Just as Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, the arrival of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book each fall kicks off many luxury lovers’ annual holiday shopping season.
The famed catalog hit mailboxes and inboxes this week. Though its curated selection of designer items for him and her, gourmet foods, and sumptuous stocking stuffers is always tempting, the Book is perhaps most famous for its Fantasy Gifts section. And true to form, in 2013, Neiman Marcus doesn’t disappoint in the fantasy category. For your upcoming sugar plum dreams, we’ll highlight a couple of over-the-top packages from the Christmas Book below.
A 20-karat gold-plated perch, lead crystal decanters, and a leather and mother of pearl-accented backgammon board are just a few of the accoutrements of this falconry package fit for royalty. Consider it the ultimate gift for the White Queen or Game of Thrones fan on your list.
Be Our Guest: The Glass House Experience ($30,000)
For one precious night, you may call architect Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House your personal bed and breakfast. Dinner for ten is also included, as are breathtaking views of the surrounding 49 landscaped acres of the New Canaan, Connecticut countryside.
Neiman’s is careful to point out the “torsional and structural rigidity” of this fantasy gift, as well as its “naturally aspirated V-12 engine” and “three-mode Adaptive Damping System.” That’s great and all, but we just think it’s really freakin’ cool. Oh, and it can top 180 miles per hour. James Bond would surely approve.
Each of Neiman Marcus’ 2013 Fantasy Gifts includes a generous charitable donation. Click here to explore the complete Neiman Marcus Christmas Book.
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