Okay, there are 9 days until Christmas and I haven’t even started my shopping! No worries, that’s normal for me. I like to wait until the last week to shop. I’ll jot down my list at the last possible moment and then have a huge breakfast before venturing out to do it all in one day. Yes, one day!
Here at Smokingpipes.com we’ve been processing orders for holiday shoppers for about two weeks now. Many people are taking advantage of our holiday specials. If you haven’t noticed we are offering many great deals for this special time of year. For instance, if you purchase a Peterson pipe, you get a tin of Peterson tobacco for free! How great is that? Or if you purchase a new Dunhill, Castello or Becker pipe, you get a copy of In Search of Pipe Dreams by Rick Newcombe for free! And be sure to check out our banner advertisement at the top of our home page to see our daily 21 Days of Christmas Sale. Each day we are offering a different product at a reduced price. Sykes is having a blast with this one, as he is the only one who knows what is going up and when it will be posted on each day. Crazy, but fun, huh?
And check out what showed up in our receiving area last week. How would you like to have this trunk of cigars under your Christmas tree? I just had to snap a picture of it to share with you.
Today, I thought I would offer a few tips for navigating around on our site. For example, if you put the word gift in our search engine you will get a list of products that contain that word. Search results bring up our Cornell & Diehl Sampler Packs, Gift Sets that have lots of goodies inside and include a tin of Aromatic, English or Virginia tobacco. You will also see our Collegiate Starter Kit, a Lampe Berger Gift Set and quite a few cigar gift sets; some even include an ashtray. And one actually comes with golf balls! How sweet is that? Then put in the word sample. This will show you even more cigars. One comes with a humidor and one even comes with a beautiful torch lighter! I snapped a picture of this one. Talk about a fantastic deal!
If you’re considering a pipe as a gift, you may want to check out our How To Choose Gifts For A Pipe Smoker and How To Select The 'Right' Pipe. Then move on to our PIPE LOCATOR tool. It’s on the right just above our listing for Fresh Pipes. This tool will allow you to select specific criteria about the pipe you are looking for. You can search by Brand, Finish, Shape, Price and more. Key factors to remember are straight versus bent and filtered or unfiltered. You may also have a budget and this tool will narrow the search for you and perhaps save you hours at the computer.
We have many items that are perfect for stuffing in a stocking for your special someone. We have pipe tampers, pipe tools, pipe stands, cleaning supplies, candles, lamps and lamp oil. We have cigars, cigar cutters, humidifiers and humidors. Okay, think really big stocking for the humidor! We have all kinds of tobacco and all kinds of pipes. Photographed here: See the wonderful display that Susan helped me set up?
If you’re looking to see what’s on sale, just look to the right and click on ‘Specials’. If you’re looking for what posted on our latest update, click on ‘Fresh Pipes’ or ‘Other Arrivals’. These are all key tools to assist you when browsing our site.
Please remember to check our shipping schedule posted for the coming holidays. You will find this on the banner advertisement posted on our home page. The clock is ticking and we better get busy, myself included.
Okay, I better get this wrapped up. (Wow, that made me think of something else I have yet to do – wrap the gifts that I have yet to buy.)
In closing, we hope that your shopping experience with us is always a pleasant one. We appreciate your business. And we wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. May your heart be filled with love and good cheer … today, tomorrow and in the New Year!