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Your Gift Guide to Making the Season Spexy

'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!

2012 Gift Ideas

Kaenon
Hard Kore
$224, kaenon.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Tommy Bahama
TB6024
$109, Tommy Bahama stores and tommybahama.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Maui Jim
Pearl City
$219, mauijim.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Hobie Polarized
Olas
$69.99, hobiepolarized.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Optic Nerve
Boreas
$119, nerveusa.com

2012 Gift Ideas

SPY
Bias
$119.95, spyoptic.com

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. 

 

2012 Gift Ideas

Cinzia Designs
Con Man
$60, cinziadesigns.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Scojo New York
Fletcher Street
$82, scojo.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Scojo New York
Fletcher Street
$82, scojo.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Cinzia Designs
The Professor
$54, cinziadesigns.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Foster Grant
Jackie Wine
$19.99, CVS, Fred Meyer and Publix

2012 Gift Ideas

Lilly Pulitzer
Gidget
$68, lillypulitzer.com

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!

2012 Gift Ideas

Phillip Lim
Nonno
$250, modoshop.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Vera Wang
KATIDA
$275-$325, kenmarkoptical.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Face a Face
Legends9
$375, faceaface-paris.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Emilio Pucci
EP710S
$380, marchon.com

2012 Gift Ideas

TOMS Eyewear
Lobamba
$139, toms.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Trussardi
TR12907
$210, charmant.com

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.

2012 Gift Ideas

Face a Face
Iness
$505, faceaface-paris.com

2012 Gift Ideas

English Laundry
RENI
$299, Please contact us for purchasing information

2012 Gift Ideas

Mario Galbatti
MG149
$210, bestimageoptical.net

2012 Gift Ideas

GANT Rugger
BOREA
Please contact us for purchasing information

2012 Gift Ideas

GEEK Eyewear
GEEK201
$70, lbieyewear.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Emilio Pucci
EP2679
$450, marchon.com

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!

2012 Gift Ideas

CARRERA
Pocket Flag 3
$139, solsticesunglasses.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Juicy Couture
JU532S
$120, solsticesunglasses.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Morel Eyewear
Edgar
$315, Please call 800.526.8838 for
purchasing information

2012 Gift Ideas

Michael Bastian for Randolph Engineering
JD Frame & Clip-ons
JD Frame: $210, randolphusa.com
JD Clip-ons: $85, randolphusa.com

2012 Gift Ideas

John Varvatos
V353
$375, John Varvatos stores and johnvarvatos.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Icon Eyewear
FOLDABLE SUNGLASSES
$9.50, ae.com

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.

2012 Gift Ideas

Corinne McCormack
Small Link Chain Black/Gold
$22, Dillard's and Lord & Taylor

2012 Gift Ideas

Corinne McCormack
Oval Magnet Red Snake
$20, Dillard's and Lord & Taylor

2012 Gift Ideas

Astucci
Black Sequin Purse
Please call 212.275.3171 for purchasing information

2012 Gift Ideas

Astucci
Yellow and White Woven Thread Pattern
Please call 212.275.3171 for purchasing information

2012 Gift Ideas

Cinzia Designs
Viridian
$80, cinziadesigns.com

2012 Gift Ideas

Face a Face
IDAR
$44, faceaface-paris.com

 

 

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