Sex toys are fun toys and can be great gifts. Tease a newlywed couple with an innocent vibrator, amuse an old friend on her birthday with a dildo, pass out small vibrators during bridal showers, or share something sexy with your lover on your anniversary or on their birthday. But Christmas?
Christmas presents should be handled with grace and decorum, especially considering the crowd you may be around. Alone with your lover? Go for it! Show them that sexy Santa lingerie you picked up! With your families? Leave that stuff at home. Sex toys during the holidays should be kept between lovers and not displayed amongst your relatives. Sure, everyone in your families may know that you two are hornier than a college campus, but they probably don't want to see the evidence of this displayed next to the necktie you bought your father in law.
Remember, the Christmas season may be about love, but it's also about family, and as anyone who has ever had to sacrifice something for their family will tell you, it's better to keep the publicly given presents PC, and leave the whips and chains for a private moment. After all, think if you were in your parents' or grandparents' shoes. Would you want to see evidence of the kids' carnal behavior whilst digesting your holiday stuffing? Another good thing to remember is that in most large family gatherings, there will be small children in attendance, and you don't want to put their parents in an awkward moment by making them explain what you're giving and what it's used for.
It’s all about politeness and respect. Maintain respect for your family and friends and don’t force them to realize that you bought new o-rings for the harness you wear whilst pegging your partner. Above all, remember that the holidays are about love, happiness, and above all, family.