Currys PC World has predicted which products will be behind the ‘24 doors’ of its advent calendar of best sellers this Christmas.
While connected devices make up over half of the products expected to fly off the festive shelves, kitchen appliances are forecast to be popular, with a quarter of the 24 top spots taken up by coffee machines, blenders and baking accessories, along with audio devices and large screen TVs.
‘The nation remains obsessed with all things kitchen this festive season,’ according to the specialist electrical and telecommunications retailer. ‘From baking along with The Great British Bake Off’ to clean eating and courgetti spaghetti, the top 24 is filled with kitchen gadgets designed to impress your party guests.’
Currys PC World’s top six housewares predictions are:
– KitchenAid Artisan 5KSM150PSBCL Stand Mixer
– Nespresso Prodigio connected coffee machine
– Ninja Nutri Ninja BL480 Blender
– Kitchen Craft Bar Craft Luxe Lounge Boston Cocktail Shaker
– Rayware Group Mason Cash Bake My Day Measuring Cups
– Eddington Copper Cookie Cutters
The chain said: ‘Connected gadgets are expected to be a huge hit this Christmas, with everything from fitness trackers and smart watches to connected coffee machines and smart toys making the top 24 list.
‘KitchenAid’s Artisan Stand Mixer continues on from its success last Christmas and takes a top spot once again, sweeping in at second place. In a variety of colours – pastel and bright – this can turn any budding baker into a seasoned pro and transform kitchen counters.
‘Nespresso Prodigio, the first connected Nespresso coffee machine, also claims a place on the list. Allowing customers to auto-order capsules and schedule a brew from their smartphone, the popularity of the product shows that UK consumers are jumping on board with the connected world and Internet of Things.
‘Following on from this is the Ninja Nutri Ninja BL480 Blender (both the BL450 Sage & BL480 Mocha with auto IQ are exclusive to Currys PC World). With an impressive power of 1000 W and Pro Extractor blades which spin at 21,000 RPM customers can create smoothies and juices; the perfect gift for those tucking into a ‘New Year, New You’ diet plan.’
The other 18 products on the list are:
-HP Spectre 13-v050na Core i5 Laptop (world’s thinnest laptop)
-Samsung UE55KS9000 Smart 4k Ultra HD HDR 55” Curved LED TV
-Polaroid Snap Instant camera
-Sony XB7 Megasound
-HP 3720 (world’s smallest all-in-one printer)
-Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable
-Orbotix Sphero Ollie
-Panasonic 4k Ultra HD camcorder
-Samsung Gear VR
-Lenovo all in one PC
-TILE Gen 2 Bluetooth Tracker
-Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera
-Dell XPS 13-9350 Laptop
-Apple iPad Pro 9.7in
-GoPro Hero Session
-Goji Collection Premium Bluetooth Headphones