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As 007 fans know all too well, no big-budget film in recent memory has been plagued by more setbacks and delays than “No Time to Die.” In fact, long before the coronavirus pandemic wrecked havoc on studio release dates, the 25th entry in the James Bond ran into trouble when original director Danny Boyle parted ways with producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson over creative differences. The end result has left Bond fans disappointed and frustrated; a feeling that’s likely to persist until the film finally debuts in early April, 2021.
Fortunately, however, a wide array of fun and exciting 007-themed gifts are available to help ease moviegoers’ misery. So while the world waits for the inevitable release of Daniel Craig’s final 007 adventure, here is our list of must-have holiday gifts for the lucky Bond fan in your life.
James Bond Blu-Ray Collection
Currently the most up-to-date 007 Blu-ray collection on the market, this attractive box-set comes complete with the first 24 Bond movies in one convenient package. Divided into three individual plastic cases that fit snuggly in a thick cardboard slipcase, the collection also includes a slick mini-booklet illustrating the various poster designs of the franchise, along with a wonderfully comprehensive 90-minute documentary titled “Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.” Unlike other James Bond Blu-ray collections, this set also contains downloadable digital versions of each official film in the series.
Like the cultured author who created him, James Bond is a man with an exquisite taste for fashion. And that holds true for the elegant eyewear that he’s worn throughout the long-running film series. In “No Time to Die,” Bond sports a pair of meticulously crafted Barton Perreira men’s Norton tortoiseshell sunglasses. The round frames feature a keyhole bridge and offer 100% UVA/UVB protection, which makes them perfect if you’re tracking a sinister megalomaniac in an especially sunny climate. Naturally, each pair is inscribed with a small 007 on the temple tip, and comes packaged in a limited edition 007 box.
Special Edition 007 Omega Seamaster Men’s Watch
If money is no object, then this special edition 007 Omega Seamaster men’s watch is perhaps the ultimate James Bond gift. Worn by Daniel Craig in several of the recent Bond films – including “No Time to Die” – this astonishingly attractive timepiece doesn’t come equipped with an exploding alarm function the way it did in “Spectre,” but that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the steep price tag. Made of lightweight Grade 2 Titanium, its design is noticeably thinner than the standard Seamaster Diver models, making it perfect to wear with a tuxedo or a Kevlar combat suit.
007 ‘Thunderball’ Mid-Length Swimming Shorts
Much of the spectacular action in 1965’s “Thunderball” took place underwater, with Bond battling dozens of scuba-diving enemies. If you happen to find yourself on a similar deep-sea adventure, this pair of tailored men’s swim trunks from Orlebar Brown will allow you to snorkel in style.
‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ Collectors Pin
Does the gift recipient on your holiday list root for Bond’s villains more than the hero? Then this collectible Golden Gun pin will make an ideal accessory on their white dinner jacket or fancy cocktail dress. Depicting the signature weapon of diabolical assassin Francisco Scaramanga – as it appeared in the popular 1997 “GoldenEye” video game – the small metal pin will provide a subtle Bondian accent to any outfit.
‘Bond’ Wool Blend Peacoat
When the world met Daniel Craig’s James Bond in “Casino Royale” he was wearing this peacoat. Before the Brioni tuxes and Tom Ford dinner jackets it was this classic coat that introduced the newly minted 007. After the peacoat reappeared in “Skyfall” designer Billy Reid reissued the past style, so it would (hopefully) never run out of stock again. This slim-fit, black coat features is 80% wool and features a front double-breasted closure.
BMT 216A – Short Sleeve T-Shirt
When James Bond’s gleaming Aston Martin DB5 made its grand entrance in “Goldfinger,” it instantly became one of cinema’s most famous vehicles. Loaded with secret gadgets and hidden weapons, the car even came equipped with a nifty rotating license plate in case 007 happened to find himself driving in the UK, France, or Switzerland. Bond’s British plate number – BMT 216A – is featured on this handsome cotton T-shirt created by unofficial Bond clothing and merchandize designer Q Branch Media.
‘Shaken Not Stirred’ Art
No other Bond actor combined mischievous humor and debonair charm quite like the legendary Sir Roger Moore, and this wonderfully candid black & white portrait by photographer Peter Ruck captured the star at his dashing best. Titled “Shaken Not Stirred,” it presents Moore in mid-sip, with his signature raised eyebrow providing a playful grace note to the image. Like the iconic behind-the-scenes shot of Sean Connery leaning leisurely against the Aston Martin DB5 while filming “Goldfinger” in Switzerland, this framed portrait will add a touch of class to any Bond fan’s living room.
‘From Russia with Love’ Japanese Movie Poster
Few film franchises have done more to revolutionize the art of poster design than the 007 series has, and this dynamic “From Russia with Love” poster that graced Japanese movie theaters in 1964 is one of the most stunning examples. Cleverly combining key images and details from Sean Connery’s second Bond adventure into a stylized collage, this poster belongs framed on the wall of every 007 fan with an eye for art. It’s available in three print sizes or on a professionally hand-stretched canvas.
