Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts

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His & Hers MetroShip Luxury Houseboat - $250,000
On the 50th anniversary of our His & Hers gifts, we present the ultimate romantic retreat: the MetroShip houseboat. With a 48-foot by 12-foot open floor plan and 7-foot-high interior ceiling, it has been designed and built as an intimate luxury loft that just happens to float. Richly appointed, it offers the best in comfort, technology, aesthetics–and portability.

Open and airy during the day with waterproof hardwood floors and double-glazed windows, at night it truly glows with sophistication thanks to maintenance-free translucent thermal aluminum walls. Inside, it's all about the two of you. Set the remote-control central air conditioning and heating, and put on some music. The living area includes a next-generation media center with Bang & Olufsen stereo, high-definition projector, Nintendo® WiiTM gaming console, and Sony® LCD flat-screen monitor for movies, computer, gaming, and Internet projection. Grab a bottle of wine from the gourmet kitchen island. It features handmade cabinets, a Viking® refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher, and GaggenauTM in-cabinet oven and cooktop.

Slip into something more comfortable in the spa bathroom with an Italian curved-glass vanity, touch-free faucet, and Kohler® frameless full-size shower. The high-capacity tankless water heater and LG steam washer/dryer come in handy–as does the roomy master suite with a luxury W Hotel bed. Not that you'll be in any hurry to get anywhere, but there are twin 60-horsepower Honda outboard engines. And when it's time to transport or dock, the lightweight aluminum hull and 12-foot width make it easy.

Edible Gingerbread Playhouse by Dylan's Candy Bar - $15,000
Nothing matches the childhood joy of building, admiring—then devouring—a holiday gingerbread house. This mouthwatering gift lets you expand that tradition with enough glee for all the children, grandchildren, godchildren, relatives, and lucky friends of all ages. This unique edible playhouse is handcrafted of 381 lbs. of gourmet gingerbread and 517 lbs. of royal icing by the expert confectioners at Dylan's Candy Bar®. The munchable manor, which stands 6.6 feet high by 5.25 feet wide by 4.1 feet deep, incorporates the best confections from the world's largest candy store in New York City. With literally thousands of signature gourmet sweets from which to choose, it is both artfully designed and decadently delicious. It includes giant cookies, lollipops, gummies, mints, gumdrops, and (of course) a candy-encrusted roof. There's also a lollipop tree inside, just for good measure. CEO and self-proclaimed Candy Queen Dylan Lauren was inspired as a child when she watched the classic movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. With Dylan's Candy Bar locations throughout the nation, she's made all our dreams come true.
Tory Burch Family Chariot Electric Tricycle - $4,500
What's better than a bicycle built for two? A family chariot for three hand-built by Worksman Cycles. The uniquely American company invented the delivery tricycle in 1898 for ice cream vendors and has been manufacturing a variety of durable bikes in New York City ever since. Better yet, this gift features styling by Tory Burch. In the back, two passengers can ride in comfort on plush bucket seats with swivel armrests, seat belts, a footboard, and a retractable canopy top. And you don't have to worry about the driver up front. When he or she tires of pedaling, a flip of a switch activates a clean-energy electric drive system. A custom designed industrial-quality frame and durable wide-track tires provide safety and stability for every excursion, as do the turn signals and flashing LED pedals.

The fabrics and colors have been custom designed by Tory Burch in her eclectic, sophisticated aesthetic.
Dale Chihuly Pool Sculpture Installation - $1,500,000
Internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly creates breathtaking designs in glass, from room-size hanging Chandeliers to vibrant outdoor architectural installations and glass gardens, to the Crystal Trees of Light at the White House. This luxury gift offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a privately commissioned Chihuly art installation measuring up to 22 feet by 12 feet—at the bottom of your swimming pool. Drawing from the forms and fluidity of nature, Chihuly combines vibrant colors and rich textures to create an aquatic experience that is both organic and fantastic.

The lucky recipient will be able to work with the artist's studio for a rare inside look at Chihuly's creative process. His installations have been seen around the globe in Venice, Jerusalem, the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Chicago's Garfield Park, and dozens of public spaces and private galleries. The artist studied interior design, architecture, and sculpture before mastering glass art. Combining them all into an amazing 40-year career replete with awards and firsts, Chihuly will transform your pool into a world-class private work of art.
Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition Camera - $17,500
With exquisite craftsmanship, premium digital technology, and the international pedigree of photography leader Leica, this gift is simply one of the finest cameras in the world. Limited to a worldwide edition of just 50, the Leica M9 Neiman Marcus Edition is the only camera that combines the classic Leica M shooting experience with the latest digital technology. It also is the world's only digital rangefinder camera with interchangeable lenses and a full-frame 18 megapixel sensor to capture ultrahigh resolution images. It is a true connoisseur's camera for photographers who value ultraprecise manual focusing and relish taking personal control of the creative process.

The rugged Leica M body and matching Summicron-M 35mm f2.0 ASPH lens are finished in classic chrome. The body is covered in luxurious brown ostrich leather trim with a matching ostrich leather strap. The high-resolution 2.5-inch LCD screen is protected by sapphire cover glass. Each lens and body is numbered, and your gift can be personalized with an engraved signature; please order by October 15, 2010, for holiday delivery. A three-year warranty covers accidental damage. A full suite of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3 digital editing software–and a personal letter from Leica CEO Alfred Schopf and certificate of authenticity–are included. Your gift can be personally delivered by a Leica photography expert and include a private training and orientation session.

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