Sexy, Chocolaty Christmas Gifts for Couples
Properly applied, chocolate may just be one of the best Christmas gifts for couples ever
If you're thinking that chocolate is just too doggone tame to be sitting here in the "Christmas gifts for couples" category -- well, get your mind in the gutter, why don't you? Just because chocolate is normally eaten doesn't mean that's the only use an inventive couple can find for the stuff. (Wink wink, nudge nudge.)
Well, why not?
Consider, for example, the sexy, sensual possibilities of slathering chocolate on your partner's extremities. We're so not talking about plain chocolate syrup here, although admittedly that has its charms. And then of course there's ice cream...wait, does rocky road count?
Ahem. Moving right along, you'd be surprised at the number of lotions and oils containing chocolate that are marketed as Christmas gifts for couples. Well, as gifts for couples in general, really -- Valentine's Day is also a popular venue. Wedding nights are good, too. And weekends. And weekdays...
Actually, you don't have to abide by the tyranny of the calendar when it comes to these goodies; as Martha Stewart might say, that's a good thing. And here's the best thing of all about these products, in our book: they add a whole new dimension to the compliment, "Honey, you look good enough to eat!"
The Edibility Factor
Let's look at one of the more popular chocolate-based Christmas gifts for couples: chocolate massage oil. Yep, it's genuine massage oil made with chocolate -- rich, creamy dark chocolate. If that weren't decadent enough, your darling gets to smear it all over you.
Sadly, this is one of those gifts that you probably shouldn't try eating. In addition to the cacao, it's usually compounded from vegetable and fruit oils: grape seed oil, almond oil, and extra-virgin olive oil are mixed into the best varieties. This means it's 100% organic and edible, but the flavors don't really go well together.
And why should they? This Christmas gift for couples is for your outsides only! Both the chocolate and the oils are high in fatty materials called lipids, and they're great for moisturizing the skin. Add in the sensuality of a good massage, and you've got a recipe for relaxation and happiness, choco-style.
"Dessert's on Me!"
If you want to talk edibility, then you might want to try chocolate body paint, which is available in all the finest chocolate shops. By all accounts, it's fun to play with and can add pizzazz to any intimate relationship...because it's edible. Yep. And that's as far as we're going with that, okay?
Since they're intimate items, you can usually find chocolate body paints and massage oils in the same places (on or off the 'Net) as you can similar balms. These tasty Christmas gifts for couples will usually set you back about $16-20 for about eight ounces, making them only marginally expensive fun.