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Fantastic extravagant gifts for 2022

Neiman Marcus is famous for its outrageous annual Christmas book catalog, where money is often no object, and gifts provide bragging rights. Every year, the luxury store offers many items at ridiculous prices and some affordable luxury products that we can all enjoy.

Some of the most original and exclusive things in this year’s book include: a private session on a $333,333 basketball court with one of the most famous players; a $65,000 trip to Paris where you personalize your perfume with a renowned perfumer, and a $3.2 million rare diamond tiara.

I spoke with Daz McColl, Marketing Director of Neiman Marcus, and he told me how the selection went this year. “Planning begins more than a year in advance, and our dedicated team is continually engaged in conversations with brand partners,” he said. “They work to dream up and curate fantastic giveaways that align with our campaign strategy and Neiman Marcus’ long tradition of creating magic for our customers. This year, our holiday theme, Make the Moment encourages customers to be creative in how they celebrate, making each moment special through individual style and expression.Our goal with Novelty Gifts is to inspire and help people create individual and extraordinary moments whose dreams are made.Each gift is truly remarkable, and they are all exceptional in their own way.

Here are some of the most unique and outrageous picks for 2022:

Rare Cartier diamond tiara ($3.2 million)

This rare Cartier Diamond tiara was created in 1935 and was acquired in Italy after being locked away in a private safe for 12 years and never offered for sale. The beautiful halo head ornament is cast in platinum and features graduated palmette motifs set with 520 brilliant-cut diamonds of approximately 42.15 carats, as well as 92 baguette-cut diamonds of approximately 8.03 carats. The top of the tiara is adorned with a half-moon shaped diamond of approximately 1.05 carats set with a pliers. A versatile mechanism allows the tiara to transform into a necklace.

Barbie Maserati Grecale Trofeo SUV ($330,000)

The Barbie-inspired all-pink Maserati Gracale Trofeo SUV is a unique collaboration between Neiman Marcus, the Italian luxury car manufacturer, and Mattel to create a one-of-a-kind version of the Grecale Trofeo. The iconic Barbie pink covers the exterior and, in true Barbie style, is sealed with an iridescent top coat revealing a rainbow effect. The interior includes black leather seats with pink leather accents throughout. The doors are adorned with pink stitching and the headrests are marked with a signature “B” badge. Only three of these custom automobiles exist in the world.

Exclusive Polo Aspen Experience ($295,000)

This package offers the royal treatment with VIP tickets to a legendary Aspen polo tournament and one-on-one lessons with two polo champions. Starting with a luxurious two-night stay at the St. Regis Aspen, you’ll also enjoy a private Argentinian Asado dinner by Chef Agustin Mallmann. The next day, famous polo players Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras and Melissa Ganzi will give private lessons to you and 11 of your friends at the members-only Aspen Valley Polo Club. For the star-studded polo event, your VIP tickets include membership in the exclusive, invitation-only Neiman Marcus tent, where you’ll have champagne and hors d’oeuvres while you watch the game. You will also receive Casablanca polo shirts personalized with your name, a polo shirt worn and signed by Figueras and professional photos with the championship players in their team attire.

Home Holiday Transformation by Jim Marvin ($190,000)

This is your chance to have your home filled with Jim Marvin’s spectacular creations. Recognized as a master of luxury design and special occasion decorating, Jim Marvin will personally outfit your home for the holidays. Having decorated the White House for over 20 years, Marvin will decorate your halls with a collection of designer trees, garlands, wreaths, lighting, stockings and table decorations. Marvin and Neiman Marcus Buyer Kim McCarthy will consult with you in a private showroom to select your exclusive pieces. The designer and his team will then set up your very own Christmas wonderland in time for the holidays. You and seven guests will then enjoy a private three-course Christmas meal prepared by executive chef Neiman Marcus, paired with select wines and served by two servers.

