Sex toys are emotionally charged gifts, conveying how intimately you know your lover’s tastes and desires, and thus sex toy gifts at Christmas can be a tricky business.
Get it right and you’ll be showered with praise, compassion, and most of all, sex, while a moment’s misjudgement can cause embarrassment or even offence.
Never ones to stand idly by while their fellow humans suffer solo, we’ve created this helpful quiz to help you come up trumps with the perfect toy for your lady.
Seven questions will expertly steer you through the choppy storms of confusion to the beachy inlet of understanding, with a perfect pleasure purchase revealed at the end.
There are eight products that could be potentially turned up by our diagnostic algorithm.
Each one is a top-ranking best-seller on the Lovehoney site, minimising the likelihood of a poor pick. Just make sure your lover doesn’t already have one and you’re a shoo-in.
Each month we choose our favourite new sex toy review (from our growing database of over 219,000!) to win a special £100 Lovehoney gift card. This month's winner delievered a champion review that was not only helpful but amusing - it's a perfect 10 from us! Get a taste from the below extract:
"And here we are at the start of the Kegel Olympics 2015. First up, representing Great Britain, is Caliente. She's a intermediate kegel exerciser, but at 36 she will have her age against her in this competition. Her previous personal best was with beginner jiggle balls at a featherweight of only 56g. She smashed the European beginner's record by easily holding them in all day without even feeling them move. But is she really ready for the heavyweight division? Today we're going to find out as she attempts the biggest challenge of her kegel career, the Fifty Shades of Grey Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls, weighing in at a massive 221g. Can she lift these advanced balls and manage to complete the full snatch, clean and jerk?" Read the full review.
Read on below for the latest runners up and to find out how you can be in the running for next month:
If sex toys are like buses, then the pre-Christmas period is the stop where all three are coming at once.
We got a sniff of the upcoming festive rush last week, when two of the most highly anticipated sex toys came into Lovehoney HQ to be measured, profiled, photographed and generally pampered before going live on the site.
Both releases are from highly reputed companies. With one designed for clitoral use and the other as a male toy, everybody wins!
Grab one for yourself and be the first on the innovative pleasure bandwagon, or start stockpiling gifts for Crimbo and tuck one away for your lover (if you can wait that long to give it to them).
With the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey showing no signs of abating, and pioneering kinksters like Bettie Page soaring back into the limelight, couples all over the globe are opening their minds (and bedrooms) to bondage.
Couples often ask us how they can inject some kinky fun into their bedroom adventures while maintaining intimacy and romance. Understandably, for some couples, the hard leather and steel look just doesn't do it for them.
Realising that there's still quite a big jump in the product market from 'no bondage experience' to 'beginner's bondage', as well as a tendency for fetish styling to be a bit intimidating (even if the products themselves aren't) we decided to do something about it.
We're very happy to announce our new bondage brand, 'Tease by Lovehoney'; a range of sensual bondage products made from inviting materials and designed for absolutely anyone to use.
So whether you're new to bondage, or know your stuff but want to bring the romance back, read on to discover why Tease by Lovehoney is a perfect addition to your toy box.
Lovehoney Community member Shadow Collector is one very lucky lady. Not only did she receive a Secret Wishlist Present from an anonymous forum friend, but we've also chosen the review she wrote of it as our Review of the Month. The prize? £100 to spend at Lovehoney!
We loved her in-depth review of the Icicles No 24 Tentacle Glass Dildo. She even pointed out features we hadn't noticed, like the perineum stimulation offered by the textured nubs:
"The raised glass nodules provide the kind of feelings that, previous to this toy, I only have imagined existed. There is nothing that can compare to the cool, firm feel of glass. Furthermore, the handle’s shaped so that with every thrust it’ll also tickle the anus."
"To the amazing person who blessed me with the Icicles No. 24, thank you. You've changed my outlook on sex toys for the better, and it was already pretty darn positive. I love this piece and any texture aficionados will love it as well."
