Clocks Make Great Gifts

By: maxine greco

Clocks make great gifts! They are perfect for so many occasions. Think about the obvious types of gifts, like an anniversary or a birthday. Also think about retirement, going away, new home or office, and engagement presents. There's a clock for every budget, every price range and every type of taste or decor. From the traditional analog clock to the very modern digital there will be a style of clock available. Think about wall clocks and desk clocks. Over the fireplace, there are mantel clocks. For the traveler, think about the wonderful array of travel alarm clocks. It's the perfect item of all of the travel accessories. You'll find clocks available from well-known brands such as Seth Thomas, Bulova, Seiko, Howard Miller and Movado. Each brand has their distinctive look as well as different price points. Seth Thomas, Bulova and Howard Miller are known for the more traditional look, while Seiko and Movado are more modern looking. They all make wall or desk clocks. Some of them have musical chimes, some have light up features, and others are known for dual or world time. Newest of the features offered is the radio-controlled time. The time is set by radio waves sent from Denver, so that the clock is always up to minute.

Travel alarm clocks are available in every price range and brand. There are real inexpensive models that are popular as corporate gifts. Clocks can easily be engraved or silk screened with a company name or logo. They are so practical that they are always well received as a gift.

There are expensive models that are the perfect executive gift. These can be personally engraved with the person's name, initials or the occasion. Newest feature on travel clocks is the light up version where the light can remain on all night. This is accomplished with new LED technology and the clock's light turns off in the morning to preserve the batteries. Some other popular features on travel alarm clocks are dual or world time, date and day showing, and ascending alarm. The ascending alarm will get louder and louder until you wake up and shut the clock off. Radio control technology is also available on travel alarm clocks and there are models with world time as well as U.S. time. Don't forget that travel clock radios also are available in travel versions. There are people that just have to wake up to music or news - a buzzing or ringing alarm will not work for them.

There are some wonderful novelty clocks available. These will bring a smile to your face and be well received as gifts. They will make you laugh. The newest is the helicopter clock. This really makes "time fly." The alarm goes off by sending the helicopter flying about the room. It will not turn off except by getting up, finding the helicopter and putting it back onto the clock. This will certainly make sure you're awake and ready to begin the day! There are also lovely Lucite clocks where the time changes every few seconds. It is certainly a conversation piece. There are entertaining wall clocks that play different tunes on the hour, and have dancing figures appear through doors on the clock. They play 12 different tunes, one for each hour. There's also a new "gear" clock that shows the gears moving as it shows the time. All of these clocks are compact enough to pack in your lightweight luggage to be brought along as gifts. The great thing about clocks is they fit in just about any room in your home or office.

Elegant clocks put the final decorating touch in an office or home. There are many desk models available to grace any type of desk. Some of the models have a pen stand attached with the clock. Others have a picture frame on one side. There are models with the temperature or humidity showing. Movado makes an elegant clock with a silvertone pen and post it notes. They also have a model with a business card holder. Every boss would love one of these outstanding timepieces engraved with their name or initials. The world time models are handy for businessmen calling or conducting business overseas. It's great to see the time zone you need to reach at a glance. Paperweights are also available with clocks. It can be awkward to try to look at your watch when you have someone taking your time up in an office. It's easier to glance down at your desk. Don't let time pass you by without considering one of these clocks as great gifts

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