15 Best Piggy Banks: For Kids & Adults

15 Best Piggy Banks: For Kids & Adults

Sarah Coffey
Feb 1, 2011

Remember your first piggy bank? It was probably way cooler than the catch-all you use now to collect change in your entryway. Whether you're shopping for a gift for a child or for yourself, here are 15 banks that make stashing spare change a little more fun.

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They have a bunch of different novelty banks, including the Coink, $36. This bank doesn't need a cork stopper — the funnel top makes it easier to deposit and retrieve your spare change.

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This webshop has a few different banks in the shape of giraffes, elephants, and pigs. Shop here for simple modern forms in pastel pinks and blues. Shown: Pink Elephant Animal Bank, $24.

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This shop specializes in back-to-basics childhood toys, and they carry one of our favorite retro-style banks — the Mushroom Bank ($13) brings us back to the Smurfs' village.

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They're always riding the trend bandwagon, and since owls have been in, they've stocked their shelves with cute, colorful owl lamps, pillows, and this adorable Owl Bank, $8.

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This modern webshop has a great selection of kids' stuff. We like the notNeutral Piggy Bank ($18), a porcelain pig that comes in three different black and white patterns.

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They have a bunch of different modern banks, including the J Schatz Egg Bank, the Harry Allen Pig, and this Vlaemach Ceramic Egg Shaped Coin Bank, $35.

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Probably the most famous piggy bank on this list, Harry Allen's Bank in the Form of a Pig ($125) was designed from a resin cast of a real pig. Available in 7 colors, it measures 18 inches long.

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They have a few different wooden children's banks in the shape of elephants, birds, and whales. This bright yellow Bebe the Birdie Wood Bank sells for $25.

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His "menagerie" of animal-shaped banks includes ceramic elephants, pigs, donkeys, and bulls. This is the Pop Menagarie Piggy Bank for $48.

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Their banks are mostly metal, and they have a few different cash boxes for kids. This Miniature Mailbox Bank ($10) holds valentines during February and coins all the rest of the months after.

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Their kitschy banks are shaped like rabbits, birds, and mushrooms. This Why Does the Caged Bird Save Bank ($35) is a ceramic design with a stopper in the base.

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This Small Piggy Money Bank ($10) comes in pink, blue, or chrome. In addition to the classic piggy bank, they carry designs in the shape of owls, gold bars, and skulls.

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A smart design by Roost, this Small Glass Piggy Bank ($19) has a cork stopper for a nose, so you can access your coins without breaking the bank.

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Rita Bothelo designed this ceramic Raindrop Coin Bank, which has to be "dropped" and broken to release the coins within. It's currently on sale for $21 (reg. $40).

2bd383f595d671f886975309917e87f073b41567. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Brook Farm General Store
This store specializes in products made from natural materials. Their Terra Cotta Piggy Bank ($28) is a classic ceramic design with an upturned snout and a curly tail.

Photo: notNeutral Piggy Bank from 2Modern

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