It's that time of year again: has dropped their annual Christmas Book for us to drool over. Each year, it's packed with their legendary Fantasy Gifts that boast some pretty fantastical price tags, albeit priceless experiences. The 91st edition of the iconic book is particularly over-the-top, offering everything from a private New Year's Eve party for 300 of your closest friends overlooking Time Square to your own collection of personalized handbags from Olympia Le-Tan. Of all the extravagant presents that fill The Christmas Book's pages, here are the five topping our list.
Beauty geeks, beware: This gift will have you emptying your wallet before you realize what you've done. Get the chance to jet off to 's headquarters in Paris and stay at the iconic Four Seasons Hotel George V for two nights. Have a rejuvenating spa day at the brand new Maison Sisley followed by a private lunch with a member of the brand's founding d'Ornano family. The best part? You get to go home with $8,000 worth of customized Sisley products.
If you're a Francophile with a passion for good champagne, you might just need to buy this gift for yourself. Fly first class to Paris before taking a private car to meet the family behind the legendary champagne brand, . Explore their vineyards, sample their reserves, and even create your own cuvée. Finish the day by flying in a helicopter over Champagne and spending the night in a magnificent chateaux. Go home with twelve bottles of each of the five Armand de Brignac champagnes, in addition to your 24 personalized cuvée bottles, each inscribed with the giftee's name, delivered a year later.
Ring in the New Year in serious style with this gift: a private rooftop party for 300 of your closest friends overlooking Times Square. Watch the ball drop from the top of the , 150 premier rooms for you and your guests for two decadent nights of holiday fun. The fully-planned party comes with flowing drinks, a sumptuous meal, and a DJ. We can't think of a more memorable way to welcome 2018.
Go on a two-day, three-night adventure with the witty and wonderful handbag designer, ( a friend of your choosing!). Enjoy a sketch session with the designer, lunch at Le Voltaire, and two nights at the Ritz Paris. But this is the gift that keeps on giving: Every other month for a year, Le-Tan will send you a customized handbag and display case.
Adventure to the world's largest single producer of emeralds, Gemfield's Kagem mine in Zambia, with master jeweler . See how raw emeralds get processed before jetting over to London to spend the day in the studio with Webster, collaborating on a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry featuring a 7.2-carat emerald. Enjoy a private dinner with Webster and his wife, Assia, before heading home to wait for your personalized piece and a signed sketch of the final product.