2016 Holiday Gift Guide


1.  For The Eyewear Addict: Oyobox Luxury Eyewear Organizers.  Do you have an eyewear addiction like we do?  For the eyewear addict in your life the Oyobox is the perfect gift to help them organize their frames.  The Oyobox is handcrafted from durable wood with seven layers of lacquer.  It is available in a stunning array of vibrant colors and exotic animal skin prints.  I love the zebra wood finish.  Whatever your style they have a color and finish to go with your home décor so you can set them out and show them off.  Oyobox mini starts at $135 and holds 4 or 5 frames.  Oyobox maxi will hold up to 8 or 9 of your frames and starts at $250.  The shatterproof top window allows you to easily view all of your frames so you can easily decide which one to wear.  No more fumbling through your multiple eyeglass cases trying to remember which frame is in which case. Click here to buy 
2.  For The Artist: Etnia Barcelona X Basquiat Sunnies. One of the most interesting and cool eyewear collections out right now is the Etnia Barcelona x Jean Michel Basquiat collab.  Basquiat was a famous graffiti artist in New York in the 1980’s.  Some of his paintings have sold for millions of dollars, and some of those have now been incorporated into eyewear history as design elements on a new range of frames from Etnia Barcelona.  There are four classic shapes, and each of the four shapes is available in 3 unique colors which include one of three Basquiat paintings on the inside of the temples.  The lenses are made by Barberini in Italy from mineral crystal, which means the optics are top notch.   Price $299. Click here to buy
3.  For The Stylish Reader: Mason by eyeOs.  Do you have a friend or family member that could use an edgy, retro  set of reading glasses?  Well let me tell you about eyeOs.  These are too cool for granny and too good to call readers.  The collection features fun, vibrant colors and styles meant to wear.  The lenses feature anti-reflective coating so you will see your best while cutting down on eye strain and fatigue.  New this year is the exotic horn collection.  Buffalo horn captures a richness and beauty only Mother Nature can produce.  Price $89. Click here to buy
4.  For The Athlete: Rydon by Rudy Project.  These sport sunglasses are for the athlete in your life.  As a marathoner and an occasional cyclist I can tell you that some of the best sunglasses for cycling and running are made by Rudy Project.  My top choice for the athlete in your life this holiday season is the Rydon with the ImpactX 2 Laser Red lens.  These lenses are photochromic which means they are clear indoors, and then they turn to a nice shade of dark red in the sun.  The red color happens to be ideal for viewing the contour of the road.  Rudy Project eyewear is available in prescription as well if needed.  As a bonus these happen to make great shooting glasses too.  We stock them in all colors including shooter yellow.  Price: $250. Click here to buy
5.  For The Trendsetter: Ferlandina by Etnia Barcelona.  These trendy round sunnies with the double bar bridge really speak to the whole vintage look that is so popular now.  The champagne and gold colors are so rich looking on this design.  As for the lenses, they are made from mineral crystal, which is a glass material with fantastic optics.  They are also photochromic with a gold mirror, which means they will darken slightly in the sun and that gold mirror will show up even more. Price $319. Click here to buy
6.  For The Glam Girl Who Wants The Best: Cara by Sama.  Cara is the ultimate glamour look.  The black and gold is classic and beautiful, but this design was made to get attention.  The thick black frame paired with the gold trim swirl detailing all along the brow line and temples is dynamite.  The gold trim is made from Japanese titanium with 24K gold plating.  Price $1,200. Click here to buy
7.  For The Classic Guy: Model 054 by Masunaga Optical.  This frame is a little bit retro, and the front rim thickness is cut nice and thin so as not to be too edgy or too bold.  It is any easy shape to wear and it features a classic key hole bridge.  In the classic tortoise shell color you just can’t go wrong with this timeless look.  The double riveted five barrel hinges are made from Japanese titanium, which means they are durable and will last.  Price $360. Click here to buy
8.  For the Statement Maker: Bocca Belle 3 by Face A Face. This one is for the girl who wants to be seen.  With the hot lipstick red colored front and hound’s-tooth print pattern leg temples, this might just be the sexiest eyewear on the block.  The tips of the temples were designed to look like ladies kitten heels.  They are so adorable, and will make a great conversation piece if you ever take them off to show your friends.  Hand made in France, Face A Face is known for sexy styles and colorful eyewear, and the new Bocca Belle 3 is no exception. Price $559. Click here to buy

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