Novica Giveaway and an Anniversary

You may recall that last year we received a gift certificate for in exchange for a review of the products we received (you can read the original post here.) We were all so very blessed by the items we received. Well, this year Novica sent a gift certificate for us and one for me to giveaway to one of my readers.

This is especially exciting because today is our 14 year wedding anniversary and as you probably already know, we have no money for gifts or to do anything special this year. So, after some prayer about the decision we chose to order something we absolutely fell in love with and which we don’t even need (we very seldom splurge on things we don’t need or aren’t at least useful so this is a big deal.) But look at them, aren’t they just absolutely wonderful?
storytime mice

And then we also ordered a set of little cups with lids that are absolutely precious to replace some little Chinese tea cups that were recently broken (about which I was devastated.) I realize these are salt and pepper cups but we got a similar set (with geckos) for my mother-in-law for Christmas and they will work perfectly for our needs– and we all adore the little turtles on the lids.
turtle cups When we get our order I will be sharing lots of photos and a play by play of what we got and what the actual items look like.

We were able to get the total cost, including shipping, enough under the gift certificate plus my Ambassador points (which you get for purchasing items and goes towards your next order) to also donate $2 back to Novica via their New Region Fund, which for me was as exciting as the gift certificate because I love to give and $2 may not be much but every little bit helps as I well know. Or, if you prefer (and if I had the money I would definitely be doing this since I know what it is like to try to live off creativity) you can microfinance an individual artist.

Now it is your turn. What would YOU order if you had a $50 gift certificate and who would you order it for?

I have one $50 gift certificate with which to bless one of you.  the first thing you have to do is go to and look around (when choosing make sure to consider the shipping if you don’t want to have to pay extra). There are a lot of different sections on the side including fair trade corporate gifts, green gifts, unique gifts, and our current favorite animal gifts. Make sure you also look across the top because I found that some items listed in one section were missing from another. The jewelry section is absolutely stunning and definitely worth a look regardless. We also really loved the tableware section.  There are tons of great items made by artisans around the world, which is perfect if you have someone who is hard to buy for. Right now Novica’s big focus is on corporate gifts and despite the corporate in corporate gift there are some wonderful things there that would make excellent gifts either to someone you love or for yourself. In fact, if you order before January 31st many of the the items would make perfect valentines gifts.  The Valentine’s Day Gift section is absolutely stunning and if you are like us and don’t really celebrate but see it all around then you might want to get yourself a Valentine’s day present.

You can get up to four entries! Do any (or all) of the four things listed below (though you HAVE to do # 4 to be entered.)

1. Post a link to back to this post on Facebook for one entry.

2. Link back to this post on Twitter for another entry.

3. Link back to this post on your blog for another entry.

4. Leave a comment here telling me where you shared as well as what you would order from if you won the gift certificate (and if you want, tell me who it would be for).  This is important, if you don’t come back and tell me I may or may not know that you posted it, so this one is required.

The give-away ends at midnight, Thursday, January 27, 2011 (so you will have time to get your order in before the deadline for Valentine’s day shipping.)

I’ll announce the winner  on Friday.