Monday, July 5, 2010

Novica Review & $75 Gift Card Giveaway

***Closed: Congrats to Eryn at HomeSchooledYear.com***


When it comes to buying gifts, I definitely struggle. My problem is, I want to find the perfect thing for the recipient.

I was recently introduced to Novica, a shopping site, in association with National Geographic, that offers a huge array of unique gifts. I'm not exaggerating when I say they have a huge selection. When picking out an item to review, I literally spent hours trying to decide.At Novica, they "want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity," and they "want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow."

One thing I love about the site is the gift finder feature. You can browse by recipient, occasion, or through various sections, like corporate gifts or green gifts. I seemed to have gotten lost browsing through their jewelery and apparel section. There are so many beautiful items.

After much debate, I choose the Modal skirt. To be honest, I have very few skirts in my closet, though I've been wearing them more often in the heat this summer. The versatility of the Modal skirt drew me in. It can be worn as a long skirt, folded over as a shorter skirt, or as a dress.
I thought this was too much to ask from any one piece of clothing, but after wearing the skirt, I can say, it's true. It works well long or short, and can be dressed up or down. Plus, I was impressed at the quality of the skirt. It's a perfect addition to my closet.

The skirt was designed by Janet Molloy and made of Modal, a natural fiber, that makes the skirt basically wrinkle free. The skirt arrived, beautifully wrapped, with a card about the artist, and a small post card featuring a Balinese dancer.Win It: One lucky reader will win a $75 gift certificate to Novica

To enter: Visit Novica and tell me what you would buy if you win! (You can change your mind later.)

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slb3334 said...

the brass tic tac toe challenge.

Jeanne - Bloggy Finds said...

I would buy the Lacquered Bamboo Centerpiece "Swirls".

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Leslie said...

I would buy the emerald jaiupr princess tunic. So pretty!

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Denise S. said...

I'd like to get the Cedar and leather chest, 'Colonial Cache'

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Heather said...

I would love the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Elephant Stack'!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

like the eternity bracelet

The Sunshyn said...

I would get a women's batik robe, perhaps the 'Deep Blue Sea' one. I love their robes. I have had one for over a decade now, and its beginning to look a little too worn.

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Stephanie said...

Wood charango guitar, 'Andean Song' - just beautiful!
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Rebecca Graham said...

I would buy the Bidri vase, 'Midnight Flower'.

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Kristen said...

I'd buy the Pearl and Carnelian 'Glow' bracelet.

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Susan said...

I have had my eye on a Alejandro Chavez mirror. I'm not sure which one I'd get, but I'd love to get any of them!

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Tracy R said...

I'm thinking that I would buy the Beaded cotton tunic called "Midnight Magic".

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abfantom said...

I really like Novica's Amber cuff bracelet, 'Golden World'

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Mysharona said...

I like the Mirror, 'Palace Window'

sweepmom said...

I would get the Leather and cotton batik handbag, 'Tropical Paradise'.

cdziuba said...

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I like this:

Pearl and garnet pendant necklace, 'Marine Medley'


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lsfish said...

I like the Paper towel rack, 'Spring Flowers'

Nicole C. said...

I would buy the Chrysocolla dangle earrings, 'Memory'.

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imin2fun81 said...

I love the Tunic, 'Exotic Blue' and would get that if I won.

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The Bookworm said...

I love the Leather and cotton handbag, 'Casual Flair'!

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Mama Zen said...

I love Stripes (leather and wool bag). Gorgeous!

socmama said...

I would love the Sterling silver band ring, 'Be Original'. Thanks!

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Deborah said...

I'd get the Stoneware teapot, 'Mottled Red Fish Legend' if I won. asthenight at gmail dot com

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McKim said...

I would buy the Quartz and lapis lazuli beaded bracelet, 'Blue Night'

The Sunshyn said...

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Sara said...

Love the Wool rug, 'Moche Zigzag (2x3)

Sheila said...

If I win, I would be interested in the Cedar and leather mini side table, 'Inca'.
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llinda29 said...

I will buy Pearl cluster earrings, 'Full Moon'

Anonymous said...

I love the chess sets.

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mogrill said...

LOVE the pearl and carnelian glow bracelet.
Thanks for the chance.
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Ardy22 said...

I would use it toward their beautiful Mohena mirror, 'Golden Peacocks'

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mickeyfan said...

So many gorgeous bracelets. Might choose 'Pacific Riptide'.

~ Cee ~ said...

I would choose the Mahogany chair, 'Denkyem Boh'--so gorgeous!
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Kimberly said...

I like how classy the Wood chess set, 'Circle' looks.
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Krista said...

I like the long necklace "circles." It's in my wish list. =)

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Lim said...

I'd get a jewelry box. Probably the Eggshell mosaic jewelry box, 'Stripes', but possibly a different one. There are so many to choose from!

Tina said...

Wood bowls, 'Fiesta' (set of 5)

erin m. said...

Their Bamboo boxes, 'Treasured Gifts' (set of 3) caught my eye for the living room!
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Claire said...

