If you know me at all, then you know that gift giving is my love language. With Christmas on the horizon, it is truly hard for me to resist making gifts for everyone I know!
In my family, Christmas was never about buying lots of presents or material things. We were always taught that the most important part of the holidays was gathering with our family, enjoying time together… and of course making amazing home cooked food!
Some years we have had an “only handmade” rule – where we only gave each other gifts that we made. This is probably where my love of DIY crafts, quilting, knitting, and photography were born… trust me, my family has received their fair share of ugly knitted socks from me!!
In general, we always make an effort to buy gifts that are made from sustainable sources, handmade, and eco friendly. I strongly encourage you to do the same this holiday season. Make your own handmade gifts (with essential oils for example!) … or stick to gifts that have a low environmental impact. Sometimes, you can actually say the most with the least, and that is what I love about these environmentally friendly, minimalist wooden watches by Jord.
Telling more than time
When Jord approached me to partner with them this holiday season, I was thrilled. This brand represents all the things I am most passionate about when it comes to gift giving!
Jord wooden watches are hand-crafted from sustainably harvested wood. This is a company that values sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living. Carefully crafted with the finest raw materials, this is a gift that should last a lifetime.
“The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time.”
When Jord reached out to me, I was given the option to receive a watch for myself, or as a gift. In the spirit of the season I decided to let my boyfriend (Luc) pick out his favourite style of watch for himself from the men’s collection. He chose the Hyde, in walnut in black:
This is the perfect gift for Luc: a guy who spends more time outdoors than indoors, is always volunteering his time to help others, and spends his spare time hand-crafting wooden paddles….
Luc truly appreciates the craftsmanship that goes into a handmade wooden watch like this, so I knew he would be really excited to receive this gift!
Of course the most unique thing about these watches is that they are made from wood, but there are also some other cool features I should mention. The face is made from sapphire glass, which is a synthetic crystal. Sapphire glass is well known for its durability, and transparency. In fact, it is second only to diamond in terms of mechanical strength!
When you receive a Jord watch, you can be sure you are in for a treat. Right down to the box it’s comes in, everything is beautifully designed. The wooden storage box can be engraved with a personal message, as can the back of the watch.
The box is also vented, and has a separate compartment for climate/ humidity control. Since we get such cold, dry winters in here in Ontario, this is definitely a good idea.
The watch came on a little tweed pillow, and had a couple of accessories for cleaning, as well as a citrus finishing polish.
Overall, we were very satisfied with the quality and beautiful design or the Hyde.
One thing I was curious about when we ordered the watch was if it would feel too light, since it is made from wood. There is of course metal that runs throughout the design, and I noticed that this adds a nice weight to the time piece. It definitely feels very solid & durable!
The other thing I noticed was that it was a little tricky to set the hands to the exact right time, given that the face of this design is so dark black. However, in good lighting, Luc was able to easily set it to the right time.
In the future if I decide to get one of these watches for myself, I would definitely go for the Frankie in either Zeebrawood & Champagne or Koa & Ash. The entire women’s line is just as gorgeous and unique as the men’s watches.
I’d like to thank Jord for partnering with me this holiday season, and as a special thank you to my readers, I’d like to offer you 25% off at Jord!
Use this link to order your Jord watch just in time for Christmas! You will receive a coupon code for 25% off, valid until December 15th, 2017 at 11:59.
Make sure you get your orders in by December 15, as this is the last day for priority shipping to ensure that you get your watch in time for the holidays!
Happy Christmas Shopping!