Choosing a gift for your partner can be difficult. If it’s a new relationship, you might worry the gift is too “involved”. And for those who have been together for a while, it can be easy to fall into the trap of giving your partner something extra vanilla, like a new hoover or a bread maker.
Thankfully, there is one type of gift that will always be welcome. It can jazz up a long-term relationship, or fan the flames of a new fling. We’re talking about sex toys, naturally.
Giving a sex toy or equally sexy gift can be daunting, which is why we’re here to guide you through the buying process. Whatever your budget and whatever your kinks, there’s definitely something saucy you can leave under the Christmas tree this year. Read on to discover our top tips for giving the gift of pleasure this Christmas.
Step One: It’s About Them, Not You
Christmas is all about the sacrifice of giving. You’re supposed to find something that the other person will love, not only think about how it will benefit you. A Christmas gift isn’t the best way to start a conversation about trying something new in the bedroom. The same goes for buying lingerie. Make sure you’re buying it because you think they will love it, not because you’d love to see them in it.
Step Two: Think Outside The Box
Your sexy Christmas gift doesn't have to be a toy or clothing. You could give them a naughty board game or something subtly sensual. A sex board game could be a very welcome alternative to Scrabble on the cold winter nights ahead. Or you could give your partner a selection of sensual bath oils and a massage candle that is really just a big nudge and a wink.
Step Three: Think About The Presentation
With a lot of sex toy gifts, you can have some fun with the presentation. Small sex toys can be hidden at the bottom of stockings. Create your own Christmas crackers and hide a bullet vibrator in one. But if you’re planning to give your partner a monster dildo, maybe leave this gift until after your family have left. There’s nothing wrong with being an openly sexual person willing to celebrate pleasure, but it could leave some in an awkward situation.
Step Four: Find Something You Can Use Together
If you want to drive home the message that the sex toy is about both of you, and not just one person’s sexual pleasure, then look for something couple friendly. Remote control toys can bring some high-tech fun into your relationship. If you’re in a long-distance relationship, or often spend time apart, then a smart sex toy which is linked to your phone could add a new dimension of playfulness.
Step Five: If you’re Not Sure, Ask
Buying a sex toy together can be just as exciting as getting a surprise. Bring up the topic of sex toys as gifts to test their vibe. If you get an icy reception, start looking for another gift idea. If this idea sparks something, why not go shopping together. This will allow you to explore each other's boundaries and learn more about what makes your partner tick. Buying a new sex toy together could soon become a festive tradition.
Step Six: Men Love Sex Toys Too
Most of the “buy your partner a sex toy at Christmas” articles are aimed at men buying them for their partners. But what about the men? The idea that men don’t want or need sex toys is so outdated. This Christmas, why not step outside your comfort zone and buy your man something he wouldn’t even think to buy for himself. We recently shared our thoughts on why more men should embrace sex toys, and everything you need to know about strokers.
If you want to be bold this Christmas, a sex toy could be just the thing you need. Provided you keep the recipient in mind, test the waters first, and embrace the wide range of sex toys available, your present is sure to be a hit. Remember that you can enjoy 10% off your order with code XMAS10. This does not include offer items.