Quick! Check your mailbox. Neiman Marcus’ The Christmas Book should be there any day now. Or it will be if you’re on the retailer’s Nice list. This year marks ninety years of wildly extravagant Christmas wishes from the “Book,” as it was known in my house growing up in Houston. This year’s is 300 glorious pages with 700 items, ranging in price from $10 (snowflake shaped marshmallows) to $1.5 million (a Cobalt Valkyrie-X private plane). The good news is that 40% of the picks are under $250. And there are three ways to shop the catalog: in store, online or with the Neiman Marcus app. With each sale of the “Fantasy Gifts” a portion of the proceeds will go to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which brings enriching art experiences to youth in communities nationwide.
This is the first year for the Infiniti brand to be included in the book. If you’re in the market for a stunning sedan, this one will be available for purchase at noon on November 2nd for $63,000. Obviously, it’s not nearly the most expensive item available. It might, however, be the best all-around pick. The Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition is based on the Red Sport 400 version of the 2017 Infiniti Q60. The body looks to be coated in molten gold; they refer to this color as Solar Mica. The interior is Ivory leather with a Bose Performance Series sound system. This is the only combination that all fifty vehicles will come in, so there’s no need to stress over choices.
Under the hood you’ll find a 400-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine complemented by a direct adaptive steering system and dynamic digital suspension. Each sedan comes with a weekender bag in ivory leather that matches the sleek interior along with a certificate of authenticity(!) and elegant car cover – both have the Infiniti and Neiman Marcus logos (in case you can’t find a covered parking space on those weekend trips.) With the purchase of each Infiniti, Infiniti will donate $1,000 to the Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation.
The catalog also offers a His & Hers Neiman Marcus Island Cars featuring Lilly Pulitzer. These cute numbers are built by Island Car Limited in Florida. They feature composite bodies, stainless steel fittings, powerful and clean electric motor, long range batteries, and sound system with Bose speakers and Bluetooth capabilities. The Lilly Pulitzer prints adorn each car. They also come with totes, towels, his swim trunks, and her caftan. Each car is available in a limited production of ten, at a price tag of $65,000.
You decide which would work best for you. If the Infiniti Q60 Neiman Marcus Limited Edition looks like a winner, save this number to your phone: 844-367-6971. Because that’s the only way to reserve this one for prime parking in your driveway come December 25th.
INFINITI Q60 NEIMAN MARCUS LIMITED EDITION
If you’ve got some time on your hands and you want to start your Christmas shopping now, the 2016 Christmas Book is available now online at www.NeimanMarcus.com/ChristmasBook