19 best stylish sunglasses to gift your Dad

Stuck for Father’s Day gift ideas?

Look no further.

Practical and stylish, gift him the best of both with some new shades he’ll simply love. Save yourself time and effort and check out these top 20 frames that would make the perfect Father's Day gift.

Let’s dive in.


19 Best Dad sunglasses styles

Jack Nicholson wearing black RayBan Wayfarer sunglasses with a cigarette in his mouth

1. 80’s Dad sunglasses that are both stylish and timeless

Dads are the best. They're always there for you when you need them and they know how to make you laugh. They also have a great sense of style. So why not give your Dad the gift of style this Father's Day with a pair of 80’s style sunglasses?

The RayBan Wayfarer is one of the most timelessly cool sunglasses designs of all time thanks to films like “Risky Business” featuring Tom Cruise. These sunglasses are both stylish and timeless, and they'll make your Dad look great no matter what he's doing. So go ahead and give your Dad the gift of style this Father's Day.

Classic Rayban Wayfarer in Black



Bearded man with long hair wearing blue jacket and square black sunglasses frame

2. Oversized dad sunglasses for a cool, modern look

Oversized sunglasses are the perfect gift for your Dad this Father's Day. They'll make him look bold and modern. Plus, they'll come in handy on those bright, sunny days when he's out on the golf course or enjoying a leisurely walk along the beach. So why not give your Dad the gift of style and function this Father's Day with a pair of oversized sunglasses? He's sure to appreciate them for years to come.

Large square dark grey sunglasses frame



Front view of man wearing chunky black Aviator sunglasses frame with gradient lenses

3. Polarised Dad sunglasses for extra protection against the sun's harmful rays

This Father’s Day, give your Dad the gift of polarised sunglasses. These premium lenses block reflected glare for smooth crystal-clear performance. If he spends a lot of time outside or driving his car, polarised lenses reduce eye strain over long periods of visual focus; especially on sunny days. With a wide variety of styles and lens colours to choose from, you're sure to find a pair that your Dad will love. Whether he's an outdoorsman or a city dweller, polarised sunglasses are the perfect gift to upgrade his experience in the sun.



Front view of RayBan Aviator sunglasses lying on wood table on sunny day

4. Aviator Dad sunglasses that are perfect for all occasions

Few sunglasses are as famous and as masculine as the RayBan Aviator. Designed for WWII fighter pilots, these skeletal shades were intended to be lightweight, practical and suitable for aeronautical assaults. Since the 1930’s,

Aviator sunglasses have become one of the most popular sunglasses styles thanks to their large lens coverage and bold aesthetics. They literally suit anyone!  A reliable pair of Aviator sunglasses is the perfect gift for any Dad who wants a single do-it-all pair of shades that’ll never go out of style. They really are the Swiss army knife of sunglasses. He'll be sure to thank you for it!


Three quarter view of man smiling wearing black sunglasses frame with blue mirror lenses

5. Sporty Dad sunglasses

Sports sunglasses are perfect for active Dads who love spending time outdoors. Thanks to their strong wraparound frame curvature, they provide excellent protection from the sun's harmful rays. Lightweight sports frames are designed for performance making them ideal for activities like cycling, running, or hiking. If your good ol’ Dad dabbles in any of these pastimes, you should check out Blenders eyewear and their range of sports frames.



Square tortoiseshell sunglasses frame with dark grey lenses

6. Fashionable Geometric shades in bright and bold colours

Bold geometric shades are incredibly fashionable, so what better way to upgrade your Dad’s style with a pair of stylish sunglasses? Available in a variety of bright and bold colours, these shades are sure to add a touch of cool to any outfit. And because they're so fashionable, your Dad will be happy to show them off to all his friends. So this Father's Day, surprise your Dad with a gift that's both trendy and practical.



Smartly dressed man in suit and tie wearing round sunglasses frame

7. Round sunglasses that will make your Dad stand out from the crowd

Looking for a unique gift for your Dad this Father's Day? Round sunglasses are a stylish and practical option that he's sure to love. Not only will they help him stand out from the crowd, but they'll also protect his eyes from the sun. Plus, round sunglasses are flattering on all face shapes, so you can be sure that he'll look great in them.

If your Dad is a trendsetter, consider getting him a pair of round sunglasses in a bold colour or pattern. If he's more classic in his taste, opt for a pair in a classic black or crystal acetate like the Cutler And Gross 1396. No matter what his style, round sunglasses are sure to make your Dad look and feel cool this Father's Day.



