If you've got $1.5 million lying around, you could spend it all in one place, on one thing: a private plane from Dallas-based Neiman Marcus.
The luxurious department store will surely surprise consumers yet again with the release of The Christmas Book, a holiday shopping guide featuring "fantasy gifts" for the outrageously wealthy, such as His & Hers Island Cars ($65,000 each) and a six-day vacation at a trio of eye-popping English estates ($700,000 -- and yes, you read that right).
The highest-priced item in the book this year is the Cobalt Valkyrie-X, a special edition private plane with cream leather seats and a rose gold exterior finish.
The aircraft, which rings in at a cool $1.5 million, is outlandishly extravagant enough to make even the most generous gift-giver tighten his or her purse strings.
A private plane could run $400,000 to $40 million -- and prices vary widely. So the $1.5 million Valkyrie-X is relatively reasonable by comparison?
The Valkyrie-X has a 350-horsepower engine, which will make it "one of the fastest piston aircraft in the world when it debuts in 2017," according to a Neiman Marcus press release. It seats a pilot plus three passengers and boasts one of the largest one-piece canopies in the world, guaranteeing a great view on each flight.
Hand-stitched leather seats and rose gold controls provide the finishing touch on this aircraft for the chicest of customers.
Each made-to-order private plane is manufactured in California and goes through a nine-month production period before being delivered. So, yeah, it would be something like a "baby" to its wealthy, new owner.
They say you can't put a price on love, but with a price tag this hefty, what else could you buy with $1.5 million? For starters:
- 285,714 venti pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks
- 1,950 iPhone 7 Plus smartphones
- 96 Hermès Birkin bags
- 27 Tiffany Setting 2.5 carat engagement rings from Tiffany & Co
- 6 Ferrari 458 Italia supercars
- Approximately 3 gold bars (at current price of gold/ounce)
- Nearly every other fantasy gift in The Christmas Book 2016 (the remaining nine fantasy gifts total approximately $1.67 million)