Unique Gift Giving with Novica & Giveaway

by Pam on December 5, 2012

Each year I struggle over gifts to purchase for my in-laws.  After years of having the gifts returned to me after a month or worse, they forgot who gave them the gift and complained about it to me,  I tried a different approach.   Bryan was placed in charge of buying their presents.  When they opened the gift I would cheerfully say, “Bryan picked this out especially for you.”  While they still weren’t thrilled with the gifts, they no longer returned them.  The problem was Bryan waited until the last minute to shop.  He did pick up some “interesting” gifts.  Finally, I took over the gift shopping again. 
My Mother in Law would like this
Novica , a company in association with National Geographic, produces lovely hand crafted artisan gifts from designers around the world.  Their unique and unusual pieces satisfy the pickiest in-laws.  Last year I found a lovely necklace for my mother in law and I actually saw her wearing it several times!  My problem with Novica was their large selection. While that’s a good thing, I had to wade through pages and pages of gifts trying to find the perfect one.  This year they’ve added a new feature to their website that has made my shopping easier, The Artisan Powered Gift Finder.  I can find gifts by price range, by family member (his, hers, teens, etc) , by interests, by regions and so much more.  Don’t misunderstand me, there are still tons of gifts in each category but now I have a starting point for my family members and friends. 

I want this one!
I began my search by choosing a price range and an interest type. I chose Pet Lovers and found the cutest statues of cats in different yoga poses.  Forget the other people on my list, I’d like one of these statues for me!  I have the perfect place in my home picked out to place this statue.   If you have a difficult person to shop for on your Christmas list, be sure to try the Gift Finder.  Since these orders are sent from around the world order by December 12th to receive guaranteed shipping by December 24th.  

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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eclairre December 5, 2012 at 7:15 am

Jasper pendant necklace, ‘Queen of Rajasthan’ is my fave :) )

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debijackson December 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

radiant natural fiber basket debbie jackson
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suburban prep December 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Margarita glasses, ‘Deep Blue’ (set of 6) would be perfect for a holiday get together.
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scottsgal December 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

cobalt wine glasses and pitcher

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jill24295 December 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm

I would love to be able to buy my mother the Cotton and alpaca sweater, ‘Desert Warmth’. Just her style~
jillcollins68@yahoo.com

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Nicole December 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm

I love the Ceramic decanter, ‘Blue Lotus’

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Ashley December 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I like the wood bangles.

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Yona Williams December 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

i love the Rustic Guard Dog

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Wild N Mild $$$ December 5, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Sterling silver dangle earrings, ‘Butterfly Dance’
Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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BethElderton December 6, 2012 at 12:20 am

I love the Ceramic casserole, ‘The Invitation’ (square)
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Julie December 6, 2012 at 12:26 am

lvoe the marina tumbler glasses

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SueZH December 6, 2012 at 12:32 am

I like the Christmas Tree of Life.

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AmandaSue December 6, 2012 at 12:56 am

Cotton handbag, ‘Siamese Blush’ is beautiful!

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Bethany C. December 6, 2012 at 2:25 am

I like the Gold plated drusy agate dangle earrings, ‘Dark Mystery’.

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Amanda Tippit December 6, 2012 at 2:34 am

the Alpaca blend ruana cloak, ‘Lima Flora’! a_chilson@hotmail.com

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kellyr78 December 6, 2012 at 2:40 am

I like the Amethyst flower necklace, ‘Sacred Lilac Lotus’
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benz1171 December 6, 2012 at 6:56 am

Cotton shoulder bag, ‘Honey Weaves’

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jbmthill December 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm
Fawn December 7, 2012 at 1:14 am

I love the Leather shoulder bag, ‘Paracas Princess’
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Crystal December 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I like the Sterling silver cocktail ring, ‘Arabesque Curl’
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bison61 December 7, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Cotton shoulder bag, ‘Honey Weaves’

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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Gina Wildorchid December 8, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I would love to get this scarf-
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=112513
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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wizardewu December 9, 2012 at 4:09 am

Silk batik shawl, ‘Jakarta Lady’
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

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Howell December 9, 2012 at 7:59 am

Gemstone pyramid, ‘Natural Energy’

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Ann Fantom December 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I like the Wood bookends, ‘Speak No Evil Monkey’ by Nyoman Karsa

http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=80270

abfantom at yahoo dot com

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Karen December 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm

ADORE the Ceramic decanter – Blue Lotus :)

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Lynda Del. December 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Love the Beaded cotton batik shoulder bag, ‘Jogjakarta Legacy’!
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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Denise S. December 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I like the Ceramic Figurine “Jade Owl.’

