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The Best Hourglass Sand Timers for You

Hourglass with golden sand flowing from the top to the bottom on a black white blurred background

Hourglass sand timers can be used for time tracking and even as décor. They are fun and functional devices and come filled with different colored sands. Whether you’re using one as a work of art or a time tool, their visual interest is undeniable. Here are some we recommend.

Purchasing an Hourglass

Here’s what you should keep in mind before you buy:

  • Material: Some sand timers are made with glass, while others are made with plastic. Determine which is the best fit for your use.
  • Sand Color: Pick the best sand color for your aesthetic.
  • Time: The sand timers have various time measurements, from 1 minute to 60, so choose which amount is necessary for you.

Best Classic: SWISSELITE BILOBA Puff Sand Timer/Hourglass

This sand timer is made with 100% hand-blown borosilicate glass. The timer has correct minute control for 30 minutes. There are five lovely sand color varieties to choose from for a customized look. It has a sophisticated yet simple classic design and makes a thoughtful gift for any occasion.

Best Classic

Best Set: EMDMAK Sand Timer Colorful Hourglass Sandglass

This six-pack includes sand timers in interval measurements of 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, and 30 minutes. They are made from durable PVC, high borosilicate glass, and come with protective covers to prevent breakage. From timing studying, teeth brushing, cooking, exercise, gaming, and more, there is a use for everyone. Each timer contains a different color of sand and is clearly labeled to keep track of them easier.

Best Decorative: Vintage Engraving Hourglass Sand Timer

This extravagant, glass, 60-minute timer is designed with vintage engraving artistry. Perfect to liven up a room with is decorative appearance, this pink sanded timer is also functional and easily adjustable. The thickness of the glass will not break easily. The large hourglass has the highest quality level of accuracy for sand timers in the U.S.

Also Great: SuLiao 45 minute Hourglass Timer, Hourglass Sand Clock Timers

This safe hourglass timer is made from high borosilicate glass and acrylic material. It has robust textured top caps and a premium glass protective casing to prevent cuts if dropped. It times 45 minutes and is great for time management for kids or teachers.

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