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Saks Fifth Avenue Unveils Five Magical Holiday Gifts

- Proceeds from the sale of each extraordinary gift to benefit St. Jude

Children's Research Hospital -

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Saks Fifth Avenue announced that it has created five exclusive, over-the-top luxury gifts available for purchase beginning October 22. A portion of each gift sold will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Each extravagant gift was inspired by the kids of St. Jude. Saks Associates visited the hospital last summer carrying crayons, magazine clippings, paper and paste, and asked the children to create drawings and collages that reflect their hopes and dreams. Each of the five gifts embodies the come-to-life fantasy gift, vacation or future career of a St. Jude child as depicted in their artwork.

A detailed description of each gift is presented in Saks' first holiday catalog, Snow or Never, which will arrive in homes this month.

* A Driver's Dream. Own the first-ever SLR Mercedes-Benz Roadster

Convertible. You'll fly to Monaco for the 2008 Formula One race and

take private lessons from the pros at the Circuit Paul Richard

Racetrack in Provence, France. VIP accommodations and flights included.

Cost: $520,000, of which $10,000 will be donated to St. Jude Children's

Research Hospital.

* Live the Rock Star Life. Enjoy front row seats at the kickoff concert

of Matchbox Twenty's US tour. You'll have the chance to meet Grammy-

winning singer Rob Thomas and his band, and you'll get an autographed

guitar to take home. Three nights of first-class accommodations and

flights for two people included. Cost: $25,000, of which $5,000 will be

donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

* Sun, Sea, and Spices. Travel to Bora Bora and go on a deep sea fishing

adventure with world-renowned chef Jean Georges Vongerichten, who will

then prepare a VIP dinner at his Lagoon Restaurant. You will also get a

private tour of Robert Wan's Black Pearl Museum. First class airfare

for two people, a night in Tahiti and deluxe accommodations at the

luxurious St. Regis Resort, Bora Bora all included. Cost: $115,000, of

which $5,000 will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

* Fairytale Weekend. Have a weekend in New York City like no other.

Create a customized ring with jewelry designer Temple St. Clair and

formulate your very own fragrances for him and her with Bond No. 9

founder Laurice Rahme. You'll also dine at Gramercy Tavern and go on a

private shopping spree at Saks Fifth Avenue before the store opens.

First class airfare and a suite for two at the famed Plaza Hotel all

included. Cost: $60,000, of which $5,000 will be donated to St. Jude

Children's Research Hospital.

* The World in Your Hands. Customize Saks Fifth Avenue's musical snow

globe by choosing landmarks, figures and music that are meaningful to

you. You'll receive 5 snow globes to share with family and friends.

Cost: $3,000, of which $1,000 will be donated to St. Jude Children's

Research Hospital.

About Thanks and Giving(R) and St. Jude:

Now in its fourth year, Thanks and Giving asks customers to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not." This unique national campaign raises funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help save children's lives in communities everywhere. St. Jude was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas and is the world's epicenter of childhood catastrophic disease treatment and research. No child is ever turned away because of a family's inability to pay. St. Jude pays for all costs of treatment, travel, food, and lodging for patients and one family member. In addition, 85 cents of each dollar St. Jude receives goes directly to research and treatment.

About Saks Fifth Avenue:

Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and home furnishings, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 54 full-line stores in 25 states, 2 licensed stores in the Middle East in Dubai and Riyadh, 49 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and, the company's online store.

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