**Winner was announced here**
I'm always on the search for unique gifts.
So when someone from Novica.com contacted me about doing a review and giveaway, I jumped at the chance.
After all, where else can you find a site that has handcrafted items from all over the world?
Here's what Novica is about as stated on their website:
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.
If you need a unique gift for someone, Novica is the place to check. Looking for corporate gifts? Check out the site.
Want some green gifts to help the environment? Novica has that!
I was given a gift certificate to check out the site and was in awe of all the products that were offered. From apparel, to jewelry, to home decor...the possibilities are endless.
I was impressed with how my items arrived. Look how beautiful this is:
I almost didn't want to unwrap it.
Natalie was even impressed.
Still curious on what it is?
Panpipes! A reed zampona panpipe, to be exact. This is the description from the website:
Poised to sing sweet melodies of the Andes, this beautiful zampoña panpipe is handcrafted by Benito Tito. Its name, Laca, refers to the presence of the traditional musical instrument at festive events.
My kids love it. And I love the quality. It's absolutely amazing.
But, I'm not done yet. Nope, I got something else from Novica.
Again, it was wrapped beautifully:
All gifts from Novica come with a card explaining where it was made. This item also came with a book describing exactly what it was and what it meant.
Are these not the cutest things ever?
They are Celadon ceramic figurines 'Elephant life lessons.'
From the website:
Baby elephants learn their first lessons in life: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Duangkamol crafts the charming figurines with traditional celadon ceramic techniques featuring a unique glazed, crackled texture. The elephant calves sit on a tray.
Natalie wanted to go to sleep with one.
I told her no.
Bottom line? We loved what we got from Novica. If you ever want to host a show or become a consultant for Novica selling these wonderful and unique gifts, check out Novica Live. Looking for fair trade corporate gifts? Novica has them. Want to do a good deed an help an artist? Check out the microfinance section. You will be helping an artisan preserve their ancient techniques, among other things.
Wait, don't go yet! I have a $75 gift certificate for one of my lucky readers to win. I will announce the winner on April 17th.
The first entry is mandatory. Go to Novica and tell me what you would buy.
Want extra entries? Make sure you leave a separate entry for each one.
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