My husbands Christmas gift & Link up

November 22, 2016

*This post was in partnership with JORD wooden watch whom provided the watch in exchange for a post. All opinions are mine alone.


Christmas is coming up and gift shopping for my husband is the HARDEST. Gifts to him mean little but sometimes there are past gifts he can still recall that meant the world to him at the TIME (no pun intended) and most often these were watches. When he was a little boy he received a Tasmanian Devil character watch and wore it all the time. This past year he also received his first wood watch from JORD wood watches that he had been gifted during a very difficult time in our lives (read post here for the story). My husband has had nothing but good things to say about the watches he received in his life, especially his recent JORD watch from months ago.

Recently, I asked my husband what he wanted for Christmas and he told me he couldn’t think of anything. I jumbled between getting him more throwing knives or more small kitchen appliances, but then I thought of JORD.  I was pleased when I found out that JORD now offered personalized engraving on the back of the watches or on the boxes so I opted for personalized engraving on the back of the watch with his name in block lettering. The watch selected was this Frankie: Dark Sandalwood with a Smoke face. I loved how masculine and bold it was without being too complicated in the face. This was perfect for a Christmas gift.



The watch came quickly after ordering. The wooden box containing the watch smelled of foreign cedars and I was impressed by the pull out shelf that is at the bottom of the box for storage of the cleaning cloth or watch extenders, etc. I loved the watch so much I couldn’t wait to have my husband open it for Christmas so why not early? I had the idea of presenting the watch to my husband gift wrapped when my son Max had the idea to present the gift to my husband himself. I found some blue gift wrapping paper and my son and I got busy wrapping. When this past Sunday came around and we were getting ready for church I thought then was the perfect time to have Max give the wrapped watch to him.




Right away my husband beamed with excitement. He opened up the box, took the watch off it’s pillow and slipped  it on his left wrist. He noted how light weight it was and he noticed that it was not tight nor too loose on his wrist, but perfect fitting. He commented on the nice smell of cedars of the inside and outside of the box and was impressed with the engraving of his full name on the back face of the watch. He immediately made sure the time was set right on it and worked the dial on the side to be sure it was in good working condition (it was).





He thanked me for thinking of him and getting the watch and of course he shared some hugs and laughs with our son Max. He wore it to church and showed it off to our neighbors and friends receiving lots of compliments.


If you are having a hard time considering gifts for the men (or women) in your life then JORD has you covered with engraved gifts with wood engraving or watch engraving. JORD is giving all my readers the chance to get a $25 gift code when you enter your e-mail in this link . This $25 gift code is good towards any service or watch on the site.

Have you purchased gifts for your loved ones yet? Do you have a favorite JORD wood watch and if so what are you going to get?

Now for the link up:

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:



Rachel is a stay at home mom by day and blogger of Garay Treasures a fashion and lifestyle blog by night. Garay Treasures includes posts on every day outfits, faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Now on to the Featured 5  from last week:
This DIY sprayed gold leaf placecard project from Jill is just the cutest. See what she did here.
Chichi shares great tips on how to style socks and why we should. See post here.
This western inspired look by Amanda is very darling. See post here.
Alma’s looks stunning in her gold dipped dress. This is the perfect holiday or date night dress. See post here.
Emma shares how she styles a bold flower statement necklace (and her look is cute too). See post here.
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  • Laurie November 22, 2016 at 1:48 am

    I have seen the Jord watches before, I think it’s so clever how they are made of wood. Lovely photos of your’e family here Rachel. Have a wonderful thanksgiving x

  • Anna Shirley November 22, 2016 at 2:25 am

    This is not easy to choose some gift for the man. A lot of time it is just shirts and pyjamas. o) This watch are beautiful.

    Anna xoxo

  • Abby November 22, 2016 at 2:27 am

    That is a gorgeous watch! Can’t wait to get my hands on a new Jord watch!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Nancy November 22, 2016 at 2:38 am

    That s a very nice gift!

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life November 22, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I have a JORD watch which I love too! It’s so unique! Mine has a rose gold face.

  • Kathrine Eldridge November 22, 2016 at 6:00 am

    What a great gifts for the holidays! I love Jord watches. Thanks so much for the link up Rachel!

  • Nina November 22, 2016 at 6:05 am

    A nice wood watch is a perfect gift for almost any man. This is perfect for all those women who are stumped as to what to get.


  • Rachel November 22, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Beautiful wood watch!

  • Tamara November 22, 2016 at 6:47 am

    You are beautiful. This post touched me so much. Thank you for sharing. Your honesty and purity is why I follow this blog. I think I need to get my hubby one of these watches!

  • Jill November 22, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I love Jord watches! I didn’t realize they did engraving, that makes it even more special! Thank you so much for featuring my DIY! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

    Doused In Pink

  • irene November 22, 2016 at 7:37 am

    so beautiful pictures! the watch is a prefect gift for the holidays. Love the name on the back

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes November 22, 2016 at 8:19 am

    That’s a beautiful watch, and I love that engraving! Wonderful gift!

    Thanks for the link up & Happy Tuesday!

  • Marta November 22, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Such a great watch! Love Jord and love that you can personalize the watch with engraving!

  • jodie filogomo November 22, 2016 at 8:53 am

    What a fabulous gift for your husband!!
    My moms & I have given up giving gifts because none of us need anything. So we just plan some fun together over the holidays! This year we’re going to Vegas for a couple of days!

  • Becky @ bybmg November 22, 2016 at 9:13 am

    That is so cool that you can engrave them!

  • rosie November 22, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I love Jord watches!! Your family is so cute

    Life is just Rosie

  • Elise November 22, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Great gift for your husband, I love that they engrave. So sweet and personal.

    xx , Elise

  • Jessica November 22, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Love this Rachael, it looks like your husband loved the watch and how special that it was engraved. I am doing the same for my hubby and love the box it came in , very special!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    jess xx

  • Rachael Thomas November 22, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Such a great looking watch, and a terrific gift! I love that it can also be engraved!

  • MVAP Blog November 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Love this post!! you look beautiful!
    Mónica Sors

  • Laura November 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    JORD has such amazing pieces and I love how lightweight they are! I love the personalizing they do now!

  • Brooke November 23, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Such a great gift for your hubby. JORD makes great watches!

    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Kallie November 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Great Gift, I wish my husband would wear watches because I love them…but he refuses, Uggh! Any way just started following you on Insta and joined the Link-Up. Thanks for hosting!

  • Megan November 23, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I love the wood watches. I gave my husband one for Father’s Day. Such a great gift. Have a great Thanksgiving. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Emma Peach November 24, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Thank you so much for featuring me! What a lovely gift. I bought my husband a watch a few years ago and within a year the strap had broken. We took it to several jewellers but no-one had the right size pin to fix it. Finally he it got fixed but now it needs a battery. He jokes that the watch has spent more time in the drawer that on his wrist!

    Emma xxx

  • Chelsea November 24, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    JORD is great and they have such variety so there’s something for everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Chow Down USA

  • Amy November 25, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Great gift! I love the personalization options.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Rena November 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Those watches are unique and how special it is that they offer engraving. That truly makes it a special gift. Thanks for sharing this fabulous gift idea and for hosting. Also, thank you for joining my Fine-Whatever link up.


  • Elizabeth November 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I got a JORD watch for my brother, and he LOVES it. Such a good gift idea. Btw, I’m really digging the new look of your site, Rachel!

  • Johanna Grange November 27, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    This is such a sweet post. I love it!