Stylish Glasses: Perfect To Give (And To Get)

We're obsessed with Warby Parker and we think everyone on your list will be, too.
Publish date:
December 16, 2013
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Let’s get one thing clear: if Dorothy Parker had lived to
see Warby Parker’s new 2013 Winter Collection, she would have never uttered her
famous phrase, “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”

Not that we hang our hats on what boys think, but it’s just
fact that Warby Parker’s rustic-meets-modern collection is so stylish that
any guy we’d even consider would definitely want to see a pair on his bedside
table, if you know what we mean. (You do.)

We shared most of our favorite things about the new collection a few weeks ago: six new shapes, five new colors, each for just $95 each (which
includes prescription lenses). But we wanted to take a moment to just obsess over two more
things: their new two-toned acetate frames and the fact that when you give a
Warby Parker gift card, it arrives with a Make-a-Snowman Kit they'll love to

First, the Make-a-Snowman Kit. Sometimes even though we love
to give gift cards because even though it means our friends and family get to choose
exactly what they want, it feels a little lame since there’s nothing to unwrap. That's not a problem if you give a physical Warby Parker gift card. It comes with a bonus Make-a-Snowman Kit containing all the ingredients for
building a frozen friend.

Sure, it might be hard
work rolling up those balls of snows, but once your friend applies the coal
eyes (fake, but convincing, for environmental friendliness), blue buttons, and
tops it all off with the adorable carrot nose, she’ll have the most stylish
snowman to ever exist.

And while your loved one can choose any style, can we just say how much we love Warby Parker’s two-toned acetate
frames? They’re a
little bookworm, a little carefree, and even though they’re universally
flattering, we get the sense not just any girl is going to have the guts to put
these on and pull them off--and that makes us love them that much more.

Saddle Sage, shown above on the Chamberlain frames, is a two-toned acetate with
a translucent sage down below and a streaked woodsy hue on top.

Saddle Russet, shown above on the Durand frames, is very
similar, but with a translucent russet bottom.

You probably want a pair for yourself, but let’s pretend
this is still about your friends and family. Once they receive the gift card,
it will be super-easy for them to see which ones work best for them because Warby
Parker has an awesome FREE Home Try-On program.

They can choose up to five pairs of frames, and Warby Parker
will send them in the mail so they can model them for anyone and everyone who will
look. After all, it’s your duty as a friend to help those you love pick out the
most stylish and flattering pair.

And that won’t be hard because there are so many styles we
love. We pretty much want them all, which is why a gift card to Warby Parker
would make an amazing present for almost anyone on your list. And by “anyone,”
we mean “us,” but you figured that out already, didn’t you?

This post is sponsored
by Warby Parker. Buy a loved one a physical gift card and Warby Parker will include a
bonus Make-a-Snowman Kit! Order by December 19 to ensure delivery by Christmas