Thursday, December 9, 2010

$150 Holiday Giveaway

Giveaway Now Closed

The two winners of the Novica gift certificates have been chosen. Each of the 270 comments in the drawing received a sequential number at the time it was posted. The winners were chosen by a random number generator which selected the numbers 229 and 71. Congratulations to Aisling and Discovery Woman. I will be contacting you soon.

I tend to shy away from giveaways. To be honest, I'm not always comfortable with them, but this holiday season I was approached by a representative from the Corporate Gifts Department of NOVICA, a website associated with National Geographic that gives artisans from around the world a place where their talents can be showcased and sold. I took a really careful look at their catalogs and based on what I saw, accepted their offer, which makes it possible for me to pass on a $75 gift certificate to two of you. If you would like to participate in the drawing, please let me know by way of a comment placed here before midnight on December 15th. Tell me which gift or gifts you'd be likely to select if you are chosen to receive one of the gift certificates. Please remember that most of these gifts tell a story, support a cause or have a purpose. Your selection directly affects the life of the artisan who fashioned it and in many cases helps to keep native craft traditions alive. The various categories from which the gifts can be chosen appear below. Just click on the links to browse through what's available in each of the sections. I will announce the winner on December 16th. That's all there is to it. Good luck!





Gifts for Mom











Eco-Friendly Green Treasures











Gifts for Him












Bracelets










Earrings











Fair Trade Corporate Gifts

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lisa said...

I absolutely love the "Pearl Flower Bracelet", Winter Garland. It's beautiful!

Thanks for offering such a fun give-a-way.

Best of luck to everyone!

Elaine said...

I'd like the Kingdom Coins earrings.


www.clothedmuch.com

Leslie R. said...

I really like the items by Ana Maria Gonzalez, especially the Decoupage wall adornment, 'Frida's Self Portrait'.

Thank you for the chance to win such beautiful things!
lesliedoll at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I think the "Curves" blue topaz dangle earrings are beautiful.

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Melody said...

I like Garnet floral 'Perfect Petals'ring.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Debbie said...

There is so much nice stuff that it is hard to choose...but I would go for the jewelry...So pretty!

Anonymous said...

I would love to give myself the amethyst cocktail ring "Sweet Spirit" for Christmas.

farrell@crosslake.net

amy said...

I am in love with the malachite anklet, "Song of Life"! So glad you have introduced me to this vendor. I will be a frequent visitor

B said...

The blue agate pyramid would be a wonderful piece to have.

Hotsnotty2 said...

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

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Joy said...

Amethyst anklet, 'Sublime Charmer'

Thanks. magic5905@embarqmail.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

I WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE TO HAVE THE BLUE CARIBBEAN HAMMOCK THEY SELL! kytah00@yahoo.com

Viva said...

Great site. I love the Leather bracelet, 'Floral Brown'. Thanks!

Gale said...

I would definately get the Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'Star Legends', and then maybe a necklace to go with it or something for our home.


ecarian at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I'm a huge fan of the jewelry. I am currently obsessed with the artist named Busarin who makes these unique and gorgeous pieces of jewelry. If I win I'd get the Carnelian and citrine choker called 'Floral Cascade'. Gorgeous!
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Deb said...

I'm a sucker for lapis and silver, so I'd probably use this gift certificate toward the Lapis lazuli link bracelet, 'Orbits' by Tiberio Gonzales. Gorgeous!!

N S said...

Thanks for this giveaway. Had purchased before from Novica and I loved their collection from all over the world. My most favorite thing is personalized card from the artisan with the item :), make the item so close to heart. Let me try my luck :), will go with ECO friendly.

Julieh said...

I'd get the Red Sunflower Fan Mirror. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

ruslady said...

i probably would choose Pearl Y necklace, 'Glamour'
galyettina(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy S said...

The Animal Items are great! My favorite is the Wood Mask, "Feline Mystique" from Bali.
kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

kakihara said...

So many nice things--I would love to win--I would like the soapstone vase jasmine vine.
kakihararocks@gmail.com

tdean30 said...

Amethyst cocktail ring, 'Violet Splendor' is just beautiful.

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

shiloh said...

The Ceramic Tea Pot Set in Chocolate.

Teegan Briggs said...

I would put the certificate toward:

- This awesome elephant ceramic teapot:
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=145097

- And a lucky necklace:
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=148785

intime said...

I love the alpaca wool intime@myself.com

Shaha said...

I love Lapis lazuli wrap bracelet, 'Garland'
diarygirl at live dot com
shaha

Aisling said...

I love so many things at NOVICA! One of my favorites is the Citrine and peridot pendant necklace, 'Nature's Awakening' made by Shubhra Sing of India. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Mary...hoping I am not too late for this give away opportunity!! So many things up my alley, and my daughters love this site!

oksana said...

I love Coconut shell sculpture, 'Wild Dragonflies'!!! Eco-friendly and very stylish!!!
Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jean said...

I t hink I would go with the Blown wine glasses, 'Crimson Serpentines' (large, set of 6)

Kim said...

Novica has so many wonderful things. This is a fantastic giveaway. I would chose the Treasures of the Sea earrings for my best friend. She loves starfish jewelry and would love the earrings.

Someone is going to be extremely happy with this giveaway.

Jenn S. said...

I really like the Men's alpaca wool jacket, - 'Taking Flight in Cinnamon.'

