The silly season is almost here. Everywhere in the city the decorations are sneaking their way out. Before we know it, we shall be humming along to carols. This is one of my favourite times of the year.
The weather is warming up, get-togethers are happening with work colleagues, family and friends. The BBQ’s are running hot, and children everywhere are getting more and more excited every day.
But it isn’t always fun when you are out and about, looking for that perfect gift, and come up with nothing!
This year, why not think about giving a different gift. We have put together a gift Eye-Dea guide with gifts devoted to the eyes!
For the lover of luxury – OYOBOX (Staff pick)
The OYOBOX is a luxury eyewear or jewellery organiser for the modern day minimalist. The OYOBOX eyewear organiser, allows you to store up to eight pairs of glasses including large fashion sunglasses.
Handcrafted with seven layers of meticulously applied lacquer for a luxurious finish, and they come in an extensive range of vibrant colours and wood finishes to compliment any décor.
Need a gift for the person that has everything? OYOBOX may be the answer.
For the powder lover
Hitting the northern hemisphere ski-slopes this year? Look the part at Aspen or Niseko in the latest skiing and snowboarding eyewear from Zeiss. Not only are they incredibly stylish, they use the highest quality optics to ensure crisp vision in all conditions and are even available with interchangeable lenses to cater for any conditions (or outfits).
For the convenience lover
Sick of not being able to find your glasses when you need them? That's all in the past with one of these magnetic glasses clips from ReadeRest. Attaching easily and firmly to any item of clothing using a powerful magnet, this clip will keep your glasses safe and handy when you're not wearing them. (Shhh... they're also great for in-ear headphones). No more glasses hunting! It could be good.
For the art lover – Velour Glass Cases
Our Velour cases are a beautiful gift idea for the art lover. The velour is printed with the same image both inside and outside the case.
They are printed with images from famous artists including: Degas, Monet, Van Gogh and Da Vinci, just to name a few. The cases have a beautiful soft feel to them and do not take up much room in the handbag.
For the lover of jewellery
LaLoop - a necklace for your eyewear! Are your sick of digging around in your handbag to find your reading glasses? Dig no more. LaLoop chains are in a class of their own, using 360 degree technology on the hinges of the loop, to ensure your glasses are kept securely in place bending or falling out. The chains come in the form of acetates, metal, leather and so much more.
For the lover of leather
Spectacle cases can take up so much room in your handbag, especially when you carry multiple pairs. Now you can carry two pairs of glasses in the one beautifully hand crafted case. The Sorella cases are made using 100% dyed grain leather, and custom treated for scratch and water resistance.
Originally designed to carry two pairs of glasses, these cases also double up as a small clutch, giving the user the option to carry one pair of glasses, credit cards and cash all in one little case.
For the candlelight lover
For the first time, The Eye Practice now stocks a range of incredibly beautiful flameless candles by Enjoy. Available in cream or stunning linen finish, these candles are made from real candle wax and flicker just like the real thing - without the dangers and hassles. With an automatic timer, you can come home to a candlelit house, choosing between 4 hour, 6 hour or 8 hour modes. They also come in tea lights as well our favourite Christmas trees (pictured).
For the loser of sunglasses
You know who you are. You've saved up for that classic pair of Tom Ford or Chanel sunglasses and you've only gone and scratched them in your bag. Or, worse still, lost them. Misplaced and scratched sunnies are a thing of the past with Any Di's beautiful leather sunglass pouch, which latches directly onto their divine range of bags.
Love your eyes
Looking for skin care that will not only help the skin but protect your eyes as well?
The ASPECT range of cosmeceuticals, working with mother-nature, and optically pure actives, has created products to protect, nurture and revitalise your skin.
The skincare range includes moisturisers, eye creams, cleansers and so much more. The ASPECT range of products is free of known irritants and never tested on animals.
Are you so sensitive to eye make-up that you can't wear mascara? Or use eye-make up remover? The BLINC range of mascara is silicone-based and requires no eye-make up remover. Simply close your eyes in the shower and rub gently with your fingertips and it just slides off. No excuse not to bat those eye-lashes at the Christmas party!
Come and visit The Eye Practice for more fun, eye-inspired Christmas gifts. Call us on (02) 9290 1899 or just drop in.
(This post was previously published on 8/12/16 and has been updated with more gift ideas).