They say that when it comes to gifts it’s the thought that counts. So why not let your partner know that they’re on your mind in one of the deepest and most personal ways they can be?

We’re talking, of course, about adult offerings (best opened when you’re alone together, we recommend).
An adult gift is one of the most considered, intimate and thoughtful products you can give someone…if well-planned, that is.

But how does one go about getting their first adult gift for their partner/s? Is it insulting to do so? Where does one even begin when it comes to what available?

It’s easy to fall down the rabbit hole when thinking about offerings to get intimate with. That’s why we’re here with this handy dandy guide for you.

Buying for Another?

If you find yourself daunted about buying your partner an adult gift then take a deep breath, relax, and remind yourself that a sex toy is probably better than socks on most occasions.

We kid, of course, but the reality is that nowadays adult exchanges between partners are quite commonplace and often greatly appreciated.

If you’re not sure about if your partner/s would be on board with an adult gift, however, there’s nothing wrong with putting out a feeler. Find a way to bring up the idea of adult gifts in conversation – either directly or through a news story or similar. Ask them if they’d ever consider or be okay with such a thing. You’ll soon know if you’re on track with things. Communication is key, after all.

Selecting Your Gift

One of the most important things you can keep in mind when shopping for an adult gift is that you’re looking for a toy to make them feel good, not one that you want to use (or that you’d want them to use). Knowing and then trying to cater to your partner’s sexual preferences will be your key goal. No negotiations on this one.

If you know your partner is a wand lover then getting a rabbit vibrator is probably a misstep.

If you’re in a relationship where mutual exploration is important then you might well find that a gift set that allows for mutual exploration is best. Our Give & Take  set, for example, offers something for different anatomies and prompts group play sessions. What better gift is there then a promise of time spent together, after all?

Sex toys are fantastic gifts (with some lasting a literal lifetime and beyond) they can also be one of the most personal things that someone can experience. As such, even if you know your partner/s you might feel like you don’t want to make presumptions on their toy preference.

In such instances adult gifts can still be in the cards but consider something a bit gentler and introductory, such as a lubricant The plus side of such a gift being that, should your partner/s choose, they can be combined with toys that they already own. It’s a win-win!

If, however, you know your partner is more daring or sensual, then a gift set that focuses on igniting those senses can offer a great way to spend romantic nights together with. In such cases our Fired Up set might be just what you’re looking for.

Don’t worry; nothing buzzes, vibrates or jiggles in this kit! We know that not everyone is ready to take that step (nor may ever desire such products). In such instances you’d be surprised just how much can be done with a feather tickler, some lubricant, a massage candle and a pack of specialty matches.

The match box won’t be the only thing striking up a passionate flame, we’re sure of that.

The Important Bit

No matter what you choose remember that a gift is only thoughtful if it focuses on the needs of the recipient, rather than the giver.
A little bit of presentation can go a long way too, so try to select an item or set that is specifically designed as a gift.
We hope this guide has helped to make you feel more confident when making your own purchases. If you’re still in doubt, though, don’t worry! There’s always gift cards.