Win a $25 Gift Code to Shop at the Newly Re-Branded Novica #HANDMADE4LIFE
**Disclosure: I received a $25 gift card to Novica for writing this post, as well as a $25 gift card to give away to one of my readers. However, no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not influenced in any way.**
Think Gilt or One Kings Lane meets National Geographic and you'll get the newly re-branded Novica. With the recent relaunch of their website and brand, you'll find that Novica's new site is fast and modern but still holds true to its artisan crafted roots. Novica is a National Geographic affiliated fashion and unique home decor website. Novica is the world’s largest curated marketplace of handmade goods with over 30,000 products from around the globe, giving artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to incite their creativity. Novica has cut out the middleman and has created a bridge connecting artisans directly with customers. To date, they have sent over $46 million to artisans around the world to preserve the arts. Each handmade product listed on Novica goes through a certification program to guarantee the 100% premium quality of each item. Novica practices fair trade so none of the artists are charged any fees for listing their items on the website and they remain fully independent as they are free to raise prices, lower them, or remove the items from the website.
At Novica, you'll find truly unique gifts that you can search for in the traditional way (by category) or you can search by interest or personality. This unique way of searching helps you easily find a unique gift for the animal lover, adventurer, executive, trendsetter, environmentalist, or spiritual soul in your life. You can also search for items by region, in case for instance you were looking for something specifically made in Brazil or West Africa. Over the years I've bought my parents countless bottles of perfume, beer mugs, jewelry, etc. but Novica is the perfect place to find gifts for mom and gifts for dad that you won't find at your local department store. For Christmas this year you might consider getting mom a long robe. Novica's collection of women's robes and lounge wear is truly spectacular with many colors and patterns that would surely make mom feel special every time she wore it. Maybe for dad you could get him one of Novica's many unique hammocks to help him relax after a long day. Speaking of Christmas, at Novica you'll find Christmas ornaments and other holiday decor from around the world, including nativity scenes, tree skirts and stockings, angels, candle holders and lighting, and greeting cards. I wish I had the space at home and the extra money because I'd love to have each nativity scene listed on Novica because each one of them is so special yet all representing the same important event.
And once you've found that perfect gift, you can also easily find out more information about the artist who made it and in which region of the world it was made. How cool is that, you actually get to "meet" the artist! You want to know what else is cool....giveaways. I have up for grabs a $25 gift code so that one of my readers can shop handmade at Novica and help spread happiness, which just happens to be Novica's mantra. You can stay connected with Novica on Twitter (www.twitter.com/novica), Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/novica), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/novica).