Holiday gift giving tips with JORD wood watches.

 JORD wood watch, JORD wood watch in Frankie. Black and gold. 

As we all know, it’s that time of year again. Holidays, shopping, gift giving.

I’m so excited to be partnering with JORD wood watches again for this holiday season. These wood watches are incredibly beautiful and a gift that everyone needs in their wardrobe. Watches are a timeless piece and the gift that keeps on giving. Even if it’s for yourself. I mean, who doesn’t buy themselves at least one Christmas present? ;) JORD is also now offering engraving. With mine I got my initials, but if it’s for a special someone why not add a little love note? Or a special date perhaps? When someone looks at the time they will be reminded of the loved one who gifted it. That’s a gift win in my book. My husband wears his JORD wood watch daily and get’s so many compliments on it. And if my words haven’t already convinced you, all watches come packaged beautifully! Complete with it’s own wooden box, oil pen, cleaning cloth, and humidity pack to ensure it’s beauty for years to come. 

I love that all of their watches are unisex. Chris and I have the same style in Frankie but in different colors. I am obsessed with the dark wood and gold detailing on mine. The gold is the perfect subtle touch that will pair easily with any look. Dressy or casual.

My gift to all of you this season, is a coupon for 25% off any purchase made at JORD. All you have to do is sign up right here and your coupon will be delivered straight to your inbox. Just in time for Christmas shopping! 

*Coupon code will expire December 19th, 2017

Now, I’m usually a pretty good gift giver, but there’s always those people who are hard to buy for and leave me stumped. I hate buying gifts just to buy them so I try to be very thoughtful when giving and making sure each gift will be used and cherished. Here are some tips to make sure you are known as the best gift giver in your circle of family and friends.

1. Think ahead. Taking the time to thoughtfully think about gifts before the holiday season is the key. I always have a list on my phone of things I’ve thought of throughout the year that someone would enjoy, or if someone mentions something I jot it down before I forget. This makes it SO much easier when the time comes to purchasing. You wont be scrambling to find something or end up buying just to buy. 

2. Make it personal. What’s their favorite hobby? How do they like to spend their time? Do they like to cook? Workout? How do they spend their downtime? These are questions I always ask myself. It really helps to narrow down ideas. My niece loves to draw and be creative. I know I can always buy her art supplies or something in that category and she will love it. Even if it’s something small like a set of nice colored pencils. She will always remember that I encouraged her abilities and invested in her talents. 

3. Ask. If I’m stumped I just ask. If it’s a college student or someone who I know doesn’t really have the budget to buy themselves anything special I just send a text out asking, What would you like for Christmas this year? If there something you are needing? I feel like this is the best way to make sure certain people have the things they need but would never purchase themselves. 

4. Experiences. If gifting items aren't your thing, gift an experience instead. My husband and I rarely buy each other presents. If we do it’s either something we need or something very small. Instead we usually gift each other with a trip somewhere. This year we are getting ourselves Disney World yearly passes. We live in Florida and are very close to the parks. We are so excited to take our daughter with us! Other ideas for experiences are, passes to the zoo or aquarium for young kids, tickets to a museum or show, a staycation, even a nice dinner out. It doesn't have to be a grand trip. And you can even join them! Which leads me to my last tip…

5. Quality time. While presents are fun, what really matters is spending quality time with our friends and family. Honestly I don't remember many times where I was gifted something but what I do remember are the times all of my family was able to get together or all of my friends were able to hang out. Those really are the memories (gifts) that last a lifetime. 

 JORD Frankie wood watch in Ebony and Gold. 
 Frankie JORD wood watch in Ebony and Gold. 
 JORD wood watch in Ebony and Gold. 

I hope these tips help with your Christmas shopping in the next few week!

Just in case you missed it above, here is the link to sign up for the 25% off coupon code.

Sweater - Uniqlo
Jeans - TopShop via Nordstrom
Tank - Thrifted from Salvation Army
Heels - H&M (similar here)
Sunnies - Warby Parker
Purse - Madewell
Earrings - Nordstrom
Watch - c/o JORD

xo, Mercedes