There’s a key to hitting on just the right gift for your partner: Know them well.
This is especially important when you plan on putting a sex toy or other erotic product under the tree. After all, to the right person, a super-sized anal plug might send just the right message; to another, it might elicit a horrified gasp followed by stunned silence and, in the absolute worst-case scenario, anger. Which hardly makes for a warm, happy holiday moment. Sex, after all, is a very personal thing, which means people tend to be a little touchy about it – especially if it’s kinky.
But let’s suppose that the moment is right, that you already use sex toys in your relationship, or that your partner has dropped a hint about what they’d like. Or – better still – maybe you’ve already talked about and agreed to trying something new. What to buy?
Here are a few top-rated sex toys that shine as gifts. Consider this a bit of a sexy holiday gift list.
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For the new sexual adventurer
Perhaps you and your partner have discussed spicing things up, but are just dipping your toes into adult products. May we suggest something like a massage candle?
Candles are a nice way to set the mood for sexy time and this one from JimmyJane also doubles as massage oil. Light it up and use the easy-pour spout to apply oil to your partner (check the temperature first!) for a sexy, scented start to play time.
An indulgent pleasure set
Great sex is all about sensation and anticipation. The Indulge Me Pleasure Set from LELO offers both. It includes a blindfold for sensory deprivation, a feather tickler for sensual tickling and play, and a NOA silicone couples’ massager for the big finale.
A restraints kit
Bondage is huge. Whether it’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” that unleashed this beautiful beast, or something else entirely, many couples are also tying each other up – with very sexy results.