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Gifts For The 007 In Your Life — Only the Coolest Presents Worthy of a Super Secret Agent

James Bond Would Surely Approve

BY // 11.29.23

As I was writing my gift guide entries for men this holiday season, I kept finding spy-ish stuff. Sunglasses, chic safari coats, martini glasses — all the things that James Bond would have in his stylishly appointed bachelor pad. I decided why not create a separate entry for those wanting to gift 007 type items to the boy who has aspirations of being recruited to MI-6 in their life.

These are the 10 Best Gifts for the James Bond in Your Life:

These presents will have him living his best Ian Fleming life. You may want to pop on the classic Diamonds Are Forever movie while perusing this list of rare gifts for your man.

Baccarat Harcourt Talleyrand caviar bowl ($800)

Perfect to have around for late night snacking after a day of saving the planet from a potential nuclear disaster. Like 007 himself, Baccarat crystal has stood the test of time. Craftsmanship is the heart of the glasswork house’s 250-year history. Like a secret agent, Baccarat artisans train more than a decade to master techniques of blowing, cutting, engraving and gilding.

Baccarat Harcourt Talleyrand caviar bowl ($800), available at The Conservatory and theconservatorynyc.com
Baccarat Harcourt Talleyrand caviar bowl ($800), available at The Conservatory and theconservatorynyc.com

Brunello Cucinelli camel suede shearling safari jacket ($10,795)

I truly fell in love with this coat that would look effortlessly stylish either riding in first class on Air France or trekking across the Serengeti.

Greg Natala rectangle Nero box ($315)

Every spy needs a little spot for keeping things like his cufflinks or a flash drive he just stole from a master villain’s lair embedded in a volcano.

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Greg Natala’s rectangle Nero box ($315), available at Forty Five Ten and fortyfiveten.com
Greg Natala’s rectangle Nero box ($315), available at Forty Five Ten and fortyfiveten.com

While at Forty Five Ten consider treating yourself to something else too. Perhaps a dress that will have you looking the part of a Bond girl.

Rohe’s lace turtleneck dress ($695)

This Rohe is endlessly slinky and would look appropriate doing the tango or riding in a Chris-Craft across Lake Como for a picture perfect entrance moment. Great for channeling your inner Pussy Galore.

Rohe’s lace turtleneck dress ($695), available at Forty Five Ten and fortyfiveten.com
Rohe’s lace turtleneck dress ($695), available at Forty Five Ten and fortyfiveten.com

Tom Ford’ Morgan acetate square sunglasses ($470)

Tom Ford’s line epitomizes 007 and a some of his eyewear is the best route to take for everyday spy attire.

Tom Ford’ Morgan acetate square sunglasses ($470), available at Neiman Marcus and neimanmarcus.com
Tom Ford’ Morgan acetate square sunglasses ($470), available at Neiman Marcus and neimanmarcus.com

Tom Ford brown swim trunks ($490)

Tom Ford brown swim trunks ($490), available at select Tom Ford boutiques and mytheresa.com
Tom Ford brown swim trunks ($490), available at select Tom Ford boutiques and mytheresa.com

Echelon 20x70mm Porro binoculars ($999)

What secret agent doesn’t need a great pair of binoculars for spying on the latest villain? This stylish version is also perfect for surveying your West Texas ranch.

Echelon 20x70mm Porro binoculars ($999), available at TKTK
Echelon 20x70mm Porro binoculars ($999), available at TKTK

Breitling Avenger B01 Chronograph ($8,000)

I fell down a rabbit hole looking up the various timepieces that Bond has worn in different movies and ultimately chose the Breitling in 1965’s Thunderball.

Breitling’s Avenger B01 Chronograph ($8,000), available at select Breitling boutiques
Breitling’s Avenger B01 Chronograph ($8,000), available at select Breitling boutiques

Peter Beard’s I’ll Write Whenever I Can ….

This 1961 platinum palladium print photograph (an edition of 15) is available at New York’s Staley Wise Gallery (price upon request). This famed photographer, who passed in 2020, led a life of travel similar to James Bond and often had a leggy model on his arm too.

Peter Beard’s I’ll Write Whenever I Can …, 1961, platinum palladium print photographer (edition of 15) available at Staley Wise Gallery (price upon request)
Peter Beard’s I’ll Write Whenever I Can …, 1961, platinum palladium print photographer (edition of 15) available at Staley-Wise Gallery (price upon request)

2023 Aston Martin vantage coupe ($189,686)

Perhaps the biggest gift on the list and certainly one holiday present that never will be forgotten. Nothing says “Bond, James Bond” like a sports car like this one.

2023 Aston Marton vantage coupe ($189,686), available at Aston Martin Dallas
2023 Aston Marton vantage coupe ($189,686), available at Aston Martin Dallas

Park House membership (price upon request)

A spy needs a hideout. I’m sure 007 has memberships at Annabelle’s and 5H. So go with Texas’ local version (Dallas has a Park House and Houston will get one early in 2004) so that your man has a fitting rendezvous spot for a martini, shaken not stirred.

Rendering of a dining room at Park House Houston
Rendering of a dining room at Park House Houston

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