Ever been gifted a pair of edible panties on your second date? Do you have a husband of 30 years who thinks a $5 box of chocolates from the gas station is the epitome of romance? When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, some shoppers are truly clueless -- but you don’t have to be one of them. Just steal some of our ideas to make sure this year’s V-Day gift is appropriate, fun and most importantly, sexy.
You get to do the no pants dance and there’s no threat of being forced to meet the parents -- it may just be the best of all possible worlds. Celebrate your purely sexual relationship by gifting your romping partner a box of sex toys you can use together. If you’re pretty vanilla, keep it simple with a silk blindfold, some fuzzy cuffs and sleek couple’s vibrator like the Lelo IDA. Add in a toy-friendly water-based lube like Astroglide Gel for the perfect playtime present.
You’ve been dating exclusively for a few months, but neither of you have dropped the big “L word.” You don’t want to give a gift that’s purely sexual, but you aren’t exactly ready to buy a ring either. We recommend a weekend away. Why not spend a few days skiing and cozying up in a private cabin? Enjoy some sparkling wine in a hot tub and watch the sparks fly! Remember -- Astroglide Diamond Silicone Gel is great for water-play, so don’t forget to pack those waterproof sex toys!
You’re at the point in your relationship where you get invited to dinner parties as a couple and everyone you know views you as a single unit -- which kind of makes you feel like some cool superhero duo. You’re no longer worried about scaring your partner off with “adventurous” gifts, so take advantage of that security and get a little wild. Try a new twist on that jewelry gift by giving her this Incognito Droplet Necklace with built-in vibrating nipple clamps. Or spring for something you can both enjoy and invest in a perennial favorite -- the Hitachi Magic Wand.
When you’ve been together longer than you’ve been apart, passionate lovemaking sessions might be a rarity. Reconnect by choosing gifts that are more sensual than sexual -- like a massage oil candle. Not only will the candlelight set the mood, but once melted, the wax can be used as a soothing massage oil. Perfect for pampering your partner and falling in love (and lust) all over again.
Still not quite sure if these Valentine’s Day gifts would hit the mark? Then try this -- think back to the gifts your partner has given you in the past. Their gifting strategy can tell you a lot about what they think is sexy and romantic, so try mimicking their giving style.
And before you head out to get your gift, help your fellow shoppers pick the perfect present by telling us in a tweet -- what’s the best Valentine’s Day gift you ever received? Even better -- what was the worst?
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