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Last Minute Gift Ideas for the whole Family: Christmas Stars 2015: star-quality gifts for the festive season
Stuttgart. It's already beginning to look a lot like Christmas and the "Christmas Stars 2015" Selection from Mercedes-Benz offers a wealth of last minute gift ideas for the whole family. The selection, made up of high-quality gifts in every price category, is available now from sales partners or online at .
If you are in search of last minute ideas for presents or inspiration for your own wish list, here are a few suggestions:
Gift Ideas for Him
The name says it all: the "Business" scarf with its anthracite/grey/black colour scheme can be combined with any outfit for the office or a business trip. The woven all-over star motif and the black fringe at each end create a subtle elegance. The men's scarf (measuring approximately 180 x 40 cm) is made from 100% wool.
The "Business" chronograph watch is a reliable and chic everyday accessory. The stainless steel case and bracelet strap, the black dial and the high-sheen polished, superimposed hour markers with luminous dots combine to create a sporty and timeless look. A Mercedes star is inset in the dial. Other attributes: a robust sapphire crystal, a Ronda 5030 quartz movement with chronograph function, water-resistant to 10 ATM, diameter: approx. 43 mm.
The name "Classic Retro Gold" perfectly describes the elegant men's chronograph watch with its fashionable vintage look, combining rose gold-coloured stainless steel and brown calfskin. The silver-coloured dial has a sunray finish which causes light falling on the watch to circle around the dial according to the angle of reflection. The hour markers and hands are rose gold-coloured. The hardened mineral crystal has an anti-reflective coating and the brown calfskin strap is embossed with a crocodile skin design. The watch (diameter approx. 42 mm) features a Ronda 5030 quartz movement with chronograph function and is water-resistant to 5 ATM.
Another option if you're wondering whether it's time for Santa to arrive is the "Elegant Basic" watch. This model with its quartz movement is available in two variants: black dial with black calfskin strap or cream dial with brown calfskin strap. The stainless steel case has a matt finish and the mineral crystal is hardened and has an anti-reflective coating. The watch features recessed minute markers, superimposed hour markers and a 3D star on the dial. It measures 39 mm in diameter and has been tested for water-resistance to 5 ATM.
One example of our wide range of key rings is the stainless steel "Vancouver" model which features a fob in the shape of the Mercedes star. The background of the star is coated in black. Practical features for everyday use include a flat split ring and three mini split rings which make it easier to remove and replace individual keys.
The "Vintage Star" series of accessories come in classic brown fine leather. A special feature: the inner material in viscose is based on the original seat upholstery in the Mercedes-Benz 280 (S, SE, SEL, SL), 380 (SE, SEL, SL) and 500 (SE, SL). The "Vintage Star" wallet offers two compartments for bank notes, a large coin compartment, five credit card slots and two compartments for IDs. It measures approx. 12 x 9.5 x 1.5 cm. Thanks to the magnetic flap, the case for two pens is easy to open and closes securely. It measures approx. 4.5 x 16 x 4.5 cm.
The two "Classic" cufflinks are manufactured in the shape of the gear knob in the classic 300 SL sports car and measure around 1.5 centimetres in diameter. They are produced in stainless steel/acetate and have a cream beige/silver colour scheme.
Gift Ideas for Her
Jewellery is always a welcome gift. One idea for those presents under the Christmas tree this year is the "Sport Fashion" chronograph watch. While the white dial with its coral-coloured elements and inset Mercedes star underlines the sporty character of the watch, which has a stainless steel case, the convex mineral crystal provides the necessary protection. Silver-coloured hour and minute hands with white luminous detail and luminous, high-sheen polished hour markers ensure good legibility even in the dark. Swiss-made and with a Ronda 5030 quartz movement, this chronograph watch is also water-resistant to 20 ATM and features a unidirectional bezel with a 60-minute scale.
The “Classic” women's watch has a refined look, its stainless steel case featuring an eye-catching yellow gold-coloured coating with matt and polished zones. The design is rounded off by a silver-coloured dial featuring vintage Mercedes lettering plus black Roman numerals and hour markers. The luminous hands are coated with yellow gold. The Classic women's watch has a brown leather strap.
The “Barcelona” bracelet features detailed charms, including a sun, a crescent moon and a star ball, each trimmed with Swarovski® crystals. A small Mercedes star rounds off the attractive set. The stainless steel bracelet has a snap hook fastening and its length can be adjusted (up to approx. 20 cm).
The fob of the stainless steel "Saint-Tropez" key ring is shaped like a Mercedes star, its background studded with Swarovski® crystals. Other features include a flat split ring and three mini split rings which make it easier to remove and replace individual keys.
But not only jewelry can be an ornament: optimally equipped for a winter walk is with the knitted scarf in gray with silvery sequins. The star logo is embossed on the brown leather badge. The ladies knitted cap in hip-beanie shape fits perfectly in the same color and design.
The “Classic” women's scarf in 100% silk with hand-rolled edges is an elegant accessory. The dominant colours here are black, dark brown, gold and white. The depiction of the first Mercedes, plus the first Mercedes logo and the Classic logo, make this scarf a real eye-catcher. Size: approx. 90 x 90 cm.
