Friday, December 14, 2012

A Happy Holidays with Hammacher Schlemmer


If you have ever been on an airplane, then you too have spent countless minutes circling everything you would like to have in the SkyMall Magazine. It is here that I first found Hammacher Schlemmer. Little did I realize at the time that this company who offered all these unique luxury items had been around for over 164 years! Here are just a few fun facts and first discoveries brought to you by Hammacher Schlemmer. In 1930 they introduced the world to the pop-up toaster. Then, just a few years later they brought electric razors to the world. In 1948 they introduced the first steam iron along with numerous other firsts up until 1975 when they brought the cordless phone to the world. The name Hammacher Schlemmer is synonymous with innovation and although some of the intriguing products may appear unusual at first, they all share the common goal of meeting many special needs of customers.


I am a HUGE FAN of Hammacher Schlemmer. I trust them to provide unique items that are also of high quality and I am so excited to share my most recent experience with you! As always, the items I selected arrived within just a few business days. I love being able to order items and see them so quickly! The Carrera GO! Ferrari Champs Slot Car Race Set is a Hammacher Schlemmer exclusive and is included in their Holiday Gift Guide this year. Hammacher is known for bringing you the very best and our family couldn't wait to give this race car set a go.


As a child, I was not a Barbie girl... I loved Hot Wheels, fast cars and race tracks. I used to love the electronic race car tracks, but a lot has changed in the 20+ years since I was a kid. I couldn't believe how large the slot cars were in size. They're almost double the size of a standard Hot Wheels car and we were really excited about that!


You will need a decent amount of floor space as this track covers around 7.5' x 3.25'. My hubby never follows instructions and was still able to snap everything together perfectly. I would recommend that an adult be the one who puts this track together. I really loved the speed controllers as they are ergonomically friendly and allow you full control with just a gentle push of your thumb. There is also a turbo button you can use once you get the hang of the track. Until you get really used to the track, don't be surprised if your vehicle flies off. You do have to slow down before the bends and loops.

Although this is a toy, it's truly an activity you can enjoy as a family. We were all so excited racing one another and seeing who would win. There were tons of laughs and lots of cheering one another on. It's such a great way to spend time together bonding as a family while having a ton of fun! Plus, you don't have to even leave the house. Everyone in my family agrees, this is the must have gift this Holiday Season!!! It's perfect for kids over 8 years of age up to adults who love excitement indoors. Everyone will love this incredible race car set!


When I think of Hammacher Schlemmer, I also think about ultimate comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation. From home oxygen bars to relaxing foot massagers, you can find it all here. Now, there's a reason I love getting pedicures besides making my toes pretty, it's those awesome kneading massages the chairs provide. Hammacher offers many products that provide some of these same techniques and I couldn't wait to try them out.

The Deep Or Light Pressure Neck Massager truly provides the perfect ending to a long day. This innovative device fits comfortably around the neck and by tugging lightly on the little straps at the end, you can get it into just the right spot. I really love that it comes with two plug adapters. You can use it at home and also as a passenger in the car. It almost put me to sleep as my hubby was driving. I love that not only does it come with a remote control, it is attached to the massager which means I don't have to worry about losing it. There are 3 great settings and two different intensities which consist of kneading clockwise, counterclockwise and both then light or deep. My kneading preference varies depending on where the tension in my neck is at the time. It really gets down deep releasing any areas of tension throughout the upper cervical spine. I just love that after it goes through the full rotation it automatically shuts itself off. This is truly a divine gift for yourself or for those you love to pamper!



