A Unique Watch That Makes A Great Gift

A Unique Watch That Makes A Great Gift

I typically don’t wear watches but I’ve found a watch that I really enjoy wearing. I had previously gone YEARS without wearing a watch before I started wearing this one. I’ve found a watch that I not only LOVE to wear, but it always gets noticed each time that I wear it.


So what’s the big deal about my watch?

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  • The custom gift box sets the tone for a gift that is crafted with excellence.

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  • It’s custom sized. You measure your wrist before you order your watch and you get a watch that is the perfect fit.

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  • It’s versatile and adventure ready. I love that I can wear my watch in any type of environment. My wood watch looks great in any type of environment or adventure.

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  • It’s an accessory that always get’s noticed. Every time that I wear my wood watch, someone compliments it. It’s an accessory that stands out every time I wear it and looks great with a variety of outfits. I like accessories that are unique and JORD offers a great selection of unique watches to choose from that fit a variety of tastes and styles.

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  • It’s wearable art. That’s my favorite part about my JORD wood watch. It’s a unique bracelet that tells time.

  • It makes a great gift. Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, an anniversary, graduation, birthday or just because. A wood watch is a unique gift that the recipient will treasure and remember each time that they look at it. My husband LOVED his as an anniversary gift.

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You can check out more of the unique wood watches from the JORD website.  
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Disclosure: I received the JORD watch for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I loved the watch so much that I’m now an affiliate. That means that if you purchase a watch, I get a percentage at no cost to you. 



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4 Ways to Be a Better Gift Giver

4 Ways to Be a Better Gift Giver

Gift giving can be a tricky thing. When you get it right, it’s great, when you miss the mark, it’s not so great.

So how do you become a better gift giver?

Over the years, my husband and I have made many attempts to try to get it right. Some years we’ve done better than others. Here is what I’ve learned.

1. Know the recipent’s interest and take note when they mention something that they like or want to do. 

(Keep gift ideas notes in your phone if you hear something that might be useful later)

2. Think out of the box whenever you can.

Show that you put effort into your gift idea. If you are going to give a gift card, add something else to it that shows that you put some thought into it. For example, if they love coffee, you could give a giftcard to their favorite coffee shop along with coffee related gifts.

3. Presentation of the gift makes a big difference.

Presentation is the icing on the cake and what makes a gift go from good to great.

4. Think about how the recepient likes to receive gifts.

This is a big one. The receiver might feel loved most by gifts that incorporate their interests with quality time, acts of service, or physical gifts.

My husband loves recieving gifts. He also gets really excited when he has a gift to give. In years past, he would get so excited about my gift that he would hype up the surprise so much to the point that I would think that I was going on a cruise! So you can imagine how it feels when you think you are going on a cruise and then you discover that you got an original piece of art. I LOVE art! I LOVE original art but I also LOVE vacation!

So one year he got me an original piece of art of a scene that reminded me of something you would see in Europe from one of my favorite local stores. I loved the artwork but when I thought I was going on a vacation to one of my dream destinations, I wasn’t able to give him quite the response he was looking for.

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I’ve also disappointed him with my reaction to another one of his gifts when we first got married. He bought me a watch for Christmas. I didn’t really care for the watch so I returned it and bought another….but I didn’t really care for that one either so I found another watch. It turns out that the watch I chose was the one that he originally purchased for me. I ended up not getting a watch that day.

Over the years, I’ve learned that I enjoy designating gifts from him.  I don’t even know what I want half the time, which makes me a really hard person to shop for. If I purchase an item and designiate it from him, I’m happy with the item every time that I see it. I’ve learned that he still likes to purchase gifts so I’ve learned to be really specific with the options that I would really like so that we both win.

My husband is a big watch person. He loves receiving watches as a gift. It’s a gift that he asks for often and it’s his form of wearable art. This made giving a Jord watch a no brainer.

I previously mentioned that I LOVE art and my husband loves watches. Jord makes high quality wood watches that look like a piece of art. I like their mission too.

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.

I let him be a part of the decision making process. He picked out the Delmar Blue and we measured his wrist to ensure the perfect custom sizing.

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The watch arrived ready to wear with the accurate time inside impressive packaging that also paid attention to detail.

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My husband LOVES his watch and it’s a great reminder that I care about him every time he sees it.

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Is a watch on your gift list? Jord now offers free shipping worldwide which helps you spend more on what you love, not shipping.

You can find out more about Jord watches from their website



This post was sponsored by Jord. All opinions are my own. 

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2014 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market ~ Giveaway




Do you love finding unique gifts for loved ones around Christmas?


I love when I find the perfect gift for someone special in my life. There will be lots of opportunities for you to find a one of a kind gift with over 300 vendors to chose from!

Last year my friend and I had a great time at the Holiday Market and found a few gifts for people on our list …..and few gifts for ourselves too.




Christmas is just around the corner and it’s a good time to get a jumpstart on your holiday gifts.




Discover One-of-a-Kind Holiday Finds at the 2014 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market
Juried show welcomes holiday season at Duke Energy Convention Center, Nov. 1416


Shop more than 300 one-of-a-kind boutiques, artisans and specialty stores at the 2014 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, presented by the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers,November 1416 at Duke Energy Convention Center.



The 2014 Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market will feature unparalleled selections of home décor, specialty clothing, personal accoutrements and more. A juried event, the Show selects only the highest quality exhibitors, ensuring that no two products are alike.





In its second year, the Cincy Specialty Food & Treats Show will run in tandem with Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market. Included with paid admission, the Show features more than 75 exhibitors showcasing gourmet food and holiday entertainment and gift ideas. Local chefs and select exhibitors will host free seminars and demonstrations throughout the show.



For a full seminar schedule, visit http://cincinnatiholidaymarket.com/show-features/seminars/.


“Holiday Market offers the perfect destination to jump start your holiday gift shopping,” said Vicki Hart, producer of the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market. “Grab your girlfriends or bring the family to see Frozen’s Elsa. From hundreds of exclusive specialty items, gourmet food and chic boutiques to holiday entertaining demonstrations and delicious treats, Holiday Market will kindle the holiday gift-giving spirt like no other shopping venue can.”




Bring your camera for two special opportunities to capture holiday photos with the family! Live reindeer will be at the show each day in booth #507 and Frozen’s Elsa, sponsored by Sacksteder’s Interiors, will make an appearance on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


In addition, enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive wine bar and sample handcrafted domestic and imported cheese in our Wine Down & Enjoy area. Ovations’ chef staff will be on-hand to prepare custom cheese plates with accompaniments such as assorted tapenades, hummus, assorted chutneys and a choice of homemade crostini, grilled flatbreads and gourmet crackers. A holiday-inspired lunch option will also be available.


Show dates and times are as follows:

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, November 14
  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, November 15
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, November 16


Admission for adults is $9.

Adult tickets are available for purchase online at http://cincinnatiholidaymarket.com/.

*Adults can save $3 on admission by buying a ticket at Cincinnati-area Kroger stores.

Children (ages 13 and under) are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.


For more information about the Greater Cincinnati Holiday Market, visit http://cincinnatiholidaymarket.com/.

The show is also on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheGreaterCincinnatiHolidayMarket.

Follow the show on Twitter @CincyHM and via the #CincyHM hashtag.



I’ve been given (8) Pairs of tickets to giveaway!

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Disclosure: I was given tickets for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions are my own.