Disclosure: I received this in exchange for my honest opinion.
There are people in my life that are nearly impossible to shop for. They have everything that they could want or purchase it immediately when they get an inkling. That being said to "Wow" them with gifts is hard, but I think I found my new go to shop for those unique Wow gifts. Novica.com offers a wide variety of items that are made by artisians around the world and are items you can't just find anywhere else.
Let me tell you specifically about the "Gold Flames" Mirror I selected for my review. Each tile is handmade with sparkling gold enlay between read/brown squares of tile. The circular shape is excellent for a smaller mirror of it's size. I think it will compliment an accent wall with a small shelf or on a dresser very well. The thing that struck me first about it however is the amount of care put into it. From the moment you go to unpack it from the shipping material you know that the artisan really cared. It was wrapped up so securely in the outside packaging then wrapped up again then it was wrapped in paper with a ribbon as a gift. Include was a picture and a note from the Artisan and it really made me feel connected.
I know it may sound cliché, but how often do you get to know exactly who made the item you are purchasing? Especially, when it's coming all the way from India? I loved that feature it made the mirror extra special to me.
As for the craftsmanship, the care that went into the wrapping went into the tiles as well, they have a sturdy feel and I think the only way it will have any issues is if I drop it. And honestly, I am treating it with the same care he obviously did. This mirror was made for me and it's an amazing feeling to know that I am contributing to the betterment of someone's life.
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