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mrsshukra December 10, 2012 at 2:25 am

The WOrld Traveler leather bag is cool!

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mogrill December 10, 2012 at 2:35 pm

The peridot constellation ring.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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casaflamingos December 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Like the Men’s sterling silver and leather bracelet, ‘Cobra’

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Connie Gruning December 11, 2012 at 4:55 am

I love the Silver band ring, ‘Endless Path’. LOVE that ring!!
Connie Gruning
CGruning at aol (dot) com

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natalie rose machowski December 11, 2012 at 3:48 pm

i like the cobalt wine glasses

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MamaStace December 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I like the Wood sculpture, ‘Bonds of the Heart’

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Helen Keeler December 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I like the Soapstone chess set.
helenkeeler1949@gmail.com

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Erica Barnes December 13, 2012 at 3:34 am

I like the Ishpingo Eye of Horus wooden statue.

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Re December 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

i love the pair of lucky cats.

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furygirl3132 December 13, 2012 at 9:11 pm

I love the Blue topaz ring, ‘Narcissus of December’. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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Thomas Murphy December 14, 2012 at 2:03 am

I like the Iron sculpture, ‘Rustic Guard Dog
rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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Tamar December 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm

leather bag world traveler

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Amy Z. December 14, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I love the Silk shawl, ‘Paisley Sunset’!

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Shannon December 15, 2012 at 6:57 am

I like Wood box with cards, ‘Fortunes’

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Tracy R December 16, 2012 at 12:07 am

I like the Midnight Magic Cotton Tunic

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Renee Walters December 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

I like their Wood chess set, ‘Royal Challenge’. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy holidays!
Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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8KidzForMe December 16, 2012 at 11:41 pm

I really love the Tumbler glasses, ‘Marine’ (set of 6), I love the color and could use some new glasses.
~Sandra U.

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wigget December 17, 2012 at 12:14 am

i like the callenger cribbage game

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judy gardner December 17, 2012 at 12:52 am

i like the amethyst flower earrings

velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

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Abbi December 17, 2012 at 3:59 am

http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=187200

Pine needle basket, ‘Chilasco Coffee’ I think this basket would go great in my kitchen

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katfam95 December 17, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I like the Mekong Sun earrings.

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kyl neusch December 18, 2012 at 2:24 am

Ceramic decanter, ‘Blue Lotus’

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Angela Kinder December 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I love the Amethyst Stretch bracelet- Lilac Muse!

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Erika P. December 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I like the Cotton Sling Bag ‘Owl Sisters’

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lmurley2000 December 19, 2012 at 2:41 am

i like the green wilderness silk scarf

lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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Angela snoozy December 19, 2012 at 3:25 am

Iron Sculpture – Rustic Guard Dog

andysavimom@gmail.com

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Claire December 19, 2012 at 8:12 am

I love the Jade wrap ring, ‘Peace, Love and Harmony’.

kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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Anonymous December 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

the balinese bangles

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coriwestphal December 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I love the 100% alpaca hoodie sweater, ‘Arequipa Winter’!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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S Oconnor December 20, 2012 at 1:56 am

I like the Jade pendant necklace, ‘Maya Empress’

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Deb Christie December 20, 2012 at 5:30 am

I would get the Sterling silver cocktail ring, ‘Arabesque Curl’.

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LesleyfromWI December 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Leather handbag, ‘Honey Hoops’

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Anonymous December 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I love the Wood statuette, ‘Heart Bond’.

michelle jonassen
redwings830(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Erica C. December 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I like the Confetti Tumblers.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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MizVickik December 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I like the Highlander leather backpack!
Miz Vickik

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magic5905 December 21, 2012 at 1:56 am

I like Garnet drop earrings, ‘Goyang Rose’
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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Star S December 21, 2012 at 1:58 am

paisley harmony cotton skirt

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Tylerpants December 21, 2012 at 2:22 am

I’d love to have the Linen travel dress, ‘Elegance’. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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M.A.D. December 21, 2012 at 2:38 am

MARY DEBORDE
zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

I fell in LOVE with this one:
Citrine and carnelian beaded bracelet, ‘Peony Romance’

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trixx December 21, 2012 at 2:45 am

I like the Amethyst cluster ring, ‘Lilac Kiss’

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Gianna December 21, 2012 at 3:09 am

Cotton hammock swing, ‘Copacabana’.

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