Giveaway: $50 Gift Certificate from Rock Paper Tree – {11.25; US/Can}

This is a joint giveaway between Natural Parents Network and many other natural parenting sites. You may enter for all of the giveaways at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory entry and optional bonus entries.

Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide!

Natural Parents Network, Vibrant Wanderings, and 24 other natural parenting bloggers are giving away 89 items perfect for gifting for the holidays as part of the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide. The combined total value of all of the items is $2,550.

Have you finished your holiday shopping? The NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great opportunity to complete your gift-giving purchases for family and friends, while supporting many naturally-minded small businesses. The companies who have provided items for giveaway are almost exclusively made up of small businesses or work-at-home families.

Please stop back to enter the giveaway. The Rafflecopter entry system will be live November 1 on this post (and on every post participating in the Gift Guide). Please visit some of the other review posts listed below and read about the fabulous companies offering giveaways in the Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide.


Please continue reading to learn more about Rock Paper Tree, which is offering our readers a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate.

About Rock Paper Tree

Rock Paper Tree is the etsy shop of Teresa (Tree) Peters, who blogs over at Spirit Grooves. I have so enjoyed the opportunity to get to know her through her blog and her always uplifting visits to mine, and I’ve long been impressed that she manages to have adventures with her daughter Em, make the unique and beautiful pieces for sale in her shop, and write regularly, too. She’s truly an inspiration, and I’m proud to be sharing her shop with you, as it’s a place where your money will be well spent. A few minutes of (browser) window shopping will brighten your day, too. Most of the items in the shop can be worn as jewelry, though they can also be displayed proudly as art, and most also make wonderful focus objects or tools for meditation. Each piece is made by hand using precious metals, crystals, and gemstones, and is a one of a kind piece of art you’ll be proud to own.

About the Birth Goddess Pendant

Is it bragging to say I was the first recipient of one of Tree’s gorgeous Birth Goddess pendants? Probably, and I was. I recently had a baby and early in my pregnancy, I received a sweet email asking for my address  and permission to send one of these gorgeous pieces. I  was so excited! In the end I received two, and wore one or the other of them almost every day until my baby arrived. These one of a kind pieces are not only eye catching, but they’re also a wonderful point of connection between you and your baby. The Goddess herself is made using sterling silver wire, with the stone in the center intended to represent a growing baby in the womb, while the small stone(s) in the goddess’s hair represents any children a woman already has. Each piece is one of a kind and Tree is happy to make custom pendants.

Life was rather busy and chaotic during my pregnancy, what with a move back from overseas, a busy toddler, and many other projects demanding my attention. Holding between my fingers the gemstone that represented my growing baby was a wonderful way to ground and calm myself as I communicated with the sweet little boy inside me. It was a wonderful stress reliever and reminder to connect with baby. It was also a great tool for connection on the day of my son’s birth, when I was exhausted from an already long labor and trying to remain calm through transition. I held the pendant in my hands as I spoke to my baby and asked his help.

I don’t think the woman’s figure is always immediately apparent to people seeing the necklace for the first time, but I had more compliments on it than I can count. The loop at the top of the pendant is large enough to accommodate any chain or cord, so you can wear your goddess wherever is comfortable for you. I prefer necklaces that hang above the neckline of my clothing, so I wore mine on a fairly short chain and found it to be absolutely perfect. I also tried wearing one on a long chain so that it hung just at the top of my belly, which looked great on a day that I was wearing a simple dress. The only negative with these came to my attention that day, however: When worn long, the pendant sometimes got caught on things when I bent over, which was a bit of an inconvenience. If you prefer to wear necklaces long and do a lot of bending over, this might be a problem for you. As for me, I hardly noticed it. Either way, it’s a perfect focus object for labor and a gorgeous piece to hang from your mirror, on your wall, or anyplace else.


You can purchase your own Birth Goddess at Rock Paper Tree. Since each one is unique, the prices vary, but among those in the shop right now, prices range from $18-$26 and shipping to either the US or Canada is only $3.00 for the first item and free for additional items. These would make a wonderful gift for a pregnant, paper pregnant, or soon-to-be pregnant woman, childbirth educator, or midwife on your list.

Rock Paper Tree Spirit Friend Doll

Another of Tree’s signature items: a Spirit Friend Doll
Image From Rock Paper Tree on Etsy

And just for Natural Parents Network and Vibrant Wanderings readers, Rock Paper Tree is giving a 10% discount on all orders from now through the giveaway closing date of November 25th. Enter code TEN10TEN  during the ordering process.


For your chance to win a $50 Gift Card from Rock Paper Tree, enter by leaving a comment and using our Rafflecopter system below. (Rafflecopter will be live November 1-25).

The winner will receive a gift card in the amount of $50 for use at Rock Paper Tree. Contest is open to United States and Canada mailing addresses.

Our Rafflecopter entry system is now open.

MANDATORY ENTRY: In the box provided in the first Rafflecopter entry, tell us where you would have your prize shipped if you are one of the winners. You must enter your name and email address while leaving a comment in the Rafflecopter system for your entry to count.

Leave a valid email address so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses in Rafflecopter are not made publicly visible. Please leave the same valid email address in your mandatory comment so we can verify entries.

This is part of a larger giveaway hosted by Natural Parents Network. You may enter the whole giveaway at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy all of the participating sites!

Please note that each entrant can win only one prize, and NPN will be randomly assigning prizes to the winners. One of the giveaway questions asks which are your top five prizes so we can try to match winners to their preferences.

See the Rafflecopter entry system for bonus entries to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry. All bonus entries are entered directly into Rafflecopter. Give it a try, and email sponsorship {at} or leave a comment if you have any questions!

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Thank you for your interest in the Natural Parents Network Gift Guide! We invite you to read the reviews of other participating bloggers and return to enter the giveaway between November 1 and 25. Many of the giveaway items are open worldwide!

Here are the participating sites and companies. (Reviews go live between October 25 and October 31, and all links will be live by November 1.) We’ve included any coupon codes the companies have offered so you can get your holiday shopping under way!

Publishing on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Publishing on Friday, October 26, 2012

Publishing on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Publishing on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Publishing on Monday, October 29, 2012

Publishing on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Publishing on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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