The Best of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, Including that $1.5 Million Chihuly Pool Sculpture Installation You Always Needed

Yes, it’s that time of year again. You can now officially start your holiday shopping. The somewhat anachronistic yet always entertaining Neiman Marcus Holiday Book, now in its 84th edition, was released yesterday. As WWD noted today, for the second year in a row, almost half the items in the catalog are less than $250, with 63 ringing in at $100 or less. But don’t worry---the ridiculous, over-the-top fantasy items that we’ve come to expect every year are still there. For starters, there is a $7,500 gourd ukulele made by Danny Ferrington, who crafts handmade instruments for the likes of Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, and, uh, Tony Blair. Or for a mere $125,000 you can snag an Avion tequila party. Celeb event planner Colin Cowie will style and plan the event and Todd English will cook for you and 75 of your friends. (No mention of whether they will also provide a home big enough to fit 75 people.) Click through for some of this year’s best offerings:
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Yes, it’s that time of year again. You can now officially start your holiday shopping. The somewhat anachronistic yet always entertaining Neiman Marcus Holiday Book, now in its 84th edition, was released yesterday. As WWD noted today, for the second year in a row, almost half the items in the catalog are less than $250, with 63 ringing in at $100 or less. But don’t worry---the ridiculous, over-the-top fantasy items that we’ve come to expect every year are still there. For starters, there is a $7,500 gourd ukulele made by Danny Ferrington, who crafts handmade instruments for the likes of Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, and, uh, Tony Blair. Or for a mere $125,000 you can snag an Avion tequila party. Celeb event planner Colin Cowie will style and plan the event and Todd English will cook for you and 75 of your friends. (No mention of whether they will also provide a home big enough to fit 75 people.) Click through for some of this year’s best offerings:
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Yes, it’s that time of year again. You can now officially start your holiday shopping. The somewhat anachronistic yet always entertaining Neiman Marcus

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Tweezerman Crystal Tweezers, $100. At $20 for a basic model, Tweezerman produces some of the most expensive tweezers out there. Yet $100 for the blinged out version here seems almost ridiculously cheap. I’ll take the pink.

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Baby Quasar Red Laser Therapy, $399. This gadget, developed by NASA for “healing in space,” claims to stimulate collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. Will every household in America soon have a home laser?

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Burberry Trench ($4,995) and Shearling Booties ($1,095). I have been a very good girl this year and am putting this whole look on my Christmas list, including the llama.

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Jay Strongwater Jaguar Figurine, $5,500. Even your coffee table collectibles can be on-trend. But hurry! Onlly 350 are available.

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Tory Burch Family Chariot Electric Tricycle, $4,500. When you get tired of pedaling around the Hamptons in this contraption, just flip a switch and a clean-energy electric system takes over.

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Edible Gingerbread Playhouse by Dylan’s Candy Bar, $15,000. Consisting of 381 pounds of gingerbread, 517 pounds of icing, and thousands of individual candies, this is every kid’s dream house. And you can eat it!

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MetroShip Luxury Houseboat, $250,000. Neiman is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its “His and Hers” gifts, and this is the golden anniversary offering. The houseboat features a Bang and Olufsen stereo system, a Nintendo Wii (romantic!), and a W Hotel bed. Take it for a spin on a pond near you.

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Dale Chihuly Pool Scuplture Installation, $1.5 million. Is your pool too bland and common? Get a privately commissioned Chihuly installation. Duh.