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Neiman Marcus is out with their annual catalog of absurd Christmas gift ideas. They’ve been doing this a long time and it makes for great Christmas fun every October.

The Dallas-based retailer’s top gift this year is The House of Creed Bespoke fragrance journey, priced at $475,000. For that amount of money you and a guest can travel to France to meet with the fragrance designer who will come up with your own stink. Imagine the possibilities.

Coming in as the second-highest priced fantasy gift item is the Vanity Fair Academy Awards Experience, priced at $425,000. The purchaser will spend three nights at the Peninsula Beverly Hill Hotel, have drinks at the Sunset Tower and have dinner at Chateau Marmont. The package also includes a trip to the Vanity Fair party; hair, makeup and wardrobe styling by Neiman Marcus style adviser Catherine Bloom and jewelry on loan for the evening.

The fantasy gift section wouldn’t be complete without something shiny, fast and on four wheels. This year Neiman Marcus is offering the 100th anniversary Neiman Marcus limited-edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4. The 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine was produced in collaboration with Ferrari and goes from 0 to 60 miles per hours in 4.7 seconds. The car is priced at $95,000.



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Santa Leonard

I'll stick with my lifestyle, but if they add a BBQ tour of the US, I'm all in!

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Felix Estridge

Its funny, every year I hear from my agent the following, "If they would choose to put one less animatronic monkey in the windows this year...or sell just one more sweater...they could give you a raise!"  You should see the store...floor after floor of nothing but luxurious items for sale.

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TylerSanta

NOW I see why Felix likes his NM gig!! 

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Elf Without Jingles

Actually, it's not just Felix who does this. I believe you're forgetting legendary Santa to the Stars Brady White. Neiman Marcus always has him flying out there, because that's him you usually see in those photos shot by The Associated Press.

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Felix Estridge

Actually, it's not just Felix who does this. I believe you're forgetting legendary Santa to the Stars Brady White. Neiman Marcus always has him flying out there, because that's him you usually see in those photos shot by The Associated Press.

To better clarify, Brady White is their blessed choice for the only Santa they use in print, ad, and media work.  There are many others who are Santa for Neiman Marcus that do their annual Breakfast with Santa in many of their stores.  Emmett Thomason does it for the NorthPark Neiman's location here in Dallas.  Ken McClure has done it for the Hulen Neiman's over in Ft. Worth.  And I am certain that there are many others around the country who are asked to attend as Santa for their store's annual breakfast events.  I happen to be their current blessed choice to be the only in-store Santa in their entire corporation and that is at their flagship store in downtown Dallas on Main St, along with attending that location's breakfast events, too.  There have been many others before me and, certainly, many others after me.

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Santa Marty

Felix,

 

snip <There have been many others before me and, certainly, many others after me.>

 

Maybe so, but I surely hope that it is a long time before others follow.

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Santa Hill

To better clarify, Brady White is their blessed choice for the only Santa they use in print, ad, and media work.  There are many others who are Santa for Neiman Marcus that do their annual Breakfast with Santa in many of their stores.  Emmett Thomason does it for the NorthPark Neiman's location here in Dallas.  Ken McClure has done it for the Hulen Neiman's over in Ft. Worth.  And I am certain that there are many others around the country who are asked to attend as Santa for their store's annual breakfast events.  I happen to be their current blessed choice to be the only in-store Santa in their entire corporation and that is at their flagship store in downtown Dallas on Main St, along with attending that location's breakfast events, too.  There have been many others before me and, certainly, many others after me.

There may be some who come after you but none will replace you Santa.

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Elf Without Jingles

Looks like you got me there, Felix!

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