Robin said...

Being a glass artist myself I would love to own the glass nativity set!
somethingnew4ubeads@gmail.com

bafouts said...

I would get something for my mom, I love the jewelry with turquoise but its hard to pick just one thing!

Brittany Henry said...

I would have trouble deciding between the broaches in the for mom section or a few of the button earrings. They all look so wonderful. It is amazing how they can make somethings so beautiful and delicate. Thank you for bring this site to my attention!

Tracey said...

I'd like to have the Pearl and rose quartz floral bracelet, 'Honey Peach'.
traymona[at]aol.com

justmanette said...

Such cool gifts...hard to choose right away! I love the Christmas ornaments and the paintings...etc. etc.

Stephanie Ann said...

I would love any of the earrings!

Don't Make Me Call My Flying Monkeys! said...

I love the Balinese whistling man and your site.

Sarah said...

So many beautiful things to choose from, what a great place to shop for some of the "hard to buy for" people on my list. I think the Caribbean Sea Cocktail Glasses are stunning.

Anonymous said...

i really like Ceramic pitcher, 'Happy Home'
devotus(at)Yahoo(dot)com

Melodye said...

always enjoy items that tell a story of origin and culture

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've ordered from NOVA before -- they have wonderful products and service, Mary, plus they support such a good cause.

I liked the Chinese Checkers set (http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=50568 ) because I have fond memories of playing that game with my siblings when I was growing up. I'd like to teach to my grand children how to play it, and this set is a piece of art that could be left on display year round.

Thanks!

Lyudmila said...

I would love the Leather and amethyst wristband bracelet, 'Intrepid'
lusizova at gmail.com

Kellye123 said...

Love the Amethyst cross necklace, 'New Directions'. Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

Mare/TommyGirl said...

I would love to get the Soda pop-top handbag, 'Blue Power'

Anonymous said...

valgirlak@mtaonline.net

I Love the peridot pendant necklace "summer willow" its my daughters birhtstone!

Amanda said...

I'm in love with NOVICA. I love the concept behind it and the wide range of truly unique and beautiful handmade items. I shop at Etsy for the same reason.

One of the items I saw at NOVICA and especially loved was the "Summer Poetry" necklace. Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway. Don't be scared of them! I've never hosted a giveaway, but I have provided my goods (I'm an artist) for one, and I enjoy entering them whenever I can. It's really a win-win situation for everyone involved. The sponsor gets their name out there for little cost, and the consumer gets excited about a product and most importantly, becomes aware of the product, sponsor and blog!

Hope to see you host some more often! :)

Anonymous said...

hemp shoulder basg ty.
vivianbl@olg.com

ewhatley said...

Novica has beautiful tops. $75 would buy two, possibly three.

ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

pippirose said...

They have such unique products.
One of the things I'd get is the Ghanaian wood mask, 'Fisherman'.
My son would love it!
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Erin Cook said...

I love the great giveaway the jewelry is really a piece of art.

cookster77@aol.com

alli said...

I would love to get the Marble inlay jewelry box, 'Ivy Tree'!

northssclub at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I have purchased the leather and cedar 3 piece trays- they are so beautiful and well made. i gave them as a gift and would buy a set for myself this time. Great stuff.

JinxandGeorge said...

The wool shawls are beautiful, I am having a hard time picking just one.

Marci J said...

thanks for the chance! love the sterling silver petals
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Jenette said...

My husband lived in Bolivia for two years on a church mission. I would love to get him the Alpaca wool tapestry, 'Tiahuanaco Glory'. He visited Tiahuanaco serveral times while in Bolivia.

susansmoaks said...

i would love the Silk batik scarf, 'Yellow Rose'

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

kathy pease said...

i love the Wood and pewter candleholder, 'Coral Light' (medium)
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=126245

musiclady said...

The Cat Trapeze gold plated necklace is beautiful! Look at the workmanship! Thanks.

Pamela S said...

I love Moonstone Jewelry Set "Moonstone". I love Novica items. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

susan1215 said...

Garnet and amethyst button earrings, 'Flowers'

s2s2 at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

I like the jewelry
k k g r a y 8 8 at yahoo

Salleefur/Jesslyn/Jesster said...

I just love Novica and everything it is and stands for and does! $75 is very generous and I would spend a lot time giving careful thought to my choices. I would love just about any piece of the exquisite jewelry (especially earrings and necklaces) from/by Nareerat of Thailand (like "Happiness" and "Mystic Daisy" earrings)

I also love the jewelry designs by Sasina, Busarin, Danai and Anusara - all of Thailand.

On the other hand, I am very tempted by the graceful wooden Statuettes by Wayan Rendah (Bali & Java) like "Graceful Arc" and the rustic metal sculptures of Mexican artisan, Armando Ramirez. They would make fabulous gifts (even corporate gifts given the variety of "subject matters": careers and hobbies... But the one I want for me and my Honey/Hubby is the wonderful "Park Bench Sweethearts"!

Thank you so much for this marvelous giveaway!!
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'd get the 'Joyful Garland' Mirror as a gift for my parents house.

flashlight13114 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Atreau said...

I would spend it on the lovely silver jewelry!

masonsgranny59 said...

I like these glasses
http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=11462

Ardy22 said...

I would get their nice Wood walking stick, 'The Raven'

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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