Banks

Hedgefund Piggy Bank

If you need a little coaxing in saving your coins, this Hedgefund Piggy Bank might do the trick. Toss a coin and watch it run laps around the wood funnel top, going ‘down the drain’, so to speak. It’d be great for emptying pockets of change, of course, and one would hope that your savings would see a small spike in deposits. (Also, does it or does it not appear to say ‘hedgefonds’ with an o? Weird.)
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Grass Flocked Banks

Grass. Flocked. Animal. Banks. Can you handle it? Yeah, they’re a little weird and slightly camp, but really, other than that, they’re wonderful. They actually look like moss is covering them. The picture above is just an approximation as to how tall they are in relation to each other, fyi.

Grass Flocked Duck Bank, $20.00 (Size approx. 8.5″L x 5″W x 11.5″H)

Grass Flocked Rabbit Bank , $20.00 (Size approx. 6.5″L x 5″W x 10.25″H)

Grass Flocked Bird Bank, $18.00 (Size approx. 8.25″L x 6″W x 7″H)

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Price: $$18.00
Availability: Buy Grass Flocked Banks here

Superbitus money box

From our archives (originally published October 2, 2007), for your gift list consideration… to see more, visit our Gift Guide.

“Superbitus is a one-piece bomb-shaped ceramic money box. Supplied with a white marker to write the purpose of savings.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Superbitus money box here

Coin Bank Skull

This porcelain skull is a good sized smallish bank at 4.5″ x 6″ x 4″ and it’s also super affordable. So, if you’re needing a ‘darker’ way to save money, perhaps you should snap one or two up and call it a day.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Available from: Kikkerland Shop

Origami Banks

If you buy one of these little porcelain origami banks, West Elm will donate $5.00 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Price: $22.00-$24.00
Available from: West Elm

DUEL Saving Bank

Cute. Maybe you want to make sure your significant other (or roommate) saves the same as you, or maybe you have two things worth saving for, you’re just not sure which is more important… either way this bank is a fun way to make sure bills and coins are kept safe. The white porcelain can be easily written on and erased over, and you can retrieve your money by sliding off the red silicone band.

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Price: $39.00
Available from: Sleek Identity

Chalk-it-to-me Piggy Bank

Cute, no? This chalkboard piggy bank allows you to draw or label just what you’re saving for and the cork spout looks like it would make retrieving your funds quick and easy, which might not be a good thing…

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Chalk-it-to-me Piggy Bank here

Doggy Bank

For those of you more discerning modern art aficionados, you’ll clue in pretty quick that this is not a Balloon Dog from Jeff Koons. Maybe the $79 price tag was a hint. Nevertheless, for anyone that appreciates the look of the original, this bank is an affordable alternative.

Purchase Information:

Price: $79.00
Available from: Animi Causa

YOURS Customizable Leather “Milk Carton” Coin Bank

I almost didn’t post this because my favorite color, black, was sold out, but the concept is just so darn cute and hey, some people might dig the other colors available as well as some of the other cute products by YOURS.

Taiwanese brand YOURS has leather craft down to an art. The brand’s collection ranges from keyholders to daily agendas, and is ideal for everyday use thanks to its minimalist appeal, functional designs and premium leather. Customers may personalize their purchases with an inscription of their choice. YOURS was established in 2005.

Brown, 7 x 7 x 9 cm, $55.00
Cream, 7 x 7 x 12 cm, $70.00
Banana Yellow, 7 x 7 x 21 cm, $70.00

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Price: $55.00
Availability: Buy YOURS Customizable Leather “Milk Carton” Coin Bank here

Bubble Bank

I’d wager a guess that you’d want to treat this more as a sort of objet d’art than an actual functioning bank as you’d have to break it to cash in, which would be a mighty shame. The way things are going some coins will obsolete soon anyways, so you could get a start on your own tiny museum of pennies, nickels and dimes.

designer: Leon Ransmeier
Handblown glass.
Approx. diam. 8″

Purchase Information:

Price: $200.00
Availability: Buy Bubble Bank here

Coin Storage

You probably need this. If you don’t, you know someone who does.

The coin storage combines simple design and form with funcionality. A useful coin bank and tray in-one concept is a must item especially for those who tend to forget where they placed their keys, glasses, or carry change in their pockets.

Dimensions: D5.4″ x H2.8″
Material: Ceramics, Wood

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Coin Storage here

Babushka Set

This Matryoshka doll-like ceramic set functions as a piggy bank (or banks?) for coins. How ’bout that?

Material: Ceramic

Size: 2.9″ x 5.4″ height

$120.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $120.00
Availability: Buy Babushka Set here

I’L Cativo & I’L Buono Piggy Banks

Yes, they’re a bit expensive, but they’re entirely cute (in a tchotsky-esque sort of way).

This artisan iterpreted the classic western movie characters “IL Cattivo” the bad and “IL Buono” the good with a look to 60′s craft.

Material: Ceramic
Designer: Pernilla Jansson
Dimensions: 11″ x 5.5″ / 27 X 14 CM (HxW)

$202.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $202.00
Availability: Buy I’L Cativo & I’L Buono Piggy Banks here

Filigree Skull Money Box

Sometimes you have to spend money to save it, right? And a filigree skull money box is a lot more rock star than visiting your local bank, so maybe you’ll be encouraged to fill it up with change.

Daniel Piršč envisioned porcelain lace, which he applied to enchanting effect on this skull moneybox. “Porcelain can be different,” declares the ceramicist, who set out on this quest when he established his namesake studio in the Czech Republic town of Mikulov in 2005…This money box must go under the hammer to access any savings inside, forcing the coin collector to come to terms with what exactly is most precious…

Size: 6″ l x 4.5″ w x 5.5″

$275.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $275.00
Availability: Buy Filigree Skull Money Box here

Love Grenade Bank and Peaceful Bomb Vase

28 biaugust has turned symbols of war into a vase and bank.

Love Grenade Coin Bank, $32.00, Buy it here.

Starting now, you can do something to contribute peacekeeping efforts. Convert your love to change and save it in “A Love Grenade” and donate it to those who are in need. As our part to World Peace, partial proceeds are donated to “Act Now to Stop War & End Racism”. (A.N.S.W.E.R.). -28 biaugust

Peaceful Bomb Vase, $52.00,
Buy it here.

War is destructive and cruel; it will mercilessly take away life and happiness. We don’t hear the deafening explosion when this “Peaceful Bomb” falls on the ground, nor the devastation after the explosion. We see flowers and plants which are full of life. They sway in the wind of freedom and emit unlimited vitality. We hope we pass this anti-war and peacekeeping message to you through “A Peaceful Bomb” vase in order to fill the world with peace. -28 biaugust

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