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It's the day after Thanksgiving....If you've come out of the notorious "food coma" that comes after a huge feast with family and friends, chances are, your mind has turned to shopping. With all the great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to be had, this is THE time to score the best Holiday gifts at some amazing prices.
Once you have your gifts, of course you'll want to wrap them up and hide them...Or not...Depending on how many curious, sneaky kids you have running around. We have to strategically hide our gifts throughout the house in places that the littles will never suspect.
I might be a bit odd, but I think part of making a gift super special is wrapping it in beautiful gift wrap. Sure, there are tons of cutesie wrapping papers available at big box retailers. Those are fine, but certainly don't scream "special".
That's why I was thrilled to learn that one of my favorite global retailers, Novica, is now offering some stunning, handcrafted gift wraps made by skilled artisans around the world. Novica, in association with National Geographic, simply acts as a middle-man of sorts, allowing their customers to enjoy beautiful, unique pieces made by true artists. Each piece is unique, lovingly made, and offers a ton of multi-cultural flavor.
Check out these gorgeous gift wrap collections. Prepare to drool! I love this Banana Mango Saa Wrapping Paper. It's made in Thailand by an artist named Tumthong.. She crafts the sheets of paper from natural saa (mulberry) pulp, and mixes bark from the banana tree to obtain a slight yellow hue. When she adds straw, she obtains a different batch with brown undertones, and when she uses mango leaves, the handmade paper is green. The set of six includes two 45 gram sheets of each color.
Here are a few more designs from this very talented Thai artist. I just love the rich colors in this Bo Leaves wrapping paper set. Wouldn't this make for a fabulous gift presentation?
For a delicate, almost ethereal look, the Bougainvillea Garden set is a natural choice. Isn't it stunning?!
So when you're checking out all of the amazing gift ideas at Novica, be sure to stock up on some of these unique, handmade gift wraps as well. They will make your gift stand out, and the recipient will feel extra special. And remember, by choosing Novica for your Holiday gift giving needs, you're helping to support artists and communities around the globe. It's a win-win situation!
How to COnnect :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Novica on their website.
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Enter to WIN :
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive a $25 Novica Gift Card to check out this amazing company for themselves. And trust me...$25 will get you a lot there!
How cool is that?!
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This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM December 20, 2013. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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