The Piggy Banks Section is full of traditional, eye catching and very unique piggy banks.
Piggy Banks are a great way to give as a gift to a Family member or friend. Saving all those pennies and pocket money will truly be a great gift to store them in one of our lovely Piggy Bank ranges. Our Money Boxes come in a variety of shapes and sizes and we're sure that we have a piggy bank that is ideal for your recipient.
Piggy Banks | Personalised Money Box & Piggy Banks
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Teaching a child how to save and manage their money is truly an amazing gift itself and you can not do it without using one of our money boxes or piggy banks, teach them the fundamentals of saving with one of our lovely piggy banks
We have a wide range of Piggy Banks available in stock ranging from Baby Pink to Baby Blue Piggy Banks to our more display showcase, stainless steel, delicately crafted, Piggy Banks. Whatever the occasion our Piggy Banks are perfect and we have a wide selection to choose from.
Piggy Banks: A Short History
Many people have used piggy banks since the early 20th century to help them save up. This is especially used by many children
to store their coins and change to accumulate a bigger sum of money, especially if they are saving up for something they want to buy. The piggy bank is also called a money box or a penny bank and is usually made in the image of a pig made out of ceramic or porcelain. This was used as a device to teach children to be thrifty and to save up at a young age.
Piggy banks evolved from pygg, which was clay, used to make items such as jars. Back then; people used these pygg jars to store their money. After some time, the spelling for pygg has changed and had evolved into a pig bank. This also changed the context and the shape resembled more like pigs. The materials have also varied by using glass, plastic and plaster for making them. In Germany, pigs were considered a symbol of good fortune and luck and superstition had people keeping money in pig shaped containers to bring them good fortune.
are mostly used to store loose change and keep them in a nice and quaint container. Nowadays, they are not just made to look like pigs but are also made in different animal shapes of different sizes, colours and designs. Some people even have the hobby of collecting these as well.
The first few models for a piggy bank is the breakable ones, meaning, there is only a coin slot where you can put in your coins but there is no other way to get them out unless you break it. Nowadays, modern piggy banks have hidden slots that can be opened to take out the bank’s contents. They are usually placed on the belly portion or the snout of the piggy bank
. It can also detect the coin that is being placed inside it.
Many banking establishments usually give piggy banks as promotional giveaways to remind people to save up. They are also common as corporate gifts as well. This can help people to save up extra money by piling up their loose change and be able to spend it on something worthwhile when the amount accumulates. Piggy banks are very useful as it can help teach kids
the importance of savings, as well as adults in keeping their coins and loose change and turn it into something useful later on.