07th Dec 2015
Give the gift of sun (glasses) this Christmas!

Thierry Lasry SluttyThey may not seem the most obvious choice when you're Christmas shopping among twinkling fairy lights and in chilly weather, but sunglasses can make a perfect Christmas gift.

What better way to brighten up Christmas morning than with a pair of sunglasses that bring with them the promise of warmer weather and sunshine? Or you may want to purchase a pair of sunnies for someone about to head to the mountains for a spot of winter sun and skiing.

The first step to choosing sunglasses is working out what face shape you're buying for.

Read our top tips on choosing sunglasses for different face shapes this Christmas (and while you're at it, why not treat yourself to a pair as well, you've been good all year, right?)

Oval: people with oval faces tend to suit most styles – lucky them! If they're the adventurous type why not opt for Oliver Goldsmith's stunning Grace Flame cat's eye shape glasses? 

Rectangular: aviators or oval frames suit longer faces. Be bold with Dita's Freebird Black/Gold frames.

Round: opt for squarer or more geometric sunglasses and try to find frames that are wider than the face. We love Thierry Lasry's Dominaty Light Tortoiseshell or Paul Smith's Carston Oak/Olive Tortoiseshell Polarised

Square: aviator styles work really well on a square face with strong lines. Try Oliver Peoples' Clifton Silver Polarised. Round glasses also look great on ladies with squarer faces, like Oliver Goldsmith's stunning Audrey Black frames.

Need more help or inspiration? We sell a range of stunning shades online or you can pop in and see us at Adam Simmonds opticians in Primrose Hill.