Monday, November 18, 2013

Hanukkah Harry's Hip & Happenin' Gift Guide: Let a Blind Man See

Perfect for the blind man in your life.
The saying, "with age comes wisdom" may be true, but unfortunately another thing that comes with age is the loss of one's eyesight.  While yours truly is still able to see without intervention, the Hubby is not so lucky.  He's been wearing reading glasses for years, and I admit that there's been more than one occasion on which I've had to read a restaurant menu out loud because he went off without his glasses.  We've been buying Chris's readers in six packs at our local Costco, but while they may be functional, they certainly aren't stylish.  This year, I aim to change that by gifting the Hubby with a cool pair of Warby Parker reading glasses.

Warby Parker offers stylish and affordable glasses for $95.00.  Here's the best part: when you buy a pair of their glasses, they donate a pair to someone in need.  I've known about this company for a while, and I've seen how great their frames are, but I assumed they only sold prescription glasses.  Oh how wrong I was!  For an extra $2.50 they will turn any of their fantastic frames into reading glasses, and shipping is free!

Warby Parker offers three super awesome ways to select your glasses.  If you live in Los Angeles, New York or Boston you can head over to one of their boutiques and browse the frame styles in person.  You can also take advantage of their home try-on program (it's free!) and they'll send you five frames of your choice to try on in the comfort of your bathroom/bedroom/dressing room/car.  If you want to keep your gift a surprise, use their virtual try on service: just upload a photo of your super adorable boyfriend and see which pair make him look the hippest!

I ordered "the Welty" for the Hubs!
This Hanukkah, why not gift your blind significant other with a pair of Warby Parker specs?  Because there's really no excuse for your over-forty friends or lovers to have to wear dorky glasses when they can be blind and fashion forward.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this!!! I am in need of a new pair (prescription) so I will check this out because I LOVE the fact that they donate a pair when you buy one! And for $100, that's not bad at all! Hope your hubby likes his new, STYLISH glasses!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! I'm just happy he won't have dorky old man glasses anymore....

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  2. I am too considering these. They are single focus though so that is something to consider for sure. But for the price it just might be worth a try.

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    1. That's a really good point about the single focus. Never thought of that. Guess the Hubs will just have to make a small sacrifice in the name of fashion.

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  3. It's informative stuff for designer glasses online lovers. There are so many branded sunglasses that come in reasonable price and provide you a great look and protection. One reason behind I like branded sunglasses is they provide authentic pair glasses that improve my eyes vision and increase my style look as well.

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