1960 BEECHCRAFT PLANES
Encouraging customers to give real bundles of love, NM
Both sped along the skyways at more than three miles a presented Shar-Pei puppies. The heritage of these rare and
minute, and both were available in a choice of color, style, beautiful creatures can be traced as far back as the Han
and cabin arrangement—with any number of combinations Dynasty in China (206B.C.–A.D.220).
of individual navigation equipment.
WOODEN STEER OR HORSE DESK 1984
1962 JUNK FOR CHRISTMAS
Our inspired idea: Give a real Chinese junk, made in Hong
For the dedicated horsewoman, we offered the services
of artist Michael Speaker to create her favorite animal or
a fantasy one. For the cattleman: one singular, life-size
Kong to the finest U.S. yacht standards, in a choice of bright
colors or natural wood. Thirty feet long, the boats featured
teakwood decks, mahogany planking, and three sails.
Our 25th anniversary His & Hers gift was a magnificent pair
of yellow diamonds. The rectangular, starburst-cut 56-carat
diamond was the largest ever to be certified “intensely
HOT-AIR BALLOONS natural yellow” by the Gemological Institute of America. Its
HIS & HERS We offered an escape from the maddening throngs in the mate, a 21-carat pear-shaped natural yellow diamond, was SREH & SIH
solitude of free-flying balloons—one for him, and one for certified as flawless.
her. Easy to inflate, easy to land. Wasn’t Christmas fun?
VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES 1992
For people wanting to slow down, we would fly a pair of
For Neiman Marcus customers, motorcycle maestro Dale
Walksler would scout for, secure, and style a1939–1942
Harley-Davidson to specifications. All options, from colors to
type of transmission, were the customer’s to decide, and the
the slowest, surest beasts on the land from California to the mechanical condition was top-notch.
private oasis of their choice.
BREATHING OBSERVATION BUBBLES 1994
1971 MUMMY CASES
For him and her: the gift of gifts from the land of mother Nile.
It was a new dimension in sub-aqua adventures. Bellaqua’s
Breathing Observation Bubble, known as BOB, allowed for
spectacular visibility of colorful underwater life at depths of
These ancient relics were richly adorned and approximately up to 40 feet—without disturbing the environment.
2,000 years old.
CRACKER JACK PRIZES 1998
Remember the thrill of finding the prize in a box of Cracker
Jack®? That was the idea behind this selection of very special
DIRIGIBLES prizes in authentic Cracker Jack boxes. His: A pair of limited-
A gift that had them floating on air—our colorful, hot-air edition silver vermeil and enamel cuff links in the shape of the
dirigibles promised to help recipients rise above it all. traditional Cracker Jack box. Hers: An 18-karat gold ring with
a ruby, emerald, or sapphire in place of the plastic “jewel.”
Designed and built at International Robotics, these two
We gave customers the option of providing a foster home
multifunctional robots were the most advanced adult-size
for an engaging pair of young ostriches until time for transfer
interactive remote-controlled versions out there. With on-
to a favorite zoo or wildlife park. Or, the option to adopt the
board computers for user-friendly functionality in daily use,
babies and build a “herd” of their own.
they stood nearly six feet tall.