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The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Is Here, Fantasy Gifts Revealed

photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus
photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus

The annual, highly anticipated Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2013 is now available for you to flip through. But, of course, you’ll skip straight to the Fantasy Gifts section like me, right? A little sneak peek:

The opening gift is a combo of experience plus gifts to keep. “Fancy Flying,” a falcon hunting experience includes a custom trunk with gold-plated, hand-carved, and leather perches, hand-sewn gloves, and “exotic-skin hoods” by the world’s “preeminent falconry hood maker.” So, basically you get to play medieval times with birds wearing little hats. But also, you get to keep some high-end furniture, crystal decanters, cigars, and a backgammon set. So. There’s that. For $150,000.

photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus
photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Then, there’s the “Lean Machine” Ciclotte, an exercise bicycle for $11,000. It’s futuristic, apparently awesome, and will overthrow your treadmill collecting dust in the spare bedroom.

Also, you can have one of Jeff Koons’ famous balloon-inspired sculptures in your home. This one, Dom Pérignon’s Balloon Venus, $20,0000, is a celebration of the champagne maker’s Rosé Vintage 2003.

photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus
photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus

My favorite is the His & Hers gift: this year, an Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System for $1,500,000. A 201-inch TV with surround sound hides underground until you’re ready to use it. It comes complete with 300 movies (the American Film Institute’s 100 Most Thrilling American Films, 100 Greatest Love Stories, and 100 of your choice), and two Apple mini iPads, which serve as remote controls. Seriously.

For each gift, a donation will be made to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. See all the gifts in the famous Christmas Book here.

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