Posted by: Sonali Velinker Kamat on October 07, 2015
It’s been called the “unofficial start to the holidays” and that’s just one of many reasons why we’re excited by it. Neiman Marcus — our absolute favourite American luxury specialty department store — has just unveiled its 89th annual Christmas Book, filled with many fabulous trinkets including its signature Fantasy Gifts.
Usually a collection of 10 impossible-to-get-elsewhere ‘fantasy gifts,’ this year Neiman Marcus lists 11 presents that will leave you salivating at the thought and hungry for more. A 12-day dream trip to India is listed for $400,000 — with private planes, vintage cars and the finest hotels on offer to justify the price tag. Of course you can opt instead for a ride to the edge of space, in a luxury pressurized capsule, for all of $90,000. Also super exciting, is an über-expensive Keanu Reeves experience; with the ‘Speed’ star helping sell a two-day trip through California and the ownership of a customised motorbike co-designed by him. At $150,000, we’re not sure if this trumps the 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4 that made it to last year’s list, but we certainly think the still-gorgeous Keanu Reeves will encourage some spending!
Closest to our hearts though is a whiskey tasting tour at a distillery in Kentucky and it has us thinking that the 2015 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book and a good bottle from the Scotch Whisky Collection may be a great gift to encourage our favourite man to shop generously as the holiday season kicks off!