Sometimes, you just need someone to tell you which gift to buy—and who better than people who think about sex toys all day every day? We asked our staff for their go-to toys to give as gifts, and they delivered. Whether you’re shopping for a holiday, a bachelorette party, or just because you bff needs a vibrator upgrade, our expert smut-peddlers have you covered.
Toy: LAYA II
Best for: folks who don't like internal vibration
Why this toy? It’s very discreet and very versatile. I love the all-purpose straight-up easy-to-hold nice rumbliness of the LAYA II. It can be used many different ways on all sorts of bodies, and it's great for anyone who prefers external vibration, from newbies to old hands.
Best for: couples (need a wedding gift?), anyone who wants something small, quiet, and easy-to-hide
Why this toy? It’s a great upgrade from a cheap bullet or pocket rocket, comfy to hold, and the Flirt setting is dreamy.
Toy: MISS BI
Best for: a vulva-owning friend you don't mind dropping some cash on, especially if they haven’t had a good experience with a sex toy
Why this toy? Many people need both internal and external stimulation to achieve orgasm. MISS BI is the best on the market due to its super rumbly vibration and one-size-fits-most design.
Best for: penis-owners and couples looking to add vibration to their play in a really creative way
Why this toy? There are many different ways to play with the Manta and it's not intimidating at all. In fact, people usually grin when they see the shape. I always let them know the Manta has the power to turn them into a vibrator.
Best for: Someone building up their toy box, partners wanting to strap on
Why this toy? Not too big, not too small—I call the MAGNUM the "Goldilocks" of dildos. For someone who has a few toys and is looking to expand their collection, I think every toy box needs a good-quality, versatile dildo. It's also harness-compatible, so for partners wanting to try strap-on play, you can't go wrong with a MAGNUM + a nice harness!
Best for: power queens (and kings, and nonbinary royalty)
Why this toy? If your friend finds most vibrators underwhelming or is obsessed with their huge jackhammer of a wand vibe, they need the VOLTA. It’s super strong, the tapping tips feel awesome, and there are so many ways to play with it.
Best for: Honestly, I don't have friends I’d feel comfortable spending $200 on, and I wouldn’t want to set that expectation anyway.
Why this toy? These are perfect toys for most folks. Inexpensive, well designed, with the same German-made quality.
Best for: All my friends I've already gifted vibrators!
Why this toy? This plug is a no-fuss good time, especially great for friends who are looking to expand their play from focusing only on genitals. I also like to give butt plugs to couples so that if it's not one person's jam, maybe the other person can use it!
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Toy: BIG BOSS
Best for: your best friend and favorite size queen
Why this toy? I've given the BIG BOSS to a few friends who I knew were already into powerful vibes. It definitely isn't one to give if you're not sure about gifting a toy in the first place, but for the right person it's a hit. Despite its appearance, this toy is also a great external vibe and awesome for grinding on. No matter what, it makes a statement and I usually get a follow-up text down the line that they loved it!