Each year, Neiman Marcus unveils a slew of once-in-a-lifetime experiences as part of its famed Fantasy Gift Collection, and the luxurious, over the top presents on offer for 2018 are the stuff of Champagne wishes and caviar dreams (the proceeds of which benefit non-profit organizations including .) From watching the sunrise from Mount Everest to cruising on a 74-foot solar yacht; collaborating on an outfit with a 4-time Oscar-winning designer to a VIP seat at the biggest events in tennis, check below for the details on everything you could possibly want for the holidays.
"With , travel through secret spots in the Taj Mahal, observe tigers in their natural habitat on a private safari, watch the sunrise from Mount Everest Base Camp, and so much more. ... Appealing to wellness gurus and adventure seekers alike, activities include time with yoga masters, naturopathy experts, Hindu priests, and monks, along with breathtaking helicopter tours of the Himalayas and island cruises via yacht."
"As a VIP guest of Sloane Stephens (the 2017 U.S. Open champion), the recipient and a guest will get unprecedented access to all four majors. From Paris to London to New York and Melbourne, they’ll enjoy a week at each tournament, sitting in a VIP box with close friends and family of Sloane Stephens, staying in player-only hotels, and going behind the scenes of each prestigious event. The ace: At each course, they’ll have the opportunity to get in on the action, going head-to-head with Stephens in a private 45-minute hitting match."
"Spend the day with Atwood, joining forces to create a one-of-a-kind outfit inspired by the designer’s latest project, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The most fantastic day will include lunch and a collaborative design session with Atwood, a fitting to take comprehensive measurements, and a photo op to commemorate the experience. Adding to the fun, the giftee will receive a truly amazing swag bag including an autographed movie poster, a selection of Fantastic Beasts wands, and a collection of three HarperCollins Fantastic Beasts movie tie-in books that take you behind the scenes of the series."
"Four adrenaline junkies will fly to Las Vegas via private jet for a three-day, two-night espionage adventure organized by The Invictus Experience. Upon landing, they’ll be greeted by a mysterious man in a tux, who will hand over an envelope containing their assigned mission profile. ... Free-fall parachutists, combatant divers, force reconnaissance marines, et al will accompany the group to fulfill all of their secret agent fantasies: jumping out of planes, racing supercars, and whatever else is required to complete the mission at hand."
"An internationally acclaimed artist, Okholm Skaarup is best known for fanciful animal sculptures; most notably, his more than 15-foot- tall bronze Hippo Ballerina on display in New York City’s Lincoln Center. And now, a custom creation can be the centerpiece of your home or property. You’ll fly to Florence, Italy, to spend time with the sculptor at his foundry, see some of his most famous pieces, and finalize the details of his unique sculpture for you."
"Measuring in at 74 feet, it’s the largest solar-powered yacht in the world. And featuring an interior inspired by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing, it’s the chicest, too. With three levels and four main cabins, it comfortably sleeps up to 12 people, including a crew of four. As bells and whistles go, it boasts a fully functional kitchen, a state-of-the-art music and entertainment system, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and ample closet space—important to note, because this gift includes a Neiman Marcus shopping spree."
"The guests of honor will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of a Sugarfina factory in Genoa to see how the magic is made, followed by a working session with the creators to craft custom candy flavors. ... Back home, candy—your bespoke flavors included—will arrive for up to three years, amounting to approximately one million pieces altogether. And because all that candy has to go somewhere, a candy bar will be installed in the recipient’s home and stocked with his or her favorite Sugarfina candies."
"What if peace of mind—and peace and quiet—were only a few steps away? They can be with the Virtue House, a 10' x 12' backyard retreat for those in search of serenity. ... Relax with a glass of rosé on the surround deck or recharge with an hour of meditation. Brimming with natural light and rose quartz, the elegant escape features all the accouterments of the good life."
"Whether it’s fine Cornelius & Anthony cigars with 50-year-old whiskey or marathon gaming sessions with friends, the Vice House is just the place to indulge freely. Curated by Christina Simon, elegant furnishings, deep wood tones, and lighting that sets the mood create a refuge far removed from day-to-day responsibilities."