Rocking Someone’s World with a Globe

Rocking Someone’s World with a Globe

Do you know someone who’s redoing his or her house with the elegant old-world, antique home style? Are you stumped with what to give them? Why not try gifting him old-world globes?

These globes are very elegant and classic, enhancing the old-world feel in one’s house. These simple and miniature replicas of our world are exquisitely and beautifully designed masterpieces, which cost under $50 to as high as thousands of dollars.

 1. Consider first the person to whom you will be giving the globe.

It’s important to know the interests and the personality of the person you’re giving the globe to. This will be an important consideration later on in choosing the specific globe.

2. Shop around for the globe that you like.

There is a wide array of globes to choose from in shops. Check the globe first before you actually buy one. See if its quality is worth its price. You can also choose a globe in your desired size and colors. Most modern globes have oceans colored blue. But if you want old-world globes for a more antique feel, then shop around for globes with antique, cream-colored oceans. Other things you might want to consider are if you want the globe to have an ordinary flat surface, or you want certain features, such as hills, volcanoes, or mountains in relief.

3. What model globe do you want?

Remember that there are also globes that can be converted into a table or floor model with just a few medications.

 4. There are also globes that illuminate

Illuminated globes however have a more modern feel compared with unlighted, antique ones. So, if you want the receiver to have an antique feel, it might be wise to opt for an unlighted globe.

5. How detailed do you want your globe to be?

Now this will be dependent on how particular you are with the globe. If you see it as purely aesthetic, you might want to opt for a more basic globe that just have the outlines of the countries. But if you have a penchant for accuracy, you would probably opt for a globe that ha the names of countries, its cities and other landmarks and natural wonders. Of course, the larger the size of the globe you are buying, the bigger the space it has for more details.

 6. Purchasing Tips

Now that you have selected your globe, here are a few reminders before purchasin. First, check if the stand goes with the globe. Inspect if the globe stand is sturdy enough to hold the globe. Also check if the globe is from a reputable manufacturer.

 7. Ensure You Can Return It

If you have decided to finally buy one, make sure that you can return it or exchange for another if the recipient of your gift feels there are other types of globe that he or she can use for his or her home as decor.

 8. Maintenance

If you are giving a friend or family member an antique, old-world globe, you should remind him or her that taking care of the globe is important. You see, globes are covered with some special coating that is designed for protecting the ball and maintain its antique appearance. Globes that have accumulated household dust are easy to clean using a dry cloth. From time you may want to have a cloth slightly dampened for you to remove smudges or fingerprints. For marks or stains that are difficult to remove, you could use a non-abrasive product that is mild. You should not use household or industrial cleaners containing any solvent or alcohol.

In thinking of a valuable piece to add to a friend’s home, an antique world globe may just be what they need.