This post is in partnership with NOVICA.
I think we can call agree that this year has been incredibly challenging. I miss so much about pre-COVID normalcy, not the least of which is being able to travel unfettered whether it’s to an international destination or just to a friend’s house in the neighborhood. I miss museums, exploring new cultures and cities, trying new food, and having a break from the monotony of what’s become a very humdrum work-from-home lifestyle. While it may be some time before borders reopen and travel restrictions lift, you satisfy some of that wanderlust with artisan goods from NOVICA. (And, below, there’s a chance to win a $50 to get you started!)
If you’re not already familiar with NOVICA, it’s a marketplace that connects international artisans directly to consumers. NOVICA works with other social organizations such as National Geographic and KIVA to support fair-trade practices to empower artisans and uplift communities across the globe. I’ve collaborating with NOVICA a few times over the years and each time I’m blown away by the beauty of the items I’ve selected and the care that goes into each package — there’s even an insert that shares more information about the artist. This time around, I picked out a pair of earrings (pictured above) from Desi Antari, a jeweler from Bali and Java. They are intricate, pick up the light beautifully, and make me incredibly eager to pack a suitcase for a warm destination with these as my only piece of jewelry.
Here are some other items I love:
- A pair of modern-yet-feminine earrings, also by Desi Antari.
- Prefer silver jewelry? How about these earrings?
- A selection of handcrafted face masks since we won’t be going without a mask anytime soon!
- A pair of beautiful wood spoons.
- A handcrafted domino set for game night.
- A set of cheerful hand-woven dishtowels.
- A gorgeous wood serving bowl.
- A set of spreading knives with agate handles to accompany your next cheese board.
- A set of six handblown tumblers from Mexico that are begging to be part of an outdoor gathering this summer.
- Get a jump on next year’s Christmas decor with this deer candle holder.
Enter to win $50 to NOVICA!
The randomly selected winner will receive a $50 code to use on the NOVICA website. It will be emailed the day after the giveaway closes, so be sure to include your email address when you enter! The code expires on January 31, 2021.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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