Gifts to Give the Apple of Your Eye This Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2022 Published by Leave your thoughts

Glasses are expensive, buying new glasses can cost hundreds of dollars. There are alternatives, however, and buying great glasses for your loved one is a fantastic gift. If you are thinking about buying custom eyewear for a loved one, there are some tips you can follow to help you choose a frame they are going to love.

Face Shape

The first thing you want to do is to consider their face shape. Face shape can affect how good a pair of glasses look and making sure you take the time to look at their face shape can make a big difference. If you are buying online, most online retailers have a virtual try-on option where you can see what the glasses would look like on your loved one’s face. Upload a good-quality photo that is going to accurately show how the frames look.

Consider Color

Another thing you want to keep in mind is the color of the frames. If you are looking for a frame that they are going to wear to work every day, you might want to opt for something a bit more neutral. If you are buying frames for the weekend or if they have a job where they have a bit more freedom, try looking for frames in their favorite color.


Is the person you are buying for very active? Do they get out and do sports or are they in a line of work where their glasses need to be more durable? If this is the case, you should look for glasses that are going to fit that need. For example, if they work outside, you may want to look for prescription sunglasses or even for transition lenses that darken when they are exposed to the sun.

Personality and Personal Preference

Perhaps the most important thing to consider is the personality and the personal preference of the person you are shopping for. If they love color, if they like a cat-eye-shaped frame, if they like glitter and extras, if they prefer subdued frames, all of these are going to be things to keep in mind. Even if you think that another frame would look better, if it does not fit their personality or if it does not look like something that they would have picked themselves, shy away from it.

Gifting Custom Eyewear; Prescription Glasses

With any gift of prescription eyewear, you want to take the time to find something that they are going to love and that is going to serve them well. When in doubt, purchase from a company that does have a great return program so that they can return the glasses if they do not like them and get a pair that they like better. This will take some of the pressure off and give you an alternative if they end up not liking the frames that you have chosen. You can also get gift certificates that allow even the pickiest of shoppers the opportunity to choose their own frames. If that is still too much stress, let them pick out their own frames.

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