Thursday, September 30, 2010

Novia $50 Gift Certificate (ends 10/31)



Recently, I was contacted by a NOVIA about doing a review and giveaway for them. NOVICA is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites. They work with National Geographic to give talented artisans around the world a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. Specifically, they offer a wide variety of unique, green, fair trade corporate gifts.  They also promote microfinance to help talented artisans grow.

Fair trade and talented artisans is a win-win combo to me, so this was a no-brainer to accept.  I have a little problem, however, that I need your help with.  I cannot decide what to review!  In short, the artists are simply too talented and I love them all! 

For instance, what about this Murano glass vase?   

Or what about this exquisite silver cuff bracelet?
Decisions, Decisions!  Their corporate gifts are amazing!

Giveaway Rules:  In a single comment go to Novica's corporate gift section and tell me what I should review.  Do not worry about the cost, but do tell me why I should review this particular item.  In addition, please leave your email in your comment. 

Also for this giveaway, you must follow Metroreader to enter.  

One entry person with a maximum of two entries per household and every entrant must be a follower.

Good news for my international followers this giveaway is probably open to you too.  Check here to see if NOVICA ships to your country.

Lastly, No PO Boxes as NOVICA is unable to ship to these addresses.
Have fun and good luck!  Giveaway ends 10/31/10.



59 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway. If I were you, I'd review the Wool handbag, 'Cool Horizons' because I think it's so cute and would go well with jeans.

    I'm a follower.

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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  2. I'd love to see you review the Leather briefcase, 'Republic'
    by Ricardo Hinojosa
    This briefcase would be great for a man or woman and is something most business people could use. The price is also really great too.
    I'm a follower (rickpeggysmith)
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. I think you should review the Alpaca wool throw blanket, 'Cozy Purple'. It's lovely, colorful, and useful for cool winter nights. It would make a great gift for an individual of any sex or age or for a couple. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  4. I would love to see the dinnerware or the pitcher- the cobalt blue pitcher made in mexico reviewed. I am teetering on the edge on ordering the past fewonths and would love to find out the dinner quality- I see alot of jewelery reviews for them but not ny dinner items..heck I would review for them

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  5. If I were in your shoes, I would probably love to review the 'Lavish Heritage' Wall Art piece by Anu and Smita (India). Also, I follow you publicly with Google Friend Connect (catalinak). Thank you.

    catalina(underscore)khalaj(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I always like mirrors so I'd pick the Mirror 'Red Star'. I follow.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  7. i think you should review the Blown glass drinking glasses, 'Spirals of Thought' (set of 6) - i just wonder if they are as nice as they appear on the internet!

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. I think the Saa paper notebooks, 'Green on Cream'set would make a perfect corporate gift. I would have loved to have a gift that would have been useful when I was working outside the home. You can only use so many lucite paper weights. Charlotte
    charlottewinters@cox.net

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  10. Review the Onyx sphere, 'World of Shadows'.

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  12. Leather wallet, 'Nocturnal Trail Blazer' my husband works in Mexico so I'm partial to the people and the products.

    joy.bennett at live dot com

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  13. review Wood chest of drawers, 'Paradise' and I follow

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  14. I am a blog follower.
    I really love the leather briefcase "practical". My own bag recently broke and you really take for granted having a good bag to bring to work that can be both professional and reliable. I think this would make an excellent and useful corporate gift for someone.

    hmcnaron at gmail (dot) com

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  15. You should review the Mahogany and glass candleholder, 'Tower of Light' because the glass looks gorgeous and I was wondering how the candle light would look through the glass.

    I'm already an old GFC follower.

    headlessfowl at jteers dot net

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  16. I think you should review the Blue lace agate pyramid because we only see one side of it, and it'd be nice to see how many compliments it got when you had it out.

    unraveled.moment (gmail)

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  17. Hammock, 'Sea Breeze' (large deluxe)

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  18. I like the Highball glasses, 'Cobalt Spiral'. Great for a party.

    honeybeez80@yahoo.com

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  19. I would like for you to review "Blown wine glasses, 'Crimson Serpentines' (large, set of 6)" because I respect your opinion, and I would like to know before I risk it and buy what these are like.

    win at pamiya dot com

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  20. I think you should review the Leather chest of drawers, 'Motifs'. I believe people would like to see and know of its functions and how well its put together.

