With the holidays around the corner it’s the perfect time to put on your Santa hat and think about the gifts you’re giving this year. Sure, you can go down a familiar path and buy everyone on your list a cashmere sweater and call it day, but if you really, and we mean really, like to impress someone then Neiman Marcus has you covered. The retailer just announced its 2019 Fantasy Gifts wish list—dubbed “the world's most luxurious and unique gift experiences”—and they have really pulled out all the stops this year.
The gift that really stood out to us is a limited edition Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (there are only seven in existence) designed by Mr. James Bond himself (Daniel Craig). The gift also includes two tickets to the world premiere of the new James Bond movie No Time to Die and a limited edition platinum Seamaster Diver 300M Omega timepiece. This Fantasy experience comes with a $700,000 price tag, but, let’s be honest, how many people can say they make their coffee runs in a Daniel Craig-designed Aston Martin?
Another gift that caught our attention is a $695,000 Boucheron experience that includes a two-night stay at Le 26, the company’s exclusive Place Vendôme apartment that boasts gorgeous Eiffel Tower views. Guests will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic French jewelry maison’s studio and workshops as well as a meeting with Boucheron’s Creative Director Claire Choisne. And as if this wasn’t memorable enough, guests will receive a very special jewelry piece as a memento from the trip—the Perle Au Trésor, a precious diamond, pearl, opal, and mother-of-pearl objet d’art that opens to reveal a necklace, bracelet, and two brooches, all signed Boucheron, of course.
And, finally, for the foodie in your life, how about a five-day, four-night trip for two to Modena where you can stay at Casa Maria Luigia, chef Massimo Bottura’s country house. This gift includes a cooking class with chef Bottura, followed by a dinner at his three-Michelin-star restaurant, Osteria Francescana, a pasta-making class with a third-generation pasta maker, and plenty of tours in and around Modena. This experience costs $200,000 and includes $60,000 in charitable donations.
And speaking of which, all of this year’s Fantasy Gifts include tens of thousands of dollars in donations to different charity organizations. To purchase the gifts, consumers can call 877-966-4438.