When I was little, I used to love reading National Geographic because it gave me insight into other cultures and people around the world. This was where I first learned about Mt. Everest and the Himalayas. Where I learned about people living in Africa with different customs, clothes, food and jewelry. Places with no cars, telephones, TV's or books. Novica is a unique marketplace where artisans from around the world can showcase their creations in one place, and give us, the consumers, a real connection to where its from, and more importantly, who crafted it, whether jewelry, furniture, handbags or art. Each item includes a full story and history of the artisan.
I have chosen some great items for Mom, or birthday, or gift for someone that you may need. I have been on the lookout for unique handbags, and I think I found what I'm looking for. Rather than buy a handbag from Macy's that was made in China, I would rather buy a one of a kind from an artisan who is trying to make a living in a remote part of the world. Here are some gift ideas:
Please note that all of these are available with FREE GIFT WRAP!!
|Gorgeous sterling silver pendant - Modern Heart necklace - $38.99|
|Zapotec cotton bedspread - 'Emerald Fields' - $169.95 (King size)|
|'Ebony Chic' cotton jewelry case - $49.95|
|Cotton handbag - 'Blue Butterflies' - $21.49|
|Cotton shoulder bag - 'Shadow of the Forest' - $49.95|
|Rustic marble backgammon Set - $72.95|
|Reclaimed teakwood chair - $189.99|
|Cotton + Leather shoulder bag - 'Evening Dew' - $89.99|
Be sure to check out the following links as well:
Unique Gifts for Mom
Jewelry Gifts for Mom
Necklace Gifts for Mom
Religious Gifts for Mom
Sculpture Gifts for Mom
You can also join their site of curators: Novica Curators
and create your own collections like Elizabeth Gilbert
has - the author of 'Eat Pray Love' !!
(all images courtesy Novica.com)
I received a gift certificate and after viewing all the
fantastic products, I will have a hard time choosing
what I want. I hope you enjoy learning about this wonderful
artisan site - have a great day!!