Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Best Holiday Gifts: The Mercedes-Benz Collection

If you have not started your Christmas shopping yet, then that's great. You may find these items attractive and suitable as gifts to families and friends. The Mercedes-Benz Collection are made especially for the brand by famous manufacturers of items.

Here's the official press statement from Daimler:

Stuttgart – If you are still looking for suitable present ideas, the Christmas selection from the Mercedes-Benz Collection may offer the perfect solution. There are stylish, high-quality gifts for all ages and genders – from fashionable to timeless, and from practical to quirky.

All Christmas offers from the Mercedes-Benz Collection are specially produced for Mercedes-Benz by well-known manufacturers. Made from select materials, with an understated Mercedes star to indicate their premium status, they are sure to be a highlight under any tree.

The selection includes a practical yet elegant Italian calfskin men's travel wallet from the BUSINESS line, which also features a calfskin wallet and a high-quality ballpoint pen with twist mechanism in anthracite metal with a 3-D Mercedes star on the cap. Other gents items include a distinctive leather organiser with diamond stitching and a metal AMG logo, hand-crafted in Germany and a handmade red-patterned 100 per cent silk tie by Olymp.

Both ladies and gentlemen can stay up to the minute with exquisite wristwatches –the ladies' model combines stainless steel with a black leather strap and features stunning CRYSTALLIZED™ –Swarovski elements. The square men's model has a black leather strap with a crocodile pattern, a stainless steel casing and is a chronograph watch with stopwatch functionality.

Other stylish surprises for the ladies: a reversible scarf in fashionable taupe on one side and a leopard print on the other, along with practical nude-coloured accessories by Emma Brown made from finest Italian calfskin with a leopard design lining. These include a handbag, a cosmetics bag and a purse. Also in the Christmas collection: a stainless steel key ring with diamante inlay.

A true Christmas delight for younger Mercedes fans is an electric version of the famous SL, suitable for children aged 3 to 5. This is also available as a pedal car, both from Toys Toy. Alternatively, young motorists can take their first test drive under the Christmas tree with the SLS AMG Bobby-Benz by BIG, with authentic-looking AMG wheels. It has continuously variable precision double-pivot steering and whisper wheels and is suitable for children from 18 months upwards. The children's Christmas collection also includes a pull-back friction model of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, a game of pairs with colourful images of modern classic cars, a brown, washable teddy bear made from woven fur fabric and a set of metal wall hooks with the silhouettes of the SLK and the SLS.

Popular accessories for all fans of the Mercedes-Benz brand are a set of two espresso cups with saucers in the exclusive ‘Mercedes-Benz by Ritzenhoff’ design with historical racing motifs and a set of four stoppers shaped like the 300 SL gearshift knob for wine or champagne bottles. Three of the stoppers are made of varnished wood and one of stainless steel, all of them feature an engraved gearshift design. There are also two sets of Christmas baubles, both sporting Mercedes-Benz motifs. The theme of ‘125! years of innovation’ features on scented candles with the ‘Mercedes-Benz by Ritzenhoff’ design and a 2012 desk calendar.

For fans of model cars there is a detailed metal-cast replica of the Benz patent motor car by Premium Collectibles, scale 1:43, and an exquisite miniature of the E-Class Coupé by Schuco in three different colours, also scale 1:43.

The Christmas items from the Mercedes-Benz Collection and even more exciting gift ideas with a star, for example of large selection of new, high-quality Samsonite suitcases in a range of sizes, complemented by with a beauty case, a toiletry case, travel bags and a laptop cover – all from Samsonite – and other accessories from the BUSINESS line, such as a document folder, a money clip, a key pouch and a belt – all made from high-quality Italian calf skin – are available at all Mercedes-Benz dealers.

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