It’s only natural for us to want to share the things we love, enjoy and go wild over with our friends and loved ones! Toys can put a spring in your step and a shine on your day… so why not share that spring an shine with a friend? Today we check out the who, what, where and when of adult toys as gifts.
Who Should I Give a Toy Gift to?
Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), there are some people that it just isn’t appropriate to give adult toys to! Your gift recipients could be:
A very close female friend (for girls)
A reasonably close friend as a group gift at hen’s parties, etc
Note that if you’re a girl buying for your boyfriend, it will be just as much of a gift for him to see you using a toy that you enjoy, as buying one specifically for him to use!
Which Toys Make Good Gifts?
Every toy might be fun to use, but not all make good gifts! Match your present to your audience with the following suggestions:
For boyfriends: Avoid anything that will make him feel insecure (penis pumps, cock rings, enormous oversized dildos, etc). Anal toys for him or you can be great buys to help you explore new frontiers together; remote control vibrators can also be fabulous fun for boys. If you want to buy something that’s technically for you, but he gets to enjoy the ‘benefits’ of, why not try lingerie, a Rabbit vibe or edible underwear.
For girlfriends: There are many, man toys out there, and a hundred different ways that you could expand the horizons of a previously vanilla-style girl. However, if you’re buying a toy as a surprise for your girlfriend, you should stick to what you already know she likes. If she hasn’t tried adult toys before, simple egg vibrators or dildos can help ease her into the idea. Alternatively, grab some lingerie for guys, a video on a topic you know she’s interested in, or a board game where sex is the prize!
For close female friends:Buy her something that she’d never get for herself – an extravagant vibrator/dildo combination, something to enjoy with her partner, or some luxurious lubes and lotions!
As hen’s party gifts: Though it seems a waste, not all the sex toy gifts given at hen’s parties will actually be used! Sometimes they are for laughs… and very effective at achieving that goal too. Grab something enormous and gaudily coloured, and watch the group explode with laughter.
When and Where Are Toys Appropriate Gifts?
For partners, the best place to actually give a toy gift is obviously the privacy of your own home! For close girlfriends, keep it private too – you might want to leave the box with her, so she doesn’t think you’re making a pass. That could be awkward.