‘Tis the season for giving, and what’s better to give someone than orgasms? There are so many great sex toy gifts out there for almost anyone in your life — friends, partners, siblings, or even yourself (I maybe would steer clear of giving a sex toy to a coworker or aunt, though.) If you’re looking to gift something you know they’ll love, and something they maybe wouldn’t buy for themselves, a toy can be a nice option.
Buying sex toys for someone else is an art, though, particularly if it’s someone you’re not sleeping with and aren’t totally sure what they’re into in the bedroom. Sex toy reviewer extraordinaire Epiphora has a great guide for how to gift a sex toy to someone else, if you’re unsure how to decide what to get. The most important things to remember are that you’re shopping for them, not you, and standard, versatile toys are always safe bets. If you’re not sure how kinky or adventurous they are, it’s best to stay somewhere in the middle so you don’t totally freak them out (or offend them!).
And with that, here are some ideas for buying a special someone in your life a brand spankin’ (heh) new sex toy this holiday season.
1For A Toy Box Staple You Can Depend On
The Vibratex Mystic Wand ($50) provides the clitoral stimulation that the Hitachi Magic Wand is known for without the pesky electrical cord. It has six different vibration patterns, and the head of the toy is made out of silicone, which means it’s body safe and easy to clean. A nice toy to use alone or with a partner, it’s essentially a no-fail gift.
2To Class Up Their A**
Crystal Delights butt plugs ($80 and up) are works of art. The gorgeous and super customizable butt plugs (choose from three bulb sizes, two stem lengths, and 15 Swarovski crystal colors) make a lovely gift, because really, who doesn’t want some “booty bling?”
3For The Ultimate G-Spot Stimulation
I will never make a sex toy roundup that doesn’t include the Njoy Pure Wand ($110). It is the end all and be all of G-spot stimulation, and can give even non-squirters a newfound ability to ejaculate. It’s made from silky smooth, deliciously heavy stainless steel and even comes in a beautiful box for safe keeping.
4For The Kinkster
A set of high-quality restraints are always a great gift for anyone who likes being tied up. These KinkLab leather wrist cuffs ($35) are versatile, which makes them perfect for new and experienced kinsters alike — they can be unwrapped with a set of teeth, or a lock can be added for more serious play.
5For Penetration That Can Be Shared
I’m not sure who wouldn’t want a striped dildo, TBH. The Paris G-Spot Silicone Dildo By BS ($75) is made from body-safe silicone and is nicely curved for G-spot stimulation, but small enough for prostate stimulation, too. It's like the Goldilocks of dildos.
6For The Person Who Needs A Spanking
This classic leather paddle ($42) The Stockroom is a great addition to any toy box, and is only as nasty as the person wielding it.
7For The Porn Nerd
Tristan Taormino’s The Feminist Porn Book ($23) is a must-read for any women who are into porn. It’s smart, fascinating, and totally empowered.
8For Bending Someone Over
The most comfortable harness that has ever existed, the Spareparts Joque Harness ($125) is great for anyone who plans on giving a little more to their partner. Consider pairing it with the Woody dildo for a perfect set.
9To Turn Things Up A Notch
Alligator nipple clamps ($16) are a great way to add some more intense stimulation to your play.
10For The Person Who Wants A Sleek Vibe
The Lelo Mona 2 ($170) is a gorgeous, rechargeable vibrator that is classy and awesome. Anyone would be lucky to own one, and it’s made from the quality that all Lelo products are known for.
11For The Person Who Likes A Challenge
Meet Randy ($100), perhaps the girthiest dildo in existence. Randy is enormously intimidating, but for folks who feel up to the task (and perhaps are very into fisting), nothing compares.