Finding the right gift is quite the chore, and if those on you’re list are anything like those on ours, you’re trying to figure out what to get for the person who has everything! We even have a few on our list that simply don’t like gifts and would rather receive a gift of good, such as a donation or a purchase that helps another. To be honest, I’m in love with this idea and with a simple google search, you can find a number of options to give back while gifting, such as the online global shopping platform, Novica.
What is Novica?
Novica is a website in association with National Geographic that gives artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. Many of these artists live in small communities that don’t allow for much trade and this is where Novica comes in. Novica has created a system where these artists can display their fine works to a global audience of prospective customers. Novica does not charge artists any fees for listing their items and artists are free to change their prices at will. Think of Novica as a platform that allows customers and artists from around the globe, the opportunity to collide.
The Unique Nature of Novica
Novica offers a lot more than just a shopping platform. Novica provides artisan loans that can make a big difference for artisans around the globe to achieve the vision that they have for their business and for their future. The amazing part is that you can have a hand in helping with these artisan loans. Simply visit artisan loans page and read about those who are seeking a loan. You choose who you would like to help and the amount (beginning at $25).
Another unique feature of Novica, is that you can connect with the person your buying from! Once you find a gift, you can see a picture of the artisan, find out where they live, their name, and about their way of life. It’s a unique shopping experience that you’ll want to do again and again.
So…what are you going to find at Novica?
Oh my goodness, where do I start? Novica offers a number of categories to help you shop, including home decor, jewelry & apprel, paintings and even a gift finder to help you with your search! Whether your looking for large items like tables from India or bracelets from Bali, Novica offers a number of unique gifting options for everyone on your list. Novica even tops it off with an artisan story card included with each purchase!
I always run into trouble trying to find gifts for mom, who prefers green gifts to any other, and I found so many at Novica’s website that I chose more than one! Are you ready to shop? Visit Novica and browse the unique gift items that are available for those hard-to-buy-for friends and family on your list!
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Disclaimer: I was provided with a gift certificate to facilitate my review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!