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15 holiday gift ideas for eyeglass wearers

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially for those 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 necklace for your spectacles

Picture an all-too-familiar scene: You’re all dressed up with no place to store your specs. La LOOP makes a line of chains with a patented loop to slip your glasses arm through when you aren’t wearing them. With styles in leather, acetate and metal 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 in place? 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 write home about. Do them a favor and get them a rad new glasses case based on one of their favorite things. Aside from these puffy cases from Baggu, you can find many bold color options and designs based on sports, superheroes, and floral and animal prints (just to name a few). You really 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 little as frustrating as reaching for your glasses or sunglasses 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 men’s crew socks featuring black frames on a blue background. They also have the much-loved “Smart Frenchie” socks for men and women, which feature French bulldogs wearing glasses.

13. So fresh and so clean (and so chic)

Care and cleaner kits for eyeglasses can be so plain. Make things more exciting and elegant with a beautifully designed care bundle, like this sleek black kit from Oliver Peoples. Suitable for travel and everyday use, the care kit includes a microfiber cloth, lens cleaner and hardware for tightening up loose frames.

14. Quirky glasses stands = functional decor

Spice up a desk, bathroom counter or nightstand with a fun glasses holder. One of our favorites is this stoneware pig holder. This pig won’t let fragile eyewear fall. And it acts as a fun piece of home decor when it’s not in use.

15. Make things pop with a fun lens cloth 

Everyone deserves a lens cloth that they love. These funky, bright cloths from Natural Life are the perfect way to say “I love you” to both your confidante and their eyeglasses. This set of three is very handy — one can be kept at home, one at the office and one for on-the-go. 

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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