There are other areas of our body in need of pampering, too and the Hands Free Massager is the perfect device for all the other areas in need. This compact massager provides a true Shiatsu style massage that kneads and relaxes the muscles providing relief to any area of the body that you can wrap the belt around. It provides two wonderful settings as it moves both clockwise and counterclockwise. I LOVE that it comes with two different belt sizes. One is perfect for your arms and legs, the other is perfect for wrapping around your stomach to massage your back. There are so many possibilities that you can basically provide relief to any of your painful muscles. It comes with an adapter to use at home and in the car as well. I love that it comes with it's very own storage bag which holds all the adapters and belts as well. The best part about this massager is that it truly is hands free meaning you can use it as you are cooking dinner, folding laundry or simply relaxing on the couch. This is truly an amazing device that effectively provides relief to sore muscles. I would highly recommend it and I'm honored to include this and all the other fabulous Hammacher Schlemmer items in my 2012 Christmas Gift Guide. Any of these items would make excellent gifts this Holiday Season. You can find all these items at Hammacher Schlemmer.

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32 comments:

  1. The boys I babysit for would DIE for the racing cars. They have a HUGE playroom so a track like that would fit in there perfectly. Something I have to look into for them!

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  2. I collected little toy cars for a while when I was younger - what a nice flashback!

    Lle Schreiber on Rafflecopter

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  3. I need a massager ,I have back pains since my youth ,,it would be nice if i won one!

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  4. I've never shopped at Skymall before but I'm intrigued now. I don't think i've heard of Hammacher Schlemmer before, I'd love to learn more about their products.

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  5. OO..I really want that massager!! It looks very practical and easy to use..Interesting.

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  6. I love the massager! Lol hubby just doesn't do the trick anymore, this would! :) The two diff belt sizes are a plus!

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  7. the toy looks fun. I would love the massager!

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  8. Hammacher Schlemmer is like a toy store for adults...I absolutely love their products...I can remember thumbing through the catalog and marking every other page as my adult wish list... :)

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  9. I definitely need a Hands free massager, it seems like the perfect gift for others... and me! It seems to be easy to use, and you don't need to be tied down somewhere else when you can be doing other things! Very convenient!

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  10. My son would like the race car set. It looks really nice.

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  11. Candy McCormick12/17/2012 9:35 PM

    Very nice site!!

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  12. The Carrera GO! Ferrari Champs Slot Car Race Set looks very fun. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

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  13. My husband would love this.

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  14. Well that's neat about the pop-up toaster. I always thought they were just a cool [but pricey] toy shop!

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  15. They always have such cool stuff! I have such back pain and could use one of those hands free massagers!

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  16. the mom in me is thinking my boys would love the race cars but i think i would rather have massager :)

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  17. I've admired their products for years.

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  18. I like both of the items in this review, I think my brother would love this race track and car set, but the neck/back massager would be just for me!!

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  19. Lauren Rochon12/22/2012 12:08 AM

    Neat review. I really like the massagers. Those are a great way to decrease stress and increase the quality of people's lives.

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  20. I have look at the skymall books for years and do not remember this name, I love almost everything they have

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  21. My fiance's whole family would love those Carrera Ferrari cars! They look fun and right up their alley.

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  22. Hammacher Schlemmer products look very nice. I especially like the Hands Free Massager.

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  23. that race car set is pretty rad and unique. my husband would love it

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  24. michelle gilliland mcafee12/23/2012 11:29 PM

    This is a great company I didn't realize they had been around for 164 years. I also loved race cars and hot wheels growing up. I'm gonna check this race care set out more. I think my boys would love it. Thanks for the heads up.

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  25. Hammacher Schlemmer is a store I've seen a lot, but never felt I could afford- especially after I just paid for a vacation. I have always loved their unique gifts just as you have. Nice Review, it's good to hear from someone that has actually bought something from them.

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  26. Oh wow, these look like some awesome luxury items! Things that people don't really "need" but would be awesome to have! Thanks for sharing, I had never heard of them before!

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  27. I think I would like the massager that is hands free. That way I could use it when I'm sitting at the computer. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. The back massager looks like something i could use for when i am gaming. It looks very comfortable and i have a bunch of tension in my back. I sit poorly so this would help out someone like me with bad posture

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  29. Jennifer Roberts12/25/2012 12:30 PM

    That massager looks amazing!!

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  30. Naomi Osborn12/25/2012 8:46 PM

    My mom would love the massager! I love how portable it is.

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  31. Great gift ideas! The massager looks relaxing.

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