May 5, 2013

Mother's Day gift ideas...from NOVICA...

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I have a special treat for you from Novica, which is a new site to shop for goods made around the world in association with National Geographic  

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
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Zapotec cotton bedspread - 'Emerald Fields' - $169.95 (King size)
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'Ebony Chic' cotton jewelry case - $49.95
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Cotton handbag - 'Blue Butterflies' - $21.49
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Cotton shoulder bag - 'Shadow of the Forest' - $49.95
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Rustic marble backgammon Set - $72.95
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Reclaimed teakwood chair - $189.99
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Cotton + Leather shoulder bag - 'Evening Dew' - $89.99
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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

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!!


  1. I love that jewelry roll. I used to have one years ago but I've lost - it might just be time to get another! I love contributing to a good cause - I'm going to be cruising these links. Thanks for the pointers.

  2. I grew up reading NG, too, Sarah! Sorry I've been so MIA lately - been swamped with work, etc. Please come over and enter my give-away. xo

  3. Amazing post!
    Check this one 925 sterlings