Monday, December 3, 2012

Gift Giving Made Easy with the NOVICA Gift Finder {$40 Gift Certificate Giveaway}

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When it comes time to purchase a gift, whether for others or a little something for myself, I enjoy the shopping... but always struggle with the decision-making. After a while, the items in the store all start to look a little bit the same to me, you know?

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.

NOVICA gifts

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.

NOVICA has already succeeded in helping change the lives of tens of thousands of people in developing nations, a number that I find both inspiring and extremely impressive. So while you may just think that the handbags or sculptures are lovely, NOVICA has provided a way for the artisans who created them to earn personal recognition and receive real-world prices for their work.

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!

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.

unique gifts

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!

NOVICA contest

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!

NOVICA giveaway
*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.

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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.

187 comments:

suburban prep said...

I like the Pearl flower earrings, 'Pink Frangipani' among many of the items they carry.

Gala said...

Soapstone jewelry box, 'White Jasmine'

Monica said...

Onyx Statuette Midnight Owl.

Thanks

Magela G. said...

I like the Sterling Silver Flower Earrings "Denpasar Mystique

BethElderton said...

I love the Talavera ceramic appetizer platter, 'Guanajuato Flora'
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

jbmthill said...

I would gladly receive these for Christmas; Gold plated drusy agate dangle earrings, 'Dark Mystery'

jbmthill
like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H

aperry said...

Wood wall panel, 'Golden Blessings'

Denise said...

I like their 'Sacred Lilac Lotus' necklace.

scottsgal said...

cobalt spiral wine glasses and pitcher
msboatgal at aol.com

kirsten perez said...

the decoupage adornment of the virgin of guatalupe would be my choice. kaperez1978@yahoo.com

Andrea said...

This necklace is one of many I like - http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=184576.

Ken Ohl said...

Masks are neat

wigget said...

i like the Wood maze game, 'Labyrinth'

debijackson said...

radiant natural fiber basket debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

jek9880 said...

The Marble jewelry box, 'Indian Morning Glory' is beautiful!

jek9880 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I like the wood bangle bracelets.

Joy said...

I like the jewelry especially. Lapis lazuli cluster earrings, 'Afternoon Blue'

mummytotwoboys said...

Visited the site and like Wood ornaments, 'Orange Snowman' (set of 4)

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Cserafini said...

I like the eternity of love wood sculpture.

Bethany C. said...

I like the Blue topaz pendant necklace, 'Azure Teardrop'.

s said...

Amethyst stretch bracelet, 'Lilac Muse'

cjabdelnour said...

Amethyst long beaded necklace, 'Lovely Lilacs'. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

E. said...

I love the Ceramic decanter, 'Blue Lotus'!

ReggieMann said...

I like the Amethyst flower earrings, 'Purple Blossom'

benz1171 said...

Cotton hobo bag, 'Chiang Mai Puzzle'

julie said...

I can't decide on what piece of jewelry that I would like !!

Anonymous said...

My favorite item is the Wood bangle bracelet, 'Mumbai Mosaic'. -Judith R.

Allison said...

I like the Wood bangle bracelet, 'Mumbai Mosaic'

CipBtRO said...

I like Pyrite sphere, 'Reflections'

Space Monkey said...

I would REALLY like to own their 100% Alpaca Cardigan, "Andean Rose". It is absolutely beautiful. I read that Alpaca gives you the warmth of wool with NO itch!! I want this!

Amber Timmerman said...

I like the parachute hammock!

casaflamingos said...

like Men's sterling silver and leather bracelet, 'Cobra'

Nicole Murphy said...

I like the cotton blend tote.

Ann Fantom said...

I like the Wood bookends, 'Speak No Evil Monkey' by Nyoman Karsa

http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=80270

abfantom at yahoo dot com

intensev5 said...

I really like the Wrought iron candleholder, 'Indian Sparrow'

Ann Fantom said...

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Robyn said...

The Cultured pearl and blue topaz floral necklace, 'Frangipani Trio' is very pretty.

llinda29 said...

I will buy Marble jewelry box, 'Indian Morning Glory'

Michelle said...

I like the Leather wallet, 'Fuchsia Fireworks'. Thanks for the chance to win!
mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

Caroline Morin said...

I love the "Waiting Here" painting at http://unique-gifts.novica.com/paintings/animal-lover/waiting-here/177203/

Thomas Murphy said...

