Neiman Marcus Christmas Book shouts from the snow-dusted, twinkle-light-lined rooftops, “We are philanthropists!” Luxury brands have taken a hit in recent years, so Neiman’s is going a step further in 2011 with its over-the-top gift catalog via charitable giving tie-ins with a variety of worthwhile causes. All of the proceeds from a Johnnie Walker Private Scotch Tasting ($5,000), for example, go to amFar, and a $2,500 donation goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters with the purchase of a Tom Burr Table-Tennis set ($45,000). Fantasy Gift category. On the other hand, this strategy didn’t take the sting out of my reaction to an 18-foot designer yurt package called “Dream Folly” ($75,000). In countries like Mongolia, often over-crowded and polluted, entire families call these oversized tents homes. This gift was a misstep, in my book. Alberto Fermani military-inspired boots ($545). My top choice in holiday attire is the Diane Von Furstenberg sequin-covered, fire engine red gown ($1,600). A must-have for every fashionable coffee table is the Assouline Coco Chanel book set ($2,500). It is packaged in a lovely Chanel signature tweed slipcase. Dogeard’s Moroccan Hoop Earrings ($62). For him, a variety of leather Tech Cases by Abas are also wallet-friendly. However, if you have been really, really good this year, you might ask Santa for the 651-Horse Power V12 Engine Ferrari FF. Exclusively made for Neiman Marcus, it’s priced at a cool $395,000. Golden Retreiver sold separately.