Make Your Mans Christmas

Oct 8 07:28 2012 Alexander A Print This Article

Christmas is approaching, get out the shopping lists!
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With Christmas only 12 weeks away,Guest Posting the usual shopping lists begin to occupy our minds. Unfortunately, the men often get a bum deal receiving the usual pile of socks, undergarments and unwanted woolly jumpers. This year, rather than getting them a wild pair of leopard print clogs for women (just to be different you understand), think outside the box.


Becoming Bond


Most men want to be James Bond. Who wouldn't with all that high paced action, sleek cars and Bond girls falling into his arms at the the mere mention of "The name's Bond, James Bond." Ian Fleming's delectable spy has truly stood the test of time with 23 films in the canon of work and this year is the 50th anniversary of the first screening of Dr. No. To celebrate, Christies, the infamous auctioneers are hosting a James Bond auction. They have taken props, jewellery, books, and clothes from each of the films in a bid to raise money for 12 charities. Christie's director Nicolette Tomkinson said the aim was to offer a broad spectrum of prices - "we hope to make memorabilia from the 23 Bond films accessible to all."  


The auction will include an invitation only evening, where stars will bid over items ranging from sleek dresses, first edition posters and even the delectable six-litre Aston Martin used in Quantum of Solace. But if you (like the rest of us) doubt you'll get an invite, then there is also an online auction with no reserve and bids starting at only $50.


The items are as varied as Bond girls' bikinis and some are just downright crazy. Imagine paying $3,500 for a small pretend circuit board that was used by Scaramanaga in The Man with the Golden Gun. Less crazy perhaps is the opportunity to buy his belt which has space for two gold (not real) bullets. Imagine their faces when they unwrap that on Christmas day. True, the Tarot cards used in Live and Let Die might not hold much appeal, but what about a three-piece dinner suit worn by the psychopath in Casino Royale. Or even Daniel Craig's La Perla trunks as he emerged from the Caribbean. Could this be the best Christmas morning ever? You can peruse the online auction straight away but can't start bidding until the 28th September.


Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury & George Harrison


If this has got your mind somersaulting with ideas, then head to Bonhams, the film and music memorabilia auctioneers for more inspiration. They've got George Harrison's iconic black leather jacket up for auction with a estimated price tag of $100,000 - $140,000. Maybe Michael Jackson is your man's idol and two of his trademark fedora hats are up for grabs with estimates of between $3,000 - $4,000. Whatever your budget, look to your partner's film idols for inspiration this Christmas.

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