Got $7.1 M? Neiman Marcus tops 2018 fantasy gifts with yacht

A bronze hippo by Danish sculptor Bjorn Okholm Skaarup appears during a preview of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Skaarup can cast a family pet or favorite creature, complete with a trip to Florence, Italy, to spend time with the artist at his foundry for $200,000-plus, depending on the size of the bronze tribute. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A model of the 74-foot Neiman Marcus Serenity Solar Yacht is displayed during a preview of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The solar-driven yacht that comfortably sleeps 12, comes with a fully functional kitchen, state-of-the-art music and entertainment system and a Neiman Marcus shopping spree before heading out to explore the deep blue sea. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A display previewing travel to India, Nepal, Bhutan, and the Maldives with travel purveyor Black Tomato appears during a preview of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. For $630,000, your gift recipient and three guests can travel by private jet on a 30-day trip to India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives with five-star hotels, secluded lodges and chic safari tents. But this is a wellness trip, so time with yoga masters, Hindu priests and monks is also involved. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A display of Sugarfina is displayed during a preview of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. For $325,000, Sugarfina will set up a custom candy bar and ship off four people first class to the Italian Riviera for a luxe hotel stay and visit to the company's candy factory in Genoa. The sugar junkies will spend the day with the company's founders, take a behind-the-scenes tour and create some custom candy of their own. They will also receive candy shipments for up to three years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Colleen Atwood appears with two of her designs from "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," during a preview of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Oscar-winning costume designer will design a custom piece and treat two for the day to lunch, swag and a possible film set tour of whatever project she might be working on at the time for $300,000. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Brady White, dressed as Santa, is flanked by models presenting the Tennis Majors experience during a preview of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. For $555,000, you can be the VIP of tennis great Sloane Stephens, winner of the U.S. Open last year. And bring a guest to all four of the circuit's major events. That means trips to Paris, London, New York and Melbourne, Australia for a week in each place. Stephens will also throw in a 45-minute match. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A day collaborating with costume designer Colleen Atwood on a one-of-a-kind outfit inspired by "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," priced at $300,000, is displayed during a preview of the Neimen Marcus Christmas Book 2018, New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A display highlighting the Secret Agent experience appears during a preview of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in New York, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Fly to Las Vegas on a private jet for a three-day, two-night espionage adventure. A mystery man in a tuxedo greets a group of four with a top secret mission, including racing supercars and jumping out of planes, all with help from retired special ops forces (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK — Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard luxury clubhouse sounds better, or a million pieces of candy.

No matter your taste, if you've got big bucks this is your time of year. The Dallas-based Neiman Marcus luxury department store company showed off its 2018 list of over-the-top fantasy gifts , with an emphasis on fantasy for those of us in the 99 percent. The list always garners plenty of attention, from those who covet the items and those who heap on scorn at its outrageousness.

A portion of proceeds goes to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation for student arts support and other projects.

A peek inside:

TIGERS & THE TAJ MAHAL

For $630,000, your gift recipient and three guests can travel by private jet on a 30-day trip to India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. There will be five-star hotels, secluded lodges and chic safari tents. But this is a wellness trip, so time with yoga masters, Hindu priests and monks is also involved. So are island cruises on a yacht and a helicopter tour of the Himalayas.

SPEAKING OF YACHTS

Topping this year's offerings is a solar-driven, 74-foot bespoke yacht that comfortably sleeps 12. There's a fully functional kitchen, state-of-the-art music and entertainment system and — perhaps the best part — a Neiman Marcus shopping spree before heading out to explore the deep blue sea.

SECRET AGENT MAN OR WOMAN

Know any Bond fanatics? This experience will satisfy armchair operatives and adrenaline junkies alike. Fly to Las Vegas on a private jet for a three-day, two-night espionage adventure. A mystery man in a tuxedo greets a group of four with a top secret mission, including racing supercars and jumping out of planes, all with help from retired special ops forces.

HIPPO IN A TUTU GUY

New Yorkers and New York visitors may remember the 15-foot bronze hippo in the tutu at Lincoln Center that's now gone. Well, that artist, Danish sculptor Bjorn Okholm Skaarup, can cast a family pet or favorite creature for a giftee, complete with a trip to Florence, Italy, to spend time with Skaarup himself at his foundry. $200,000-plus, depending on the size of the bronze tribute.

SUGAR JUNKIES UNITE

For $325,000, Sugarfina will set up a custom candy bar and ship off four people first class to the Italian Riviera for a luxe hotel stay and visit to the company's candy factory in Genoa. The sugar junkies will spend the day with the company's founders, take a behind-the-scenes tour and create some custom candy of their own. The sweetest part: Candy shipments home for up to three years.

COSPLAY WITH AN OSCAR WINNER

Costume designer Colleen Atwood, who focuses on fantasy in such films as "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass," will design a custom piece and treat two for the day to lunch, swag and a possible film set tour of whatever project she might be working on at the time. Side note: She has four Academy Awards. $300,000.

TENNIS ANYONE?

Be the VIP of Sloane Stephens, winner of the U.S. Open last year, and bring a guest to all four of the sports Grand Slam events. That means trips to Paris, London, New York and Melbourne, Australia for a week in each place. Stephens will throw in a 45-minute match. $555,000.

HE SHED, SHE SHED

A sanctuary of self-care or a den of indulgence? You decide. The folks at Studio Shed and Mark Ashby Design swing both ways in these custom backyard spaces measuring 10-feet-by-12-feet. From art to finishes. A logistical team is provided for installation. $250,000.

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