A gift guide to buying for glasses wearers

Glasses make the ideal Christmas or birthday gift – if you find the right pair. There are often lots of styles to choose from, not to mention the glasses accessories. But don’t worry, buying glasses for someone else doesn’t have to be difficult. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you when choosing the perfect gift for glasses wearers.


Consider their face shape

Face shape is important when buying glasses, whether you’re buying them for yourself or for someone else. If you’re giving the gift of glasses, whether they have a round face shape or a rectangular face shape, you’ll be sure to find them the perfect pair with our face shapes guide for eyewear.


Different types of frames

Now you’ve identified their face shape, you’ll want to find a stylish pair of frames to suit. For example, men and women with a square face shape tend to suit curves, oval or round glasses. Whereas those with a round face shape might be more suited to thicker, rectangular frames.



Sunglasses make great gifts. They’re practical, fun and stylish. If your special someone already has a pair of glasses they love, why not give the gift of sunglasses? All of our sunglass models come with UV400 lenses as standard. You can even add polarised or coloured UV400 mirror lenses for that added touch.

Similarly to glasses, you’ll have to consider their prescription, face shape and find a frame that suits. But once you do, you’ll have a unique and stylish gift for glasses wearers.


What else goes with glasses?

Maybe you’ve found the perfect pair of frames and want accessories for glasses to compliment your gift? Or maybe you’d prefer to give the gift of accessories instead? Either way, we’ve got a great range of glasses accessories to choose from.


  1. Cases – A new case could go a long way to compliment a new pair of glasses. Our cases are stylish, durable and easy to store away due to their fold flat design.
  2. Cloths – Our premium lens cleaning cloths help to prevent the buildup of dust and fit snugly within our protective glasses cases.


Give the gift of sight

Don’t worry if you can’t find the perfect gifts for glasses wearers, why not give them a gift voucher instead? We have physical gift cards and instant eVouchers available on the website, which are a great way to give the gift of sight without the hassle of choosing the right (or wrong) pair.


You can choose your gift amount and have the voucher delivered straight to your nearest and dearest, either in the post or by email.  


Whatever eyeglasses themed gift you choose, be sure to check out our whole range of optical glasses and sunglasses for both men and women.