June 20, 2013

Novica review and $50 gc giveaway

A little over a month ago, Novica approached me about doing a review and giveaway of a few of the products on their website.  For those of you not familiar with NOVICA, it's a place where artisans from all over the world sell their work in conjunction with National Geographic.

With Fathers Day coming up, I thought, this will be perfect!  I can do it right before to highlight some great gift ideas for dads.  What I forgot, was that everything had to ship from the country where it is made, and I didn't quite get it in time.  Because Novica is still a great place to shop for Dads, here is my Fathers Day post a week late.

The males in my family are all quite different.  Because of this, I love that you can shop on Novica.com for Gifts by Personality

I found these for my animal loving dad -



And these for my executive type husband -




Something I love about the site is they now have a curate feature.  You can essentially curate the items on the site and create your own design boards on their curation site.  Think pinterest but for a specific site.

When you order something from Novica, it comes wrapped up in a cute little package with a postcard from the general area where the item was made.   After a lot of deliberation and a little curating, I decided to go with something a little different  .  .  . 

This is what our package looked like.




When we opened it up, we found this



 The Rustic Witch Iron Statue made from recycled auto parts. 

I know it doesn't fit with the items I mentioned earlier, but I have a 4 year old daughter that is obsessed with witches.  And  I knew that when she saw this, something magical would happen.


I was right. 

The statue is made from recycled auto parts, and is melded together perfectly to create a hook nose witch.  We have it up all of the time as a decoration on our bookcase, but it would also make a fun Halloween centerpiece.

To Buy - The Rustic Witch was created by Armando Ramirez (Mexico) and currently retails for $29.95 on Novica.com

To Win - Novica is giving one of you a $50 gift card to try out their site.

Open to wherever Novica ships - if you aren't sure if it ship to your area, check out their shipping restrictions here - http://www.novica.com/customerservice/index.cfm?topic=Shipping#3

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post. By entering this giveaway you agree to my giveaway/disclosure guidelines



28 comments:

  1. I love the Talavera collection! I might choose the Talavera ceramic mugs, 'A Taste of Mexico' (set of 4)
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  2. The shaken not stirred martini glasses

    pjames330 at aol dot com

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  3. I like the glassware made in Mexico by Jaiver and Efren, especially their Confetti Pitcher and Glasses.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. i love these earrings: http://jewelry.novica.com/earrings/dangle/sterling-silver-dangle-earrings-infinito/204716


    velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

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  5. I would choose the Vermillion Sphere Paperweight

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  6. I would get the Palm Leaf basket.

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  7. I would use the GC towards a sculpture I've wanted for a while called "Buddha's Blessing Hand"

    Sharon
    lunrei@yahoo.com

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  8. I am so in love with the Cow bone ring, 'Face of the Moon'!!

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  9. I like the Leather bracelet, 'Floral Red'. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  10. I'd buy the Alpaca blend sweater, 'Charisma.'

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  11. I LOVE Etsy - so much that there are currently over 500 items on my ETSY Wish List!

    Lately I've been looking at several sculpture by Wayan Rendah (of Bali/Java). Among my current favorites ase:
    Endless Love, Endless Love and:

    http://sculpture.novica.com/wood/wood-sculpture-a-mothers-love/176719

    Thank you!
    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot) com

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  12. NOTE: This is NOT for an ENTRY - just a comment because I neglected to mention in Entry Comment:

    Wow - you have the "Rustic Witch" Iron Statuette by Armando Ramirez - I adore his truly marvelous and amazing creations made from old metal parts and remnants - I love all 100 of them (his current offerings)

    I think I have about 35-40% of his awesome statuettes gathering a little dust on my official Novica Wishlist - in part due to our current lack of non-essentials funds.cash on hand - and partly because I love so many of them I don't know how to to choose just one - or even two, three or four!

    With 0ver 500 items on my Novica Wishlist - there are many treasures competing for me to put my money where my heart is! That said:

    Armando Ramirez has created so many compelling and delightful metal statuettes celebrating so many aspects of the lives of all of us... His creations are a great place to find unique and exquisitely thoughtful GIFTS for everyone you know!

    Thanks again, Alena.

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

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  13. Oh I would love to buy the Sterling silver pendant necklace, 'Thai Rose'! That is so pretty!

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  14. I like the Amethyst and citrine pendant necklace, 'Spring Bouquet'.

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  15. I think I might get the Ceramic figurine, 'Jade Owl'.

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  16. I would buy the Gemstone pyramid, 'Natural Energy'.

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  17. I love the beaded wristband coin bracelets, I would get 3 sets of those & share with my daughters.

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  18. Parachute hammock, 'Island Lagoon' (single) looks amazing for my son and daughter-in-law

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  19. I would love to get the Cotton sling bag, 'Lanna Forest'.

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  20. I'd get the Sandstone sculpture, 'Lonely Lady'. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. I'd get the Cotton top, 'Forest Charm'.
    lyndadawinda1074 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  22. So many beautiful things. I think I would get the Cotton sling bag, 'Chiang Mai Spring'
    ~Sandra U.

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  23. I'd put the money towards the tiger trance necklace.

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  24. I would buy the Mahogany and glass candleholder, 'Rainbow Sky'

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  25. i love the trumpeted elephant earrings!

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