17 Sex Toys That Make Unforgettable Holiday Gifts, According To A Professional

Turns out, you can put a bow on an orgasm — or, at least, get pretty darn close depending on which sex toys you're stuffing in the proverbial stocking this holiday season. In case our list of best vibrators to gift everyone on your shopping list was a little too specific, or if you're looking for some professional guidance as to how to go about the sex toy gifting process, you've come to the right place. We chatted with Marla Renee Stewart — an MA-certified sexpert for adult-wellness brand Lovers, professional intimacy coach, seasoned author, and all-around oracle for our most burning questions about these pleasurable items — to get the full scoop on just how unforgettable sex toy gifts can be, for a friend or partner.
“When you're out shopping, it's best to keep an open mind, and be thoughtful with what you get,” she says. Stewart’s advice doubles as a reminder to check in with the people we care about and, when it's appropriate, ask about their more intimate needs. For those who may not know how to break the ice, Stewart suggests “saying something like, ‘My friend, Coco, got this new sex toy and she says it's amazing. What do you think about that? Is that something that you would like to try?’ That way, there's less pressure and you can frame it outside of yourself to see if [they're] interested in exploring that.”
When in doubt, keep Stewart’s go-to term in mind: thoughtfulness. Why pick a certain suction vibrator, out of all the clitoral vibrators at the ball? Would they feel more comfortable receiving a gift from a non-sex-specific retailer (sexual wellness products are now sold at shopper-fav retailers Nordstrom and Sephora, FYI)? Or maybe they've mentioned they're open to a sexy massage and would prefer a gift of oils and lubes to a new piece of sex hardware. Regardless, your friend or lover will be pleased as punch that you not only listened, but that they also get a little extra treat for their libido. Who doesn't love an orgasm wrapped in a bow, amirite?
Consider the following your very own sexpert's shopping guide to the best sex toys worth gifting this holiday season — we've included some of our personal favorites along with toys beloved by Stewart herself. Here’s to the gifts that keep on giving (orgasms) for the best holiday season yet!
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