It’s that TIME of year, and this unique watch by JORD will be the gift that keeps on giving. It’s cruelty-free, sustainable, durable and timeless.
This post is sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, and they were so kind to send me this stylish & unique watch for review. All opinions are my own. See below for JORD’s exclusive discount for Vegan Huggs readers.
Wow, I can’t believe how fast December is going by already. Christmas is just around the corner, and I still need to get my list in order. Are you guys ready? Typically, I love to make my own gifts for giving to family & friends – like homemade body scrubs, candles, lotions, and those shortbread thumbprint cookies pictured with my new watch (recipe coming soon). Homemade gifts seem to bring many smiles and my loved ones look forward to them every year.
However, every once in a while, I find a gift worth spending money on, and it’s just as special as a homemade gift. When JORD contacted me with their generous offer, I did some research before accepting. Their wooden designs immediately grabbed my attention and I was in awe. I dug a little deeper and I learned they are made with sustainable wood from around the world. So these timepieces are completely cruelty-free, eco-friendly and they will make a meaningful gift.
Even though I have a smart phone to give me the time, I still love to wear a timepiece. I like a simple & unique watch that will compliment the majority of my attire. Apple watches are cool, but I just don’t want all that technology attached to me all the time. Does anyone else feel this way?
JORD is based in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri and they create an array of unique wooden timepieces for men & women, that will compliment a modern lifestyle. Their watches are wearable, durable and one-of-a-kind pieces. The styles are very broad, so there is something for everyone’s taste. Their watches are handcrafted with sustainable wood from all over the world, including ebony, bamboo, olive, koa, maple and more.
The company was so kind, and they let me pick out a watch from their collection. This was a tough job to do, because they have so many gorgeous watches to choose from.
When I logged on to their website, I was totally impressed at how user-friendly it was, and as soon as I hit the landing page, there was a live chat available. They were so friendly and helped guide me though their different designs. I seriously fell in love with everything and spent a lot of time gawking at their watches. They even have a watch with visible gears – it’s so cool!
JORD offers customized watch engraving and watch box engraving, to make your timepiece even more special. Also, they have customized watch sizing available for an extra $10. I highly recommend it, because my watch arrived at my door with the perfect fit. Their watches can be sized by any jeweler or watch shop, too.
Each timepiece comes with a one-year warranty and information to keep your watch looking great. You’ll receive natural finishing oil, a cleansing cloth and extra links for your watch.
After some hours of deliberation I decided to choose the Frankie 35 series in Dark Sandalwood & Mint. Isn’t it gorgeous? I fell in love with the contrast between the warm wood tone & the cool mint green face – they really compliment each other well. There are so many women’s styles to choose from, but I chose this design because it was ultra-slim & elegant looking. I typically like my accessories to be more subtle and this watch fit the bill. So, I excitedly placed my order and it was at my door less than a week later.
The day my watched arrived…
it was delivered in a cool black box with the JORD logo. I was so excited to see what was inside. Upon opening it, I was welcomed by a beautiful hand-carved wooden box. It’s perfect for storing your watch and other small keepsakes. I was so impressed by the craftsmanship and it foreshadowed what was waiting inside.
I opened the box and the first thing I noticed was the gorgeous smell of natural wood- it’s just heavenly! Then I took a look at the watch and it was love at first sight. It was even more beautiful than I imagined. The wood had a dark finish with subtle lighter tones throughout, which made it truly unique.
The watch was wrapped around a tiny jute cushion with the JORD logo. I picked up the watch I and couldn’t believe how lightweight it was. It’s fitted with a stainless steel clasp with buttons on each side. It easily clasped on my wrist and it felt very secure. I was totally impressed with the details of everything – the watch even had a tiny wooden tag attached to it with a “J” on it.
I’ve worn this watch everyday for a few weeks, and I’m so happy with it. It’s comfortable and seems to match almost everything I wear. I’ve worn it casual and dressy and it worked well. I can’t even tell you how many compliments I get – I need to carry a JORD watch business card, because everyone asks where I found it.
This watch is exquisite and I love the versatility that it offers. It has a modern-day style, with a rustic feel to it. It’s a timepiece that is completely timeless, and I would recommend it to anyone. This would make a perfect gift and will make quite the impression. The thing I love most about JORD watches, it that they’re affordable and the quality of their watches far exceeds their cost.
Want a unique watch of your own? JORD is giving away a $25 discount to all Vegan Huggs readers. Just plug in your name and email address here and they will instantly send you an E gift card. This offer expires on 2/28/17.
I hope you guys liked my review. I’ll be back soon with more gift ideas and most importantly, COOKIES! My Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies are coming up next. 🙂