Novica Home Décor and Gifts

Cozy At Home Event: Day 12

Everyone who knows me well knows that I would shop only at farmer’s markets and art fairs if I could.  In fact, our summers are usually planned around the next artisan market within driving distance.  This is partially because I love having pieces that are truly unique but mostly because I adore having a story to tell about each of my purchases. 

4958896503_96e0303213_o When I was contacted by Novica and asked to check out their site, I truly felt like I was in the middle of the world’s biggest artist fair in the comfort of my own home.  Because NOVICA works in association with National Geographic, they offer a hugely extensive collection of over 2,000 master artisans around the world and give you one easy place to buy – no traveling required.

Looking for a hard-to-find item?  Want something truly unique for you, a gift or for your home?  Novica really has it all and is now my go-to site for those that are impossible to shop for. 

Novica has a huge selection of items from home decor to fine arts to sterling silver jewelry.  I will be honest that it can be a little overwhelming to shop at a site that has so many things you would love to buy, but because it does have a good search function and detailed categories, it is easy to find the category or subcategory of gifts you are looking for. 

I had a great time browsing categories and making wishlists of items I would love to own.  The pictures and descriptions were great as well as the artist profiles listed on each page that give you an idea of who you are buying from.  This feature makes it a truly unique shopping experience and why I could easily spend days shopping and searching.

P141357_1 After all of my searching, I finally settled on a parachute hammock to help make our backyard (and anywhere with two sturdy trees) cozy and relaxing.  Made of the same fabric used for parachutes, the parachute hammock is the definition of lightweight.  It is easily folded and packable, but still is incredibly durable and insanely comfortable.  The parachute hammock is made in Sudanayasa and comes in a variety of colors all with the same sewn on pocket that is also a convenient travel bag for the hammock.  As cool as all these features are, what was really exciting was the insanely low price.  Whereas similar style hammocks are sold for twice, if not three times the price, Novica offers a truly affordable version with all the quality features I expect. 

P171756_1 But then because I couldn’t resist and hubby was helping me shop, I found myself a little something that I can proudly wear and show off, the agate and carnelian Y necklace called Summer Flower.  It was a toss up whether I would go colorful or choose some beatiful silver jewelry like a new pair of earrings, but in the end we decided to be bold and I'm glad we did.  While I always love a fancy earring to dress up an outfit, I am truly a necklace person at heart.   

The orange agate and carnelian Y necklace is a gorgeous addition to my display of necklaces on my wall and even prettier when worn with a colorful top or dressing up a plain tee or sweater.  The floral pendant is a nice unique touch that makes it truly eye catching without becoming overwhelming and it can even be adjusted to the length you would like.  It comes boxed in a beautiful leaf print paper jewelry box and nestled around a small pillow, a presentation which I absolutely adore.  The necklace is made in Thailand and truly makes me wish I could go traveling right about now even though I’m so enjoying being Cozy At Home.

One thing to note when shopping is that when you purchase from Novica, your items come directly from the country of origin.  This can add a little bit of time to shipping, but to me that’s a small price to pay for handcrafted and unique gifts, décor and more.  And, when your gifts do arrive, they are beautifully wrapped and ready for gifting.  Even better is that they come with an artisan card to tell you the story of Novica and your specific item, a feature I found so endearing about the company.  Not only does it give your gift recipient information on their unique item, it also makes it easy to reference later as the compliments pour in.

http://www.novica.com/

And Now For the Giveaway! 
One lucky Rave and Review reader will win a $50 Gift Card to shop at NOVICA!

To Enter: Go to Novica.com and tell me what you would buy with your gift card as well as the artist who created it. 

And, as always, there are extra entries available!

1) Subscribe to Rave and Review, top of right sidebar (2 extra entries, must be verified to count)

2) Interact with Novica on Facebook by commenting on a post or picture or writing a message on their wall about a product you found on their site.

