Christmas Gift Ideas from Respectacle Company

Eyewear Xmas Gift

With Christmas just around the corner, we’re sure most of you are now concentrating on your Christmas arrangements. There’s so much to do, from planning family and friend visits, ordering turkeys (if there’s any available), stocking up on chocolate (if the supplies hold out), shopping for Christmas presents for loved ones and putting up decorations.

Hopefully, this year will be a much more relaxed affair than last year, with people able to meet up and gather together to enjoy the Christmas and new year celebrations. But let’s not forget Covid is still out there, which means continuing with our ‘new normal’ sanitising regimes.

One of the things the Respectacle team will be doing this year is trying to shop local for several reasons:

Firstly, here in Market Harborough, we have a lovely high street full of great independent, high-quality shops. We’re lucky here; it’s not something you see in many towns or cities around the UK. Now more than ever, if we don’t support them, many might not make it through to the new year. Especially after the impact Covid has had and continues to have. So, we all need to help support them to keep our local high street alive and interesting.

Another reason why we’re keen to shop local is the prospect of travelling into a big city or visiting a big shopping mall isn’t as fun as it once was. Many people seem to think Covid is no longer a threat, which means shoppers perhaps aren’t quite as vigilant as they should be. So we’re choosing to stay away from busy shopping malls for another year.

Thirdly, as much as we enjoy shopping online, we like to browse and see what we’re buying for family and friends. It avoids the disappointment of ordering online and discovering what you’ve purchased isn’t quite what you expected. And lastly, why travel further afield when we have such a lovely array of shops right on our doorstep. Shopping local and supporting small independent businesses makes Christmas shopping a much more pleasurable experience.


Christmas gift ideas for eyewear lovers 

At Respectacle Company, we have a few gift ideas which could work well for the spectacle wearer in your life. So if you’re struggling to know what to buy them, read on.

One item that we stock that our customers really like is the Eyeshaker. It’s a spectacle cleaning system that makes your eyewear gleam. One of the issues people have with glasses is that because we wear them all or most of the time – and they’re close to our skin and eyes – they can become grubby quickly, from grease, oil, makeup and outdoor elements. But put your spectacles or sunglasses into the container, follow the instructions, and they come up a treat. The Eyeshaker can clean in all the nooks and crannies which a simple cloth can’t reach. Find out more about the Eyeshaker cleaning system here.

Eyeshaker Xmas Gift

We’ve also got some great stocking fillers in the shape of our reusable anti-fog cloths. They last for up to 200 wipes, which is a long time. And they really do work. If your eyewear is fogging up from wearing a mask, these wipes will keep your glasses clean and clear. And as they’re reusable, you’re helping the planet too.

One optical accessory proving very popular with our customers is the luxury glasses holders by Le Kevin. If you’re buying a gift for someone who wears glasses, you can’t go wrong with a Le Kevin. And chances are, they won’t already have one.

Le Kevin’s are an eyewear accessory that everyone who wears glasses needs. They are leather glasses holders which hang around your neck like a necklace. They come in an assortment of lovely colours and are suitable for both men and women. You can find out more about our Le Kevin glasses holders here.

Le Kevin Glasses Holder

The next time you’re in Market Harborough to do your Christmas shopping, pop into Respectacle Company on Manor Walk. Check out our Christmas window display, and let us show you our ideas for this year’s must-have Christmas presents for eyewear lovers.

Further reading:

Spotlight on Market Harborough’s Independent Retail Scene