The Best Personalized Lighters to Fire It Up

Updated on May 23, 2020 by Chris Bajda

Whether you smoke or not, it's always good to be prepared.  And what better way to be ready to help a friend in need than with an engraved lighter?  There are hundreds of cool and unique custom lighters on the Internet, so we did you a favor and narrowed the search. 

A lighter is one of the most essential things you can have in your personal tool kit.  Having one on a camping trip, or to simply illuminate a candle at home, is going to make your life a whole lot easier.  A lighter is going to help you get fire, something quite crucial when it comes to getting out there in the wilderness, but of course, there are all different types of lighters to think about.  

Out of the wide variety of fire sticks out there, they nearly all fall into one of five categories.  Each of the different types and styles of lighters come with their own pros and cons.  Think about how you'll be using your lighter and which features are most important to tackle each job at hand.

There are certainly people out there that need multiple lighters, as they have various needs and thus must dip into multiple categories.  We have them covered below.



This is a more powerful lighter than gets you through those windy days.  They are most commonly used to light cigars and outdoor BBQ grills, as the intense flame lights quickly and cuts through the elements.  Torch lighters run on butane and can be refilled as often as needed.  The push-button mechanism is also very easy to use.

Put some real flame in your man's hand, the kind of torch that will make that stogie sizzle. This bad boy burns so brightly, you might be mistaken for an Olympic torchbearer.  If you can contain this high powered flare and avoid the fire marshal, you'll have lighter that will impress your guy during any cigar party. 

The Lighter King is a engraved torch lighter with a retractable built-in bullet cutter.  It comes with an adjustable flame height and butane is refillable.  Each torch comes in a black gift box for epic presentation, and it's perfect to couple this gift with a larger cigar gift for your man.



A Zippo lighter is definitely the most popular on the market. If there's a smoker in your life, I'm sure you are familiar with this type of flame.  Also common to have around the house to light candles on birthday cakes, this category of illumination is most prevalent due to its small size and ease of use.

A darker, slicker version of the original Zippo chrome lighter. A perfect gift for your not-so-perfect party boy. Personalize it for a valuable keepsake. As with every Zippo Product, this lighter carries the famous Zippo Lifetime Guarantee. Free Engraving! Personalized with 3 lines of up to 15 characters per line. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.  Grab yours on Amazon today!

  • Personalized Zippo Black Ice Lighter - Free Engraving
  • Please email or contact us through amazon to submit your engraving information within 24 hours of purchase.
  • Engrave up to 3 lines 15 characters per line for free
  • Zippo Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Engraving



It's all in the name!  These petite lighters are popular because they can travel with you anywhere while not even noticing they're there.  Most commonly attached to a key chain, they’re easy to use and carry on just about anything.  They’re so easy to use because the fuel they use is both inexpensive and readily available in most stores.  They’re so small you can easily attach it to your kit and forget about it until you need them.  That's why this type of lighter is so handy. 

County Comm offers three different sizes of Capsule lighters - Split Pea, Peanut, and Peanut XL.  Constructed of 300 Series Stainless Steel with an overall height without the split ring is 1.3" and it's diameter is .5". Like it's big brother the "Peanut Lighter", the Split Pea is sure to become very popular due to their ability to be carried in your pants pocket or stored with your camping equipment for a long period of time without the fluid drying out. These lighters use a standard liquid lighter fluid that you will need to add on your own.  

After the outstanding response we received with the Standard Peanut Lighter our staff members wondered what could be done to make it better.

After numerous responses and requests with the Standard Peanut and Split Pea Lighters our staff members wondered what could be done to make it better. The answer is to make it bigger and also increase the size of the spark wheel for even easier use with and without gloves. These two changes make a dramatic difference in extended run time and versatility of use in any condition. The XL Peanut Lighter is also perfect for extended trips where you will need more than a few days of fire starting.



Bic lighters are most commonly seen at grocery store checkout counters or gas station cashier stands.  Inexpensive and easy to use, these lighters are come for younger people and the use once and dispose of crowd.  Bics can be personalized to look neat, they’re cheap to buy, easy to replace, and you can even get them in large quantities.

Quality and safety are built into every step of the lighter production process. Every BIC® lighter undergoes more than 50 separate, automatic quality checks during the manufacturing process.

To meet consumer demand for quality and performance, BIC has developed high-technology manufacturing that allows us to produce lighters in great quantity while maintaining strict quality controls.



If you're looking to have a little fun with the process, a gun lighter might just be for you.  Look like a gangster while lighting that smoke with these super cool gun lighters!  

This little handgun from Oddity Mall is actually a lighter that you can use to light your cigarette or just light stuff on fire if that's your thing. Simply point it at your face and pull the trigger, assuming you have a cigarette in your mouth. Made to look like a 9MM handgun, and quite a realistic one at that, besides being a quarter of the actual size, the handgun lighter is perfect to light a cigarette, start your BBQ, or just to have on hand in case you're one of those people who always like to be prepared for everything. 



Reliability is the most important attribute for anything you purchase in life.  The same should be said for your lighter!  You want to be able to rely on it no matter the conditions.  After all, those camping trips are guaranteed to come with all sunny days.  Waterproof lighters will give you comfort in any conditions.

This waterproof lighter from GI Joes Military Surplus actually floats as well!  This buoyant plastic lighter is enhanced with Piezo Electric Ignition and a Catalyzer Coil.  It provides a 2000 Degrees Fahrenheit Flame and is both waterproof and windproof.

  • USCG Orange ABS Plastic Casing
  • Buoyant Floating Lighter
  • Electric Ignition
  • Catalyzer Coil Provides 2000 Degrees Fahrenheit Flame
  • Waterproof Casing When Fully Closed
  • Fuel Capacity: 0.04 Oz.
  • Windproof Flame Up To 80 MPH
  • Optimal Performance Up To 8000 Feet Above Sea Level
  • O-Ring Sealed Cover With Locking Clasp
  • Dimensions: 2.6" x 1.6" x 0.5"
  • 2 Year Warranty From Manufacturer




Quite often you can find a great personalized lighter as part of a combination set with some other great items.  This combo gift set from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is ideal for any man.  It comes with an engraved lighter and wallet.  

This personalized dual threat will sizzle your man's cash flow.  When you gift this perfect pocket pair, you equip your guy with a high-end wallet that will wear itself to perfection, as well as a matching lighter for those times of need.  Illuminate your man's smile by presenting him with this duo that dazzles.

Bucks Ablazin is a personalized black leather wallet and black lighter set that can both be engraved with a three initial monogram.  The wallet measures 3" x 4" x .5" and the lighter measures 2 1/4" x 1 3/8" x 1/2".  The twosome personalized makes for one ideal guy gift.  

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