FRUGALISTA GIFTS: Being Fair on Valentine’s Day

Spreading the Love with Valentine Day Gifts

What if you, and your gifts, could be altruistic, support free trade, and have a positive eco impact?


Valentine gifts like the handcrafted Sterling Silver ‘Elephant Romance’ Anklet. Crafted with brushed satin finish.

$25 $28 Novica

Empower. Connect. Preserve.

That’s the motto of Novica, where you’ll find unusual gifts handcrafted by worldwide artisans that are paid fair wages and make a sustainable living.


If your Valentine loves domino’s, the Hand Carved Brass Inlay Wood Domino Set, ‘Competition’ may thrill them. Imagine the sound these make when they bam it down for a great score. Indian wood with polished brass inlays. Set includes brass storage box.

$32 $35 Novica

Or, give your sweetheart a p203964_2a_400fresh perspective on poker night with the crew.
Floral Fiesta Talavera Ceramic Beer Mugs are colorful, handcrafted and hand-painted. Perhaps these might even inspire them to have a convo about 16th century Spanish art. Dishwasher safe.

$48 $59



Perhaps your entertaining love prefers bubbly? Delight them with these Handblown Glass Champagne Flutes. An unusual design of colorful confetti suspended in hand blown glass. Set of 6.



p209800_2_400If jewelry is your go-to, Nova offers a wide selection. Like this distinctive ring for him –Men’s Soltan Sterling Silver Band. This one might be especially appealing to a biker (motorized or pedal). Handcrafted band.



The jewelry selections for p201317_1women at Novica are also numerous and interesting.

Gift this new riff on the classic pearl necklace with the sterling silver Infinite Beauty to your Valentine.

$31 $36

If the apple of your eye already has enough jewelry, how regal will this look on their dresser, vanity, etc?

p245638_2a_400The wooden artisan Stupa Treasure Jewelry Box provides two velvet-lined separate compartments for watches, cufflinks, rings, earrings – whatever.

$27 $30 novica



She might love this Shimmering Raw Silk Shawl for its versatility and compatibility with many outfits and occasions. Hand-woven, in a deep Indigo. 100% silk. Perhaps she could wear to stave off the cool air when you couple this with a dinner and a trip to the theater. Also p223951_1in Shimmering Green.

$31 $36

Novica also has a beautiful and wide variety of both shawls and scarves, in all sizes.

These Artisan gifts might delight not only altruistic, but the hard-to-buy-for, the practical gift recipient, the eco-minded. Have someone on your list that loves beautiful and unusual decor items? Novica has you covered.

p263386_2a_400Want to give your sweetheart a constant reminder of your infatuation? Gift the Rustic Light of Love Sweetheart sculpture. Made from recycled metal. (Eco!)

$66 $70 novica


Or, perhaps they’ll appreciate the Soul Embrace sculpture as a tangible celebration of your dance together.


Check out more unique and beautiful sculptures here.



For the Valentine who loves to entertain or simply loves everyday beautiful things? Gift the Elegant Energy hand blown pitcher with colorful swirls. Handcrafted, so every piece is unique. Sangria anyone?



If your budget allows, consider bundling the pitcher with the hand blown green rim wine glasses. Set of 4.



These colorful natural fiber p238813_2a_400journals will make a delightful gift for sweethearts who journal. Or as a fun way to take notes in the next meeting. Crafted of rice straw paper and banana bark fiber. Set of 4

$20 $39


The ‘Be Positive’ Good Energy Pyramid Sculpture combines gemstones meant to attract the positive and repel negativity. Who couldn’t use that? And, it’s beautiful.

$27 $30

Novica might even become your go-to place to check for upcoming birthday, and other occasion gifts.

All prices rounded and stated as existed at publication. Items likely available at several stores at different prices.

Do you have a cherished gift from another country, culture? What’s the story?


May your year be filled with love.

We hope you find the perfect gift; or at least get some perfect ideas for your gift recipient. Know your gift recipient, or their needs, and you cannot go wrong.


We love to hear your comments and suggestions. Please share your thoughts and all posts you find helpful.


Thanks for coming by! Come back soon & explore.

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