When was the last time you got a new watch or clock? If it was long ago, did you think about getting something new for yourself? Christmas is going to be soon. So many people shop for various things before Christmas that it would be difficult for me to find somebody who does not shop before the holiday starts. I cannot imagine skipping shopping before Christmas this year. Time is of the essence, I know. I better plan my shopping strategy right now before stores and shopping malls are too crowded to enjoy shopping in them. One gift idea I have this year are mantel clocks. I can think of at least a few family members who might enjoy getting one of these. I am going to ask them first what they think about mantel clocks.