The 5 Most Absurdly Expensive Holiday Gifts In Neiman Marcus' Christmas Book

By on November 21, 2017 in ArticlesHow Much Does

For the past 91 years, 110-year-old department store, Neiman Marcus, has produced an annual Christmas Book with its iconic Fantasy Gifts section. This year's list of luxurious, over-the-top ideas fit for the ultra-affluent gift-giver does not disappoint.

From one-of-a-kind luxury goods to travel packages, the catalog features items that cost thousands—and sometimes millions—of dollars. Neiman Marcus donates a portion of every Fantasy Gift purchase to the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which funds youth art programs across the country, as well as a number of other charitable causes.

Scott Olson/Getty Images

Now, get a taste of what's on the 2017 Fantasy Gifts list…

1. Champagne and personalized cuvée with Armand de Brignac, $150,000

If you like bubbly, this package is for you. The first-class trip for four to Paris includes an experiential trip to Armand de Brignac, a helicopter ride above the villages and vineyards, stays at Rosewood's Hôtel de Crillon and Domaine Les Crayères, and so much more.

2. Ryder Cup experience with Jim Furyk, $250,000

As the guests of U.S. team captain Jim Furyk, this giftee and three others will jet off to Paris in late September 2018 for the Ryder Cup to see 24 of the best US and European golf players face off on the greens. The 6-figure present includes first class airfare, private car services, a personal concierge, four premium tickets to the week-long sporting event, and even time with Furyk himself.

3. Stephen Webster experience and 7.2-carat emerald, $300,000

This trip to Zambia includes a visit to Gemfield's Kagem, the largest single producer of emeralds in the world, two days at The Royal Livingstone Hotel by Anantara, and, finally in London, the gift recipient will collaborate with master jeweler Stephen Webster to create a personalized piece with a 7.2-carat emerald, before having dinner with Webster and his wife, Assia.

4. Limited-edition Rolls-Royce Dawns, $439,625 (blue) or $445,750 (orange)

Why have one Rolls-Royce when you can have two? This package boasts two handcrafted Rolls-Royces with V12-engines, hand-sewn leather interiors, and silver bonnets. And get this: The vehicles are inspired by Lake Como and Saint-Tropez. (Production is limited to 20 vehicles.)

5. New Year's Eve at the Knickerbocker Hotel in Times Square, $1.6 million 

This one-of-a-kind experience includes New Year's Eve on a Times Square rooftop at your very own private party with 299 of your closest friends and family. The giftee will receive 150 rooms to fill for two nights at The Knickerbocker. The party includes premium drinks, a sumptuous passed dinner, a spirited DJ, and that brilliant ball drop – the most exciting minute in the world. More than a billion people will see it, but only a few will see it like this.

See what else made the list here.

Articles Written by Caitlin St John
Caitlin St John is a writer and editor who covers everything from fitness and celebs to lifestyle and design. A New Yorker through and through, Caitlin resides in Queens by way of eastern Long Island. Follow her on Instagram.
Did we make a mistake?
Submit a correction suggestion and help us fix it!
Submit a Correction
Discussion