Vaper’s Guide to Preparing for the Holidays

Vaper’s Guide to Preparing for the Holidays

December 15, 2017

Happy holidays! The best time of the year is here. During the holiday season, you’re going to spend extra time out of the house shopping for gifts, visiting family members and having an all-around good time – and your vaping setup will be right there with you. Do you think that the holiday season is just like any other time of the year for someone who vapes? Not true! Remember these six simple tips to have a great vaping experience throughout the holiday season.

 

Order Your Supplies Before You Need Them

USPS, UPS and FedEx are extremely fast and reliable delivery services. During the holidays, though, everyone has items to ship. The delivery services get bogged down and often take longer to deliver packages than they normally would. Vendors also become extremely busy, so it shouldn’t surprise you if your favorite e-liquid seller needs an extra day to process and ship your order. During the holidays, it’s a good idea to order your vaping supplies well before you actually need them.

 

Order Extra Cotton or Coils

When you shop for vaping supplies during the holidays, you generally don’t need to worry about your favorite e-liquid selling out. Taste is an individual thing, and no single e-liquid is so popular that your favorite vendor won’t be able to keep it in stock. Cotton and replacement coils, though, are supplies that every vaper needs. If you’re used to ordering your e-liquid – and your coils or coil building supplies – from one vendor, you should order extra supplies in advance of the holiday season. The vendor will have trouble keeping those items in stock during its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

 

Watch for Sales

Retailers often earn much of their revenue for the entire year during the holiday season. Consumers are shopping for gifts, and they’re ready to spend money. Retailers will do everything they can – including offering large discounts – to capture as much of that money as possible. If you want to find out about your favorite vendor’s offers during the holiday season, sign up for that vendor’s mailing list. You can expect almost every vaping company to offer discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but don’t worry if you miss those sales. You can also find last-minute sales right before Christmas. You may also find sales around New Year’s Day. When you see a deal that’s too good to pass up, it’s time to buy.

 

Buy a Travel Case

The holiday season is a great time for visiting extended family members – some of whom may live quite far away. You’ll want to bring your vaping supplies during your trip, but throwing everything into the console or glove box of your car isn’t a good idea. Your e-liquid bottles could leak, and allowing batteries to rattle around unsecured isn’t safe. Buy a travel case that allows you to keep your device, spare batteries and e-liquid bottles secure during long drives. It’s also a good idea to travel with a backup for every device and critical component in your vaping setup. You wouldn’t be happy if you needed to go out and search for an open vape shop during a holiday party with your family (unless the party happened to be at your in-laws’ house!).

 

Vape Courteously

It’s unlikely that every person in your family vapes – and those who don’t vape may not love your glorious clouds quite as much as you do. If your family members tolerate smoking at holiday parties, you can probably feel free to vape. If people step outside for smoke breaks, though, you should do the same. It’s the courteous thing to do.

 

Don’t Leave Your Vaping Supplies Outside

Unless you’re visiting the tropics during the holidays or live in a warm area, you’ll probably experience below-freezing temperatures during the winter. Although vaping outdoors in the winter shouldn’t harm your equipment, the cold can cause certain elements in your vaping setup to behave abnormally.
  • Freezing temperatures can drain batteries quickly. If you’ll be outside for a while, bring a spare set of batteries. Carry the batteries in silicone sleeves or a plastic box to prevent them from touching one another.
  • Don’t chain vape. Freezing temperatures will cause the vegetable glycerin in your e-liquid to thicken, lowering the wicking efficiency of your tank or atomizer and increasing the chance of dry hits.
  • Watch your tank. The cold may cause the gaskets in your tank to constrict or crack, potentially leading to a leak.

Although there’s generally no need to worry about the negative effects of cold weather on your vaping setup if you’re only going to be outside for an hour or two, those effects will become more pronounced the longer your device is out in the cold. Don’t leave your vaping supplies in the car overnight.



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