In 1976, the year of America’s bicentennial, Neiman-Marcus hit a perfect note for their his and hers gift – real live Buffalos.
Suitably unique, patriotic and ecological all at once, Neiman’s would have two buffalo calves (male and female, of course) delivered right to your doorstep. Or, more plausibly a ranch or someplace that the buffalo could roam. For a mere $11,750, you could take pride in doing your part in restoring a symbol of America, and certainly no one else was likely to duplicate your gift idea, or to regift these to someone else (except perhaps a zoo.)
On the other hand — if you liked furry animals but weren’t feeling so ecologically-minded, there were fur coats for sale. Not to worry, these were Russian sable, so your American conscience is clean. Your pocketbook is cleaned out too, as prices topped out at $45,000. Happy Holidays!