According to behavioral researchers, the best gift you can give someone is a gift card, but let’s face it, not many people dream of eagerly tearing the wrapping paper from an envelope, however fabulous it may be!

That said, we know that shopping for others can sometimes be really difficult, so our Vizio Optic Elves decided to put together a small list of our favorite gift-able frames! There are recommendations that work for men, women, and we’ve even included treats that fit perfectly in anyone’s stocking.

Gifts for Him

 

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Randolph Aviators (Color: Gunmental, $129)

Proudly worn by US Airforce pilots and Navy submariners, Randolph aviators are a popular choice for the athletes, sportsmen, and adventurers in your life! Choose from a variety of color options.

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Oliver Goldsmith Vice Consul (1959) (Color: Electric Tortoise Sunglasses, $405)

Oliver Goldsmith designer sunglasses are hand-made in Notting Hill, England using only the finest materials. They are especially known for lasting quality and craftsmanship. These Vice Consul sunglasses give the wearer an intriguing, bold look and are the perfect pick for fans of vintage style.

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ic! berlin Die Wetterfahne (Color: Matte Gold, $459)

ic! berlin frames combine style and German functionality into sleek and timeless looks. Give the Die Wetterfahne aviator sunglasses to a sophisticated man with impeccable taste. He will be sure to appreciate the modern silhouette and trademark screwless, spring-hinge design that never loosens up overtime.

Gifts for Her

 

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Lafont Hampton (Color: Tortoiseshell, $411)

Vintage-inspired, cat-eye silhouette, and a tortoise shell frame… Lafont’s Hampton sunglasses meet every fashionista’s list of the requirements and come in a variety of colors. The hardest part will be picking just one pair!

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Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan (Color: Dark Tortoiseshell, $440)

Oliver Goldsmith was behind many of Audrey Hepburn’s famous shaded looks in the fifties and sixties and they have been selling ever since! Perhaps the most iconic and recognizable pair are these shades from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Every girl wants to wear them paired with a little black dress and pearls!

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Mykita and Bernhard Willhem Franz (Color: Gold, $522)

Our love affair with these frames began when we first saw Sarah Jessica Parker wear her gold Franz shades and it continued as they kept releasing them in a multitude of colors. These stand-out designer sunglasses are perfect for the fashion-forward woman in your life and are only available during this limited edition run.

Stocking Stuffers

 

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La Loop Necklace ($125) and SportLoop Necklace ($26)

If your gift recipient is the type of person who misplaces things, you may also want to give them an eyeglass necklace from La Loop. These aren’t the librarian-esque glasses holders that are attached to the hinges! They are fashionable necklaces with a simple ring to provide a place for glasses to rest.

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Holiday Themed Cleaning Cloths ($15)

Your giftee will be amazed at how great it feels to wear a brand new pair of lenses! Help them keep their new gift in pristine condition and fight fingerprints, dust, grease and other dirt with these festive, high-quality microfiber cloths.

…but, wait, we want to give you a gift too! Because we love celebrating the holidays with our customers, we’re offering one lucky person the chance to own a pair of our favorite sunglasses of 2014.

To enter, simply do one of the actions below. Each point you earn is one entry into the contest. So, the more you do, the more chances you have to win! You can earn up to 6 entries. Good luck!

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P.S. Still not sure what to buy for the holidays? Contact us! We take pride in our stellar customer service.

No matter which man in your life you’re shopping for, Vizio Optic has a style for your every need! Designer sunglasses are always a great choice – they’re stylish, they’re versatile, and they are a year-round necessity. Here are our top picks for men’s sunglasses that’ll make your dad, husband, brother, son, or best friend feel cool and on trend:

For your dad:

Mosley Tribes Aviatrix G Polarized sunglasses

Whether your father cares about fashion or not, Mosley Tribes Aviatrix sunglasses are a cool and classic style. The aviator is a timeless design, with the rectangular shape harkening back to the Sixties – think Don Draper of Mad Men. The Aviatrix comes in gold with polarized lenses for extra protection in the sun.

For your husband:

LINDBERG 8555 sunglasses

Your husband will look stylish and sexy in a pair of LINDBERG 8555 sunglasses, a silver aviator made with the latest innovations in the eyewear industry. The titanium frame is ultra lightweight, and its screw-less design makes it a strong, low-maintenance accessory. Polarized teardrop-shaped lenses keep him protected against the sun.

For your brother:

Maui Jim Ho'okipa sunglasses

If your brother’s a sporty guy, or someone who just enjoys spending plenty of time outdoors, he’ll love Maui Jim Ho’okipa sunglasses. The semi-rimless frame features neutral gray lenses and a small black rim, with a rectangular shape that keeps the look casual.

For your son:

Oliver Goldsmith MINI Glyn sunglasses

Oliver Goldsmith MINI Glyn sunglasses in Sailor Boy protect your sun from harmful ultraviolet rays in the prime of his eyes’ development, and keeps him looking pretty trendy as well. The vintage inspired frame for kids features a chunky plastic aviator shape with a trapezoidal double bridge in blue, attached to white arms accented with red stripes and silver dots.

For your best friend:

Persol 0649 sunglasses

Do you want to get on your best friend’s REALLY good side? Give him a pair of Persol 0649 sunglasses, loved by the hottest Hollywood stars like Jay-Z and Zac Efron. Teardrop shaped lenses come in brown, surrounded by Havana plastic with a keyhole bridge and the brand’s signature arrow motif on the hinges.

Most people don’t know this, but even in the cool weather of winter, you still need to protect your eyes! Fresh snow can reflect the sun more strongly than you think, thus the holiday season is the perfect time to give your loved ones the gift of safety AND style! Here are our picks for designer sunglasses your mom, wife, sister, daughter, and best friend will love!

