Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Novica Gift Finder Review & Giveaway **Closed**


 
Have I got a great deal for you today! Novica has launched a new program for finding gifts this holiday season with their new Gift Finder and inside the Gift Finder is a Unique Gifts that you can then go on to find Gifts for Her or Gifts for Him. I did just that and as you can see from the picture above, I chose this awesome bracelet!

This is how Novica summed it up:
Talented master artisans present these handcrafted treasures - many with free gift wrapping. Popular categories include gifts for her, gifts for him and gifts for the romantic.
You can then choose from a price category on which you are more comfortable shopping from. I chose gifts under $25 in the Gifts for Women because that is really all I can afford and found this awesome bracelet made by Ritu. She calls it the "Onyx shamballa bracelet, 'Oneness' " and here is the meaning of that bracelet:
This shamballa bracelet glows with the beauty of onyx, believed to protect from all negativity. Meaning "bliss" in Sanskrit, the shamballa bracelet symbolizes tranquility, peace and happiness – the oneness of all according to the Buddhist faith. Ritu expertly knots the cotton bracelet by hand with macramé techniques. 
I am so very excited to get my bracelet! But, then because it was under the amount that I chose and I had a gift certificate, I was able to get another bracelet to use up the rest of my money and I put a little extra in myself but I just couldn't chose the one, I thought that they were both awesome and would look great together or alone.


Isn't it just magnificent? I got it from the same lady who made the one above, Ritu. She really does have a talent for making awesome looking jewelry. And you notice how I have been doing more wrap jewelry lately, especially bracelets? 

Well, that is because the RA is out of control and it looks like I will be going on yet another new RA injection next month called Cimzia. The inflammation levels have risen again when I went for my checkup last week. So, no more stretchy or just so bracelets because my wrists do swell some and with these new wrap bracelets, I can control the size, so if it needs to be less or more, I can wear it regardless!

It is called, "Hematite shamballa bracelet, 'Peace in the Night'" and means:
Knotted by hand, this adjustable macramé bracelet by Ritu features sleek beads of hematite. This is a shamballa bracelet, representing a mythical kingdom based on ancient prophesies. Shamballa represents tranquility, peace and happiness – the oneness of all. 
So, I think I chose well with what little I had to spend and so can you! Here is what Novica says about the new Gift Finder and what it means to you and I:
Novica offers such an extensive gallery of unique gifts that we're certain it will enthrall and delight. We have put together a versatile collection of hand-crafted treasures from artists around the world, ranging from silver bracelets for him and her, to tableware. Don't know what to give a special someone? Our original and unique gift ideas will make it easier to decide.
You can choose anything really from Gifts for the Home, Wedding Gifts, Romantic Gifts, gosh the list goes on and on. It is not just for Christmas, but there for all of your gift needs. I know I will be checking back quite often.

I even forgot I had an Amazon Gift Code that has been sitting there forever and realized I could go thru Amazon and access Novica that way also! So, I did and got yet another bracelet. This one is different than the ones listed above because they had it in a size that I think will be okay.


This one is made from a different person and I will have to go on Novica's site and figure out how to find him but his name is Hema and the bracelet is called "Amethyst bracelet, 'Mystic Dreams'" and this is what is on Amazon's site about him and the bracelet:
Gem of spiritual wisdom, amethyst glows in a bracelet from Hema. The mystical gems are encased in ornate sterling silver settings. .925 Sterling silver 
Hema says,
"I learned the art from my father. He is a wonderful artist and does his work with great grace and detail."
So, I am really excited to get my three bracelets! I am so glad I remembered I had a balance on a gift code that I had on Amazon because this last bracelet was really a great deal for me! Regularly priced at over $100, it was marked down to $55 and my Amazon Gift Code was enough to pay for it and the shipping! So, I am now really super excited!

Plus, I got to help 2 different makers of beautiful jewelry in parts of the world I will never see but thru their jewelry, I hope to be able to know that they are good people just trying to make a living just like all of us and that they take pride in their job and craft. I am so thankful that National Geographic decided to set up Novica and bring us all this wonderful art and jewelry from around the world.

