As a busy mama to two littles, I can't think of a greater gift during the holidays than the gift of time! Today I'm partnering with JORD, the maker of wood watches (yes, wood!) to bring you 5 ways you can save time during the holidays. Between the baking, gifting and parties; lord knows we all could use some shortcuts this time of year! These time-saving tips will allow you to spend more time with your loved ones and recharge before the new year.
Disclosure: I received product for this post, as always, I promise to give my honest opinion .
To learn more, read my full disclosure policy.
First, a little 411 about JORD! I was actually introduced to their collections a few years ago when I received a watch and was immediately drawn to their uniqueness. I find them incredibly good-looking (like Ryan-Gosling-good-looking) and of high-quality. I received the Frankie 35 series watch this time and am absolutely smitten with how the wood compliments the grey and gold face, not to mention I find wood watches way more comfortable to wear than metal ones. Okay so onto these time-saving tips! Most of these are ones that I've implemented over the years and they make a huge difference!
Nowadays this one is pretty much a given, but skip the stores and let the deals come to you! By shopping online you'll get to avoid traffic and the long holiday lines (plus, you get to stay in your pjs!) JORD is one of those online retailers that makes gift-giving super easy. Whether you're shopping for unique men's watches or cool watches for women, you'll find their site is really easy to navigate. They even provide free shipping worldwide! As someone who refuses to pay shipping for anything, that's a HUGE plus in my book when it comes to holiday shopping. Did I mention they also provide custom engraving? Pssst.....enter here to receive an exclusive holiday coupon worth 25% off! But hurry, code expires December 15th.
Keep Decor Simple
And by simple, I mean use what's around you! Pinecones, tree branches, and other natural elements make for great winter decor. Think about it, dragging out all of your holiday bins at the start of the season and then packing everything away in January is what eats up most of your time when it comes to decorating, right? Imagine how much time you'll save by gathering a few things from your yard and then just throwing it away after Christmas!
Hosting the holiday dinner this year? Ask your guests to pitch in by bringing their favorite side dish! We talk more about this over in my post "11 Tips to Hosting a Hassle-Free Holiday". Don't be afraid to ask for help, that way all you need to worry about is the main entree and cleaning.
Create a Gift Wrapping Station
This is the area where I need the most improvement! Before journeying onto your gift wrapping adventures, create a simple gift wrap station with all your packaging needs. Gather your supplies (tape, ribbon, wrapping paper, etc.) ahead of time so you won't be wasting valuable time running around like a mad woman between each gift (not that I'm speaking from experience!) You can store everything in a large basket, plastic bin, or even a bar cart will do (cocktails while wrapping optional, but highly recommended!)
Wear a Watch
Did you know research shows wearing a JORD watch over depending on your phone not only saves you time but can lower your blood pressure? Just kidding, I'm not sure if such data really exists but it makes sense! Think about how many times you pick up your phone just to check the time and before you know it you've fallen into a rabbit hole and have wasted an hour on Facebook and reading your work emails! It happens to the best of us. Give the gift of time both literally and figuratively this holiday season with one of JORD's unique watches!
Happy shopping and don't forget to grab your exclusive 25% off coupon! Luxury Wooden Watch