This post is sponsored by JORD, but all opinions and content are authentically my own.
Most of you probably know by now that I’m not the biggest Valentine’s Day fan. It seems like such a silly holiday to me. I would rather pick a quieter, less over-priced night to go out for date night with T-man and we typically opt for smaller gestures to say “I love you.” A card or note, sharing a sweet treat or making a special meal at home. And while we don’t often do Valentine’s gifts, it’s nice when we come up with a special gift — sometimes for no reason at all!
This year, I was thrilled when JORD reached out and suggested I give T-man a men’s wood watch this Valentine’s Day. I wasn’t familiar with the brand, but quickly learned that they make a variety of wood watches for both men and women.
Both T-man and I have Apple watches, which we’re admittedly pretty addicted to. But before the tech wrist takeovers, T-man was actually really into watches. He would switch up the style & color of his watch almost daily to coordinate with his look and had quite the collection going. It’s the one thing we both say we miss about the Apple watch becoming our go-to.
So while a watch or timepiece wasn’t the first gift idea I would’ve had for T-man, I knew a unique mens wood watch would still be right up his alley. We’re all collectors of something, right?
The Hyde Wood Watch in Kosso & Gray
The watch I chose for T-man is the Hyde in Kosso & Gray. It’s a lighter, golden brown wood with hints of dark gray metal and a smooth gunmetal colored face. Not too dressy but it certainly elevates an everyday look. It’s eye-catching, special and incredibly lightweight on the wrist. At first glance, you may not even notice it’s wood.
At first I didn’t realize that “kosso” was the type of wood, sourced from Nigeria but a few clicks around the site and you’ll know more about wood types, handcrafting of watches and engraving than you thought possible. The brand, which is only about 5 years old, really takes time to explain how their pieces are crafted and the care and materials that go into them.
The watch arrived nestled in a perfectly giftable wood box with a cleaning cloth, polishing cloth and a finishing oil to help keep the wood looking its best. To round out the gift, I paired the JORD watch box with a sweet card and a few other little treats (you can never go wrong adding a little candy to the mix!).
As an extra surprise for T-man, I had the back of the watch face engraved with a special message. JORD offers the engraving for free and it adds something really sweet, especially for a gift. I’m not usually one for cheesy messages, but for something you hope to have in your life for a long time it’s a nice touch.
Of course, now that I’ve got him hooked, T-man and I are both eyeing the men’s wood Apple watch bands made specifically for the Apple Watch. I’ll have to keep that in mind for the next holiday or birthday!
A Giveaway for You!
But what’s even better is that I get to share the love, not just with T-man but with all of you! JORD is offering a $100 gift towards any wood watch on their site. You can enter the giveaway — that’s just for Bubbly readers — right here.
The giveaway is open now through February 18th. Plus, just for entering you will receive a 10% coupon code good through March 4th. This is the perfect way to get a little something special for yourself or help fund a really special gift.
The giveaway will close February 18th at 11:59pm. As a reminder, winner receives $100 Coupon Code. All other entrants receive a 10% off Coupon Code. The $100 and 10% off Coupon Codes will expire March 4th.