Hot Christmas Gifts: Ferrari, $45K Ping-Pong Table

Fantasy gifts for 2011 unveiled in 'Christmas Book'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2011 10:20 AM CDT
The 2012 Ferrari FF is presented by Brady White portraying Santa Claus during the unveiling of the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog in Dallas, Oct. 18, 2011. The sports car is priced at $395,000.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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(Newser) – It’s that time of year again: time for Neiman Marcus to say, “Recession? What recession?” and urge you to purchase a $250,000 mahogany speedboat for your beloved this Christmas. Yes, the Christmas Book was unveiled yesterday. To really get into the holiday spirit, read on for the highlights, via AP:

  • $1 million: A cool mil will get you a fountain, apparently with water that dances to music, installed in your home.
  • $420,000: Private jet tour of European flower shows.

  • $395,000: The aforementioned silver-gray ("grigio caldo") Ferrari FF is four-wheel-drive, can hit 200mph, and most importantly, comes with a matching leather luggage set.
  • $125,000: A custom-built library—in your home, on your boat, in your private plane, or anywhere you’d like—with 250 books from publishing house Assouline.
  • $45,000: A piece of art, made from black rubber, by artist Tom Burr. And it’s practical: It doubles as a ping-pong table.
  • $5,000: A scotch tasting for you and 20 of your nearest and dearest at Johnnie Walker, bagpipe player included.
  • $25: Calendar paperweight.
Click to see the full book, or reminisce about highlights from years past: A $15,000 edible gingerbread house! A $250,000 plane! A $1.6 million concert!

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