Perhaps you’ve already heard of NOVICA, one of the leading fair trade artisan websites, but I was just introduced to this gem of a site a couple of weeks ago.
NOVICA works with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market, and they have thousands of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry and home decor items on their website.
Shopping categories include jewelry, fashion, home decor, paintings, unique gifts…they even have a wedding collection! You can choose by the region you want to support (Brazil, India, Mexico, West Africa, etc.) and with over 30,000 handmade treasures to choose from, you’re sure to find something for everyone. (Don’t miss their “Daily Deal” on the homepage as well!)
What I love about NOVICA is knowing that my purchase can make an impact on someone who truly needs it…it’s feel-good shopping!
I browsed the site to see what ideas I could come up with for the members of my household:
For Seven Year Old Frannie:
For Five Year Old Maggie:
For my husband (he likes to have greeting cards on hand for staff/school community, and he and would appreciate knowing that there was a story behind these ones):
Tree of Knowledge bookends:
And…not sure why i’m on a tree theme but…
It’s not too late to shop for Christmas! Shipping usually takes 2-3 weeks, but look for the green bow symbol beside certain items guaranteeing arrival before Christmas. You may want to consider some of the following categories:
NOVICA has generously provided a $150 gift certificate for one lucky This Mom Loves reader! All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter form below (I keep experimenting with different methods of entry and Rafflecopter seems to work well.) Extra entries for leaving a comment about NOVICA, or following This Mom Loves on Twitter, Facebook, or through e-mail.
The contest will end on Thursday, December 19th at midnight Eastern time…good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway