"Christmas comes only once a year", as Pierce Brosnan once remarked, but on Bond Lifestyle it is always time to celebrate and give that special gift to your loved one! Bond Lifestyle lists some popular Bond items. There's a present for each budget!
Gift idea: OPI nailpolish SkyFall collection
The perfect gift for your Bond girl: the OPI nailpolish range inspired by the Bond films and SkyFall in particular. The promotional ads and displays for the OPI SkyFall collection feature Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe (Severine in SkyFall).
Most of the colors are nice and dark, but don't seem to have much to do with the movie they were 'inpsired' by. The most original product is the OPI The Man With The Golden Gun version, which contains real flecks of 18kt gold (although for $28, don't expect those flecks to be very big) and it comes in collectible gold container.
The OPI Skyfall / James Bond Winter 2012 Collection nail polish colors consists of the following products:
OPI Casino Royale
OPI Die Another Day
OPI The World Is Not Enough
OPI Tomorrow Never Dies
OPI The Living Daylights
OPI The Spy Who Loved Me
OPI The Man with the Golden Gun 18k Top Coat
OPI Live and Let Die
OPI On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
OPI You Only Live Twice
OPI James Bond Bond-ettes Mini Set (Golden Eye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World Is Not Enough, Live and Let Die)
A full set of all colors is available as well, for example on Amazon.co.uk for £119.
The individual bottles are available on Amazon for $8.45 (USA) / £9.95 (UK), €12 (Geramny), and the Bond-ettes for $12.45 (USA) / 10.95 (UK) and The Man With The Golden Gun version for $28 / £29.95 / €45.
Gift idea: 007 On The Rocks
'007 On the Rocks: A Guide to the Drinks of James Bond' by Stephen Kurr is a practical easy-to-use guidebook covering the unique world of James Bond libations. It contains every aspect of amateur mixology a Bond enthusiast needs to know.
The book contains:
- More than fifty 007 inspired drink recipes, from Dr. No to Quantum of Solace
- Exclusive champagnes of James Bond chapter
- The drinks of Ian Fleming's short stories
- Special "Q" mixology chapter
- The Author's own creation: the Tiffany Case martini
- Foreword by Bond aficionado David Zaritsky
007 On the Rocks: A Guide to the Drinks of James Bond is based on the extensive firsthand experience of the author, an amateur mixologist with a penchant for James Bond trivia.
007 On the Rocks: A Guide to the Drinks of James Bond is a definite must for all James Bond fan's personal library. See the table of contents and read the first few pages of the guide with the preview feature on Amazon.com.
Gift idea: Bond 50 on Blu-Ray
For the first time available: the Blu-Ray set of 50 years of Bond - all 22 Bond films on Blu-ray neatly packaged into one cool, sleek collectable box-set, 122 hours of bonus material and even an empty space where you add the SkyFall DVD after its dvd release. Don't have a Blu-Ray player? Get the DVD version of Bond 50 ($99) or add a Blu-Ray Player (from $47) to your order.
BOND 50 marks the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray.
The BOND 50 collection also provides two all-new pieces that spotlight the history of 007. “The World of Bond” takes a look at the style and attitude that is signature to Bond; pulling together the cars, the women, the villains and the music that have been a staple of these films for the past 50 years. “Being Bond” profiles the six distinguished actors that have had the honor of portraying 007.
Additional bonus content in the BOND 50 collection includes cast and crew commentaries, the behind-the-scenes making of each film, in-depth interviews with every actor that played Bond, a closer look at the exotic locations as shot on-the-set, the women of Bond, the villains of Bond, Bond’s cars and gadgets, music videos and much, much more!
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Gift idea: James Bond 50th Anniversary Postcards
A collection of 100 James Bond-themed postcards (each card is different!) in a collectible and stylish box. Taken from the James Bond archives, the postcards feature 007 posters, production art and images of the famous costumes and props from the films including Bond's cars, gadgets and weapons.
DK's James Bond 50th Anniversary: 100 Postcards from the James Bond Archives celebrates the world's ultimate superspy in a truly unique fashion.
Gift idea: Scalextric James Bond 007 SkyFall Set
Scalextric has released their SkyFall movie tie-in scale race sets. With the two James Bond cars featured in SkyFall, an Aston Martin DB5 and a black Range Rover, chase scenes can be re-enacted on the track using the gravity defying flying leap.
