Unique and Unusual Clocks
A Clock Gift Guide
Everyone needs to know the hour, minute or second sometime or other, making clocks a necessity. So why not find a unique or unusual looking timepiece to give as a gift or buy for yourself when there are so many choices available? They can be found to suit any theme or motif in any room in your house, and the interests of many family members or friends on your shopping list.
When you need to shop for a gift, think CLOCKS
Shopping for a Unique Clock
This page compiles a group of unusual and unique Clocks - and websites where they can be found - to save you shopping time. The ones featured here will fit into your space and budget easier than London's BIG BEN pictured here! :-)
In Every Shape and Form
There are clocks for your wall and mantel, for your desk and more. There are alarms and radios that wake you up at the correct time. There are some to fit your home décor, to suit your personality or reflect your favorite hobby. There are some for Sports Fans and lots for kids. They come in analog and digital versions. They come with big numbers and NO numbers! Whatever color or style or feature you want or need, you'll find one that is uniquely YOU!
Uniquely Yours ... Wake up in the Morning to More than Just the Hour!
The Coby digital photo frame displays JPEG photo files and plays MP3 and WMA music files. It has a photo slideshow mode. It is also digital with an alarm, a calendar and displays the current temperature.
This would make a perfect gift for a student away at college, a soldier stationed overseas, or the grandparents. A practical clock, plus a digital photo viewer filled with your favorite photo images for that special someone. .
"We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock Tonight!"
Being a teenager in the 1950s, Bill Haley & His Comets sang to us about 'clocks' in a way we'll never forget. Dancing to this tune was a time we loved. Listen to this favorite 'clock' song while you browse through all the clocks on this page.
"Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley
Songs About Time...
Singers and song writers have given us the time in many ways through song titles. A few are listed below. I'll bet you have some favorites too.
- "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley
- "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper.
- "Time in a Bottle" by Jim Croce
- "The Last Time" by the Rolling Stones
- "Any Time At All" by the Beatles
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock.
Clocks for Kids
Two favorites kids relate to these days -- Star Wars and Legos. My grandson is crazy about both.... and his favorite is Darth Vader!
Decorate your child's room in a fun favorite and help them keep track of time in this delightful way!
From Darth Vader to a Storm Trooper to R2D2 and more.... Star Wars Lego figures make fun clocks for kids!
Handmade Clocks on Etsy
Created by Clever Crafters
For truly unique, you can't beat 'handmade'. Etsy has some very talented clock-makers. Below are a couple from favorite Shops.
You can also browse throughout Etsy to search for your own unique ideas. Click here to get to Etsy
Imotime on Etsy
Unique Handmade Time
For Fun and Funky, check out IMOTIME on Etsy. He is a very creative clockmaker living in Chicago who creates timepieces from items he finds at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales. He makes them out of recycled items such as license plates, hubcaps, pans, books, cribbage, dartboard, doll, hardhat, helmets, signs, globes...anything and everything. Many of his creations are one-of-a-kind and more unusual than you will find anywhere else. For the unique - for the unusual - for a fun or funky kind of clock - come visit IMOTIME.
*Pictured is a favorite of mine as I love anything to do with 'baseball'.
Decoylab on Etsy
A Clever Kansas City Clock-Maker
DECOYLAB is a designer/illustrator in Kansas City, Missouri who makes very unique timepieces using wood and paper.
Pictured here is an Owl Wall Clock, from her collection for the nursery/kids room that are simple, modern and fun! Made of bamboo, laser cut, sanded and treated with tung oil. It does not a make ticking sound, making it very suitable for a baby's nursery.
She also makes unusual ones using attractive images printed on a wood panel. Check out her Cuckoo Clock
Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.
Movies, Books & TV Shows with Clock Titles
Clocks and time itself play a major role in life, so it isn't surprising that book authors and producers of movies and television shows base their stories around the passage of time. Some of the most famous movies and books of the past reflect this. See how many you recognize in the list below:
- 12 O'Clock High
- Clockwork Orange
- Rock Around the Clock
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- High Noon
- 48 Hours
If your 'hobby' is in the field of fiber arts, like me, time spent in your craft room would be fun with a clock that represents your favorite craft, like this one about Knitting! You can also search Amazon for a clock with the design of your favorite hobby!
Time to Vote
What's Your Favorite Way to Track the Passage of Time?
Clocks for Holidays & Seasons and Special Events!
This section will be devoted to a clock that will be Timely for upcoming Holidays, the Seasons of the Year, or Special Events throughout the year.
A Timely Collection
For any occasion or room décor
Whether you like modern or old-fashioned, funny or funky, streamlined, ornate or simple, there is a special CLOCK made just for you and your interests. I hope you have enjoyed browsing the choices I've presented here.