BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--What’s hot for gifting moms, dads and grads this spring? Just ask global consumer products leader Jarden Consumer Solutions. The company, which counts noted household names like Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Margaritaville®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Holmes® and Patton® among its family of brands, is identifying top trends in gifting for the busy spring shopping season. Whether shopping for Mother’s Day (May 10), Father’s Day (June 21), or a recent graduate, consumers who shop the trends will undoubtedly be heroes as the season’s gifts are unwrapped.
Gleaned from consumer feedback, three key trends will shape spring 2015 gifting, according to Mandy McCarthy, Vice President of Consumer Marketing, Jarden Consumer Solutions. Among the trends is one of personalized scale. The company says consumers are increasingly demanding personal-sized gadgets that provide tangible solutions to everyday needs, wants and activities. Next, home entertaining continues to be on the rise, especially in outdoor settings as we head into the warmer months. Consumers will continue to seek out clever options for hosting parties with ease and with flair. Lastly, comfort and efficiency is key both at home and at the office. Consumers want to maximize the comfort and efficiency of spaces where they spend the most time and will look for innovations that create the most productive and comfortable environments.
Recent launches from some of the most highly rated brands in America are in line with these trends and offer best-of-category technology tailor-made to satisfy moms’, dads’ and grads’ modern day desires.
Trend#1: Get Personal
Gearing up for a fun brand ramp that invites modern consumers to “experience the taste,” the Mr. Coffee® brand recognizes consumers’ desire for superior quality and taste, while needing to control expense. The brand just launched a personal brewer that delivers the taste and convenience coffee lovers crave, but at a fraction of the cost of owning a pod brewer. The Mr. Coffee® POUR-BREW-GO personal on-the-go coffeemaker (MSRP: $29.99) allows consumers to brew their favorite coffee grounds directly into a colorful 16-ounce insulated travel mug for a quick, on-the-go solution. No pod, grinder or other device is needed.
Similarly, the #1 brand in blenders - Oster® - has embraced the “make it fresh” movement, encouraging consumers to do just that to create better tasting foods and achieve better health. The brand just launched its new Oster® MyBlend® Pro Personal Blender (MSRP: $39.99), a compact 350-watt nutrition extraction system that transforms whole foods into nutrient-packed drinks and smoothies in seconds. Designed to suit active, fast-paced lifestyles, this ultra-portable blender features quick and convenient one-touch blending and a commuter-friendly 20-oz BPA-free sports bottle with double-walled insulation, lid clip and snap closure.
Trend #2: Master the Art of Entertaining
From the Margaritaville® brand comes the hottest party starter on the planet, the new for 2015 Margaritaville® Bahamas™ Frozen Concoction Maker® (MSRP: $199.99) with a new “No Brainer” mixing tool. Promising restaurant quality frozen drinks without the recipe guesswork, this 400-watt “bartender” places exact measurements for the top three frozen drink recipes at consumers’ fingertips, and features a premium shatterproof 36-oz blending jar, and the option of manual or automatic “shave & blend” controls.
Themed parties are hot, and to satisfy the growing popularity of juice cocktail and “mocktail” parties, the Oster® JusSimple™ Juicer (MSRP: $99.99 - $129.99) provides the easiest path to extracting fresh-squeezed juice from whole fruits and vegetables. A Rinse ‘n Ready™ filter makes cleaning fast and hassle-free with a unique, easy-to-clean mesh coating that eliminates scrubbing to make every juicing experience amazingly easy. Power up to 1,000 watts, soft and hard settings and extra-wide chute conveniently juice a variety of fruits and vegetables without having to cut or chop. Another fun gadget for themed gatherings is the new Oster® 3-Qt. Fondue Pot (MSRP: $34.99). Whether throwing a sweet or savory fondue party, this clever product makes fun the main focus. Crafted with an innovative PFOA and PTFE-free natural DuraCeramic™ non-stick ceramic coating that lasts up to four times longer than standard non-stick coating, this product comes with eight fondue forks and fork holder ring… just add your favorite fondue and dipping foods!
Crock-Pot®, the original and leading slow cooker brand which constantly strives to meet consumer demand, has introduced its Crock-Pot® Programmable Casserole Crock Slow Cooker (MSRP: $49.50), designed to make family dinners, potlucks and parties easier than ever before with its unique 3.5-quart, 9” x 13” casserole shaped crock. Whether making casseroles, lasagna, or even desserts, this innovation is programmable from 30 minutes to 20 hours, and features an automatic shift to warm when the cooking is done. Offering excellent portability, this model boasts the brand’s proprietary Cook & Carry™ Slow Cooker locking lid system to eliminate messes when transporting food. And for football fanatics, the tried & true portable NFL Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow Cooker can be customized with a favorite team and can be used to safely transport home-cooked meals whether tailgating or home-gating.
Among the most clever options for outdoor entertaining this year is the new Holmes® 16-inch Misting Fan (MSRP: $99.99), which combines an oscillating cooling fan with an adjustable micro-mist that moves through the air to provide soothing relief from the heat without wetting surrounding areas. Adjustable height and three speed settings allow consumers to customize the “coolness” according to their needs.
After the party is over, preserving leftovers for future enjoyment is easy with the only 2-in-1 food preservation system on the market. The FoodSaver® 4800 Series Vacuum Sealer (MSRP: $169.99-$199.99) gives consumers the ability to preserve foods for both the long and short term with ease. This system works with FoodSaver® heat seal bags and rolls for long-term freezer storage, and, with its retractable handheld sealing accessory, consumers can use FoodSaver® FreshSaver® vacuum zipper bags, canisters and containers for short-term food preservation. In addition, a handy marinate mode infuses food with flavor in minutes instead of hours. Compact, upscale, and fully automatic, this counter-worthy appliance keeps food fresh up to five times longer than traditional methods, helps prevent freezer burn, and saves families up to $2,700 a year based on buying in bulk and on sale while also preventing waste.
Trend #3: Spruce Up Your Space
Moms, dads, recent grads and college coeds who want to keep their new office and smaller living spaces fresh can use the Holmes® Permanent Filter “Egg” Air Purifier (MSRP: $79.99), which not only lends style to any room, but also keeps indoor air purified and revitalized. Featuring permanent filter technology with HEPA-type filtration that eliminates up to 99 percent of airborne allergens, this gadget features an optional ionizer, has three speed settings, and requires minimal maintenance. Recommended for rooms up to 112 square feet. Finally, for the DIY weekend warrior who spends hours in the workshop and sprucing up around the house, the Patton® 20” High Velocity Fan (MSRP: $59.99) manages air flow efficiently, providing cooling, ventilation or drying. Durable metal construction ensures it will stand the test of time no matter the elements it endures along the way. A large 20-inch metal blade and three powerful speed settings promise maximum efficiency of air intake, air exhaust and air circulation, while the adjustable tilt head places it precisely where it’s needed.
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About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex® and Yankee Candle®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Dalbello®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Squadra®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rainbow®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #356 on the Fortune 500 and has over 30,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.