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A Complete Look at Every Opulent and Outrageously Expensive Fantasy Gift From Neiman Marcus' Holiday Book
October 13, 2014
While you may not be thinking of the holiday season just yet, Neiman Marcus just released its annual Holiday Book, full of present ideas for the upcoming consuming frenzy. The bulk of the book is filled with "regular" premium quality, designer goods, and exclusive products. But over the years, the Holiday Book has become widely known for its wildly extravagant Fantasy Gifts.
The Fantasy Gifts are really for a select clientele, going above and beyond anything you'd find in a normal catalog and launching into the stratosphere of the absurd. From five-start trips to Europe to brand new custom cars, Neiman Marcus has a history of assembling the most extravagant gifts, and this year is no exception. Not for the faint of wallet, this is A Complete Look at Every Extravagant Fantasy Gift From Neiman Marcus' Holiday Book.
Tanqueray No. Ten Imperial Shaker (and Year's Supply of Tanqueray No. Ten)
“Recreated from a nineteenth-century drawing under the meticulous guidance of spirits impresario Jason Crawley, the 5'-tall Imperial Shaker oozes authenticity, from its cast iron, brass, copper, and silver materials to the elliptical shake (versus a pedestrian up-and-down shake) created by the crank."
“A one-year supply of Tanqueray No. Ten and personal cocktail education session for up to twenty guests with aTanqueray mixology expert are included.”
“Vanity Fair” Academy Awards Experience
“You and a very special guest are cordially invited to play the part of Hollywood royalty during the film industry's most celebrated weekend."
“You'll mix, mingle, and revel with silver-screen legends past and present.”
Bespoke Fragrance from The House of Creed (Including a Fragrance Consultation and Trip to Paris)
“Everything from your clothing to the decor in your home suits you perfectly. Isn't it time you had a signature scent that does the same?"
“You'll meet with sixth-generation Master Perfumer Olivier Creed to create (like kings, queens, and other prestigious clientele before you) the ultimate custom scent."
"While in The City of Light, you and a guest will dine with Olivier, enjoy five-star accommodations, white-glove car service, private tours, and other experiences befitting the royally amazing you."
100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4
“Like the North African wind for which it's named, the Ghibli is undeniably hot and powerful."
“Pulling out onto the road, you notice surrounding cars slow as you cruise down the street. Ubiquitous German luxury sedans become mere traffic in your presence—catching a glimpse of a Maserati is still a treat. And driving it? Molto bene."
“Swiveled heads and open mouths accompany your arrival.”
Custom Locket and Trip with Photography Session with Monica Rich Kosann
“Your three-day journey toward your heirloom's creation begins in the German historic town of Idar Oberstein, home to some of the world's finest gemstone cutters. There, you'll join forces with jewelry designer and photographer Monica Rich Kosann at the workshop of Constantin Wild…on a quest to find—and design—the perfect locket."
“You are welcome to visit Kosann in New York City, where she'll photograph you and your family for the very portrait that will be kept and prized in your locket.”
Ultimate Mardi Gras Experience for Six Couples
“You'll stay in the heart of the French Quarter at the luxurious Audubon Cottages and enjoy world-class dining experiences: a jazz brunch at Commander's Palace, dinner at the city's largest restaurant and Mardi Gras museum, Arnaud's, and a special Valentine's Day meal at renowned Gautreau's."
“Your hosts will invite you into their homes (each of architectural distinction) for cocktails.”
His & Hers Vilebrequin Quadski
Price: $50,000 Each
“If it's true that the couple that plays together stays together, then the owners of these straight-from-the-future vessels are in it for the long term."
“Contrary to the Vilebrequin turtle print, your Quadski quickly accelerates up to 45 mph on land or water, thanks to its 1300cc BMW engine.”
The Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Model Raceway
“Iconic structures, pit crews, period slot cars, and more help get you into the action while integrated track cameras capture and display it on mini screens."
“Racing legends, such as Vic Elford and David Hobbs, will co-host your inaugural race night party.”
Preston Bailey Peacock Floral Sculptures
Price: $65,000 for the Large Sculpture and $25,000 for the Small Sculpture
“Event planner to a who's who of celebrities, royalty, CEOs, and athletes, Preston Bailey is globally celebrated for his ability to transform ordinary spaces into something truly magical. Now you can transport his genius to your own residence with a glorious peacock available in two sizes."
“Whichever you choose, your bird is signature Preston Bailey: glamorous, witty, and larger than life.”
Custom Designed Trousseau of Linens from Leontine Linens
“Most are perfectly content to live with lovely store-bought linens. But for those who envision slumbering among the finest custom cottons and dressing their tables with signature flair, the Leontine Linens Home Trousseau is a dream come true."
“Your induction to true luxury living begins with a personal in-home visit from founder Jane Scott Hodges, author of Linens: For Every Room and Occasion. Together, you will select bed, bath, and table linens for every room in your house—from the master bedroom to the pool house.”