Let’s all get frisky for Christmas.
The temperature has dropped and Mariah Carey songs are appearing with alarming frequency. It’s safe to say that the holiday season has arrived. If you’re considering getting a last minute gift for someone special, ‘tis the season to get frisky.
I said it before and I’ll say it again: great sex is the gift that keeps giving. So, whether you’re shopping for your partner, your best friend or your favorite couple, I’ve rounded up my favorite sexy gifts for (almost) everyone on your list.
Remember how much fun advent calendars were? Give the gift of pleasure with a sexy advent calendar. The Lovehoney Sweet Seduction 12 Day Couple’s Advent Calendar features 12 days of toe-curling treats: A blindfold, wrist cuffs, massage tools, a Deluxe Mini Massage Wand Vibrator and more. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, Lovehoney also carries a “7 Nights of Temptation” lingerie advent calendar and a calendar geared towards anal play .
Life is too short for bad lube — or worse, no lube. Show your new hook-up or beloved that you care about each other’s pleasure with some top notch lubrication. Canadian-made cult favourite, Hathor Sutil, makes two amazing lubes, Sutil Luxe and Sutil Rich , that feel incredible. Made for sensitive bodies in mind, they are eco-friendly, water-based, glycerin-free and paraben-free. Available in a range of different sizes, they easily slide into a stocking or make the perfect “just because” gift.
Love audio stories? Love sex? About year ago, I started using the Dipsea app and it has changed my sex life for the better. The women-led app offers hundreds of highly-produced original audio stories that immerse you in erotic worlds — without ever leaving the house. You can even search for stories based on very specific parameters and turn-ons. It’s the perfect gift for your podcast-loving friend or partner who could use a break from listening to grisly true crime tales.
Described to me as “like Cards Against Humanity but dirtier” Envy by DragonHawk Games is an 18+ sex themed card game designed for people with a filthy sense of humour. Full of inappropriate twists and turns, each card also has a special phallus-related fact, joke or limerick to keep you in giggles or educational awe. Funny, fast and competitive, it’s perfect for playing with friends over a couple of drinks.
Maybe that couple is you. Maybe it’s your favourite pair of sex-positive newlyweds. Either way, I’m guessing you both might appreciate the sultry monthly couples subscription box, Lovedrop . Each month, Lovedrop sends out a curated selection of goodies that includes date night activities, a designer sex toy and more. The company has just launched their first “build a box,” which allows customers to customize based on specific desires. Expect to find titillating treats like a Doxy Wand Massager, Kheper Snowflake Pasties and System Jo Mint Lube.
But don't get carried away, especially with work colleagues. You know who I’m talking about. Maybe they don’t outwardly show it, but anyone who sends that many Slack messages can’t not be. While Brenda in accounting or George in the copy room would likely appreciate something from the list above, you should never buy a sexy gift for anyone without their consent. Plot twist: that little nugget of wisdom is my gift to you!
Instead, make sure you check in with your friends and partner(s) to see if they would be open to receiving something a little naughty under the tree. Do get frisky but having the foresight to ask is the thought that truly counts.