Monday, September 27, 2010

CLOSED - Novica Review and Giveaway!

Since this is my birthday week, I'm doing a giveaway a day and I have some really special surprises for you!  First up is Novica!!  I was contacted a few months ago to do a review of their corporate gift section and I must say I was very impressed!

First let me tell you a little about the company, this is some information from their website.  Here is a portion of the mission statement:

" We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.
At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.  We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it."

Now I'm going to be real and let you know that to me Corporate gifts = $$$$$!  Boy was I surprised.  I found beautiful home decor items and jewelry for VERY REASONABLE prices.  For example, this beautiful Soapstone Jewelry Box  or this Ceramic vase are both outstanding pieces to give as gifts but they won't break the bank!  And what is also unique is that when you visit the page to find out more about the item, there is a bio of the artist!  You get to "meet" the person who crafted your item, I thought this was very cool!

It was a tough decision but I ordered the Purple Orchid earrings by the Thai artist Danai

These gorgeous earrings arrived in a BEAUTIFUL saa paper box with a decorative leaf insigna.  Inside was a little booklet with a note from the artist and a description of the earrings.  I LOVE the packaging and I wouldn't even need to wrap these to give as a gift!

The second item was also a pair of earrings from Thailand.  This time they were Amethyst floral earrings by Narareet.  The crafting is beautiful and I know whoever receives this as a gift will be thrilled.

Since I know your curiosity is peaked now, I would LOVE to give one of you a gift certificate to the Novica store!!  Novica has graciously provided me with a E-certificate in the amount of $37.50.  Here are the rules for the giveaway:

1)  Visit the Novica Corporate Gifts section and tell me which item you would love to gift to someone, and maybe you can share who you would gift it to!

2) Be a follower of this Blog

That's it!  That's all you have to do to be entered into the drawing for the E-certificate!!  But you must do both steps to receive an entry!

Edited to add:

Must be a US Resident
Must be 18 years or older

This giveaway will end 10/11.

Disclosure: I was provided with a gift certificate for $37.50 to purchase and review products from the Novica website.  The opinions expressed are my own.

Love and Blessings!