Giveaway: Totter Tower from UncommonGoods and NPN Holiday Gift Guide – $50 ARV

November 5th, 2013 by Dionna | Leave a comment
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Second Annual NPN Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway (12/6, 24 winners, US only ARV $2587.26)

This review is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!
If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to shop consciously and to support many naturally minded small businesses.

The 54 companies that have provided items for review and giveaway are almost exclusively made up of work-at-home shops or companies that are dedicated to supporting eco-conscious choices. I’m featuring one of those companies in my review below. When you get done reading my review, please click on over to the full Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide, where you’ll find information on 58 products. In total, we’re giving away goodies worth more than $2500!

Even if you don’t win one of our fabulous prize packages, please consider spending part of your gift-giving budget at one of these small businesses. By supporting small businesses, you are helping families, boosting local economies, and supporting ethical practices of manufacturing, production and selling. Take advantage of coupon codes provided by many of the companies, you can find them at the full Gift Guide at NPN. To make browsing easier, we’ve split the Gift Guide into sections with products that are Perfect for Kids and Perfect for Families. And you can find all 5 Rafflecopter widgets there, too.

Without further ado, here is my review – thank you for reading and entering!

This is a Joint Review and Giveaway of a Totter Tower from UncommonGoodsbetween Natural Parents Network and Code Name: Mama.

Giveaway: Totter Tower from UncommonGoods

About UncommonGoods

UncommonGoods is a little uncommon itself. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods strives to promote unique designs, handcrafted products, and innovative artists. I’m so impressed by this company, I have to share a few of my favorite tidbits:

UncommonGoods is a believer in sustainability. “Each month, employees from all areas of our company gather to discuss how we can make UncommonGoods more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and an ever-more rewarding place to work.”1 They believe sustainability starts within each employee, which is why UncommonGoods pays their workers a living wage (even the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above minimum wage), and almost all employees get health insurance.

UncommonGoods is also traditionally “green” and vegan-friendly
: they love selling products that contain recycled components, and they do not sell products containing leather, feathers or fur – their goal is to sell no product that harms humans or animals.

Because so many of their products contain recycled and/or upcycled materials (about a third of everything they sell!), this also means that many of their products are handmade. Where else could you find these fantastic shark slippers or this sharp wooden beer tote (perfect for the home brewer in your life). Or for that odd duck in the office, check out the Reclaimed Teak Wood Rain Ducks from the gifts under $50 section.

Be sure to read more about UncommonGoods and their promotion of artists in my review of the OgoBild Hub, publishing later this week.

Giveaway: Totter Tower from UncommonGoods

Our Experience with the Totter Tower

If your child is tired of the same old wooden blocks, the Totter Tower from UncommonGoods will be sure to re-pique her interest. These uniquely angled cylinders are made of bamboo, and their flocked edges will make building incredible structures possible – the lining keeps the blocks from sliding around.

With 24 blocks in the set, my kids were quickly obsessed with finding new ways to defy gravity and topple my expectations. Because the angular blocks are so different from any other building materials we own, both Ailia and Kieran were fascinated by the different geometrical shapes and buildings we could create.

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Younger kids will love the smoothness of the bamboo and the grippy felt edging. It is a great sensory experience! Older kids can add challenges to their buildings by seeing how much weight they can add to arches and how wide or tall they can make bridges. My only wish for this set is that it included more pieces – as with any block set, we could always use more.

Giveaway: Totter Tower

Designed for children ages three and up (but safe enough that my almost-two-year-old loves them), your child will have endless hours of fun building everything from towers to arches and more. I’d definitely pick this set up to gift a special toddler or preschooler in my life. For more gift ideas, check out UncommonGoods Christmas Gifts and Stocking Stuffers sections – how much fun is this random act of kindness kit?!

Giveaway: Totter Tower

Buy it!

You can purchase your own Totter Tower at UncommonGoods for $50.

WIN IT!

For your own chance to win a Totter Tower from UncommonGoods or one of 25 huge prize packages we’re giving away, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below! Mandatory Entry is specifying which prize package you want if you win, all other entries are bonus entries.

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Disclosure: Our reviewer received a sample product for review purposes. Amazon links are affiliate links. We try to seek out only products we think you would find relevant and useful to your life as a natural parent. If we don’t like a product, we won’t be recommending it to you. See our full disclosure policy here.

  1. Read UncommonGoods’ full mission statement.

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