Neiman Marcus blows our minds with its Christmas Book, a catalog of wild and wonderful gifts for people who have no problem dropping a few paychecks (or a lifetime of income) on holiday goodies.
Aside from trinkets like a
$5,695 French fry purseand a $150 gold-plated Slinky, this year’s bookincludes 10 big-ticket Fantasy Gifts whose prices range from $8,000 to $1.6 million. The good news is that each Fantasy Gift includes some kind of donation to charity. The bad news is we likely won’t ever see any of these gifts under our tree. This year’s outrageous Fantasy Gifts include: New Year's Eve party for 300 in Times Square: $1,600,000 Jewelry-making trip to Zambia: $300,000
This trip for two includes
a tour of Zambian emerald mines
with jeweler Stephen Webster. Hang out in a local hotel, take a sightseeing excursion to
, then head to London and help Webster transform an emerald into a wearable piece in his studio. After a lavish dinner with Webster, you'll head home to await the delivery of your one-of-a-kind item.
$300,000 at Neiman Marcus More Pair of Rolls-Royces: $885,375 Make your own Champagne in France: $150,000
Bonjour! This trip for four
involves first-class travel
and a stay at a swanky French hotel, with a 12-course dinner upon arrival. Then you'll be whisked to
where you'll enjoy a tour (via helicopter, of course), a Michelin-starred dinner and a night in a chateau. Help the vintners finish off a batch of wine, then come away with a total of 84 bottles on the house.
$150,000 at Neiman Marcus More Story Continues Private photo session with Gray Malin: $35,000 Ryder Cup VIP package: $250,000 250 origami ornaments and good feels: $50,000
For $50,000, you'll get the personal satisfaction of
funding two wells
via Paper for Water, a charity that sells handmade paper ornaments to fund wells in needy communities. You'll also get 250 of the ornaments and a visit with the organization's founders and an origami artist, who will teach you how to make some for yourself.
$50,000 at Neiman Marcus More Parisian handbag tour: $45,000 Sisley spa experience: $60,000 A year of Madame Alexander dolls: $8,000
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