Jingle Bells, Ganja Smells, and Sultry Secrets Await
Adult toys for smoke shops: Adding a splash of eroticism to your holiday lineup may be the magic pill for rising sales.
By Kim Airs
It’s time for the holiday shopping rush for any retail business and smoke shops should be no exception. Traditionally, stores get a bump around the holidays (the bottom-line variety) with many first timers coming in to get that extra special stocking stuffer or to try something new.
Now’s the time to put the “Ho” into the “Ho Ho Ho” of the holidays—and the best way to do that is to bring in some sexy holiday toys!
Maybe your customers have been a little hesitant to try an adult toy. Or maybe you’ve been a little nervous about bringing sexual health and wellness products into your store. Now would be the perfect time to sneak them in to see how they do with your customers—especially when you display these specialty products next to your best sellers.
Let’s take a look at some products that could be great sellers for you this season.
Kheper Games is always coming up with clever activities that incorporate the pleasures of cannabis with the pleasures of sex. From their card sets and boards to novelty items, they offer the perfect stocking stuffers that are sure to inspire that lightbulb moment—the “Hey! Let’s try this!” moment. Many of these games focus on communication, offering hours of entertainment while sharing a high with friends.
Earthly Body, a holistic products enterprise, crafts an array of hemp seed and CBD-infused offerings: from sumptuous soy massage candles and aromatic massage oils to silky water-based lubricants, presenting a refined blend of hemp, CBD, and intimate indulgence. There are even holiday scented massage candles, making them an easy way for “one thing” to lead to “another” over the holiday break.
How about sprinkling a few, small red vibrators into your display? Not only will the color be suggestive of holiday shopping but they can easily be carried over into Valentine’s specials your store might offer in February. Viben’s Cheeky Charms vibrating butt plugs are available in a shiny metallic red, perfect to complement any bong you have available—and there are numerous rose suction vibes on the market. Simply add a little bow onto each box and voila! A simple red gift suggestion to go along with a green-minded purchase.
Maia Toys offers a captivating set of six bullet vibrators adorned with pot leaves, making them the perfect cannabis-themed stocking stuffer for the holidays. These small, rechargeable vibes sport 25 different speeds and functions. And since bullet vibes are often the first choice for new users, this set is perfect for opening your customers up to the world of adult toys.
When I had my own adult boutique, I would always say that Christmas is a dress rehearsal for Valentine’s Day. Maybe now is the time to think about incorporating those two holidays into your toy buying and displays. To diversify your offerings for the approaching holidays, consider asking your distributor for suggestions of red, perhaps white, and even medium blue colored toys to add to your shelves and displays. The green toys can be those inspired by cannabis, which will easily fit into your selections for the holiday, as well as with your smoke products year-round.
This holiday season, innovate with your displays to inspire and upsell those unique gifts your customers might be considering. Market smaller toys as ideal stocking stuffers for those discerning patrons. And remember, once the festive decorations are packed away, Valentine’s Day is just around the bend!
Here’s to a great holiday season!