Wednesday, December 4

NOVICA Fair Trade Artisans - Win a $150 Gift Certificate!!!

Perhaps you've already heard of NOVICA, one of the leading fair trade artisan websites, but I was just introduced to this gem of a site a couple of weeks ago.

NOVICA 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, and they have thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items on their website.


Shopping categories include jewelry, fashion, home decor, paintings, unique gifts...they even have a wedding collection! You can choose by the region you want to support (Brazil, India, Mexico, West Africa, etc.) and with over 30,000 handmade treasures to choose from, you're sure to find something for everyone. (Don't miss their "Daily Deal" on the homepage as well!)


What I love about NOVICA is knowing that my purchase can make an impact on someone who truly needs it...it's feel-good shopping!


I browsed the site to see what ideas I could come up with for the members of my household:

For Seven Year Old Frannie:














For Five Year Old Maggie:





For my husband (he likes to have greeting cards on hand for staff/school community, and he and would appreciate knowing that there was a story behind these ones):





For me!

Tree of Knowledge bookends:



And...not sure why i'm on a tree theme but...




It's not too late to shop for Christmas! Shipping usually takes 2-3 weeks, but look for the green bow symbol beside certain items guaranteeing arrival before Christmas. You may want to consider some of the following categories:



NOVICA has generously provided a $150 gift certificate for one lucky This Mom Loves reader! All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below (I keep experimenting with different methods of entry and Rafflecopter seems to work well.) Extra entries for leaving a comment about NOVICA, or following This Mom Loves on Twitter, Facebook, or through e-mail.

The contest will end on Thursday, December 19th at midnight Eastern time...good luck!







a Rafflecopter giveaway

53 comments:

Nancy said...

I like the Confetti Pitcher made by Javier and Efren in Mexico.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Unknown said...

Will have to check this out for sure. Thanks, Kate!

Dreena said...

I really like this bracelet: Cultured pearl and amethyst flower bracelet, 'Goddess Petals'.

There are a lot of beautiful designs.

Thanks for your giveaway.

freddie said...

I like their Floral Tendrils 18k Gold Hoop Earrings. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

mail4rosey said...

I love this lamp: Handmade Ceramic and Natural Pigment Table Lamp

hundahar said...

I like the metal Royal Indian Elephant.

Jennifer said...

I like: Guardian Moon Amethyst and Pearl Dangle Earrings

Maegan Morin said...

I really love this owl necklace: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=170519

Angela M said...

There are sooo many amazing things to choose from. One thing that caught my eye is the Owl Plates.

Vesper Meikle said...

I really like the Blue Andean Poinsettia -Handcrafted Floral Alpaca Wool Art Knit Cardigan

Anonymous said...

You mean I can shop and make someone else happy???? I love that! MJ

Sue2Sueper said...

I like the Nocturnal Trail Blazer -
Men's Black Leather Wallet with Removable Card Case

SueSueper Sue

Debbie Jackson said...

I love the vigilant owl

BlackAsphodel said...

I like the Andean CherryPeruvian Alpaca Blend Cardigan Sweater.

My e-mail: blackasphodel(at)yahoo(dot)com

Victoria Kovacs said...

I love the necklace! I believe that is an Acacia tree, and my daughters name is Acacia! *sigh* beautiful...

Debbie said...

I love the Murano red teardrop vase.

charity konrath said...

i love the area rugs http://area-rugs.novica.com/andes/

Michelle Spayde said...

I really love the Pearl & garnet heart necklace, 'So in Love'.

GiveawayGauntlet said...

I love the deep sea blue glasses.. but wow lots of stuff I love on Novica

Kevin Linkie

Andrea said...

http://unique-gifts.novica.com/mens/cooking-gifts/cypress-wood-chopping-boards-swivels-set-of-3/190130/

Anonymous said...

I like any and all of the Nativity Scene sculptures.
Nancy
tis-so at hotmail dot com

CatOLuck said...

I like the 'Lakeshore' Cotton table runner.

Maria Tashkova said...

I particularly like the earring tree!

michelle tremblett said...

The tree of love is great, thank you for the chance, great giveaway :)

Nicolthe pickle said...

I really like the Christmas Song
Christmas Bird Ornaments.

flowerchild said...

I love the Shadow Blossoms
Cotton Embroidered Tunic Top Beads Embellished Blouse
thanks

peekaboo101 said...

I like that they have so much stuff to choose from

pinksuzanne said...

I really like the Taman Ayun Light Bracelet

2012july/Cheryl Grandy said...

I like the women's Andean Purple Peruvian Alpaca Wool Sweater.

Dayna W said...

I love the green olive hand painted caftan top.

Kelly Robinson said...

Ilove the Magic Island bracelet.

burrito said...

I pretty much love all the jewelry on there - but this one really caught my eye: http://jewelry.novica.com/necklaces/gold-plated/gold-plated-pendant-necklace-upsala-volcano/202968/

I bought my husband a drum on Novica once, it was fabulous and came with a nice hand written note from the maker. Love Novica.

Bee W Bedard said...

Love their jewelry - especially Bridal MoonPearl and Sterling Silver Floral Ring

galactictides said...

I love the Sweet Energy
Modern Sterling Silver Band Ring. So neat!

elaine said...

Sound Of A Bell-Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet.

Mel said...

Summer CloverFair Trade Mango Wood and Pewter Photo Frame (5x7)

lifeonprint said...

I really like the Owl ceramic plates!

Kalona Elaine said...

i'm eyeing all sorts of things, like the parachute hammocks

Ashley said...

I like the cuff bracelets.

richelle bowers said...

Light of Antigua Guatemala

ginette4 said...

I love their http://tableware.novica.com/wine-goblets-ocean-gold-set-of-4/90167/

Nancy Tch said...

I really like the LOVE SONG garnet earrings.

Mystic Misha said...

I love the Tree of Knowledge Bookends!

Brandee H said...

I absolutely the love the tree necklace. Its beautiful!

andie said...

I love their "ONYX Chess Set" - beauty. abrennan09@hotmail.com

Gina said...

I like the night sky hand blown blue wine goblets from mexico. So many beautiful items though. I will check out this site again.

Larissa V. said...

There are so many beautiful pieces off jewelry! I really liked Moonflower : Cultured pearl flower necklace

Katy Emanuel said...

I definitely lost a few hours browsing all of the gorgeous items on Novica. I love the Beige Inca Chic Alpaca Blend Cardigan Sweater.

Gianna said...

Wool rug, 'Diamond Star' (5x8).

Amirah said...

I like the Fair Trade Rustic Wood Table Lamp Light Blue Base :)

Erin said...

I like the
Heart of Maya
Handmade Wood Ladle Spoon

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

I LOVE Novica! In fact, right now there are OVER 600 items on my Novica Wishlist!!!

If I were so fortunately as to win this VERY generous giveaway two items I would consider purchasing would the the "'Tulips' (triptych) by Simone Valle (Brazil) to give to my 91 year old mom!

And the Wood Sculpture, "Lost in Thought" by Rendah Wayan (Bali/Java) for myself.

Thank you SO much for your authentic generosity!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I want the Perky Pelican
Hand Made Wood Bird Decorative Box from Central America!