If you read our guide to sex-toy gift-giving etiquette last week, then you know it's best to go for nicely designed, higher-end prod. Of course, in this economy, who can afford a$175 Swarovski-crystal-encrusted vibrator with a pink feather tail on a silver stand? But that doesn't mean you can't find an affordably lewd and luxurious present for the fellow-perv in your life. Here are a bunch of cheap(ish) gift ideas in 10 categories - all are as classy as sex toys can be, and each is under 50 bucks:
- Jimmy Jane may be a leader in high-end design and beautiful packaging, but they have a bunch of stylish gifts under $50 (some way under $50), including ceramic massage stones, their classy take on the Spin-the-Bottle game, massage candles with body brushes, the Iconic Bullet Vibrator, theIconic Duckie Vibrator, the Iconic Smoothie Vibrator, and the travel-sized Indulgences Kit, which comes with a feather tickler, a waterproof mini vibe, lube, condoms, and a "Love Decoder" (a naughtier version of an old playground game).
- Even though Coco de Mer carries the likes of the crystal and feather Minx mentioned above (not to mention the 18K goldLelo Inez which clocks in at an obscene $10,500!), they've got some affordable, beautifully packaged stuff on their Gifts for Men / Gifts for Women pages, including a ginger and date massage candle ($48), vintage Playboys ($25), Coco de Mer Milk Bath ($25), In Fiore Decollete Balm ($50), Ruby Sunrise Lubricant for her and Gentleman's Relish Lubricant (both $27), a cheeky spanking ruler with the text "Teach me a lesson" ($13), the book "Twenty Love Poems by Pablo Neruda" ($13), and, our favorite, the "You Are My Pork Chop" card ($3).
- Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la Lelo! Regular readers of this site will know that we're huge fans of all things Lelo, the fabu Swedish sex toy designers. Treat the uninhibited man in your life to the unfortunately named Bob butt toy ($44), or the G-spot fanatic lady to the curved Ella dildo ($44). There are also the Luna Beads ($47), though considering they're for increasing the elasticity of your vadge, this might be the kind of gift better given by a close friend who's also just had a baby rather than by the husband of said new mom, ya know what we're sayin?