Holiday Staff Picks and Gift Guide 2012

What are we giving this year? Our holiday gift guide this year is made up of toys we love so much we want to share them, as well as enticing new toys we covet for ourselves. Treat yourself, a friend, or that special someone to a sexy Babeland gift. (To learn more about us, see our Staff Bios page).




Greta — E-Commerce Manager, Oakland

"Though I spend way too much time in front of a computer, I also enjoy the 3 B's — burlesque, boxing and baking."

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My Pick: Pocket Toyfriend

This year everyone is getting a Toyfriend Pocket Vibe in their goodie bags. I like to give the gift of great orgasms and these powerful pocket toys are high on my list of go-to vibrators. They’re perfect for solo adventures, to add extra thrill to oral, and to tease and please your partner during foreplay. Each style has a unique tip, so I’ll be gifting my special friends (you know who you are) the whole set.


Shannon — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, Seattle

"When I am not slinging dildos and peddling smut, I am rounding out my persona as a single mother and music enthusiast.." 

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My Pick: Ina 2

I’m giving the Ina 2 to my best friend because she deserves the best: this toy is not just beautiful, it’s rechargeable and delivers the goods! Thanks to the dual stimulation (G-spot and clit) afforded by this toy, I’m pretty sure her good times will last all year long. 

Tori — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I am a badass vegetarian feminist New Yorker with a background in theatre and puppies.."

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My Pick: Orgasm in a Box | Hers

My girlfriends are getting the Orgasm in a Box for Her so they can explore and experiment! Use the bunny's fluttering ears for teasing indirect sensation, the nose for pinpoint stimulation, or take the sleeve completely off to enjoy the smooth hard feel of the naked bullet. And it comes with batteries and lube, all packaged in a cute box for just $18!

Phoebe — Buyer, Oakland

"I love sunsets, long walks on the beach, key lime pie, and the Dallas Cowboys."

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My Pick: We-Vibe Thrill

My best friend is in for a thrill because she loves rabbit style vibrators, and the new Thrill vibe will take her where no bunny has yet!  Unlike standard dual action toys there are no bunny ears to awkwardly angle towards sensitive bits, just strong direct vibration focused on the clit. The curvaceous design is sexy but practical: the G-spot portion is positioned so that a little rocking really enhances the fun. The quiet operation and sexy designer color also make the Thrill a great gift.


 

Lucas — Sex Educator/Sales Associate, NYC

"Actor. Writer. Homosexual. Activist. Imp. I wear many hats... and they all look fabulous on me."


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My Pick: Hand Solo Stroker

Never underestimate the power of vibration! This masturbation sleeve is an excellent gift not just for Star Wars fans, but for sex toy beginners as well as experienced players. The cozy silicone sleeve is flexible enough to fit a broad range of sizes, and the nubs inside deliver vibration to all the best spots. The force is strong with this one.


 

Artemis — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"...I love getting to know each store's unique customers and helping them find answers to their questions and toys they'll love." 

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My Pick: Sasha Harness

Finally, a fierce, fabulous femme harness that's as functional as it is flirty.  I will be gifting a Sasha to myself this Holiday season, because I love its versatility (booty shorts or bikini-cut! garters on or off! pockets for multiple vibrators!) and its sturdiness, but most of all because wearing it makes me feel as sexy as the fanciest lingerie.  A harness that makes me feel this pretty when I strap it on is the perfect present for me.

Tori — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I am a badass vegetarian feminist New Yorker with a background in theatre and puppies." 
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My Pick: Minna Ola

Not sure what to get your pickiest friends? Let the Minna Ola give them exactly what they want: vibration that they have complete control over. Squeeze the body of the Minna firmly, gently, or using a repetitive motion, and the vibrator will follow whatever pattern they set with corresponding vibrations. This super-smart toy makes a sexy, smart gift.


Amanda F. — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"In my spare time, I cook, plot how to escape the country, and have deep philosophical post-yoga discussions with my pooch, Sandy."
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My Pick: We-Vibe 3 Positions Kit

My newly married friends will be so grateful for the We-Vibe 3 Positions Kit. After all the stress of hosting their first holiday, this gift-wrapped kit holds everything they’ll need to melt away their stress and find pleasure in one hundred different ways!

Jen — Chief Operating Officer, Seattle

"I hope to help Babeland reach more people and change more lives." 



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My Pick: Candy Colored Glass Dildo

For a gift that is the adult version of “sugar plums dancing in their heads,” you can’t go wrong with the Candy Colored Glass Dildo. Colorful, sculpted glass is not just sumptuous eye candy, but the sensuous curve of this toy delivers G-spot orgasms your lucky recipient will be dreaming about well into the new year.


Amanda F. — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"In my spare time, I cook, plot how to escape the country, and have deep philosophical post-yoga discussions with my pooch, Sandy."
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My Pick: Club Vibe 2.OH

Spice up those boring holiday work parties with the Club Vibe 2.0h! Comfortable to wear and easy to control, the music or voice-activated Club Vibe 2.0h is the best way to experience pleasure wherever you go, whether you’re planning a scandalous night out or a sexy night in.

Anne — Director of Marketing, Oakland

"I believe Prince's music is the lyrical equivalent of sex." 

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My Pick: Bunny Kiss | Platinum Edition

Fifty Shades of Grey might’ve been the lubricant that got my mom friends talking about sex, but it’s the Bunny Kiss that I’m hoping will introduce them to the wonders of their G-spots. This affordable, cute bunny makes a great beginner’s gift.

Tori — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I am a badass vegetarian feminist New Yorker with a background in theatre and puppies." 

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My Pick: Etherea Cuffs

Perfect for a first foray into the land of restraints, Lelo’s Etherea Cuffs will certainly have your lucky gift recipient testing the strength of the bedposts! These gorgeous cuffs are made from ultra-luxe silk and suede for an ultra-comfy light bondage experience. Designed to fit wrists and ankles of all sizes; a perfect gift for the holiday season.

Mary — Director of Retail, NYC

"In my free time I enjoy baking, taking my dog for long walks, and watching all kinds of atypical sports (like horse racing & soccer)." 
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My Pick: Luna Beads

I plan to give Luna Beads to my mom friends to help them strengthen their Kegel muscles, along with a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, which has a great erotic passage on introducing them into couple’s sex play!

Tori — Sex Educator / Sales Associate, NYC

"I am a badass vegetarian feminist New Yorker with a background in theatre and puppies." 

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My Pick: Boosty

Give the gift of sexual pleasure! The Boosty butt plug features three bubble shapes of varying sizes that let you work your way up comfortably to a 1.5” diameter. Whether curved upwards for prostate play or downwards to hit the G-spot indirectly, the plug’s slim design at the base will fit nicely between the cheeks.