The 2010 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Features One-of-a-Kind Gifts and Experiences, Including a Limited-Edition Camaro, His and Hers MetroShip Houseboat, a Customized Exploration of Marfa, TX, and a Life-Size Gingerbread Playhouse. Below are some images of the Neiman Marcus fantasy gifts that I would love to see under my Christmas tree or my stocking.
Imagine receiving one of the 5 Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition in your stocking on Christmas Day. It is the only camera that combines the classic Leica M shooting experience with the latest digital technology. The only digital rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses and a full-frame 18 mega-pixel sensor, to capture ultra-high resolution images. The Leica M body and matching Summicron-M 35mm f2.0 ASPH lens are finished in chrome and the body is done in brown ostrich leather trim with a matching ostrich leather strap. The high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD screen is protected by sapphire cover glass. Your gift can be personalized with an engraved signature and can be personally delivered by a Leica photography expert and include a private training and orientation session. Packaged with Photoshop, Lightroom, 3 digital editing software and a personal letter from Leica CEO Rudolf Spiller and certificate of authenticity are included. ($17,500.00; page 43)
Master jewelers crafted it from a one-of-a-kind collection of 11 marquise-cut diamonds. Certified fancy — and extremely rare — naturally colored diamonds in the collection include richly hued pink, blue and orange diamonds. The centerpiece diamonds have micro-pave settings and are surrounded by 18-kt. white and yellow gold. Displayed from a classic link bracelet with a diamond lobster claw clasp, the 11 diamond and gold charms commemorate His & Hers gifts over the years including an airplane, a Chinese Junk, a hot air balloon, a camel, a sarcophagus, a Buffalo calf, a windmill, an ostrich, a Shar-Pei puppy, a robot, and a vintage motorcycle. Only one will ever be made. ($248,000.00; page 42)
A magical, memorable evening will be created just for you and 75 guests by A-list celebrity event planner Colin Cowie. Guests will enjoy a gourmet culinary experience from celebrity chef Todd English, savor signature Tequila Avion cocktails from celebrated mixologist Yusef Austin, and enjoy music mixes from celebrity DJ Donna d?Cruz. Your personal keepsake: a one-of-a-kind bottle of Tequila Avion commemorating its launch, signed by the dream team. ($125,000.00; page 48)
The trike is a family chariot for three hand-built by Worksman Cycles. This gift features fabrics and colors that have been custom designed by Tory Burch. In the back, two passengers can ride in comfort on plush bucket seats with swivel armrests, seat belts, a footboard, and a retractable canopy top. When the driver is tired of pedaling a flip of a switch activates a clean energy electric drive system. A custom designed industrial-quality frame and durable wide-track tires provide safety and stability for every excursion, as do the turn signals and flashing LED pedals. ($4,500.00; page 46)