With the Scojo New York Holiday Gift Guide, picking the right present has never been easier.
The best gifts are the ones you use time and time again. But when it comes to giving, you can’t always be sure what will be cherished, let alone put to use, by those friends and family members you have thoughtfully bestowed gifts upon. To make sure you don’t give dad—or that co-worker you randomly drew in your office’s variation of Secret Santa—a dud, we have created a guide to help you navigate through the often opaque and disorienting blizzard of holiday shopping and arrive at that perfect gift. (After all: it’s not like Santa—or his ensemble of elves and reindeer—is going to be of any help, right?)
For that Reader with a Routine
This person has established a regimen of reading the paper in the morning—and wouldn’t think twice about starting the day any other way. Enrich their routine with distortion-free Gels reading glasses that eliminate the squint and strain of deciphering fine print. Handmade from feather-light TR-90 surgical plastic, they weigh next to nothing. (So light, in fact, users often claim to completely forget they are even wearing them.) For comfort and function in a suite of ready-to-wear styles, colors and powers, Gels is your best bet. Hands down.
Fashion-Forward Friends and Family
The Tribeca Collection, named after the modish Manhattan neighborhood, is home to a rich array trendsetting styles—and is perfect for the fashion aficionado among your friends and family. This series of vogue readers features premium acetates that have been crafted and polished by hand in various shapes, and are ophthalmic quality (meaning they are so well made they could pass for prescription frames). Your options here are vast, so we’ve selected the models most in sync with season’s crispest styles. Or, opt for Gels Plush if you’re looking for something with more spirit and panache.
The Bookish and Sophisticated Type
Tribeca also features a number of round reading frames, traditionally worn by intellectual and artistic types. Available in a range of ready-to-wear powers (1.00-3.00) to examine text up close, these premium reading glasses channel a distinctly literary vibe while blending vintage and avant garde character. So, whether you’re shopping for a well-known wordsmith or just a voracious reader in your circle, any of the below styles will do.