Christmas Shopping around the World! $100 Giftcard Giveaway

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 bridgeconnecting consumers and highly skilled artisans

from around the globe. With Novica, you can rest assured that your gift wascreated 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 artisansthat make up Novica – check it out HERE.

To add onto my previous Christmas Wishlist, I did a little Christmas shopping of my own on As a practical family gift, I purchasedthis 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 thanks to Rick Riordan so he’ll appreciatethe nod to Athena.

I alsopurchased somecharming arpilleras forour 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 Peru.

The jewelry at Novica 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 application is the easiest way tofind the perfect gift (that also fits perfectly into your price range) for that person who has it all.

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 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 luck!

Finish your Christmas shopping with fair trade in mind, and a click of the mouse at


***Thank you to NOVICA for sponsoring this post and giveaway. I was offered a shopping credit to review items.

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