Yes, I’m afraid it’s that time again…time to start shopping for the holidays! Now, I’m not typically much of a shopping kind of guy–I leave that to Joy–but when it comes to bondage equipment, toys and other naughty items, well, that’s another story. I have lots of fun scouting out web sites and searching for something new or better we can add to our toy chest. So, while looking for a new sweater for my mother-in-law or something acceptable we can take to a dinner party may leave me cold, selecting some new lingerie that would look good on Joy, a nice, new paddle to minister to her tender bottom, or some wicked bondage restraint that will leave her gasping and helpless makes me really rather hot.

Of course, visitors to this blog may have similar interests when it comes to holiday gift-giving, and with that in mind, I’d like to present Leather Cuffs and Silken Bonds’ second annual Holiday Shopping Guide. The guide summarizes the “best” BDSM-themed items we’ve found and breaks them out by category of interest. The goal is to make it quick and easy for you to find something suitable to place under that special, naughty Christmas tree…you know, the one with the gifts that Santa would never dare to bring!

All products listed have been strenuously tested (some more strenuously than others) by Joy and I and meet with our personal stamp of approval. For those readers who may be just starting out in their exploration of BDSM, or for those who have not yet begun to experiment but are considering surprising their significant other with something really “unexpected” in their stocking, I’ve also noted items we consider suitable for beginners.

Of course, our full BDSM product reviews library remains available if you’d like to check out other options that didn’t achieve a “best” rating. And if there’s nothing listed that catches your eye, I’ve included links out to merchants we like so that you can browse from a wider selection. Full disclosure–we have an affiliate relationship with some of the merchants we recommend.

I wish you luck on your search for the perfect holiday gift! As for me, I’m going to check in with Joy to see if she’s finished her Christmas list yet. Generally, I let Santa take care of the “good girl” gifts. I tend to concentrate on the naughty girl side of the equation…

Enjoy yourself,


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