We’ve all been there: minding your own business at work and starting on your second cup of coffee when you glance at the calendar and realize there’s only a few weeks left to find that perfect gift for someone you love.
If you’ve got a vaper in the family, trying to find the perfect gift for them can be tricky. You find yourself on an e-cigarette site and are suddenly confronted with an array of clearomizers, vaporizers, tanks, batteries, and so on. With so much terminology and all the different devices to process, it can get a little overwhelming.
blu is sympathetic to these struggles, so to help out we’ve put together a guide for non-vapers on what all the vaping terminology means and give you advice on what the most appropriate gifts for your friends and family might be.
Types of E-Cigarette
There are two types of e-cigarette – open and closed system e-cigs. These terms refer to how the e-liquid (which we will come onto later) is vaped. For more information on the differences between open and closed system e-cigarettes, take a look at our Explore Vaping section.
The best way to check which e-cig your partner, friend or family member has is to look on the side of the device. If the e-cig has a clear window on the side, then it’s an open system e-cigarette. the clear window is a part of the clearomizer, and only open system e-cigs use clearomizers.
The blu version of the open system e-cigarette is called the blu PRO™ Kit and comes with all the component parts needed and a bottle of Tobacco flavor blu® Liquid. The blu PRO™ offers a long, powerful vape with an intense flavor.
If your blu® e-cigarette does not have a clear window on its side, it’s a closed system e-cig. Some closed system e-cigs use tanks to hold the e-liquid and these can be unscrewed and detached from the device. The other type of closed system e-cig are disposable e-cigarettes, which have no removable parts and so cannot be taken apart; all the liquid is already contained within the e-cig. Checking whether the tank can be unscrewed or not is the easiest way to tell these two apart.
The blu PLUS+™ is our model of the closed system e-cigarette and is available either with a Rechargeable Case or with a compact USB charger. blu also offers a blu® Disposables range which has a variety of different flavors to choose from. The blu PLUS+™ and blu® Disposables ranges are more compact and ideal for on-the-go vapers.
E-liquid is the liquid inside an e-cigarette which is turned into vapor by an internal heating element. Without e-liquid, an e-cig cannot work, so it’s an important part of any vaping experience. E-liquid comes in a variety of flavors and strengths, all of which are explained in more detail here.
Identifying the flavor of e-liquid that your friend or family member uses is easy as it will be written clearly on the bottle. As for the nicotine strength, this amount is usually noted on the side of the bottle as a percentage. This value can vary from 0% (i.e. nicotine-free) to 2.4%. Nicotine strength can greatly affect a vaping experience, so if you need any assistance identifying e-liquid strength our Customer Care Team are always on hand to help you out.
Vapers are always in need of more e-liquid to add to their supply, so it can make a nice extra gift for the person you care about.
As with many other products, the various parts of e-cigarettes need replacing over time, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you need to get a brand new e-cig. Sometimes you only need a new part, and that’s why we offer a number of these options to save vapers the hassle of buying multiple e-cigarettes in a short space of time.
For this reason we offer blu PLUS+™ batteries, blu PRO™ Clearomizers and blu PRO™ batteries. These products can be used to replace an old or broken part of an e-cigarette or act as a spare in case one of these parts is lost.
E-Cigarettes need to be charged, and as with your phone or laptop, chargers are all too easy to be misplaced or broken, and sometimes you’ll just need an extra one for work. We offer a number of different chargers to help vapers charge their e-cigarettes wherever they are. blu offers standard Wall Chargers and USB Chargers to suit vapers’ needs.
If you have any other questions about e-cigarettes, please check out our Customer Service section.