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Novica Gift Finder Review and $40 Gift Code #Giveaway

We live a blessed life.  We have two healthy happy children and are able to pay our bills and save.  In this economy we are a rarity.  While we still tighten our belts throughout the year I do like to splurge a little at Christmas.  Especially for my husband, because he works so hard but he is a tough-to-shop-for husband.  It gets harder and harder each Birthday, Fathers Day and Christmas.

While the logical answer would be to go for gadgets, my splurge budget doesn't always allow.  I like to look for unique gifts for him because it shows I have put a lot of thought into my gift buying.  Novica is a site that I often turn to.  Novica's Mission page states "Novica is Different".  This is certainly true.  While looking elsewhere online there are so many stores that offer the same thing.  Novica is unique that it offers artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity, so the gifts that you choose from Novica for you and your loved ones will truly set your gift apart from others.

Novica now offers a Gift Finder which allows you to narrow your search from their vast inventory.  Of course I went straight to "Gifts for Him" option.  Then I narrowed it down to the "Gifts by price" option because price can often be a deal breaker for me.  My husband loves opening gifts so I opted for the "Gifts under $50" which allows me to buy a few items.

 The chess set for $47.95 caught my eye instantly.  Since our kids are now getting into board games this chess set would be a great family game that we can teach the kids and also play against each other after the kids have gone to bed. I noted an artisan story card will be included with the purchase.  Its great to know that this item is not another "Made in China" product that infuriates me to no end but made by an artisan from Rajasthan.  I even learnt something new just from checking this product out.  I googled Rajasthan and found out that it is the largest state of the Republic of India by area. It is located in the northwest of India. 

Buy something unique for your loved ones and check out Novica's Gift Finder at

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Contest is open to US residents and ends December 21 at 11:59pm EST. 

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Disclosure: We received the opportunity to receive and provide a giftcard for giveaway courtesy of Novica in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are of our own, others may vary.
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Anonymous said:

Thanks for the opportunity. My wife is getting ipad mini this year.

Autumn Cayleigh said:

My little brother is autistic, and he's the hardest to buy for because he likes all sorts of quirky things so we always get him discovery things, like this year it's a telescope, last year he was into states and capitals, and he's also into sitting on google maps for HOURS. Hopefully he'll like stargazing :)

Megan said:

making platters for our family this year

HappyEnchilada said:

I got my mom a locket with my kids picture inside..her favorite ever!

Kristen said:

Personalized superhero capes for the nieces.

eclairre said:

A custom poster :)

jenzen69 said:

I am not very creative in the gift giving dept but I also gave my nephews Superhero capes and masks and they loved them

debijackson said:

radiant natural fiber basket debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Paula L. said:

I bought the girls girls twisted gold wire bracelets with their names and birthstones in them when they were little. I thought they were pretty unique.

Suburban prep said:

It is a coco latte machine

jessica said:

I got my dad a golf weekend.

jek9880 at gmail dot com

HarleyC said:

My one brother loves M&Ms so I got him a coupon one year for personalized ones from their website!

cjabdelnour said:

I LIKE THE Amethyst long beaded necklace, 'Lovely Lilacs'. Cheryl Abdelnour

Angie B said:

My hubby really wants one of those polar pillows so I guess that's one thing I'm gonna get him

Bethany C. said:

Since my daughter has been born, every year for Christmas I make my mom and husband keychains with her picture on it.

jbmthill said:

I saw fracture prints on another blog(photo put on glass) so I ordered one for my 90yr Mom for CHristmas and it has a picture of her and my brother and his family and me and my family all in a hot air balloon over napa valley while on vacation this past summer. I cant wait for her to open it.
Beth H

s said:

adopted a whale

TheVegan said:

Not very unique, but my brother, sister and I got my Mom a ring with all our birthstones in it.

Melissa B said:

Got swimming with dolphins for my sister in law

wizardewu said:

I gave my sister a handmade bracelet.
eugeniewu at gmail dot com

Anna said:

I've never heard of novica, thanks for the great idea!

Howell said:

I gave my sister and brother-in-law a clock that had a handcrafted wood case.

evie said:

i had a girlfriend who loved tea, drink it constantly, so i search and searched and got her this very unique hot water, that the color changed when the water was ready, it automatically turned off, very expensive.....i had searched and gone to lots of stores b4 buying this one....

Bonnye said:

My husband bought me a skirt made by one of my favorite ETSY vendors- I was floored and it was custom, so fit me beautifully!

Erin said:

I bought antique picture frames for my niece.

LAMusing said:

I bought a friend a dimensional plastic wall hanging of teeth - like you might see in a dentist office many years ago. What can I say - he had a thing about teeth LOL

Stephanie said:

I bought a friend of mine a shower radio this year!

Re said:

i bought a bull scrotum purse once.. mostly as a gag gift..but it was unique lol

ArcyEm said:

I think this is a great idea: Heifer International allows you to buy (all or part of) an animal - cow, sheep, goat, etc. - that is sorely needed by various communities around the world.

We've done this and send cards out to friends and family telling them we've made the donation intheir names.

Unknown said:

When we were kids, my brother and I made decorative Christmas boxes using paper mache for our grandparents.

Elena G said:

My husband loves rare things so I bought a big Russian silver coin that dates back to 1896.

Sarah Hall said:

My son-in-law was disappointed that he missed getting a jar of old marbles at an auction so I found some and put them in a jar and gave them to him for Christmas.

judy gardner said:

i think the most unique gift i ever gave was to my mom. it was one of those double picture frames, on one side i put i picture of her oldest grandson as a child and on the other a currnet picture of him (he was 25 at the time). she seemed to like it

benz1171 said:

Handmade Christmas ornaments.

Unknown said:

Unique gifts... hmmm... sometimes that's hard to do when I used to do leatherwork and tooling, I used to make custom wallets for everyone...

Unknown said:

As a joke, my husband and I made a 'nudie christmas card' for my parents by using props (snowboard, scarf, etc) to hide our naughty bits. We took the photo outside in a snowbank in January, too, so it was really really cold.

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