Each year, luxury department store Neiman Marcus releases a holiday wish book filled with outrageous presents. While we appreciate that this initiative does raise a bunch of money for various charities (bravo NM), we still won’t be buying matching bespoke his and her luxury cars ($65,000 a pop in US dollars, but just 1,000 lbs each, so they can be toted around on your yacht), $100,000 worth of specially curated children’s books or a $500,000 Grammy Awards experience.
And we know what you’re thinking: yes, real people do buy them. If you want to order one of these ridiculously pricey items, you can have your people call Neiman’s people at the number listed on their site. If you want to browse and gawk at the absurd wealth of the one percent, then take a look with us:
The most outrageous items on Neiman Marcus’ 2016 Fantasy Gifts list
Walk-on role in a broadway musicalSo you were overlooked by the Broadway scouts at your high school musical, despite having NAILED your solo. C'est la vie. Or is it? Actually, you can get a walk-on role in the hit musical Waitress with no skill and a lot of cash ($30,000 at Neiman Marcus).Neiman Marcus
Lounge around for a week in a British castle from the 1540sYou could tour an ancient British estate like a common pilgrim, or you could rent three of them for a week and invite your seven besties like a total boss. Probably not so feasible for us, but we can totally picture Riri and her posse partying it up in these stone corridors ($700,000 at Neiman Marcus).Neiman Marcus
Quarterback camp with football legend Joe MontanaLook at this as an investment in your future NFL star (sorry, CFL). A cool 65k will get your little athlete a day of one-on-one training with four-time Superbowl winner Joe Montana. A good little stocking stuffer ($65,000 at Neiman Marcus).Neiman Marcus
A book collection for very well-read childrenThe kid who receives this book collection is not likely to appreciate the heft of its $100,000 price tag. Still, these 36 first editions or early printings collected for the list are great kids stories. Or you could get a Kindle ($100,000 at Neiman Marcus).Neiman Marcus
Grammy timeHow to get to Grammys: option A) Be a really good musician.
How to get to Grammys: option B) Buy this package complete with a backstage tour, a walk on the red carpet, a one-off Gibson Les Paul guitar, flights, a room at the Beverly Hills Peninsula and a couple of $1,000 Neiman Marcus gift cards ($500,000 at Neiman Marcus).Neiman Marcus
Match your fave watch to your private jetIt's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Michael Kors watch with wings! No, your eyes are not failing you, that is a rose gold jet. A Cobalt Valkyrie-X, to be precise. Flashy, sure, but it beats the subway ($1,500,000 at Neiman Marcus).Neiman Marcus
Sleep over at Neiman Marcus' Dallas flagship storePick your 11 pals and pool your pennies for this super luxe slumber party. There will be decadent midnight snacks like lobster corn dogs, manicures and facials, goody bags, a visit with NM's fashion director, and just the right amount of Champagne ($120,000 at Neiman Marcus).Neiman Marcus
His and her island cars (read: luxury golf carts)Designed to be light and nimble enough to flit about your yacht--no, not your little yacht, the big one--these matching electric island cars come decked out with Bose speakers, bluetooth capabilities and custom Lilly Pulitzer prints (so you won't confuse your island car in the parking lot) ($65,000 each at Neiman Marcus).Neiman Marcus