Spice up your gift giving, for the holidays or any day, with these sex toy gift ideas. Sex toy shopping at Christmas may seem a tricky maneuver, but remember that the thought does count, and you never know what will come of planting erotic seeds via a well timed, and well chosen sex toy.
Below are my picks for great sex toy gifts in 2012.Because good sex toys never get old, you can see my sex toy gift picks from previous years by clicking next at the bottom of the page.
Designed by luxury sex toy designer Shiri Zinn, this adorable cupcake vibrator has a soft silicone exterior and a simple push button controller that offers two speeds and three pulsating settings. For something that looks innocent, its surprising intense, and comes in a retro cupcake tin with a pin up themed instruction booklet. A great gift for bakers and dessert lovers when oven mitts or perishable gifts won't do. Available from $45 - $56, depending on the shop.
The manufacturer calls it a kegel exerciser
, retailers and customers say it's great for g-spot stimulation
and the design means it provides both AND external clitoral stimulation, making the Aneros EVI a good choice and a versatile gift for any number of people on your shopping list. Made of hard plastic with a soft silicone exterior. $69
The makers of the "best selling toy for couples" have taken their original idea and engineered it for solo play. The We-Vibe Thrill (which I guess should be called the "Me-Vibe Thrill") offers a powerful four speed, four mode vibration in a waterproof and rechargeable package. It looks a bit like a part off a space ship, or a hair dryer, but the design and ergonomics of the toy (not to mention its color) suggest this could be a good high end pick for someone you want to spoil this holiday season. Even if that someone is yourself! $169
You don't have to go all the way with the fantasy, but if you like temperature play, you can put this 100% silicone dildo in the freezer a few hours before using it. Otherwise it's just an adorable, food inspired toy that could be considered discreet, if not for it's size. It's 9" long from the tip to the base of the stick and 1 3/4" in diameter. Which would make that one giant Popsicle. $42
LELO's homage to the Hitachi Magic Wand, the Smart Wand has an ergonomic handle, multiple speeds, and a unique touch control option (it vibrates more when you get closer to it). It's not quite as powerful as the Magic Wand but it does function as both a full body and sexual massager. Being rechargeable and waterproof also mean you can take this massager (almost) anywhere. $129 for the medium, $169 for the large.
Come As You Are
Here's the must have gift for the sex tech
lover on your holiday list (well, if that sex tech lover has a penis). The VStroker is an attachment that you purchase separately and use with your Fleshlight. Once attached, use your Fleshlight with the supplied POV porn DVD, and what you see on screen matches what you do inside the Fleshlight. Stroke faster and you see a video with faster penetration, slow it down, or pull out and finish, and you'll see that too, timed to your own actions. The product comes with one movie with 6-8 scenes and addition films can be purchased through the Fleshlight website. $75
My personal top choice for a high end, sexy, and very functional sex toy gift. The Duet is amazingly powerful, very quiet, and the design is both functional and beautiful. Best of all, the Duet is a perfect sex toy to travel with
. It charges when plugged into any USB port, it comes with a cute little carrying case and it just feels good in your hand. $149
They aren't kidding with this name. Vixen Creations, one of the oldest and best manufacturers of silicone dildos has up-sized their groundbreaking strap-on for guys, the Ride On
. This is simply put the best strap on available for someone who already has a penis but might not want to use that penis, might want a larger penis, or might not have the kind of control over said penis that they and/or their partner would like. With the Colossus they've managed to increase the size and weight of the dildo without sacrificing the kind of control the wearer gets to have. It's a pricey gift for the size queen on your holiday gift list, but come on, they're worth it! $130
And for a different kind of harness, check out this adorable pair of briefs from RodeoH. No need to fuss with straps and buckles, just pull on these briefs, slip in your favorite small to medium dildo, and you're off to the races. Visit the RodeoH website
for their full range of undergarment style harnesses. $45
A luxe gift that says "I want you" and "I want you to hurt me" all at once, this beautiful sensation toy from Incoqnito features a a stainless steel handle with two retractable toys; a pinwheel and claw. Available in silver and rose gold, the handle fits easily in the palm of your hand and provides support for as much or as little pressure as wants to be applied. A wrist strap is included to avoid the inevitable dropping of the toy during a moment of pleasant distraction. $89