Fling wide the door…will soon no longer only apply to drivers of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: that’s because of course next month is Christmas.
The Christmas Stars 2013 from Mercedes-Benz present more than 40 gift ideas for the entire family. The high-quality gifts are now available from the Mercedes-Benz sales partners. And an SLS AMG with gullwing doors that open is of course part of the collection – in the form of a toy car for kids three years or older.
In addition to classics such as wine preservers in the shape of the SL shift knob, “Christmas Stars 2013” is filled with a host of new products just waiting to land on wish lists or under the tree. Here is an overview of the new items.
Gift ideas for her
A woman can never have enough handbags: the high-quality shopper-style “Classy Punk” women’s handbag (399.90 euros) offers lots of room for purchases and more. The handbag is made from black Italian calfskin. Particularly fashionable extras are the two leaf-shaped leather pendants in metallic south seas blue and the gunmetal decorative rivets. Designed “by Emma Brown for Mercedes-Benz”, the bag closes with a press stud and has an extended shoulder strap. The lining is also in south seas blue and features a zippered compartment and two inside pockets. Made in Italy, the bag measures 45 x 39 x 12 cm.
The perfect match is the “Classy Punk” wallet for women (199.90 euros), made from black calfskin, and decorated with gunmetal rivets. The leather lining in metallic south seas blue adds an interesting contrast. The wallet (dimensions: 19 x 10 cm) was also designed “by Emma Brown for Mercedes-Benz” and is made in Italy.
The fashionable “Classy Punk” iPad case (149.90 euros) on the other hand sports bright metallic south seas blue on the outside. The lining is fashioned from black satin. The case is made from high-quality Italian calfskin, and decorated with stylish gunmetal rivets. It fits iPad® models 2 through 4. The iPad® case was also developed in cooperation with British designer Emma Brown.
The “Classy Punk” series also includes a sporty and elegant quartz watch (249.90 euros). Its bezel features 36 sparkling CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski elements in blue and green, which create a striking contrast to the anthracite-coloured stainless-steel case. The watch face is also anthracite-coloured and features a sunburst pattern. The hands are coated with a blue luminous material, while the stainless-steel watch strap has an anthracite-coloured finish. Other details of the Swiss-made watch include a date function, water resistance to 5 ATM, a case diameter of 37 mm and Ronda 517 quartz movement.
Flickering candlelight and shiny Christmas ornaments: during the advent season festive tables are bathed in a very special glow. The perfect match for this festive atmosphere is the “Classic Glamour” women’s watch (99.90 euros) which comes with a black genuine leather watch strap. The black watch face is refined with CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski elements and a historic Mercedes-Benz star. The case is made from polished stainless steel and its surface is embellished with a sunburst pattern. The hardened mineral crystal protects a Citizen/Miyota Cal. GN10 movement. The watch measures 34 mm in diameter and is 11 mm thick.
Equally appealing under the Christmas tree is the anthracite-coloured canvas and leather laptop bag (219.90 euros). Its separate laptop compartment with press stud fastening holds portable computers up to 15 inches in size, and two inside compartments provide space for accessories. Leather handles, a removable shoulder strap, a rivet in the shape of the three-pointed star and an embossed “by Emma Brown” logo are additional features of this bag which is also made in Italy.
The Three Wise Men aren’t the only ones to rely on gold for their gifts, the “Stars” retractable ballpoint pen (99.90 euros) features a cap top, clip, centre ring and tip plated with 22-carat gold. The upper portion is decorated with a gold-coloured engraved star pattern. The ballpoint pen “made in Germany” uses standard refills.
Fancy a winter walk? The fashionable scarf (99.90 euros) can be worn in a wide variety of ways thanks to its generous size. The digital print featuring exclusive Mercedes-Benz design combines subtle shades of black and anthracite with a refreshing south seas blue. The scarf is made from Italian modal fabric, the borders have an open structure and a label features the Mercedes-Benz logo. The scarf measures 140 x 140 cm.
Monolith grey like that available for the A or B-Class is the colour of the fingerless women’s gloves with small rhinestones (19.90 euros) and also of the matching metallic nail polish (8 ml for 8.90 euros).
The silver-coloured “Barcelona” pendant (49.90 euros) has many uses and can serve as a key chain or as a pendant for your mobile phone or handbag. It is made from high-gloss-polished stainless steel and embellished with CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski elements. The flat split ring has three miniature split rings for removing individual keys quickly.
Gift ideas for him
The combination of anthracite and blue lends the sporty “Classy Punk” quartz watch (299.90 euros) its special look. The stainless-steel case has an anthracite-coloured finish. To provide contrast, the bezel retains its stainless-steel colour while the hours are marked in blue. The anthracite-coloured watch face features a sunburst pattern. A steel-blue insert ring shows the minutes and the hands feature a luminous blue finish. The stainless-steel watch strap has the same anthracite-coloured finish as the case. Other features include: large-format date, water resistance to 10 ATM, diameter of the case: 45 mm, Ronda 519 movement, Swiss made.
