Novica Review and $75 GC #Giveaway

Novica is a fair trade artisan website in association with National Geographic. All articles are handmade and include free gift packaging and a handwritten note with purchase. You feel connected with the artist by reading their short biography linked to each item.

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Colors of My Land Purse

Novica Fair Trade

Akha Life Purse

Novica, which gave me a gift certificate, uses “Win-Win” pricing which allows the artists to earn more money and the customer to pay less than with other fair trade sites. There are no distributors between the craftsperson and Novica which saves money. Shipping is only $2.99 per item even though goods are shipped from all over the world.

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Packaging with Worry Doll

The mission of Novica is “Spread Happiness” – Happy Artisans and Happy Customers. They preserve artistic traditions and enable artists to earn money. When you buy something from Novica, you know that are avoiding sweatshops and child labor.

Find everything from home décor, jewelry, including anklets, fashion, all types of gifts and much more. These are unique, handmade products that you will be proud to own.

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Colors of My Land Handbag


I purchased two handbags – Akha Life from Bangkok and Colors of My Land from Guatemala. Including shipping, I spent just under $75. And I can’t wait to use them. I expect lots of compliments!

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Akha Life

Now for a $75 Gift Certificate from Novica (please read the terms and conditions in the giveaway widget).

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  1. I’d get the Brown Mandarin Garden Embroidered Leather Accent Handbag. Beautiful colors.

  2. I like the Multi Gemstone Pearl Heart Necklace.

  3. I love the Joyous Life earrings

  4. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I’d love the Guanajuato Flora
    Set of 4 Handcrafted Talavera Ceramic Bowls Dinnerware

  5. Ann Fantom

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

  6. I love the Mexican Azalea necklace (Artisan Crafted Floral Sterling Silver Necklace from Mexico)

  7. I would buy the Counterpoint wood throne ottoman. It would fit so well in my den!

  8. Margaret Smith says:

    I’d love to get the Ring of Truth Topaz Ring.

  9. I like the My Owl Protector Colorful Handcrafted Wood Statuette

  10. Cathy French says:

    I would likely buy the Crimson Poppy
    Thai Lacquered Wood Decorative Vase Hand Painted Poppies

  11. Danielle T says:

    i love the mango wood vases

  12. Lynda Del

    I’d get the Earthly Wonderland Hand-woven Cotton and Leather Folding Wristlet Bag and the Guatemala Springtime Hand Loomed Women’s Scarf.

  13. I like the Artisan Crafted Floral Cotton Solid Tunic Top best!

  14. I would love to buy the Tranquil Mind Handcrafted Colorful Multi Gemstone Bracelet.

  15. I would get the Sunshine Sea Yellow and Blue Cotton Ikat Cushion Covers (Pair)

  16. I would love to have the Trinity in WhiteCultured pearl chandelier earrings

  17. I would love the Emerald Fields scarf!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  18. Lynne

    I’m sure I would spend the entire gift certificate on jewelry. I really like the Magic
    African Handcrafted Recycled Glass Dangle Earrings. I love that they use recycled materials.

  19. Vickie Couturier

    Mother’s Love
    Suar Wood Family Sculpture

  20. amy rouse says:

    Charm of LimaArtisan Crafted Smoky Quartz Ring Peru Jewelry

  21. Stefanie Gladden

    I love the Hammock swing in ‘Rainbow Riviera’

  22. Deb Jackson says:

    I love the vigilant owl or the radiant natural fiber basket.

  23. I really like the Gift painting.

  24. BlackAsphodel says:

    I like the Tropical Black Peasant Skirt Handmade in Indonesia.


  25. mickeyfan says:

    There is a robe called Coral Reef that I would love to have.

  26. I really like many of the pendant necklaces, including the Om Shanka Hill Tribe Silver and Lapis Necklace Yoga Jewelry necklace.

  27. I would get the Mauve Blushing LeavesFair Trade Sterling Silver and Amethyst Floral Jewelry Set.

  28. My People’s Movement
    Artisan Crafted Zapotec Wool Rug with Natural Dyes

  29. I like the Flame Handmade Silver Hoop Earrings.

  30. Heather Dawn says:

    I would like to buy the Autumnal Bronze Handcrafted Mexican Solid Swing Hammock.

  31. Samantha Daleo

    I would like to get the Sangria Afternoon Pitcher.

  32. I want to get my husband the challenger cribbage set

  33. Mary Somerville

    I’d like to get the Inspired Intuition Moonstone and Bracelet Sterling Silver Jewelry from India.

  34. I would love to be able to buy the tiger trance necklace.

  35. Bethanne says:

    The Java Sunset javanese cotton woven yoga bag is divine!

  36. Natalie Brown says:

    Hi! Super fun shop! I would like to buy the Hand Crafted Blown Glass Tumblers in Bold Sky Fiesta set of 6. So pretty! Thank-you!

  37. Plumeria Dew
    Hand Made Amethyst Floral Earrings
    Thanks for the contest.

  38. bethany maxwell says:

    I like the Classic RedSterling Silver Beaded Hoop Earrings from Thailand.

  39. gayle gildehaus says:

    I really like theTropical Fusion
    Handcrafted Glass Tile Round Wall Mirror.

  40. I like the PurityPearl link bracelet

  41. Stephanie Shipley says:

    I would love to get the Whirlwind Collectible Handblown Recycled Glass Drinkware (Set of 4).

  42. Melanie Fee says:

    Such beautiful items! I heart the Maya Sun through!

  43. Wood and leather jewelry box, ‘Bright Hummingbird’

  44. Tari Lawson says:

    I really like the Sunshine PetalsCitrine flower necklace.

