Give the Gift of Better Sex With These 20 Adult Gifts and Toys
Pretend you're the orgasm fairy by doling out these adult toys and gifts to everyone on your nice list—and your naughty list, too.
Improving health and sexual satisfaction
Sure, giving gifts associated with sex may seem a bit unconventional. But don’t you think the world would be a happier place if everyone was enjoying more romance? The thing is, many people need a little help reaching their Big O, which is why there are thousands of sex toy products on the market.
“Sex is all about pleasure and one way to enhance arousal, desire, and overall sexual pleasure is through the use of sex products such as lube, sex toys, and sex games,” says Lovehoney sexologist and licensed clinical social worker Shamyra Howard.
“Sex products prove to be a great way for people to experience better sexual health without harmful side effects.”
In terms of better health, sex toys can literally improve the quality of life for some, according to Howard.
“People experiencing painful penetrative sex have found pleasure and relief using sex toys, which improved their mental and sexual health as a result,” she says.
“For people experiencing different vaginal health issues, clitoral sex toys are a great way to still experience vulvo-vaginal pleasure without penetration.”
This helps reduce the stress, anxiety, and symptoms of depression that many people have when experiencing painful sex, according to Howard.
“Finally, some medications make it hard (no pun intended) for penis owners to achieve and/or maintain an erection that they are satisfied with. Sex products to the rescue,” she says.
Of course, let’s not forget how beneficial a feeling of pleasure and satisfaction can be.
“Sex toys allow for more creative expression and play in the bedroom,” says Megan Fleming, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and Lovehoney sex and relationship expert.
“Sex toys are made for solo and couples play. Most importantly, they allow for different sensations and levels of intensity than an individual or a couple can achieve with their own bodies,” Fleming says.
Thankfully, online shopping has made purchasing adult toys easier than ever, especially if you’re looking for discretion.
“More people are buying their sex products online now because it’s more discreet than going into a brick-and-mortar shop and they can get them delivered the next day,” Howard says. “Talk about happiness in a box!”
Ready to give the gift of romance and sexual satisfaction with sex toys? Here are our favorite sex-related gifts to add to your holiday shopping lists, for occasions from anniversaries and Valentine’s Day to Christmas and birthdays.
Adult toys and gifts
Pleasure should be comfortable, so if you’re struggling to support yourself in your favorite positions, you’re doing it wrong. Reach for Dame’s Pillo, a sex pillow that provides the support you need with a machine-washable, soft cotton cover and grabbable handles. And feel free to get creative, as it’s a useful prop in every position.
Lovehoney Ultimate Roll Bedroom Sex Dice
Couples new to experimenting with adult toys may find comfort in starting slow. You might even begin by simply changing up your routine, as nighttime isn’t even the best time to have sex. Lovehoney’s Ultimate Roll Bedroom Sex Dice provide an opportunity to play with props, positions, and acts during foreplay and beyond. It’s an easy way to start spicing things up without going too far outside your comfort zone.
Foria Intimacy Sex Oil with CBD
It seems CBD oil and CBD gifts are everywhere these days, so why wouldn’t CBD find its way into the bedroom, too? And it’s no wonder, since CBD can promote blood flow and help relax muscles. Foria’s Intimacy Sex Oil with CBD is the lubricant everyone needs, thanks to its 400 mg of broad-spectrum CBD and coconut oil—yep, those are the only two ingredients in this vagina-friendly formula.
Dame Zee Bullet Vibrator
The bullet vibrator is a classic toy that’s never going out of style, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some upgrades available. Dame’s Zee Bullet is USB-rechargeable (a game changer if you’re used to older models), offers three different speeds, and is surprisingly powerful for its size (which also means it’s perfectly portable).
Lovehoney Wicked Weekend Jumbo Couples Sex Toy Kit
There’s a little something for everyone in Lovehoney’s 12-piece Wicked Weekend Jumbo Couples Sex Toy Kit, making it the perfect accompaniment to an intimate weekend away together. In it, you’ll find a G-spot vibrator, wrist cuffs, nipple clamps, a spanking paddle, and other assorted toys for men and women. What a fun bag of sex toys!
Tabu the Kit
It’s one thing to put up with hot flashes and mood changes, but it’s another thing entirely to let menopause negatively impact your O’s. The Kit from Tabu was designed specifically for women experiencing painful sex, vaginal dryness, atrophy, and low libido. It comes with a lightweight, discreet, and waterproof massager and organic lubricant that’s vegan-friendly and hypoallergenic.
Lovability the WaterSlyde
Turn bath time into solo sexy time with the WaterSlyde aquatic stimulator from Lovability. It’s a hands-free faucet attachment that helps direct water flow exactly where you want it (you can control the water pressure), no batteries required. One word of caution: Your giftee may never choose to take a shower again.