I'd get the Sterling silver pendant necklace, 'Thai Swirl'.

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bayctygrl said...

I would love the Sterling silver solitaire ring, 'Blue Moon'

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Sharon Harmon said...

I would buy the beautiful Painted glass centerpiece, 'Floral Muse'!
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Missybeez said...

I would get the Cotton wall hanging, 'Thai Elephant.


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Bacallsmom said...

They have some awesome jewelry, so I probably would purchase a bracelet if I won. I especially like the Sunshine Muse Beaded bracelet.
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mar said...

The Cottong Rug - Morning Glory is what I would purchase if I won.

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wildcat32 said...

I like the Eggshell mosaic centerpiece, 'Earth Mystique'.
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Anonymous said...

I would get the Iron sculpture, 'Seed of Hope'

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The Sunshyn said...

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Lynda Del. said...

I would buy the Cotton blouse, 'Hypnotic Geometry' paired with these Sterling silver drop earrings, 'Bold Admiration'.

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snowluvnferret said...

I would get the Aquamarine Pendant “Sea Wave”

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AF_wife said...

I love the Pandanus and bamboo baskets, 'Boxed In' (set of 3)!
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I love the Cotton sundress, 'Rose Elegance', thanks!

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jan said...

I'd get the Cuzco plate "Butterflies and Laydbugs." sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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clynsg said...

I like the Rose Quartz and Amethyst Statuette 'Pink Cockatoo'.

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Krista said...

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Amanda said...

They really do have a wide selection of unique and beautiful items! I was pretty excited to see they offer mens rings made of wood (Adored the "Love of Nature" one), it would be perfect for my guy. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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Nelsby said...

Such a tough decision -- Novica has such a HUGE selection! Here are a few of my favorite items:

* Cotton dress, 'Ebony Leaves'
* Modal dress, 'Victorious Black'
* Silk dress, 'Moving in Joy'

Thanks!
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terri142 said...

I would love to get the Garnet anklet, 'Scarlet' if I win.

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wgbc1446 said...

I would get the 100% Alpaca wool shawl, 'Bougainvillea Secret'. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

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Alice said...

love the Leather shoulder bag, 'Red Tulips'

rah267 said...

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I want Pitcher, 'Vegetation'

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Debbie C said...

I would get the Sterling silver button earrings, 'Whispering Wind'

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Aisling said...

I know I'd buy a necklace because I love the jewelry selection at Novica. I'd probably choose the Blue topaz pendant necklace, 'Jasmine'.

Nanci said...

So many choices. I love the Talavera ceramic plate, 'Carnation Star'

Katie R. said...

I like the Moonstone and amethyst cocktail rings, 'Free Spirit'.

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DG said...

the mahogany 'Denkyem Boh' chair would be my pick!

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idahomom said...

I really like Teak Jewelry box, 'Lilies'

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Marcia said...

I didn't have any trouble at all picking what I want: I went to the jewelry, selected by price and found a Sterling Silver Brooch/Pendant that I love - "Aztec Frog Fossil" - shopping's done (the cost is $77)

sachidewey said...

I would love to have the 100% alpaca wool cardigan sweater, 'Classic Chic'

The Sunshyn said...

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I really like the
"Onyx cocktail ring, Night Light"
& the "Pearl earrings, Exotic"

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Louis said...

I really like the Cotton clutch bag, 'Cat's Paradise'

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AEKZ2 said...

I'd buy the Wood hanger, 'Forest Flower'

h. mcnaron said...

I like the gourd maracas and iron caller instrument.

LAMusing said...

I love the Revolution sterling silver earrings

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devon said...

i would buy the cotton scarf bold and elephant family!

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Jennifer Neal said...

I love the Bamboo zampona panpipe, 'Malta Professional'!

Roxy said...

i'd buy the Mirrors, 'Night and Day' (pair)

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loni said...

I would love to get the Wood sculpture, 'See No Evil Siamese Cat'

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i2ylee said...

Love this mirror!http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=129368
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EDRing said...

I'd love to get the Amber and amethyst dangle earrings, 'Tropical'

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Chip said...

I would love the Water glasses, 'Spring' (set of 6)
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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Tropical Amber and Amethyst Earrings (which also cost just under $75!).

Jennifer R said...

I like the Bracelet, 'Twist Sphere'

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Rachel said...

I like the brass vase Midnight Vineyard. It's beautiful!

Erica C. said...

The Liquid Confetti Tumblers are nice.

Jessica said...

I like the Blown glass martini glasses, 'Silver Elegance' (set of 4)
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Crystal said...

One of my favorite pieces is the Leather cuff bracelet, 'Strawberry Day'!!

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KK said...

This would be beautiful:
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=81808

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DG said...

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shiloh said...

So difficult, but I love tea sets and one of those was the Ceramic tea set Timeless Lotus.

anna said...

i found a gorgeous cotton blouse called sky visions from an indian designer on the novica site. all of their stuff is gorgeous!

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