Neiman Marcus Fantasy Christmas Gifts Are Both Shocking & Extravagant (PHOTOS)

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Many of us are perfectly content to enjoy Halloween, a few weeks of plain autumn, and Thanksgiving before being assaulted with holiday shopping deals. But if you want to get a really early start, Neiman Marcus has your back. And if you want to get a really early start and have a lot of dough to drop on gifts this year, you're in even MORE luck!

The department store has released their annual Christmas Book, filled with extravagant finds and "Fantasy Gifts" with jaw-dropping pricetags that range from $55K for some bed sheets to nearly half a million on custom perfume. (The retailer does note that they will donate a portion of the proceeds from each Fantasy Gift purchase to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, which brings enriching art experiences to youth in communities nationwide. So there is that.)

Check out 10 of the most gasp-worthy gifts below, then tell us:

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Which of these would you want presented to you this holiday season? Or would you prefer to spend the big bucks on something else?



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  • Ultimate Mardi Gras Experience for Six Couples

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    For a bargain basement price of $125K, six couples will get a four-night stay at Audubon Cottages, meals at Arnaud's, Commander's Palace, Gautreau's, Lilette, cocktails and home tours hosted by Debra Shriver, Thomas Jayne, and Hal Williamson, a spa afternoon, an art tour hosted by internationally recognized conceptual artist Dawn DeDeaux, a city tour hosted by Maryann Miller, a guided tour of the city's re-emerging 9th Ward, a "voodoo storyteller" (to keep?!), and transportation in New Orleans. Not too shabby! (Although, airfare is not included.)

  • The Slot Mods USA Ultimate Slot Car Raceway

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    For $300K, you can snag this authentic 1:32 scale model of your favorite racetrack. The icing: Racing legends, such as Vic Elford and David Hobbs, will cohost your inaugural race night party.

  • Leontine Linens Home Trousseau

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    $55K buys you linens from this New Orleans-based company. But that's not all. You get a personal in-home visit from founder Jane Scott Hodges, author of Linens: For Every Room and Occasion, and along with Hodges, you'll pick bed, bath, and table linens for every room in your house.

  • Preston Bailey Peacock Floral Sculptures

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    Take your pick of not one but two peacock floral sculptures by celeb event planner Preston Bailey: For $65K, you'll get a 6'-tall garden version with a 10'-long tail composed of silk flowers and seasonal plantings, and for $25K, a 3'-tall indoor version with a 5'-long tail made of silk flowers.

  • Custom Locket and Trip With Monica Rich Kosann

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    Only the most devoted lovers of bling will plunk down $100K for this three-day journey, which includes visiting the German historic town of Idar Oberstein, home to some of the world's finest gemstone cutters, meeting up with jewelry designer and photographer Monica Rich Kosann at the workshop of Constantin Wild, and designing the perfect locket.

  • 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition Maserati Ghibli S Q4

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    You've gotta admit: Dropping only $95K for one of 100 extraordinary vehicles built to mark Maserati's 100th anniversary is a total steal!

  • The House of Creed Bespoke Fragrance Journey

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    One of the most jaw-dropping fantasy gifts of the year has to be this $475K perfume-creating "experience" with Master Perfumer Olivier Creed. It includes two first-class tickets to Paris, meeting and dining with Creed to create your own custom perfume (which will ultimately arrive to your home in 14-karat gold bottles), plus five-star accommodations, white-glove car service, and private tours.

  • Tanqueray No. Ten Imperial Shaker by Jason Crawley

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    Drop $35K, and you'll get this 5'-tall Imperial Shaker made from cast iron, brass, copper, and silver. Plus, a one-year supply of Tanqueray No. Ten and a personal cocktail education session for up to 20 guests with a Tanqueray mixology expert.

  • His & Hers 2014 Vilebrequin Quadski

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    For a cool $50K, you get two of these jet ski-ATV hybrids, which go from water cruisers to land rovers in under 5 seconds and are only available through NM.

  • Vanity Fair Academy Awards Experience

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    Most of us plebes partake in the Oscars every year by plopping in front of our TVs. But for $425K, you can actually socialize among the glitterati with a guest. This fantasy gift includes three nights at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, special excursions, drinks at the famous Sunset Tower, and dinner at celeb favorite Chateau Marmont. Then, before the Academy Awards, you get chic spa pampering and entrée to the most covetable invite of the night: the Vanity Fair Party.

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