Neiman Marcus Christmas Book
by Brian Lipton

Neiman Marcus Christmas BookDallas-based luxury omni-channel retailer Neiman Marcus has released the 2016 Christmas Book, the 90th edition of its spectacular and unique guide to holiday gifts sure to make even the wildest of dreams come true.

This year’s “His & Hers” fantasy gift is the Neiman Marcus Island Cars Featuring Lilly Pulitzer. These highly bespoke versions are built by Island Car Limited in Florida and feature composite bodies, stainless steel fittings, powerful and clean electric motors, long range batteries, and a sound system with Bose speakers and Bluetooth capabilities. Lilly Pulitzer prints adorn each cars’ seats and removable fabric tops—his in crisp, custom green and hers in pretty pink. The gift also comes with totes, towels, his swim trunks, and her caftan.  Each car is available in a limited production of 10 and costs $65,000 each.

Other fantasy gifts include an exclusive experience at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards ($500,000), a slumber party for 12 at the Neiman Marcus flagship store in Dallas ($120,000), the Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus edition ($63,000), and a private quarterback camp with football legend Joe Montana ($65,000).

“We are thrilled to present the 2016 fantasy gifts. Our team has scoured and vetted hundreds of one-of-a-kind items resulting in this highly curated collection of 12 items and experiences,” said Jim Gold, president and chief merchandising officer of Neiman Marcus.

As in previous years, Neiman Marcus will donate a portion of the proceeds from the majority of fantasy gifts to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation which brings enriching art experiences to youth in communities nationwide. Donations will be also made to the Grammy Foundation with the purchase of the Exclusive Grammy Awards Experience and to Akola Project with the purchase of the Optimist Akola Bracelet ($25).

Other men’s-oriented items available from The Christmas Book include Star Wars 3-D Cuff Links in sterling silver by Cufflinks Inc ($250), Star Wars socks by Stance ($280 for a boxed set of 13 pairs), Burberry’s wool/nylon duffle coat ($995), Brunello Cucinelli Fog cotton sweatpants ($725), and David Yurman’s men’s Maritime bracelet ($500).