Barometers are a useful guide to the local weather forecast with features including:-
There are two main styles - round and banjo shaped. Although generally wooden these days there are a variety of finishes and colours available to suit both traditional and modern environments.
Barometers make ideal gifts (weddings, retirement, birthdays and Christmas) as it is not something one usually buys for oneself.
You should also consider the size of the clock for the desired location and that the dial is clear from the main position within the room to ensure the time is easy to read.