Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate to NOVICA

by Lisa on August 18th, 2009

I was contacted by a representative of NOVICA a few weeks ago, asking if I would be interested in reviewing a couple of Novica products and then hosting a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate. I immediately jumped at this opportunity – I am passionate about supporting the arts, and this is exactly what NOVICA does.

According to the 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.”

Let me tell you, friends: there are so many hand-made items to be found on the Novica website, it’s absolutely astounding! From green gifts to corporate gifts, there are so many different options!

One of the unique gifts I bought for myself is this pair of Natural Orchid Dangle Earrings:

They’re made out of real orchid petals! The hue of the blue is just gorgeous and the earrings are so light. Since they’re made out of real flower petals, I feel like I have a true one-of-a-kind item!

The second item I bought for myself should come as no surprise to all of you: Sunshine Blossom Wrapping Paper.
I was able to get 6 sheets of the above paper, which is even more beautiful in person. The paper is handmade, and this is evident in the paper, as no 2 pieces are the same. The paper is very light and delicate – I’m absolutely in love with it!

When I received my package last week, it was like I was celebrating an early birthday! Everything was wrapped in beautiful handmade wrapping paper (that I was able to preserve for later use!), and I even received a postcard from Thailand with a hand-written note from one of the artists that I had ordered from! I’ve never visited Thailand, but I feel like I made a little bit of a connection with an artist over there.

There are so many different gift options to be found at NOVICA. Gifts for the home, jewelry, games, and even fair trade corporate gifts!

Here’s why I plan on supporting NOVICA from now on, “NOVICA does not charge artists any fees for listing their items on the website. Furthermore, artists remain fully independent–they are free to raise their prices, lower their prices, or remove their items from our website. By cutting out the long strings of middlemen, NOVICA allows both consumers and artisans to get the most out of each and every transaction.” That was straight from the website. This is definitely a company I want to get behind and support, and I am so excited that one of you is going to receive a $50 gift certificate to this wonderful company!

The Fine Print:
Entries will ONLY be accepted by completing the Google Form below. No entries will be accepted via the comment form. This will help keep things organized and fair.

Here’s a breakdown of the total number of entries each person can receive for this giveaway:

* 1 entry just for completing this form and sharing which item from the NOVICA website you would most like to own.
* 1 entry entry for being a follower/subscriber of
* 1 entry entry for posting about this giveaway on your own website.
* 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway and sending it my way (@fantabandfrugal)

Aside from posting the name provided to me by the winner of the giveaway, as well as the winner’s website address (if you so choose), no personal information you give me will be shared or published anywhere. You will not be put onto any email lists. Pinky swear.

Entries will be accepted from the U.S. only, please.

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on August 25, 2009. A winner will be announced on August 26, 2009.


6 Responses

  1. LiLu says:

    Oh, the Google form isn't working for me!

  2. twinkle730 says:

    oh wow, love the NOVICA site! Now I will be spending hours looking at all the cool stuff!

  3. Tay says:

    I've been looking for a nativity for my house when I get married… I definitely love all the one of a kind pieces, it was hard to choose one item for the contest! Thanks for sharing this amazing artistic gem.

  4. gengen says:

    I am joining…

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