Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus rolled out its annual holiday catalog today, and the priciest gift this year is a pair of "his and hers" timepieces for just more than $1 million from Van Cleef & Arpels. The watches depict a tale of lost love on the faces and come with a trip to romantic Paris and Geneva. Dallas-based Neiman Marcus is known for featuring expensive and often outrageous "fantasy gifts" in its Christmas Book. The 86th edition also includes a red special edition McLaren 12C Spider for $354,000, a hen house inspired by France's Versailles palace for $100,000 and a walk-on role in Broadway's "Annie: The Musical" for $30,000. Those with smaller budgets can take heart, though — almost 40 percent of the items offered in the catalog cost less than $250. The cheapest item is a $10 monogrammed mug.
I always get a kick out of this list. I have never actually heard of anyone buying anything from it....of course those are not the circle's of people in my life....ha ha. I would be more than happy with a turkey dinner and some wine. If they could add to the list a snow bubble Peoria could install over the city to protect us from snow this year that may not be a bad thing, either.