About Us

James & Sam

Hi, We're James & Sam!

Welcome to The Wood Look, our small family run business where we provide personalised wooden gifts for special occasions. 

It all started back in 2018 when I (James) recieved a lovely gift from my partner (Sam). It happened to be a wooden watch.

I had never seen anything like this before and found it to be incredibly unique. After showing it to my friends and family they too had never seen a watch made almost entirely from wood. I saw a gap in the market here, offering something a little different. After much thought, I finally settled on providing personalised wooden watches that could be engraved for special occasions. The idea was to provide quality hand-finished wooden watches, with premium packaging that was completely eco-friendly.

From that moment on, I was hooked and started to create a business case working out the areas that I could continue to improve on if I was to make this a success.

Looking back it was a huge risk, but I worked with suppliers around the world to provide a small set of wooden watches for men. 

Luckily they were a huge hit!

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't easy by any means. But from the start I wanted to ensure what we offered was a premium experience for the customer. One that was centred around gift giving but remained affordable.

Our watches were (and still are) available with:

  • Free personalisation on the back plate where even the font style can be chosen
  • Collectors bamboo box and cushion with link adjustment tool.
  • Premium branded cardboard gift box with wood wool insert.

In 2020, despite fears of COVID-19, Sam wanted to get more involved in the business. We started to branch out, by offering a range of womens watches.

Our relatively small range of watches are named after famous locations of which they remind us of.

In 2021 we invested in a purpose built industrial laser to meet demands and give us the opportunity to engrave other wooden products.

We now have a wide range of products on our website ranging from wooden coasters to olive hearts that have been handmade in Tunisia. 

We're proud to say that everything you see on sale is handmade, by either us or our small dedicated team. 

And while it has been tough, it has also been incredibly rewarding. Providing gifts for all sorts of memorable occasions including marriage proposals. This, in itself, is a truly magical thing to be a part of. 

So what are the main reasons to buy from us? 

Well for starters, we're not a large corporation so your order directly supports our family and small team that work with us around the globe. And we really do appreciate it.

Other reasons to buy from us:

  • For every product purchased our partners plant a tree
  • Engrave products with your own personal message and font choice. Engraving is free and we can also provide gift notes too.
  • Optional gift packaging. Bracelet and watches come complete with gift box as standard.
  • Returns accepted. We accept returns on all watches (even if its engraved).
  • Reliable Delivery. Dispatched with Royal Mail, confirmation of delivery provided where possible.
  • 1 year warranty on wooden watches. Giving you added peace of mind. 

Check out our ever changing beautiful range of wooden watches today, whilst stocks last.

If you want to find out more, we'd love you to get in touch

Oh and just in case you were wondering, yes our wedding was woodland themed!

James & Sam