For 90 years, Neiman Marcus has brought the world “The Christmas Book,” an extensive catalog that rings in at 300 pages this year. You’re sure to find Badgley Mischka evening gowns, Fendi handbags, and Burberry sweaters—in addition to Neiman Marcus’s extensive cashmere collection. Then, there are the 10 exclusive, one-of-a-kind “fantasy gifts,” ranging in price from $25 to $1.5 million. Know that you’ll be getting into the spirit with these purchases: a percentage of the proceeds goes toward The Heart of Neiman Marcus, the store’s non-profit organization focused on bringing art experiences to youth across the country.
Here are the book’s most extravagant gifts:
Make Your Broadway Debut
Realize your true calling with a walk-on role for the Broadway musical “Waitress.” Four premium show tickets, a meet-and-greet with the cast, and a pie-making lesson with the show’s pie consultant are also included.
The Royal Treatment
Get your royal entourage ready for a week-long stay in three English country estates. Mowbray & Windsor will assemble the itinerary for you and seven friends as you visit Alnwick Castle, the Wilton House, and Blenheim Palace. Dine with dukes, play polo with earls, and enjoy art tours in the former home of Winston Churchill. Keep calm and get regal.
Let Joe Montana teach you a thing or two about dominating the football field. You and three friends will take a training day in the Bay Area, which will cover quarterback fundamentals, throwing techniques, drawing up plays, and a review of the day’s footage with Montana himself. A photo with Joe Cool and a personalized football will serve as mementos that will go the longest yard.
Face the Music
This fantasy gift strikes the right chord with a trip to the Grammys. Stay at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, and receive two $1,000 Neiman Marcus gift cards and an appointment with Catherine Bloom—Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills personal shopper—and hair and makeup services. Grammys weekend will give you a lot to get jazzed for: rehearsals and a backstage tour Friday, the pre-Grammy gala on Saturday, and the red carpet treatment Sunday. Take home a gift package that includes an official, signed 59th Annual Grammy Awards poster and a gold Gibson Les Paul ’59 Reissue guitar.
Aerospace engineer David Loury has combined opulence and efficiency in this Cobalt Valkyrie-X private plane. When it debuts in 2017, you’ll be able to enjoy this year’s most expensive fantasy gift as a 350-horsepower engine takes a pilot and three passengers up to 230 miles per hour. With solid aluminum and stainless steel alloys at the helm in the cockpit, that same innovation carries to the interior in cream-colored, hand-stitched leather seats and suede-like Alcantara. Two years of 24-7 technical support comes with the purchase. What uplifting news.
Price: $1.5 million
- Lilly Pulitzer prints cover the seats of these $65,000 green and pink his & hers cars, featuring composite bodies, clean electric motors, and Bose speakers and Bluetooth capabilities. Take an island cruise that never has to end.
- A $120,000 slumber party at the Neiman Marcus flagship store in Downtown Dallas. It promises to be the most stylish sleepover imaginable. With monogrammed Neiman Marcus-print pajamas, the full salon treatment from Le Métier de Beauté, and fashion presentations and flicks galore, we don’t doubt it.