Read Shadow Collector's full review here.
Read on below to see who we picked as runners up…
It takes a lot to raise our eyebrows here at Lovehoney HQ. We've had sex selfie sticks and vibrating diamonds arrive on our desks in the last few months alone, so it's fair to say our standards are high. But we're all loving this innovative new product that puts the variety back into sex.
Introducing Ooh by Je Joue - or to put it another way, pick 'n' mix sex toys! Ever love the vibrations on one of your toys but fancy the shape of another? The Ooh lets you pick your favourite attachment and add the super-powerful vibrating motor for a mix-and-match made in heaven. You can choose from clitoral attachment, classic vibrator shape or cock ring, or save by picking the Pleasure Kit.
We love the versatility the system offers, and it delivers on discretion and power too. The USB-powered motor offers 3 speeds and 2 patterns and 2 hours of play with every charge.
Like what you hear? Pick up the Ooh by Je Joue pleasure system exclusively from Lovehoney now, or discover more below.
Prepare for the Orgasm(atron) of your life straight from the loudest band on earth.
That's right folks, Motörhead's Official Pleasure Collection has just landed.
If you're bored of seeing pink and purple vibes, draw a Line in the Sand and welcome black and metallic silver to the mix.
Rock Out with one of four epic vibrators, all emblazoned with the band's iconic logos and packed with a powerful punch.
You Ain't Gonna Live Forever, so what have you got to lose?
They'll be sure to leave you Smiling Like a Killer (okay, maybe that was Overkill).
Thought the bestselling Fleshlight couldn't get any better? Think again!
The new Fleshlight Go is a redesigned version of the classic male masturbator that's more discreet and more compact than ever before.
A new, more compact size make the Fleshlight Go easier to store and pack away for trips and overnight adventures.
Measuring up 17% smaller than the classic Fleshlight, this mini version still delivers on pleasure with a divine textured canal made with super lifelike SuperSkin material.
With a realistic vagina opening and lifelike bumps and ridges to stimulate your length, the Fleshlight Go Surge Realistic Vagina Masturbator is a great starter sex toy for men on the move.
Find out more about Fleshlights below, and pick up your Fleshlight Go Surge exclusively from Lovehoney today.
Prepare to be bound, wrapped and strapped with these tantalising bedroom restraints.
Transform your boudoir into Christian Grey's playroom with the brand new Fifty Shades of Grey Official Playroom Collection.
Whether you're partial to bit of over-the-door debauchery or spread-eagle indulgence, we've got the tools to bring your bondage fantasy to life. With adjustable straps and bars, The Official Playroom Collection is suitable for all sexes, sizes (including beds and doors) and abilities.
The six items are supplied with a Fifty Shades of Grey blindfold, for those looking to escalate their pleasure further and a door hanger, to ensure you are not disturbed.
The wrist and ankle straps are lined with super-soft, faux fur and fastened with strong velcro, meaning you can comfortably push and pull to your heart's extent. There's no escaping these restraints (so make sure you have a safe-word).
Still want more? Check out the full collection below.
It's official: Male sex toys are becoming more and more mainstream, and the Fleshlight male masturbator is now vying with the classic rabbit vibrator for the title of most famous sex toy in the world. Shaped like a torch (or Flashlight to you Americans) with a realistic vaginal opening and textured internal canal, the Fleshlight takes solo pleasure to new heights.
Even better, some of the most famous adult actresses in Hollywood (and some actors, too) have granted Fleshlight access to their private parts to recreate their vaginas, butts and mouths in Fleshlight form.
Our customers tell us they love pairing their favourite pornstar's movies with her Fleshlight for more realistic pleasure. Plus, right now you can pick up any 2 Fleshlight Girls for only £100 to double your fun!
We've recently expanded our Fleshlight Girls collection with the hottest new pornstars. Check out the newest versions below…