The Christmas shopping season has officially begun, and Reelz is here to provide a holiday shopping guide for the movie fan on your list. We're starting with James Bond-inspired gifts at every price point, so you'll have some ideas about what to give to the 007 lover in your life.
Baccarat was Bond's go-to casino game in the older movies, but who actually knows how to play? Give the James Bond fanatic on your list a book about the casino game
so he'll know how to play next time he's at a casino.
James Bond and martinis go together like hand and glove, so what's better than than a Cocktail Shaker
to give to a 007 fan?
Another Option for under thirty bucks is the "tactical pen" from Think Geek. It's a functional pen, but it also works as a glass breaker, DNA catcher, and handcuff key. It's a handy item for any aspiring spy.
What could be classier than a gold-tone octopus in a french-cuffed shirt? These Octopussy cuff links
are a great statement piece to add to any Bond-villain fan's outfit for only a little over thirty bucks at The Purple Armadillo store on Amazon.
Just Over $50
This one is for the lady who loves the British super spy. Nail Polish manufacturer OPI
has created a whole line of nail colors inspired by James Bond, and there's a top coat inspired by Man with the Golden Gun
that actually has flecks of 18kt gold. It's available
for around fifty dollars, which may be a little steep for nail color, but what's fifty bucks to a Bond girl?
Make a Bond fan feel like the Bronson-era super spy
with an app-controlled spy tank. Brookstone's Rover
takes pictures, transmits audio and video, and while it may not be inconspicuous enough to do much real spying, it would make it possible to remotely taunt a pet Tomorrow Never Dies
style. For a pricier item with the same basic idea, Brookstone also has a an app-controlled drone quadricopter
that'll set you back around $300. We can't imagine something as noisy as a quadricopter would be truly effective spy equipment, but flying anything with a phone makes a guy feel like he has his own, personal Q setting him up with equipment.
Bollinger has introduced a special edition champagne
in honor of Skyfall
and 50 years of Bond on the big screen. It's a 2002 brut in a chic black bottle that requires a "secret" code (007) to be entered in order to pop the cork. It's available for right under $200 at various online wine retailers
is a special edition set of all 22 bond movies in a very stylish case. Even a 007 fan that owns most of the movies will be sure to like this collection, and though it's a little pricey at around $225 for the Blu-ray version
, the cost per movie still isn't bad.
What better way to emulate a stylish and handsome man than going to the very same haberdasher? Make the man on your list feel like he's an MI6 elite agent by getting him a Tom Ford suit
The purchase will set the gift giver back somewhere in the three or four grand range, but sometimes a suit designed by style icon Tom Ford
can be found on bluefly.com for only around $2,500. Bargain!
The ideal gift for a James Bond fanatic, or really an ideal gift for anyone with a driver's license, is a brand-new Aston Martin. A standard DBS will delight any driver, and we can promise that the recipient won't be disappointed that it's not full of Q's gadgetry.
Images courtesy Williams-Sonoma, Purple Armadillo, Brookstone, Bollinger and Aston Martin.