Some may consider purchasing from a printed catalog to be a quaint tradition. But we are very proud to be the oldest catalog still in print today, with our first issue published in 1881. We’re also proud to celebrate National Mail Order Catalog Day this Friday, keeping the tradition strong.
There’s something to be said about holding a printed catalog, building your wish list as you thumb through it. In a catalog, you’re likely to spot unique gifts you didn’t know you wanted until seeing them on the pages in your hands. We even sell items that help you browse through your favorite catalog.
Take this natural-light lamp, for instance. It features a beam that widens or narrows to provide daylight-simulating illumination on a catalog, a book, or a craft project. Simply pulling the shade adjusts the light beam to a range of different diameters. At the maximum macro position of 31”, the LED beam provides reading light that will seem like natural daylight, reducing the occurrence of tired eyes.
A great advantage of shopping by catalog is no internet connection is needed…simply pick up the phone. You may want to use this cordless telephone set that earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it produces the clearest conversations and has the greatest range. The Best model provides crystal clear conversations by reducing background noise and amplifying voices. It also has a battery back-up feature that maintains calling functions during a power outage.
When your order arrives, the carrier may ring your doorbell. Check who’s at the door with this video doorbell. It earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because of its easy installation and superior video quality. The Best model connects to your wireless network. When the doorbell is pressed, its motion-sensing camera captures video and sends an alert to your smartphone. You can then answer the door with a chat session…even if you’re not home!
With 136 years of unique gift catalogs under our belts, you could say we wrote the book on mail order shopping. Whether you prefer to use the catalog, the Internet or perhaps visit our landmark New York store in Midtown Manhattan, Hammacher Schlemmer is committed to always bringing you unique gifts that are The Best, The Only and The Unexpected.