Hestan Napa Valley Luxury Experience ($175,000)

This is a luxury weekend getaway for four in California’s Napa Valley. In partnership with Hestan, the cookware and appliance brand, this experience includes a private cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America with celebrity chef Thomas Keller. Then it’s time to hit the legendary Silverado Golf Course and play 18 holes with Chef Keller and Hestan President, CEO and Founder Stanley Cheng. You’ll stay three nights at the award-winning five-star resort Auberge du Soleil and relax with a spa treatment for you and each of your friends at the resort’s spa. The getaway continues with a private dinner in the exclusive conference room of the three-star Michelin restaurant, The French Laundry, as well as a Regiis Ova caviar and champagne tasting, a wine tasting at the award-winning Hestan Vineyard tasting lounge and additional meals. at Bouchon Bistro and AD Hoc for lunch or dinner. To end your amazing weekend in the wine country, you’ll return home with an exclusive Hestan Copperbond cookware set, a Napa Valley gift box curated by Hestan, and two 12-month Hestan Wine Club memberships for you and one guest. .

Custom Mini Golf Course by Sweet Tooth ($200,000)

The Sweet Tooth Hotel will install a space-themed nine-hole mini-golf course on your property. The course features a sparkling shooting star on the first hole, the Astronaut Experience on holes two and three, then takes off with a seven-foot-tall rocket on hole four. Holes five and six take you through antigravity and a mysterious black hole, and as you reach the other side of the galaxy at the last three holes, a new planet awaits your discovery! Giving you the ability to truly customize your green, you’ll be able to name the four-foot-tall planetary structure and have the name of your choice engraved on the flagstick. You will also receive 20 custom putters and 20 golf balls.

Personalized Personalized Perfume and Trip to Paris with Maison Francis Kurkdjian ($65,000)

A unique journey through Paris with the prestigious French perfumer Francis Kurkdjian will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the famous perfumes of Maison Francis Kurkdjian and leather craftsman Atelier Renard. You will return home with personalized versions of a range of Maison Francis Kurkdjian products. Enjoy a 3-night stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Paris, personalized perfume from Maison Francis Kurkdjian, consultation with Francis Kurkdjian in Paris, dinner with Francis Kurkdjian in one of his favorite restaurants, private visit to the museum with art curator Sophia Gonzalez, take a visit to leather goods maker Atelier Renard, and once home, you’ll receive a personalized scent box for two years.

Legendary Basketball Game with the Pippens ($333,333)

Scottie Pippen, the NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls, and his son, Scotty Pippen Jr., with the Los Angeles Lakers, offer you an exclusive chance to play against the father-son team. This giveaway includes a 2-on-2 shoot with Scottie Pippen and Scotty Pippen Jr. in Los Angeles, dinner for two with Scottie Pippen and Scotty Pippen Jr., an autographed copy of Scottie Pippen’s book Unguarded, and a bourbon tasting with Scottie Pippen and his first bourbon, Digits.

Kids’ Mercedes G63 Covered in Swarovski Crystals ($32,000)

This electric car can be manually controlled by a steering wheel and pedal or controlled by the attached parental remote. Two 35W motors make the kid’s car powerful enough when driving. Opening doors, LED lights and engine sounds make the car more realistic. The multimedia design allows children to sing along with built-in musical tunes or play their own music list via USB or SD card.

Limited Edition SMEG & Veuve Clicquot Refrigerator ($5,999)

This 60 1/2″ tall SMEG refrigerator is customized in the famous Veuve Clicquot color. With retro design and modern innovation, the single door refrigerator offers generous storage space with adjustable shelves, racks and bins , as well as a practical cooler.The SMEG company is known for its appliances inspired by the 50s designed in collaboration with the best architects.

Sydney Evan Jewelry Advent Calendar with 24 Pieces ($68,000)

Founded by Rosanne Karmes in Los Angeles and named after her two children, Sydney and Evan. Her jewelry adorns some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. This exclusive advent calendar is filled with 24 14k gold coins and a luxurious mix of precious and semi-precious stones.