Sunday, December 2, 2012

Giveaway: $40 Novica gift card

Okay, Thanksgiving is over and the calendar says "December" (how did that happen?), and holiday shopping is in full swing! If you're the type of person who likes to avoid the mall and generic gifts, and wants to get really special items for the people on your list, you should know about NOVICA. Here's a bit about NOVICA, from its website:
We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.
At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.
We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it.
In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together.
NOVICA. The World is Your Market.

I've reviewed items from NOVICA before and I've enjoyed having the opportunity to get beautiful items for myself and my home and also support artisans. The biggest challenge in working with NOVICA in the past has always been chosing what item to review- everything is so beautiful! Thankfully, there's now a solution to that problem- the NOVICA Unique Gift Finder!

The gift finder is nicely laid out.  Looking for a gift for the woman in your life? Check out the Gifts for Her page, which is further broken down so you can browse by price, interest, occasion or personality type. Need to find a Eco-Friendly gift? They've got you covered with the Eco-Friendly gifts page! Want to choose a piece of men's clothing? The handy Men's Apparel page covers that! It's still hard to choose exactly what to buy, since there are so many beautiful items, but the gift guide helps narrow things down fairly quickly.

Daniel and I spent some time browsing the site and trying to think about what we wanted to buy for our new home. In the end we selected the Tableware link from the Gift Guide page and selected a pretty set of drinking glasses.One of the special things about NOVICA is that you don't just see the items on the page, you learn about the artisans that made them as well!

And I have great news! One lucky reader will win a $40 gift code to pick out a special item for yourself! Open to everyone, but please be aware that some countries have restrictions on what can be brought into the country and from where.  Enter at the Rafflecopter widget below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: I received a gift code to select an item for myself, as well as the opportunity to give one away to a lucky reader. All opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.


♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Rose quartz shamballa necklace, 'Oneness'

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

debijackson said...

radiant natural fiber basket debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Heather! said...

A wooden sculpture called 'Everlasting Kiss' would make a great gift for a spouse or for a couple for a wedding or anniversary! I love it.

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Rebecca said...

The blown glass pitcher in confetti color!
rebatink at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I like the Moonstone dangle earrings, 'Luminosity'.
Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

kellyr78 said...

I like the Peridot ring
August Poppy

Ashley said...

I like the wood bangles.

moushka said...

Novica is one of my most favorite places to shop. I love all things hearts and they have lots of them! I really adore the Wood Sculpture: Heart of Love!

mrsshukra said...

The World Traveler leather travel bag is cool!

Jenna Wood said...

The handwoven hammocks.

Jenny said...

I like the Amethyst stretch bracelet, 'Lilac Muse'

Kristen said...

I like the Opal and chrysocolla ring, 'Blue Trinity'

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I like the soapstone jewelry box 'white roses' from India.
-Audra Weathers
Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

judy gardner said...

i really like the amethyst flower earrings!

benz1171 said...

Cotton shoulder bag, ‘Honey Weaves’

agatewood1 said...

Wood and leather jewelry box, 'Antique Tan'

missreneer said...

I really love the Martini glasses, 'Ruby Red' (set of 6). Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and Happy Holidays :)

fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

Gina Wildorchid said...

I would love to get this poncho--$100-to-$200/alpaca-blend-reversible-poncho-sublime-purple/202459/

Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

Thanks for the cool giveaway!

wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

MamaStace said...

I'd like the wood siamese cat, hear no evil


Jessica Z said...

The sterling silver dangle earrings sea current are cute! Thanks.

Rondah S said...

I like the cobalt glass pitcher

jakiesmom said...

i like the urban colors bracelet

Donna George said...

I like Reclaimed wood photo frame, 'Nostalgic Jodhpur' (4x6)

Angie B. said...

I like the wood memory game "maya weavings"

tanya904 said...

The Alpaca blend men's sweater, 'Gray Favorite Memories' for my hubby
Tanya Riley
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

wizardewu said...

Silk batik shawl, ‘Jakarta Lady’.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Howell said...

I like the Gemstone pyramid, 'Natural Energy'.