Valentine’s Day 2015 coincides with the release of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, so plenty of people are looking for gifts themed to the romance film. What should someone give the biggest “Fifty Shades” fan in their life? There are plenty of options, from typical gifts like jewelry and teddy bears, to slightly more risqué gifts befitting Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson).
Wine – “Red Satin” and “White Silk” wines endorsed by “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James are available in stores and online for $17.99 a bottle. “Wine plays an important role in 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' reflecting the sensuality that pervades every encounter between Anastasia and Christian,” James told the website. “I hope my readers curl up with a glass as they enjoy the romance between Anastasia and Christian.”
Teddy Bears – Stuffed animals aren’t just for kids. Vermont Teddy Bear made a rather adult bear inspired by Christian Grey. A dapper suit is worn over his grey fur, and the bear holds handcuffs in one paw and a mask in the other. The “Fifty Shades of Grey” bear sells for $99.98.
Nail Polish – If you’re looking for a less scandalous “Fifty Shades” gift, OPI has packaged six special “Fifty Shades of Grey” nail polishes. The set retails for $21.95.
Necklace – Valentine’s Day is a big holiday for jewelry. While some people are getting sterling silver heart pendants, “Fifty Shades” fans might prefer sterling silver riding crop to wear on their necks. That’s right, you can get a riding crop necklace in sterling silver for $135. Also available from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” jewelry line are necklaces with masks ($45), ties ($195) and handcuffs ($150). All of the pieces have been approved by E.L. James herself.
Handcuffs – If you want to try out Christian Grey's BDSM lifestyle this Valentine’s Day, try a pair of handcuffs. Crave makes a pair that can double as a bracelet for $62.
Candy – Heading to the movies on Valentine’s Day? Shopping for someone with a sweet tooth? Walmart makes a “Fifty Shades of Grey” gift basket with plenty of candy. In fact, the $69.99 basket is mostly sweets and tea. The only sexy gifts in the basket are the bubble bath and handcuffs.
Games – The official “Fifty Shades of Grey” party game will “reveal how you see your friends and how they see you,” according to the description. The game is recommended for those over 18, and retails for $29.95.
Books – There are plenty of other BDSM-themed erotic novels that “Fifty Shades” fans would enjoy. Try Sylvia Day’s “Crossfire” series (a box set of all four novel is $42.81) or Tiffany Reisz’s “Original Sinners” series. The first book, “The Siren,” retails for $10.20.
Sexy Gifts – For a sensual Valentine’s Day, check out “Fifty Shades Of Grey: The Official Pleasure Collection” at Target. From a candle that becomes massage oil ($14.39) to personal lubricant ($10.47), Target has some of the basics for your own Red Room.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” hits theaters Friday.