It’s that time of year! I know, I know, Halloween hasn’t passed yet let alone Thanksgiving but it’s never to early to start thinking about shopping for those on your Christmas list. Neiman Marcus has unveiled The Iconic Christmas Book And Legendary Fantasy Gifts. The announcement was made on October 16 in New York City at the luxury retailer’s newest flagship, Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards, which opened in March.
As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences nationwide. In 2018, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.5 million children. This year, Neiman Marcus continues its three-year partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3 million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art experiences to communities in need.
First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Over the years, the book has evolved into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts while maintaining its personal and timeless touch. This year’s Christmas Book also presents an assortment of extraordinary holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and price points. The 2019 Fantasy Gifts includes a few notable and exclusive gifts including a Neiman Marcus-edition Moët & Chandon Vending Machine ($35,000, page 29), a Versace Punching Bag ($1,550, page 184), a Bey Berk Cigar Humidor ($165, page 205), and a Funboy Holiday Inflatable Snowmobile ($99, page 227).
For the Fashion Lover in your life give them the gift of fashion. Your Fashion Lover will jet set to New York with a plus one and enjoy sitting front row at four of the week’s most coveted shows. Have their fashion fantasies come to life when they pick a look from each designer, enjoy backstage access, and reminisce over the view from the front row with cocktails in hand at Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. Your Fashion Lover will feel like a celebrity and enjoy a five-star treatment from doorstep to the red carpet, and look good while doing it, thanks to hair, makeup, and styling courtesy of Neiman Marcus.
With the purchase of the Fashion Week experience, $12,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($250,000; page 273-274)
While your Fashion Lover is living it up like a celebrity during New York Fashion Week why not treat yourself and fulfill your secret agent fantasies in an Aston Martin DBS Superleggera designed by 007 himself, Daniel Craig. Each limited-edition car comes in a beautiful inky blue and features a powerful twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 engine, producing immense torque and extraordinary in-gear performance. Receive one of seven Aston Martin DBS Superleggeras designed by Daniel Craig, a limited-edition platinum Seamaster Diver 300M Omega timepiece, and tickets to the world premiere of No Time To Die.
With the purchase of each 007 Fantasy Gift, 12 percent of the Fantasy Gift purchase will be donated to The Opportunity Network, with a guaranteed minimum donation of $330,000; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Limited production of seven packages available. ($700,007; page 259-260)
Make your pampered pet feel right at home in a one-of-a-kind doghouse, produced in collaboration with Rockstar Puppy, purveyors of a luxe canine lifestyle, and actress/animal lover Denise Richards. Houses are designed to your specifications inside and out, and nothing is off-limits.
With the purchase of the Pet Paradise gift, $5,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Denise Richards will make a donation of $25,000 to American Humane; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Limited to one gift. ($70,000; page 269-270)
You and a guest can paint the town red and jet set to Paris and visit Christian Louboutin’s favorite Paris haunts. Visit the designer’s atelier and work with the atelier director and a group of master artisans to design your very own one-of-a-kind custom couture shoe. Browse the original Christian Louboutin boutique on rue Jean Jacques Rousseau and take home five pairs of shoes from the latest collection. Wine and dine at Michelin-starred restaurant Divellec, enjoy a show at the legendary cabaret club, the Crazy Horse, and call it a night in a two-bedroom signature suite at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Paris, an award-winning, five-star hotel on chic rue Saint-Honoré. After you’ve bid Paris au revoir and returned home, your one-of-a-kind pair of shoes and an original sketch of the design from Mr. Louboutin himself will be delivered to your door.
With the purchase of the Christian Louboutin experience, $18,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($125,000; page 263-264)
A treasure trove awaits at 26 Place Vendôme in Paris, home of Maison Boucheron since 1893. Stay in Boucheron’s highly exclusive Place Vendôme apartment, enjoy access to the Boucheron workshops and design studio, and take home the stunning one-of-a-kind Perle au Trésor. You and your guest will be among the few to stay in the highly exclusive apartment, which was added during a recent refurbishment of the historic building, formally known as Hôtel de Nocé.
With the purchase of the Boucheron experience, $35,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($695,000 page 261-262)
Star in a Makeup by Mario Instagram Video and see for yourself why celebrities around the world book him a year in advance. Meet up with Mario Dedivanovic for a personalized makeup session using some of his favorite products from Neiman Marcus, which will be broadcast on his social channels. Attend one of Mario’s exclusive Masterclasses and receive a curated package of products used during your glam experience.
With the purchase of the Makeup by Mario experience, $15,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($400,000; page 271-272)
For the Foodie Lover in your life, this is the perfect gift. Give a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two kicking off in Modena, Italy. Visit the Pastificio Di Martino factory, where you’ll learn the art of Italian pasta making from third-generation pasta maker Giuseppe Di Martino. The next day enjoy a cooking lesson from Chef Massimo Bottura, followed by dinner at an exclusive table inside the wine room of his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana. Continue with a guided tour of the local markets, all while driving exotic cars through the Emilia Romagna region, aka “Italy’s Motor Valley.”
With the purchase of the Taste of Italy experience, $10,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation and Pastificio Di Martino will make a donation of $50,000 to Food for Soul, a cultural project raising awareness of food waste and social isolation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience ($200,000; page 265-266)
This is your chance for all-access to the mastermind of cool collaborations, Jeff Staple. You’ll head to Tokyo to meet the designer and streetwear icon for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visit Jeff’s favorite boutiques, enjoy a private dinner with Jeff at his favorite restaurant, Narisawa, and stay at Aman Tokyo, a five-star hotel conveniently located near the shopping hubs of Ginza and Shibuya. Throughout 2020, you’ll also receive a minimum of eight Staple collaborations, each with a signed letter of authenticity from Jeff himself with the option to have each piece signed.
With the purchase of the Sneaker Legend experience, $7,500 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation; shipping charges and taxes may apply. Gift limited to one experience. ($110,000; page 267-268)
If you really want to impress the ones you love, then I think this might do the trick. For the first time ever, Neiman Marcus presents an additional Fantasy Gift accessible exclusively to InCircle members. You and three guests will travel in style via private jet to five of the most exclusive vacation spots in the world. Guests will stay three nights at each location, then board the private jet to set off to the next location. The luxurious adventure begins at Kasbah Tamadot near Marrakech, Morocco, then off to Lefay Resort & Spa near Dolomiti, Italy, next IceHotel in Sweden, then Jade Mountain in St. Lucia, and the trip culminates at The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. For more information and to join InCircle, visit www.incircle.com. ($575,000)