Well it’s that time of year again and if you’re like me you have’t got a clue what to buy anyone. Here we take a look at Bond related gifts to suit all budgets.
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Below we’ll take a look at at range of Bond-related gifts both big and small that are ideal for Bond fans.
Whether it is clothing, books, games, toys or something else entirely, I hope you’ll get enough good ideas to get your Christmas shopping done without fuss so you can get through the holiday period as stress free as possible.
So here we go.
When you take advantage of MI6 Confidential’s 2018 season preorder package offer you get one issue for free.
As a subscriber you’ll receive five magazines as they are released throughout the year and get advance notice of any special (signed) issues or offers.
You’ll also receive a limited edition postcard shipped with the first issue of the magazine and get priority shipping on future magazines as they are released.
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Sunspel’s Riviera polo shirt was tailored for Daniel Craig in Casino Royale and instantly became a classic. Bond wears the navy shirt after returning to the Bahamas from Miami.
The shirt is crafted from a breathable cotton mesh fabric and has only the most essential of details for a clean, contemporary aesthetic.
On the SPECTRE teaser poster, Daniel Craig is wearing a mock turtleneck sweater from N Peal in dark charcoal. During the film he wears exactly the same sweater in the finale but also wears the same model in Lapis Blue earlier in the film.
Buy from: N Peal
Another sweater provided by N Peal that appears in SPECTRE is the grey cable roll neck sweaters made from 100% Mongolian Cashmere.
With the cold snap we’re currently going through, what better way than to keep warm over the winter?
Daniel Craig wears 1950s inspired Setter swim shorts from Orlebar Brown in a brief scene from Skyfall, when Bond swims lengths of his hotel pool after arriving in China.
Although not available as seen on screen in sky blue, you can get them in “riviera”, a slightly darker shade of blue.
Mason & Sons revived the Anthony Sinclair brand and brought back the distinctive “Conduit Cut” seen in Connery’s early films.
You can order the entire Bond look, or choose individual items such as the black knitted silk tie. Not only was a similar tie worn by the Scottish actor, but the literary 007 wore the same style too.
Buy from: Mason & Sons
At the end of Skyfall Daniel Craig wears black leather Bond gloves provided by Dents.
The same gloves are available from Dents website.
In SPECTRE Daniel Craig wears Dents Fleming unlined hairsheep leather driving gloves at the funeral in Rome.
Later he wears them while driving his Aston Martin DB10 at high speed through the Italian capital.
Zippo recently launched a range of 007-themed lighters that make a great pocket sized collectable.
Currently the entire range only seems to be available in the USA and they don’t ship to Europe. If you’ve got friends in the US though you know what to ask for…
Buy from: Amazon.com
While Bond’s Omega watch may be out of your price range, why not upgrade your existing watch with a new strap to give it a little 007-style?
You may have noticed the black and grey striped nylon strap on which James Bond wears his Q-Branch provided Omega watch throughout most of SPECTRE. While the Omega strap is expensive, you can get similar straps at a much more affordable price from Amazon.
In Goldfinger 007 wears his Rolex Submariner on a three colour nylon strap. You can get similar straps from Amazon, again at a very affordable price.
Since its launch back in 2012 to coincide with the release of Skyfall the range of 007 fragrances has continued to grow. Today there are a variety of options for both men and women.
Tom Ford Sunglasses
Tom Ford has been providing clothes and sunglasses for 007 since Quantum of Solace. Several models are still available from both Skyfall and SPECTRE.
Daniel Craig wore Marco FT0144 with silver frame and blue lenses in Skyfall. The correct colour code for the model seen on screen is 18V.
When Bond attends the funeral of Marco Sciarra in SPECTRE he is wearing Snowdon FT0237 in colour Havana 52N. Available in sizes 50 and 52, Daniel Craig wore the smaller size.
Later in Morocco, 007 wears another model from Tom Ford. This times it is the Henry FT0248 Vintage Wayfarer 52A in Havana frame and dark metal.
Bond in Motion
The largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles is located in London’s Covent Garden.
If you haven’t already been this is a must see.
More info: Bond in Motion
Aston Martin driving day
While owning an Aston Martin must remain a dream for most of us, you can at least drive one at an organised track day in the UK.
Buy from: Amazon UK
In SPECTRE Moneypenny and Q meet M in Rules restaurant. Founded in 1798, Rules serves traditional British food and is the oldest restaurant in London.
More info: Rules
Ian Fleming is reputed to have frequented the bar of Dukes Hotel in London’s St James. The cocktails are amazing, including the classic vodka martini and, of course, the Vesper.
More info: Dukes
Books & video
James Bond official calendar
Want to plan your missions for 2018?
What better way to do it than with this calendar featuring images and posters from the film series.
The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond
I first wrote this book about the drinks from Ian Fleming’s books and the films in 2010. This edition is updated to include the drinks from Skyfall.
Licence to Cook
With 007’s drinks already covered, what about finding out about what he eats? Although the films don’t have much in the way of food, the books are full of mouthwatering descriptions of Bond’s meals.
007 Vintage Classics
These recent hardback editions of three of the James Bond books feature brand new artwork, a forward by John Cork plus archive material including correspondence from Ian Fleming.
Buy from: Amazon UK
For anyone who doesn’t yet own all the James Bond movies or wants to upgrade their collection these box sets are ideal.
Some Kind of Hero
A must have for any fan of James Bond. This huge book covers the genesis of the James Bond films and goes into detail on the background to each movie from archived material and interviews by the authors, Mathew Field and Ajay Chowdhury, with the people involved.
Toys & games
If you can’t afford the real thing then make do with one of the various James Bond Scalextric slot racing sets available.
Whether it’s your first Corgi Bond car or a replacement for a battered old DB5, Corgi’s detailed scale models are classics.
A selection of five classic Bond cars designed for that coloured plastic track. Includes Aston Martin DB5 and DBS and a Lotus Esprit.
Show off your knowledge about the 007 movies to family and friends with this special edition of the classic game.
The family favourite has had a 007 makeover.
Remember playing top trumps as a kid?
Well this is a special edition featuring the Bond films.
Bond drinks The Macallan 10 Year Old Fine Oak, 12 Year Old Sherry Oak and Macallan 1962 in Skyfall. Then in SPECTRE he has a bottle of the same company’s 18 year old scotch whisky.
While the original Kina Lillet was an essential ingredient in the Vesper cocktail, it is no longer available. Instead you can use the reformulated Lillet Blanc and optionally add a dash or two of bitters for that authentic taste.
Buy from: Amazon UK
007’s latest vodka is the premium Polish brand, Belvedere. Drink it chilled or, like Bond and Madeleine aboard the train in Morocco, in a dirty vodka martini.
Bollinger RD 2002
Bollinger frequently appears in the Bond films, most recently in SPECTRE. According to Bollinger it is the RD 2002 that is seen. Bond pours two glasses of champagne after killing the two hitmen sent after Lucia Sciarra. And after being captured in Morocco, 007 declines a glass of champagne.
Even more gift ideas
007 gifts from Amazon
Still stuck for ideas. Try the follow links for even more ideas for gifts for all fans of 007!
If you use Amazon frequently I really recommend Amazon Prime.
As well as free, fast delivery you also get films and series on Amazon Video, including the Bond movies. You can try Amazon Prime free for 30 days.
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