Hammacher Schlemmer is the place to go when you need a gift for the person who already has everything. With the motto, "Offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected," you are guaranteed to find something unique from this company which also boasts its status as America's oldest catalog.
The company's history is rich. It started as a hardware store selling high-quality tools in 1848. From there, it turned into a retail store offering a wide selection of goods. The first catalog was published in 1881 and had more than 1,000 pages of goods by 1912. Items such as the toaster, electric pencil sharpener and cordless phone were introduced to the public in the catalog.
Today, Hammacher Schlemmer continues to offer unique products in a variety of categories. Offerings include accessories for the latest electronic devices. Items in the home living categories seek to solve common problems around the home. For example, you can find rotating bookshelves and nightstands to increase your accessible storage and lamps that are designed to maximize the amount of light in your home without using a significant amount of energy. Kitchen items range from basic vacuum sealers, waffle makers and juicers to more unique options, such as self-stirring pots and remote-control coolers.
Spruce up your backyard with a wide selection of outdoor living products from simple lawn furniture to unique pest control options and outdoor games, such as a backyard ice rink and specially designed trampolines. From pinball machines to foosball tables and treadmills, Hammacher Schlemmer has options for indoor entertainment as well. Kids will be entertained with the large selection of robots, remote-control cars, boats and planes, action toys and items such as bumper cars and arcade games that will make them the envy of their friends.
The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute was formed in 1983 to research and test all products that the company sells. New products are recommended by experts in all areas and approved by actual Hammacher Schlemmer customers to guarantee that they are the best in their category and that they appeal to the average consumer. All items sold by Hammacher Schlemmer come with a lifetime guarantee, adding more value and confidence to your purchase.
The company recognizes that without inventors and dreamers, it would not exist. To meet its goal of supplying the best, unique and innovative products, Hammacher Schlemmer encourages inventors and vendors of unique products to submit their ideas for a chance to be included in the catalog.
You have multiple options when it comes to exploring all that Hammacher Schlemmer has to offer. The company's entire catalog is available online, but you also have the ability to receive the paper catalog in the mail and view featured items on a regular basis. To see many of the available items in person, you can visit the company store located in the heart of New York City.