A woman can never have too many handbags. It's not just the bright colour of the coral red handbag that catches the eye but the braided-look design of the front section too. The faux leather bag, manufactured by Fritzi aus Preußen for Mercedes-Benz, is also impressively spacious and well organised inside. It measures approximately 37.5 x 47 x 8 cm. There is also a matching wallet in coral red with a grey lining (size: approx. 19.5 x 10 x 2.5 cm).
Bright and colourful are also the watchwords when it comes to nails: nail polish (8 ml) is available in the genuine Mercedes-Benz paintwork colours designo zircon red and monolith grey.
Gift Ideas for Kids
Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer won't be the only one to be casting an envious eye over this cool Bobby-Benz sledge: the Mercedes-Benz design and the silver/black colour scheme give it a sporty yet chic look. Its technical highlights include metal runners and a sprung steering axle. Standard features include a horn and a cord and grip for towing. The sledge has been safety-tested by the TÜV (German technical inspection authority), bears the GS (Tested Safety) mark, and is suitable for Kids between the ages of four and ten.
The "Classic" teddy bear by contrast doesn't rely on the weather - it's a popular hit all year round. The teddy is approx. 35 cm in height, is made of brown knitted fur fabric and can be washed at temperatures up to 30°C. It sports a brown scarf featuring the Mercedes star in a laurel wreath logo.
The ride-on Actros is available in andorite grey. The semitrailer tractor is based on the Mercedes Actros 2 and is suitable for Kids aged 18 months and over.
Budding builders will love the toy Arocs 6x4 and Arocs halfpipe construction dump truck models. Both scale 1:16 construction site vehicles were developed using the original CAD data and hand-assembled from over 50 individual parts. Each measures around 70 centimetres in length and features opening doors. The Arocs 6x4 has a red cab and its grey roll-off container features two hinged doors and can be rolled off to the rear. The Arocs halfpipe construction dump truck has a yellow cab. The red halfpipe has a tipping function: a pull-out cylinder with three locking stages allows different scenarios to be acted out. The models, manufactured by Bruder Toys for Mercedes-Benz, are suitable for Kids aged three and over and for outdoor use, and they come with an exclusive Mercedes-Benz figure.
Kids from around three years of age can learn the rudiments of cycling with the wooden balance bike, printed in a Mercedes-Benz Motorsport design in silver, Petronas green and black. The words "WORLD CHAMPION limited edition" are printed on the side, along with a red "1". A high-quality 3D star in plastic on the front rounds off the look. 12-inch tyres are fitted on the plastic rims and the seat height adjusts from 32 to 36 cm.
Original CAD data from the compact SUV was used by model vehicle specialist Rastar to create the 1:14 remote control scale model of the GLA for Mercedes-Benz. The red model, featuring the urban equipment line, is not only remote controllable but also features LED headlamps and tail lights which light up when it is in motion.
Gift Ideas for Fans
The set of 4 tree baubles is a long-standing classic gift idea from Mercedes-Benz. The matt gold-coloured glass baubles (diameter: approx. 7 cm) feature a high-gloss printed star logo.
The “AMG GT” smartphone cover is designed to protect the iPhone® 6. The back of the cover is made from high-quality carbon fibre, while the sides are in particularly robust polycarbonate. The black and anthracite colour scheme and the solarbeam yellow accents make this cover an eye-catching accessory. Other features include inset 3D AMG and GT logos on the back.
The "Spinner 55" suitcase offers room for more than just Christmas presents. The cabin-ready suitcase, manufactured by Samsonite for Mercedes-Benz, is made from a material known as Curv®. Its features include elasticated packing straps in the lower compartment, a divider trimmed with lining fabric in the upper compartment, smooth, silent wheels and a three-digit TSA lock. It measures approx. 40 x 55 x 20 cm and weighs 1.95 kg. The luggage series includes other "Spinner" items, for example the "Spinner 66" suitcase, depending on your destination and the length of your stay. This particular model has a capacity of up to 82.5 litres and measures 47 x 66 x 29/32 cm.
The genuine star emblem, as featured on the bonnet of numerous Mercedes-Benz models, is available as a paperweight. The star is mounted on a black aluminium base. This unusual paperweight measures approximately 9 x 15.5 x 9 cm.
The "Classic" key ring is a replica of the gear stick in the classic 300 SL sports car. The stainless steel stick and the plastic gear knob are highly durable. The flat split ring, laser-engraved with "Mercedes-Benz", and the three mini split rings make it easy to attach or replace keys.
The "Classic wine stoppers” are also based on a 300 SL sports car original feature. Three of the gear knob-shaped heads are in painted wood and one in stainless steel. The set of 4 stoppers comes in a gift box (size: approx. 21.5 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm).
Another tribute to the classic sports car can be found in the wireless "Classic" computer mouse. The silver-coloured mouse, in the form of a 300 SL, comes with cutting-edge features: 2.4 GHz wireless technology, a USB nano receiver and a high-resolution optical sensor with switchable sensitivity (between 800 dpi and 1600 dpi). The headlamps and tail lights are equipped with LEDs which can be switched on and off. The mouse is suitable for PC and Mac® and requires Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME or Mac® OS X.