The “Classic” quartz chronograph (399.90 euros) has a silver-coloured stainless-steel case (diameter: 45 mm) and a black watch face. The black calfskin watch strap comes with a stainless-steel folding clasp. The special feature of this Swiss-made watch is the section with silver applications surrounding the three chronograph counters. Other details include: large-format date, applied hour markers, luminous hands, water resistance to 5 ATM, historic three-pointed star logo on the watch face, Ronda 8040.B quartz movement.
Who said no socks or ties for Christmas? The silk tie (49.90 euros) is made in Italy and sports a fashionable glen check pattern in grey/anthracite/black. The black dress socks (19.90 euros) are made of 75% cotton, 23% polyamide and 2% elastane and bear white “Mercedes-Benz” lettering. The one-size-fits-all (40-45) set of two comes in a decorative gift box.
The classic yet subdued men’s scarf in grey (49.90 euros) goes with any outfit. It is made from a warming blend of wool and acrylic. The ends are knitted in a 3×3 rib stitch with a cuff look. The high-quality brown leather badge bears an embossed three-pointed star. The dimensions: 190 x 25 cm.
The “Business” credit card holder (44.90 euros) offers space for at least six credit cards. It is made from black Italian calfskin and decorated with a rivet in the shape of the three-pointed star. The dimensions: 100 x 75 x 6 mm.
The perfect complement is the “Business” manicure case made from the same material and likewise refined with a rivet in the shape of the three-pointed star. The tools (nail scissors, file, clippers and tweezers) are made in Solingen, Germany. The price: 79.90 euros.
Gift ideas for kids
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, is likely not the only one to be envious of this cool sled: exclusive Mercedes-Benz design and the colours silver and black give it a sporty yet chic look. Its technical highlights include metal runners and a sprung steering axle. The standard equipment is extensive as is typical for the brand and includes a horn as well as a cord and handle for pulling. The sled (79.90 euros) is safety-tested by the German Technical Inspection Association (TÜV), bears the GS (Tested Safety) mark, and is suitable for children aged four to ten.
The SLS AMG as a ride-on toy car for kids is as red as Santa’s hat. The Bobby Benz (79.90 euros) is now also available in the colour fire opal. The equipment features include Mercedes-Benz AMG rims true to the original, infinitely variable precision double-pivot steering and quiet-running wheels with tread. This SLS AMG is suitable for children 18 months or older.
Gold is the new colour for the Actros ride-on toy vehicle (69.90 euros). The tractor unit is modelled after the Mercedes Actros 2, and is likewise suitable for children 18 months or older.
Kids age three or older can find out what it’s like to open gullwing doors with the SLS AMG toy car, whose doors open like those of the real thing. The miniature car (5.90 euros) made by Norev is a so-called 3-inch model in approximately 1:55-scale. The metal die-cast model is painted Le Mans red like the original.
The blue children’s backpack, manufactured by specialist manufacturer Deuter for Mercedes-Benz, has lots of storage space for plenty of Christmas presents. It has a capacity of 18 litres. The backpack (39.90 euros) is made from 100% polyester and suitable for children five years or older. The high-quality product features include S-shaped shoulder straps with soft edges, 3M reflectors, a chest strap, soft padded back and two mesh side pockets.
For the littlest ones: the grey baby socks with tiny yellow three-pointed stars fit newborns up to 6 months. The unisex socks (9.90 euros) are made from 80% cotton, 18% polyamide and 2% elastane.
Gift ideas for astrophiles
Getting on a plane on 23 December and thus escaping the holiday stress is tempting for many. But not only those wanting to spend Christmas Eve under palm trees will find the “Firelite Spinner” suitcases made for Mercedes-Benz by Samsonite to be ideal companions. The charcoal-coloured suitcases are made from Curv, a high-tech material that offers high stability at a low weight. The product features include elastic cross ribbons in the lower shell, lined dividers in the upper shell as well as smooth and silent wheels. A practical detail for travellers headed to the USA is the three-digit TSA lock (Transportation Security Administration). The suitcases come in two sizes – as a carry-on cabin trolley suitcase with a length of 55 cm as well as a trolley suitcase with a length of 69 cm – available for 339.00 and 389.90 euros respectively.
If you’d rather relax comfortably at home, the white/silver decorative bowl (24 x 24 cm) can provide a star-studded ambience. Manufactured by Kahla for Mercedes-Benz, this porcelain bowl (29.90 euros) bears a silver printed star motif. The tea light set (19.90 euros) comprises two hand-blown tea light glasses with printed silver star and two tea light candles, and creates a cosy atmosphere.
The four-piece set of napkins (49.90 euros) also spreads a festive mood. The white napkins have a woven tone-in-tone star pattern and are made from 100% mercerised cotton. Dimensions: approx. 50 x 50 cm. The perfect complement is the four-piece set of napkin rings (39.90 euros). The shiny rings are made from stainless steel and have an oval shape with rounded edges. A three-dimensional star serves as the central ornamental element.