A Novica giveaway!

Since I’ve been writing this blog for almost four years now, and this is only the second time I’ve accepted a product offer, you know this company is one I’m down with. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s called NOVICA, and not only is it a great business model, the items they sell are absolutely gorgeous!

NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. They have thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items on their website.

I first heard about them when my friend Kristen at The Frugal Girl wrote this post and I fell in love with her beautiful silver earrings. So when NOVICA contacted me with an offer for a gift certificate, I accepted and asked that it be split into two certificates so that I could choose something for myself and then write a review and do a giveaway. I’m happy to say that I loved the purse I chose and used it all summer, and now it’s time to offer one reader the chance to win a gift certificate!

To enter, visit NOVICA and then come back and leave a comment telling me what you’d buy with the $37 gift certificate. Maybe you’ll treat yourself, or perhaps you’ll get a head start on your holiday shopping.

I will pick a winner at random at midnight on Thursday, November 8th, so you must enter by then to win. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, November 9th.

I love the jewelry and purses, but you should also check out these gorgeous shawls and scarves:

From Bali and Indonesia

Alpaca Wool Shawls

Hand-painted silk scarves

Since handmade items have been added to my exceptions list (especially for gifts), I feel good about supporting this company, and great about introducing it to you.

Good luck!


  1. says

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I so love your concept. I am going yo follow your blog and put you on my daily reader for inspiration. I like Like yohttp://jewelry.novica.com/bracelets/beaded/jade-shamballa-bracelet-meditate/195670/u , I am on a journey to spend less and live with what I have.
    Thank you for the chance to win the above bracelet.

  2. Linda M says

    I would either choose a gift for someone on my Christmas gift list or choose the Sea Vision earrings or scarf for myself. Beautiful items.

  3. Katy says

    Last year, after the Frugal Girl posted about Novica, I bought two scarves for friends. This year, I would like one! My heart is set on anything by Yuni Kristina (Jade Jasmine is great).

  4. Megan Handyside says

    I love the Novica website. I have always wanted to buy one of the multicolor bags, But never let myself spend to money on myself

  5. Jean says

    Thank you for sharing this website–I love this concept and their merchandise is beautiful. Many of my favorite jewelry items come from fair trade shops. If I were buying for myself, it would be one of the Peony Romance bracelets–but this time of year, I would likely use a gift certificate for a gift, and it would be a citrine jewelry item for my sister, who also frequents fair trade shopping and wears her birthstone more than any other woman I know.

  6. says

    Thanks for hosting such a FUN contest, Angela.

    I would buy these colorful bird ornaments to give as gifts:

    Jose Arriola depicts six tropical birds in hand painted terracotta. The charming set of ornaments features an orange macaw with a long green tail, a black and yellow toucan, the almost-endangered blue ocellated turkey, a crested carpenter bird, and two bright parrots. They arrive in a colorful storage pouch made from handloomed cotton.

    But I might keep just one for ME!

  7. Robi McClendon says


    I love Novica! Such a great organization! I would most likely select the Sterling Silver Flower Earrings,

    “http://www.novica.com/myNOVICA/wishlist/index.cfm?action=wishlist.detail&pID=185412&n=textlinkFern Flowers” so pretty – a “go to” pair.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  8. says

    What a kind offer and great organization. I really want a new handbag and would choose something like the vibrantly multicolored cotton shoulder bag, ‘Rajasthan Rapture’ or a simpler black and white one like the Cotton sling tote, ‘Diamond Light’. Or perhaps a silk batik scarf to wear as a shawl at the two weddings I will attend this coming summer.

  9. Quinn says

    I love NOVICA and what the project accomplishes, much like the Snow Leopard Trust. If I should win your giveaway, I think I’d choose a teapot.

  10. Debbie says

    I love Novica! Everything is beautiful AND unique. I would get my best friend the sternling silver “Fern Flowers” earrings. Just because. She is going through a really tough time right now and she loves ferns. Thanks for thinking of your readers!

  11. Pidge says

    Wow! So many beautiful things to choose from! I really love the silk batik shawls. This is the kind of place I’d feel good about Xmas shopping for my sisters also 😉

  12. judy says

    It’s so hard to pick but i think I would get this bag
    Shoulder bag, ‘Gujrati Scarlet’ and maybe even consider it a Christmas present to myself :)

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