Father’s Day

As scary as it is to believe; Father’s Day is here again, which means we are nearly 6 months into this crazy year!

What do you get a dad that already has everything, and of course the best present of all (you)? It is a question we all ask ourselves every year and unfortunately, we cannot deny that we never know!

What do we get him?

Mother’s Day seems to breeze by with ease.  Flowers, chocolates, a new pair of earrings or even just a day away from the kids – super easy right?

For dad, it’s not quite as simple! We can’t afford that new sports car they always look at nor can we buy them another pair of socks.

If you are reading this, then we know you’re in the same predicament as us and you’re stuck in a sea of wallets, oversized mugs, pairs of socks and underpants.

Look no further, we are going to recommend our top brands and gift ideas for this year. We also want to share with you our step by step guide to use our Free Home Trial Service and the all new Gift Card service.

Tortoise+Black is a UK online store, so you can guarantee that your presents will be despatched to you in time for the big day. Especially on our dedicated premium delivery services. Our helpful staff and optical experts are on hand to help you with any questions and put you at ease with the glasses jargon that can get a bit confusing!

Best Brands for Dad

Here’s what the Tortoise+Black optical experts and stylists have come up with for our favourite brands for this years Father’s Day.


A masculine brand that has been created for the use of motorised travel. This brand caters for the Pioneers of its time: pilots, drivers and motorcyclists who are travelling at high speeds. Persol’s frames have always been crafted in its native Italy using the finest metals and acetate for its frames and crystal glass for its lenses.

Tom Ford

After many hugely successful years at fashion powerhouses Gucci and YSL, Tom Ford ventured out on his own creating the Tom Ford Brand in 2005. Now an award-winning super-brand, Tom Ford has unleashed beautifully crafted ready to wear and accessories that have transported the fashion industry into a new era. Tom Ford eyewear showcases the best of sleek, understated design, with exquisite detailing with the subtle ‘T’ logo design on every pair.


Often imitated but never duplicated, Ray-Ban is the world’s bestselling and most recognisable eyewear brand. From the first Aviator designed in 1929 for the United States Air Force, to the introduction of the unmistakeable Wayfarer in 1952 and the part-retro, part-timeless Clubmaster in 1986, countless shapes and styles have been vaulted to stardom after being worn by the great and good of the worlds of film and music.

David Beckham

Created in collaboration with eyewear specialists Safilo in Italy, David Beckham has curated a line of timeless eyewear styles made from the finest materials. His discerning taste and eye for detail have brought together an exceptional contemporary aesthetic, featuring essential styles and using traditional craftsmanship.

Can’t choose? No problem!

Check out our innovative Free Home Trial service to help you out on this incredibly difficult decision.

The home trial is here to serve you as your personal shopping assistant but with minimal stress!

All you have to do is pick up to three pairs of glasses or sunglasses that you think your dad may want (or if you want, ask him which he prefers). And follow the instructions below!

The best part – we have waved the Home Trial fees for a limited time especially for Father’s Day. All we do is take a £1 security deposit which is refunded when the trial is returned.

Remember our Home Trial Service is designed for glasses and prescription sunglasses only!

Step 1

Choose three pairs of sunglasses or glasses from any brand that we offer. For Sunglasses you can find these under the tab Prescription Sunglasses.

Step 2

Make sure you have your Dad’s prescription ready. If he needs a new eye test, make that your step one! (Our optical experts will be able to talk you through this!)

Step 3

Give us a call with all your details, glasses you have chosen and a copy of the prescription and one of our incredible customer service team will help you to get the ball rolling.

Step 4

We will ship it to the address you have provided within 3-4 working days, simple! Try them on, walk around in them, why not even do a small fashion show! Once you have picked your favourites, make sure you send them back within a week.

Step 5

Place your order with us over the phone and our customer service team will talk you through everything else. Your new prescription frames will be with you in 1-2 weeks.

Gift Cards

We have now introduced the new gift card service to T+B to make everyone’s lives easier! I am a useless decision maker; I know it and so does the T+B team. However, it makes everything so much easier when you buy gift cards for someone who doesn’t know what they want. It means we have longer to buy the items, and we can buy whatever we want with it. What better present to get your dad, especially if he can’t decide!

Step 1

Simply go on to the Gift Card page and you will see a selection of Gift Cards ranging from £25 – £100.

Step 2

Select the Gift Card amount you would like to buy and then Add it to your basket.

Step 3

Go to your basket, and there your Gift Card will be with the form to fill out for who you are sending it to with a message.

If you need any more advice or help, we are contactable over the phone, on our online chat and via email. Our lovely customer service team and optical experts are always ready to help anyone and everyone with what ever the issue or question. Give us a call because we love talking to people and helping them find the frames they’ve been searching for!

Happy shopping and remember, it doesn’t always have to be difficult. As Denise Williams would say “LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS!”