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Ashtrays

2 items total
Ashtray MARY, Blomus
Ashtray MARY, Blomus
In stock (2 pcs)
44,83 €
BM68250
Ashtray PATTY, Blomus
Ashtray PATTY, Blomus
In stock (27 pcs)
24,43 €
BM68236

Ashtray – a convenient and safe way to enjoy your cigar

What is an Ashtray and what is used for?

An ashtray is a container used for holding ash and cigarette or cigar butts. Ashtrays are typically made of heat-resistant materials, such as glass, metal, or ceramics, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Ashtrays are commonly found in areas where smoking is allowed, such as outdoor patios, bars, and smoking lounges. They can also be used in private homes by individuals who smoke or host guests who smoke.

In recent years, as smoking has become less popular, ashtrays are less commonly found in public spaces and have become more of a collector's item or novelty item. Some people use ashtrays for non-smoking purposes, such as holding coins, jewellery, or other small items.

The history of an ashtray

Ashtrays have been in use for centuries, dating back to ancient times when people would collect ash and dispose of it in special containers. In the 19th century, as smoking became more popular, ashtrays became more common and began to be produced in various shapes and sizes.

In the early 20th century, ashtrays became a popular decorative item, with many different designs and materials used, including glass, metal, and porcelain. Ashtrays were often decorated with intricate designs, logos, and patterns, and many were made by famous artists and designers.

During the mid-20th century, smoking was very popular, and ashtrays became a ubiquitous item in homes, offices, and public spaces. Many hotels, restaurants, and airlines even provided ashtrays as part of their service.

However, in the latter half of the 20th century, as the negative health effects of smoking became more widely known, attitudes towards smoking began to change, and ashtrays began to decline in popularity. Many public spaces and businesses began to ban smoking altogether, and ashtrays became less common in private homes as well.

Today, ashtrays are still used by smokers and can be found in some public spaces, but they are no longer as common or as popular as they once were.

When and where do I need an ashtray?

Every place where smoking is permitted usually requires an ashtray, such as:

  • Homes: An ashtray is a need if either you or your friends smoke. You can choose to have an ashtray on the terrace or balcony, in a defined smoking area or in specific rooms where smoking is allowed.
  • Outdoor spaces: You must have an ashtray if you have a patio, balcony, or other outside seating areas where smoking is permitted. To endure exposure to the elements, outdoor ashtrays should be tough and weather-resistant.
  • Restaurants and bars: Restaurants and bars often have dedicated smoking areas with ashtrays. Customers may be required in some establishments to smoke exclusively in specified locations.

In conclusion, an ashtray is required in every place where smoking is allowed to keep the environment tidy and lower the risk of fire.

Is an ashtray a good gift idea 'for him'?

It depends on the person's likes and behaviours. An ashtray could make a beneficial and considerate gift if the person smokes and does so regularly at home or outside. But, if someone doesn't smoke or has given up, an ashtray might not be the right present. Smoking is a personal choice, therefore even well-intentioned gifts that are tied to smoking may offend some recipients.

In general, while selecting a present, it's necessary to take the recipient's interests and preferences into account. It's always a good idea to ask the recipient directly if you're unsure or to choose a more neutral present. As a more neutral choice for him, you may go through our selection of modern games or practical office accessories.