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Review: NOVICA...Home Decor, Jewelry & Gifts From Around the World

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I am beyond thrilled to share with you my new online shopping destination. It's called Novica. Have you heard about Novica? They are a mission-driven website associated with National Geographic working with thousands of talented artisans around the world. I am passionate about companies with a social mission, so when Novica asked me to do a review I said absolutely, yes!

When you visit Novica's website I promise you will instantly fall in love with their unique gifts, stylish jewelry, handcrafted furniture and home decor like this beautiful blown-glass decanter made by the Quirarte Family in Mexico I picked out as a wedding present for a friend:

blown-glass decanter
It doesn't end there. Novica sells accessories for you too. The jewelry is literally to.die.for. I went gaga in the sterling silver jewelry section and selected this textured ring created by Balinese designer Nyoman Rena for Damon:
sterling silver textured ring

Now you might be wondering if I got something for myself. Of course I did! Ever since I cut my hair short I have been looking for something to make my face standout. The answer is earrings and Novica has thousands! Take a look at these delightful Carnelian floral earrings made in Thailand that I snapped up to decorate my earlobes
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Carnelian floral earrings

I ran out of money before I could purchase a necklace so I put a couple of hot, little numbers on my wish list like this dazzling pearl and chalcedony piece that I am hoping to receive for my upcoming wedding anniversary (Damon, if you are reading this...hint, hint):

pearl and chalcedony necklace

What I like most about Novica is that they take the anxiety out of gift shopping with their gift finder tool which helps you search by price, category, and even makes suggestions based on the person's interests or special occasion. Each purchase comes with an artisan story card and many are gift wrapped for free. Believe me when I say that the gift wrapping is just a beautiful as the item. I have already started making a Christmas shopping list and I'm checking it twice! My one recommendation for improving the Novica site would be to include the option to ship to multiple addresses in the checkout process. It would be nice to get all the Christmas shopping done in one order.
Shopping tip: standard shipping can take a couple of weeks so order early to ensure that your gifts arrive on time or you can check out the fast shipping gifts section for gifts that are ready for speedy delivery to U.S recipients.

So why shop at Novica?
  • they provide a HUGE selection of unique and one-of-a-kind decorations and accessories from all over the world for you and your home right at your fingertips!
  • normal shipping is just as affordable as domestic!
  • you will be supporting a wonderful cause!
Follow Novica on Facebook and Twitter to stay connected. Tell them that Teresha, their biggest fan, sent you!Photobucket

6 comments:

septembermom said...

Very nice! Thanks for letting us know. I'll check it out.

Tooje said...

That necklace IS really nice....I hope that Damon was reading! :)

keyalus said...

I can't remember how I stumbled on that site but I purchased my wedding jewelry from them. I not a jewelry person at all but I found the perfect unique piece on that site for a great price.

Busarin from Thailand hooked me up! It felt good supporting an artisan from all the way across the world where that type of money probably really means something.

The Redhead Riter said...

Love the necklace! ♥

Help! Mama Remote... said...

I love that ring and earrings.

Ms. Understood said...

That ring is snazzy. I wish they made it in a bracelet. That would be hott.

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