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The Perfect Balance of Raw & Refined

Husbands and dads are seriously so hard to shop for. Or maybe, it’s just my husband and my dad. Seriously though, I never know what to get them when it comes time to find a gift. When I was little, I was all about the DIY gifting….I mean, I think my dad might still have the makeshift glitter golfball “snow-globe” I made him when I was nine. (You saved that….right pops?) Anyway, as I’ve gotten older and my DIY projects have taken a backseat, it’s been a fun challenge to look for gifts that are both functional and unique while not being too trendy or techy.

When JORD offered to send me over one of their men’s watches to review, I jumped at the opportunity. My dad had just mentioned his watch was about to bite the dust and being that my husband just isn’t much of a watch guy, I figured it would make the perfect belated birthday/early Father’s Day present for my dad. And, my dad was a builder for 25+ years, so I knew the rugged yet refined look of the watch would appeal to him.

I admit, I was pretty darn skeptical when I first heard of a watch made out of wood. I mean, furniture and houses are made out of wood, but a watch? After carefully reviewing the different options, we settled on the Dover in Olive & Acacia, a beautiful blend of light and dark wood with stunning details on the watch face. A quick wrist measurement and pops’ wood watch was on its way to North Dakota.

After only a few days, I picked up the watch at the post office and was just absolutely floored by the craftsmanship of this watch….maybe I could just size the band down and my dear-old-dad would forget that I was ever supposed to send it to him?? Nah. I’ll just add it to my Christmas list for next year….

Before we wrapped things up and shipped this beauty off to southern California, my husband and I headed out to show this sweet, little watch around North Dakota and though he probably wouldn’t admit it, the stunning mix of raw material and refined style almost turned my husband into a watch guy. As for pops, he’s lovin’ it and probably already has a watch tan from his new favorite accessory.

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Thank you JORD for sponsoring this post. I received free product in exchange for writing a review on my blog. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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