Choosing a Globe

How to Choose the Right Globe

At Ultimate Globes, we boast of having one of the worlds largest collections of world globes on sale, so you can only imagine what a task it must be to sort through our globes in hopes of finding the right one for you.

While we have gone to great lengths to categorize our world globes for the convenience of our customers, we understand that this can only do so much in making the search for the perfect globe easier.

When buying a world globe, it is important to know what you are looking for in a globe, whether it is for educational or decorative reasons. Some people think that all types of globes are the same, but if you take a closer look at the details like size, material, color, and even the stand used to hold the globe upright, you will find that every globe is unique and not all of them serve the same purpose.

Below are a few things to consider when picking out a globe.


If money isnt a factor, then buy the most expensive globe you can afford, chances are, that globe will look good whichever way you look at it. However, if you are working with a tighter budget, then always check a globes price tag. A globes price is dependent on a number of factors, ranging from material, to where the globe is put on sale.

For instance, globes made from hand-crafted, top quality gemstones can cost a lot of money. Of course, you can get gemstone globes for less if you know what to choose. Do a bit of research before you make your purchase and make comparisons on which one is better.

Getting globes from a specialty store will also cost more compared to getting them online. You will be amazed at the huge price difference you see, and the only thing you will be worrying about if you get it online are the shipping fees and tracking number.


How big do you want your globe to be? Is it for a classroom or a table? Does the writing need to be big and visible, or can it be tiny? A globes size will also matter if you only have limited space. If your room only has a small space left for a globe, then maximize it and find one thats big enough for your need, perhaps something you could even store in a cabinet for storage.


Since globes come in different designs, some of them also come with different features. Some globes have a light source inside them so they give out an opaque light, making the details pop out and easier to read. Some globes are inflatable, so you can just inflate them up and subsequently deflate them away after use. You can even get specialty globes that double as a music box or a liquor bar.


Bottom line, choosing a globe boils down to what you will be mainly using it for. These days, globes are not only used for educational purposes, but as decorative pieces as well.

When picking out a globe, just keep in mind what you want it for. You dont have to spend a lot on a globe with precise and accurate details if you are just going to place it on top of a table. Likewise, you also dont want to get one made from gems and crystals if you will be teaching geography with it.

Our experts are available to assist you in your selection of a world globe. Please reach out and we will be happy to provide you additional information to consider when making your purchase.