3) Tweet about this Giveaway using @raveandreview and @Novica with the link to this post (http://bit.ly/bIMCpb) after following us both (daily Tweet, just post link here)

4) Blog about this Giveaway with links back to this post as well as the www.raveandreview.com homepage (just post the URL where I can find your writeup)

5) Place my button or logo in your sidebar on your blog or website and/or the Cozy At Home Event Button (2 extra entries for each button, must have an active link to R&R)

6) Comment love.  Enter any of my other Giveaways and/or comment on any non-giveaway post!

7) Email love.  Share this Giveaway with friends and family via email and cc Leanne (at)raveandreview (dot) com (I will never, ever contact your email recipients)

8) Vote for Rave and Review on Top Baby Blogs, logo in right sidebar (daily entry, just tell me what rank R&R has)

On October 30th at 11:59pm PST a winner will be drawn, announced here and notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen.  Giveaway open worldwide!

Winner, winner!  This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to…

#533 LAMusing said… I like Novica on Facebook and commented on their wall
(as AdrianeCoros)
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com


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A big thank you to Novica for providing us with the complimentary gift card to shop for whatever we wanted as well as the gift card for one fabulous reader.  All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.

 

607 thoughts on “Novica Home Décor and Gifts”

  1. I love this ite and products!!! I would spend my GC on the Leather notebook ‘Inca Dagger’ by Percy and Ruth for my Work monthly meetings

  2. I’d love to get the Iron welcome sign, ‘Cat Smiles Welcome’ by J. Blas.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  3. I Interacted with Novica on Facebook by commenting on their wall about the Cat Welcome sign by J. Blas.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

  4. I’ve looked at the parachute hammocks as well, so I guess I’ll look for something else.
    Cesar Gonzales has some pretty polished stone. I may get the Serpentine sphere, ‘Marine Depths’.
    (But I’d probably get the hammock.)

  5. I would get the Iron statuette, ‘Rustic Golfer’ by Armando Ramírez – it was really hard to choose, though, what an amazing selection!

  6. I love the Beaded wristband bracelets, ‘Bold Pink Fortunes’ (pair) by Tiraphan Hasub!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  7. I would love to have the pretty Brass bell, ‘Breakfast Call’! I collect bells and this is a real beauty! 😉

  8. I’d love to get the Beaded wristband bracelets, ‘Bold Brown Fortunes’ (pair) mae by Tiraphan Hasub.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. I left a comment about my favorite bracelets/artist on NOVICA’s FB page under username Jennie Tilson.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I love your necklace. The intricate work in it and the color looks gorgeous. The parachute hammock looks comfortable and cozy, I would get it in blue. Love the look of your backyard. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

  11. I voted for you on top baby blogs today,oct,3, you’re ranked #10. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  12. I would buy the gorgeous Sterling silver long chain necklace, ‘Rustic Chic’ by Citlal Castillo. I like that they call it rustic chic – that’s so unusual and cool.

  13. I voted for you today on top baby blogs,oct4, you’re ranked #10. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  14. I voted for you today on top baby blogs,oct5, you’re ranked #10. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  15. I voted for you on top baby blogs today,oct,7, you’re ranked #10. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  16. I voted for you today on top baby blogs,oct,8, you’re ranked #10. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  17. I left a comment about a product/artist on NOVICA’s FB wall under username Jennie Tilson.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. I would get the Moonstone pendant necklace, ‘Peace for the World’ by artist Nyoman Rena! It’s beautiful!
    Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely prize!

  19. I like the “Teak jewelry box, ‘Symmetry'” and it was created by Wittaya or his full name is Pongwittaya Panthakul.
    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. I luv the Pearl and carnelian flower bracelet, ‘Glow’
    by Neeru Goel…it is fantastic!
    Great site and giveaway, thanks.

  21. I believe I’d get two pair of the Ceramic bowls, ‘Cones’ (pair) by Putu Oka Mahendra to give as a wedding gift.

  22. At this moment , if I won the certif , I wouldd buy the Blue Topaz earrings Floral Star by Neenu Goel. But who knows if I get it I’d have to look and look and decide again.

  23. I might buy the Turquoise necklace Spirit Desire by
    Subajika Veerasil, or Lha.
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

  24. Thanks for the giveaway…we have our eye on the Wood chess set, ‘Flowery Turtle’ by Ketut Sandi.
    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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