  45. I like the Sleeping Prince
    Citrine and Cow Bone Silver Cocktail RIng

  46. Jacqueline says:

    Ahhh, I can see myself with an iced tea, lounging in the Hammock Swing ‘Rainbow Riviera.’

  47. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    I LOVE Novica! So much that, in fact there are currently are OVER 650 items on my Novica Wish List… REALLY!

    Among those many, many treasures I covet is / are:

    Caribbean Horizon
    Unique Modern Art Glass Pendant Jewelry Set from Mexico
    by Debora and Marco

    It’s a gorgeous necklace and earring set.

    Thank you SO much for this genuinely fabulous (and generous!) giveaway!

  48. heather eg kaufman says:

    Unique Wood Leather Brown Accent Folding Table

  49. I LOVE all their products!! Especially the trendy turtle earrings 🙂 I also love the bags you got! Super cute! I would love to win, thanks 🙂

  50. Brittney House says:

    I really like the emerald fields scarf.

  51. Zenetta says:

    I like the Whirlwind Collectible Handblown Recycled Glass Drinkware .

  52. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like the elephant friendship gold plated pendant.

  53. I like the Bejeweled Sheer Beaded Halter Mini Dress Top with Sequins India.

  54. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I would like to have their Hope and Peace
    Handmade Gemstone Tree Sculptures (Pair)

  55. kyl neusch says:

    the Ring of Truth Topaz Ring.

  56. Katherine

    The Crimson Kiss garnet bracelet

  57. Eloquence says:

    The Dancing Couple figurine is awesome!

  58. I’d love to get the Blossoming Red hobo bag. Thanks!

  59. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I would get the Festive Color FusionTie Dye Blue and Rose Varanasi Silk Shawl

  60. Angela P. says:

    My favorite item is the Relax in Black Unique Thai Cotton Blouse Sleeveless Top. It’s perfect for Spring/Summer.

  61. Shannon says:

    Fuchsia Shine
    Soda pop-top backpack is what I love! Thank you for this chance to win!!!!

  62. Chavonne H says:

    I really like the Chuaxan Large Handwoven Handbag from Guatemala.

  63. Nicole C. says:

    I would love to buy the Citrine cocktail ring, ‘Golden Fleur de Lis’.

  64. Susan Smith says:

    I like the Lavish MoonArtisan Crafted Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Earrings

  65. life in flowers bracelet

  66. Paula Hafner says:

    I like the Christmas Color Handmade Religious Wood Nativity Scene Sculpture (11 Pieces). I love unique nativity sets.

  67. I like the Take Me to the TropicsCentral American Cotton Swing Chair Hammock .

  68. I would like to have the Siam Bouquet Ring from Novica.

  69. Erica C. says:

    I like the confetti tumblers.

  70. Karen Gonyea

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Mexican Azalea necklace (Artisan Crafted Floral Sterling Silver Necklace from Mexico) !!

  71. Samorjj says:

    I love the Lilac Bouquet
    Beaded Amethyst Bracelet from Thailand

  72. Sarah Cool says:

    I would love the Elephant Rose Fair Trade Marble Coaster Elephant Barware Set of 6

  73. Karen Drake says:

    I would love to have the Coins of The Kingdom Bracelet.

  74. Teresa Thompson says:

    I like the Floral Cotton Embroidered Short Dress.

  75. tina reynolds says:

    I really like the Sweet Corn
    Ceramic tea set (Set for 2)

  76. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I like the Recycled rubber and cedar chair.

  77. eddi b.

    i like the Inca Black Hummingbird
    Knitted Alpaca Blend Coat

  78. Ceinwyn R says:

    I love the Teal Harmony Block Print Cotton Patterned Tunic Top!

  79. Kelley H says:

    I would love to get the Brazilian Good Fortune Stretch Agate Bracelets (Set of 3)

  80. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love the Summer Sun
    22k Gold Vermeil Earrings Artisan Crafted Jewelry

  81. Breanne says:

    I’d get the Brown ParadiseHandmade Floral Silk Scarf

  82. Christine says:

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

  83. Jennifer Reed says:

    I would love to get the Hold Me Lightly Garnet Necklace Sterling Silver India Modern Jewelry if I won this great prize. I love the modern edge of it.

  84. Wanda Bergman

    I would love to buy: Jaipur Mint – Crocheted Cotton Throw and 2 Cushion Covers (3 Pieces)

  85. Auto Part Sculpture Recycled Metal Art Man and Dog Mexico

  86. Sky Evans says:

    I’d get Multi Gemstone Pearl Heart Necklace.

  87. nicole thoresen says:

    I’m totally in love with the Joyous Jacaranda necklace!

  88. Kobi Hensley

    Mumbai RomancePearl and Peridot Cocktail Ring! I absolutely love it ?

  89. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I’d buy the Perky Pelican
    Hand Made Wood Bird Decorative Box from Central America!

  90. H.E. DeLuna says:

    I would get the picture of the Fragmented Guitar.

  91. Kim Parrott says:

    I love the Good Sky Blue Morning mugs

  92. Miz Vickik says:

    I like the Alpaca blend throw blanket, ‘Inca Duck Dunes’!

  93. Denise Donaldson says:

    I like the Andean Mists
    Hand Made Wool Striped Lap Throw Blanket

  94. laurie says:

    I would love to have the Mandarin Garden Bees
    Mandarin Style Embroidered Leather Accent Shoulder Bag

  95. Sand

    I would purchase the Minimalist Magic
    Silver Hoop Earrings Sterling 925 Simple Classic.

  96. Vikki Billings says:

    i would love to have the Romantic RedGarnet Tennis Bracelet Sterling Silver Handmade in India

  97. Brian E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway… we like the Guanajuato Flora Artisan Crafted Talavera Ceramic Pitcher Handmade in Mexico