Last Updated on September 27, 2022 and reviewed by Gift Ideas Club Team
2022 is a year of milestones for the James Bond franchise. It marks the 60th anniversary of the theatrical release of Dr. No, the first-ever Bond flick. In addition, 2022 will also be the 69th anniversary of Casino Royale, the first book in which Ian Fleming introduced us to the suave, gun-toting, and card-slinging spy.
So, if you have a 007 fanatic in your life, there’s still time to get them the perfect gift before these milestones drop. Here are some top gift ideas recommended by James Bond Fans to help you in your search.
Vintage James Bond Movie Poster
The posters for Bond movies are highly coveted among collectors. This is especially true for original vintage posters, which sell for thousands of dollars in movie memorabilia auctions. If they already have tons of 007 posters at home, you can get the localized versions of the posters made for places like Japan and Germany – as it befits a global spy. You can even get your preferred Bond movie poster printed out and framed as a gift at a fraction of the cost of obtaining an original.
The Real James Bond: A True Story of Identity Theft, Avian Intrigue, and Ian Fleming by Jim Wright
Hardcore Bond fans already have the original novel versions of their favorite films. And if they don’t, it’s easy to get these books online. If you’re looking for a book that a true Bond fan will appreciate, try Jim Wright’s The Real James Bond: A True Story of Identity Theft, Avian Intrigue, and Ian Fleming. It tells the story of the American ornithologist whose name was borrowed by Fleming to create Agent 007. It’s a chronicle of the background, adventures, misadventures, and scientific expeditions of the real-life James Bond – a glimpse into Fleming’s creative process.
The Education of a Poker Player by Herbert O. Yardley
Since the first novel, Bond is portrayed as a killer, whether in the field or at a poker table. These two worlds collide in the book: The Education of a Poker Player by Herbert O. Yardley, an American cryptologist and poker player. If the hardcore 007 fan in your life wants to be like the spy, this is the book that will teach them to play poker like an MI6 agent. As Yardley breaks down the underlying mathematics of poker strategies and rankings, the book provides an insider’s perspective on the most common tips for winning at poker, such as playing a balanced range, keeping emotions in check, and knowing how to bluff. Apart from being a practical book for learning how to play like a top British spy, the introduction to The Education of a Poker Player was also written by Fleming himself.
Classic James Bond Playing Cards
Thematic novelty gifts are common in the Bond fandom. So, if you’re going down this path, you’ll need something beautiful, practical, and classy. These Bond-themed playing cards are just the thing. With stylized decor that uses classic movie elements like the view from the barrel of a gun and the seal for MI6, this unique deck of cards is a must-have for every poker-playing 007 fanatic.
Modern Slim Fit Suit
They say that you should dress for the job that you want. For Bond fans, there’s no better way to step inside the character than by wearing a slick, form-fitting suit. While Bond wears many outfits, the classic dark and toned-down suit has become practically synonymous with the character. With this outfit, it becomes even easier to step into 007’s thrilling world of espionage.
The most hardcore Bond fans can be hard to please. But with these gift ideas, it’ll be easy to impress any aspiring member of her majesty’s secret service.