With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are frantically searching for the perfect gift for our loved ones. More often than not, this ends up as a pair of socks, a silly mug or a good book to bring them through the summer days. But, if you want to take this gift-giving season to the extreme, look no further than the Neiman Marcus 2016 fantasy gift list. While the luxury items and experiences are out-of-this-world, keep in mind you'll have to dig deep into your pockets to pay off the price tags.
Here are our five top picks from the extravagant list:
- An exclusive Grammy awards experience ($500,000)
Perfect for a music-lover, this gift is extremely exclusive as tickets for the Grammys never go on sale to the public. The lucky buyer and their guest will attend the 59th Annual Grammy Awards complete with a backstage tour, watching rehearsals, walking the red carpet with nominees, performers and presenters, and receive a one-of-a-kind guitar. The price also includes airfares, luxury transportation, $1,000 shopping gift card for Neiman Marcus, hair and makeup, an appointment with celebrity personal shopper Catherine Bloom to pull together your looks and accommodation in the lavish Peninsula Beverley Hills. Dreamy, right?
A walk-on role in the smash Broadway musical, Waitress ($30,000)
Give someone a gift in the spotlight with this walk-on broadway musical role! Along with this walk-on, the price includes four premium tickets to the show, a meet and greet with the Waitress cast, and a Waitress themed pie-making lesson with the show's pie consultant. Both delicious and exciting!
A slumber party at the Neiman Marcus flagship in downtown Dallas ($120,000)
The perfect girly night in! The recipient and 11 of her BFF's will be treated to a nights stay in one of the most famous department stores. Not to mention flowing wines, champagne, and custom cocktails served throughout the evening, playing in the Precious Jewels Salon, watching the best fashion flicks, dining like princesses, and snuggling down in your personalised Neiman Marcus print pyjamas. And, if that isn't enough, the recipient and her gal pals will receive a goody bag full of beauty products, an extensive pampering session, a fashion presentation by Ken Downing, and breakfast to top off the experience. A night to remember? We think so!
A week of luxe living at three English estates ($700,000)
We wouldn't say no to a gift of living like dukes and duchesses for a week! The lucky giftee and seven of their friends will kick off their week in London with a helicopter ride to the first estate, Alnwick Castle. Stroll through the poison garden, go clay pigeon shooting, and feast in the grand dining room on specially prepared dishes. Oh, and did we mention parts of the Harry Potter films were shot here? Wilton House is the next destination where guests will be treated to polo lessons, a supercar drive through the countryside, and will dine each night with the countess and earl. The week will finish up with an exclusive stay at the Duke of Marlborough's private wing at Blenheim with flowing food, drink and activities. What a week full of royalty!
- A rose gold private plane, ($1, 500,000)
This gift is the most expensive and luxurious of the entire list, and we can see why! With cream leather interiors, enough storage for luggage, skis and golf clubs, a 350 horsepower engine and enough room for a pilot and three passengers, it truly is the premium way to get around. We were sold on the rose gold exterior - dreamy! The Cobalt Valkyrie-X private plane could be yours for a rather hefty price tag.
Money from these purchases also goes towards The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which commits to enriching arts experiences for youth and the community.
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