A Dale Chihuly Pool Sculpture Installation. Cost? $1.5M. Benefit? "A privately commissioned Chihuly art installation measuring up to 22 feet by 12 feet—at the bottom of your swimming pool," according to the catalog description. Neimans, which just released its Christmas Book today, categorizes the sculpture as a "Fantasy Gift," a name that also applies to a MetroShip Luxury Houseboat ($250K) and a private party coordinated by event planner Colin Cowie and catered by chef Todd English ($125K). Despite all that bling, though, the Fantasy Gift that runs a close second to the Chihuly extravaganza is most certainly the "Customized Marfa, Texas Experience." Price: $9,500 per couple.
· The Christmas Book [Neiman Marcus]