"Give someone the world," Neiman Marcus says. We say "Yeah, but how do you wrap it?" (Photo: Richard Drew/AP)
Congratulations, you’re a Mega Million-aire! That’s the good news. The bad news is that your friends and family might turn their noses up at your reasonably-priced holiday gifts, knowing how much you have in the bank.
Lucky for you, the Neiman Marcus 2018 Christmas book just dropped.
And while the hot pink blue tooth speaker shaped like a life-size French bulldog retailing for nearly $4,500 is nice and the $850 Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg four slice toaster for $850 is practical, it’s the presents from the fantasy gift section that will really make the recipients rejoice.
Allow us to upgrade you with some of the pricey gifts.
Old you gives luggage tags. New you gives a trip to India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.
Get ready to “give someone the world” as NM promises. For the bargain price of $630,000, four folks can board a private jet for a trip that takes them to India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. At the destination, recipients will “travel through secret spots in the Taj Mahal, observe tigers in their natural habitat on a private safari, watch the sunrise from Mount Everest Base Camp, and so much more.” )
Old you gives a neon sign for someone’s man cave. New you gives a “Vice House.”
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If you’ve got $250,000 why buy someone a house, when you can give them “a hideaway of indulgence?” And whatever is this escape for? According to the book: “Whether it’s fine Corenlius & Anthony cigars with 50-year-old whiskey or marathon gaming sessions with friends, the Vice House is just the place to indulge freely.” Freely, but definitely not for free.
Old you commissions a very realistic painting of your friend’s pet. New you gifts a giant bronze sculpture.
A bronze hippo by Danish sculptor Bjørn Okholm Skaarup appears during a preview of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Photo: Richard Drew/AP)
Fur parents really love their fur babies, so why not think big when it comes to a gift. Big, like Bjørn Okholm Skaarup’s Hippo Ballerina which surpasses 15 feet. Sure this gift is expensive, it begins at $200,000, but it includes a trip to Florence to iron out the kinks of the piece. And the description of the gift is so enticing, you might even want to pick one up for yourself. “Envisioning your dog as a 14-foot tap dancer – or something more realistic such as a life-size tribute to your cat? Should you desire an entire carousel of dancing animals for your backyard, it can be done.” Envisioning our favorite #DogsofInstagram in bronze as we type.
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