Finally got your hands on some Cubans and trying to figure out how to properly store them? You need a humidor. What is a humidor? Quite simply, it’s an airtight container with a humidifying element designed to keep your cigars (or other tobacco) at a relative humidity of 68-72% (though some people make a case for as low as 65%). The best humidor for you depends on your taste, how many cigars you want to store and how much cash you want to drop. Here are the 6 best humidors for your collection of Cubans. Just don’t forget to properly season them according to manufacturer specs before putting your smokes inside.
At $28, less than you spent on the 25 to 50 cigars you’re going to put inside, you might be quick to dismiss the Quality Importers Desktop Humidor as too low end. You’d be wrong. Yeah, it’s made overseas, but it’s lined with premium kiln-dried Spanish Cedar, finished with a nice mahogany exterior and has a real glass viewing window. These aren’t low end features and are part of why this is the bestselling humidor on Amazon.$28+
This La Cubana Glass and Wooden Humidor takes everything that makes the Quality Importers Capri a good buy (kiln-dried Cedar lining, wood and glass construction, viewing window, storage for up to 50 cigars) and upgrades it with a two shelf system, scratch-resistant reclaimed wood finish and a design that’s more mid-century modern. It even comes with a wooden cigar cutter to add to your collection or give as a gift.$100+
If you’re looking the best value humidor for cigars, you won’t do better than the Daniel Marshall Ambiente Humidor. With a construction process that he’s been perfecting for more than three decades, each Daniel Marshall humidor takes more than 200 steps and six months to complete. Each American-made Daniel Marshall humidor is designed and built with an almost neurotic level of detail to be both functional and gorgeous. The Spanish Cedar interior is only harvested at specific times. The French hinges are 24kt gold plated. Oh, and it also safely cradles more cigars (125) than you could hope to smoke in four months.$575
While the “fact” that Davidoff invented the first desktop humidor is not true, the company has been making humidors for over 70 years, so it should come as no surprise they know how to put together a quality product. The Voyager Humidor in macassar finish might only hold 13 cigars, but it’s stately appearance and presence on your desk more than make up for it. It also comes with a leather carrying pouch just in case you want access to your favorites when you’re on the go.$1,100+
The Made-in-France humidors from Prometheus use a proprietary humidifier and digital hygrometer / thermometer to create the ideal storage and aging environment for your smokes on the inside, while also having an exterior finish that belongs in the permanent collection at the MoMA. If you’re into modern design, the Platinum series Red Sycamore 75-Cigar Humidor with its bright red exterior, nickel-plated brass feet, logo plate and jumbo hinges make it the perfect statement piece for your home or office.$1,495
If money is no object, Elie Blue makes what many consider to be the best humidor on the planet. It features a seamless seal, excellent hinges, proprietary humidifier with adjustable vents, absurd construction, locking mechanism and exquisite marquetry (the inlaid pieces of wood used for decoration), meaning there’s more tech and design packed into this thing than most people’s houses. The Elie Bleu “Casa Cubana” Limited and Numbered Edition displays your love of the Cuban while making sure the 75 cigars inside remain in perfect condition. If you’re the type of guy that just couldn’t deal with a stock Rolls Royce off the lot, this is the humidor for you.$3,100+