Written by Aaron & April Jacob
Is your spouse's birthday coming up? Or is your anniversary just around the corner? Or is your spouse's love language "receiving gifts" and they could use a little "I love you, so here is a special gift," kind of reminder?
If so, listen up!
There are lots of ways to say "I love you!" - most of which don't need to cost anything. But, if you're looking for something a little extra special to surprise your spouse with, then gifts can be a great way to express your love and appreciation (and to nurture your marriage). Plus, we have a GREAT idea for you!
But before we get to that, let's chat about how to pick out the perfect gift for your spouse.
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Selecting a great gift for your spouse can be hard... like really hard (okay, maybe not for everyone - but it is for us!). How do you know if your spouse actually likes your gift, or if they're simply smiling out of obligation and would immediately return it if they knew it wouldn't hurt your feelings?
If finding the perfect gift is something you struggle with, then try these 3 tips:
1. Pay careful attention to what your spouse values.
Do they appreciate physical gifts, or are they more interested in sharing experiences? Do they value quantity (like LOTS of roses and boxes of chocolates) or quality (like that name-brand handbag)?
2. Consider something your spouse would get a lot of use out of.
For example, are they desperately in need of a new laptop or phone or whatever-they're-into-and-use-on-a-regular-basis? If so, that makes for a great gift idea because every time they use your gift, they'll think of you and remember how much you love them and how much they love you - talk about having a lasting impact!
3. Think about something new and exciting they may not have considered before, but you know they'd love.
Is your spouse a runner who has typically run on a treadmill but would love mountain biking in the hills near your home? If so, then surprise him or her with a bike. Have you typically gone on day dates together, but you know your spouse would love an overnight adventure? Then gift them an overnight stay at a bed and breakfast (babysitters lined up and all).
Now, back to that GREAT idea we have for you...
We recently discovered JORD watches... and they're pretty awesome!
They're a company that creates unique, one-of-a-kind, wood watches... yes, wood watches!
April knows I'm a huge watch guy. In fact, she often comments about all the watches I own...and how I can only wear one at a time (Watches are my guilty indulgence!).
April also knows that I value quality. I like nice things, and I like taking care of nice things.
On top of this, April knows that I always wear a watch - a few of which she has given to me (even if she let me pick them out for her to conveniently give to me). When I wear the watches she's given to me, not only do they tell me the time, but they remind me of her.
So what did April do this past week? She teamed up with JORD and got me a JORD watch for my upcoming birthday (lucky me).
When my watch came, I was immediately impressed. The wood box it came in was classy and perfect for storing my JORD watch when I'm not wearing it. (The exact watch I got was the Dover Koa & Black.)
I've been wearing my JORD watch everyday for the past week and have really enjoyed it. It's a really cool watch. It's lighter weight than most of my other watches and has a great look with the wood. And best of all, this watch has automatic movement so you never have to change a battery (a pet-peeve of mine). It's pretty unique and I've already been stopped a few times by random individuals who have asked where I got it. I tell them it is from JORD and my wife gave it to me (Which hopefully motivates them to do something nice for their spouse!).
After discovering JORD, we wanted to share it with you. In fact, you can get $20 off any of their watches and be entered to win $75 off any of their products by simply signing up for their newsletter. Pretty sweet.
(Contest winner gets a $75 e-gift code to the shop, and will be automatically selected and emailed. All other entrants receive a $20 e-gift code automatically emailed to them just for entering.)
So if you're looking for something a little extra special for your spouse and watches are up their alley, then take advantage of the nice discount we've hooked you up with and try out a JORD watch!
Photo Credit: Top Photo - Ashley Swenson Photo - Bottom Photo - JORD
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