Each year, Neiman Marcus unveils a slew of once-in-a-lifetime experiences as part of its famed Fantasy Gift Collection — and the presents on offer for 2017 do not disappoint. Among them? A 300-person private New Year's Eve party above Times Square, a trip to one of Paris' top champagne producers and a VIP week at the Ryder Cup with a 17-time PGA Tour winner. More details on each experience below.
“A first-class trip for four to Paris (where you’ll stay at Hôtel de Crillon) followed by a trip to Champagne with Armand de Brignac. You’ll tend the vineyards, sample the reserves, stroll the private cellars, and finish your own cuvée.”
"These V12-engined beauties, designed by the brilliant Rolls-Royce Motor Cars team in Goodwood, England, are inspired by two of the most glamorous locales in the world: Lake Como and Saint-Tropez. Though the Dawns are distinctly different, they both feature lustrous Silver bonnets and sleek Silver fabric tops, which disappear, silently, in mere seconds. The only decision left: Which one is yours and which one is mine?"
“Your gift begins with a December delivery of eight darling dolls by Madame Alexander and a limited-edition Grand Anniversary Dollhouse by KidKraft. For the rest of the year, another doll arrives each month, complete with accessories and furniture. For the final doll, you'll collaborate with a top Madame Alexander designer and create your own."
"Imagine experiencing New Year’s Eve on a rooftop above New York’s Times Square with 299 of your nearest and dearest. On December 31, 2018, the sky-high private party will brim with premium drinks, a sumptuous passed dinner, a spirited DJ, and that brilliant ball drop – the most exciting minute in the world. Toast to 2019 mere feet from the most famous ball of them all. The giftee will have 150 premier rooms to fill for two nights at The Knickerbocker."
"Capture shots from a helicopter during a private one-hour flight over Los Angeles and Malibu with fine-art aerial photographer Gray Malin. Enjoy two nights in Santa Monica and a post flight toast with Gray."
"Olympia Le-Tan designs witty, wonderful clutches that reflect her obsession with embroidery and literature. Work with her to create six bespoke handbags of your choice during a trip to Paris."
"Enjoy a VIP week at the Ryder Cup with 17-time PGA Tour winner and nine-time Ryder Cup participant, Jim Furyk. You'll have deluxe accommodations, four premium tickets to the weeklong Ryder Cup, and much more.”
“Meet one of the d’Ornano family members (Sisley’s founders), enjoy an exceptional spa experience, and stay at Paris’ famed Four Seasons George V. Receive $8,000 worth of products after your three day adventure in Paris."
“Two water wells will be created in the recipient’s choice of select locales, in partnership with Paper For Water, for the purchase of 250 one-of-a-kind origami ornaments.”
"Explore Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia with Stephen Webster, then travel to London and collaborate on a one-of-a-kind, 7.2 carat emerald singular piece of jewelry."