"An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away"
Can sex toys make a good gift?
Christmas is the time of year where you drink hot chocolate, wait for the first snow fall, and give/receive presents. This may be the time of year when you find yourself financially strapped for cash and wishing you could just use your EF points to buy things for everyone on your shopping list. You may not be able to buy for everyone, but I think there are some people in your life that you could buy sex toys for like your partner, your closest friends, and that rare sex positive really open minded family member like a distant cousin.
Here are some basic guidelines that I have decided upon when gifting sex toys: Do not give sex toys to your parents. This is never ever going to be anything less than awkward unless you have the coolest parents on the planet. Do not give sex toys to someone that will be opened in a large group. Unless the large group is say your erotica book club. Then go right ahead. Do not give sex toys to friends of yours that are easily embarrassed or do not ever talk about sex. This is just going to make them extremely uncomfortable and maybe create problems with your friendship.
Do give sex toys to people that you know will use them and appreciate them. Spend some time debating if this is really appropriate. I one time bought a toy for my significant other and myself to use. It was a rather expensive toy but it was well worth the cost. My partner at the time was thrilled with the present and it left us both rather happy, but I made sure we opened it when no one was around. I have also bought vibrators and toys for friends who have complained about having difficulty reaching orgasm or being lonely. I only buy for friends who are a little more open minded and not easily embarrassed. And so far I have had a good success rate with buying toys for others.
Start with more beginner options and be discreet. The idea is for the present to be a good thing and for the person to be excited that they received. Don’t give it to them in a public setting or in front of family members. Do make it kind of funny and tongue in cheek humor. If all else fails just get them an EF gift card and let them pick out a toy on their own.