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Cutting against the grain of economic downturn, The Neiman Marcus catalogue has launched its 84th edition of the now famous yuletide book which supplies Christmas gifts to the wealthy.
At over six foot high, five feet wide, and four feet deep, this mouth watering real life gingerbread house is one of this years offerings.
Priced at £9,500 and made of gingerbread, royal icing, lollipops, cookies and gum drops it has been created by New York’s most famous sweetie shop, Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Mouth watering: This uniquely edible gingerbread playhouse is six foot high, 5ft wide, and 4ft deep. It’s yours for a staggering £9,500
In addition to the gingerbread house, Neiman Marcus has an exclusive commission by famed artist Dale Chihuly to create a glass art installation at the bottom of a customer’s swimming pool.
Costing £950,000, the luxury gift claims to install one of Chihuly’s pieces 22 feet by 12 feet at the bottom of a swimming pool, ‘transforming your pool into a world class private work of art’.
With something for every wealthy taste, Neiman Marcus also have the eagerly awaited latest edition of the Chevrolet Camaro convertible in this years very upmarket version of the Argos catalogue.
Regular production of the iconic American ‘muscle car’ doesn’t even start until next year, but through the catalogue someone could be unwrapping one of only 100 of the £47,000, 6.2 litre, 400 horsepower V8 monsters on Christmas Day.
Snap happy: A vintage Leica M9 Neiman Marcus edition camera costs £11,000
Hope floats: This River Thames style house boat is priced at £157,000
Ride of your life: The Chevrolet Camaro costs £47,000 when purchased from the Neiman Marcus catalogue
The 163 page book also includes their update on the now traditional His and Hers gift that Neiman Marcus have been creating for the past 50 years.
Entitled the Metro Houseboat and costing £157,000, the River Thames style home is 48 feet long and has an open floor plan.
Styled along the lines of a New York luxury loft, the boat is coupled with the 50th Anniversary His and Hers Charm Bracelet.
Made from 18kt white and yellow gold and cut with 11 marquise-cut diamonds, only one will be made and set back any buyer to the tune of £156,000.
Have famed artist Dale Chihuly create a glass art installation at the bottom of a customer’s swimming pool for £950,000. Right, this custom built Danny Ferrington Gourd Ukulele is available for £3,800
For the more discerning Christmas shopper, Neiman Marcus are offering a custom built Danny Ferrington Gourd Ukulele.
With past clients including ex Beatle George Harrison and Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards, the four-string concert instrument will add musicality to the Christmas fire for all of £3,800.
Selling luxury custom designed private parties for £79,000 and a limited edition vintage styled digital camera for £11,000, Neiman Marcus established their fantasy Christmas list in 1925.
‘This year’s gifts live up to the time honoured tradition of presenting our customers with the rare and unusual,’ said Gerald Barnes, President of Neiman Marcus Direct.
A 50th Anniversary His And Hers Charm Bracelet made from 18kt white and yellow gold is priced at £156,000. Right, the Tory Burch Trike is hand-built by Worksman Cycles and costs £2,800
Party time! Another present on offer is a tequila party hosted by A-list celebrity event planner Colin Cowie at your home for £79,000