Mature man wearing turtleneck sweater and thick square sunglasses frame

8. Square Dad sunglasses that are both stylish and practical

Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for. They either already have everything they need, or they're just annoyingly picky. But when it comes to sunglasses, you can't go wrong with a stylish and practical pair of rectangular frames. Not only will they help Dad look his best, but they'll also protect his eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun.



Man with grey hair and beard wearing clear sunglasses with purple tinted lenses

9. Colour tinted sunglasses for a touch of mystery

Sun lenses don’t have to just be grey. In fact, you can have custom lenses fitted to almost any pair of sunglasses in various colours and darkness’s. For any Dad who loves a little pizzazz, why not gift him some colour tinted sunglasses such as the American Optical Times C2?

With their clear frame, the lens colour adds a touch of intrigue to his everyday look. So whether he's driving to work or taking a leisurely stroll, your Dad will appreciate the stylish and functional gift of colour tinted sunglasses.

Three quarter view or round clear frame sunglasses



John Lennon with long hair and beard making peace symbol with his fingers

10. Retro sunglasses

Yep. Those same sunnies your Dad rocked back in the day have made a come back. For his birthday, Christmas or for Father’s Day, give the 'gift of cool' with a pair of retro-inspired shades. Whether he'd suit the classic Wayfarers or round wire John Lennon style frames, retro shades will remind him of the ‘good old days.’ So go for it, help your Dad relive his youth with a trendy throwback sunglasses frame.



Shirtless man wearing 80s style visor sunglasses with mirrored lens

11. Wrap around glasses for the Dad who loves adventure

Is your Dad the outdoorsy type? If he loves spending time hiking, biking, or just being out in nature, some visor sunglasses will keep up with his active lifestyle.

That's where wrap around glasses come in.

These single lens shades offer maximum protection from the sun, so your Dad can enjoy his time outdoors without straining his eyes. Plus, they're designed to stay in place no matter how much he moves, so he won't have to worry about them falling off or getting lost. 

Three quarter view of mirrored visor wrap around sunglasses frame



Bearded man leaning out of car window smiling wearing rectangular sunglasses frame

12. Rectangular sunglasses for the Dad who’s always driving

Does your Dad always take the driver’s seat? For the Dad who always has to drive, rectangular sunglasses are the perfect gift. Versatile and stylish, rectangular sunglasses can be worn in and out the care wherever he goes. Because let’s face it, men would rather just have one good pair of shades than two or three…right?

For extra brownie points, you could upgrade to polarised lenses. For driving, they’ll help reduce eyestrain over log car journeys and give him more consistent optical clarity in varying sunlight. Whether he's driving to work or taking a road trip, a pair of rectangular sunglasses will help him to stay safe and stylish.

Front view of square crystal and green sunglasses frame



Mature man wearing black suit and 50s style sunglasses frame

13. Cat eye sunglasses for the Dad with a big personality

Do your have a Dad with a big personality? Then cat eye sunglasses are the perfect gift for him this Father's Day! These 50's style sunglasses are a retro accessory that will add vintage flair to your Dad's style. 

For a vintage vibe, check out the Linea J sunglasses frame. These rectangular shades are a gently cat-eyed shape, crafted from two contrasting acetates for both the front and the temples.

Rectangular sunglasses frame with dark grey lenses



RayBan Clubmaster sunglasses frame on sandy beach

14. Clubmaster sunglasses for the dapper Dad

Clubmaster sunglasses are the perfect gift for the dapper Dad. With their retro styling and sophisticated lines, they convey a sense of effortless cool. And while they may be vintage-inspired, they're also fully modern, with polarised lenses that offer 100% UV protection.

Whether your Dad is a beach bum or a city slicker, these sunglasses will help him look his best. So don't wait until the last minute to shop for a gift - grab a pair of Clubmasters and give your Dad the gift of style this Father's Day.

Black and gold rimmed Clubmaster sunglasses frame



Bearded man wearing yellow jacket and oval blue sunglasses frame

15. Classic oval sunglasses for a stylish Dad

Oval style sunglasses are easily one of the most timeless sunglasses styles there is. They’re the perfect gift for any Dad who’s a snappy dresser. Understated, refined and perennial cool, oval shades suit any face shape. Available in a variety of frame and lens colours, you really can’t go wrong with these mid-century style sunglasses.

Front view of oval blue sunglasses frame with dark grey lenses



Hopper from Netflix series Stranger Things wearing police uniform and wire Aviator sunglasses outside on sunny day

16. Wire rimmed sunglasses

Wire rimmed sunglasses are sleek, lightweight and incredibly versatile. If you Dad prefers low-profile sunglasses that aren’t too bulky, wire shades like the RayBan Outdoorsman are the perfect gift idea. With their thin temples (arms) and swivel nose pads, they’ll be comfortable and useful for this summer and beyond.

