Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top-secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard luxury clubhouse, or a million pieces of candy. No matter your taste, if you’ve got big bucks this is your time of year. The Neiman Marcus luxury department store company showed off its 2018 list of over-the-top fantasy gifts. A portion of proceeds goes to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation for student arts support and other projects. Here are some the offerings:
Wonders & Wellness Experience In The Indian Subcontinent: For $630,000, your gift recipient and three guests can travel by private jet on a 30-day trip to India, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives. There will be five-star hotels, secluded lodges and chic safari tents. But this is a wellness trip, so time with yoga masters, Hindu priests and monks are also involved. So are island cruises on a yacht and a helicopter tour of the Himalayas.
Tennis Majors Tour With Sloane Stephens: As a VIP guest of Sloane Stephens (2017 U.S. Open champion), the recipient and a guest will get unprecedented access to all four tennis majors. From Paris to London to New York and Melbourne, the purchaser will enjoy a week at each tournament, sitting in a VIP box with close friends and family of Sloane Stephens, staying in player-only hotels, and going behind-the-scenes of each prestigious event. The ace: At each course, they will have the opportunity to get in on the action by going head-to-head with Stephens in a private 45-minute hitting match. And because they’ll be quite friendly at this point, Stephens will close out the experience by gifting her guests with tennis gear and signed memorabilia.
Yours & Mine – The Ultimate Vice & Virtue Clubhouses: While most of the items that can be purchased are experiences, there are a few things for shoppers to take home, including custom clubhouses by Studio Shed for $250,000 each. There are two options on offer: The Virtue House, a 10-foot by 12-foot backyard retreat “for self-care, alone time, reflection, meditation, pampering, and centering” is includes furnishings and decoration by Mark Ashby Design. And the Vice House “will have a clubhouse feel with cigars and a humidor provided by Cornelius & Anthony, cocktail glasses, vinyl records, etc.”
Custom In-Home Candy Bar + One Million Pieces Of Sugarfina Candy: Neiman Marcus’ Sugarfina Candy Bar gift runs $325,000. That price will get a luxury trip to Italy, a custom-built candy wall, and a million pieces of candy. The lucky purchaser with very sweet and expensive taste will start out with a first-class trip for four to the Italian Riviera “for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that needs no candy coating at all.” It includes a stay at the Belmond Hotel Splendido, sightseeing in Cinque Terre, and a tour for the Sugarfina factory in Genoa with founders Rosie O’Neill and Josh Resnick – on which they will get to craft their own custom candy flavors. When the buyer gets home, they’ll get candy (including the flavors they customized in Italy) for up to three years, amounting to about one million pieces altogether. There will also be a custom 10-foot by 12-foot candy bar installed somewhere in his or her home for all the sweets.
Exclusive Outfit Designed By Famed Costume Designer, Colleen Atwood: What could be better than a magical day with four-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood? The lucky recipient of this $300,000 gift and a guest will spend the day with Atwood, joining forces to create a one-of-a-kind outfit inspired by the designer’s latest project, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” opening November 16th in theaters. The most fantastic day will include lunch and a collaborative design session with Atwood, a fitting to take comprehensive measurements and a photo opportunity to commemorate the experience. The giftee will receive an amazing swag bag including an autographed movie poster, a selection of Fantastic Beasts wands from The Noble Collection, and a collection of three HarperCollins Fantastic Beasts movie tie-in books that take you behind the scenes of the series.
74-Foot Serenity Solar Yacht: The most expensive item by far this year is the one-of-a-kind 74-foot yacht, which a single buyer can purchase for $7.1 million. The Neiman Marcus Serenity Solar Yacht is the largest solar-powered yacht in the world, with more than 1,100 square feet of solar panels. it has an interior inspired by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing, a fully functional kitchen, a state-of-the-art music and entertainment system, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and lots of closet space. The price also gets you a Neiman Marcus gift card and includes a $50,000 donation to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. The cost includes delivery within the Mediterranean or to Miami, Florida, and the store recommends chartering a professional boat captain.
Top Secret Mission: Become A Secret Agent: This gift costs only $315,000 – but is still perhaps the most indulgent thing up for grabs. James Bond wannabes can purchase a “Secret Agent experience” in Las Vegas, where they will travel via private jet for a three-day, two-night adventure by The Invictus Experience. Once in Vegas, they’ll be met by “a mysterious man in a tux, who will hand over an envelope containing their assigned mission profile.” They’ll be joined by an elite and decorated Special Operations Forces veterans including free-fall parachutists, combatant divers, and force reconnaissance marines for a weekend that will involve jumping out of planes, racing cars, and more. They will also be put up in the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas and eat at both the Krug Chef’s Table at Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace and Twist by Pierre Gagnaire.