Why Oliver Peoples eyewear is the ultimate Father’s Day gift

Socks? A tie? Or socks? Father’s Day gifts for Dad can be tricky at the best of times. You want to show him how much he means to you, but the standard gifts can be a little predictable.

If you’re stuck for ideas and can’t think of what to get your dad this Father’s Day, don’t panic; we’ve got your back. Come to our opticians in Temple Fortune, Potters Bar, or Finchley Road, and we’ll help you make this the year that you buy a gift that really shows him how much you appreciate him.

Oliver Peoples eyewear

Most dads like to think they’ve got a bit of panache about them, right? And it’s up to us to make them feel the part, especially on Father’s Day. What better way than a new pair of sunnies?

A pair of Oliver Peoples sunglasses might just be the ultimate Father’s Day gift. They’re both practical and fashionable (just like your dad) and they’ll give him a personal style boost that’ll make him less Homer Simpson and more George Clooney.

A company steeped in heritage and style

heritage and style

Oliver Peoples is a classy eyewear brand that’s all about heritage, quality, and style. It’s been in the game since 1987, when it started making frames in the heart of sunny California. Every pair of the glasses is meticulously crafted by skilled artisans who put their heart and soul into the process from start to finish, resulting in frames that emulate that laid back Californian vibe.

But it’s not just about the quality – Oliver Peoples is also heavily inspired by vintage aesthetics from Hollywood’s golden era. Many of their frames have a retro-chic look that’ll make you feel like a glamorous movie star from the 50s or 60s. Think Steve McQueen and Sean Connery.

Many of their styles also incorporate the geometric shapes and bold designs that were all the rage in the 1980s. It’s like they’ve taken the best of the past and created a unique retro-modern chic.

So, whether your dad’s cruising down Sunset Boulevard or hitting up the local Tesco on a Saturday morning, it’s the perfect eyewear choice to help him look effortlessly cool and stylish. These frames aren’t just for seeing better – they’re a statement piece that screams, “I’ve got great taste” in the most understated, dad-like way.

Top 3 must-have Oliver Peoples sunglasses

Our team has plenty of experience helping customers choose their favourite sunglasses. We asked them to pick three of our most popular styles of Oliver Peoples sunglasses, each ideal for Father’s Day gifts.



One of Oliver Peoples’ most well-known designs, the O’Malley, has a smaller frame that’s ideal for people with smaller faces or who don’t want their glasses to cover too much of their face. Launched in 1988, it was inspired by former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley.

The O’Malley is available in a wide range of frame and lens colours, and it’s got to be one of the most iconic eyewear designs available. It’ll transform your dad into a timeless style icon in an instant.

Gregory Peck

A timeless classic released in 2012, this style was inspired by Gregory Peck and the glasses he wore in his Academy Award-winning role as Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.

The round, vintage style and universal fit accommodate most face shapes, so you don’t need to worry about whether it’ll suit your dad or not. Whatever his face shape, they’ll make him look like he means business: smart, sophisticated and stylish.



The Casian has a classic, 80s, wayfarer vibe. Originally popularised by James Dean and Buddy Holly in the 50s and 60s, wayfarers enjoyed a resurgence and became a huge hit and must-have style in the 80s and have remained on trend since.

Casian sunglasses come in two colours: classic black and a more modern workman grey, each offering an effortlessly cool look. The frames are oversized and rectangular, with the larger lens covering more of the face.

Sunglasses: the perfect Father’s Day gift

When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, can they get any better than sunglasses? With summer holidays just around the corner, it’s the time of year when most of us are dusting off last year’s pair and thinking they could do with an upgrade – and that’s if you’ve been able to find them in the first place.

Essential eye protection

eye protection

Sunglasses offer a rare combination of style and function. They’re incredibly practical, protecting the eyes and the surrounding skin from harmful UV rays. They’re essential when driving or spending time outside in the sunshine. Polarised lenses also help reduce glare from bright sunlight and provide enhanced colour contrast, making driving safer and outdoor activities and sports easier and more enjoyable.

Regular exposure to direct sunlight without proper eye protection can be unsafe. It increases the risk of developing common eye diseases, including cataracts, corneal damage, macular degeneration, and even eye cancer. You’re also going to get more wrinkles as you age if you don’t look after the thin skin around your eyes.

Buy your dad a pair of sunnies this Father’s Day and you’ll be helping him protect his vision as he gets older to preserve his quality of life.

An everyday luxury to boost any outfit

everyday luxury

A great pair of sunglasses can revamp even the dullest outfit, taking it from boring and basic to cool and stylish. Top quality, timeless sunglasses, such as Oliver Peoples, are equally at home paired with shorts and a t-shirt at the weekend as they are with a smart suit during the week. What’s not to love?

Sunglasses feel like a little bit of luxury real estate for your face, too. Classic shapes won’t ever go out of style, and every time your dad puts them on, he’ll be reminded of the gift you gave him.

A fantastic selection of styles to choose from

Come and visit your local Optikal Opticians – Temple Fortune, Potters Bar or Finchley Road. We’ve got a fantastic range of sunglasses to choose from. Our friendly, professional, and knowledgeable team will be on hand to help you find a perfect Father’s Day gift that will make your dad feel – and look – a million dollars.