For all your beginner soft bondage needs, the Naughty Gift Box has you covered.

Photo by Ella Paradis

Soft bondage refers to a form of BDSM where hard impact or other extreme play isn’t part of your game. Even those in traditionally vanilla relationships engage in soft bondage such as light spanking, using handcuffs or ties, and more. If you’ve been thinking of dipping your toes into bondage and aren’t sure where to start when it comes to items, the naughty gift box from Better Love is a great place to begin.

What’s in the Naughty Gift Box?

The naughty gift box itself is really nice and sturdy, and would be perfect to store your items in when you’re finished playing. But boxes aren’t why you’re here. Each box is carefully curated by the folks at Better Love, so depending on availability, you may get different items. My box came with the following:

  • Mini faux leather flogger
  • Massage candle
  • Cock ring
  • Fun Factory booty plug, small
  • Black out blindfold
  • Thin restraint cuffs
  • Feather tickler
  • Bondage rope (very small amount)
  • Instruction guide and BDSM checklist

Pros and Cons

My personal favorite item featured in the naughty gift box is the massage candle. It smells amazing and feels even better. So far, we’ve used it at least 4-5 times and still have some left. You can drip it directly onto the skin for sensory play or pour it into your hands to give a massage. It gets to the perfect temperature, not too hot at all for direct drips.

The cock ring is just a standard ring, nothing fancy, made of silicone. My husband is of a bit over average girth and it fits him with ease as it does have some stretch to it.

I was mildly disappointed in the flogger. It appears to be cheaply made and you really can’t get a good swat with it. It does work well for teasing, such as dragging the ends across different parts of your partner’s body for sensory play, but honestly, that’s about all it’s good for.

The feather tickler is exactly what you think it is and does its job. It isn’t anything special but it hasn’t fallen apart with use so that’s impressive in and of itself.

I’m a big fan of butt plugs, as is my husband, and the Fun Factory small booty plug is perfect for anyone just getting started with anal play. Be aware, it is quite small, so if you’re more advanced in your booty play, it probably isn’t going to do much for you.

Being tied up can be a lot of fun, especially if you couple it with being blindfolded. The included blindfold is essentially a sleep mask, so it should fit most anyone and do what you need it to. The leather cuffs are quite thin and really wouldn’t hold someone determined to be free, but they work just perfectly to ‘secure’ your submissive partner during play, when the illusion of bondage is important. They’re comfortable and they look really pretty.

Honestly, the bondage rope included is rather useless unless all you want to do is secure your partner’s hands. There isn’t much of it and it isn’t sturdy at all. Again, it’s all about the illusion and if you’re not engaging in a heavy rope scene, it would do the job just fine.

Another favorite part of mine is the BDSM checklist. There are two parts, one for each of you, and it’s a simple check box design with the ability to fill in the blank for items not listed. What I like about it is the fact that it causes you and your partner to have a conversation about what you are and are not willing to try or are interested in researching further. Anything that promotes communication is excellent in my book.

Who should purchase this?

Anyone who is new to bondage or BDSM and would like a little bit of everything to get them started. Most of BDSM is in your mind, so you don’t absolutely need items to get started, but if you want the tools, this naughty gift box is a good place to start. Advanced practitioners will honestly find this set to be lacking, so I wouldn’t recommend for anyone who is established. The naughty box is a fun way to gift your partner and give you ideas for things to do on date night or a special event.

Ella Paradis and Better Love provided this box to me in exchange for an honest review. The links contained herein are affiliate links, so not only will you get a quality item, you’ll also be supporting my work.

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