Christmas is only 57 days away, do you know where you’ll be shopping? If you’re looking to fly that special someone to India for 12 days, give your fashion fiend friend a styling session with Iris Apfel or send your science-obsessed pal on a balloon ride to the edge of the world, then the 89th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is just for you.
This year, make it your goal to give an out-of-this-world gift, literally. For the person who dragged you to see Interstellar, Gravity and The Martian, support their infatuation with the cosmos by giving them 360 degree views of the Earth in a high-altitude balloon, which flies 100,000 feet above the planet. While spending three nights in Tuscon’s Miraval Resort, they’ll also have the opportunity to tour Biosphere 2 with Jane Poyter, original crew member and World View CEO. It’s $90,000 per person, but hey, when’s the next time you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of Earth?
If you prefer to stay on the ground, especially in a pair of stylish shoes, then Iris Apfel is to the rescue. The 93-year-old fashion legend is offering an elaborate trunk filled with vintage finds and accessories that have been designed by women from all over the globe. The $80,000 gift also includes a styling session with the icon herself.
If a trip out of the world is too far for the person you have in mind, then opt out for a 12-day stay in India. Through O’Harani Luxe Experiences, the trip will send guests in private planes, offer dinners hosted by royalty and even give private dance lessons on a Bollywood film set. This trip of luxury will set you back $400,000, but staying in the country’s best hotels and getting private cricket lessons is worth the exuberant expense.
I know what you’re thinking—what about the children? Don’t worry, the Book has them covered. “His” and “Hers” Mackenzie-Child personalized trunks are filled with a wide selection of costumes designed by Chasing Fireflies Ultimate Collection. The “His” collection includes costumes of Captain America, Thor and Light-up Spider Man, while the “Hers” trunk offers an Elsa costume as well as the classic Cinderella ball gown. Each trunk is priced at $5,000, but your kids are sure to be grateful, at least up until next year’s holiday season.
With each purchase, Neiman Marcus vows to donate an allotted amount to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.