March 1, 2024

’Tis the season to be spexy! So be sure to buy your friends and loved ones (or yourself) our favorite holiday gift: eyewear, of course! After all, everyone—dudes and ladies of all ages and personalities—could always use a fresh pair of sunnies or specs to spice up their wardrobes. We’ve made it easy for you to find the perfect set of frames for all your pals with our holiday gift guide. We’ve handpicked some of the season’s best for everyone on your list. Check it out below.

Adrenaline Chaser

Keep the Adrenaline Chaser in your life fashionable, yet sporty, by purchasing them a pair of athlete-friendly shades or goggles. Regardless of what activity they enjoy—whether it be cycling, hiking, snowboarding, skiing or just exploring nature—all outdoor fiends must protect their prized peepers from the elements! And they can look awesome while doing so. From their sleek shapes to their vibrant frame and lens colorations, all of these sunnies are sure to ramp up any adventurer’s look!

From top to bottom: Hobie Polarized (Olas); Optic Nerve (Boreas); Maui Jim (Pearl City); Tommy Bahama (TB6024); SPY (Bias); Kaenon (Hard Kore)

Seasoned Book Worm

Who doesn’t love to hole up inside with a darn good book? Getting lost in an extraordinary story is the best pastime of all—but reading that teeny tiny font isn’t as easy as it used to be for mom and dad. So why not help out the over 40 crowd see and look better with a chic pair of reading glasses? Be a studious gift-giver and help your Seasoned Book Worm get their nose back in a book by buying them a pair of these great readers.

From top to bottom: Cinzia Designs (Con Man); Foster Grant (Jackie Wine); Cinzia Designs (The Professor); Scojo New York (Fletcher Street); Lilly Pulitzer (Gidget); Scojo New York (Carroll Street)

Shady Stunner

Any of your friends get inspired by celeb styles? If so, that probably means they complement every new outfit with a rockin’ pair of sunnies. Keep your fave Shady Stunner looking the part with one of these yummy frames—or, if you’re feeling generous, get them a couple pairs to mix and match. Not only do these shades look fab, but they’ll also keep your buddy’s peepers safe from UV rays. Yes, they’re dangerous even in the winter! Overall, we’d say it’s a win-win!

From top to bottom: Phillip Lim (Nonno); Trussardi (TR12907); Vera Wang (KATIDA); Emilio Pucci (EP710S); Face a Face (Legends9); TOMS Eyewear (Lobamba)

Specs Obsessed

Simply slipping on a pair of specs can add major oomph to any look—just take a look at the latest runway shows. They’re the ultimate fashion accessory, and frames are an easy way to play up your pretty peepers. Use your pal’s personal style as a model and purchase them a matching set of glasses. The Specs Obsessed can never have enough pairs, so add to their growing eyewear collection with one of these fresh frames.

From top to bottom: Face a Face (Iness); GANT Rugger (BOREA); Mario Galbatti (MG149); GEEK Eyewear (GEEK201); English Laundry (RENI); Emilio Pucci (EP2679)

The Jet Setter

So many of us are on the go and need our eyewear to follow suit. Luckily, eyewear designers are taking note and have created frames that are prepared for just about any situation. Clip-ons are all the rage, and make the transition from indoors to outdoors a breeze! Foldable sunnies can fit in even the smallest pockets, making for easy storage. We know your Jet Setter will dig these versatile sunnies, especially with all of these options!

From top to bottom: Morel Eyewear (Edgar); Juicy Couture (JU532S); Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering (JD Frame & Clip-ons); Icon Eyewear (FOLDABLE SUNGLASSES); CARRERA (Pocket Flag 3); John Varvatos (V353)

Accessory Queen

Do you have a friend who is obsessed with decking themselves out in tons of accessories? Well then any of these fun adornments would make for a perfect gift. Just look at the adorable purses, cases and chains to beautify any set of frames. Trust us, the Accessory Queen that is your gal pal will die for these sparkly eyewear additions.

From left to right, top to bottom: Face a Face (IDAR); Cinzia Designs (Viridian); Corinne McCormack (Oval Magnet Red Snake); Corinne McCormack (Small Link Chain Black/Gold); Astucci (Black Sequin Purse); Astucci (Yellow and White Woven Thread Pattern)

To find out how much these excellent gifts cost and where you can purchase them, click here.