12 Days of Gifting, Day 4: 'Tis the Season to Be Cuffing

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If you didn’t already know, we are now firmly ensconced in what is fondly known as “cuffing season.” What does this mean for your gift-giving? It means that whether you’re boo’d up, in a situation-ship or living happily single in a likeminded crew, there are plenty of sexy, sensual and sweet possibilities to share with those you love—or want to love down.


It may be cold outside, but there’s no reason not to heat things up, whether with a partner (or more) or just to treat yo’ self (you should be your own best boo, after all—no one should love you better than you can). With that in mind, here’s our black-helmed list of intimate indulgences for the holidays

Savage x Fenty

We know, it seems like we’re stating the obvious here, but aside from being fronted by our favorite bad gal, Rihanna, Savage x Fenty has changed the game with its super-affordable, sexy and size-inclusive lingerie. What’s more? They just released a new round of offerings, meaning you can gift (or wear) the very latest from this worth-the-hype brand.

Foot Nanny

There are few better ways to show you really care than giving a good foot rub, and Foot Nanny was blessed with an early endorsement by none other than Oprah. In the years since, the brand has seen explosive growth; now you can order a holiday set of their most popular blends, to pamper someone who really deserves the TLC. (And it’s 20% off with the code OPRAH.)

Feelmore Adult Gallery

As much as we love a foot rub, sometimes more...intimate areas need attention, which is where the Bay Area-based Feelmore Adult Gallery comes in. Nothing’s off-limits at this super sex-positive shop, which means that you can tailor your gift to the recipient’s pleasure. But don’t take our word for it; the shop has been endorsed by well-known sensualist Jill Scott.

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Anya Lust

Launched in December 2015, Anya Lust is a one-stop shop for all types of gorgeous intimate apparel; in fact, their online holiday gift guide makes it easy for you to shop by style and gender, while being swept up in their highly curated ambiance. As their website states, Anya Lust is “a true experience where you can search for treasures, select your favorites and anticipate their arrival ... An experience for the senses, in a way.”


Nubian Skin

Think nude underwear isn’t sexy? Maybe before Nubian Skin, but the British-born brand has changed the way we shop for flesh-toned underwear by creating sleek, sexy pieces to match our skin tones. Not sure what to buy? A gift card is the perfect present for someone who likes her lingerie both pretty and practical.


Erica M

For an edgier take on lingerie, look no further than Erica M.’s artistic silhouettes. Their intricate luxury bodywear is made in Italy, size-friendly and meant to be seen; think lack stockings peeking out from a skirt, or a second-skin bodysuit that leaves just enough to the imagination for intrigue.



Of course, intimacy is as mental and emotional as it is a physical, and the BeLoved Box was created by a professional relationship coach (and wife) to help couples rediscover and maintain intimacy. But you don’t have to be coupled to enjoy a BeLoved Box; a self-care edition is available, too (with one for him on the way). You can also buy products separately, to curate your own gift.


Lace by Tanaya

If you have a jewelry lover in your life, give them new places to wear it with a piece of crystal body jewelry by Lace by Tanaya. We’re loving their Crystal Thigh-Hi garters, but custom-made thongs, bralettes and more are available on her site, making this a very special way to bedazzle Bae this holiday.


Noire by A

If declaring your relationship status is the spirit of this season, Noire by A has plenty of ways for the loved-up to say it with their chests—or mugs, or phone covers, or...you get the gist. Whether you’re celebrating an engagement or another holiday together, their printed goods proudly affirm your commitment to each other.


So, there you have it: several ways to put some sizzle into the holiday season this year. Take care of each other and stay safe out there, Kids...we’ll be back with another day of gifting tomorrow!

Maiysha Kai is managing editor of The Glow Up, host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast and Big Beauty Tuesdays, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. May I borrow some sugar?