Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Unique Valentine's Day Gifts from Novica - #Review and #Giveaway

Over the past few years I have had the privilege of working with Novica several times and every time I find unique, handcrafted gifts for the entire family.  With Valentine's Day just 9 days away I have been on the look out for special gifts for those special people in my life and maybe a little something for myself as well!  Without a second thought, the first place I decided to look was Novica and as usual I was not disappointed!

More Information about Novica
For those of you new to this site or for those that may not have seen my previous Novica reviews, here is more information about this amazing company.  According to their Facebook page, "Novica.com was founded twelve years ago as an online, fair-trade marketplace based in Los Angeles, with offices in eight developing nations.  Novica features more than 30,000 limited edition and one-of-a-kind handmade works of art daily, ranging from artisan-crafted jewelry to handmade apparel to world-style home decor.  So far Novica has succeeded in helping change the lives of more than 75,000 people in developing nations, including artisans and their dependants, uniquely helping each artisan earn personal recognition and real-world prices for their work."
"Novica unites you with more than 2,000 extraordinary master artists around the world.  Read about their lives, explore their fascinating cultures and select from more than 30,000 handcrafted works of art."
And according to 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.  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."
With Valentine's Day just a little over a week away, I have found some unique gifts that will be cherished for years to come!  Here are just a few extraordinary items I think would make wonderful gifts for that someone special in your life.


Wood Statuette 'Heart Kissing' -$54.95  on sale $49.46
"A tender and acrobatic expression of love carved by the hands of Alit Artawa.  The kissing couple exudes deep feelings of romance, their legs arched back to meet at the toes, creating a clever heart shape.  Steeped in Balinese sentiments, this suar wood statuette makes a worthy acquisition for the intimate decor."
Gold vermeil garnet heart earrings 'Love's Message' -$54.95  on sale $49.46 
"Interlocking hearts are dazzling in gold vermeil and garnet, gem of love.  Designed by Khun Boom, the earrings are crafted by hand with 24k gold plated sterling silver.


Leather tablet case 'Cyber Tudung' - $79.97  on sale $71.96
"A keen observer of todays' trends, Bali's Hariyono designs an elegant case for a tablet.  The case is crafted by hand of distressed leather in rich brown hues and closes with a stylish brass pin.  Fits most 10 inch tablets, including iPad and iPad2.

My Review
After receiving a promotion and a raise at work, I decided I was going to treat myself this time around.  I've been looking for a few new tops since quite a few of the ones I have are either older and worn out or just don't fit me any more.  It's very difficult for me to shop for clothing because I am very picky.  I have a style all my own and look for tops and bottoms that are unique, something I won't see anyone else wearing.  That is one thing I love about Novica.  Their items are so unique I rarely, if ever, find someone wearing the same top as me.  I came across this gorgeous Jersey top entitled 'Teal Lotus Butterfly' and instantly fell in love.  Not only is it beautiful but it is extremely comfortable.  I received this top in a beautiful, handcrafted bag and put it on immediately.  It has quickly become one of my very favorites.  The simple, yet unique design is eye catching and I have received a ton of compliments on it.  
Jersey Top - 'Teal Lotus Butterfly' - $39.95
"Bali's Kadek Ita is inspired by a butterfly's winged beauty for the design of this teal top.  Sewn of a soft rayon and Lycra blend for a fitted look, the scoop neck top has short sleeves and is decorate with a silkscreen lotus, symbolizing purity.  Ruffled details that go from the front to the back replicates the butterfly's wing"
Not only is this shirt incredibly comfortable but it's absolutely beautiful.  I highly recommend Novica for anyone looking for a unique, handcrafted gift for that special someone this Valentine's Day!  
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 Shopping Bags -Not only will you receive one-of-a-kind items but you will also be supporting someone in need, which I think is pretty awesome!

Where Can You Purchase Unique Gifts from Novica?
If you're interested in purchasing this top or any of the unique gifts I've featured in this review or if you'd like to browse their incredible selection be sure to head over to Novica's website.  There you'll also find more information about their artisans and their intriguing stories as well as watch videos on their amazing creations. For more up to date information be sure to follow Novica on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway Time!!
One lucky Shopaholic is going to win a $40 gift code from Novica to purchase something special!  *All entrants must be fans of Shopaholic Mommy on Google Friend Connect to qualify.* Here's how:

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I will choose one lucky winner on February 16th at 8pm EST using random.org.  I will email and announce the winner shortly after.  That person will have 48 hours to respond via email to claim their prize.  If I do not hear back within 48 hours I will have to hold a redraw and choose a new winner.  This giveaway is open to US residents 18+  Good Luck!

I received a free product to help facilitate this review.  All opinions stated in this post are mine and unbiased. This giveaway is in no way related to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media site.  For more information please see my disclosure policy located in the PR section of this site.

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  1. I think as a gift for my husband, I'd get him both this: http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=203368 and also a set of the dominoes. they're both so pretty and he'd love them!


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  7. The lotus butterfly top for my sister who loves butterflys.

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