Monthly Archives: November 2017

Every Dog Has Its Day

Whatever it is, there’s a national day to recognize it. Dog breeds, yes, such as National Dachshund Day on July 18 (likely no coincidence this falls on National Hot Dog Day), but there’s also a designated day for virtually every food, organization, physical affliction, line of work, and hobby. It’s almost absurd! Come to think of it, next Monday is National Absurdity Day.

Here’s a look at some of the unique gifts available from Hammacher Schlemmer to help you celebrate other national days coming up later this month.

National Play Monopoly Day, November 19This beautifully crafted edition of the classic board game befits the drawing room of a 19th Century industrialist or a 21st Century Silicon Valley Wunderkind. The board sits atop a wood cabinet with burled wood veneer, and the game path is adorned with gold foil-stamped accents. In a display of opulence Mr. Monopoly himself would envy, the die-cast metal houses and hotels are finished in glimmering golden plating, as are the eight iconic tokens. This is a special and unique gift ideal for the aficionado of board games.

National Jukebox Day, November 25This classic jukebox commemorates the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first #1 hit. A virtual audio/visual shrine for devoted Elvis fans, the centerpiece of this jukebox is an interior illuminated mural of The King performing on stage. Handcrafted by Rock-Ola, synonymous with jukebox innovation for 80 years, this model is a meticulous reproduction of the kind that first played “Heartbreak Hotel,” updated for modern use with a 100-CD changer, 2,000-watt amplifier and five speakers.

National Stay Home Because You’re Well Day, November 30 – It’s a shame to waste a sick day being sick. We recommend instead a day focused on feeling well as a unique gift to yourself. Stay in bed with a good book or binge-watch your favorite series. This soft, yet structured bed lounger actively supports your body in soft microsuede fabric. Its patented flexible plastic frame adjusts to your movements, ensuring optimal support while reading, watching television, or simply relaxing.

If you love national days, just wait till December…pies, socks, brownies, and crossword puzzles will all get their time to shine.

Kinkade Artistry Captures Christmas

The art of Thomas Kinkade is ideal for the holiday season. His unique gift for capturing the nostalgic memories of Christmas have inspired these beautiful pieces to brighten your home this time of year.

Bring magic to your holiday table with this lighted centerpiece that features a Kinkade illuminated village. The centerpiece plays a medley of Christmas carols, while an electric train circles the town, spreading holiday cheer to its jubilant inhabitants. Heartwarming details include adorned evergreens, children building a snowman, and townsfolk trimming their homes for St. Nicholas.

This molded crystal snowman displays a twinkling winter scene encircled by a miniature moving train. A three-dimensional, hand-painted winter tableau inside the snowman depicts snowcapped Victorian homes with illuminated windows, an icy pond, and holiday revelers in rich detail. The snowman is trimmed with a top hat, silvery scarf and mittens, and a 19th century-styled lantern.

This revolving Kinkade tree-topper has Santa spinning ’round the crown of a Christmas tree. Suspended by a golden spring, eight reindeer draw Santa’s well-laden sleigh in circles around an illuminated eight-point star that rests atop the tree. The richly detailed sleigh is brimming with gaily wrapped unique gifts, and all eight reindeer blankets bear a rendition of a classic Kinkade holiday painting, visible on both sides.

Thomas Kinkade is known as the “painter of light”. Let these unique gifts add holiday glow to your home and your Christmas may be just a bit brighter.

Light Up the Holidays

Now is the perfect time to ready your home’s brilliant outdoor holiday decorations…you won’t want to be stringing lights and hanging wreaths as colder air and snow make their presence known.

To help you launch your display, we have some unique gift ideas that will shine brightly and make your house look great.

This scrolling indoor/outdoor banner hangs in your window and lights up with holiday messages and icons. The display comes preprogrammed with seasonal greetings and holiday icons, including “Merry Christmas,” “Happy New Year,” candy canes, and snowflakes, all beamed out to passersby in LEDs. Additional built-in icons celebrate special occasions at other times of year, including birthdays and Halloween, making this a unique gift you can use throughout the year.

Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, this 18′ inflatable Frosty The Snowman entertains kids and adults alike with a dazzling light show. Based on the beloved character from the classic 1969 cartoon, an internal projector illuminates Frosty’s bulbous body with a kaleidoscopic display of multi-colored lights. This giant snowman springs to life from a built-in electric air pump that inflates him in just minutes. 

This outdoor projector casts thousands of bulb-like dots of colorful light onto your house and surrounding landscaping to create festive holiday illumination. The projector displays in red, green, and blue, making your home look as if it’s decorated with thousands of Christmas lights. The included remote provides handheld control, or use the automatic timer to turn the light off after two, four, six, or eight hours.

This is just the beginning…we have a host of outdoor décor for the holidays, unique gifts for your own home or someone else’s. Shop now to ensure your yard is the best and brightest on the block.

Create Your Own Star Wars Droid

Christmas is coming, and so is a period of droid-inspired mania, with the soon-to-be released Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in theaters December 15.

The robotic characters in the Star Wars franchise are among the most beloved film characters ever. So why not welcome one into your home…one you build yourself. 

This robotics kit uses STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) curriculum to help even a child as young as 8 create a custom R2 unit. This unique gift comes with over 30 components that bring your very own droid creation to life. A free iOS/Android app lets you control the droid’s direction, program its movements, and engage in 16 interactive missions. You can even get creative with household objects to construct a customized droid of your own. 

Looking for another unique gift to bring Star Wars into your home? This kitchen timer, modeled after BB-8, imparts intergalactic whimsy onto your countertops. It keeps up to 60-minutes of time in one-minute intervals  with a simple twist of the astromech droid’s head.

In Star Wars, “The Force” is a source of energy in the universe. We appreciate caffeine as another universal source of energy. Get “The Force” on your side every morning with this coffee press modeled after R2-D2. It brews 32 oz. of flavorful coffee inside a durable borosilicate glass body. Unlike his film counterpart, this R2 unit doesn’t conceal stolen Death Star plans, but instead houses a stainless steel plunger and filter to create a Jedi-worthy cup of joe.

Still can’t get enough Star Wars? Check out these other unique gifts, ready to ship from a galaxy far, far away right to your home.