It’s Here, It’s Here! The 2012 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Features A Selection of Fantasy Gifts and Experiences, Including a Limited-Edition McLaren, His and Hers Van Cleef & Arpels Watches, and a Walk-On Role inAnnie: The Musical. We love it that up to Nine Charities Will Benefit from the Sale of Fantasy Gifts Featured in the 2012 Christmas Book.
Recently the 2012 Christmas Book was unveiled today by luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas. The 86thedition of this legendary book continues Neiman Marcus’s unmatched tradition of offering its customers a selection of spectacular and unique holiday gifts sure to make even their wildest dreams come true.
The arrival of the Christmas Book is considered by many to mark the official start of the holiday shopping season. This year’s edition of the Christmas Book carries on the Neiman Marcus tradition of presenting a refined selection of items across a broad range of categories for everyone on your holiday shopping list. With a new collection of fantasy gifts certain to satisfy even the most indulgent appetite, the Christmas Book features exceptional and distinctive gifts and experiences, including a Heritage Hen Mini Farm, a Bulleit Woody Tailgate Trailer, a Casa Dragones Private Dinner for 10 and a Pinel & Pinel Arcade PS Trunk. This year’s featured car is a 2013 Neiman Marcus Edition McLaren 12C Spider.
The “His & Hers” fantasy gift tradition continues this year with the Van Cleef & Arpels “Poetic Wish” watches and trip.
First published in 1926 as a 16-page booklet, the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book was initially intended as a Christmas card to the store’s best customers. Building on tradition through the years, the book has maintained its personal touch while evolving into a legendary source for alluring and mystical gifts.
All nine of the fantasy gifts offered in the Christmas Book feature a unique charitable component. The 2012 featured charities include The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, PEDIGREE Foundation, Pajama Program, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, The Watermill Center, The Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation, The Norman Mailer Center, amfAR™ and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“This year’s collection of fantasy gifts is a spectacular array of more of what our valued customers have grown to love and anticipate year after year,” said John Koryl, President of Neiman Marcus Direct. “Once again there is something for everyone – from the luxury watch collector, to the video game aficionado, to the backyard farmer – and it can all be viewed online at www.neimanmarcus.com.”
Among the selection of fantasy gifts in the 2012 Christmas Book are some exceptional items, including:
“HIS & HERS” 2012
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS “POETC WISH” WATCHES & TRIP
A tale of love found and lost inspired the “Poetic Wish” watches from Van Cleef & Arpels. Mini works of art on the outside and exemplary displays of technical watchmaking behind the dial, these masterpieces are in need of their own happily ever after. The buyer lucky enough to purchase these watches will also receive two business-class tickets to Paris and Geneva to tour the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique, atelier, and watchmaking workshops. Neiman Marcus will donate $10,000 for each His & Hers 2012 gift sold to The Norman Mailer Center, which supports writers who challenge readers’ perspectives on the world around them. (starting at $1,090,000; page 74-75)
HERITAGE HEN MINI FARM
This Versailles-inspired Le Petite Trianon house is the poshest hen house ever imagined! The custom-made multilevel dwelling features a nesting area, a “living room” for nighttime roosting, a broody room, a library filled with chicken and gardening books for visitors of the human kind, and, of course, an elegant chandelier. The environment suits your specially chosen flock well as you notice the fresh eggs awaiting morning collection and nearby, you pick fresh vegetables or herbs from your custom-built raised gardens. For every Heritage Hen Mini Farm purchase, NM will donate $3,000 to The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that protects genetic diversity through the conservation and promotion of endangered breeds.
($100,000; pages 64-65)
PINEL & PINEL ARCADE PS TRUNK
The ultimate gaming toy for the man or woman who has everything, the custom-made Pinel & Pinel Arcade PS Trunk is all you need for an evening of high-adrenaline entertainment. Encased in luxurious calfskin, this trunk furnishes you with Formula 1™ racing seats with Thrustmaster T500 RS Force Wheel, a selection of 24 PlayStation®3 games, Bluetooth® wireless music system, motion-detection camera, 2 SingStar® microphones, and much more. An evening might also begin with a little karaoke sing-off blasting through the unparalleled 1800-watt sound system. For every purchase, NM will donate $3,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s mentoring leader in changing children’s lives for the better, forever.
($90,000; page 66)