Sex Toys That Double As Perfect Gifts

Make the holidays sexy this year.

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For many people, December marks the season of giving. Retailers across the country slash prices on hundreds of items or come out with ready-made gift sets, aware that countless customers are searching for the perfect items to give their loved ones. And while candles, notebooks, and other wholesome options are perfect for most of the people in our lives, when it comes to our partners, ourselves, or even our close friends, we may want to opt for a gift that's a little more scandalous.

Sex toys, including sex toy advent calendars, vibrators, and dildos, make perfect gifts. After all, they're bound to bring a smile to the receiver's face. And if you're gifting one (or multiple) to yourself, you can consider it a worthy investment in your me-time. Below, sex toys that are perfect for gifting, spanning every sexual preference.

Gabrielle Ulubay
Beauty Writer

Gabrielle Ulubay is a Beauty Writer at Marie Claire. She has also written about sexual wellness, politics, culture, and fashion at Marie Claire and at publications including The New York Times, HuffPost Personal, Bustle, Alma, Muskrat Magazine, O'Bheal, and elsewhere. Her personal essay in The New York Times' Modern Love column kickstarted her professional writing career in 2018, and that piece has since been printed in the 2019 revised edition of the Modern Love book. Having studied history, international relations, and film, she has made films on politics and gender equity in addition to writing about cinema for Film Ireland, University College Cork, and on her personal blog, Before working with Marie Claire, Gabrielle worked in local government, higher education, and sales, and has resided in four countries and counting. She has worked extensively in the e-commerce and sales spaces since 2020, and spent two years at Drizly, where she developed an expertise in finding the best, highest quality goods and experiences money can buy.

Deeply political, she believes that skincare, haircare, and sexual wellness are central tenets to one's overall health and fights for them to be taken seriously, especially for people of color. She also loves studying makeup as a means of artistic expression, drawing on her experience as an artist in her analysis of beauty trends. She's based in New York City, where she can be found watching movies or running her art business when she isn't writing. Find her on Twitter at @GabrielleUlubay or on Instagram at @gabrielle.ulubay, or follow her art at