Outside the (Lingerie) Box: 8 Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts
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It’s that time of the year again, when my favorite holiday allows me to combine my obsession with lingerie and my love of all things pink and red. Is there a more romantic day of the year?
However, for 2012 I want something different – a treat for my Valentine but also a treat I can enjoy myself. Chocolates? Been there. Roses? Done that. How about something unique for the boudoir that can be enjoyed well into the year? Here are a few gift ideas for you and your partner to help spark your creativity and fan the flames of your love (or lust) this holiday.
For the gamer:
Charades Game by Agent Provocateur: $35
By far the sexiest game of charades out there! Each box comes with suggestion cards that require you to perform flirtatious and erotic mimes for your teammate before the sand timer runs out. And as an added bonus, the adorable pink packaging is lined with sexy pinups to help inspire the sensual mood of the game.
Available at www.agentprovocateur.com
For the girly girl:
Large Powder Puff by Faire Frou Frou: $225
Impractical? Maybe. Essential? Totally! Who wouldn’t love an 18” puff made of soft marabou to enhance their burlesque routine or add some interest to a flirtatious striptease? This oversized puff is adorned with a giant satin ribbon and comes in pink, light blue or black to perfectly accessorize any boudoir ensemble… or lack thereof!
Available at www.fairefroufrou.com
For the authoritarian:
Spanking Ruler by Coco De Mer: $13
On one side, this innocent-looking wooden ruler can be used to draw straight lines or measure basic objects. But flip it over and the phrase “Teach me a Lesson” is written on the back, inspiring you to use it in other suggestive and kinky ways. It is also made from sustainable wood so you’ll be feeling good while you’re being bad! Also offered with “Spank You Very Much” printed on back.
Available at www.coco-de-mer.com
For the musician:
Burdel L’Amour Dans Le Priemier Etage CD: $12.99
What better way to set the mood then listening to romantic music from some of the greats like Sinatra and Billie Holiday? This sultry compilation is sure to take you back to a different time and help inspire you to rediscover the old-fashioned art of seduction. Add a smooth glass of wine, stir, and enjoy!
Available at www.bellabellaboutique.com
For the sensitive spirit:
Tantra Feather Teaser by Lelo: $24
This luxurious toy is the perfect instrument for tantalizing foreplay. Stimulate your senses with the light touch of sumptuous down feathers or taunt and excite your partner with just a flick of your wrist. Available in purple, black, or red, these teasers make a great erotic gift for anyone interested in a little extra stimulation in the bedroom.
Available at www.lelo.com
For the holistic helper:
Sexy Love Sox by Michelle Ebbin: $14.95
These unisex foot covers have now made it okay to leave your socks on in bed! Taking cues from ancient Chinese reflexology, these socks are fully illustrated on the sole to show pressure points that are linked to the body’s many erogenous zones. Want to boost your sex drive? There’s a pressure point for that. Want to improve your orgasms? There’s a pressure point for that too! Easy to read and discreet, these socks are great for any couple who wants to naturally spice up their love life.
Available at www.basicknead.com
For the aspiring starlette:
Burlesque and the Art of the Teese book by Dita Von Teese: $39.99
There is no denying that Dita Von Teese is one of the greatest burlesque performers of our time. She has helped influence dancers, designers, and photographers alike with her glamorous retro look and old Hollywood style. Here, Dita shares the magic of burlesque and the nostalgic fantasies that she partakes in as a 21st century showgirl. And as a bonus, the flipside of this beautiful picture book highlights the darker, fetish side of burlesque — complete with drama, mystery and seduction!
Available at www.amazon.com
For the girl who has it all:
L’atout Coeur bed by Chantal Thomass: Price unavailable
Just when I thought I’ve seen it all from French favorite Chantal Thomass, I find that she has once again collaborated on another new and innovative product for me to lust after! One look at the L’atout Coeur bed and you’ll see why this is a lavish pick for Valentines Day. The limited edition heart-shaped headboard comes in satin or velour and can be custom made in your choice of five colors. This collaboration with the French brand Treca also consists of three other designs, including the popular oversized bow-shaped headboard. And the optional stiletto-shaped feet for the legs add just an extra hint of naughtiness!
Available at www.treca.fr
What have been some of your more memorable Valentines Day gifts? Have you seen any unique product not mentioned here?
(Photo Credit: Top image by Victoria’s Secret)