Scalextric James Bond 007 Skyfall Set
A chicane and crossroads form part of the extended figure-of-eight for endless dare-devil manoeuvres. The ramps and chicane can change position for a different challenge.
The Scalextric 1:32 scale James Bond 007 Skyfall Set (C1294) has a total track length of 532cm (200") and the space needed for the track is 210 x 140cm (82" x 55"). The set features an Aston Martin DB5 and a Range Rover both as featured in the film SkyFall.
Micro Scalextric James Bond Skyfall
A smaller set, the Micro Scalextric James Bond 007 Skyfall Set (G1083) is also available. This set features an Aston Martin DB5 and the Aston Martin DBS from Quantum of Solace. The track measures 370cm (145") (space needed: 120 x 68cm / 82" x 26") and can be formed into 5 different shapes.
Buy the Micro SkyFall set on Amazon.co.uk (£43).
Limited Edition Twinpack
Also available wil be a stunning Limited Edition James Bond 007 Skyfall Twinpack of cars (C3268A) – limited to 3500 pieces, more about this soon.
Gift idea: Sunspel Navy Blue Polo Shirt
In the 2006 Bond movie Casino Royale, Daniel Craig wears several Sunspel shirts. Most notable the blue poloshirt as seen in the picture on the left. Based on a classic 1950s Sunspel design made for the Italian Riviera, this polo shirt is 100% cotton and warp knitted on old lace machines. The garment is a classic, fitted retro design available in navy, black and russet (red).
Lindy Hemming - costume designer Casino Royale: "I have dressed so many different characters in film and theatre in Sunspel because they are classic, timeless and beautifully made. With Daniel Craig as the new Bond, I thought it would be a perfect collaboration of quality and Britishness to ask Sunspel to create all his t-shirts, polo shirts and underwear. He looks very sexy and happy in their clothing."
Gift idea: On the tracks of 007
All James Bond film locations in one unique travel guide! Dutch 007 connoisseur Martijn Mulder has written a unique field guide to the exotic James Bond filming locations around the world.
Four time Bond director Guy Hamilton contributed a foreword for the book, which is published by DMD Digital. Filled with historical background information, travel directions and location photographs, 'On the tracks of 007' brings you as close to the filming locations as you can get, enabling you to relive your favourite James Bond scenes AND travel the world within the turn of a page.
Together with his co-author, the late Dirk Kloosterboer from Germany, Mulder spent many family holidays researching, finding, mapping out and photographing all the locations ever used in the James Bond films. These - often spectacular - findings were turned into 30 detailed travel stories and for many years formed the heart of one of the longest running Bond related websites on the Net, onthetracksof007.com. With Bond mania about to peak (the release of the new Bond film Quantum Of Solace is later this year), Mulder edited the stories and 665 photographs, presenting a one-of-a-kind field guide that will definitely please fans, travellers, film buffs and adventurers from around the world.
The 288-page book lists all used locations from Dr. No (1962) to Casino Royale (2006) and includes information on the 2008 Bond film Quantum Of Solace.
Additionally, a full listing is included of all hotels ever used in the Bond films.
Gift idea: Mink Glove
A Mink Glove is used by Sean Connery in the movie Thunderball.
After making love to Patricia Fearing (Molly Peters) in the steam room at 'Shrublands', he tries to relax her on the bed, massaging her with the Mink Glove, explaining: Bond: "Mink. It reduces the tensions." Fearing: "Not mine."
Black Mink Gloves, inspired by the James Bond movie, are available at Minkglove.com.
- CBS/FOX video version omits the scene immediately after Bond traps Lippe in the sauna, where Bond is massaging Pat with the mink glove.
- A scene where Bond receives a massage from Fearing was shot but not used in the film, and replaced by the scene where Bond gives the massage.
Gift idea: Bond on Set: Filming SkyFall
Since Die Another Day, authorised Bond stills photographer Greg Williams has released a behind the scenes photoalbum of each Bond film, and this year will be no different. Bond on Set: Filming SkyFall takes you behind the scenes on the set of SkyFall, the 23rd Bond movie.
The book features unique images of the main actors including Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris and Albert Finney. Candid shots of the cast and sequences feature many of the movie's impressive set pieces. The first published book to reveal the stars, locations and set pieces, Bond on Set: Filming SkyFall is a stylish souvenir of a soon-to-be classic movie.