Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gifts With a Cause and a Giveaway!

Hello friends! Anyone else start their Christmas shopping already? I started a couple of weeks ago because my free time is booking up QUICK and I know Christmas will be here sooner than I think.

Anyway, so I've started shopping and making stuff. But I wanted to share with you a fantastic website where you can find a lot of wonderful unique gifts!

Have you heard of Novica? Novica is a leading fair trade artisan website that works with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. Novica has thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items on their website.

I was thrilled to be given a chance to choose one of their products for review! After much browsing (seriously, they have so much great stuff it was very difficult to choose), I finally decided on a gorgeous shawl called "Maya Unity" made in Guatemala. Once I ordered it, my package took about a week to arrive and when I opened the box I was very pleasantly surprised to find that my shawl was gift wrapped!

The maker of the shawl even included a small "worry doll", a traditional Mayan cloth doll, and a postcard with a personal note from the shawl maker! How cool is that?

Isn't the shawl lovely? Very lightweight, soft, beautiful colors. I will wear it as a scarf. I have a scarf collection that grows by the year. I would have taken a picture of me wearing it but, I'm not gonna lie, I was lookin' mighty rough that day. I don't do pictures on rough days.

Anyhoo, I love my new shawl/scarf! And guess what?

The folks over at Novica want to give you a chance to win a gift certificate!!!

To enter the giveaway, just head over to the Novica website and take a look around. They have everything from women's and men's accessories, scarves, home decor, even walking sticks and cufflinks! After you've browsed a bit come back here and leave a comment telling me what lovely thing you found that you would want to put a gift certificate toward. It's that simple!

The giveaway will remain open until 5:00 p.m. CST on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. You may only enter once and be sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win. Spread the word and get your friends over here for a chance to win!

Oh, and by the way, if you dig what Novica does you can sign up to be a consultant for their home party division. If you're interested, follow this link for more details!


Carla A. said...

I love the "Forest Sigh" hobo bag. Would make a great Christmas gift for my mom!

Victoria said...

I would love this serving tray! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=36174

Mushi said...

I wouldn't really classify myself as a basket person- but the beaded rattan baskets by Wayan Sukerni are kind of making me swoon. :)

AubreyLaine said...

I would love the Bubbles vase from Bali!
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Katie @ Strawbridge Stuff said...

So many wonderful options! I can't decide if it would be a scarf or some jewelry, but I'm pretty sure my sister's Christmas gift would be coming from here if I won!

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Ashton said...

I would love the silk batik scarf, Blue Jasmine! http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=133186

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