I love receiving post, even more so when said post has travelled thousands of miles to reach you.
Which is why I was more than a little bit excited to choose something from Novica recently, as the site features craftsmen (and women!) from across the globe, each selling beautiful handmade accessories, including silk shawls from India, pretty onyx dangle earrings, beaded bracelets, alpaca wool gloves and other such treasures and trinkets.
It took me an age to choose something, as there's so many lovely things on offer. In the end I settled for this stunning sterling silver leaf necklace, lovingly made by Nyoman Rena from Bali.
I like how each product features a short biography about the artisan who made it; gives the whole process of choosing a gift a lovely personal touch.
I was even more impressed when a few short weeks later this pretty box arrived in the post, complete with handwritten postcard from Nyoman himself. I can't wait to wear the necklace; I may even feature it in some upcoming Outfit of the Day posts.
You can also sneak a peek at what fellow blogger Ms Thrifty chose when she tried out the service for herself not so long ago.
So, what would you pick from the site?
I've teamed up with Novica to offer one lucky ALTH reader the chance to win a $50 voucher to spend on the site!
How to Enter:
* Subscribe to my blog my hitting the 'Subscribe' button on the right hand column. It's free.
* Comment on this post, leaving your email address. Why not take a look at the site and let me know what you'd pick, too?
* Tweet me at lauren2herself for an extra 5 entries
* The closing date for all entries is Monday, July 2
Good luck everyone!