Still sorting out your year-end gift giving?
Luckily for you, I’ve done the work, crunched the numbers, and come up with a list to serve just about anyone you’d want to give sex toys to. In an effort to be inclusive, I’m going to break this list up not by “gifts for him” and “gifts for her,” but by function. I’ll also note if a product is particularly well-designed for those with mobility challenges. So what are you waiting for? Give them the gift of a sex toy that keeps on giving.
Best Gift Vibrators
It can be challenging to choose a vibrator for someone else, but it’s not impossible.
- JeJoue Uma: Uma is one of the best multi-tasking premium vibrators on the market, in part because of its performance but also because of its more approachable price tag ($110-115 or £75) when compared to other luxury brands. Uma provides plenty of oomph for most bodies and feels fantastic clitorally or internally. Because it’s designed to be inserted, its longer body makes it a great clitoral vibrator for anyone who has trouble gripping small toys or reaching their clit.
- We-Vibe Touch: The We-Vibe Touch is my all time favorite clitoral vibrator. Its vibrations are strong and rumbly, and its unique shape makes it possible to achieve pinpoint or broad stimulation. It’s also a breeze to charge and clean, thanks to its conductive charging mechanism that renders it fully waterproof. Bottom line: It’s versatile, body-safe, and well-made by a company that I trust. We-Vibe Touch can be had for $100 (or £75).
- Rocks-Off Bamboo: Bamboo is my top pick for a budget-friendly clitoral vibrator. For $20, Bamboo packs a decent punch! Its vibrations are on the buzzy side but still strong enough to be adequate for all but the most power-hungry vulvas.
- Doxy Wand and Doxy Die Cast Wand: This is the crème de la crème of wands, in my personal opinion, and it is not for the faint of heart (or arm strength). At top speed, the Doxy Wand can reach 9000 rpm! It’s a great choice for someone who wants broad stimulation with knock-your-socks-off power. You can also pair it with a number of wand attachments for different orgasmic experiences. Both models are mains-powered and come with an extremely generous cord length of 12 feet, so the recipient could masturbate all the way across the room if that’s their jam. So what’s the difference? The original retails for $129 to $134 (or £89.99), has a plastic body, unlit buttons, and a soft, phthalate-free & non-porous head. The Die Cast retails for $189 to $229 (or £149.99), has an aluminum body, LED-lit buttons, and a silicone head, and it comes with a discreet padded case.
Best Gift Dildos and Plugs
- Vixen VixSkin Mustang: The Mustang is a classic, and with good reason. VixSkin is a dual-density silicone, meaning it’s squishier on the outside with a firmer core and base. Put simply, it feels like a real cock. On top of that, it’s neither too large nor too small for most vaginas, and its round base makes it suitable for use in the butt and in a harness. You might even say that the Mustang is a real workhorse. It retails for $99 to $119 (or £79.99).
- Tantus G-Force: If you’ve been reading my reviews, you know how I feel about this hidden gem from Tantus. It provides fantastic G-spot stimulation, but it’s much more flexible than the Comet Wand or Pure Wand. Its flexibility makes it perfect for newbies or anyone who fears having a dildo catch on their pubic bone. While its handle means that it’s not harness-compatible, the handle is great for thrusting and makes it suitable for people who have trouble reaching to thrust with a traditional base.
- Tantus Perfect Plug and Perfect Plug Plus: These are some of the best starter butt plugs on the market, and that should come as no surprise when you consider who makes them. Both plugs have the same basic shape: A tapered end, followed by a small bulb, then a thinner neck and a comfortable base that rests between the butt checks. The Perfect Plug is ideal for absolute anal beginners, as it has a maximum diameter of .75″ and is just over 3.5″ long. The Perfect Plug Plus is a great next step, with the same shape but on a larger scale and with a removable vibrating bullet. The Perfect Plug retails for $24.99 to $34.99, the Perfect Plug Plus goes for $34.99 to $44.99, and you can get both in a set for $54.99 to $68.
- nJoy Pure Plug: So, you want to give your partner something sparkly that they can also put in their rear? Have I got the gift for you! I swear, the nJoy Pure Plug is my favorite anal toy of all time. It’s comfortable to insert and to wear, it’s body safe, it requires less lube than a silicone plug, and it enhances my clitoral orgasms like whoa. The Pure Plug comes in 3 sizes (small, medium, and large) which retail for $59.99 to $109.99 (or £64.99 to £74.99). Let’s be honest – this makes a way better gift than an overdone Tiffany bracelet.
Best Gift for Cocks
- Anything made by Tenga: Tenga is one of the all-time best companies for male sex toys. They have options that range from $6.99 to $89.99, depending upon the kind of stimulation you’re looking for and how long you want your product to last. What sets Tenga apart from the competition is their non-representational designs and attention to design detail. They also recently launched a rechargeable silicone cock ring that’s unlike any other luxury ring on the market. Bottom line: For the discerning gentlecock, nothing beats Tenga.
- Fleshlight: While Tenga excels at nonrepresentational design, Fleshlight brings the realism. While I have never fucked one myself, I’m told that it’s the closest thing to, well, the real thing. There are a ton of Fleshlight products, but I’ve always heard the best reviews of the originals (black case), Fleshlight Girls (white case), Fleshjack Boys (blue or silver case), and Flight (black or clear case).