Friday, June 28, 2013

Gift Ideas for the Holidays: Who Can you Give a Globe to as a Present?

by Trey Thomas

The holidays may still be many months away, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to make preparations well in advance. If you’re fine giving away the same old, stale gifts (think box of cookies and candy), then don’t bother reading this.

However, if you want to give something that’s truly better and unique, take a closer look at world globes. Better yet, why don’t you inspect the characters on your list of people to give presents to over the holidays, and see if they match our recommendations of whom to give world globes to? It won’t hurt to make a good impression with your gift right?

The Travel Buff

Globes are great gifts for people who love nothing more than to hop on a plane and take their next adventure.  A world globe is a great gift for a globetrotter to better remember and illustrate his best travel stories. And aside from being a useful reference tool, a world globe is a great way to start conversation—in your friend or loved one’s case, he can simply point to where he’s been in the globe and share a memorable experience.

The Historian      
Not this kind of historian though...
Do you have a history buff on your list? Consider getting him a world globe that represents different eras in history. While the most common world globes are those that depict countries and their present boundaries, there are older globes and globe reproductions of Old World globes that give the history lover a peak into a bygone era. It’s a beautiful reference tool any lover of history would be hard pressed to say no to.

Photo by the State University of New York at Fredonia
Students are not surprisingly, some of the best people to give world globes to. Educational globes are perfect gifts for people on your list who are still in school. Sure, in today’s age of Google Maps and Google Earth, globes may seem obsolete, but they carry a classic appeal with them and hearken back to a time when almost every scholar had a globe at his or her disposal.


Kids are yet another perfect group of people to give world globes to. If you have kids on your list, how about giving them something that’s both fun and educational? Interactive children’s globes are perfect gifts for your children, nephews, nieces, or grandchildren that allow them to learn the basics of geography, time zones, and longitude and latitude in fun and interactive way. You could, for instance, get a talking globe that speaks out the name of the place you’re touching on the globe.

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