James Bond gifts

With Christmas fast approaching it is time to look at some of our favourite Bond related products with links to help you find them online.

1. The James Bond Encyclopedia

James Bond EncyclopediaPublished in September, the James Bond Encyclopedia by John Cork and Collin Stutz features more than 300 pages packed with information and photos about every conceivable aspect of the James Bond universe from Dr No to Casino Royale. No Bond fan should be without!

The James Bond Encyclopedia is published by Dorling Kindersley and available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

2. Casino Royale Poker Sets

Casino Royale deluxe poker setAfter supplying the playing cards and poker chips that appear in the film, Belgium playing card manufacturer Cartamundi has the exclusive licence to provide Casino Royale branded casino products. In addition to playing cards, they produced two great poker sets – a deluxe version in a wooden presentation box and a travel set.

Both the Casino Royale Deluxe Poker Set and Casino Royale Travel Poker set is available with free delivery within Europe from Play.com.

3. Kina Lillet

Kina Lillet's successsor - Lillet BlancLillet Blanc as it is now known became a surprise hit after appearing in Casino Royale. It is an essential ingredient in the Vesper martini that Bond devises during a card game. Originating in late 19th century France, Kina Lillet was a devised as a wine based tonic containing quinine, giving it a distinctive bitterness. Although the brand has since been reformulated to reduce the bitterness it has seen a huge increase in demand since first appearing in Casino Royale.

Lillet Blanc is rather difficult to source in many countries, but the good news is that it is available online from The Drink Shop (UK) and Morrell Wine (USA) straight to your front door.

4. Algerian Love Knot

Vesper wore an intriguing piece of jewellery throughout the Casino Royale, prompting Bond to comment on it, as well as its later absence. Although the piece is available from the original designer, it is prohibitively expensive, but a budget version is also available from Emitations.

More info on Vesper’s Algerian love knot

5. Omega Planet Ocean

One object that always fascinates collectors is Bond’s choice of timepiece. In Casino Royale he actually wore two watches supplied by Omega, including the Planet Ocean.

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2 Responses to “James Bond gifts”

  • NewDeep

    Beg, steal, or best, buy here! Magnificent collectibles!

  • Chris Edwards

    Keep sending newa letters.My Godson (7years of age)is an avid fan.If anything comes up that is appropriate I take it up to him. Thank you

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