I like the Mahogany and glass candleholder, 'Crystal Staircase'
rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Kristen said...

I like the Blue Trinity Ring.

Selinda said...

I like the Wood sculpture, 'Bonds of the Heart'!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Suzy said...

I love the "Amethyst flower necklace" 'Sacred Lilac Lotus' How pretty!

Tracey said...

I like the Alpaca blend hoodie sweater, 'Winter Beauty'
traymona[at]aol.com

judy gardner said...

i like the amethyst flower earrings

velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

Rusu Alexandru said...

i like http://unique-gifts.novica.com/jewelry/rings/jade-heart-ring-love-immemorial/195061/

I want to give to my girlfriend :)

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Men's sterling silver signet ring, 'Ancient Fortress'

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

Sean Cuthill said...

I like the Jade obelisk, 'Prosperity' (large).

Anonymous said...

I like the vintage rose jewelry box.
sara m.

Sarah MomE25 said...

I like this :
Marcasite and garnet pendant necklace, 'Little Owl'

Samorjj said...

I love the Alpaca blend hoodie sweater, 'Winter Beauty'

Heather! said...

I love the wooden sculpture "Everlasting Kiss"!
Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

let it be said...

I really love the alpaca shawl "heavens gift". I can just imagine how soft it is!!

Audra Weathers said...

I like the soapstone jewelry box 'white roses' from India.

Erica Barnes said...

Ishpingo Eye of Horus wooden statue.

Vesper Meikle said...

I like the Soapstone sculptures - 'Elephant Duet'

meikleblog at gmail dot com

jcwega27 said...

gods blessings panel
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Kate Fuller said...

I like the Garnet dangle earrings, 'Love Song'

enizete said...

I love the Wood lazy chair, 'Elephant Acrobatics'......gorgeous!!!

Linda W. said...

Fiesta in Ica alpaca sweatwer

corey said...

I like the "Men's alpaca blend cardigan, 'Classic in Grey'."
coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

PAIGE said...

I love the snow queen pearl dangle earrings.
elysesw@aolcom

Jessica Snook said...

I like the Jasper beaded bracelet, 'Urban Colors'.

Elizabeth said...

I like the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Butterfly Dance'.

Anonymous said...

I love the Marble and onyx Chinese checkers, 'Colorful Contrast'. I played this game all the time with my grandmother. I'd like to teach my kiddos.

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie

Kristy Thiel said...

I love the wooden nativity set!

Audrey Knox said...

I love this jewelry. It's gorgeous!

Stacey V said...

http://unique-gifts.novica.com/womens/hostess-gifts/aluminum-serving-tray-christmas-dream/36172/

Yona Williams said...

Love the Rustic Guard Dog.

wizardewu said...

I like the Silk batik shawl, 'Jakarta Lady'.

Denise S. said...

I like the Ceramic Figurine 'Jade Owl.'

Howell said...

I like the Gemstone pyramid, 'Natural Energy'.

Brittany said...

Teakwood cutting board, 'Chef's Delight'

Lina said...

I really like the Celadon ceramic statuettes, 'Happy Blue Elephants' (Pair)

Bee W Bedard said...

Wool shawl, 'Pink Paisley Sweetheart'

Renee Walters said...

I like Pyrite sphere Reflections. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy holidays!
Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

Cheryl Chervitz said...

I like the Men's leather wristband bracelet, 'Stand Together in Tan', for my hubby.

jlafount said...

I'd go with Wood sculpture, 'Cat in Meditation'

Whisper said...

I love the chess board with the soapstone pieces.

kim burnett said...

marble jewlery box

mummytotwoboys said...

I like Aluminum serving tray, 'Christmas Dream'

(d schmidt in widget)

Dina said...

Love the Reminisce cedar jewelry box.

Jeanette J said...

I like the Ceramic ornaments, 'Blue Owls'

Meaghan F. said...

I really like the Soapstone candleholders, 'Fig Leaf' (pair).

Re said...

i like the pair of lucky cats

lilyk said...

The Wood ornaments, 'Unicorns' look very nice!

andalene said...

abrennan09@hotmail.com
Men's gold accent band ring, 'Structures' - for my husband.

Paul T / Pauline T said...

