I wish I could travel the world to pick out a unique
gift for everyone on my list but luckily there is Novica, a company, in association
with National Geographic, that has built a bridge connecting
consumers and highly skilled artisans from around the globe. With Novica,
you can rest assured that your gift was created by someone who
directly and fairly benefited from its sale. Bob Edwards from NPR's
Morning Edition conducted a great interview shedding some light on
the artisans that make up Novica - check it out HERE.
To add onto my previous
, I did a little Christmas shopping of my own
on novica.com. As a practical family gift, I purchased this
lovely key holder
- because every morning someone in our
home is searching high and low for their keys (mainly, me). Also as
a family gift, I selected this soapstone
sculpture of an owl
to display on our mantle after the holidays
- Our 9-year-old son is currently obsessed with the Greek myths
so he'll appreciate the nod to Athena.
I also purchased some charming
for our toddler daughter's bedroom: I put them
at her eyelevel - since the art in her room is for her to enjoy! -
and she just loves the tactility of this beautiful form of art from
is especially beautiful and unique. You can filter your source by
region, price, and stone/gold/silver/etc. I couldn't help but to
buy a little
treat for myself
in the jewelry section.
The one stop Giftfinder
is the easiest way to find the perfect gift (that also fits
perfectly into your price range) for that person who has it
I'm hosting a giveaway to celebrate my newest blogging
adventure, Passport Family
(your go-to guide for
fun, affordable, educational family travel - check it out at http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/passport-family/
I have a $100 gift certificate to giveaway to one lucky reader.
Simply visit Passport Family and leave a comment answering the
question: "If you could go anywhere in the world this
winter, where would you go?"
I'll announce the winner on Wednesday! Thanks and good
Finish your Christmas shopping with fair trade in mind, and a click
of the mouse at novica.com.
***Thank you to NOVICA for sponsoring this post and giveaway.
I was offered a shopping credit to review items.
Amy Bizzarri is a mom of two living in Logan Square. She also blogs at tiramisumom.com.
See more of Amy's stories here.