According to a recent Kenmore survey, Americans spend 5 hours in the kitchen preparing food and drink and cleaning up for their holiday parties. That means they spend more time in the kitchen prepping than they spend visiting with party guests.
Holiday hosts aren’t the only ones with party prep issues. According to the Kenmore survey:
- The no. 1 area Americans need holiday help with is finding the perfect gifts and 85 percent of Americans have struggled to find a unique gift for a holiday party host and often arrive with no gift (party foul!)
- 79 percent of Americans prefer a practical gift that they could use in their home over a trendy novelty gift
- Cleaning up is one of the main holiday hosting party poopers – 85 percent of Americans have avoided making a certain food because of the cleanup associated with it
So what would make a great hostess gift or what would be a great gift for someone who likes to host? How about a small appliance. Kenmore sent me the Kenmore Grind and Brew, a fabulous 12 cup coffee maker that grinds the beans fresh for each pot of coffee. I immediately knew who this would be the perfect gift for. These people are hard working and very important and they could definitely use a time saver like this coffee machine. So I surprised a deserving staff of teachers at my daughter’s school of course!
This highly discerning group of coffee drinkers have thoroughly tested out the coffee maker since it’s arrival and have assured me it is great and saves them all time in the morning.
Consider giving the gift of a small appliance to someone deserving in your life!