5 Fab Gifts Under $50 for Mother’s Day From Novica! (Win $100 gift card)

CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | May 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm


Congratulations Michele!

Like Fair Trade? Yeah, me too! I go gaga over products I know have been created with heart behind them. While 3rd world countries are vying for something to look mass produced, the rest of the world is looking for “different” “quaint” “homemade”. The issue with many mass sellers is that artisans get forgotten. Novica invited me to look into their store this Mother’s Day and quite frankly I was taken back to the artisans sitting on the beach in Durban, South Africa where they weaved and beaded. Admittedly I took for granted being able to talk to the artisans themselves and purchase directly.

I love not just being able to peruse beautiful craftsmanship but also to easily see their history. I love seeing the faces of some of the artists and reading their story. The worldly aspect of the themes bring comfort to me knowing that everyone gets to explore the beauty lying in other countries.  The fact that 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. My love for National Geographic is immense and expect to hear more in upcoming posts about them.

After looking at the site it was hard to choose just a few items to highlight but I hope these engage you enough to peep in to see their huge and fabulous collection. Style normally comes with a huge price which is out of the league of several shoppers and is due to the several markups but increasing the levels of the middleman. I was really surprised to see realistic prices for pieces of work that would not be one those cookie cutter pieces you get in most brick-and-mortar stores.

To give you a snapshot of how affordable style can be I chose a few items to highlight.  I also love how each of these pieces are usable and can easily become part of your life without collecting dust somewhere, and yet remain art!

There’s clothing, jewelry, paintings, home decor and more to choose from. Plus, a little something for my readers, see details at end!

If you want more details on each of the items, click on the picture of the item. You can learn more about the artist and/or history of the item. Note that although I am listing prices below they may vary on the site. Please see site for updated prices.

Price 34.99



Price: $34.16

Price $42.99 


Price $35.96


Price: $44.96

Want to win a $100 giftcard to Novica?

To win, leave a comment below as to Which item/s would you buy from Novica? Just leave the description below– and let’s be original, there is a lot to choose from.

 That’s it easy-peasy, no hoop jumping needed here on MommyNiri.com. Winner chosen by random.org. Giveaways open to  US residents only 21+ only. Winner must reply within 24 hours or new winner will be drawn. 

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Please DO NOT leave your email address within the comment!!! Contest closes on May 12th 2013.

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Disclosure: Giftcards were presented for review and giveaway by Novica!

Pictures courtesy of Novica!


  1. 1
    Christy McMahon says:

    The hammock swing ‘summer blues’ !!

  2. 2
    Liza Glick says:

    I love the Sterling silver cocktail ring, ‘Jaipur Skies’!

  3. 3
    Kelly R. says:

    I’d get the Iolite flower earrings.

  4. 4
    Alison Matalanis says:

    I love the platter you picked out. Beautiful!

  5. 5
    Danielle says:

    the mango wood vases from thailand are so amazing! i would love to get those for above my fire place!

  6. 6
    JohnZ says:

    I love all the musical instruments. I might pick one of the drums.

  7. 7
    latanya says:

    I like the Long peasant skirt, ‘Tropical Black’

  8. 8
    Ellie W says:

    I’d like to get my husband the Auto parts sculpture, ‘Rustic Motorbike Classic’ for his man cave.

  9. 9
    Vaishali Kusumgar says:

    I would buy one of the archeological vases. Like the “Maya and king of Tikal”. Loved ir

  10. 10
    Jean says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! Novica is a wonderful organization – I love the microfinance program. I love a lot of their jewelry, so if I went that route, I would get the silver Plumed Serpent earrings by Francisco Sanchez. If I could possible resist the jewelry, I would get the Riviera Sapphire double hammock.

  11. 11
    Tina Barker says:

    I am in love with the colorful “Mirror, ‘Garden of Peace’” by Asunta Pelaez. I think it would look fabulous in my den!

  12. 12
    Nancy says:

    I love the glassware made by Javier and Efren in Mexico, especially their Confetti Pitcher and Glasses.

  13. 13
    D Schmidt says:

    Visited the site and I really like Sterling silver pendant necklace, ‘Squash Blossom’

  14. 14
    Michele P says:

    I would probably get the Margarita glasses, ‘Happy Hour’ (set of 4) and the Iron wall candleholder, ‘Cross of Guadalupe’-both things I have wanted for a long time!

  15. 15
    Amanda Sakovitz says:

    The Murano Colored Glass Vase

  16. 16
    Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I LOVE the Ceramic salad plates, ‘Florid Octagons’ (set of 4)! Just beautiful! Novica is one of my favorite places to shop. I have given a coupleofthe Batik Robes as gifts (and have one myself.)

  17. 17
    Thomas Murphy says:

    I would get the Glass candleholder, ‘Half Moon’

  18. 18
    Yona says:

    I think the Cultured pearl and blue topaz floral necklace, ‘Frangipani Trio’ is very pretty! Thanks for the chance!

  19. 19
    C.j. says:

    It’s super early but I’m already think about ornaments I’d love to have the Ceramic Ornament Angels by Jose Arriola

  20. 20
    Gianna says:

    Wool rug, ‘Diamond Star’ (5×8).

  21. 21
    Michelle C says:

    I would love the Leather bracelet, ‘Floral Red’.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. 22
    kymi a says:

    I would love the Silk and wool shawl, ‘Peach Perfection’ never owned a shawl before and I think this would be fabulous to wear with my outfits.

  23. 23
    Vera K says:

    I would get the Bronze sculpture, ‘Karana Mudra’.

  24. 24
    Danielle T says:

    i love the blue raindrop earrings from thailand!

  25. 25
    soha molina says:

    Zapotec wool rug, ‘Midnight Blue’ (2.5×5)

  26. 26
    Tabathia B says:

    I like the Gold accent cocktail ring, ‘Owl’

  27. 27
    Amanda S. says:

    I’d get the Alpaca blend cardigan, ‘Timeless Orange’

  28. 28
    Jennifer T. says:

    I’d get the Serpentine long eco-necklace, ‘Story of Hope’.

  29. 29
    June Lisle says:

    I really enjoy the Steel wall art, ‘Mission Cross’.

  30. 30
    Jesselyn Andersyn says:

    The fact is, I LOVE Novica – so much that there are currently OVER 500 items on my Novica Wish List!

    One item that has topped that list for a long time – but that I just couldn’t afford is the:
    Wood sculpture, ‘Buddha’s Golden Greeting Hand’ by Ning Charoensri (Thailand)

    I just love it – and armed with a $100 GC – I could FINALLY afford it. That would make me sooo happy! Thanks for the chance!

  31. 31
    Ashley H says:

    I like the ancient sun earrings.

  32. 32
    maureen says:

    Lapis lazuli locket necklace, ‘Royal Prayer’ is beautiful

  33. 33
    Karen says:

    I like the bird of paradise folding wood table.