It’s been a while since I have run a competition, but what better time to start giving stuff away again than around the holiday season.

Novica Giveaway

This competition is in association with Novica.  If you haven’t heard of Novica, they are a fair trade online shopping platform, but with a difference.  Founded in 1999 and in association with National geographic Novica links some incredibly talented artisans with a world market and host of potential socially conscious buyers.  They have pages and pages of top fair trade corporate gifts, accessories, jewelry, cooking accessories and home decor items for you to choose from.  Each marked with their point of origin, and a profile of their talented creator.  There really is something for pretty much everyone on the Novica site, and as we’re now in the middle of November might you think about purchasing a few Christmas Gifts from around the world for your friends and family?

Novica giveaway

Novica Values

Intrigued?   Here’s just a bit more on Novica, what they stand for and how they benefit all parties.

Happy Artisans

The freedom to make a success of their craft by building a sustainable business, which includes no binding contracts.

Happy Customers

Value for money when purchasing unique handmade products from around the globe.

Happiness works

To date Novica sent over $46M to artisans around the world.  They spread happiness through their commitment to

  • CONNECT – They connect Artisans to a global marketplace
  • EMPOWER   – They empower Artisans to build a sustainable business
  • PRESERVE – They preserve Ancient artistic traditions for future generations to enjoy


Check out http://www.novica.com/ for more details and to take a look at a few goodies you may wish to purchase with your potential winnings.

The Competition:

Nice and simple as per usual.  Simply follow the steps below for your chance to win one of 2 x $50 Novica vouchers.  Winners will be drawn at random from all successful entries.

1.  Tweet.

Simply hit the button below and tweet its contents to your followers.

2.  Like me

I wont hold it against you if you don’t, but you see that little Facebook pop up in the bottom right on your screen.  I would love it if you would give that a little like.  Its optional though.

Closing date for entries:

5pm on Friday 6th December 2013

How will I know if I’ve won?

I’ll announce the winner on an updated version of this post and contact the winners directly via twitter for details.


  • Entries close at 5pm on Friday 6th December 2013
  • Two individuals will each win a $50 voucher
  • The winners will be randomly chosen from all correct entries and announced on this site
  • The winners will be contacted via twitter for further contact information
  • The winners will receive their vouchers via email, after which point I take no responsibility for their use.
  • Both vouchers expire 29th Jan 2014


Important Disclaimer:

Please note, taxes and duties are not included in the costs of freight if your order is being shipped outside of the US.  Taxes and duties will need to be paid to the shipping company at the time of delivery.  Please check with your local customs bureau for more information regarding taxes, duties and importation fees.  And finally, just keep in mind that when purchasing a product you have to consider the price of shipping as the G.C. has to pay for shipping as well.

Backpacks and Bunkbeds nor Novica will cover the cost of shipping.