NOVICA specializes in unique gifts and is fun store to visit. What is so interesting about this site/store is the designers are from all over the world from Brazil to Thailand. NOVICA has a mission:
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.
NOVICA has a large collection of items such as sterling silver jewelry, earrings, and necklaces. It took me over an hour browsing the store to pick something out to review for you guys. Not because I couldn’t find anything but because I had a hard time narrowing it down to one thing. I looked through the jewelry section but decided I really wanted to review some type of apparel. I decided on this cotton blouse called “Flowing Nature” designed by Jariya Kakaew from Thailand.
When I received the package my first thought was how heavy the blouse was. When I think of cotton I don’t think of heavy. My second thought was WOW I didn’t realize how big this was going to be as it was a one size fits all type of thing. However after trying it on and taking this photo I really love how it looks. My son did ask me if I was wearing a poncho but I think it looks stylish and fun. This is a great shirt for a dinner date or movie trip with my hubby. In fact I will have to where it when we use the movie tickets I picked up from one of those deal sites, groupon or living social I can’t remember which one it was.
NOVICA really has items for everyone, jewelry and clothing is just the tip of the iceberg. You can find home decor, games, paintings, mirrors, and kitchen ware. Even these categories is limiting what you can find. I LOVE this Chinese checkers game, it brings back memories of my grandmother, and would look really nice on our cocktail table in our living room.
If you are looking for a gift and have no idea what you want but have a price range they have an easy gift finder in which you can select, gifts for her, gifts under $30, corporate gifts, etc. I love sites that allow you to narrow your chose by amount. I usually have an idea of what I want to spend even if I don’t know what I want to buy. If you would like to support designers in a specific region you can also narrow your search by region.
Overall my experience with NOVICA was pleasant and interesting. I can only say that I truly love how they highlight designers and artisans from all around the world. Giving you the ability to purchase something in a style you may not see at your local department store.
One lucky winner will receive a $30 gift card to NOVICA
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See Official Rules. Giveaway will end on April 13th at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US Only.
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Disclaimer: I received the above product(s) at no cost to me by the company or representing PR agency. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure here.