Chances are you’ll never be able to repay your mother for the things she’s given you: thousands of meals, clothing, spoonfuls of medicine, and a list of axioms—too long to recount—to live by. Not to mention a beating heart. The more you think about it, the more grateful you tend to be for mom. And you may indeed come to this realization: you’ll never be able to get square. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try, though. In fact, you better get to it if you ever intend to put a dent in that lopsided score. But not to worry; we’ve got you covered. Here, we’ve curated some of the top reading glasses gifts for Mother’s Day.
The Elizabeth Street
One of Scojo New York’s most popular pairs, the Elizabeth Street is a polished and refined reader from the brand’s Tribeca Collection. This pair features some of the hottest style trends of the year, including a butterfly silhouette: a flattering shape that pairs a sophisticated swooping brow with an angular bottom. (The result: bountiful style points that will count toward making you two even.) And the Burgundy Bling acetate is crisp.
The Gels Collection offers the brand’s—and, if we’re honest, the industry’s—lightest and most resilient reading glasses. Crafted by hand from featherlight, Flame-colored TR-90 surgical plastic, she’ll be able to wear this pair for tireless stretches. And the lenses provide distortion-free magnification in eight separate powers. (If you don’t know what level of magnification to get, check out this chart.) Classic, stylish, and extremely comfortable, Gels are always a solid choice. You may as well get yourself a pair while you’re at it.
The Venus Lane
The Venus Lane offers cosmically cool styling with another butterfly silhouette—though this one, with its prominent peaks, is slightly more dramatic. The premium Starlight Teal acetate (handpicked exclusively for this model) is fit for cocktail hour, and is reminiscent of the French Riviera at twilight. Equipped with steel-core adjustable temples for added comfort and precision fitting, the Venus Lane will add some zest to mom’s wardrobe.
The Downing Street
The Downing Street is one part bookworm, one part fashion queen. This rarefied reading frame combines a cat-eye silhouette and a (rather vintage) keyhole bridge that exudes smart style. Handcrafted from grey-flecked crystal acetate, the Downing Street’s ruby red temples create a vivid contrast against its neutral front. The left temple tip of this distinguished reader dons the iconic Scojo New York semicolon. The Downing Street will have her turning pages in style.