Vibration not your thing? How about elliptical rotation, instead? If you haven’t tried this form of stimulation yet, it’s time to order a Zumio e. It has a curved, rigid metal stem and precision “SprioTip,” plus eight speeds for highly targeted sensation. Other Zumio models offer different features, so be sure to explore all the options before deciding which one is the best adult toy for you.
Lovers Svakom Vick Neo App-Controlled Prostate Massager
In an era of tech-savvy toys, the Svakom prostate massager makes it easy to have long-distance dates with your partner. Thanks to Bluetooth, your lover can take control of your gadget from anywhere in the world. The 360-degree pivoting base means it can stimulate either anal or vaginal canals, and it’s waterproof for use in the shower, too.
Cake Sex Wipes
The more confident you feel, the better the sex will be—so feel confident in your freshness with Sex Wipes from Cake. These 12 individually wrapped cleaning cloths are flushable and biodegradable, pH-balanced, and also work for after-play cleanup. Plus, there’s no alcohol, dyes, parabens, sulfates or other ickies to irritate your skin.
OhMiBod Lovelife Krush
It’s easy to forget about the power of Kegels and the many benefits they bring to the bedroom. Kegels strengthen and tone the pelvic-floor muscles, enhance muscle control during intercourse, and increase the intensity of orgasms. Ramp up your pelvic-floor fitness routine with the Lovelife Krush by OhMiBod, a smart Kegel exerciser with sensor technology that offers pelvic-floor training courses, goal setting, and rewards.
Adam & Eve Kama Sutra Massage Tranquility Kit
Beginning your foreplay with a massage is always an excellent choice, but have you tried kicking it up a notch with special oils? The Kama Sutra Massage Tranquility Kit from Adam & Eve comes with five scented massage oils, including Soaring Sprit, Sweet Almond, Serenity, Pleasure Garden and Harmony Blend. Simply pick the scent based on your mood and let your fingers work their magic.
Velvet Thruster Build Your Own Prime
Not interested in buying adult toys and gifts designed for the masses? Build your own self-thrusting vibrator with Velvet Thruster, a brand created by a husband-and-wife team of aerospace engineers. You’ll choose the head type and colors, plus any additional accessories. And no matter what you select, you’ll be treated to up to 140 strokes per minute and up to eight hours of battery life.
It’s time to shake up your view of the term “womanizer.” Once you try out the Womanizer Premium, you’ll be singing its praises. This device massages the clitoris with “Pleasure Air Technology” and delivers gentle air vibrations that suck and massage. While you can control the intensity with 12 levels to choose from, why not try the “autopilot” setting that’ll keep you on your toes?
A shared, simultaneous orgasm is a lofty goal, but one that’s exponentially more achievable with the help of a We-Vibe Chorus. Between its adjustable fit, squeeze remote, app connectivity, and sensations that stimulate the G-spot, clitoris, and penis during intercourse, this could very well become every couple’s new favorite option for adult sex toys and gifts.
Babeland Mind, Body & Soul Game
Communication is key in any relationship, but it’s not always easy to get to know your partner’s desires. Connect on a deeper level with Babeland’s Mind, Body & Soul Game, which is based on the chakra system. Any couple can play, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation, and it’s also available in Spanish.
Lelo TOR 2
The couple who plays together stays together, and Lelo’s TOR 2 can certainly help. This ring is designed to be worn on a penis, but enhances sensation for both partners through six pleasure settings that are felt by both parties. It charges via USB and comes with a satin storage pouch for safekeeping.
Ella Paradis CalExotics Rabbit
Many women consider the Rabbit their BFF, and the upgraded CalExotics Rabbit—with thrusting action—is even better. The 5-inch shaft features 10 vibration modes and four speeds of thrusting action. And there are rows of rotating and thrusting beads for different types of orgasms.
Good Vibrations Wicked Sensuals Flavored Lubricants
Peppermint cocoa. Blueberry muffin. Cinnamon buns. While these flavors may not normally be associated with sex, they are when you add Wicked Sensuals Flavored Lubricants into the mix. These lickable lubricants are sweetened with stevia, are vegan, and don’t get sticky.
Dame Hand + Vibe Cleaner
Even when things are getting dirty, it’s important to keep sex toys and gifts clean. You can rely on Dame’s Hand + Vibe Cleaner to kill 99.9 percent of germs on your hands and toys, while leaving behind a fresh scent of sweet orange. It’s not only safe for sex toys, but also for your skin since it’s vegan and free of glycerin, parabens, and petrochemicals.
- Shamyra Howard, LCSW, sex therapist and Lovehoney sexologist
- Megan Fleming, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist and Lovehoney sex and relationship expert.