTL tanks I’ve had the pleasure of using.
The Zelos is the mod that maxes out at 50watts – plenty of power for MTL vaping and a battery that will last forever!
But it’s the tank the MTL vaper will love – the Nautilus 2 is one of if not the best tank they’ll ever use – trust me on that 😉
A classy looking full kit easy on the eye and on the wallet and a gift they’ll absolutely adore.
BTW you can buy the tank – highly recommended – separately 😉
Read the full Aspire Zelos kit review here
Innokin Cool Fire 4 Plus – 70W
I began sub ohm vaping on a Coolfire mod but you can of course use it [or indeed any mod that fires low enough] to MTL vape.
This is a real step up in grade from most starter kits with a more powerful longer lasting battery and available on its own in in kit form.
Ask any vaper about the Coolfire series and they’ll nod sagely saying they’re solid devices that look great too.
Ideal mod purchased on it’s own to add a MTL tank to for long battery life or if you go for the kit a good sub ohm starting point.
Check out the full Innokin CoolFire 4 Plus review here
Gifts for the Sub Ohm Vaper
If you have a cloud chucking vaper in your life then you may know a lot more about their likes than most folk!
And I have no doubt they’ve either hinted or told you exactly what’s on their wish list lol.
I’ll get onto the tricky subject of RTAs and RDAs soon – but for now let’s look at three sub ohm tanks /kits every vaper would love to see coming out of Santa’s sack…
BTW these are the very latest ‘must haves’ according to the buzz on social media – buy them one of these and trust me the Christmas dinner [and probably Boxing Day too] washing up will be sorted 😉
GeekVape Aegis 100W
See their little eyes light up when they open this bad boy and don’t worry even if they drop it in the sink whilst washing up this bad boy is pretty much indestructible and waterproof!
This has taken the vaping world by storm and our very own Devil Vaper absolutely loved it – full Geekvape Aegis review here.
It can be bought as a standalone or in kit form with various colour options and will definitely warm even the coldest of Christmas hearts 😉
OH the absolute beauty of this stunning looking mod will bring a smile to any vaper this Christmas.
Not only does it look great but according to our very own Mrs Christmas Laura-ann it performs very well indeed.
This is one of the very latest vape releases in time for Xmas and has the looks to grace any swanky Christmas dinner table 😉
Read the full Stentorian Basilisk review here
SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Light Edition
Nothing says Christmas like a bit of bling and with its funky LED lights the SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Light Edition sub ohm tank is bound to get you in the party spirit!
It’s not just a gimmick either this is the latest manifestation of the extremely popular – for good reason- TFV8 tank series – great taste and amazing clouds!
Now the vaper in your life can blend in with all those festive lights!
Read our full SMOK TFV8 Light Edition review here
Vaping Gifts For Vapers That Build!
Nope I don’t mean those who work on a building site 😉
If the vaper in your life has a collection of Action Man sized blue screwdrivers – a stash of cotton wool and spools of wire that pop open like a Jack-in-the-Box every time you open their ‘special drawer’ – then you’ll know what I mean!
OK this is for vapers that build their own coils and use an RDA [drippers] or RDTA/RTA which are like tanks but have DIY coils.
If that’s a little confusing or none of these I’ve picked out tickle your fancy – here’s our guide to the best of 2018.
OK first up the RDAs and three of the very best out there right now:
- The Dead Rabbit – by Heathen: absolutely awesome – full review
- VandyVape Mesh RDA : innovative and superb – full review
- Wotofo Vaporous RDA: great flavour and clouds – full review
OK now onto the RTAs – which are like tanks but you need to add your own coils:
Gifts for the Squonker in Your Life!
I know – as soon as you get your head around all the vaping parlance – along comes squonking!
That word makes my son and grandson chuckle lol.
Anyway 2017/18 has seen the resurgence of squonking and as such all things ‘squonk’ are in big demand!
If you want to know more about squonking like er what it actually is lol – then checkout our full guide to squonking here!
OK here’s three gifts the squonker in your life will thank you for – BTW the first two are mech mods so please only buy if the vaper is experienced in battery safety and OHMs law:
- VandyVape Pulse Squonk Box – very affordable – fun and funky read my full review HERE
- GeekVape Athena Squonk Kit – full kit – solid and great price – full review HERE
- Lost Vape Drone BF [DNA 166] – solid and regulated a superb squonk box – full review HERE
BTW if they already have a ‘squonk mod or box’ then do look at our list of superb squonker compatible RDAs 😉
Budget Vaping Gifts
OK as we’ve already established we vapers are a needy bunch!
Here’s a few suggestions for little bits and bobs that really will mean the world!
Coils and Cotton
It’s best to find out the exact types they need – we can never have enough!
There’s a plethora of coils out there from MTL – sub ohm – right up to wires and pre-made coils for the RDAs and RTAs.
Heaven Gifts has tons to choose from – but please do check exactly what they need first and of course shipping times for Xmas!
When it comes to cotton there’s again a ton to choose from – my preference is for Muj and Cotton Bacon V2– but again ask first and Amazon is a great place to buy your wicking from!
Best places to buy vape cotton and wire
Vaping Tool Kits
Umm OK a full vape tool kit can cost a little more than a stocking filler usually comes to – especially the superb full sets such as the Coil Master DIY V3 <- highly recommended BTW 😉
So if the Coilmaster DIY V3 Kit is a little too much then there are others that any vaper needs [lol] in their arsenal:
I don’t own one single vape related t-shirt as they seem to send me L and I’m more a 3XL [big boned] but they seem to be all the rage among vapers!
As is the ubiquitous snap back cap lol – mine – like the t-shirts – are given away to local charity shops!
OK most of the larger vendors have sections selling their wares but so does sites like Amazon and here’s a couple I’ve picked out to give you a bit of inspiration:
I did look for some decent snap back caps apart from a keep calm and vape one they were pretty uninspiring on Amazon at least – so let Google do the work for you 😉
If you are from the USA or don’t mind waiting for items to be shipped over then Vaprwear range is very interesting for the outdoor vape types! Check them out here for hoodies and backpacks that vape!
Christmas Gifts For Vapers That Cost a Bomb!
OK so far we’ve looked at Christmas pressies for vapers that are pretty affordable – but what about if money is no object?
Yeah I know affordability is relative – but if you do want to push the boat out then these three are definitely on the top of my Santa list – though if I’ve been a good boy this year is – as always – debatable lol.
So here’s three of the more expensive vaping gifts that will definitely make that special vapers Christmas!
Any of the Lost Vape Mods! Trust me these are the Rolls Royce of Vaping – our full guide.
If in doubt and you want to keep that special present a surprise then give us a shout in the comments below!
And DO keep an eye out for our special vaping deals – but remember if you’re buying from abroad don’t leave it too late 😉
Make it a cloudy one 😉