12 holiday gift ideas for eyeglass wearers
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for those of us who wear glasses on a regular basis. If you’re racking your brain to think of some cute gift ideas for your glasses-wearing friends and family, we’ve gathered a list of thoughtful, over-the-top and just plain practical gifts and stocking stuffers.
1. An eyeglasses charm
If they love glasses so much they’d wear two pairs at once, this is the perfect bling. An eyeglasses charm adds a bit of whimsy to any look.
2. A fancy necklace
We’ve all been there; you’re all dressed up and have no place to store your specs. La LOOP makes a line of chains with an extra loop to slip your glasses arms through when you aren’t wearing them. With styles for both men and women, you should be able to find something for everyone on your list.
3. A chunky chain
Another accessory option comes from Vint & York, a company known primarily for their vintage-style sunglasses and glasses. Even if your loved one is a minimalist most of the time, this chunky, lightweight, brown quartz chain will keep their glasses in place and make it clear that their specs are part of their overall style statement.
4. A monogrammed leather strap
While this glasses strap is technically made for shades, it looks just as cool with regular glasses, adding an element of customization to even the most generic-looking frames. Add their initials with a complimentary three-letter monogram.
5. Slide-proof specs
Know someone who has trouble keeping their glasses on? These cool, almost invisible glasses temple tips add a bit of height right over the ears to keep glasses from sliding down, down, down.
6. A pair for someone in need
If you love gifts that give back, you’ll really love EyeBuyDirect’s Buy 1 Give 1 program. When you order from EyeBuyDirect, one pair of prescription eyeglasses will be donated to someone in need. It’s a really nice way of making your gift of new glasses go even further.
7. A fabulous glasses case
Chances are, your friend’s glasses came with a plain, boring case with nothing interesting to make it stand out. Do them a favor and get them a rad new glasses case based on one of their favorite things. With bold color options and designs based on sports, superheroes, and floral and animal prints (just to name a few), you can't go wrong.
8. Fluffy slippers … for glasses?
Forget UGG boots. This soft, fleece-lined glasses stand protects specs and keeps them close at hand. Your loved one can put the stand on their desk, bedside table or countertop so they always know where to find their glasses, safe and sound.
9. Readers for the reader
Sure they can pick up a pair of reading glasses at the dollar store, but this season you can help them see the world through rose-colored glasses instead. Cute pink frames make readers less utilitarian and more of a fashion statement.
10. A bedside caddy with room for everything
If they read in bed at night or watch TV, they never have to worry about losing their glasses (or phone or tablet or remote) again. This super cute and very practical bedside caddy from Kikkerland has space for it all.
11. A clip for the car
There’s nothing as frustrating as reaching for your glasses while driving and not being able to find them. Then again, there’s one thing worse than not finding your glasses: the horrifying sound of crunching them under your feet. Don’t let this happen to your friend. A visor clip for their car makes a great stocking stuffer.
12. Keep it sock-sy
For the person who loves glasses so much they want to wear them on their face and their feet, HOTSOX makes crew socks featuring black frames on a pale rose or teal background for women or a blue or hemp heather background for men. They also have the much-loved “Smart Frenchie” socks for men and women, which feature French bulldogs wearing glasses.
Whatever you decide to get for your loved one this holiday season, just remember: It’s the thought that counts. They’re sure to appreciate anything you pick out for them.
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Page updated January 2021