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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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
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.