Monday, June 15, 2009
Ever since I saw people with loose coins cascading all over the place, I've been on a hunt for cool piggy banks and money boxes. (Of course, you could save your coins in one of those extra coffee mugs you've got - but maybe you'd like a piggy bank.) The piggy banks from Ritzenhoff have to be some of my very favorites. Take a look at the gallery - there are designs to suit a wide range of tastes.
The Urban Creature money boxes aren't available yet, but they will be "available soon." [via If It's Hip, It's Here] Update on March 4, 2010: They're available now!
Gallery River Pottery makes some nice piggy banks with cork noses.
And this piggy bank with the cockerel design comes from Wemyss Ware Studio in Scotland.
The one-of-a-kind piggy banks from Machadored are hand made from recycled paper and organic paste by Austin Machado Crosthwaite. Update on July 9, 2012: I'm no longer finding these banks anywhere.
And finally there's this stegosaurus money box, one of the many printed leather animal-shaped money boxes sold by Namaste-UK. You can also get a T-Rex - as well as more prosaic animals, such as an elephant. Update on Oct. 17, 2014: Namaste-UK no longer carries this money box, but you can get it here.
Conquering the Coin Clutter
A Piggy Bank Menagerie
Piggy Banks: Beyond the Menagerie
Helping You Save: Coin Banks and Money Boxes