Bond Playing Cards
Relive the excitement of James Bond’s high-stakes Texas hold ‘em poker game from “Casino Royale” with this recently released 007-themed deck created by Waddingtons of London, one of the United Kingdom’s most historic card designers. Featuring classic Bond movie posters from around the world – including Germany’s eye-catching “Moonraker” poster and Japan’s flashy “Licence to Kill” poster – these cards are the perfect stocking stuffer for the secret agent on your gift list.
‘The Goldfinger Files’
Bursting with never-before-seen photographs and previously unpublished documents and archival material, “The Goldfinger Files” is a handsome hardcover tome that offers the definitive visual history of the film’s iconic Alpine car chase sequence. Beautifully edged with shimmering gold foil, and containing original typed screenplay pages and candid, behind-the-scenes pictures, this oversized book will transport longtime Bond fans back to 1964 with its impressive attention to detail.
‘Diamonds Are Forever’ Die-cast 1971 Ford Mustang Model Car
James Bond has driven some of the most exciting vehicles on four wheels while pursuing madmen bent on world domination, and the candy-apple red Ford Mustang Mach 1 that he drove in “Diamonds Are Forever” is one of the most impressive. Help your gift recipient recreate 007’s wild Las Vegas joyride by purchasing them this authentically detailed 1/18 scale die-cast model.
Moonraker Funko Pop! Figurine
Sir Roger Moore’s blockbuster Bond films delighted moviegoers with their cheeky humor and wild special effects, and no title crystalizes that more than the over-the-top adventure “Moonraker.” Still one of the most financially successful entries in the franchise, this sci-fi spy thriller saw Ian Fleming’s earthbound hero trading in his signature tuxedo for a gleaming silver space suit. Popular toy company Funko pays tribute to the 1979 box office hit with this charming vinyl figurine that captures 007 at his outrageous best.
Jaws Metal Teeth Replica
With the possible exception of Goldfinger’s deadly manservant Oddjob, no other henchman in the 007 series has captured moviegoers’ imaginations quite like the towering killer named Jaws. Loosely based on a metal-toothed man who menaced Bond in Ian Fleming’s novel “The Spy Who Loved Me,” the character became a superhuman assassin capable of biting through steel cables when portrayed by 7ft 2in actor Richard Kiel in the 1976 film adaptation. Fans of the lethal behemoth will jump for joy if they happen to find this replica of Jaws’ gleaming grin in their holiday gift pile. Just be sure not to place them in your own mouth, as they’re intended for display purposes only.
Jack the Bulldog
M’s parting gift for Bond in “Skyfall,” no matter what happens Jack the Bulldog will always survive. According to the vendors at Royal Doulton, Jack will indeed be returning for “No Time to Die” so the latest version of this china canine has a few marks to show his long journey. This survivor will be presented in a “No Time To Die” special gift box with a certificate of authenticity.
‘No Time to Die’ Souvenir Stamps
One of the running jokes throughout the 007 series is that James Bond is an authority in virtually everything, from wine and caviar, to firearms and microchip production, to exotic fish and lepidoptery (the study of butterflies and moths). So it’s safe to assume that philately (the study of postage stamps) would fall within his purview of expertise as well. For Bond fans looking to expand their own knowledge on the subject, this limited edition “No Time to Die” stamp collection issued by Britain’s Royal Mail is the best place to start. Containing 10 first class self-adhesive stamps depicting characters and images from the latest Bond film, the set comes in a stylish souvenir folder.
The Real James Bond: A True Story of Identity Theft, Avian Intrigue, and Ian Fleming
It’s common knowledge among 007 fans that Ian Fleming borrowed the name of a highly respected American ornithologist when it came time to christen the main character of his literary spy series. What is less well known is the biographical story of the real James Bond. Born to a wealthy family, but financially cut off while in his twenties, the birding Bond lived a remarkably exciting life of his own, filled with shotgun-toting adventures and island-hopping expeditions in the name of science. His colorful biography is brilliantly chronicled in author Jim Wright’s fascinating new book “The Real James Bond: A True Story of Identity Theft, Avian Intrigue, and Ian Fleming.”
‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ Hardcover Illustrated Edition
Originally published in 1963, Ian Fleming’s thrilling 10th Bond novel is the latest release from the famed British publishing company the Folio Society. Gorgeously illustrated by award-winning London-based artist Fay Dalton, this hardcover edition of “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” comes elegantly bound in blocked cloth and fits snuggly in a collector’s slipcase, making it an essential addition to every Bond fan’s personal library. Previous titles in the Folio Society’s lavish Bond series include “Casino Royale,” “Dr. No,” and “The Spy Who Loved Me.”