In a world of fast fashion, JORD is a family-owned, high-end accessories brand that is striving to innovate with ethically made designs from reclaimed and natural materials.
It would come as no surprise then that their name is not an homage to a favourite New Kid on the Block (mine was Joey, anyway) but rather a Norwegian word meaning “of the earth.” (It was a surprise for me that it is pronounced yode, since I do not speak a lick of Norwegian!)
Known for their best-selling wood watches (that we reviewed in 2016), since their establishment in 2013, the company has added sunglasses, luxury vegan handbags and Apple Watch bands to their product line.
Here are some of the unique gift ideas that JORD has to offer:
My aunt Kiki is a blog contributor, editor and all-around awesome human, so I offered her the Cassia & Louie gift set.
Her Cassia watch is the sandalwood and lavender model.
Her Louie sunglasses are ebony and brushed gunmetal.
There are women’s and men’s JORD gift sets available with watches and sunglasses, but the thing about the majority of JORD’s styles is that they’re truly unisex. My uncle looks just as cool in the mod Louie sunglasses as my aunt does, and I can see myself rocking the sunglasses in the men’s set.
Since I did seek her input into which giftset she’d like, I kept one surprise up my sleeve: collaborating with her son to choose the perfect engraving.
The initials are for the members of their family!
One day, I aspire to carry a purse once more. Right now, it’s either a backpack or a fanny pack overflowing with items that belong to my children. Once my kids are all in school, a beautiful handbag is going to be my gift to myself! (It will have to be, since my husband doesn’t read my blog to catch this not-so-subtle hint!)
JORD’s new line of handbags are made from a proprietary blend of Portuguese cork and woven fabric, creating an ethical, vegan leather! My sister-in-law’s JORD Apple Watch strap is made from this same material, and it has stood the test of time.
My current favourite in the JORD line of purses is the Emilie in light tea and gold. I dream of a day when a medium crossbody purse will contain everything I need to leave the house.
I didn’t know blue light glasses were a thing until recently, and now I can only imagine that Zoombies (that’s a word I just made up for people who use Zoom all day every day to work during the pandemic) everywhere are hoping to get some relief with blue light glasses in their stockings!
If you’ve had trouble sleeping (and you’ve eliminated your general sense of 2020 doom as a cause), it might be all that blue light from the screens you’re using before bed! Eye strain and eye fatigue are also common symptoms from too much screen time. The CRB+ lenses in JORD’s stylish blue light glasses can help! (Find out more about the science of blue light.)
My own video chats are rarely with anyone but family, so I can only imagine you want to look presentable and not like a Zoombie when you’re in work meetings. Fear not—JORD’s vintage-inspired blue light glasses are super fashionable.
I’m not personally ready to adopt Apple Watch technology, but my brother and his wife are huge fans of their Apple Watches (as are my kids who like to poke at them whenever they can). My brother had lots of nice things to say when he wrote his review of JORD’s wood and vegan Apple Watch bands.
Although my brother’s approval may not be worth as much as that of Forbes (which named JORD’s bands Best Wood Apple Band in 2019), he is a pretty stylish and tech-savvy guy, so I trust his recommendation!
Why choose JORD?
There are so many reasons to choose JORD for your holiday gift-giving: Much of the wood used in their designs is recuperated from the waste cycle (think trees downed in storms or previously used in furniture); their vegan leather is durable and unique; and their wood timepieces are fortified with a Steelcore™ endoskeleton, which means they’re 50x stronger and 3x more water-resistant.
For this less-than-normal holiday gift season, JORD is offering free worldwide standard shipping on all accessories. To make that gift extra special, you can choose personalized watch and cedar humidor engraving and other customization options upon request.
In case you worry that asking your secret Santa pairing to measure their wrist for no good reason would ruin the surprise, watches can be professionally sized after purchase and the generous return and warranty policies will reduce the stress of choosing the perfect accessory for the one you love.
Choose accessories from the JORD family for YOUR family this holiday season!
- Runs 9/11/2020 – 23/11/2020
- Open Worldwide
- Winner chooses a custom gift set, ranging in value from $150-350 USD (Excludes limited editions and restrictions apply based on availability, winner will receive a gift code free their free gift set via email)
- All entrants receive a 20% code to use on regularly priced merchandise