We’ve gathered some intelligence on gifts you never knew existed.
Candleholder Flashlight, $40
Pals who are constantly in the dark can finally shine a light on things with a matte gray candlestick that flips over to become a flashlight. (Also handy for Clue reenactments.)
Wine Bottle Umbrella, $18
Not totally dissimilar from an actual 1978 model used to shoot poison onto a London street, the umbrella (masquerading as a bottle of wine) will keep those out and about from getting soaked. The cleverly designed bottleneck also doubles as a brolly handle.
KGB Flask, $15
Known for spilling secrets after one drink too many? Loose-lipped confidants will be reminded not to when sipping from a metal flask emblazoned with the Soviet security agency’s seal.
Survival Tool, $5
The credit card-size stainless steel gizmo is ideal for those just trying to make it through the holidays alive. Eleven tools — including a can opener, screwdriver, ruler, wrench, and knife-edge — are easily concealed inside any wallet.
The Real Spy’s Guide to Becoming a Spy, $17
From historical facts to exercises calculating one’s ability in the field, director of the International Spy Museum and former CIA operative Peter Earnest’s book touches on everything a budding agent wants to know. Just think how much nosy nieces and nephews will learn.
International Spy Museum Store, 800 F Street Northwest, between 8th and 9th Streets (202-393-7798 or spymuseumstore.org).
Photo: Courtesy of the International Spy Museum
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