Gift Idea for New Dad: JORD Unique Watch

The fall is always very busy for us. Once Labor Day hits it is the start of many holidays including all of our birthdays, Dan and my anniversary (today 😀 ) and, the big one, Christmas. I know these holidays are not all about the gifts and honestly just being together is my favorite part of the holidays; none the less, it always takes a lot of creative planning to find the perfect gifts for each of these occasions.  Since I am doing the research anyway, I plan to provide several posts on the best gifts for everybody on your list. Today, I am highlighting a perfect  gift idea for new dads, a unique watch, featuring JORD Wood Watches. There is also a giveaway for shop credit and everybody is a winner!

As I was doing my research on the best gifts for new dads, I was really excited to learn about JORD Wood Watches. A unique watch is a perfect gift for a new dad (or any dad).  Here are my top three reasons why:

  1. Baby brain — You may have noticed I write a lot about baby brain.  You know, the phenomena where you have a baby and all of a sudden lose your short term memory. Well, dad’s have it too! I can’t tell you how many times we have left our phones at home or in the car and have no clue what time it is. With a watch, you put it on your wrist and forget about it.  It’s always there and you never have to worry about losing track of time. Well, hopefully, you remember you are wearing it! This brings me to number two…
  2. Keep on schedule — We went the scheduled route with our baby and I truly believe that was the best thing for us. With that being said, for the last year our days have been split into three hour cycles. Especially in the early days, there was a ton of keeping track of time involved. When he started eating, when he finished eating, when he went to sleep, when he woke up, etc. Even now, he has a consistent wake-up, nap and bedtime so having a watch is really, really helpful and crucial for when we are out and about.
  3. Comfort is key — With a new baby, you do not want a heavy metal watch hanging off your wrist. It could hurt the baby, get in the way when you are changing a diaper, or just generally be annoying.  A wood watch is light-weight.  The first thing Dan said when he tried it on is “it’s so light” which is a wonderful feature for a watch to have.

When I looked at the watches JORD had to offer, I was really excited. They are beautiful — it was so hard to choose one from the vast selection. I am a HUGE fan of anything with a rustic-y feel and what is more rustic than wood?  The Frankie watch that I ultimately chose is a perfect compliment to Dan’s casual style, but can so easily be dressed up  for those rare occasions (like our anniversary dinner, or sister-in-law’s upcoming wedding) that he does dress up. I went with a dark wood because that is more Dan’s style, but they have lots of other colors from which to choose. It came already sized (thanks to their handy sizing guide) so we didn’t have to worry about that, and it’s also affordable. I love that you can get this high-end looking/feeling watch for a really affordable price.


Watches aren’t just a great gift for dads. New mamas can benefit from a watch as well and JORD has some great women’s watches too. Now that Dan has his and I have seen how beautiful they are, I’ve added one to my Christmas list too 😀

I am really excited that JORD has offered to give one Baby Castan on Board reader a $75 e-gift code and even better, everyone who enters will receive a $20 e-gift code. Click on the link below to enter.

Giveaway link

The contest will close 11/13 at 11:59pm. Both the $75 and the $20 codes will expire on 2/28/2017.

Let me know which watch is your favorite!

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Wooden Wristwatch

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. I received a watch in exchange for my honest review.





About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to my baby Aiden Milo (born November 2015), and a police wife to my husband Dan. I started this blog because, after having Aiden, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the er-lovely (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • Amber Marie Werner

    Aww I love this! JORD watches are so stylish for men. What an awesome Christmas gift idea.


    • Melissa

      Thank you! I think so too!

    • Melissa

      I agree. The wood is so rugged! Thank you.

  • Stephanie Lowry

    I love these! Its on my xmas list for my father, seems perfect because he’s a carpenter!

    • Melissa

      Oh yes, that is perfect!

    • Melissa

      So perfect! He will love one.

  • What an amazing gift idea! The JORD watches are gorgeous and such a special keepsake!

    • Melissa

      I think so too Jessica!

    • Melissa

      I’m glad you like them too!

  • What a beautiful watch! I love their men’s styles as much as I do their women’s. I think I know what to get hubby for Christmas!

    • Melissa

      Definitely Naya! You can’t go wrong with a Jord watch 🙂

  • These watches are everywhere! They look amazing I’ve been. Wanting to get one for my husband !

    With Love Rochelle |

    • Melissa

      Yes, Rochelle, they are very popular. It would be a great gift for your husband!

  • Chanel van Reenen

    My husband loves his Jord watch. Since it is wood, I used it for our 5th wedding anniversary. However, these watches make perfect gifts for any occasion!

    • Melissa

      That is so perfect. I might have to get another one in a few years lol

  • Lilies + Lambs

    Such a great gift idea! My husband loves these!

    • Melissa

      Awesome! I glad your husband loves his too.

  • Christina Graham

    Love this! It’s so beautiful!

    • Melissa

      Thank you, I think so too!

  • Lauren

    These look great! Our five year anniversary is coming up and I think the traditional gift is something made of wood. I’ll have to order this before February!

    • Melissa

      Yes! This is PERFECT! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway so you can at least get $20 off!

  • Shannon Lenz

    Great gift suggestion!

    • Melissa

      Thank you!

  • Lyndsey Piccolino

    my hubby would love this! thanks for sharing!

    • Melissa

      Great! Thank you for reading. I hope he gets a new watch ;-D

  • I love the way a watch looks on a man. And, I miss wearing a watch myself. I love this brand. Great idea for xmas!!!

    • Melissa

      Yes, now that everyone has a cell phone I think fewer people wear them, but it is a great accessory for a man!

  • Justine Y

    I love the JORD wood watches! And I agree, they’re so lightweight! I was so surprised the first time I put one on!

    • Melissa

      It was really unexpected, but a great surprise! I’m glad you love the brand too.

  • Chrissa – Physical Kitchness

    Oh my gosh great minds! I just got my hubby a wood watch for our 5 year anniv (the traditional gift is wood). He LOVES it!

  • Emily Lindsey

    Love the watch you picked! I also got the Frankie watch but in zebrawood and navy. I love the classic/minimalist look!

    • Melissa

      It was so hard to choose one! I really liked the zebrawood too.

  • roxy

    entered the giveaway! thanks!

  • Shannon Marie

    My husband loves his JORD! Great choice!

  • fashionofphilly

    That’s a great idea! It looks great on him!

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  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    These wood watches are so cool! We’ve got our first baby coming on the way in March, so I’ll have to save this for later!

  • Dev

    Wood watches?!—what?! ? Just entered! These are soooo cool!

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