So, you've decided to treat your lady to a seductive new lingerie set. That is excellent news. However, it can be more than a little daunting to know where to actually begin…
Luckily, we've whipped up these handy hints and tips that'll ensure you get gasps of delight when she tears open the wrapping paper, rather than groans of dismay. With pointers for choosing the perfect size, style and colour, our expert videos and advice will take you through the finer points of picking lingerie that she'll love (and, even better, love to show off to you).
Above: Not sure where to begin when it comes to underwear shopping? Watch resident lingerie pro, Sammi Cole, tell you the three things you need to know in this video.
Lingerie shopping is tricky at the best of times. If you've tried and failed to find the perfect lingerie gift for your partner before, it can be tempting to write off the whole experience and stick with some flowers instead. Flowers are lovely, but most of us girls would like a present too. Oh, and some chocolate.
If you're left jaded by the world of female undergarments (and not even our Guide to Lingerie Styles could help), then there's an easy solution you can try: the wonderful world of the One Size garment.
These beauteous items of clothing are designed to fit and flatter most figures, making one size items as close to a dead cert as you can get.
This guide should give you all the information you need to buy the ideal one size lingerie for your lover, and we've even listed our top ten favourite pieces to make the choice even easier.
Above: Looking for the perfect one-size lingerie? Lovehoney's lingerie expert, Sammi Cole, is on hand to help in this video.
If you're looking for a unique gift that will be truly appreciated and treasured, give your relationship the gift of incredible foreplay.
In the age of night shifts, school runs and overtime, the pressure is on to fit in as much as we can into as little time as possible, but sex is not somewhere to cut corners. A quick rush and fumble and we're down to the deed? We think not!
Coital speeding is a sexual happiness offence, so it's time to slow down the pace and learn to linger.
If you're having issues with self control or still think that foreplay is just a prelude to sex, then here is your wake up call.
Foreplay is as important to sex as sex is. In fact, for many people, foreplay and sex are all one and the same thing, so it's never been more important to get these skills honed.
To help you on your way to better foreplay and sex, here are a few sexy gifts and games to inspire you.
Above: Are you looking for a sexy gift for your lover? Let Sammi Cole take you through her top picks for romantic sex game gifts in this video guide.
Disguised as a torch (or flashlight, hence the name) a Fleshlight is a top-notch male sex toy that enhances masturbation or adds an extra dimension to foreplay for couples. Within the outer casing is a soft and stretchy sleeve that is made from an extremely lifelike material that simulates the unmistakable feel and intense sensations of sex.
If you've never thought about using a male sex toy to aid your solo play, you'll find a Fleshlight will revolutionise your experience. This guide will help you find the best Fleshlight for you - they all offer something different.
If you're baffled by basques or confused by corsets, Lovehoney's easy lingerie guidewill explain everything. Armed with this information, choosing the perfect lingerie to make you or your partner feel sexy and confident should be easy.
We've split this guide into structured lingerie (basques, corsets and other figure-hugging and body-sculpting garments) and unstructured lingerie (flirty, feminine and comfortable lingerie like babydolls, chemises and camisole sets) to suit your mood or your partner's style. We also explain the different types of knickers, thongs and G-strings as well as sex-on-legs hosiery (from stockings and suspenders, to bodystockings and tights).
Erotic massage is the perfect way to connect physically and emotionally with your lover. For many of us, being touched by a lover is both comforting and arousing, so it makes sense that massage, one of the most intimate kinds of touch, is a great way to relax the body, soothe the mind and boost your sexual happiness.
Fantastic as a sexy gift to indulge your partner, massage candles bring with them the promise of quality time and lavish attention. Why not treat yourself and your lover to a massage candle?
Buying sexy underwear and costumes online can be a bit of a risk because you don't have a chance to try anything on before you buy.
Don't worry! Lovehoney has free 1 year extended returns so you can shop in complete confidence. If it doesn't fit, just send it back.
It doesn't matter if you don't like the style or colour, or whether it just didn't feel right when you put it on. You can try on your new lingerie, costumes and clothing to see if it fits and feels sexy (but please keep your own undies on!). And if you don't like it? Just return it to us, using our UK freepost returns address, for free.
At Lovehoney, if you're not happy, we're not happy. It really is that simple!
One of the most popular, and best value, sex toys is the bullet vibrator. A bullet sex toy is a great first-choice vibe, a fantastic couple's toy and an essential part of every girl's toy collection. A vibrating bullet is a small, bullet-shaped clitoral stimulator and bullet vibrators all share three key features: they're discreet, powerful and versatile.
Bullet vibrators are discreet and because they are small they tend to be quieter than, say, a rabbit vibrator. They're easy to hide in your lingerie drawer, handbag, glove compartment or suitcase for a weekend away.
If you're new to bullet vibrators or are considering adding one to your toy collection, here's a guide that will help you decide which one to get.
A lot of the stigma about bondage has evaporated in recent years and there are many curious lovers looking for a new way to enjoy sexual experiences with their partners.
Bondage can be soft, sensual and romantic - as well as kinky and intensely thrilling. The simple act of restraining your lover offers new physical experiences and an intensified feeling of trust and closeness.
Seen as an art form by many who practice some of the more elaborate methods of restraint, bondage encompasses a wide range of bedroom activities, from blindfolding your partner to binding their wrists and ankles.
If you've ever wanted to try light bondage, this guide will show you how to bring up the topic and where to start.