Sunglasses Buying Guide
Posted May 20, 2016

How To Choose The Right Sunglasses

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Sunglasses are a versatile, affordable, and universal product – making it a perfect promotional item. Plus, they never go out of style. With so many custom sunglasses to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect pair to match your intended audience. To simplify the process for you, we’ve put together this guide that lists all of our sunglass options. Our guide will help you find the right style of sunglasses and the right sunglass material to suit your consumers or guests. There are also other factors to consider such as brand, price, how quickly you need your glasses, and environmental aspects.

Custom sunglasses are used not only as promotional giveaways, but are also used as favors for weddings, bachelorette parties, class and family reunions, 5K runs, and more. The options are endless. Since sunglasses are such a popular personalized favor and giveaway, we have special feature options that will help your shades stand out above the rest!


With so many styles of promotional sunglasses to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is the right style for your audience. That’s why we’ve narrowed down the most popular styles to make it easier for you – Aviator, Malibu, and Wraparound.


Aviator sunglasses, originally developed in 1936 as a way to fully protect pilots’ eyes while flying, prove to still be a classic and timeless style. Most of our personalized Aviator glasses include a thin, metal frame and are available in different price options – from discount shades to designer shades like Ray-Ban. If you’re looking for unique options, be sure to check out our mirrored Aviators available in 5 colors!


Since we carry such a wide variety of colors and affordable options to choose from, Malibu is our most popular style of sunglasses. Our custom Malibu sunglasses are available in neon, two-tone colors, tortoise, and more. For a way to give your brand optimal exposure, try our full lens imprint option, which are a fun product for sporting events and parties! We also offer this style in children’s sizes for a great price, so you are sure to find the perfect pair for any age.


Our Wraparound sunglasses provide a comfortable and snug fit, making them perfect for sporting activities like cycling and running. We carry our custom Wraparound sunglasses in a variety of lens tints, frame colors, and offer polarized options as well, allowing you to find the best pair suited for your audience. Choose from our discount sunglasses options or our designer shades from Bolle, Oakley, and more.


Another important aspect to consider before selecting your promotional sunglasses is selecting the right frame material. We carry plastic, metal, polycarbonate, and rubber frames.


Our personalized plastic sunglasses are available in a variety of styles, including Wraparound, Panama, Malibu, and more. Plastic glasses give off a sporty and athletic feel, making them the perfect giveaway for sporting events and outdoor activities. We also have fun options available only in plastic, like beer goggle sunglasses, happy birthday sunglasses, and jester sunglasses. Keep in mind that the plastic material is more likely to break than other materials, so if you’re looking for something that won’t break as easily, try our custom rubber sunglasses


Our custom metal sunglasses are available in the Aviator style and are offered in traditional colors like silver and gold. The thin metal frame allows for your logo to display clearly on the lens, rather than the arms of the frames. If you do prefer adding your logo to the sides of the frames, check our selection of plastic sunglasses Metal frames are classic and timeless, however be aware that they can cause irritation on very sensitive skin.


We carry a variety of polycarbonate sunglasses, which are available in Malibu, Wraparound, and Aviator styles in a wide selection of colors. The polycarbonate material is impact resistant and provides strong protection from UV rays. With polycarbonate’s UV ray protection and lightweight feel, they’re great for sporting activities like cycling and running. We also carry a variety of safety glasses that are offered in this material to provide eye protection when it’s needed on the job or at home.


Rubber is the most affordable material and least prone to breaking. With many colors and discount options to choose from, our custom rubber sunglasses are perfect for giving away at tradeshows, college campuses, company picnics, and more! They’re also available in children’s sizes.


Brand recognition can play a key role in choosing sunglasses and depending on your audience, designer shades can be a worthwhile investment. Custom designer sunglasses are a great gift for employees, clients, or staff, to show your appreciation. With brands like Oakley, Ray-Ban, and Bolle, your audience will be able to trust and rely on their designer brand sunglasses.

Oakley Sunglasses:

Oakley is recognized for their high tech and sporty sunglasses. With their guaranteed UV protection, these are a popular choice for outdoor enthusiasts. We carry a few different styles of Oakley glasses, including Malibu and Wraparound offered in a classic black color.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses:

You probably know many people who own a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses, a brand which has continued to increase in popularity over the years. Not only are they reliable and trusted, but they also offer timeless styles such as Aviators.

Bolle Sunglasses:

Bolle prides themselves in offering the highest quality sunglasses for performance, specializing in snow sports, water sports, golf, tennis, and cycling, as well as everyday wear. Choose from a variety of different Bolle sunglasses, available in men’s, women’s, and unisex sizes.


  1. Price

    We understand that you have a budget for your custom sunglasses, so we want to help you get the best for your buck. We offer a wide variety of price options, so that you are easily able to find the sunglasses that are most compatible with your needs and budget. If you are on a restricted budget, we carry many affordable personalized sunglasses If you have any further questions regarding price, contact our team at 800-554-0127 between 9AM and 8PM ET on Monday through Friday and our team will be happy to help!

  2. Special Features

    There are a variety of unique features that your sunglasses can have, each with their own advantages.

    1. Full Color Imprint Lens: We offer a variety of glasses with full color imprinted lenses, allowing your logo to display on both lenses. These fun glasses are the perfect addition to any sporting event, party, or club event, and will grab the attention of everyone!
    2. Glow in the Dark: Offered in a Malibu style, our glow in the dark glasses are available in multiple colors and at an affordable price. These are perfect for any type of night event.
    3. Folding: Our folding sunglasses are perfect for traveling and those with an on-the-go lifestyle, since they fit within a pocket or any bag.
    4. Color Change: These unique glasses change color when exposed to sunlight, starting out as white and changing to yellow, purple, pink, blue, or orange.
    5. Mix’n’Match: Our mix’n’match glasses are perfect giveaways for sports teams, universities, or tradeshows since you can customize them based on your brand or school’s colors. Choose from over 80 mix’n’match color combinations!
  3. Eco-Friendly

    People greatly appreciate eco-friendly promotional products as environmental impact becomes a growing concern for many. We offer a variety of custom eco-friendly sunglasses at an affordable price, which will appeal to those trying to live a greener lifestyle.

  4. Free 24-Hour Rush Production

    If time is a big concern when ordering your promotional sunglasses, don’t stress because we offer sunglasses with free 24-hour rush processing and production Our team guarantees that your sunglasses will be made with care and are available right on time. If you’d like to learn more about how our 24-hour rush production works, contact our team at 800-554-0127 between 9AM and 8PM ET on Monday through Friday.

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