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The 2018 Fantasy Gifts Include a Tennis Majors Tour with 2017 U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens, an Indian Subcontinent Adventure, 74-Foot Serenity Solar Yacht, Custom Sugarfina Candy Bar, Custom-Outfit Designed by Colleen Atwood, and More Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences
Neiman Marcus has unveiled the 2018 Christmas Book, curating a thoughtful selection of timeless holiday gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Included in the Christmas Book are the legendary Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts, kicking off the highly-anticipated six-month countdown to the upcoming Neiman Marcus flagship in Hudson Yards, debuting in March 2019.
To launch this year’s iconic Fantasy Gifts, the Dallas-based retailer transformed Affirmation Arts, a New York City art gallery, into “1907 Fantasy Lane,” a luxurious, Instagram-able experience taking guests through a home that has been transformed room by room, to represent each of the eight Fantasy Gifts. These rooms include: a game room designed around a Tennis Majors Tour, the four great tennis matches, with 2017 U.S. Open Champion Sloane Stephens, a master closet built through the lens of a custom Fantastic Beasts-inspired outfit created by four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood, and a child’s room designed as an homage to sailing on a one-of-a-kind customized 74-foot Serenity Solar Yacht, and much more.
“We are thrilled to debut this season’s Fantasy Gifts just blocks from our future Neiman Marcus store at Hudson Yards,” said Jim Gold, President, and Chief Merchandising Officer, Neiman Marcus Group. “It is a joy for us to continue this time-honored holiday tradition of offering gifts and experiences that capture the imagination of our wonderful customers.“
This year’s Christmas Book also presents a selection of holiday gifts across a broad range of categories and price points for everyone. Neiman Marcus’ “Crazy Good Gifts” are a thoughtful collection of gifts featuring unique finds with a built-in fun factor. A few notable gifts include an exclusive Chiara Ferragni Skateboard ($658, page 23), an exclusive Locomocean Neon Sign ($60, page 25), an exclusive TRNDlabs Razor Drone ($129, page 26), and a Frosted Art Bakery Exclusive Gold-Bar Cake ($260, page 32), to name a few.
The 2018 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book features over 823 holiday gifts across 275 pages. Nearly half of the gifts are under $250, with several items under $20. The most expensive item this year is priced at $7.1 million (74-Foot Neiman Marcus Edition Serenity Solar Yacht, page 124). First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Through the years, the book has maintained its personal touch while evolving into a legendary source for alluring and spectacular gifts. For more information please visit NeimanMarcus.com and follow along on Instagram and Twitter using the handle @NeimanMarcus.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
Neiman Marcus has a rich history of giving back and community outreach has always been an integral part of the company’s core values. In 2017, the efforts of The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation impacted more than 2.3 million children. As in years past, a portion of every Fantasy Gift is donated to the foundation, bringing art-enriching experiences to youth nationwide.
This year, Neiman Marcus further continues its philanthropic tradition by pledging its support to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization committed to offering resources to help benefit 4.3 million kids and teens nationwide to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Neiman Marcus has pledged a $750,000 financial commitment over three years to focus both on local and national programs aimed at bringing meaningful art experiences to communities in need.
The 2018 Christmas Book Fantasy Gifts include:
WONDERS & WELLNESS EXPERIENCE IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT
Discover India, Nepal, Bhutan, and The Maldives, $630,000
Want to give someone the world? We’ve got just the thing. Spend time exploring India, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives with bespoke travel purveyor Black Tomato. Travel through secret spots in the Taj Mahal, observe tigers in their natural habitat on a private safari, watch the sunrise from Mount Everest Base Camp and so much more. The recipient plus three guests will travel by private jet, staying in luxurious style in award-winning five-star hotels, chic glamping safari tents and secluded luxury lodges constructed just for them. Appealing to wellness gurus and adventure seekers alike, activities include time with yoga masters, naturopathy experts, Hindu priests, and monks, along with breathtaking helicopter tours of the Himalayas and island cruises via yacht. From picturesque snow-capped mountains to the paradise-like Maldives, it’s a corner of the Earth as diverse geographically as it is culturally—and this once-in-a-lifetime experience provides a taste of it all while offering unparalleled access to sites seldom traveled.
With the purchase of the Indian Subcontinent experience, up to $45,000 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. Limited number of experiences available. ($630,000; page 115) Continue reading