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Holiday Gift Guide: Sunglasses for Every Personality

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread some cheer than with the gift of style and protection for the eyes? American Optical is here to help you choose the perfect pair of sunglasses that not only complement your loved one’s personality but also provide unmatched quality and history. Here’s our holiday gift guide, tailored for every unique personality in your life:

For the History Buff: The Saratoga

JFK Sunglasses American Optical Saratoga

Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

If you’re shopping for someone who appreciates history and timeless style, consider the iconic Saratoga sunglasses. Worn by none other than the legendary JFK, these shades have an enduring appeal that exudes class and charisma. A perfect choice for someone who enjoys a touch of vintage glamor while paying homage to a historical figure.

For the Space Camp Alum: The Original Pilot

American Optical sunglasses, first on the moon. Original Pilot (FG_58) aviators

Walt Cunningham aboard Apollo 7, NASA

Is your loved one a space enthusiast or a proud space camp alum? The Original Pilot sunglasses are a celestial choice. These shades were worn by Apollo astronauts and even made their way to the moon, making them a remarkable symbol of space exploration. Gift these to someone who dreams of reaching for the stars.

For the Fashion Plate: The Lucinda


For the trendsetter and fashion-forward individual in your life, the Lucinda sunglasses inspired by the glam Cosmetan collection of the 1950s are an absolute must-have. With a throwback to classic styles, these shades blend vintage charm with modern flair. They’re the perfect accessory to elevate any outfit and make a statement.

For the Adrenaline Junkie: The General

aviator sunglasses for women

Know someone who’s always seeking adventure and thrill? The General sunglasses are built for the fearless. With military-grade construction and broad UV coverage, they’re the ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies. These sunglasses will keep their eyes protected while they conquer the great outdoors.

For the Dapper Dan: The Sirmont


The Sirmont sunglasses offer a timeless browline look that never goes out of style. These shades, worn by the influential Malcolm X, are perfect for the dapper individual who appreciates a touch of sophistication. Gift the Sirmont to someone who exudes charisma and classic charm.

For the Rest of Your List:

This holiday season, give the gift of style, history, and quality with American Optical’s range of sunglasses. Each pair is a testament to our commitment to excellence and a reflection of the wearer’s unique personality. 

Whether it’s the Saratoga, Original Pilot, Lucinda, General, Sirmont, etc., there’s a pair of iconic American Optical sunglasses for everyone on your list. Unsure what style will look best, check out our guide on selecting sunglasses by face shape. Shop now and make this holiday season one to remember! 

Get in touch if you have any questions about AO gifts!

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