Why Wooden Watches Make the Perfect Gifts

women wearing wrist watch made from wood

Why do you buy someone a gift?

To say you love them? To show them you care? To celebrate a special occasion?

Whatever the reason, there’s no doubt that gifts speak for themselves. An intentional and personalized present can take someone’s breath away. Whereas, a thoughtless gift can lead to disaster.

Research shows poor gift choices can alter a person’s opinions on the future success of their partnership.

Don’t risk the stability of your relationship with another impersonal gift certificate. Invest in your loved one, by selecting a present that speaks volumes. Or in this case, ticks volumes.

Wooden watches are unique and timeless gifts that are sure to impress any family member. 

But what makes a wooden watch the perfect present? Read on to find out. 

The Universal Gift

Some gifts can only be given at certain times of the year. A sweater presented at a summer birthday is sure to draw some heat.

Fortunately, wooden watches don’t have a season. They are perfect for any time of the year, including Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and engagements. 

Whether you’re buying for a woman or a man, there’s an option that suits every wrist. Men’s wooden watches come in a wide variety of models that cater to different style preferences. 

But what if you’re shopping for a slimmer wrist? Women’s wooden watches are specifically designed with smaller faces and narrower bands, allowing for the perfect fit.  


For the environmentally-conscious buyer, finding the perfect gift often involves sacrifice. Either you’re sacrificing your commitment to sustainability for a gift your partner will love. Or you’re keeping to your morals and settling for a present that fails to impress.  

Lucky for you, there’s a great solution.

Wooden watches have a lower environmental impact than their metal counterparts. Although some traditional watch companies make a point of ethically sourcing their precious metals, they can’t argue with one fact. Metal is not a renewable resource. 

On the other hand, wood is 100% renewable. So you can make the purchase knowing that for every tree cut down, another was planted in its place.

Unfortunately, even the most sustainable watch requires batteries. Right? That’s where you’re wrong. If you’re looking to take your sustainable gift to the next level, there’s an option for you.

Automatic wooden watches use counterweights to function. That’s right, no batteries required! Now you don’t have to choose between saving the world and giving your partner a gift they will adore. 


Wristwatches have been around since the mid-1800s. But it’s wasn’t until 1980 that James Borden came out with the first wooden watch. He challenged the existing standards of watchmaking and created something entirely unique.  

The wooden watch has come a long way from its origins as a niche sensation. Over the last few decades, they have become more durable and diverse. However, the wood watch revolution is still in its infancy. 

Most people weren’t even aware of them until a few years ago. This creates a degree of exclusivity. Owning a wooden watch instills the wearer with a certain level of status amongst their peers. 

It’s a trendy fashion statement sure to turn heads and spark conversations. So, there’s no need to worry about it ending up in the bottom of the jewelry box. 


Wooden watches are like fingerprints; no two are exactly alike. Each piece has a unique grain pattern that instantly sets it apart from the others.

There is a wide range of wood types to choose from. Including: 

  • Zebrawood
  • Ebonywood
  • Maple 
  • Redwood
  • Blackwood
  • Rosewood

Once the wood type is selected it is deliberately crafted in a way that accentuates the richness and depth of the piece.

Unlike stainless steel, which looks the same year after year, a wooden watch evolves with you. As it ages, it picks up new tones and pigments depending on when, where, and how you wear it. 

Wood isn’t the only material that dictates uniqueness. Different metals, leathers, and color accents are also key players. It’s important to consider the likes and dislikes of the person you’re buying for. 

They might prefer something sleek and understated for work like the Metallic Chronograph. This is a classic design that incorporates a leather wristband and a metal face. Or perhaps they’re all about bold statements and attracting attention, like the Self-winding Zebrawood


Not everyone likes eye-catching presents. Some people prefer getting things that are practical. What’s more practical than a watch? Wooden watches, in particular, have a few more tricks in their gears. 

Traditional watches can be heavy and cumbersome, especially after long periods of wearing. Wooden watches are lighter and more comfortable, which makes them ideal for long hours at the office.

They’re also an excellent option for people with sensitive skin. Wood is hypoallergenic, so you no longer have to worry about those nasty breakouts and skin reactions. 

One of the most appealing practicalities is their price tag. Wooden watches come in styles that suit any price range, without sacrificing the quality craftsmanship you desire. 


Wooden watches are anything but generic. Selecting the right one takes time and consideration. It’s not like buying flowers that die after a week, or a coffee mug that spends most of its life in the cupboard. 

A watch is a long-term investment designed for everyday use. It follows the wearer wherever they go and it makes a statement about who they are.

It’s a very personal gift that sends a clear message. If you’re willing to invest time in selecting a thoughtful gift, you’re going to invest time in your relationship. 

Wooden Watches Are Timeless

The next time you have to go out and buy a present for someone, consider wooden watches. They’re a fashionable, eco-friendly, and practical keepsake. And with a wide variety of styles and materials, you’re sure to find something that suits your uniqueness.  

Browse our selection and get the gift that your partner will love and cherish for years to come.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *