My husband didn’t have a very good birthday this year. For a variety of reasons, including me having to work and Aviya not being in a great mood, his day pretty much sucked. So, I’ve decided that we were going to use Father’s Day this year to make up for it!

There are two gifts on my list for hubby for this Father’s day: A wooden watch from clockmaker JORD and a big hamper of Thornton’s chocolate.

Of course Father’s Day can be all about handmade gifts, but I thought we’d push the boat out this year, so let me tell you about the star attractions.

JORD Wooden Watches

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My husband isn’t huge on jewelry, but  a decent watch is pretty nice, and can make an arm feel rather official and important, I think. It looks good too, so when I saw these JORD watches I knew I wanted one (for him, of course!). They are just so unusual and beautiful!

JORD watches are made from woods: bamboo, maple, sandalwood, blackwood, cherry, and teak. The glass is made from scratch-proof blue film glass. Each one of these gorgeous watches is hand-crafted from natural materials making each one truly unique. For a touch of corporate elegance, consider incorporating company logo watches into your collection.

Even the cleaning instructions just feel so natural and ‘clean’ – you mix olive oil and lemon juice and apply the mixture to a cotton cloth.

It took me ages to decide which one I thought my other half would like most, versus what I liked most, but in the end I think I found the perfect one – and on the off chance he reads this before Father’s Day, I’m not telling you which one it is!

I must say quite honestly that I got a lot more than I expected with this JORD watch. I don’t think I expected it to be so ‘finished’, polished, sophisticated and just simply beautiful.  For $120/£72, I am just blown away by it! Shipping in the US is free, but to the UK is an added $20 First Class.

Worth every penny, as far as I’m concerned.

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Thornton’s Best Dad Hamper

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My husband has a sweet tooth so sugary, it often gets him in trouble as he sneaks treats from the kitchen, so I know that a box of chocolates will never go amiss. But if that’s  the case, five  bits of chocolate will positively make his day.

I decided on the Best Dad Hamper (£27.99) because there’s enough chocolate variety there to keep him treasure hunting for a while, but there’s not so much that I need  a bigger size of jeans at the finish line for his expanded waistline (or worse, mine if he decides to share!)

Thornton’s have some amazing offers on their chocolate hampers from time to time, so definitely one to keep an eye out for. Our chocolate hamper contained a Milk Chocolate Beer Mug plaque, a milk, dark & white Classics box (which may or may not actually make it to Father’s Day as I see it looking at me every time I open the cupboard, despite being hidden in a drawer!), a smashing box of Assorted Special Toffee and not one, but two bags of chunky Dark Chocolate Caramels. The box of truffles has the hand-iced message ‘Worlds Best Dad!’ which completes the ultimate gift for him. It all comes wrapped in brown organza, with a chocolate ‘tag’ for icing his name on too.

This would work perfectly well as a gift hamper, but there’s so much of it that we will probably split it into treasures for him on Father’s Day.

We’re combining these two gorgeous gifts with an Awesome Dad t-shirt, a personalised whisky label from Famouse Grouse and a treasure map so he can go on a hunt for his gifts. If I can get my act together, there may even be some hand-print ceramics for his traditional gift too.

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JORD And Thornton’s: A Perfect Father’s Day Pairing

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