The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2015 has officially landed with a sleigh-full of luxury gifts selected for maximum holiday cheer. The 89th edition of the iconic catalog is brimming with stylish somethings for him, for her, for kids, and just for fun.
There are plenty of gorgeous goodies in this year’s Book, but let’s face it, the real page-turners of this festive fashion tome are the Fantasy Gifts. Indeed, these extravagantly magical offerings are of what dreams are made, and this year’s lineup may just be the best sugarplum-laced fairytale yet. Today, we’ll reveal a few of the fantasies that have made it to the very top of our wish lists. Santa, are you listening?
Our favorite quotable fashion icon, Iris Apfel, has inspired the world of treasures that reside inside this Ikat-embellished trunk. Her signature souk-meets-haute-couture aesthetic pervades every square inch, via accessories handcrafted in collaboration with Bajalia and hailing from Nepal, Turkey, India, Afghanistan, Tibet, Haiti, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, and beyond. Our inner magpie has already set flight. The icing on this Christmas cookie? The gift includes a personal styling session and lunch with Apfel at the Neiman Marcus flagship store downtown. $80,000
The Matrix reloads – again – with this ultimate adrenaline rush fueled by none other than actor Keanu Reeves and famed custom bike builder Gard Hollinger. The duo’s Arch Motorcycle Company has created a dream bike, the KRGT-1, framed of steel and aircraft-grade billet aluminum with carbon fiber fenders and front cowling. When it comes to vroom factor, the 124-cubic-inch V-twin engine produces 121 horsepower and matching 120 pound-feet of torque. And, in addition to this moto gem, the gift features an exclusive two-day California ride along for you and a guest with Reeves and Hollinger. Talk about the ultimate cool kids club. $150,000
Shall we count the ways in which Neiman Marcus has captivated our attention with this enchanting cultural experience? Seven days in Italy; a travel companion in jewelry designer Ippolita Rostagno; an all-access V.I.P. art and museum tour of Florence and Venice; introductions by Ippolita to acclaimed artists and local workshops; authentic Italian cuisine… Need we go on? Neiman’s, you had us at Michelangelo. $150,000
Completing our personal wish list from The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2015 is an experience that is literally out of this world. A two-part adventure begins in 2016 with a behind-the-scenes invitation to a World View test flight. The lucky gift-ee will spend three nights at The Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona, to witness the flight’s chase and recovery team in action and tour Biosphere 2 with World View CEO Jane Poyter. The gift that keeps on giving continues in 2017, with the ride of a lifetime in a space capsule that flies 100,000 feet above Earth for 360-degree views of the planet. 2001: A Space Odyssey has nothing on this. $90,000
Each of Neiman Marcus’ 2015 Fantasy Gifts includes a generous charitable donation. Click here to peruse the entire collection. All images via www.neimanmarcus.com.