When you think of advent calendars, you tend to think of the cute little cardboard ones you buy for a school fundraiser that deliver some semi-okay chocolate or tiny plastic toys that will hurt to step on for 25 days leading up to Christmas. We love those for what they are but as grown-ass adult people, we deserve a grown-ass adult answer to the countdown calendar.
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Luckily, sex toy advent calendars exist. And they are just as sweet as the semi-okay chocolate — if not sweeter.
If you’re looking for a romantic gift for you and your lover to enjoy during the holiday season (or just because!), you’ll want to pick up one of these bad boys. The concept is still the same, you get a set amount of surprises to unbox for however many days, each one giving you a chance to inject a bit of excitement and sensuality into your day. Maybe you want to count down to an anniversary or a special date night or you just want to liven up the chilly boring winter months (a whole mood, honestly) — these gift boxes will totally help you with those goals.
And it used to be that there was one or two different boxes floating around each holiday seaso but now there’s quite a few to choose from depending on your tastes, proclivities and sexual wellness brand loyalty.
Read on for a few of our favorites we’ve spotted in the wild and how to score ’em.
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Lovehoney Sweet Seduction 12 Day Couple's Advent Calendar $110 Buy now Sign Up
Lovehoney has a number of advent calendars on their site, but their couple’s calendar is one that caught our eye first. With 12 different toys clocking in at a $190 value (for just $110 at check-out), it has a sampling of so many things we love to stimulate partners of all kinds.
We’re longtime fans of this set from Bijoux Indiscrets that delivers on tasteful and sensual toys and wearables that are totally luxurious. Scoop it for just $182.79 on Ella Paradis with the code “FALL.”
12 Days of Kink Bondage Advent Calendar $67.54 Buy now Sign Up
One for the kinksters in the crowd, Bondara’s 12 Days of Kink Bondage Advent Calendar is basically a starter-sex dungeon in a box. I’m kidding. Sort of. With restraints, impact play toys and even a hood, it’s a great set for couples resolving to make 2022 their kinkiest year yet. (Blanket reminder to play responsibly!)
One of the prettiest and most color-coordinated boxes on our list, this Ann Summers calendar has some seriously cool offerings from a couple’s toy, rabbit and finger vibes, a wand, a set of handcuffs and a full-sized water-based lube — among others.
Nasty Gal Twelve Days of Sexmas Sex Toy Advent Calendar $135.60 Buy now Sign Up
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, this calendar encourages you to get a bit nasty. With 12 different toys curated by the folks at Nasty Gal, in this calendar you’ll score a pair of kegel balls, a sweet little bullet vibe, edible bodypaint, a set of love dice and more to level-up your play time (and maybe guarantee your spot on the naughty list next year.)
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