A guide to cigar gifts for your gender reveal party

April 29, 2024

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a euphoric and life-changing time for families with many exciting moments to enjoy during the nine-month wait.

Gender reveals have become a huge trend among parents-to-be. Choosing whether to find out a baby’s sex before their birth is a deeply personal decision. Those who might announce their baby’s gender in a creative, fun, and unique way through a gender reveal party.

The ritual of gifting and smoking cigars has long been a symbol of celebration and victory. Gifting cigars and puffing on a fat stogie after the birth of a newborn is a tradition dating back to the 17th century. If the “parents in waiting” are avid or wannabe cigar smokers, what better way to celebrate the announcement of their baby’s gender than with top-notch smoke?

Read on to discover how to pick the right cigar for a gender reveal and some fantastic boy, girl, and gender-neutral cigar options.

Why are cigars used to celebrate new babies?

Men were previously excluded from the birth process. While the mother was in labor, the father would wait outside in the parlor or another room in the house with friends. Given they could be waiting a while for their little bundle of joy to appear, they would anxiously puff away on cigars they had gifted to pass the time.

Cigars were a rare and expensive commodity for many American households in the 17th and 18th centuries, hence only being reserved for special occasions. Cigar companies capitalized on this tradition in the 20th century by manufacturing cigars labeled “It’s a boy!” or “It’s a girl!”.

It wasn’t until the 1970s that fathers were allowed in the delivery room to support their partners, meaning the practice of cigar-giving or smoking could be enjoyed another time. Both the father and mother (when she’s no longer pregnant or breastfeeding) could

How to choose the right cigar for a gender reveal

Choosing the right cigar for a gender reveal isn’t as simple as picking a stogie with a blue wrapper for a boy and a stick with a pink wrapper for a girl. You’ve got to consider the experience levels of the parents-to-be, and the type of flavor profiles and strength they prefer. In many ways, it’s like buying a bottle of wine.

It’s sensible to do your research so the recipients aren’t disappointed. Is there a particular cigar brand or wrapper color they’re drawn to? Try to match the cigars to their personality and the event’s theme, and consider customizable smokes as a fun, inimitable way to welcome the new addition.

Such an occasion demands a celebratory, beautifully presented cigar — if you’re still struggling for inspiration, one of our experts can point you in the right direction.

Cigars to celebrate a boy

If your instinct is that it will be a bouncing baby boy, look at these three options to celebrate the son on the horizon.

J&R Famous It’s A Boy

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Honduras

Binder: Homogenized tobacco leaf

Filler: Dominican Republic / Honduras

Length: 6

Ring: 42

Strength: Mellow – Medium

Smoke Time: 70 minutes

Carefully assembled using leftover tobaccos from some of the finest premium stogies in the industry, these mellow machine-made smokes are packed in boxes of 50. Finished in a quality Honduran wrapper, the J&R Famous It’s A Boy offers mellow and satisfying draws of creamy, nutty, and spicy notes.

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Bering It’s A Boy

Country of Origin: Honduras

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Honduras

Filler: Dominican Republic / Honduras / Mexico / Nicaragua

Length: 5.25

Ring: 44

Strength: Mellow – Medium

Smoke Time: 50 minutes

If you have an inkling the newborn will be a happy little boy, check out this terrific small Corona. Draped in a light-brown Connecticut wrapper, it houses a four-nation blend of filler tobaccos to give its rich, nutty flavor.

The Bering It’s A Boy has a complex yet mellow character. It comes packaged in a box of 25 freshly sealed aluminum tubes to keep the flavor and moisture intact. In addition, the box is labeled with an “It’s A Boy” logo, making it a special smoke suited for a special moment such as this.

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Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real It’s A Boy

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Dominican Republic / Nicaragua

Length: 5.50

Ring: 44

Strength: Medium

Smoke Time: 45 minutes

If a cigar would ever be “the apple of its mother’s eye,” look no further than the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real It’s A Boy. This divine new interpretation of the classic 1875 brand looks the part with its beautiful red band sitting above the secondary red and gold band proclaiming the name.

Elegantly presented in cedar liners stamped with “It’s a Boy,” it delivers delicious flavor notes of cedar, nuts, toasted almonds, and hints of toffee.

