At Novica, the mission is simple… Spread Happiness. They strive to create happy artisans by providing fair prices, no binding contracts and the opportunity to build a sustainable business with their craft. Novica also creates happy customers by unique gifts at great prices. They connect with artists and craftsmen around the world to bring together an amazing collection from jewelry to home decor to amazing sweaters and apparel. You can read more about their mission and their process here.
Each gift comes gift wrapped… for FREE! That’s right! The wrapping you see in the photos above comes standard! Some items are wrapped with materials from and in the style of their native country. You can also pay a little more for deluxe gift wrapping if you want something a little more special. This is a HUGE time saver during the busy holiday season.
Each item also comes with a booklet that tells you a little about the piece you receive and a message from the artisan. On the website you can find more detailed profiles for each and every artist and craftsman. It makes the whole buying and receiving process that much more personal.
The team at Novica was kind enough to send me some of their beautiful products to experience the buying process myself. I could not be happier. After ordering, my items were shipping quickly and arrived in no time. They were so beautifully wrapped. These were a treat for myself after a very tough month, and it was so fun to open each package.
First up, these beautiful Sterling Silver Minimalist Square Hoop Earrings from an artist named Pichaya in Thailand. Her silver jewelry ranges in style from very sleek and elegant (like these earrings) to more ornate and traditional. I really needed something classic since I don’t have much silver in my jewelry collection, but these were also very tempting. See more of her work here.
Next… more jewelry. These Unakite and Jasper Beaded Bracelets are from an artist named Tiraphan Hasub. Each one is beaded by hand by the artist and the closure is the tiniest brass bell. She has so many gorgeous beaded bracelets in her collection and it was very difficult to choose just one set. They would look awesome mixed and matched and stacked.
Last but certainly not least, this Pig Cream & Sugar Set might be my favorite thing ever. It celebrates the traditional art celadon ceramic glazing in a really fun and contemporary way. The soft green color and fine cracks in the surface of the glaze is unique to this process. Of course when we have guests they will be integrated into our breakfast table, but for now I think I’ll probably use them as little bud vases in the kitchen. Find more ceramic pieces by Duangkamol here. I’m smitten with this pair of celadon horse ornaments right now.
To get your holiday shopping off on the right foot this month, Novica is offering one lucky reader a chance to win $75 for Novica. Get yourself some beautiful holiday decor or a great serving piece for your christmas feast. Or get some beautiful gifts for someone on your list.
It’s quick and easy to enter. Please use the widget below to enter. If you can’t see the widget, please click here to go to the page. Giveaway ends on December 5rd.
A huge thank you to Novica for generously sponsoring this post. Good luck to all who enter!