Friday, November 24, 2017

Holiday Shopping Guide for the Top 5 Children's Globes in 2017

Geography is one of the most useful subjects that a child can learn. There are plenty of fantastic educational toys available, however a globe is one of the few toys that a child will never out grow a globe is a great investment in educational future of a little one. As a small child, a globe is a fun thing to spin around while learning about different landmarks or major cities. As a middle school or high school student a globe becomes a reference tool for social studies classes. Take a look at our selection of holiday gifts ideas for children.
Scout II

Scout II 
Scout II Globe features a 12-inch sphere designed for a desktop. A rotating base makes for easy viewing. This model is compact and easy to fit in an office and home. Over 4,000 landmarks which included oceans, landmarks and continents are featured in full detail. Detailed oceanography makes the globe unique. A great reference tool for completing homework assignments. An internal LED makes this an excellent choice as a night light. The lighting feature enhances the cartography when used in the dark.
Geo Safari Talking Globe
 Geo Safari Talking Globe 

The Geo Safari Talking Globe is an excellent choice for any young scholar, featuring over 10,000 questions about geography and cultures around the world.  Move between multiple players modes from beginner to advanced. There are three categories for trivia questions. One selection of questions is based on the United States and Canada, a second group is based on the entire world and a third group of questions is based on the World, Canada and the United States.  Each globe features high quality digital sound, an volume control, automatic scoring, help and repeat buttons as well as international music. The 12- inch sphere rests atop an acrylic stand, this model can be enjoyed by up to four players. AC Adapter or 4 size C batteries are required.


The Intelliglobe is an interactive and educational toy with significant longevity. Adults and children can enjoy geography adventures from the comfort of home. Talk about various landmarks, plan a road trip and ask each other trivia questions. Several different player modes means that there are a host of games to enjoy. The fun of a video game combined with the learning potential of an educational toy. Over 2.5 hours of educational material with the option to connect to an app via iOs or Android to update the device with new material.  A USB cable is included for recharging the Intellipen. A World Discovery Book is included.

Pioneer Globe for Kids
Pioneer Globe
The Pioneer Globe by Replogle Globes is a 12- inch raised relief sphere resting a top a metal, bronze-colored stand. A full swing meridian allow for easy accessibility and navigation.  This particular model is unique because few table top globe feature a full meridian. Detailed descriptions of oceanography and topography makes this an excellent reference tool for years to come. The continents, countries and coordinates are outlines to provide a comprehensive representation of Planet Earth. The stand and sphere reach a combined height of 17 inches tall a convenient size for any classroom, home or office. Such a great value for this price point.

Rotating Globe for Kids
 Rotating Globe for Kids from Replogle Globe

The Rotating Globe for Kids from Replogle Globe features a solid metal base and rotates 360 degrees on axis. The sphere and stand reach a combined height of 12 inches. The sphere is 10 inches wide and 10 inches in diameter. An internal LED means that this globe serves dual function as a globe by day and a night light once the sun slips from view. This particular model was created with children in mind and features over 100 illustrations.  Vibrant colors and detailed descriptions serve to stimulate a child's imagination in a positive direction. Depictions of flora and fauna help them gain a better understanding of the world around them. An inline switch controls the light and rotation functions

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Holiday Shopping Guide: The 5 Best Floor Globes for 2017

The holidays are approaching and people are frantically searching for the perfect gifts for friends and family. Avoid the rush and panic by purchasing one of our unique globes for each of your loved ones. These gifts are not only beautiful, they're functional, and there's a perfect globe for everyone. Here are a few of our favorites:


The Maranello Globe
If you are looking for a statement piece for your home or office, look no further than the  Maranello Globe. This deep blue-colored globe featuring 1000s of locations and points of interest is an eye-catching addition to any traditional decor. Mounted on a semi-circular stand and solid metal base, this 20-inch globe has a total height of 45.5 inches and weighs 32 pounds. The expert design of the stand, base, and meridian ensure stability as well as a balanced aesthetic. The internal LED makes this an excellent choice for night time lighting. The cartographic features of the globe can be enjoyed by day and are enhance by this lighting feature by night. The contrast of stainless steel metal and the neutral and realistic earth and ocean tones is both classic and modern at the same time. 

Viking Expedition
The Viking Expedition Globe
Ultimate Globes Exclusive: This beautiful piece is a synergistic combination of rustic and contemporary. In a style reminiscent of HGTV superstar Joanna Gaines, this globe features a beautiful compass design directly below the antique finished die-cast meridian. The full swing meridian allows users to move the 16-inch globe in all directions for easy viewing. With its earth-toned finish, 40-inch height, and over 4000 locations and points of interest, this is a great conversation piece for any home or office.

Eaton III
The Eaton III Globe
This globe is a true gift for world travelers, history buffs, and geography enthusiasts. The careful design captures the characteristic feel of ancient parchment globes, while the latest cartography and intricate topographic features
keep it relevant to our current environment. The walnut/cherry finished tripod stand and full swing brass meridian add to the elegance of this piece. The globe is 16 inches and the tripod adjusts from 41.25 inches to 52.25 inches. While there is some assembly required, this beautiful globe is absolutely worth it. 
Designed by Replogle, this slightly smaller globe adds an understated elegance to any room. A 12-inch globe that stands a total of 35 inches tall with the stand, the Lancaster features approximately 4000 locations and points of interest as well as clearly delineated country and state boundaries. This beautiful full swing bronze globe situated on a cherry finished stand offers a unique modern touch to any design. The raised relief of the globe combined with the die-cast numbered meridian make this a truly original and artistic piece that will be a treasured gift for years to come.

