Maybe you’ve got a difficult-to-buy-for friend who you know is into vaping. Or maybe a certain someone in your life has been trying to quit smoking for years, and might have expressed a casual interest in e-cigarettes, only to seemingly ‘never get round to’ exploring it for real?
You get the idea – this blog post is very much for helping you to land the perfect present – or several – for this kind of person. So, let’s get started with suggestions!
A vaping starter kit
As the term “starter kit” suggests, these products are the “ground floor” of the vaping world – the kind of thing someone might buy if they’re only just getting acquainted with e-cigarettes or wondering what the fuss is all about.
Plus, with the most affordable vape starter kits giving the purchaser change from two tenners, they’re priced well for a Christmas gift budget.
The UK store Shisha Vibe, for example, stocks popular starter kits from such renowned vape-industry brands as Aspire, Smok, Lost Vape and Innokin, so that your recipient can make the smoothest possible transition to life as an e-cigarette user.
One thing that unites beginner and experienced vapers alike is an appreciation of e-liquids. They’ll always be running out of them, and a few bottles are an interesting, cheap and risk-free present, in that it’s hardly the end of the world if your recipient isn’t hugely enthusiastic about the flavours you select.
In any case, given the vast range of e-juice flavours available on the market – from almond, aloe vera and apricot to vanilla, waffle and yoghurt – there should hopefully be only a small chance of the person who receives your present being unappreciative.
When you’re browsing vaping online stores, you’re likely to see references to terms like ‘mouth to lung’ and ‘sub ohm’, including in relation to tanks.
Basically, they’re references to two different styles of vaping, ‘sub ohm’ also sometimes being called ‘direct-to-lung’ vaping. Mouth-to-lung vaping, or MTL, is the style of vaping that most closely mimics the experience of smoking cigarettes. This unsurprisingly makes it a go-style style among those are only just getting into vaping, or who miss the sensation of smoking.
Meanwhile, direct-to-lung (DTL) – or sub ohm – vapers are those who like to blow clouds while vaping. The ‘sub ohm’, by the way, comes from the fact that a DTL kit needs to have a coil resistance of less than one ohm; MTL vapers, meanwhile, require a tank with restricted airflow and a coil with somewhat higher resistance – typically more than one ohm.
You can probably begin to see, then, the importance of first determining your recipient’s favoured style – or likely favoured vaping style – before buying a sub ohm or MTL tank for them.
Other vaping accessories
If you know enough about vaping and your intended recipient’s preferences to have the luxury of being a bit more adventurous with your purchase, what about some coils, pods or even a tool kit?
The above is certainly not an exhaustive list of possibilities for buying someone close to you a vaping-related present this festive season. Nonetheless, it will have hopefully given you some invaluable inspiration.