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  21. http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=94414 I think you should review this ceramic nativity scene peace because its a reasonable price, christmas is coming, and it's beautiful
    ortizvelasquez at yahoo dot com

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  22. Ooh, the Sea Breeze Hammock! If you have a place to put it, that is!

    nomfreebies AT hotmail DOT com

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  23. Follower, and I think you should review the Wood World Globe. When thinking of Corporate Gifts, especially at the higher levels, this looks like one that would fit the bill.

    cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

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  24. Since I collect sunflowers, I vote for the Decoupage chest, 'Sunflowers and Talavera'!

    I follow. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  25. FOLLOWING YOU ON GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  26. WOULD CHOOSE THE "Tall art glass vase, 'Rose Skyscraper'" TO REVIEW IF YOU'RE INTO ART LIKE ME =) kytah00@yahoo.com

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  27. Congratulations, gmissycat
    You are now following Metroreader: Reading One Mile At A Time GFC!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  28. I would love to see a review on Art glass pyramid, 'Crystal Green' (medium)


    by Alonso, Michael and Orfeo
    This is such an art and very interesting!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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  29. I would review the Saa paper photo album, 'Elephant Calf' because it's an interesting and unique gift that would appeal to a wide range of people.

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I'm following Metroreader on Google Friend Connect.

    Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. Following the blog via GFC.(panicxduh)
    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  32. Their "Wood chess set, 'The General'"
    caught my eye for a Corporate Gift. I mean, chess makes any corporate guy look 10 times smarter =)

    panicxduh[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  33. I follow your blog. You should review the Blown glass goblets, 'Solidarity' (set of 6). They look perfect for holiday entertaining!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  34. I think you should review the Leather briefcase, 'Executive Elegance' because briefcases are usually a necessary item for corporate employees.

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  35. I follow via GFC (chip) and I think your next review should be for the Alpaca wool throw blanket, 'Andean Mist'. A blanket makes a nice gift for anyone.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I think you should review the Scented candles and incense in Aromatic Vanilla!
    It is gorgeous and you just know it will give your home the right ambience!
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  37. I follow you
    tattgiff
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

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  38. I follow you on GFC. You should review the Tall art glass vase, 'Rose Skyscraper', because it is so gorgeous. honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  39. I think you should review Blown glass goblets, 'Solidarity' (set of 6) because I would love to know the quality of these glasses and the feel of them. I am always concerned about buying glassware online because you really don't know the feel in your hand or the quality.

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  40. I follow you with GFC
    I think you should review the Recycled steel wine rack, 'Environmental Design'

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  41. Leather briefcase, 'Republic'-this one-where my husband works-in their department-they buy their boss a Christmas present-wonder if the briefcase would be a great one to get

    thanks for the giveaway
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  42. I follow your blog as jelaws5
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  43. You should review the Modern Blue Volcano Vase. I am curious to know why something that appears to be so beautiful is on sale for about 18 percent of it's former price. Does it have a flaw that is not immediately apparent or is it a fantastic deal?
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

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  44. I like the Soapstone jewelry box, 'Nautilus'. I'd want to know if it's really as amazingly detailed in person as it seems to be in the picture.
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

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  45. Follow publicly via GFC
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

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  46. I would love to see a review of the Leather backpack shoulder bag, 'Transformation' by Kunyanee

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  47. I always like mirrors so I'd pick the Mirror 'Red Star'. I follow.

    sinhead83 at hotmail dot com

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  48. Follow Publicly via Google Friend Connect (Chrystal)

    You should review the Cedar and leather magazine rack, 'Iquilla' because I would love to own this, it's beautiful.

    chrystaljns (at) gmail (dotcom)

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  49. i would review the Leather and brass chess set, 'Tribal Feuds'. his would last forever. I would love to know more about the chess pieces
    floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

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  50. You could review the Tooled leather and wood stool, 'Baroque Peru' since I love stools and benches would like to see this.

    skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

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  51. I think you should review the Leather toiletry case, Compact, as this is stylish looking corporate kind of gift.

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  52. I would like to see you review the Ceramic vase, 'Legends', as I think my boss would love it for a gift

    trippyjanet at hotmail dot com

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  53. The Alpaca Wool Scarf "Evening" from the Andes is an item that I would love to see you review.
    kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I think you should review the Art glass bowl, 'Sweet Blue' because it is a lovely showpiece

    kimbly at g mail dot com

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  55. I'd love to see you review the product Leather briefcase, 'Republic'. I have a daughter graduating college and this would make a great gift for her. It's beautiful but also classy. Thanks. pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  56. Follower GFC
    Thanks. pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  57. I think you should review their sculpture Bronze sculpture, 'Grace and Strength' because art is SO IMPORTANT to everyone in some shape or form. And this piece says a lot!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

    also follow you google friend

    ardy22

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  58. Onyx and marble chess set, 'Classic' because it's so nice.

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