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If you are on the hunt for a genuinely unique gift for a friend or loved one this holiday season, I highly recommend checking out Novica. Novica is a fair trade company that works with National Geographic to give artists and artisans a way to share and express their talents with the world! They offer all sorts of hand crafted unique one of a kind items such as home decor, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and so much more. In purchasing an item of any kind, you’ll get to opportunity to learn who you are buying from, what possibly inspired the item, and what country the artist calls home. A truly special gift to receive as well knowing it brings joy to the artisan to know their work is favored!
I recently shopped the Novica store front and came across a beautiful bag! The Assam Constellation Cotton Embroidered Shoulder Bag from India is truly a wonderful gift to proudly call my own! It features crimson constellations of geometrical patterns that come together so well. From Manjuri Hazarika, the patterns are achieved on the hand-loom and replicate those on traditional Assamese sarongs, known as mekhala. The shoulder bag is fully lined and has a zipper-top pocket, as well as a cell phone compartment. Closes with a sheeshamwood button. I’m very happy with this bag and imagine a lot of other ladies would be too!
Shopping at Novica makes gifting to others easy! How so? Gift wrapping, that’s is stunning yet affordable as well! Most of their gift wrap costs about $3.95 – $5.95 per item and they provide premium gift wrap for gifts from the regions – India, Thailand, and Bali! Though do note that many of the items arrive with free gift wrap it just depends on what item it is.
I personally can say that the gift wrapping is very professionally done! And I’ll have to admit I am not one to opt for gift wrapping because I can usually do it myself. But with Novica’s affordable prices and gorgeous wrapping job, I’m willing to with go the whole do it myself. Not to mention it’s a huge time saver when we often can’t find a spare minute around the Holiday season!
If you are not sure where to start when shopping at Novica know there are popular categories to browse that include gifts for her, gifts for him and gifts for the romantic. I personally love checking out the housewares, jewelry, and handbag categories personally. I assure you there’s some wonderful item to be found for anyone just waiting to be discovered!
Novica has provided me with a $25.00 gift certificate to giveaway to one of my readers! Please enter below through Rafflecopter and if it gives you trouble, just leave a comment below of something you like on their site!
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary gift code in exchange for my honest review.. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.
Chances are if you have crafty daughter or son, you’ve heard about or at least seen some pretty cool rubber band jewelry worn by them or possibly their peers. Rubber-band jewelry is like the new friendship bracelet that I remember making in my pre-teen to teen years. These cool accessories that can be customized in so many ways are pretty awesome and if you ask me, I don’t see them going out of style anytime soon!
Recently, I was given the opportunity to check out the craft book Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry written by Colleen Dorsey and published at Design Originals. This book let me tell you, is a must have if you have or plan on gifting either a Rainbow Loom, Cra-Z-Loom, Fun-Loom, or another similar one to those to make rubber band accessories. Though if you already have one and looking for some great pattern ideas, you’ll want to grab a copy of this title. Read the rest of this entry »
CELTIC WOMAN ‘HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: LIVE IN CONCERT’ TO AIR ON PBS TELEVISION NOVEMBER 30 THRU DECEMBER
Celtic Woman has been a favorite group of mine for quite sometime. My husband and I a few years ago got a chance to see them live in concert and it was such a treat! During this holiday season, we’ve been enjoying their stirringly beautiful voices sing traditionally well known Christmas favorites on their Home For Christmas Deluxe CD/DVD combo!