Spring 2013 “Most Wanted Gifts” for Moms, Dads & Grads
Innovations from Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Margaritaville®, Mr. Coffee® and
Oster® Brands Satisfy Consumer Wish Lists
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- April 25, 2013
The spring shopping season is in full bloom! Shopping for moms, dads and grads
likely makes this the second busiest shopping season of the year, kicking off
with Mother’s Day (May 12), the second-highest gift-giving day of the year,
after Christmas. Coupled with Father’s Day (June 16) and a steady stream of
high school and college graduations, the exchange of gifts among loved ones is
widespread this season.
Spring 2013 ``Most Wanted Gifts'' for Moms, Dads & Grads pictured left to
right: FoodSaver(R) V3880 ...
Spring 2013 ``Most Wanted Gifts'' for Moms, Dads & Grads pictured left to
right: FoodSaver(R) V3880 Vacuum Sealing System, Mr. Coffee(R) Cafe' Barista,
Margaritaville(R) Fiji(tm) Frozen Concoction(R) Maker, Oster(R) Versa(R)
Performance Blender, Crock-Pot(R) Slow Cooker with Smart Cook(tm) Technology.
(Photo: Business Wire)
Hot trends in spring 2013 gifting have been identified by global consumer
products leader Jarden Consumer Solutions which includes Crock-Pot®,
FoodSaver®, Margaritaville®, Mr. Coffee® and Oster® among its family of
brands. Moms’ most-wanted gifts this year include those that can be
personalized or provide a customizable experience, as well as items that make
moms life easier. For dads, gadgets that offer unique technology to save money
or enjoy a hobby are in high demand. And, recent graduates want amazing gifts
that will help them create dream dorms or smart first homes. Innovations from
some of the most highly rated brands in America have hit the market offering
best-of-category wares with technology and attributes tailor-made to satisfy
moms, dads and grads most wanted lists.
Crock-Pot®, the original and leading slow cooker brand, is constantly evolving
to meet consumer demand for tech infused smart devices and customizable
giftables that save time and money.
*With the new Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker with Smart Cook™ Technology(MSRP:
$129.99) consumers need only select the ready time and the base protein,
and this smart slow cooker does the rest.
*Personalized slow cookers are very popular too. Moms will love the
Crock-Pot® Create-a-Crock™ Slow Cooker (MSRP: $29.99-$49.99) that can be
personalized with images of the special moments and people in her life.
*For football fanatic dads, the portable NFL Crock-Pot® Cook & Carry™ Slow
Cooker can be customized with his favorite team and can be used to safely
transport home-cooked meals whether tailgating or home-gating. These
Crock-Pot® Slow Cookers are available on Crock-Pot.com.
The Mr. Coffee® brand features two new innovations tailor-made for moms, dads
and grads. Both are well-suited for everything from small households to
entertaining large gatherings, and offer customized experiences while saving
*The new Mr. Coffee® Single Cup Brewing System with 40-oz Reservoir (MSRP:
$99.99) is the result of the brand’s partnership with Keurig® to offer
consumers premium single-serve brewing technology at a value. Using K-Cup®
packs, consumers can brew coffee, tea, and hot cocoa in under a minute,
choosing a six, eight or 10-oz cup size to provide customized, one cup
*The Mr. Coffee® Café Barista (MSRP: $199.99) brings the coffeehouse
home, brewing espresso, cappuccinos, lattes, and other specialty beverages
with ease through a 15-bar pump that delivers robust espresso with
abundant natural crema. A hands-free frothing system whips up rich, creamy
milk that auto dispenses into the brewed espresso. Pre-programmed settings
measure the perfect amount of espresso, whether preparing a shot, a
cappuccino or a latte.These Mr. Coffee® products are available at
Wal-Mart and Bed Bath & Beyond, respectively.
From the Margaritaville® brand comes two hot items for moms, dads and recent
grads who love to entertain and party! Entertaining at home continues to
become more and more popular as adults are entertaining and cooking in their
homes to save money, instead of going out.
*Endorsed by Dr. Gadget® himself on ABC’s The View and Extra TV, the
Margaritaville® Mixed Drink Maker (MSRP $299.99) is a virtual bartender
and consummate party starter featuring an engaging digital display and 45
pre-programmed drink recipes created by Margaritaville® bartenders. Just
add choice liquors and mixers into each of the four reservoirs, and then
press the button to whip up perfectly proportioned cocktails all night
*The Margaritaville® Fiji™ Frozen Concoction® Maker (MSRP: $499.99) blends
perfect ‘ritas, daiquiris, mudslides, and smoothies using four completely
automated smart drink cycles that know exactly how much ice to shave and
how long to blend. Customize each cycle to create one, two or three drinks
at a time. Customize each drink using the manual shave or blend toggle.
Check out these and other Margaritaville® products at
Featuring classic styling & legendary performance, Oster® products are
designed to last, encourage creativity, and inspire confidence in the kitchen.
*Essential for any household, and especially useful for the growing
smoothie and green drink market commercially-inspired Oster® Versa®
Performance Blender (MSRP: $399.99) blends it all, from soup to nuts,
using a massive 1,400-watt motor and stainless steel blades that spin at
28,000 RPM. This premium blending appliance features electronic
pre-programmed settings to deliver convenient one-touch operation while
separate speed dial and pulse button put precise blending, control and
customization at your fingertips. A cookbook to inspire hundreds of ways
to use the Oster® Versa® Performance Blender is included.
*Moms who enjoy baking with ease will obsess over the new Oster® Die-Cast
Planetary Stand Mixer (MSRP: $159.99). Durable die-cast metal
construction, 350-watt motor, and planetary mixing action inspire
effortless, thorough mixing at any of the 12 available speeds. From mashed
potatoes, bread and cookie dough, to chocolate brownie mix, cake batter,
creamy frosting or fluffy meringue, this is the mixer for mom in 2013!
These Oster® products are available at OsterVersa.com and Wal-Mart
FoodSaver®, the number one selling brand in food preservation, offers moms,
dads and grads easy to use technology to save money by keeping foods fresher
up to 5 times longer than traditional methods.
*Sleek simplicity describes the fully automatic FoodSaver® V3880 Vacuum
Sealing System (MSRP: $179).Two vacuum speeds, normal and gentle, and two
food settings, moist and dry, take the guesswork out of food preservation.
This system is also great for managing mealtimes. Cook large quantities in
advance and preserve meals in the freezer for quick, homemade meals as
*Essential equipment for outdoor-loving dads is the portable and rugged
FoodSaver® GameSaver® Silver Vacuum Sealing System (MSRP: $199). Made for
use in the field, this heavy duty gadget features a 15-foot, 12-volt DC
power cord and preserves game and fish up to five times longer than
traditional methods and prevents freezer burn. These items are available
Margaritaville® is a registered trademark and is used under license.
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer
products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally.
Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well
recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®,
Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®,
Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®,
Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®,
Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®,
Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and
Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®,
Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®,
Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®,
Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371
on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth
information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.
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