Snow globes can be found at most toy stores or gift shops. However, the best place to buy a snow globe is online. Though certain stores like Target, Hallmark and Saks Fifth Avenue carry them, the selection is usually limited and seasonal.

Certain online stores such as Bradford Exchange specialize in collectible items like snow globes. There are also companies like Cool Snow Globes or Snow Domes where the customer can have a snow globe custom made. When buying a snow globe online, there are also shipping charges. It is advisable to give special shipping instructions upon ordering to ensure the item arrives safely.