Hello Blogging friends. In case the myriad of television commercials have not banged this message into your head, I will remind you that the holidays are fast approaching, and will present a holiday gift guide. Today I am featuring an online site that makes unique, artisan made products from across the globe, available to us here. It is lovely to receive something unusual and handmade for the holidays!The above necklace, created by an artisan, is crocheted with rose quartz. It is priced at $49.99! Now that is a gift idea! More about Novica.com. Novica has a simple mantra and that is to spread happiness across the globe by connecting artisans with customers. It is a GOOGLE trusted store and strives to connect artisans to a global marketplace of socially conscious customers. When you shop for an item you get to know about the artisan that made that piece by hand. To date is has sent over $46M to artisans across the world. How is that for Holiday spirit! Most gifts are wrapped for free, but premium wrapping is available for $3.95 to $5.95, from certain countries, and the packages are beautiful. It also offers a 60 day return policy.
Here are some of my picks for gift giving this season. Prices range -in this selection- from $17.57 to $53.99. For starters, here is a lovely embellished bag:
This bag is handmade in India, retails for $44.99 and and the shipping time frame is 10-20 days. The artist's name is Nupur. It is a blend of silk and poly and is embellished with glass and resin beads and metallic yarn.
Next are these lovely mango wood vases retailing for $40.99: These are made in Thailand and the artist is known as Saifon, whose father is a carpenter. Saifon sculpts these sleek shapes and then adds colors in rich hues.
The next object is a lovely Chamber blown glass pitcher that retails for $49.99. It is crafted with expertise in the Mexican tradition of blown glass. It has an ice chamber, which is a handy and unusual feature, and the cobalt blue is stunning!
This is another pick from my holiday gift guide from Novica:
It is on sale today for $53.96 and the ombre colors of teal, lavender, and violet are so lovely. It is handwoven made By Imtiyaz of silk and wool. There are only two left!
I hope you have found this holiday gift guide helpful. This is an excellent shopping resource and I do hope you will check the site out, it has so many wonderful options that I could not cover in this post. Note: I am not affiliated in any way with this company, all opinions are my own. Happy shopping!