Tis the season! Well, almost – this marks the first blog post on the holiday season, and we are kicking it off with a bang. Sixty-six days to go, but who’s counting? Yesterday, Neiman Marcus revealed its 2016 Christmas Book and with that, 12 larger-than-life fantasy gifts. This is the 90th edition of the Christmas Book, which began as a 16-page Christmas card booklet for top customers back in 1926. Every year, luxury lovers look forward to the launch of the Christmas Book, ringing in the unofficial start of the holiday season.
We present to you our five very favorite gifts from the fantasy collection. (It’s a good thing we have a direct line to Santa.)
Cobalt Valkyrie-X Private Plane ($1,500,000)
When a plain white PJ just won’t do. This stunning rose gold jet is one of the fastest piston aircraft in the world, with a 350-horsepower engine and a high-performance carbon composite body.
Curated Collection of 36 Caldecott Medal-Winning Children’s Books ($100,000)
Bedtime stories, elevated. Literature lovers will delight in this library of books ordained with the Calecott Medal dating all the way back to 1938, all first editions or early printings with original dust jackets.
A Week at Three English Estates Experience ($700,000)
William and Kate, move over. Gift your queen with seven days of grand feasts, polo lessons, historical tours and joyrides in vintage motorcars through the English countryside while staying at three breathtaking estates – Alnwick Castle, Wilton House, and Blenheim palace.
Slumber Party at the Neiman Marcus Flagship ($120,000)
Who doesn’t dream of being locked in a department store at night? Twelve lucky gals will experience the nine-story flagship location like no one before, with beauty treatments, luxury linens, movie viewing, and a fashion presentation from the ultimate sleepover guest, Ken Downing.
His & Hers Neiman Marcus Island Cars featuring Lilly Pulitzer ($65,000 each)
Bop to the beach in style. Lilly Pulitzer, Neiman Marcus and Island Cars Limited teamed up to create two bespoke cars – green for him, pink for her – decked out in iconic Lilly Pulitzer prints. These colorful roadsters are right at home from Palm Beach to Bermuda.
Neimans will donate a portion of the proceeds from many of the fantasy gifts to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, established to bring enriching art experiences to youth across the country – gifting you can feel good about.