Therefore, when I am introduced to a website that connects me with thousands of master artists from around the world and gives me the ability to select from more than 30,000 handmade works of art to incorporate them into my own life or give as a unique gift?
Well, then it's no wonder that browsing everything from the home decor to the handmade jewelry at NOVICA manages to keep me engrossed and enthralled for hours at a time.
One of the leading fair trade artisan websites, NOVICA.com works with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market.
By offering thousands of limited edition and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, clothing, unique gifts, and home decor, you'll not only find items that are each stunning in their own way, but you'll be helping others by making your purchase.
Now that just makes all of their great pieces even a little more beautiful, doesn't it?
However, when it comes to complaints about NOVICA.com, it is often a positive (their huge selection of amazing products) that turns into a negative (it can take what feels like days of looking and narrowing and returning to various pages over and over again) when shopping there. How do I find just the right gift without spending ages and ages doing it?
Having listened to their customers, NOVICA has now solved that problem with the launch of their new Gift Finder!
With so many easy ways to narrow your search — gifts for her, him, by price, eco-friendly, for the animal lover, etc — NOVICA's Gift Finder has made it quick and easy to find an item that will work for the specific personality of your recipient.
I love the Gifts by Personality option, as right away I could think of certain people on my shopping list that would fall into the Trend Setter, Wine Lover and Executive categories. At the same time, the Eco-Friendly Gifts list is great for my environmentalist friends, and I appreciate that the Top Gifts category can even be broken down into their region of origin so if you know someone with a tie to Thailand, Brazil or more, you can pick out something from that area.
All in all, no matter what your budget or what type of present you are looking for, using the Gift Finder on NOVICA is the perfect way to find something that is distinct as well as good-looking.
When it comes to shopping for a unique gift that is unusual, real-world as well as beautiful to behold, NOVICA has a huge selection that is sure to provide plenty of options. But, of course, the fact that by shopping there you can help make a difference in improving lives and preserving traditional crafts worldwide just means that you (or your recipient) can be even a little more satisfied with your purchase.
Right now, NOVICA is making it possible to win a $500 gift card to their site so that you can bring home all of your own favorites. Running from now until December 12, 2012, simply create a collection (i.e. list) in your NOVICA gallery named 'my list for Santa' and you could be the lucky winner who ends up being able to purchase many of those great treasures!
Head over to the NOVICA Facebook page for the full details on this contest and then start making your collection today!
Plus, thanks to the generosity of NOVICA, one person will be able to browse all of the handcrafted works of art to choose their favorite or pick up a wonderful gift, because...
One lucky person will win a $40 gift certificate* to NOVICA!
*Gift certificate is in the form of an online gift code and will be valid until 1/31/13.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below — simply enter your name and email address and click on each entry that you would like to complete. Follow the directions for each individual method, entering in the necessary information when asked. If you have any questions or problems, feel free to let me know.
A big thank you to NOVICA for providing a gift certificate for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.