’Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, it’s 31 days of gift giving; for a month, we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list—from your hard-to-please parents to your ’90s-loving BFF and even your spoiled pet. Filled with creative picks that got our pulses racing, our Unwrapped holiday gift guides will make Christmas shopping a breeze this holiday season.
I must admit, I always thought Santa's whole "naughty and nice" list was kind of bullshit; we're all a combination of both those things and, anyway, who is Santa to judge? He's a made-up old white dude whose whole job is apparently to police our behavior and dole out rewards based on arbitrary notions of what constitutes good and bad. Gross.
But, well, maybe that's long been my attitude because I always associated a lot more closely with the naughty side of things. If you have someone in your life who also steers clear of all things "nice," this is definitely the only list you ought to be checking twice. That's right, this naughty list is for all you freaks out there. Happy holidays.
This stunning three-part set uses negative space in a positively kinky way, offering tantalizing glimpses of soft skin, which peeks out from between tight back straps.
Chakrubs, The Rose Wand, $189.95, available at Chakrubs.
Made from 100 percent pure crystal, Chakrubs sex toys are designed to "bring a sense of sacredness to your playtime." Some people believe that crystals facilitate inner harmony and help people thrive both physically and spiritually. Beyond that, though, this is just a really beautiful toy.
Journelle, Grace Eye Mask, $48, available at Journelle.
This delicate, lacy eye mask proves that there's nothing more elegant than a touch of perversion.
Bijoux Indiscrets, Magnifique Whip Necklace, $30, available at Unbound.
This striking necklace can be worn for a night out or a night in. It falls down almost to the navel, making for an extremely sexy accessory when worn with a lowcut top. (Or no top at all.) And then once it's off, well, that's when the real fun begins.
Marika Vera, Naomi M Harness, $69, available at Narcisse.
Not only is this simple, strappy harness beautiful when worn with nothing but a smile, it can also be worn over clothes so that its wearer can bring a sexy spin to whatever she's wearing and wherever she's going.
Material Lust, Material Lust x Libertine Fragrance Apostate Room and Body Scent, $86, available at Material Lust.
This intoxicating scent should be sprayed liberally throughout any space wherein you want to be turned on. A heady blend of Moroccan rose and oak moss, this fragrance also has touches of black leather, making it perfect for setting the mood.
Bijoux Indiscrets, Kristine Mask, $13, available at Unbound.
This gorgeous, graphic stick-on mask is a fun way of being freaky that doesn't require too much of an investment. Honestly? I'd wear this out of the house for a night out too. It looks so good.
Babeland, Panther Collar and Cuffs Set, $85, available at Babeland.
Is there anything more romantic than a matching set of silver-studded black leather cuffs and collar? Not that I know of! This set, in particular, is really wonderful because of how soft the leather is, and how it molds to the user after a little bit of use. As an added bonus, since chokers are so fashionable right now, your gift recipient can totally repurpose this collar and even the cuffs for outside-the-home wear.
Joya, L'Absinthe Candle, $65, available at Joya.
This candle comes in an exquisite marbleized container, and it smells of sweet yet spicy star anise. The scent is evocative of absinthe, that most alluring—and insanity-inducing—of alcohols; give this to the person with whom you want to spend an alluring and insanity-inducing night.
Bristols 6, Nippies Gold Scarlett, $32, available at Bristols 6.
These aren't just any nipple covers, these are couture nipple covers. I'm not quite sure what the difference is, but I am sure that these crimson rosebud-esque pasties would look amazing with a strappy harness and nothing else.
Jonathan Adler, Secrets Canister, $128, available at Jonathan Adler.
Your kinky friend is going to need something to keep all the new goodies you're getting her for the holidays in, right? This campy cannister is the perfect place.
Unbound, Lube Box, $18, available at Unbound.
Fact: Nothing is less sexy than dry sex. So give the gift of lube this year with Unbound's amazing assortment of their favorite lubricants, and experience how much more satisfying a frictionless fuck can be.
Erotic Bondage Handbook by Jay Wiseman, $13.91, available at Amazon.
This is an excellent intro to bondage for the kinky person in your life who is showing some interest in exploring this particular art. It's intelligently written, very comprehensive, and Wiseman discusses all aspects of a bondage-incorporating relationship, including the need to keep aware and be respectful of the inherent power dynamics within it.
Rimba, Soft Bondage Rope, $25, available at Narcisse.
And to go along with that book, you should probably also give the gift of this ultra-soft bondage rope, which comes in a variety of lengths, for whatever your bondage needs are.
Narcisse, Bondage Tape, $15, available at Narcisse.
But maybe rope play feels a little too complicated? Untying knots can be hard, after all. So why not give this bondage tape, which is easy to use, comes in fun colors, and promises not to leave any sticky residue behind.
Tavaron's Leather Stuff, Leather Cat Mask, $69, available at Etsy.
Besides the fact that the price on this mask is very nice, is there a saucier leather cat mask out there? Absolutely not. This hand-crafted beauty is also incredible because it comes with a detachable ring gag and allows the user to put her hair in a ponytail, something not all masks take into consideration.
Isa's Restorative, Love Potion, $18, available at Catbird.
A few drops on your tongue of this rose-colored (and rose-infused) elixir is said to set you in the mood for love. And, doubtless, the mere act of placing drop after drop of liquid into your partner's mouth is bound to get you in the mood for something or other.
Bijoux Indiscrets, Handcuffs with Leash, $65, available at Unbound.
So many sex toys and fetish gear incorporate leather into their designs. So what should you get for a kinky vegan? How about this super-hot totally vegan handcuffs and (detachable) leash set? No animals were harmed in the making of this product, and the only animal who might be harmed is the human animal wearing it—with that human's willingness and full consent, of course.
Bordelle, Bondage Inspired Peep Brief, $150, available at Journelle.
These strappy briefs are pretty much the hottest thing around. Though they feature a relatively demure (yet still super-sexy) mesh front, the back of these briefs screams "kink," thanks to rows of bondage-esque straps and a completely open posterior, making them the cheekiest pair of panties we've ever seen.
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