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Friday, October 1, 2010

Novica Review (How I found a unique present for my brother's wedding)

Have you ever really been stuck on what to get someone for a wedding present?

The couple already has everything. Plus you get to their registry late and most of their requests are filled.

This is what happened to me when I was trying to find a present for my brother's wedding.  I wanted to find some unique gifts. So, I was interested when I was contacted by Novica to check out their corporate gifts.

I had seen mention of the website a few times, so I thought I would check it out...even if I wasn't even quite sure what qualifies as a corporate gift.  If you have never heard of them before, here is what they are about:
We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.

As it turned out, there were so many different gifts that it was hard to pick. I have to admit that I thought about buying myself one of their gorgeous hammocks. I had images of lazing in a hammock, reading a book, with a drink in my hand....and then reality hit, and I realized that no one was going to let me laze around in a hammock, so I went back to the wedding gift search!

I found this 'Sangria Afternoon' pitcher on sale for $34.95. Because it's handcrafted, there are some slight variations in each one. I liked the "innovative ice deposit to keep drinks cool."

To go with the pitcher, I found this set of wine goblets on sale for $47.99. Again, very unique, hand-blown glass.  These are not only pretty, but very solid, too.

I figured that for a couple who already has all the basics and who loves to entertain, I really couldn't go wrong with these gifts!  Plus, I love the idea of buying them something that they couldn't just go out and find in the mall.

Though, between all their green gifts and fair trade corporate gifts, I could spend hours on the Novica site. And find lots of things that I wanted for me, too!

If you are looking for a unique gift, check them out! I was extremely pleased with the quality of the items...and by how securely they were packaged. All that glass being shipped from so far away had me nervous, but they arrived looking beautiful!

I was provided with a gift code to shop on Novica in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. And yes, I'm telling you that I used a gift code to buy my brother's wedding present. Sometimes you just have to do what you gotta do. ;)



Blogger Oka said...

How funny, I checked this place out after I first heard mention, and I thought those exact same wine goblets would be perfect for your brother's wedding gift. I even showed them to hubby.

Great minds...

October 1, 2010 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Love that sangria pitcher, very interesting! Wish I entertained more than just "little people", lol to need one of those. Glad you found the prefect gift! I'm sure they'll enjoy those gifts.

October 1, 2010 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Ooh, I love these Mexican-glass things! So cool....I would have loved to get a wedding gift like that!

October 1, 2010 at 11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love that pitcher! So cool!

October 2, 2010 at 1:18 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

i LOVE that Sangria pitcher!

October 2, 2010 at 2:11 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

It's great that they've got green and fair-trade gifts. I may have to check 'em out.

October 2, 2010 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

I love that pitcher too - how cool!

I am sure baby brother and new wifey will love it! Have fun at the wedding!

October 2, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger kel said...

Oh my best friend would love that Sangria Pitcher!!!!

Great review! I had never heard of them before!

October 2, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Mom vs. the boys said...

I've never heard of them either but I really like what you picked out

October 2, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Good thinking girl! :0)

October 3, 2010 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger June said...

I love the Sangria pitcher!
And there is nothing wrong with being thrifty!!

October 3, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger cornflakegirl74 said...

What a great wedding gift (and there is nothing wrong with trying to save where you can!!). I love the sangria and wine glasses and actually have a few weddings coming up myself. I usually give $, but this is something I think most couples could actually use.

Thanks for sharing, Shell!

October 3, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Amethyst Moon said...

what a cool gift! I hope you're having fun!

October 3, 2010 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great choice! I am all for getting great gifts at little or no cost.

October 4, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

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