20 valentine's day gifts that deliver major bang for your buck
sexy, better-than-chocolate valentine's day gifts
Whether you're partnered up or single, Valentine's Day is a delicious excuse to #treatyoself to toys, tricks, techniques and treats that blow your mind or theirs. We've rounded up some of our favorite playthings to inspire a little self-love, intimacy and gift-giving.
We love this instant mood-maker from Houseplant (that sexy cannabis brand from Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg): a box set ($95) of three vinyl records featuring founder-curated playlists that pair strains with moods. If your Valentine doesn’t own a record player (key point), this aluminum cocktail table lighter (shown left) with built-in ashtray ($220) lights candles and cannabis on demand for instant, "let's-get-to-fvcking" ambiance.
HEART (AND LEG) OPENER
You can't go wrong with a crystal dildo that doubles as art. This girthy-to-slim love bug ($160) from Chakrubs is made from rose quartz, a stone used to open the heart chakra. If heart-opening isn't your jam, they've also got versions made from black obsidian ($230) for grounding and protection or amethyst ($200) for peace, clarity and calm.
EXPERIENTIAL PALATE TEASER
What’s better than a box of chocolates? A virtual chocolate tasting for 2 led by “real life Willy Wonka” Phillip Ashley. If you’re over Zoom meetings, you can’t go wrong with his Signature Series ($75), a palate-bending, gourmet selection of 12 bites that redefines the concept of a sensual oral experience.
You can rarely go wrong with a DIY couple's massage. We love dedcool's Taunt massage candle ($55), hand-poured and scented with aphrodisiacs like bergamot, vanilla, cassis and amber. It's toxin-free and free to be lazily dripped over a lover or yourself.
If you and your partner are looking to elevate your bedroom skills, check out this couple's workshop ($44.44) from sex, intimacy and CannaSexual coach Ashley Manta and her partner of 20 years. Topics include energy play, hand techniques, sacred kink, intimacy, boundaries and more. Plus a Q&A for your yummiest curiosities. Zoom date: Sat, Feb 12, 5 pm - 6:30 pm PST. Shy types can score this Manta-curated couple's kit ($239) from Fun Factory instead.
This double-ended, vibrating dildo ($98) does everything but do the thrusting for you. It's anal-safe, harness-compatible, curved to hit the G-spot and designed for multiple ways to play whether partnered up or solo.
Who doesn't love a little tease? Zalo's pink feather tickler ($15) is the perfect little plaything for exploring yourself or your lover's erogenous zones.
Rosebuds' Thimble (at left, $195) can be worn on penises at rest or at play (ie semi-erect) for decor or to weigh down/lengthen their cock. The Ari Snake (right, $122) stimulates the frenulum, glans and urethra opening. Both gifts they're guaranteed to remember.
High on Love water-based lube ($48, left) boasts 200 mg of CBD to stimulate blood flood, heighten arousal and make your experience smooth as silk. The brand's Stimulating Sensual Oil's ($50, right) hemp-based formula preps your pussy with all-natural oils to heighten your sexual experience.
Nothing says love like a little booty jewelry. Julian Snelling's handcrafted butt plug from Coco de Mer ($51) features a Swarovski crystal and aluminum design that allows you to heat in warm water or chill in the fridge to up-level your anal play.
We love this everything-you-need-in-a-box sex kit from Dame, curated just for Valentine's Day. The Come Together ($250) features their bestselling hands-free Eva vibe, their flexible Pom vibe, Arousal Serum and Aloe Lube.
Nipple play, anyone? Whether you're a beginner or pro-level, these adjustable metal clamps ($20) from Wildflower Sex work like mini "vices" so you can experience a looser or tighter fit depending on your mood or sensitivity. For even more pleasure, we're loving Slow Sex ($17) roller-ball arousal gel from Bijoux Indiscrets to help stimulate your most sensitive spots.
What sex toys and temptations are on your Valentine's Day gifts hit list?