Thursday, December 6, 2012

NOVICA Giveaway!!!!

 Last spring I did a site review and giveaway for Novica, a site where you can support artisans from all over the world by purchasing their wares. For the holiday season, Novica has generously offered me a $40 gift code to test drive their new Gift Finder option and one to giveaway to one lucky reader!
 Novica is a HUGE site with tons of wonderful things to look at. One of my complaints last spring was that it does take a bit of time to sift through it all. But the new Gift Finder option makes it so much easier. It lists so many ways to narrow your search, starting with the typical men's gifts, women's gifts, mom gifts, home decor gifts and gifts by price range. But you can narrow your search even further with options like animal lover gifts, corporate gifts, and eco friendly gifts. You can break it down even more and shop by personality with gifts for yoga lovers, adventurers, wine lovers, and gardeners.
 Some of the sections/search options do seem a tad redundant, but I suppose that can make things easier to find. I also thought that their wedding section should have been more clearly defined. I was interested in what sorts of things they offered for wedding gifts, and found their wedding section to be all about the bridal party and the actual event. I had better luck with the Housewarming section. Once I started exploring specific sections, I noticed these "Curated" selections. Similar to the Etsy Treasury idea, these are items selected by Novica users so fit a certain theme, and interspersed with stunning travel photos.  I recommend checking it out if you'd like to see Novica's items in a glossier, catalogue type layout.
I looked at lots of things and thought of lots of possible people I needed a gift for. I liked the idea of purchasing a set of ornaments, like those above, or as set of books and splitting them up in order to give to more people. In the end, I wound up ordering a pair of earrings for my mom to give to a friend. Who would you shop for and what would you purchase from Novica? Leave a comment and I'll select a random winner Monday, December 10th to receive a $40 gift code!

Happy shopping!

5 comments:

Unknown said...

I've always enjoyed that website, it has a very impressive selection.

kellyr78 said...

I like the Peridot flower earrings, 'Cool Daisy' for myself.
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Ashley said...

I like their cuff bracelets.

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Lynda Del. said...

I'd love the Soda pop-top handbag, 'Golden Power'!
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