The 86th edition of Neiman Marcus Christmas Book offers traditionaly a range of spectacular and unique gifts for all those who have an excess of millions and don’t have idea what it is that will pleasantly surprise their loved ones. This year, among nine fantasy gifts ranging in price from $30,000 to $1 million, even the most demanding will find one that is proper.
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus continues tradition of The “His & Hers” fantasy gift, this year that’s a set of Poetic Wish watches from Van Cleef & Arpels, paired with two business-class tickets to Paris and Geneva to tour the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique, atelier, and watchmaking workshops for $1,090,000!
One more extravagant and enough expensive gift, Neiman Marcus Edition 2013 McLaren 12C Spider, with the cool price of $354,000. One of just 12 made, it is heralded as the most technologically advanced supercar ever. The 2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12C Spider in Volcano Red includes limited-edition features and a McLaren luggage set. Plus, you’ll receive a business-class trip to England for a VIP dinner with McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis and a tour of the McLaren Technology Center (February 6–8, 2013).
For $250,000, one lucky buyer can grab Private Dinner For 10, and to host nine favorite guests at his home, where four of the culinary world’s most notable chefs—Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, Jerome Bocuse, and Richard Rosendale will arrive to prepare a feast. And, they’re bringing Bertha Gonzalez, the world’s first female Maestra Tequilera, to kick off the evening with a Casa Dragones tequila tasting. Señora Gonzalez is even providing the party favors: personalized, engraved crystal bottles of the sipping spirit for each of the diners.
Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Woody Tailgate Trailer will arouse envy wherever you show up with it. Only two of these limited-edition trailers are available with the price tag of $150,000. Designed by interior designer Brad Ford, it comes complete with a flat-screen TV, Blu-ray player, state-of-the-art sound system, leather furniture and wood finishings (made from reclaimed Bulleit Bourbon casks) plus a one-year supply of Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye. Bulleit To Go, a second gift offered by Bulleit Frontier Whiskey, includes a limited-edition handcrafted flask, a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon signed by founder Tom Bulleit, and a leather-bound edition of The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy.
Five other fantastic and extravagant gifts are a little bit cheaper – $100,000 and less. The $100,000 Heritage Hen Mini Farmis the most luxurious Versailles-inspired Le Petit Trianon custom-made multilevel hen house that not only boasts a nesting area, a “living room” for nighttime roosting, but also comes with a broody room, a library filled with chicken and gardening books for visitors of the human kind, and, of course, an elegant chandelier.
Jetlev R200 – water-propelled jetpack flight will cost you $99,500; the custom-made Pinel & Pinel Arcade PS Trunk – the ultimate gaming machine is $90,000; video portrait by artist Robert Wilson, dubbed “Snowy Owl” is limited edition and is priced at $70,000; while for $30,000, one lucky buyer will be taking the stage in one of theater’s most beloved plays, Annie: The Musical!
“This year’s collection of fantasy gifts is a spectacular array of more of what our valued customers have grown to love and anticipate year after year,” said John Koryl, President of Neiman Marcus Direct. “Once again there is something for everyone – from the luxury watch collector, to the video game aficionado, to the secret backyard farmer – and it can all be viewed online at www.neimanmarcus.com.”
All nine of the fantasy gifts offered in the Christmas Book feature a unique charitable component. The 2012 featured charities include The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, PEDIGREE Foundation, Pajama Program, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, The Watermill Center, The Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation, The Norman Mailer Center, amfAR and Big Brothers Big Sisters.