I like the Leather backpack, 'Weathered in Honey Brown' - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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Laura Lane said...

http://unique-gifts.novica.com/housewarming-gifts/soapstone-candleholders-light-of-hope-set-of-4/203266/

apple blossom said...

Cultured pearl dangle earrings, 'Precious Purity'

TampaPalmsGirl said...

I love, love, love the Cultured pearl and garnet waterfall necklace, 'Dancing Queen'

Scarlett said...

Oh, I love so many of these beautiful items...the cultured pearl dangle earrings, the silk batik shawl, the cultured pearl cocktail ring "Faithful" and on and on!

Anissa said...

I love the gemstone trees!

Frugalista Mama said...

opal wrap ring

sohamolina said...

Cultured pearl chandelier earrings, 'Trinity in Black'

jill190 said...

Sterling silver link bracelet, 'Taxco Melody' is my favorite.

CherylS22 said...

My favorite is the Sterling silver cuff bracelet, 'Lanna Legend'.
Thanks for the giveaway!

lel242 said...

I love the cotton tote, 'Maya Jade'

Finamoon said...

Love the 100% alpaca fingerless mittens, 'Jade Mountain'

Kristen said...

I like the Wood bangle bracelets, 'Sky over Sikkim' (set of 3).

Tamar said...

leather bag - world traveler.

Holly said...

Jade heart ring, 'Love Immemorial'!

Jennifer T. said...

I love the Serpentine long eco-necklace, 'Story of Hope'.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy Z. said...

I love the Cotton scarf, 'Orchid Fiesta'!

Lynda Del. said...

Love the Jade heart ring, 'Love Immemorial'
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

latanya t said...

Agate cuff bracelet, 'Thai Supreme'

doodlebug said...

The brown glass with silver turtles. I collect turtles.

Kim said...

i like the Pearl and quartz cluster earrings, 'Icicles'
addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

I really like the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Butterfly Dance'

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

corey1971 said...

I want the Ceramic Mayan Calander (Corey Olomon)

Sarah said...

Cobalt swirl drink glasses

Alice500 said...

I like the Teakwood spatula set, 'Eco Versatile' (set of 4)

Saver Sara said...

Steel statuette, 'Alliance'

Padma Miller said...

lotus ring!

Gianna said...

Cotton hammock swing, 'Copacabana'.

Julie D. said...

Leather messenger bag, 'Arequipa Traveler'

Anne Sweden said...

I love the Blue Lotus decanter!

katfam95 said...

I like the mekong sun earrings.

kafam95 at aim dot com

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Honestly. I LOVE Novica. In fact, there are currently over 500 (!) items on my Novica Wish List!

But I did use their convenient Gift Finder to look for something wonderful and new under $50 - and aside from growing my already bloated Wish List - I found this :

http://unique-gifts.novica.com/$25-to-$50/iron-wall-adornment-placid-reflections-of-the-sun-medium/72174/

which I would love to hang on our sunporch wall!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

mrsguido187 said...

Brown leather and pearl heart bracelet, 'Love's Universe'

TreasureToday said...

The Leather messenger bag, 'Arequipa Traveler'is wonderful.

kyl neusch said...



Wood wall panel, 'Golden Blessings'

coriwestphal said...

I'd LOVE the 100% alpaca hoodie sweater, 'Arequipa Winter'!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Erika P. said...

I like the Teakwood Cutting Board 'Volcano'

Derek Timm said...

I like the Men's gold accent band ring 'Structures'

Anonymous said...

I love the Pearl flower ring, 'Nest of Lilies'

morganowl28 at gmail dot com

BusyWorkingMama said...

I'd love a strand of pearls.

MELINA said...

Cultured pearl chandelier earrings, 'Trinity in Black'

Erica C. said...

The confetti tumblers would be great.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb Christie said...

My favorite is the Sterling silver cocktail ring, 'Arabesque Curl'

Maegan Morin said...

I think this jade ring is beautiful: http://unique-gifts.novica.com/$25-to-$50/jade-heart-ring-love-immemorial/195061/

bbrittbrat1398 said...

Onyx Statuette Midnight Owl

Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

Gina said...

Gold plated drusy agate stacking rings, 'Samba Dazzle' (set of 3)

freddie said...

I love their Quartz dangle earrings, Royal Elegance dwelchert@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

I love the Dragon cocktail ring

yellowlabs said...

I like the Leather messenger bag, Arequipa Traveler

Charlene said...

