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The Retropeepers Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! I think everyone can agree that last year’s socially distanced Christmas wasn't quite up to standard, so 2021 has some making up to do.

Retropeepers has lots of super styles in stock to make all spectacle and sunglasses fans smile on Christmas morning. Whether you are looking for something extravagant for the main gift, or a more budget-friendly stocking filler, we have you covered - and you can order straight from the comfort of your armchair! So, here we go......

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Let’s start with good old mum – I know she’s at the top of my Christmas shopping list (and she says less of the ‘good OLD’, thank you). She’s going to be slaving away all festive season to make sure that everything is perfect for the big day, so she deserves a treat, and our Fifi frames are just that. One of our most gorgeous designer styles, Fifi is generous in size but cleverly moulded to appear delicate. The top-quality acetate frames, which were handmade in France, are fully adjustable. Seriously minded but also seriously fun, Fifi is perfect for a stylish, intellectual woman… does that make up for calling you old, Mum?

Is there anything more traditionally seasonal than watching Dad sit in his favourite armchair next to a roaring fire, smoking a pipe, and reading the newspaper? Well, at my house, smoking indoors is a total no-no and the log fire has long been bricked up – I guess we’re just not that into open flames! However, Dad can recapture the Christmas magic by lighting a small Mince Pie scented candle and reading his latest library book with a pair of Anglo American Optical 180Es. The bold, retro-styled round shiny frame is elegant and smart, while the silver details on the front and temples provide a whimsical design accent. A real Christmas treat for a really special man!

Looking for vintage style for a modern man? Look no further! Elliot is a perfect 50s, unisex square shape that combines practicality and style. With the increase in screen time caused by working from home, Elliot's Blue Cut lenses will protect your loved one's eyes when they are spending a lot of time at the computer. A ready reader which can also be fitted with prescription lenses, Elliot is also a great shape for people who like a wide field of vision.

Show the special lady in your life that she is out of this world with Aurora, a bold, beautiful, and desirable modified cat-eye. These glittering, handmade frames in bronze are perfect for someone who likes a little sparkle in their life. Dozens of genuine golden Swarovski crystals were applied with care to hand-polished acetate to make this frame a truly unique design and the perfect gift for a superstar.

For your BFF, Cool Cat really does what it says on the tin - the coolest cat-eye on the block. A stunning, monochrome early 60s style, this would be the perfect gift for any film fans who want to recapture the retro glamour of Edgar Wright's latest London-based movie, Last Night in Soho. Make this a black-and-white Christmas to remember? Or perhaps match the Christmas tree with elf-green Cooper, our charming early 40s style ready readers. Inspired by Hollywood movie star Gary Cooper and with a maximum comfort frame that can be fitted with prescription lenses, the Coopers are sure to make everyone green with envy!

If you are looking for a sensational stocking filler or some smaller more cost-effective gifts to compliment a larger one, then we also stock a wide range of glasses cases with matching polishing cloths. The stunning William Morris range features his gorgeous textile designs and gives a really decadent art nouveau look. The amazing Frida Kahlo case and cloth, in a triangle shape, are decorated with her Mexican style flowers in her trademark bright colours, while the cloth features her iconic portrait. Alternatively, ask us about gift vouchers.

Whatever you choose, we know that your nearest and dearest will be thrilled. After they have unwrapped their gifts with glee, please do tag us in a festive selfie using our #Retropeepers hashtag – we love to see our customers.

Merry Christmas!

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