Giving the Gift of Vapor

Hey, vape fans! With Black Friday right around the corner, I wanted to offer some tips on giving the gift of vapor to the smokers in your life.

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First, no one wants to be ‘that guy’ that gives the diet cookbooks and self-help books to someone who doesn’t think they need it. So make sure that vaping is something they are actually interested in. I know we’re all passionate about all the wonderful ways vaping has affected our lives, but people don’t appreciate lifestyle changes being crammed down their throats. It’s easy to find out if it’s something they are interested in, just talk about how much you love it and see how they respond and what kinds of questions they ask.

Second, make sure you give them everything they need to start vaping right away. That includes the battery, tank, charger, and e-juice. A great way to accomplish that is the Aspire Premium Starter kit and a bottle of e-juice. Also consider additional pluses that will make vaping easier for them, like blunt needle tips for filling their tank, and a case in which to keep their vape. This way you do not require them to invest in something they are unsure about their level of dedication to.

Third, make sure you get a gift that is not too complicated, but also high quality. We all know the transition only works when the equipment offers what the smoker needs to feel satisfied. That can only happen if they can understand how it works, and what you give them keeps working. For instance, you don’t want to get a dripping set-up for someone who has never vaped. The complication of building the coils combined with the maintenance would be a discouragement to someone who has not acquired the passion of vaping yet.

Fourth, be thoughtful when determining what flavor to include in the gift. It’s important to understand that it is next to impossible to replicate the flavor of combustion in e-juice, so the likelihood of finding an e-juice that will match the flavor of the analogs is low. Consider the types of foods they enjoy, the desserts they do, or wish they could eat, and their favorite candies. Still not sure? Why not give them the MBV Best Seller starter pack so they can get a taste of different kinds of flavors.

Fifth, let them know what to expect when they start vaping. It’s important to have an honest conversation about things like getting a dry throat, vapers tongue, how to fill their tanks, leaks and floods, and all the other stuff that we were all confused about when we first started. Show them things like the MBV YouTube channel with quick tips and other valuable information for vapers.

Sixth, don’t just give and go. Be sure they know they can ask you questions and get advice. Giving a lifestyle change gift comes with more than just pretty packaging, it works best when coupled with support and encouragement. Also provide them with other ways to get information, such as the MBV website where they can chat live with a customer service representative.

Last, but likely the most important, don’t give this as a gift with the expectation that they will love vaping as much as you do, or that they will quit analogs. Remember back when you were using the death sticks? If someone gave me anything and told me I was going to quit, I would have smiled politely and tried it, but inside would have been offended and probably never touched it again after they left. Each person has to make their decisions in life, and if you care about them enough to give them a gift, then care enough to let them find this path at their pace.

Giving the gift of vaping is a thoughtful and possibly life-changing gift that should not be underestimated. We vape because it has changed our lives, and naturally we want to share that joy with everyone we care about. However, it’s important to pay attention to the details and be sure you’re mindful of the things listed above.

Enjoy your holiday shopping and Vape on!

Written by: Michelle Harnden


Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

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