Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day this year? Or maybe just looking for a sexy extra to go alongside the usual flowers or chocolates? If so, you’ve come to the right place. I have put together this quick gift guide containing five products from Lovehoney that I think would make fantastic presents for a loved one. All of the products that are listed below have been tried and tested by yours truly so I can wholeheartedly say I’m a fan of everything I’m linking below and can vouch for the quality of each item.
Before we get stuck into the items themselves, let’s briefly cover the crucial elements that should be kept in mind when buying sexy presents. The most important aspect to consider when buying this kind of gift is consent. If your Valentine has never used a sex toy before or expressed any interest in doing so then I would give buzzing things and butt plugs a miss for now. You may find the idea of introducing a toy arousing but your partner may feel uncomfortable and pressured into trying something they are not actually okay with. If you’ve never had the conversation regarding sex toys/bondage then gifting items like this are generally a bad idea. I would recommend a massage oil set or light-hearted bedroom game in these scenarios instead.
If consent is not an issue, we can move onto stage two. Your partners preferences. If they have a public wishlist on Lovehoney, you can take a look at the items they are interested in trying and purchase one without them knowing about it until the 14th Feb. However, partners without specific wishlist items can be harder to buy for and this is when knowing their preferences is useful. Take a look at some of the products that are already part of your collection and makes notes of the ones that are frequently used. For example, does your partner use vibrators on a regular basis or are they more of a dildo fan? Do they like and use both often?
Once you have figured out the category you want to buy from, that makes going through the hundreds of available options a little easier. If your partner primarily uses vibrators, are they the insertable kinds or small bullets that are used against the clitoris? Are the vibrations weak or strong? Quiet or loud? If they prefer dildos or butt plugs what sizes are they currently managing? Are they choosing realistic options or toys that do not resemble anatomy whatsoever? There’s no point buying a partner a flesh-tone jumbo realistic dildo if they hate toys that resemble penises and are used to slim insertables. Remember, what you like isn’t necessarily what your partner likes and as this is a gift for them, not you, tailor it to their preferences and interests.
So, now we have covered the basic rules – let’s get stuck into my five top picks!
Does your partner like direct and pinpointed stimulation to their external pleasure zones? If so, I would be recommending a bullet vibrator. Most people have at least one of these vibrators in their collection but this particular bullet from the Freed Collection is a luxury upgrade on a classic. It has a heart-shaped tip which makes it the perfect Valentine’s gift and it’s also rechargeable, waterproof and made from super soft, body-safe silicone. If rigid plastic surfaces are too intense for your partner, this smooth surfaced bullet is a fantastic choice. You can read our full review of it here.
New to bondage or looking to upgrade your collection with something more luxurious this Valentine’s? Check out Lovehoney’s brand new, limited-edition Cherished Collection. The Mini Flogger sadly isn’t suitable for vegans due to the materials used but I would recommend it to anyone else who is new to spanking or sensory stimulation. It features an easy-to-use metal handle for solid grip and a velvet storage pouch to secure it in when not in use. If you want to begin exploring your inner red room fantasies during this romantic occasion then this flogger would be the perfect companion. You can read about our experiences here.
If their preference is insertable products, how about a gorgeous piece of glass to treat them with? This beautiful heart wand from NS Novelties can be used vaginally or anally so is suitable for all genders. It’s made from glass so can be used with any lubricants, properly cleaned between uses and warmed up with hot water or cooled down in the fridge for added sensation. This dildo is average in length and slim in girth so should suit most experience levels. We’ve had ours for a few years now and still enjoy using it on a regular basis. You can read our full review of it here.
There’s no better mood setter for a romantic evening in than a stunning piece of lingerie. One of my top recommendations for bedroom wear at the moment is a piece from Lovehoney’s Moonlight range. Each style is made from a combination of satin and lace and comes in a black and wine colour scheme. This range carries sizes six through twenty-four so it’s well accommodating and flattering to most figures. If you are considering a lingerie purchase for someone else, make sure to double-check the sizes of some of their existing outfits in order to get the right fit. You can read about my experience with the Plunge Babydoll here.
Don’t worry penis-owning people, I haven’t forgotten about you. Strokers are a great choice for people who aren’t sure about vibrations or want something simple to aid in masturbation. These eggs are designed to be stroked up and down the shaft to stimulate the penis and induce orgasms. Tenga has a broad selection of these masturbation sleeves all with varying levels of texture and intensity but my top pick for Valentine’s had to be the Lovers. These sex toys are extremely budget friendly and petite so can be taken away on a dirty weekend without taking up too much space in the case. You can read our full review of this product here.
So that’s all for this years Valentine’s Gift Guide. If you want more personal recommendations (be that for Valentine’s or any other occasion) feel free to shoot me a message with some information about your preferences and budget and I’ll get back to you.