The Perfect Holiday Gift with JORD

Hello everyone, welcome back!  Today I’m sharing the perfect holiday gift idea – a wood watch from JORD!

When he’s not hustling that cubicle life, B spends most of his time in his shop making projects for his side hustle – Think Wood Thoughts – or teaching me what kind of wood the restaurant’s tables are made out of.  I knew in an instant that a men’s wooden watch would be a grand slam gift idea for him to carry his hobby around with him all day, as both a token for himself and a killer conversation starter (how many unique men’s watches are actually made of real wood?!)

Walnut is B’s favorite wood, so I knew I was going straight to the five walnut options on JORD’s site.  I ultimately decided on the sleek and sophisticated Hyde series, but not before I found several others that would be great gifts for everyone I know!

When the package arrived in the mail, I couldn’t bear to wrap it up in cheap shiny paper!  The box itself is so beautiful, featuring a touch of technology in the humidity controlled drawer!  I love the detail paid in good packaging, and the beautiful job that JORD did gave me one less gift to wrap this year!

Whomever you’re shopping for this year, both the men’s shop and women’s shop have cool watches perfect for gifting everyone on your shopping list!

And now for my favorite part: JORD is offering 25% off for all readers of The Sol Compass!  Just click here and enter your email address, and your gift code will be sent straight to your inbox!

Thanks so much for reading!  Make sure to leave a comment below with who on your list would love a wooden watch from JORD!

This post is brought to you in partnership with JOAD. All opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Sol Compass possible!

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Holiday Picks

Happy Friday guys!  I hope you all had a good week and have some exciting plans for this weekend.  I’m sure most of you have tons of holiday preparations to start working on over the weekend, hopefully including some shopping for yourselves!  While I have a ton of holiday content to share with you over the next month, I unfortunately do not have an unlimited budget, and therefore will never be able to share ALL of the things I love with you guys!  A majority of my outfits through every season are a few new pieces mixed in with old ones.  Today’s collage is a few of my favorite pieces on my wish list to give you guys a few more options to shop from besides the one in my outfit posts!


1: Sole Society Clutch | 2: Banana Republic Bow Cuff | 3: Banana Republic Bow Cross Body Bag | 4: Sorel Boots | 5: J.Crew Factory Pajamas | 6: Bauble Bar Necklace | 7: Sole Society Pumps | 8: J.Crew Parka | 9: J.Crew Factory Earmuffs | 10: J.Crew Factory T-Shirt | 11: Bauble Bar Earrings | 12: J.Crew Factory Scarf | 13: NARS Matte Lipstick Pencil in ‘Dragon Girl’ | 14: Sole Society Scarf | 15: Sole Society Smoking Slipper  | 16: NARS Audacious Lipstick in ‘Annabella’


Gift Guide: The Foodie

Foodies can certainly be stressful to shop for.  It’s tempting to buy them a monthly club membership, but then they can miss out on the fun of opening something tangible.  So I’ve rounded up my favorite items to add to their favorite hobby!


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For the coffee lover, I adore this color-blocked espresso set (I also love this black and white set) and this cute elephant creamer to add some spice to the morning cup.  For the homemade pizza enthusiast, this whimsical bike pizza cutter and state cutting board bring some more excitement to the cooking process.  For some after dinner fun, The Chillsner keeps beers cold without a coozy, and this electric wine bottle opener makes for a great conversation starter as the party gets going.  I love this Moscow Mule mug and Mint Julep cup for those who like to go all out with their cocktails.  For the chef of any caliber, this stylish tablet stand makes following an internet recipe or video hands-free a breeze (bonus that they can use it outside of the kitchen, too!)

Follow my Pinterest board for gift ideas for everyone all season long!  Happy Holidays!

xo, Caitlin

Gifts That Give Back- World AIDS Day

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day.  (RED) is a remarkable organization that has been striving to deliver an AIDS free generation since 2006.  With the holiday season now upon us, it is a great opportunity to choose to gift through an organization that also donates to the Global Fund in the hunt to end HIV/AIDS.


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Perhaps my favorite item from this selection is the FEED (RED) 30 bag.  From Founder Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED- also founded in 2006- donates a portion of each bag to the United Nations World Food Programme.  So this particular bag can donate 30 days of life saving AIDS prevention pills AND also 30 meals through the United Nations Food Programme.

Every product purchased from Apple retail stores worldwide and online today, will help support (RED) to fight AIDS.  So if you were planning on making an Apple purchase for the holidays, today is the day to do it!

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” -Aesop

xo, Caitlin

Top 10 Holiday Gifts for Every Man

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I always dedicate the month of November to Christmas shopping.  I always enjoy taking the time to find everyone on my list a thoughtful gift that I know they will love, instead of scrambling for something last minute.  Shopping early also helps me stay within my budget and shop around for the best price.  Once the Christmas shopping is done, I have the proper time and focus to appreciate the Christmas season without feeling like I lose all of my weekends to shopping at the mall with the masses.

Of course, no matter how hard you try to find a unique and personal gift, there will always be those people on your list who are just impossible to shop for.  For these people, we have the GAP family.  What I love most about GAP brands (Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta), is you can shop at all of the brands using one shopping cart.  I love that you can hop back and forth between them so easily and only have to check out once!  Even better: they constantly have online deals running AND if you spend over $50 combined (or buy one item from Piperlime!) you get free shipping!  These awesome perks make it easy to shop for everyone you know in virtually one place, using one shopping cart!   Above are my top ten picks for those guys who are hard to shop for, there really is something for everyone.

Follow my Pinterest board to get more gift ideas throughout the entire holiday season!