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Donning a $99,500 jetpack, Santa Clause demonstrates gifts during the unveiling of the Neiman Marcus 2012 Christmas Book in Dallas on Tuesday.

Neiman Marcus a wealth of gifts

The Bulleit Frontier Whisky Woody-Tailgate Trailer is available for purchase for $150,000 in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog.

– Neiman Marcus rolled out its annual Christmas catalog Tuesday, offering a set of “his and hers” watches paired with a trip to Paris and Geneva for just over $1 million to shoppers who aren’t worried about a holiday budget.

The Dallas-based luxury retailer is known for featuring expensive and often outrageous “fantasy gifts” in its Christmas Book. The 86th edition also includes a $354,000 red, special edition McLaren 12C Spider sports car, a $250,000 dinner for 10 featuring four famous chefs and a $100,000 hen house inspired by a French chateau.

Those looking for something a little less pricey might be interested in a walk-on role in Broadway’s “Annie: The Musical,” which goes for $30,000.

The watches from Van Cleef & Arpels are the most expensive item in the catalog and depict scenes from a love story. Figures on both watches move, and the faces are surrounded by diamonds. The woman’s watch strap is silk, the men’s is alligator.

Each watch is “a little work of art,” Neiman Marcus spokeswoman Ginger Reeder said.

The other fantasy gifts include a $150,000 wood-paneled trailer designed for tailgating with a sound system and bar stocked with bourbon and rye; a $99,500 water-propelled jetpack; a $90,000 gaming machine; and a $70,000 video portrait of an owl by artist Robert Wilson.

All are paired with a charity that will benefit from their sale.

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