For your mom:

Face a Face Divas 3 sunglasses

Face a Face Divas 3 sunglasses help her look fashionable and fun, with a curvy rectangular silhouette in purple that flatters and gives her youthful flair. She’ll also stand out among the rest with the complementary white arms, embellished with the brand’s signature silver dot on each temple.

For your wife:

Beausoleil S753 sunglasses

Beausoleil S753 sunglasses are elegant and chic, letting your lady feel glamorous like a Tinseltown starlet. This semi-rimless style in tortoise would be ordinary, but its silver accent along the brow-line takes it up a fabulous notch and gives it that extra shine that will make her beautiful.

For your sister:

MYKITA Ornella sunglasses

Everyone wants to be the most fashionable family member, and with your discerning tastes, you and your sister can be the dream team of kindred style. MYKITA Ornella sunglasses are oversized and totally retro, with its large round frame that demands attention. The tortoise pattern and gradient brown lenses keep the rest of the look classic, beautifully pairing a bold fashion statement with a little subtlety.

For your daughter:

Ray Ban Junior Wayfarer sunglasses

Kids sunglasses are all about protection, but you might as well give her some style guidance, too! Ray Ban 9035s Junior Wayfarer sunglasses introduce her to a whole new world of cool, with its iconic style and bold color that will have her being the envy of the neighborhood.

For your best friend:

Oliver Goldsmith Lord sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with a pair of Oliver Goldsmith Lord sunglasses. A classic brand worn by the Hollywood elite in decades of yore, this style has a vintage-inspired look from the Sixties. It is in the Icons collection for good reason! This style has been popular ever since its debut, with a rectangular shape accented by flared corners and a two-toned Caramel Split design. Two silver dots accent the front corners and temples.

What do you get the guy who has everything? A pair of designer eyeglasses certainly doesn’t hurt! He can alternate with a pair he currently owns, or perhaps you want to give him a break from the contacts he wears every day – no matter what he does with them, you’ll be the reason he looks stylish and stunning!

For your dad:

Vue dc MAR eyeglasses

Give him a blast to the past with Vue dc MAR eyeglasses, a great retro style that will spruce up his look. He’ll feel new again when he transforms his usual appearance with these round black frames in the fashion of Stanley Tucci. Handsome and classic, these specs are a timeless choice.

For your husband:

LINDBERG Spirit Titanium 808 glasses

Your husband deserves the finer things in life, and LINDBERG Spirit Titanium 808 glasses give him the gift of innovation. The Danish brand is known for its excellence in design, winning awards every year for the famous screw-less hinge that contributes to the glasses’ flexibility and durability. This style has silver cut-out arms in titanium metal the look modern and stylish, with a subtle rimless frame that emphasizes his handsome features.

For your brother:

Giorgio Armani 823 eyeglasses

You’ve known him your whole lives, so your gift should be a true reflection of his personal style. These Giorgio Armani 823 eyeglasses are a great vintage-inspired look with its rounded silhouette and keyhole bridge for the guy who wants to feel as cool as Geoffrey Zakarian and as suave as Johnny Depp.

For your son:

JR Rey Dis-non eyeglasses

Kids love to show off their funky style, and your son can do it every day with a pair of JF Rey Dis-non eyeglasses! The semi-rimless rectangular frame looks flattering on little faces, and the metal rim is colored in blue with orange accents. The arms look pretty cool with their laser cut chevron design along the temple.

For your friend:

MYKITA Haakon eyeglasses

We assume you hang out with some pretty stylish people, so for your male friends we’ve chosen MYKITA Haakon eyeglasses. From the MYKITA Lite collection, this frame is as simple as it gets, made with lightweight titanium and only three pieces! There are no screws involved – just the minimalist design of the oversized, aviator style silhouette.

Look out next week for the sunglasses edition of our Holiday Gift Guide!

Not sure what to get the leading ladies in your life? Whether you’re buying for your mom, wife, sister, daughter, or friend, we’ve got you covered! (Look out for a men’s gift guide coming up soon!)

For your mom:

Kamuro Lare eyeglasses

Kamuro Lare eyeglasses have got the elegance and sophistication Mom will love, with beautiful details accenting the temples that will have her turning heads. The flattering oval lenses are encompassed in a matte rose titanium frame, with a pink and periwinkle floral design all along the temple. She’ll appreciate Lare’s beauty and chic style.

For your wife:

LINDBERG 7345 eyeglasses

Let her stand out and feel beautiful with LINDBERG 7345 glasses. She’ll be glowing in the light with its golden semi-rimless design. The rectangular lenses are flattering on just about anyone and she’ll love how this style brightens up her look.

For your sister:

Face a Face Cocco 3 eyeglasses

Be the sibling who gifts the coolest gifts and get her Face a Face Cocco 3 eyeglasses! The bright pink frame is eclipsed only by the red tortoise accents on the flared corners that give an unexpected textural look that is totally chic. Silver dots accent each side for a little delicate touch.

For your daughter:

Etnia Valyria kids eyeglasses

With the same great quality you’d expect from their line of adult eyewear, these Etnia Valyria glasses for kids are bright, durable, and pretty awesome. She’ll be able to express her cool personal style with the transparent purple frame, topped with a pop of lime green for an eclectic look that’ll make her the envy of all her friends.

For your friend:

MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses

If you’re a fan of Vizio Optic, you obviously have great judgement in selecting high-quality products :) – and we suspect you have the same standards when it comes to friends, which is why you’ll both love MYKITA Elsa eyeglasses! This topaz frame has a beautiful flared silhouette that flatters a women’s best features and will make her feel confident and sexy.

Still stuck? Feel free to email us at info@viziooptic.com and we’ll be happy to find a frame that suits her personal style!