The 10 Best Piggy Banks

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This wiki has been updated 29 times since it was first published in April of 2016. It's never too early to begin teaching your children the importance of good financial planning. The functional and charming piggy banks on this list come in an eclectic variety of designs that are appropriate for everyone from toddlers to adults, including, of course, the traditional porcine style. Any one of these can help saving for a new toy, a tropical vacation or a rainy day fun. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Pearhead Ceramic

2. Jhua Cartoon

3. Moonjar Moneybox

Editor's Notes

July 23, 2020:

With regard to updates, the Flyfish Money Box and Zak Designs BB-8 Droid have been removed, the former due to quality concerns, and the latter due to availability issues. In their place, we've added the Liberty Imports Robotic Dog, which features a similar design to the Flyfish Money Box, and the Star Wars Official Darth Vader, which, like the Zak Designs BB-8 Droid, boasts a ceramic build with a high-shine finish and substantial change-holding capacity. The Pearhead Ceramic now occupies the top spot, upgraded for its multiple color and pattern options, simple yet charming design, and durability.

March 01, 2019:

The Giantsuper Smart Piggy Trio was removed due to availability issues and replaced with the Smart Beast Trio, which is made by the same design- and education-oriented toy company and has received similarly high reviews. Added the Wait Fly Dinosaur to provide families with an effective and engaging option for teaching smart budgeting habits to especially young children. It should be noted, however, that even though this particular piggy bank is appropriate for kids as young as 16 months, all activity involving coins should be supervised to ensure safety.

Special Honors

Build-a-Bot Bunny This 20-piece kit makes it possible for children ages three and up to assemble and customize their very own pet. The parts snap together easily and without the need for tools. Once built, this cute critter is capable of both walking and hopping.

Yellies! Bo Dangles Spider This surprisingly cuddly eight-legged companion responds to sound, such as yelling, singing, and clapping. The louder the noise is, the faster it scuttles across the floor. Its small size makes it a great option for family trips, and it's quite affordable, too.

Barbie Walk and Wag Puppy From one of the most recognizable names in children's toys comes the Barbie Walk and Wag Puppy. Kids can experience the fun of owning a pet by taking this pooch out on a stroll — just like a real dog. Also included are decorative bows and barrettes.

4. Wait Fly Dinosaur

5. Money Savvy Generation Pig

6. Peachtree Playthings Frozen Elsa

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7. Liberty Imports Robotic Dog

8. Digital Energy Savings Jar

9. Star Wars Official Darth Vader

10. Giantsuper Smart Beast Trio

Taber Koeghan
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Taber is a writer from Santa Monica, CA, with a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego. After completing her degree, she began writing and editing copy for a host of high-traffic e-commerce websites. Her areas of expertise include the beauty, style, pet, and home products categories, and she has plenty of experience covering literature and art, too. Her personal interests in crafting and decorating inform her writing and -- she hopes -- add a good bit of insight to her work. Outside of copywriting, she is a reporter and columnist at a Los Angeles community newspaper and is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in creative writing.

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