My fave is the Jade heart ring, 'Love Immemorial'

brich2222 said...

Love their Hammock, 'Blue Caribbean' (double)


ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Holly Kennedy said...

I like the alpaca sweaters

Jennifer Reed said...

I like the dog and cat ornaments from the site.

slehan said...

Amethyst flower earrings, 'Purple Blossom'
Merry Christmas.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

natalie rose machowski said...

i love the Shoulder bag, 'Gujrati Mandalas'

























LesleyfromWI said...

Love the Gold vermeil filigree dangle earrings, 'Our Two Hearts'

kat said...

I love the Teakwood cutting board, 'Volcano'

Roach Kelley said...

The Wood ornaments, 'Unicorns' look very nice!

Sylvia said...

I love the Ceramic teapot, 'Buddha and the Turquoise Elephant'

Sue2Sueper said...

I like the Sodalite beaded necklace, 'Titicaca Mermaid'

magic5905 said...

I like the Soapstone candleholders, 'Light of Hope' (set of 4)
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

Melanie Montgomery said...

I like the wooden boxes

steve mccuan said...

the Kpanlogo drum, 'Spider Web Beat' would look great in my living room

Kari Flores said...

My favorite item is the Cotton and alpaca sweater, 'Sunny Warmth'.

M.A.D. said...

I absolutely LOVE the Peony Romance Beaded Bracelet <3

mickeyfan said...

Men's ring called Structures is one that I love.

Kayla said...

Wood Sculpture Toward the Sky Brown Yoga Cat

Lean said...

Wood statuette, 'Heart Bond' is my favorite.

Hoa said...

I like the Cotton hammock, 'Classic White' (double).

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

lmurley2000 said...

i like the green wilderness sild scarf

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

mrssquigg said...

I like this ring: Citrine and garnet cocktail ring, 'Splendid Colors'

Kathleen M Smith said...

I like the painting: 'Mexican Sunflower I'

sandra davis said...

i like the Shoulder bag, 'Gujrati Mandalas

Karen said...

Batik scarf, 'Purple Polka Retro'. Thanks for the giveaway.

julescar74 said...

I love the Silver cuff bracelet, 'Munay' and so many other things this site is great THANKS!!!!!

Lisa said...

I like the Blue topaz cocktail ring, 'Java Skies'.

Barbara R. said...

I like, Cotton shawl, 'Crimson Fish'
fotw_1999 at yahoo dot com

Carla C said...

Glass pitcher, 'Cobalt Charm'

Susan Smoaks said...

i love the Wood bangle bracelet, 'Sunset Splendor'

by Vipin
susansmoaks at gmail dot com
tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

susan1215 said...

Mohena wood and leather jewelry box, 'Inca Domain'

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Nicole C. said...

I like the Ceramic figurine, 'Jade Owl'.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Melinda Elizabeth said...

My favorite item there are the Dried calabash dangle earrings, 'Tropical Fun'

Nicole Lancaster said...

My favorite item is the 'Sacred Lilac Lotus'Amethyst flower necklace.

kathy pease said...

I love the Pearl flower ring, 'Love Moon'

michedt said...

I really like the Blown wine glasses, 'Crimson Serpentines'.

mandala said...

Love the Ceramic figurine, 'Jade Owl'

Carole Ingram said...

love this olive branch ring!

http://unique-gifts.novica.com/womens/$25-to-$50/sterling-silver-wrap-ring-olive-branch/172183/

kelley c said...

I like the sunrise goblet glasses.

kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

Angela Cash said...

I would like to have the Cotton shoulder bag, 'Turquoise Afternoon'

shanta spradlin said...

Mohena wood and leather folding table, 'Andean Birds'

Lanicsha Wynn said...

I like the Leather accent jute tote bag, 'Coffee Connoisseur'

iloveher6923 at yahoo dot com

Tylerpants said...

The Glass box, 'Magic Treasure Chest' is beautiful. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Julieh said...

I'd get the red sunflower fan mirror.
julie hawkins
honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

Roach Alexandra said...

I like the aluminum tray!

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we like the Wood chess set, 'Flowery Turtle'.

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

purango said...

The Pearl flower ring, 'Love Moon' by Buana (Bali and Java) is my favorite. garrettsambo@aol.com

Bakersdozen said...

I like the plated quartz drop earrings, 'Ascended Master'. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com