While you're sunning yourself this summer, don't just check out the abs and the bums on the beach – get shopping. Christmas shopping that is.
No, this is not a buzz kill for the sun and sand set; the International Housewares Association wants to get you on track with their Hot Housewares for the Holidays product introductions which took place in New York recently. So no foot dragging.
Starting in July and continuing through the end of the year, a variety of new (or retooled) products will be making their way to stores and online websites near you. And what an eclectic assortment it is from household appliances, stainless steel grilling equipment and, a pet feeding system that promises to banish messy bowl disasters underfoot.