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Neiman Marcus holiday catalog offers $750,000 motorcycle

It seems to come earlier every year: holiday shopping season! And to deck the halls in high style, Neiman Marcus has unveiled the 87th edition of its always outrageous fantasy catalog, featuring luxury gifts that would satisfy even the pickiest people.

In the market for a $150,000 falconry set (bespoke, of course)? How about a hand-built motorcycle for the paltry sum of $750,000? The Christmas Book has just what you're looking for.

And even if you lack the funds to become such an extravagant giver or receiver, you can always dream, can't you? (It is a "fantasy" gift guide, after all.)

Here are some of the most envy-inducing picks from the annual book, which was first published in 1926 with just 16 pages.

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    Neiman Marcus' 2013 fantasy gift guide

    The 87th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book carries on the department store's tradition of featuring extravagent gift ideas for the holiday season. From a $150,000 falconry set to a $1.5 million "his & hers" entertainment system, take a look at this year's unique offerings.

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    Neiman Marcus' 2013 fantasy gift guide

    The 87th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book carries on the department store's tradition of featuring extravagant gift ideas for the holiday season. From a $150,000 falconry set to a $1.5 million "his & hers" entertainment system, take a look at this year's unique offerings.

    Bespoke Global Falconry Companion

    The buyer of this gift will get a portable mew and matching custom trunk, a 20-karat gold-plated perch, hand-carved stands, leather perch scale, and hand-sewn glove, anklet, and exotic-skin hoods by Ken Hooke, the world’s preeminent falconry hood maker. The set also includes Chatwin chairs, a foldout table by Richard Wrightman, a handmade backgammon board from Alexandra Llewellyn, lead crystal decanters, and a select cigar with a matching cigar cutter by David Linley.

    Price: $150,000

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    Ciclotte

    A blend of form and state-of-the-art function, this modern spin on the exercise bicycle will ensure it never gets relegated to the basement. The large wheel is a nod to the unicycles of the late 1800s, and you can adjust the angle of the carbon-fiber handles, choose from one of 12 levels of resistance, engage the pedals, and ride your way to a fitter, healthier you.

    Price: $11,000

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    "His & Hers" 2013 Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment System

    This television emerges from its discreet, underground cache with the click of a button, telescoping upward and unfolding to reveal its mega 201-inch screen. The accompanying speakers, developed by CAT-California Audio Technology, Inc., use the most advanced marine-grade components specifically developed for super yachts. The system includes technologically advanced speakers, subwoofers, and amplifiers, a DirecTV satellite and DVD management system, and a built-in movie package featuring up to 300 movies and concerts. Two Apple mini iPads serve as the remotes; one for him and one for her.

    Price: $1,500,000

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    Forevermark Ultimate Diamond Experience

    As the owner of this 25-carat rough Forevermark diamond, you’ll travel to Africa to discover where your stone began its journey. This adventure starts with a trip to the De Beers headquarters in London, where you’ll receive your diamond in its rough and uncut form, name your diamond, learn about the unique inscription it will receive, and meet the master craftsman who will hand-cut and polish it to perfection.

    A private tour of The Crown Jewels and dinner with De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier and Forevermark CEO Stephen Lussier in the Tower of London follow. Your journey continues on a vessel off Namibia’s coast, where your diamond was discovered deep within the ocean floor. You’ll then explore rough-diamond sorting houses and a children’s community project, where the local population benefits from Forevermark’s responsible sourcing of diamonds. Upon returning to the United States, you’ll meet with New York jewelry designer Maria Canale to design the ring that will exhibit your diamond.

    Price: $1,850,000

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    The Glass House Experience

    The buyer of this experience will get an overnight stay in the New Canaan, Conn., weekend residence of world-renowned architect and art patron, Philip Johnson. Up to 10 of the buyer's nearest and dearest friends will be invited to eat at Philip Johnson’s table for a locally sourced, multicourse culinary experience as well. All of the proceeds of this purchase will go toward the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation, which supports Club Glass House, a program that provides educational tours to children.

    Price: $30,000

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    Indian Larry's 'Wild Child' Motorcycle

    Handbuilt in Brooklyn, New York, for the Discovery Channel series “Biker Build-Off,” “Wild Child” features Indian Larry's signature dished tank, root beer metal flake paint, twisted down tube frame, and a truly unique engine with a shovelhead front cylinder, panhead rear, and jockey shift. An open belt drive is emblazoned with the “Wild Child” name. Brass accents and a handcarved leather seat in Indian Larry’s likeness complete the picture of this motorized masterpiece.

    A second gift offered by Indian Larry, “Question Everything”, is modeled after his famous “Daddy O” bike, featuring a twisted springer front end, a handmade Indian Larry wishbone frame with a signature mustang tank, 93 cubic-inch shovelhead engine, and hand-painted platinum-leaf flames.

    Price of Indian Larry’s “Wild Child” Motorcycle: $750,000; Price of Indian Larry’s “Question Everything” Motorcycle: $80,000

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    Jeff Koons' Dom Perignon Balloon Venus

    The limited-edition Dom Pérignon’s Balloon Venus is playful, impactful, and signature Jeff Koons. Designed in celebration of the Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003, this incarnation is based on one of the latest works from Koons’ Antiquity series called Balloon Venus (a modern riff on the Venus of Willendorf, which dates back to approximately 23,000 B.C.).

    According to the artist, this version represents the link between past, present, and future vintages of Dom Pérignon, as well as the continuity of the human experience symbolized by Venus.

    Price: $20,000

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    Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante

    The Neiman Marcus 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is one of only 10 in the world. Handbuilt in Gaydon, England, the Vanquish Volante sports a 100 percent carbon fiber shell — the first ever in Aston Martin’s history — allowing for a much lighter car with greater torsional and structural rigidity, while enhancing safety, performance, and handling. A new, naturally aspirated 6.0-liter, V-12 engine produces some 565 horsepower and is tuned to deliver 457 pound-feet of torque, available and accessible throughout the rev range to deliver an enhanced performance feel.

    The engine sends the drive strictly to the rear wheels via a six-speed Touchtronic 2 automatic transmission, making acceleration smooth, steady, and responsive. A three-mode Adaptive Damping System allows you to choose the character of your ride.

    Price: $344,500

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