Valentine's day is on its way and if you want to surprise a certain special someone, you’d better get thinking about how you an really knock their socks off. A sex toy can deliver in this department; it can also add a whole new dimension to your sex life, something a box of chocolates could never do. But with so many sex toys out there, we couldn’t let you leave choosing one up to chance. So, we asked some hard-working sex toy reviewers to share their favorites from among the hundreds (for some, thousands) of toys they've tested.

Want to turn every tumble into something special? Share these toys with someone you love!

Oh, and if you don’t have a partner, don’t let that stop you - most of these toys make great playmates on their own.

A Classic: The Hitachi Magic Wand

"This was the year I finally made the leap and bought the Hitachi Magic Wand. I know. It's obvious! It's been done! It's a cliche! But you know what? Some things are cliches for a reason. Sure, it's been around forever, sure you need to put a silicone cap on it because in its natural state it's porous (not great for keeping clean), sure it sounds like a freaking buzz saw, but you know what? Orgasms. On. Demand (for me at least). That's worth having my upstairs neighbor think I've opened a woodworking shop in my bedroom." - Redhead Bedhead

Deceptively Simple: LELO Mona 2

"It's difficult to choose just one favorite from the past year; I had a hard enough time organizing my best and worst of 2012 lists! But I'm inclined to pick the LELO Mona 2 because I can see myself using it frequently for years to come. It's a deceptively simple-looking toy, but it succeeds precisely because it gets everything right: it's rechargeable, it's strong and rumbly, it's waterproof, and its shape is awesome both internally and externally. This is a toy I can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone wanting a versatile and dependable vibe." - Epiphora, HeyEpiphora.com

A Beauty: JimmyJane Form 2

Bonus pick: Heeldo Foot Harness
"My favorite toy of the past year was and still is the JimmyJane Form2. It is the one toy that sits out on my bedside table recharging at all times - you just never know when the urge will strike! My close second pick would be the Heeldo foot harness, mainly because it adds a new dimension to both solo and partner play and, let's face it, we’re all looking for new ways to spice things up." Jenne, Clitical.com

A Miracle: California Exotic Novelties Miracle Massager

"I tend to stick with my Miracle Massager. It's not exactly cutting-edge but it's got all the power of the Hitachi Magic Wand, only with a more ergonomic and stylish feel. I'm always trying out new toys but I find myself going back to the Miracle Massager time and time again." - Nikkita Luxe, VibeReview.com

Cute and Compact: WeVibe Tango

"Best external vibrator ever. Period. It is simply the most powerful mini vibe on the market - and it’s rechargeable. Those two facts don’t usually go hand in hand. It’s more rumbly than just about anything else too. Pick any external vibe and this will blow it out of the water. Don’t let that scare off the sensitive girls though, because there are four speeds." - Lilly, DangerousLily.com

A Little Kinky: Lelo Etherea Silk Cuffs

"There is something just so lovely feeling about silk against the skin. The main reason they are a pick for me is because over the past year just about every "vanilla" (I use the term loosely) woman in my life who knows of my line of work has approached me asking about how to spice things up, because they've pretty much all read the "Fifty Shades" books. Silk restraints are a beautiful way to introduce a little bit of bondage and power play into your sex life if you find the idea attractive." - Jane Duvall, JanesGuide.com

Sleek and Seductive: Lelo Soraya

"The best new toy we tried in the past year has to be the Lelo Soraya. We did not review it, but loved its dual vibrators, which operate independently. It is of superior quality, it’s cordless and it’s waterproof. The size and shape is a perfect fit, and the thumb hole makes for secure handling even when hands are slippery." - Dick-n-Jane.com

Double the Pleasure: Fun Factory G4 Big Boss

This toy must be a good one - it's the only one on our list that was recommended twice. Here's what two bloggers had to say about it.

"I think the best sex toy I've had over the past year would have to be one of my Fun Factory G4's, namely the G4 Big Boss. In my four years of reviewing, I've never had a vibe that I've used more. It's one of my main go-to vibes. The vibrations are powerful and deep - some of the best I've had - and the shaft is the perfect size and shape for me." - TruePleasuresReviews.com

"It's wonderfully filling, and it has some of the best and strongest pulsing patterns out there. It also has a finger-hole in the base, which allows for easy control, no matter if you or your partner is doing the thrusting. That's truly a feature more vibrators should have. The Big Boss is rechargeable and holds a charge for a long time, plus it's waterproof and comes in a brilliant orange. It's truly one of the best and most enjoyable vibrators out there." - Sammi, FunWithSammi.com

G-Spot Wonder: Jopen Key Comet G

"The new Jopen Key Comet G. The Jopen Key Comet G has an exquisite g-spot curve, and the mixture of glass and silicone feels luxurious. Add that to its stunning and unique appearance, and this dildo is easily one of my favorites from the last year." - Mistress Kay, KinkyWorld.net