I love Novica's Misson Statement and I also read some of the stories that are below it. I hope you will take the time to understand how Novica works and how they affect the lives of people all around the world.
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. In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together. NOVICA. The World is Your Market.
Connect with Novica several ways:

Toll-free in US/Canada:  1-877-266-8422
Outside the US/Canada:  310-255-6586
Fax:  (310) 255-6590
Email:  service@novica.com
 
The awesome folks at Novica will be offering one winner their own $40 GC to shop in the new Gift Finder just like I did! Open to the U.S and Canada. Good Luck Everyone!

44 comments:

debijackson said...

i would get a radiant natural fiber basket for myself debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

jbmthill said...

I would use it for myself and would buy earrings or bracelets, my jewelry was stolen in May when our home was broken into.
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Beth H

Catie said...

I think I would gift this to my mother-in-law!

benz1171 said...

I would keep this for myself. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ellen said...

I would gift it to ME!
Ellen Casper
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Gala said...

I'll use it to get a gift for my son

Jennifer Hiles said...

I love Novica so I think I would keep this one :)

Krista Grandstaff said...

I would like to have something for me :) so I would probably keep it...

pippirose said...

I will use it towards a gift.

Ashley said...

I'd use it as a gift.

KMichelleC87 said...

i would use it as a christmas gift

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Kristen said...

This one's for me!

Paula L. said...

I would probably use it on someone else. I like giving gifts :D

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Lana Bradstream said...

I would use it as a gift

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Megan Parsons said...

I would probably use it for me!
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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I'd buy myself a necklace or earrings.

Jennifer Rote
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MamaStace said...

I'd use it to buy some home decor for my Mom

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lag123 said...

I would use this as a gift for my BFF.

Andrea said...

I've gotten beautiful items from NOVICA in the past and I would use this to get someone else something nice.

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Jessica Robinson said...

I'd use it to buy something for someone else for Christmas.
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Nicole said...

I would probably use it to purchase a christmas present.

April Crisafulli said...

I'd use it for myself :)


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Kathy said...

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS PLACE, THEY HAVE UNIQUE PRODUCTS AND A WIDE SELECTION. I WOULD BUY SOMETHING FOR MYSELF:)
KATHLEEN
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Christie Robinson said...

Thank you for a lovely giveaway!!!
I would love to keep it for myself but, I have a friend in Vermont who I cherish very much(we've never even met in person, just in Facebook), so she would receive this prize if I should win!!!!
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Kathy said...

I would use it for myself to buy some new jewelry.

Elaine Hearn said...

gift

Stephanie said...

I'll probably get something for my mother in law for her birthday.
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Julie said...

I will use this for my mom

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Cserafini said...

I would use this for my mom.
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Paul T / Pauline T said...

it is for my best friend ----- Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

Kate Fuller said...

I would use it to get a Christmas present for my mom.
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Thomas Murphy said...

I will use this for myself.
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MomLovesDeals said...

I'd use it for something for my husband. momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

Vanessa Vazquez

coriwestphal said...

I might try to find something for my MIL! She's impossible to buy for!

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lmurley2000 said...

i will use it for me i love this store

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cjabdelnour said...

I would give this as a gift. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

cjabdelnour said...

If I use it I would get jewelry. Cheryl Abdelnour = fb
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Re said...

i'm keeping this as a gift for myself! i love the pair of lucky cats

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Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie said...

I'd probably use it as a gift for my best friend Megan. I think she'd really like the style of items they have.

Leslie Galloway (LesGalloway //at// hotmail //dot// com) www.facebook.com/Gallo

fee roberts said...

I would give this to my daughter. She loves jewelry =D
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Thomas Murphy said...

I will shop in the jewelry department. My FB name is Thomas Murphy.
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Penny B W said...

I would give the gift card to my daughter.

pennykathleen28(at)gmail(dot)com

lilyk said...

I would use the gift certificate as a gift for my friend.

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lilyk said...

I left a comment on your Facebook letting you know what department will I shop in on Novica under the name Lily Kwan.

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