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Gift The Perfect Pair of Sport Sunglasses

By Caroline Clark

There is nothing better than giving the perfect pair of sunglasses that will delight someone you love, but sometimes it can be a challenge to find just the right present. A good pair of shades makes a great gift and are more personal than any gift card. They are effortlessly cool, useful, and are a must have accessory! Sunglasses are the perfect gift for everyone on your list no matter if your athlete is out training for an ironman triathlon or hanging by the pool. They are an essential piece of gear.

Tifosi Optics wants to make finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for the cyclist or runner on your list easy and affordable. Follow this simple sunglass gift guide and make someone very happy whatever the holiday!

What are “Quality Sunglasses”

You might hear a lot about good quality sunglasses but what exactly does that mean? First and most importantly, you need to make sure that the lenses block 100% of harmful UV rays. The sun can be as damaging to the eyes as it can be to the skin. Your lenses should be scratch and shatter resistant and your frames made from a strong, lightweight material like Grilamid TR-90. Most people are pretty rough with their glasses so this is a must! Like a good pair of running shoes, comfort is as important as durability.

There are 2 things that can make your shades more comfortable – adjustable nose pieces and stay fit ear pads. This allows the wearer to create a customized fit. It also prevents the glasses from sliding off when active. Quality sunnies don’t have to break the bank! Tifosi offers the best sunglasses with advanced technology at affordable prices starting at $25.

Finding the Right Style for the Right Gift

The next step is finding the right style. You need to determine the wearer’s face shape so that you can choose the most flattering style.

  • A round face you should wear a square or rectangular frame. This will give a round face more definition.
  • A square face should avoid boxy or angular corners. Rounded edges help soften a strong face shape.
  • If you are shopping for someone with a heart shaped face, a good choice would be a more vertical oval shaped style. These flatter a heart shape face.
  • People with oval shaped faces can wear most styles so have fun with your choices!

Lifestyle plays an important role in the type of sunglasses you should purchase. For your shopping ease, here is a match up of some of Tifosi’s sunglasses to specific activities:

Running: Swank

Tifosi Swank Running Gift Idea

Road cycling: Alliant

Tifosi Alliant for cycling gift idea

Mountain biking: Amok

Tifosi Amok for MTB gift idea

Golfing: Enliven Golf, Color Enhancing Lens

Tifosi Seek FC Golf gift idea

Fishing: Enliven Polarized Onshore or Enliven Polarized Offshore

Tifosi Amok Enliven Polarized

Walking or hiking: Swank

Tifosi Swank Hiking Gift Idea

Just for fun: Swank Series

Tifosi Swick just for fun

From mirrored lenses and to a variety of colors, Tifosi has you covered. Take a spin through our Gift Guide to find the right sunglass gift and delight that special someone!

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2 comments on “How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Sunglasses for the Athlete in your Life

  1. rick padgett

    Trying to find a pair like I already have. See no model # and none of these match. Mine have slim arms, rubber cover starts slightly before ear and extends almost to backs of arm. Chrome oval [T] just before hinge in frame. Frame is over top of lens, very sturdy all way across top, especially over nose position, with somewhat large, soft rubber nose rest.
    Inside, nose piece is held in place with 2 small screws.
    This is what I see nothing as same. > Frame at top left and right have small forward extension,like swim goggles, where connecting with lens. About size of thumbmail, Vent is directly at point where goggle like extension meets lens.
    Alliant is closes match I see but has no of frame extension at top left and right of frame where frame and lens meet. Again, the slight extension looks like a small portion of swim goggles. It allows no fogging and promotes air flow at all times. Moves lens forward 1/4 +s in. away from outside of eyes.
    Lens is two layers app. 1/16 in. thick at bottom, yellow tint, not polarized. Not sure, but could be insert between 2 layers of lens. Left and right of lens have very small tab insert into goggle like extensions.
    Love these glasses and would like to order exact match.
    Would you have record of my purchase 3+s ago??
    Sorry ,so long, just trying to find exact match.
    Rick Padgett