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Cigars to celebrate a girl

Gut feeling the newborn is going to be a gorgeous girl? Here are three cigars with a lady’s touch that are perfect for celebrating the big unveiling of the little princess.

Alec Bradley It's a Girl

Country of Origin: Honduras

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Binder: Honduras

Filler: Nicaragua

Length: 6

Ring: 50

Strength: Mellow – Medium

Smoke Time: 75 minutes

Alec Bradley Cigars represent the highest quality, and their It’s a Girl line is no exception. Finished with a creamy Connecticut leaf wrapper that sports a heart-fluttering pink band, it contains a choice selection of Honduran and Nicaraguan longleaf filler. With 20 cigars in a pink box, there’s plenty to go around at the gender reveal party.

Expect savory transitions and a sudden kick in strength mid-smoke among the tapestry of cedar, dark chocolate, and subtle spice.

Some lovely features make this cigar a wonderful keepsake. A wooden picture frame on the box’s lid lets the parents add a photo of their baby, while the inside enables you to add a handwritten note.

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Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real It's A Girl

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Dominican Republic / Nicaragua

Length: 5. 50

Ring: 44

Strength: Medium

Smoke Time: 45 minutes

Exhibiting the same attributes as the It’s A Boy counterpart, celebrate a baby girl with the cream and mellower version of the classic Romeo Y Julieta. The silky Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper has a golden color and toasty aroma that pairs marvelously with the nutty profile.

Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real It’s A Girl cigars are sold in a box of 10 glass tubes, with each cigar showcasing “It’s A Girl” inscribed on the cedar sleeve.

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Bering It's A Girl

Country of Origin: Honduras

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Honduras

Filler: Dominican Republic / Honduras / Mexico / Nicaragua

Length: 5.25

Ring: 44

Strength: Mellow – Medium

Smoke Time: 30-45 minutes

This 44-ring gauge treat takes your taste buds on a flavor journey of cedar, coffee, leather, nuts, and spices. Rolled using premium tobaccos from four different countries, including Honduras and Mexico, the Bering It’s A Girl promises an easy smoke with an even burn. It also boasts plenty of mellow to medium-bodied nuances.

These sticks come in affordable cedar chests of 25, so don’t hesitate to bring a box or two to the gender reveal party.

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Gender-neutral cigar options

You can always play it safe with one of our gender-neutral cigar options. They offer versatility to suit a range of smokers and situations, while still adding a sense of grandeur to the announcement.

Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Length: 4

Ring: 49

Strength: Mellow – Medium

Smoke Time: 20-30 minutes

Little ones love a short bedtime story to send them to sleep, but we’ve got a Short Story to enhance the sensory experience for adults. Lasting around 20 to 30 minutes, this little beauty from Arturo Fuente has a flawless Cameroon wrapper that carries a sweet aroma. It harmonizes wonderfully with the vintage Dominican filler.

Light up this fantastic short stogie for a full-flavored, aromatic smoke with well-defined cedar, pepper, charred oak, and toast notes.

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Davidoff Aniversario Series No. 3

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Length: 6

Ring: 50

Strength: Medium

Smoke Time: 60-80 minutes

This legendary blend is ideal for those seeking a complex and intense full-flavor smoke. Earthy with an abundance of wood and a touch of spice, the Davidoff Aniversario Series No. 3 was released to celebrate Zino Davidoff’s 80th birthday.

Enjoy a smoke characterized by a surprising lightness and pleasing creaminess on the palate. This Toro-sized cigar is hand-rolled to meticulous standards with the finest Dominican tobaccos and a glorious chestnut-brown Ecuadorian wrapper.

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Closing thoughts

Gender reveal parties are not only a great excuse to have a party, but also a chance to enjoy some top-class stogies to celebrate the element of surprise. Special occasions deserve special cigars, and unveiling the sex of a baby is something memorable that the soon-to-be parents can cherish with their family and friends forever.

Comments

2 responses to “A guide to cigar gifts for your gender reveal party”

  1. J Loc says:

    Good read and awesome deals!

  2. WCB says:

    Excellent news for that bundle of joy! Celebrate!

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