Why sex toys make for the perfect gift
With hundreds of options to choose from and no 'try before you buy', it's almost impossible for anyone to know exactly what kind of sex toy they'll enjoy until they can explore it themselves. This is good news for you because it means it's harder to get a pleasure gift wrong.
High-quality sex toys also aren't inexpensive and it's typically an item that is low on most people's priority list for things they might purchase for themselves – yet another reason why it's hard to get it wrong! Unless, of course, the gift receiver has already made it clear that they're not at all interested in pleasure-related gifts... then might we suggest something like Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski as a stocking stuffer. You'll both thank us later.
Questions to consider before making a purchase
What's your budget?
To ensure you're getting something that is actually high-quality, make sure your budget allows for a product that is either certified body-safe silicone or medical-grade silicone and/or is free from harmful ingredients. We'd suggest a minimum budget of $50 to get something that is going to last for at least 2-3 years for the gift receiver. Zee and a toy-friendly lube like Alu are the perfect budget duo!
Is this gift for your partner? A friend? Coworker? Your neighbor??
You're likely to know your partner's sexual preferences best, so if this is who you are searching for, skip to the next question. If you're buying a gift for a friend, coworker, or your favorite neighbor (and you've already considered budget) you may want to consider how closer your relationship. If you don't know them as well, something a bit more discreet yet still beautifully designed like Dip or Kushi are great options. If you know them more closely, and wouldn't hesitate to give them a slightly larger toy, Arc or Nova 2 are both fantastic.
Do they already own a sex toy?
If they already own a toy (or ten), you'll want to think of products that might be one level up from a beginner sex toy. Our most powerful sex toy, Le Wand Feel My Power, is sure to knock their socks off. For sex toy aficionados, Ditto might be just the thing to put you in the #1 spot of their gift-givers.
Have they mentioned a type of stimulation they prefer?
Do they love direct external clitoral stimulation? Suction vibrators Aer and Melt would be perfect for them. Do they prefer internal vaginal stimulation? Arc or Nova 2 are our best-selling internal vibrators. Anal play is their jam? Ditto is the one.
"I'd prefer to play my pleasure-gifting a bit safer..."
You absolutely cannot go wrong with gifting lube or a sexual wellness book. If you're looking for the best lube to use for sex and with silicone sex toys, you'll want a water-based lube like Alu. If you're looking for the best lube for partnered sex without silicone toys, Uberlube is hands-down your best bet. Maybe you find they get in their head a lot or experience stress and anxiety – then CBD lube would be the perfect gift. And if your gift receiver has even the tiniest bit of interest in deepening their pleasure exploration, Slow Pleasure is the perfect stocking stuffer and something they'll enjoy long past when it's gifted.
Still not sure what to get for a loved one? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org — we're always happy to help!