Christmas In October

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book fantasy gifts defy imagination — and budgets

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book fantasy gifts defy imagination and budget

Vanity Fair Red Carpet for Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
The Vanity Fair Experience is $475,000 and includes the star treatment. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
His & Hers Vilebrequin Quadski, Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
The Vilebrequin is a mix of jet ski and ATX and retails for $35,000. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Mardi Gras Experience Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
The Ultimate Mardi Gras Experience is one of the Neiman Marcus fantasy gifts. It's $125,000. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Tanqueray No. Ten Imperial Shaker, Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
The Tanqueray No. 10 Imperial Shaker by Jason Crawley is $35,000 and comes with a year-long supply of Tanqueray No. 10. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Frye Boot from Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Frye gold glazed vintaged leather studded boot, $698. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
House of Creed Bespoke Fragrance, Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Shoppers can give the gift of a bespoke fragrance and luxury travel with the House of Creed Fragrance Journey for $475,000. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Cover of Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book includes gifts from under $100 to more than $425,000. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Tom Ford Makeup for Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Tom Ford Lip and Lacquer Set, $656. Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus
Vanity Fair Red Carpet for Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
His & Hers Vilebrequin Quadski, Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Mardi Gras Experience Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Tanqueray No. Ten Imperial Shaker, Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Frye Boot from Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
House of Creed Bespoke Fragrance, Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Cover of Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
Tom Ford Makeup for Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

If you’ve been naughty over the past year, now is a good time to start cleaning up your act. Neiman Marcus released the 2014 edition of its Christmas Book on Tuesday, and it’s loaded with little gifts to stuff stockings and big luxurious presents sure to blow the socks off all the good boys and girls on your holiday list.

Neiman Marcus has come a long way since its first Christmas Book in 1926. What was a 16-page booklet has become a highly anticipated glossy catalog of gifts that range from the sincere to the sincerely decadent. Amid the fur-trimmed gloves, porcelain vases and monogrammed puppy pillows, shoppers dreaming of an extravagant Christmas will find 10 fantasy gift ideas for the person who truly has everything.

 This year’s fantasy gifts appeal to adventure seekers, cocktail connoisseurs and travel buffs.

This year’s fantasy gifts appeal to adventure seekers, cocktail connoisseurs and travel buffs who desire highly customized experiences and those who possess rather large gift-giving budgets.

The His and Hers 2014 Vilebrequin Quadski is $50,000 and goes from land to sea in five seconds, allowing one to zip along the shore and then seamlessly ride the ocean waves. Tanqueray’s No. Ten Imperial Shaker is bound to be a party favorite. The $35,000 cocktail-making machine comes with a year’s supply of Tanqueray No. Ten and a personal educational session with a mixologist.

If you’d rather someone else host the party, Neiman Marcus is offering the Ultimate Mardi Gras Experience for six couples. The New Orleans getaway is hosted by well-heeled locals who give visitors an authentic look at the celebration complete with a ride in the Orpheus Parade followed by the black-tie Orpheus Ball, dining at Gautreau’s and Commander’s Palace, and accommodations at the Audubon Cottages.

We are most certain the $125,000 price tag also includes big, shiny beads and lots of them.

The rest of the fantasy list includes a Preston Bailey outdoor garden peacock, the Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway, the House of Creed Bespoke Fragrance Journey, the 100th anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q, a custom locket and trip to Germany with Monica Rich Kosann, the Leontine Linens Home Trousseau and a Vanity Fair Academy Awards Experience.

Not everything in the Christmas Book is destined to stay on a holiday wish list. Gift options under $100 include Jonathan Adler home accessories, Kendra Scott earrings and holiday popcorn tins. Bump up to $200 and give the Midas touch with a whimsical Lunares 24K gold-plated top hat ice bucket or an Aerin gold hand-painted embossed linen matchbox sleeve.

Neiman Marcus is donating to a portion of the sales of all the fantasy gifts to the Heart of the Neiman Marcus Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting youth arts education in communities across the country.