Choosing and sending cigars to a friend deployed oversees
My friend is deployed and smokes cigars; I want to send him a sampler of about 10 cigars. I know nothing about cigars or his preferences.
The big long and fat ones would seem better to me (yeah,yeah,ha,ha) because you smoke longer and they are more substantial. I was thinking medium, because how could you go wrong there...in fact, I was sort of thinking of the cigars along the lines of choosing coffee.
He is on a US base in the United Arab Emirates; I don't know what conditions the cigars need to be kept in or how they will do being shipped.
I would like to spend about $50 including shipping and was thinking about getting one of those cool humidors that are plastic and water tight and putting the cigars in there, but then I thought maybe I should skip the cool box and put the money into the cigars.
I was also debating having them shipped directly from the internet cigar retailer (much easier and my preference) but I figure the odds of a box with "cigars" on it actually arriving intact to a base ( much less a specific person) in the Middle East are slim.
Thanks for your advice.