Tips for Gifting Eyewear This Christmas

Tips for Gifting Eyewear at Christmas
Tips for Gifting Eyewear at Christmas

Gifting eyewear can be a confusing minefield, and you may have several questions about how best to go about it. What style should you go for? What colour frames would best suit the recipient? Where is the eyewear in question going to be worn?

But fear not, we have compiled this handy guide to help make your present-buying just that little bit easier this season!

Know Where The Eyewear Will Be Worn

Not all eyewear is made the same or made with the same purpose in mind. Just by taking a quick look through the SelectSpecs website you can see the extensive range of options available to you.

Are they going to be worn during sport? We stock a huge range of sports sunglasses which are perfect for that keen cyclist or footballer in your life. Keep an eye out for wraparound glasses which will stay put even during the most intense physical activity. Take a look here to discover the full range of sports eyewear.

The cyclist above is wearing the Bolle B-Rock sunglasses. These fabulous sunnies offer a fantastic field of vision due to their wraparound design and continuous lens. The lens also adjusts to light levels as it is photochromic, whilst the gaps at the side of the temples help to prevent any fogging up inside the lens.


Bolle B-Rock

Bolle B-Rock


Find Out Their Individual Style

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Before you decide on a pair of specs or sunnies, take a look at their current wardrobe and any pieces of eyewear they already have.

Do they favour classic, minimalistic styling, or are they more into quirky and colourful pieces?

Glamorous ladies might like cat-eye shaped or oversized glasses. If the recipient is into vintage fashion, then why not go for a pair of aviators or some wayfarer specs?

We love the gorgeous round sunglasses Amelia Liana is wearing above. Steal her exact pair with the Ray-Ban RB3592.These beautiful sunglasses feature a gunmetal coloured frame and dark grey lenses – perfect for protecting eyes from very bright sunrays.

 Ray-Ban RB3592

Ray-Ban RB3592


What’s Their Face Shape?

The recipient’s face shape should be a big deciding factor in which piece of eyewear you go for.  There is a broad range of different face shapes:

  • Oval
  • Long
  • Round
  • Heart
  • Diamond
  • Square

Take a look at Michelle Phan’s guide below to choosing the best glasses for each face shape! SelectSpecs also have an extensive guide to choosing the right pair!


Steal Zoella’s gorgeous pair of glasses above with the Infinity 9830. These pretty tortoiseshell frames would channel stylish vintage vibes into your loved one’s outfits all year round!

 Infinity 9830

Infinity 9830


Do They Like Any Celebrities?

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Are there any celebrities in particular they look up to or follow on social media? If so, then it may be worth taking a look at what these celebs are wearing in terms of eyewear, and making your present decision based on this!

Most celebrities now have Instagram or Twitter accounts where they post photos of their latest outfits or looks. Take Rihanna’s photo above – we love her gorgeous purple statement sunnies!

Steal her look with the ELLE EL14846. We think the purple frames are super pretty, and we love the glamorous oversized style!

ELLE EL14846

ELLE EL14846



Shop on SelectSpecs!

Did you know that SelectSpecs currently have a 10% off discount code when you spend over £49 on frames? Use the code ‘DECEMBER’ to get your offer! They also offer a 14-day money back guarantee, if your recipient would like to change their specs!


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