$50 NOVICA Giveaway for Mother’s Day!

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NOVICA in association with National Geographic invites you to join the journey with more than 2,000 extraordinary master artists around the world.  With more than 30,000 handcrafted works of art, you can explore the fascinating culture of other countries without leaving your home.

I get so excited when I can share about NOVICA on my blog.  This is a really terrific online store, that gives the artisans featured fair trade compensation.  The artisans can apply for microfinance loans to help propel their business, and they can decide how much and what they ‘display’ in the NOVICA store.  There is no intermediary presence so the artisans get to keep much more profit from their products which enables them to give a better life to their families and communities.  And because the items are handcrafted you are getting quality and work that is unique and well done. 

NOVICA had items for everyone.  For Mother’s Day consider items from their jewelry and apparel line, or perhaps a piece of home décor or a work of art such as a painting or a sculpture.  I am partial to handbags, and so I received an amazing wool bag from the Andes.  

Just check it out.

Isn’t it great?  This handbag and other products are crafted by Fernando Briones, a Peruvian who creates them on a backstrap loom.  It’s a bag that shows quality in its workmanship.

You can also find green gifts like this silk batik scarf.

I love this!  It totally would make a great Mother’s Day gift.  It is made in Bali by Yuni Kristina who started experimenting with the technique when she was just 13 years old.

Or how about these scented candles from NOVICA’s fair trade corporate gifts.

I can see a corporate mom relaxing with one of these corporate gifts on the weekend or maybe she could set it up in the corner of her office?!

How about some unique gifts like this ceramic elephant teapot?

Okay you get the idea.  NOVICA is a great place to purchase Mom a gift for Mother’s Day.  And if you find something and it won’t arrive on time, just print off a picture of it for her, and let her know it’s coming!

NOVICA really has fantastic items for your home and gifting.  I am so glad that I got the messenger bag from the Andes, it will be great for traveling as it fits my iPad 2 perfectly and it has pockets for all the accessories, and I can also hold other items in it!  If you have a wedding or birthday coming up to buy for soon, NOVICA has one of a kind gifts that give back to someone else!

Up to this point NOVICA’s online store has been the outlet for artisans to sell their goods, but now they have also introduced another way to shop at home, through NOVICA Live, similar to a “shopping party”, that you can host in your home with your friends and family.  You can find out more details on their website about NOVICA Live.

I know all you moms would love to receive a gift from NOVICA for Mother’s Day, so here’s a giveaway for a $50 NOVICA Gift Code for you to shop for yourself or for someone else you love.

To enter the giveaway visit NOVICA and then leave a comment letting everyone know what you would like to treat yourself to.  You can enter daily but the above must be done the first time you enter.  Each subsequent day you can comment with ‘daily entry’.

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Open to US & Canadian residents ages 18+, ends May 10, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen, unless you complete your address in the form below.  By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

Disclaimer: Novica provided me with a gift code to purchase a product of my choice , and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or host a product giveaway in return for the gift code.

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