Shoppers can find their "once upon a time" this holiday season with "his and hers" Van Cleef & Arpels "Poetic Wish" watches, which feature mini works of art on the outside -- one of a man atop the Notre Dame and the other of a woman at the Eiffel Tower. The scenes become animated as the time passes. On the man's watch, a shooting star moves higher in the sky to indicate the passing minutes.
Both watches are encased in 18-karat white gold and set with diamonds and come in handmade mother-of-pearl inlaid wood cabinets.
The fairytale continues with two business-class tickets to Paris and Geneva to tour the Van Cleef & Arpels boutique and watchmaking shops.
But the true "happily ever after" of this million-dollar gift is that $10,000 of the proceeds will go to The Norman Mailer Center, which offers support and other programs to writers.
This year's list of hot toys for the holidays from Timetoplaymag.com lists some hot-ticket items that are likely to be flying off the shelves come Black Friday.