2020 Christmas Gift Guide: Practical Sunglasses for the Sporty, Active Man

Sunglasses are the ultimate accessory for fashion fans, as they can be worn all year round and they instantly elevate any outfit. Splashing out on luxury eyewear gives the modern wardrobe a high-end finish, making designer frames the perfect gift for him.

The gift of sunglasses is also very practical, ticking all the boxes for an active gym-goer, fitness addict or outdoorsy adventurer. So if you’re shopping for someone who has more walking shoes than Bear Grylls or more sportswear than your local Sports Direct, sunglasses that are both functional and fashionable are the ticket.

Our 2020 Christmas Gift Guide features a selection of fantastic sporty sunglasses, perfect for his stocking.

Oakley OO9364 FLAK DRAFT (£153.59)

The Oakley Flak® Draft range is designed to improve comfort and visibility for a range of sports, including cycling, golfing, hiking, and much more. Featuring the exclusive PRIZM™ lenses, these Oakley OO9364 FLAK DRAFT shades will enhance colour and contrast so the wearer can enjoy more detail, which is why so many golfers love these frames.

Additionally, there’s integrated ventilation that fights fog buildup, as well as frame design that supports interchangeable lenses. So these sunglasses are super versatile for active men who like to dabble in every sport and head out in every season.

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Oakley OO9364 FLAK DRAFT

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Ray-Ban RB4179 Tech LightForce (£109.83)

These sporty sunglasses are the first of its kind in the eyewear world. They are super lightweight, offering all-day comfort for the wearer. Made with a new high-performance thermoplastic, which is used in various high-tech industries such as aerospace, the Ray-Ban RB4179 Tech LightForce are a must for anyone who spends hours on end outdoors.

While they feature the same look and thickness as other Ray-Ban sunglasses, they are extremely light to the touch. And the polartised G-15 lenses mean high performance in a range of light conditions, reduced glare, and better clarity of vision.

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Ray-Ban RB4179 Ray-Ban Tech – LightForce

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Serengeti VERNAZZA Foldable (£153.38)

These frames are lightweight and they fold in half for easy storage. Need we say more? For outdoor adventurers who are always on the go, convenience and space-saving possessions are a must. If you’re shopping for someone who travels the world, conquers mountain trails, seeks out challenging cycle routes, and is never in the same place for too long, these sunglasses are a great gift idea.

The Serengeti VERNAZZA Foldable frames are just as suitable for men who juggle a busy life of work, gym and family life. Because they’re ergonomically sound, they’re handy for impromptu workouts and can keep eyes protected for multi-sport use.

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Serengeti VERNAZZA (Foldable)

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Bolle Tigersnake (£66.60)

Not only are these sunglasses stylish and practical, but they won’t break the bank either. Featuring the brand’s classic wraparound design, these Bolle Tigersnake frames provide outstanding coverage to keep peepers protected even in the harshest sunlight conditions. The tapered arms make them easy to wear, and they are suitable for larger faces. If your recipient complains of eyewear discomfort or frames digging into their head, these make a fantastic choice.

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Bolle Tigersnake

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Nike HYPERFORCE E EV1068 (£371.71)

Made with lightweight plastic, these sunglasses from Nike are great for a range of sports and outdoor activities. The design offers exceptional reliability and durability, ensuring years of comfort and enjoyment.

The elegant half-rim model reflects the latest trends in contemporary designer eyewear, while the stylish one-piece lens provides an uninterrupted line of sight no matter how the wearer moves. And the rectangular silhouette makes the Nike HYPERFORCE E EV1068 sunglasses an excellent choice for round or oval faces.


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MINIMA Sport-8 FM 29 (£337.63)

If you’re looking to splash out on a pair of luxury sports sunglasses for a loved one, the MINIMA Sport-8 FM 29 sunglasses are a fantastic choice. They are seriously stylish and offer a point of difference with the geometric arms. Plus, with green lenses, they’re a great all-rounder and can provide protection and clarity in every season. They are suitable for both sunny and low-light environments while ensuring performance for field sports, cycling and winter adventures.

For the guy who already owns a diverse range of designer eyewear, these will be sure to impress come Christmas Day!

MINIMA Minima Sport-8 FM 29 (lens 31)

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