Whether you can afford it or not, it’s always fun to look at the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book to check out the unique gifts the luxury retailer offers year after year.
Neiman Marcus recently unveiled the 90th edition of the iconic book, which features fantasy gifts like a walk-on role in the Broadway musical Waitress ($30,000), a private quarterback camp with Joe Montana ($65,000) and his and hers Neiman Marcus Island Cars featuring Lilly Pulitzer ($65,000 each).
For $500,000, one lucky person and a guest will venture to Los Angeles for an exclusive Grammy Awards experience at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The gift includes a stay at the Peninsula Beverly Hills, two $1,000 Neiman Marcus gift cards and an appointment with Catherine Bloom, a personal shopper to the stars at Nieman Marcus Beverly Hills who will pull together your looks for the evening. Hair and makeup is also provided. On Friday, February 10, you’ll visit the event’s rehearsals and experience a backstage tour. Saturday, you will rub elbows with stars at Clive Davis’ and The Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala. Finally, on Grammy Sunday, the giftee and guest will watch rehearsals, experience a backstage tour, walk the red carpet and enjoy Music’s Biggest Nights® firsthand. And what’s an awards show without a swag bag? The recipient will take home an official 59th Annual Grammy Awards poster autographed by show talent and a one-of-a-kind gold Gibson Les Paul ’59 Reissue guitar. The purchase of the Grammy Awards experience includes a $250,000 donation to support the musical education programs created by the Grammy Foundation.
And that’s not even the most expensive gift in the book. Check out all the 2016 Fantasy Gifts here. As in previous years, Neiman Marcus will donate a portion of all proceeds from the majority of fantasy gifts to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which brings enriching art experiences to youth in communities nationwide.
If the fantasy gifts are a bit too much, the catalog features several carefully curated collections of more reasonalbly priced items. The Love to Give Collection (page 140) includes more than 40 items from vendors like Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent and Kate Spade that are only available at Neiman Marcus (#onlyatNM). Items in this collection range from $10 to $225 and ten percent of the proceeds benefit youth arts education in Neiman Marcus communities across the country.
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. Through the years, the book has maintained its personal touch while evolving into a legendary source for alluring and mystical gifts.
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