7 Fashion Editors on the Perfect Last-Minute Gifts

I don’t generally consider myself to be a slacker. At least I hadn’t up until the moment I found myself without gifts for quite a few people—including my two best friends, my boss, and my sister (all of whom will probably read this, sigh)—less than two weeks from the holidays. I was hours away from 1) panicking and 2) settling on the same sad gift card for all four women… But then my fellow editors reminded me of the perfect gift: sunglasses.

The idea is actually quite genius because the accessory ticks off both the boxes I usually require in gifts, namely that they’ll be worn frequently and are unique to each receiver’s personal taste. Curious to see what my fellow editors would select, I asked for their top choices from my favorite Vogue Eyewear collection (available at Sunglass Hut—easy!) and who they’d gift them to (not that they’re excited about the prospect of giving them away, but ’tis the season).

LAUREN EGGERTSEN, FASHION EDITOR

The sunglasses I'm currently eyeing:

The F/W trend I'd definitely wear these sunglasses with is:

Animal print! Because it goes with everything.

If I can't keep these for myself I'd definitely gift these to:

My aunt, because she has cooler style than I do.

KAT COLLINGS, EDITOR IN CHIEF

The sunglasses I'm currently eyeing:

The F/W trend I'd definitely wear these sunglasses with is:

Tie-dye. Really going to go for it!

If I can't keep these for myself I'd definitely gift these to:

My best friend Michelle. We have similar offbeat style.

KRISTEN NICHOLS, ASSOCIATE EDITOR

The sunglasses I'm currently eyeing:

The F/W trend I'd definitely wear these sunglasses with is:

Head-to-toe nudes a la Amy Adams in American Hustle.

If I can't keep these for myself I'd definitely gift these to:

These are exactly my sister's style.

NICOLE SHOOHED, SOCIAL STRATEGIST

The sunglasses I'm currently eyeing:

The F/W trend I'd definitely wear these sunglasses with is:

Plaid and checks, because why not?

If I can't keep these for myself I'd definitely gift these to:

My friend/co-worker, Caitie! I feel like these are totally up her alley and match her coloring too.

MICHELLE SCANGA, MANAGING EDITOR

The sunglasses I'm currently eyeing:

The F/W trend I'd definitely wear these sunglasses with is:

Cropped Puffer Coat

If I can't keep these for myself I'd definitely gift these to:

My roommate because she always steals my sunglasses anyways (Hi Deven) and I think she'd look great in the pretty pink lenses.

NATALIE CANTELL, FASHION DIRECTOR

The sunglasses I'm currently eyeing:

The F/W trend I'd definitely wear these sunglasses with is:

Faux fur, for that 'Almost Famous' vibe.

If I can't keep these for myself I'd definitely gift these to:

My sister, who has never strayed from her monogamous relationship with aviator-inspired eyewear.

ANNA LAPLACA, ASSISTANT EDITOR

The sunglasses I'm currently eyeing:

The F/W trend I'd definitely wear these sunglasses with is:

Animal print! Cat-eye sunglasses always give off a retro feel, so I'd wear them with an equally retro trend like leopard or zebra print.

If I can't keep these for myself I'd definitely gift these to:

My best friend because I know she'd appreciate them just as much as I do.