Three quarter view of RayBan Aviator Outdoorsman sunglasses frame with lightly tinted green lenses



James Dean wearing flip up sunglasses frame with cigarette in is mouth

17. Clip-on Dad sunglasses

Clip-on sunglasses were huge back in the 80’s and 90’s. Popularised by actors such as James Dean, these stylish add-ons means your Dad can wear his prescription spectacles with the added option of clip-on sun lenses – whenever he needs them.

For a retro throwback this Father's Day, get your Dad a set of stylish shades like the Gucci GG0182S with folding clip-on lenses. This decadent black frame is built with gold-plated rivets and hinges which match the gold-rimmed clip ons.

Three quarter view of black eyeglasses with gold rimmed clip on sun lenses



Bruce Willis wearing a pair of Shuron Ronsirs with tinted lenses in the 1980s

18. Browline sunglasses

For the Dad who likes to look sharp, a pair of browline sunglasses are the perfect gift. Stylish shades like the Garrett Leight Elkgrove frame have a characteristically thick upper brow that gives them a distinctly ‘50s look.

Whether your Dad is into classic fashion or just likes to look good, browline sunglasses are sure to put a smile on his face. So why not treat your Dad to a pair this Father's Day? He'll be looking sharp in no time.

Three quarter view of tortoise Clubmaster eyeglasses frame



Man wearing round clear frame sunglasses frame

19. Clear frame sunglasses

This year, step away from the boring tie and give your Dad some clear frame sunglasses with colour tinted lenses. Whether he's headed to the park or just spending a lazy day in the backyard, these shades are a reliable style he can wear for any occasion.

Front view of round clear sunglasses frame



Dad holding up his child wearing clear frame sunglasses


If you're looking for a gift that will keep your Dad cool and stylish all season long, look no further than a pair of Dad sunglasses that are on trend. Whether he's hitting the golf course or just relaxing by the pool, a good pair of shades will help him to enjoy the sunshine while keeping his eyes protected from harmful UV rays. With so many great styles to choose from, you're sure to find a pair that suits his personality perfectly.



Man at a dinner party smoking a cigarette wearing round frame sunglasses

What is the best Father's Day gift for a Dad who loves sunglasses?

The best sunglasses are those that suit your Dad’s lifestyle. If he’s particularly active, sports specific shades will always outperform fashion frames. For fishing, sailing or skiing, wraparound frames with polarised lenses are the best way to go. They’ll keep glare to a minimum and prevent visual fatigue during long periods of visual focus.

But if you’re looking for a more fashionable frame, look for well-made sunglasses that use high quality components and lenses in a style that will suit his face. Rectangular, oval and Aviator sunglasses are some of the most popular styles you can choose from.

Be sure to get the right size of sunglasses for your Dad. If he has a particularly small or large head, you might want to check out this sunglasses sizing guide.

Furthermore, if your Dad has Asian genetics, you might want to consider getting him some Asian-fit sunglasses.



Can I get my Dad a pair of prescription sunglasses for Father's Day?

Yes, absolutely! If your Dad wears prescription lenses, then gifting him prescription sunglasses is a great way to make sure he can enjoy the outdoors in perfect vision. At Banton Frameworks, you can have prescription sun lenses fitted to any of our handmade sunglasses.


What is the best way to clean sunglasses?

The best way to clean your sunglasses is with warm water mixed with dish washing detergent. Immerse the sunglasses (entirely) into the warm water and use your fingers to gently wipe the frames and lenses to rid them of any dirt, oil or grime. To dry the frame, gently use a soft microfibre cloth to wipe the frame and lenses.


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How can I protect my sunglasses when not in use?

When not in use, store your sunglasses inside a protective hard-case. The best cases are usually lined with soft microfibre to prevent scratching your lenses. Sunglasses cases are readily available online and will keep your frame safe from being squashed.

If you or your Dad have multiple pairs of sunglasses frames, you should consider a sunglass organiser. Instead of using separate individual cases, sunglasses storage boxes keep them safe all in one place.


Visual comparison of water glare looking through polarised sunglasses and non polarised sunglasses

What are the benefits of polarised sunglasses?

Polarised sunglasses use lenses which block glare from flat shiny surfaces such as water ice or snow. Over time, glare causes visual fatigue as your eyes strain to see properly, which is why polarised lenses are beneficial for long durations of visual focus during sports or driving.

Hopefully you found this article helpful. Please check out our other sunglasses blogs for more useful advice.

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