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Giving Shade(s)

February 13, 2023 4 min read


Why Sunglasses Make the Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. The day of love, celebration and most importantly-gifts! Just kidding. Well, kind of. Gift giving is one of the love languages after all. 

What could be a more thoughtful and practical gift than a pair of sunglasses? Personally, we think giving jewelry is a bit cliche and overrated, so why not shake it up and give the gift of handmade sunglasses to your special someone instead?

Get ready to shade in style this Valentine's Day as we guide you through the process of picking the perfect pair of sunglasses gift ideas for your loved one.

What’s Their Style?

When choosing sunglasses as a gift, there are a few things to consider. First and foremost, you'll want to find a pair that fits your loved one's style. Remember, you want the sunglasses to be something they will use and enjoy, and not just collect dust on a shelf!

Take some time to think about their personal aesthetic and what they typically wear. For example, if they tend to dress more on the classic side, a pair of timeless aviators or wayfarers may be a good choice. On the other hand, if they have a more edgy or trendy sense of style, you might consider something more fashion-forward like a pair of oversized or colorful frames, like our Palm Beach Honey frames.

Something that we’re pretty proud of at Maho Shades is that we make sustainable sunglasses, so no matter what your loved one’s style, you can be rest assured that they’re made from high—quality materials that have a minimum environmental impact and can easily be recycled.

The Benefits of Polarized Sunglasses

We might be a bit biased here, but we think that whenever you’re picking a pair of shades, they should always be polarized. Polarized sunglasses are a great option for people who spend a lot of time outdoors, especially in bright sunlight. They are designed to reduce glare, which can make it easier to see and more comfortable to be outside.

Polarized lenses contain a special filter that blocks glare caused by the reflection of light off of surfaces such as water, snow, and pavement. This glare can be distracting and make it difficult to see, especially when driving or participating in water sports. Polarized sunglasses eliminate the glare, making it easier to see and making outdoor activities more enjoyable.

All of our sustainable sunglasses at Maho Shades are polarized— so we got you covered there!

Picking The Right Frame

On top of getting a pair of sunglasses that suits their style, you need to consider what kind of frame of sunglasses will look good on them too. You want your gift to compliment their features and to be something that elevates their style, so you need to pick a frame that compliments their unique face shape.

But have no fear, it’s simple to figure it out. For example, if they have a round face, you may want to opt for sunglasses with angular frames to balance out their facial features. On the other hand, if they have a square face, round frames may be a better choice to soften their angular jawline. A heart-shaped face needs a frame that will be wider at the bottom to balance out their features, so a cat-eye or round frame will work best for this type. And lastly, oval face shapes have it easy— most styles of sunglasses look great on this face shape, so you can’t really go wrong there. 

A classic frame that works well on most face shapes is a wayfarer that has both square and round features, like ourFairhope frame that comes in a variety of colors.

What Are They Doing Outside?

Just like you’d wear different types of shoes outside for whatever activity you’re embarking on, the same rule of thought applies to your sunglasses. Why? Well, different frames and lens color will be more specific depending on the type of activity you’re doing.

If the person you are buying for is an athlete or spends a lot of time outdoors, look for sunglasses that are more sport-specific. They will provide the necessary protection and comfort for outdoor activities.

Our Charleston 2 is a great option for those who like to active outside.

An Affordable Luxury

Sunglasses are a total affordable luxury - they're stylish, fashionable, and most importantly, functional!

Lastly let's be real, a lot of people have a knack for breaking or damaging glasses, so Maho sunglasses with their Lifetime Warranty might just be the perfect gift. 

Buying handmade sunglasses as a gift for Valentine's Day or any day of the year is a thoughtful and practical choice. Pick a pair that your loved one will love and use regularly, and you’ll win the gift game this year.


Happy shopping!