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GIFT GUIDE: The Best Christmas Gifts For People Who Have Eyes

Give 'em killer suns and specs.
IMAGE A&M Films/ Channel Productions
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Sunglasses are the perfect holiday gifts because everyone has eyes right? And people with eyes always need a good pair to: 1.) protect them from the sun, 2.) project a sense of coolness, and most important 3.) cover up the horrible mess called their post-party faces. Here are some of the best suns (and also frames) that will do the trick.

For The Very Individual Individual

May we introduce you to Mujosh, a young eyewear brand from Hong Kong that makes offbeat styles like this pair, which we can only describe as like two potato chips hanging precariously from a wire or a makeshift creation with Mad Max vibes. We are getting weird now. Please just wear with confidence. Mujosh, Alabang Town Center, Eastwood City

For The Many Faces

Believe us when we say that these eyeglasses possess magic. Its slightly square and slightly round (sqround?) shape looks fantastic on most faces. And, yes, it will help you see better. Mujosh, Alabang Town Center, Eastwood City

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For The Magpie

This is for the woman who is unapologetic about her attraction to all things shiny, especially those with filigree details or, more specifically, Baroque volutes. Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Barocco, Eye Society

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For The Free-Wheeling Spirit

She does as she wants, and what she wants is to not color within the lines, and so this pair, which combines empty spaces with spiraling shapes, is perfect. It also looks like a pair of sunglasses inside another—so really, this is a steal! Miu Miu Scenic Evolution, Eye Society

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For The Woman From The Future

She comes from the future! (Or she's what fashion folks call directional.) The geometric arch on top mimics her always-raised eyebrows and that rim-free bottom is just plain cool. Prada Cinema, Eye Society

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For The Man From The Stars

The perfect partner to the pair above. Raw-edged frames, nylon edges, and flash mirror lenses, all say that its wearer is light years ahead. Puma, available in leading department stores

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For The Cool Geek

Or geekily cool. Round is now, and these take it to another level with Beyoncé-thick frames and mysterious smoky lenses. Saint Laurent, available in leading department stores

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For The Rebel

Are the lopped off edges on this classic aviator shape a commentary against conformity? Alexander McQueen, available in leading department stores

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For The Eternal Rocker

Where The Wild Roses Grow” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is a great and weird song with an equally beautiful video. If that is on your music-loving co-worker's playlist, then he'll appreciate this pair that references Cave's eyewear style. McQ, available in leading department stores

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For The Really Rich

God is in the details! Or the devil is in the details! We're not sure right now. What we do know is that subtle details signify true luxury. This pair makes use of Bottega Venetta's interciatto pattern beneath its acetate edges. Do you see it? Bottega Veneta, available in leading department stores

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For The Harry Potter Fanatic

He's read all the books (five times), has been sorted into Gryffindor at Pottermore (after seven tries), and sputters lines from the movies often (“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good”). And the only thing he wants for Christmas are these Harry-like eyeglasses (which he will use even if he has perfect vision). McQ, available in leading department stores

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For The Maximalist Reader 

She has maintained her opulent stylishness even if an insane reading habit transformed her into Ms. Four Eyes. Naturally, this pearl-and-stud-adorned cat eyes are for her. Gucci, available in leading department stores

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For The Fashion Baby 

Let's not leave all the (designer) fun to the adults. These Stellas, with an exaggerated cat-eye shape that is actually formed by the meeting of two swans, are perfect for playing (designer) house. Stella McCartney, available in leading department stores

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For The Social Network Star

The Blaze Collection is Ray-Ban's rare foray into more fashion-y sunglasses (they're always classic), and that maybe the reason why people were clamoring to get these on their faces even before their Manila release. It's the precise look that makes these covetable: One solid and flat piece affixed on a frame. Ray-Ban Blaze Round

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For The Key Online Influencer

Another one for the 'gram. This one combines all the right trends: Round, which is now, overlarge, which is heating up, and the Clubmaster's top-rimmed style, which is always in style. Ray-Ban Clubround Oversized

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