NPD Group: Hot Holiday Items Make House More Homey

Products that make sticking around the house more pleasant, and those for fixing up the house where folks will be sticking around, will represent the majority of hot home-related gifts for this holiday season.
According to The NPD Group, single-serve coffee makers, waffle makers, stand mixers, cast iron cookware, wine glasses, massagers and electric blankets will prove to be hot products. Also vying for popularity will be cordless drills, hand tools and men’s electric shavers.
“When shopping for gifts, we often try to think of what we would like ourselves,” said Peter Goldman, president of The NPD Group’s home division. “While the tried and true products that are among the top sellers year after year are likely to be at the top once again this year, consumers will also be looking for the things that make their lives a little easier, more comfortable and help them save money without cutting back on the things that really matter to them.”