The Most Over-The-Top Gifts From Neiman Marcus' 2013 Christmas Book

Bespoke Global Falconry Companion

Price: $150,000

What You Get: Two Chatwin chairs with canvas tote bags, folding table, leather perch scale, gold perch, decanter and cigar carrying case, backgammon board, hoods, two hood savers, glove, anklet, leashes and jesses, falcon hood stands

What You Don't: An actual falcon

Ideal For: Avian enthusiasts, Game of Thrones fans

Choice Catalogue Snippet: ""A prime locale has been found, and you and your fellow hunters set up camp. Gazing upon your portable case and matching custom trunk, you marvel at the 20-karat gold-plated perch, hand-carved stands, leather perch scale, and hand-sewn glove, anklet, and exotic-skin hoods by Ken Hooke, the world's preeminent falconry hood maker [Editor's note: Can we please set up a deskside with Mr. Hooke ASAP?!]. A day in the countryside has never been so luxuriously appointed!"

 

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Senior Digital Editor

For some, Thanksgiving marks the holiday season's official kickoff. Others wait until early December to begin their yuletide preparations. But for us, the joyous arrival of Neiman Marcus' annual Christmas Book heralds the true beginning of the holidays—and wouldn't you know, the glossy red catalogue just landed on our desks this morning!

Among the offerings in this year's volume? A gold-clasped Alexander McQueen clutch ($4,030), a Brunello Cucinelli cashmere cable-knit throw ($2,890) and a gold lace gown from Monique Lhuillier ($4,990). But of course, the catalogue's real magic lies in the "Fantasy Gifts" section, where custom cars share space with exotic vacations and gobstopper-sized diamonds—and this year, a portion of the proceeds from each will go to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing art experiences to youths nationwide. For 2013, discerning gifters can select from a bespoke falconry set, a limited-edition Aston Martin and the most awesome state-of-the-art home theater we've ever seen—but such presents don't come cheap, as you'll learn in the slideshow above. Suddenly, that McQueen's looking like a bargain buy...

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