The Barrel Globe
Also by Replogle, the 16-inch Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel World Globe is a magnificent piece of art that is truly in a league of its own. The stunning stand is adapted from a modification of the famous Barrel Chair originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1903. The globe stands a total of 39 inches tall and its distinct features, antique details, and unique charm make it worthy of a place of prominence in even the most elegant rooms. This gift not only shows careful thought but an intricate attention to detail and an innate eye for beauty.

Not only do we pride ourselves on delivering beautiful globes at a great price, but our experts also provide the best service in town. Each globe comes with an extended 1-year limited warranty and guaranteed discounts on any future globe updates. We would love to help you choose the right globe to awe your loved ones this holiday season, contact us today to get started. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday Gift Purchasing Guide: Top 5 Desktop Globes for 2017

Choices for Holiday Presents

Globes make excellent choices for holiday presents. A miniature Planet Earth is an ideal gift option for the person who has everything. This convenient yet sophisticated gift option is compact, aesthetically appealing and practically useful. Here are our suggestions for the 5 Best Desktop Globes for presents this holiday season.

The Livingston Globe by Replogle is a 12-inch blue ocean sphere featuring raised relief and mounted on a traditional yet modern stand. The countries and continents are depicted in vibrant detail. A solid, disc shaped base and a golden, metallic stand add classic touches. The Livingston features clean lines and a simple aesthetic. This reference tool is an excellent accompaniment to any office, classroom or home. Resting at top its stand the globe reaches a height of 16 inches, its is 13 inches wide and 12 inches in diameter. At just over 3 lbs it is light and easy to transport and hold for viewing accessibility.

The Freedom Globe from Replogle Globes is a classic and appealing addition to any desk. Tributes to both nature and American heritage resound throughout the design. The 12-inch sphere is mounted on a bronze relief of an eagle with its wings spread in flight. The view of this majestic creature taking flight adds artistic appeal and inspiration. The metallic eagle rests on a wooden base. The sphere feature antique oceans and raised reliefs with detailed depictions of various continents, oceans, countries and landmarks. Assembled dimensions are 20 H x 13.5 W x 12 D. 


The Ambassador globe by Waypoint Geographic features an Antique Oceans sphere and bronze, numbered semi-meridian. The 12-inch sphere is mounted on a circular wood disc that is finished in dark cherry. The two tier design add a touch of classic elegance. Detailed ocean cartography adds to the reference value of this desktop guide. Geopolitical boundaries and landmarks are current and reflect that latest information. The assembled dimensions of this globe are 17 H x 13.5 W x 12 D.

The Bingham globe from National Geographic is a tribute to the explore of the same name. The classic yet bold styling is reflective of a bygone era. The 12- inch antique oceans sphere rests on a two-tone wooden base and features a diecast semi-meridian. The raised relief map provides detailed descriptions of the continents, oceans, countries and landmarks. The assembled dimensions of the globe are 16.5 H x 13 W x 12 D . 

MOVA Blue Ocean Relief Map Revolving Globe 

 For an elegant and interesting piece of desktop art look no further. The MOVA Blue Ocean Relief Map Revolving Globe 4.5-inch is a beautiful and simple option. This one of a kind globe silently rotates on its 3 pronged stand. Solar cells utilize magnetic force and ambient light to generate power. The effervescent blue of the oceans is a pleasing contrast to the neutral continental color schemes found on the continents and countries. The assembled dimensions of the globe are 7.25 H x 4.5 W x 4.5 D. This one of kind globe weighs only three pounds. Easy to transport and enjoy.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

The Safari Explorer Oceans and Animals Globe: Blue for Boys and Pink for Girls

This new addition to our collection is a great choice for the little scholar in your life. Unlike most of our globes, this model features an option for boys and an option for girls.

Safari Explorer Blue Oceans Animals Globe
The Safari Explorer Blue Oceans Animals Globe is a 10-inch illuminated desktop perfect for a little boy who loves animals and geography. The continents and oceans are depicted in vibrant, brilliant blue. Over one hundred landmarks, animals and other illustrations cover the globe. An internal LED makes using this as a night light or back light a great option. The internal lighting also enhances cartographic features making them easier to read and more distinguishable. A sturdy acrylic base provides support and is also the same color as the sphere. An attached cord is located between the globe and the meridian at the south pole. An inline switch makes it easy to access this feature. A semi-meridian makes for easy navigation for finding coordinates and various locations around the world. The overall assembled size of the globe is 14"h x 10.5"w x 10"d. 

Safari Explorer Pink Oceans Animals Globe

The Safari Explorer Pink Ocean Animals Globe is a 10-inch illuminated desktop kids globe featuring pink oceans and landmasses, a great gift for a little girl. A one of a kind completely pink globe. An internal LED enhances the cartography when used at night. Another excellent choice for use as a back light or night light to illuminate a child’s room. The sturdy acrylic base is also the same shade of pink. The same illustrations of animals and various landmarks are included as in the aforementioned product. The change of color makes this globe particularly suited to a little girl.  Learning about geography with a great educational toy like this one is a positive way to influence children and help them gain an understanding of the world around them. 

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