Well it’s that time of year again and if you’re like me you haven’t got a clue what to buy anyone. Here we take a look at James Bond Christmas gifts to suit all budgets.
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While some of the items on this list will be beyond the pocket of many Bond fans we’ll start with a few affordable stocking fillers that should fit most budgets.
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MI6 Confidential magazine
When you take advantage of MI6 Confidential’s 2020 season pre-order package offer you get one issue for free. With No Time to Die being released next year it’s the perfect time to subscribe.
Official 007 Calendar
Moleskine 007 notebooks
Record anything important in your life in this range of hardcover notebooks embossed with the 007 logo from Moleskine. The range is available in three different designs and measures 5″ x 8.25″.
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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?
In Goldfinger 007 wears his Rolex Submariner on a three colour nylon strap. You can get similar straps from for a very affordable price (Amazon UK | Amazon.com). And the Omega 007 wears throughout most of SPECTRE has black and grey striped nylon strap. While the official Omega strap is exorbitantly priced you can get affordable straps too (Amazon UK | Amazon.com).
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.
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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.
N Peal’s link to James Bond began in Skyfall, when he defended Skyfall Lodge dressed in one of their blue sweaters.
Then on the SPECTRE teaser poster Daniel Craig wears a mock turtleneck sweater in dark charcoal. He also wears a grey cable roll neck sweater in cashmere. Since then N Peal has launched its 007 Cashmere Collection, with items based on knitwear from a number of the older films, which you can read about here.
N Peal website
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”, which is a slightly darker shade. However, earlier this year the company also launched a 007 collection with reimagined items from selected Bond films.
Orlebar Brown website
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.
Mason & Sons website
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.
Tom Ford has provided clothes and sunglasses for 007 since Quantum of Solace. Several models of sunglasses are still available from both Skyfall and SPECTRE. Daniel Craig wore Marco FT0144 with silver frame and blue lenses in Skyfall with colour code 18V (Amazon UK | Amazon.com).
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 (Amazon UK | Amazon.com). 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 (Amazon UK | Amazon.com).
And while it is not confirmed that he will wear them in No Time to Die, Daniel Craig was seen on and off set wearing the Vuarnet Legend 06 (Vuarnet).
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.
Bond in Motion website
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.
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.
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.
Dukes Bar website
Books & video
The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond
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.
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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.
You can also buy the Daniel Craig Bond films on 4K HD.
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.
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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.
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.
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
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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Visit the office 007 Store for even more gift ideas including keyrings, replica props and even a SPECTRE wine stopper.
Official 007 Store
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