Entertainment gift guide for Christmas

27 October 2015

The 25th of December draws closer every day, so if you’re stuck for a present for a difficult friend or relative, then take a look at our round-up for the best entertainment picks.



Bond by Design: The Art of the James Bond Films

This heavyweight will be bound to please any Bond fans who haven’t reached their fill of Spectre. Take a fun-filled ride through an exceptional collection of set, storyboard, vehicle, gadget and costume designs from the unbeatable franchise.

Discover the craft behind some of the most glamorous and inimitable Bond sets, including Stromberg's Atlantis base in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Blofeld’s Volcano Lair in You Only Live Twice (1967). 

Technical drawings and concepts showcase the designs behind flashy Bond gadgets and vehicles, including Bond's Aston Martin DB5. Reel in the fact that this is the first time many of these designs have ever been published, let alone collected in one very handsome book. 

Amazon £22.40 

Read our interview with Monica Bellucci here 

Not seen Spectre yet? Read our review here

Tate membership

For the art lover in your life buy a year-round membership to their favourite gallery. Current exhibitions at the Tate include Frank Auerbach and The World Goes Pop, while future ones scheduled include Georgia O’Keeffe and Francis Bacon.  

Each membership pack is presented in a collectable gift box, designed exclusively by Turner Prize winner Martin Creed for your own little piece of art that you can put on your bookshelf.

Tate Gallery or call 020 7887 8888 £70 

The Rolling Stones Singles Collection: The London Years

Revel in the early bluesy moments of the classic band’s career. Here is proof that class never ages, with snappy, lesser-known tracks such as I Wanna Be Your Man and Heart of Stone. Three musically gold discs form the collection and some of their most well-known songs, such as You Can’t Always Get What You Want and Brown Sugar are also included.

Amazon £17.63

Read our interview with Ronnie Wood here 

Join The Rolling Stones debate here 

Downton Abbey Series 1-6

From the sinking of the Titanic to the Battle of the Somme, sit back and enjoy the equally dramatic moments of the Crawley family and those who serve them. Comfort television at its finest and proudest.

Amazon £39.99 

Read our Downton Abbey prediction game here

Steptoe and Son Complete BBC Series Box Set

The bickering two-some are celebrated here in a special box set that features the amusement and agony of all 57 episodes. Relive the classic theme tune and some stellar dialogue as the awkward couple take on the rag and bone world.

Amazon £21.90 

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