Filling the stockings for the holidays is one of the most gratifying and pleasurable endeavors; you can really hone in and find the little things that make life worth living, and surprise people with your thoughtfulness in a small, targeted useful gift.
The stocking can hold a book, gift card, candy, fruit, fragrance and socks and hopefully with our suggestions, you can zazz it up a bit with new-to-market finds and stay within a budget too.
Here's an affordable find we got to try that any gent or lady who receives them will like.
Take us shopping with you for the 2nd instalment of Christmas Stocking Stuffer Picks 2012, best in unusual gift finds.
I am a fan of comfy cotton undies… I get that gals are supposed to go around wearing the lacy, frilly, see-thru panties that have cute sexy sayings on the front and totally ride up your ass in the back.
But have you ever tried wearing them all day long??
Well, comfy and sexy have collided to make one helluva cotton panty that has a come-hither quality that both men and women will enjoy.
HipStripes came up with the totally cool idea to use a caution tape design at the elastic top of the underwear, you know, the tape they use to cordon of crime scenes or danger ahead? Well, these puppies are dangerous because they are so cute and fit like a glove.
And they have a variety of flirty messages that appear on the black and yellow striped waistband, such as "Explosives," "Heavy Equipment," and "Objects Are Bigger Than They Appear" for men, or "Caution Hot," "Handle With Care," and "High Voltage" for women.
Designed for great fit and comfort, the luxurious custom-milled fabric is 95% cotton and 5% spandex, with a soft woven jacquard waistband.
They come in g-string, bikini or boy shorts for her ($28) and boxer brief for him ($30). They are also wonderfully packaged to make the reveal a laughable moment. Confession time… I got a pair of the boxer briefs for him but I’m wearing them!! And he thinks that is damn sexy.
You should definitely check HipStripes out… for a fun stocking stuffer. And, yes, the pun was intended.
Guest reporter Karen V. Stevens is a segment television producer, USC booster and media/pr consultant living in Los Angeles, California. You can follow her on Twitter