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Teaching your kids how to save money from a young age is a great skill for them to have.
As they grow up, budgeting is a much-needed tool. By starting young and giving them a money box to save up their pocket money for special occasions or treats is a perfect place to start.
Dependent on your kids interests will determine the style of children's money box you choose for them. Our list rounds up 15 of the best picks so you can browse at your leisure and find the perfect children's money box to get your child into saving from an early age.
Our Top Choice
RED5 ATM Bank Touch Screen
Here at Kidadl, we love this RED5 ATM as it allows kids to feel like their parents when they are using the hole in the wall. This machine comes with a card to allow kids to get their cash out. Simply set up a number password (like a pin) with your child so you can help them to remember this at a later date. When putting money into the ATM it will automatically count it as well as allowing you to check your balance. You can also set saving targets, which is great if your children are trying to save towards a bigger goal with their money boxes.
- Price: £25
- Age: 9+
- Requires batteries
- Offers money counting features
- Encourages children to save
- A perfect gift for any child
Best For Arty Kids
GirlZone Paint Your Own Unicorn Money Box
If your child is a fan of painting, they will love this paint your own money box. The kit comes with a ceramic money box, with paints, paintbrushes, glitter, gemstones and stickers. The colours can be used as they are or mixed together. With this kit you can help your child to create the ultimate hand painted money box.
- Price: £11.99
- Age: 5+
- Includes paint, brushes, glitter, gemstones and stickers
- Easy to use
- Great for arty kids
- Able to personalise
Best For A Keepsake Gift
Beatrix Potter Flopsy, Mopsy & Cotton Tail Money Bank
If you're looking for a keepsake money bank, this adorable ceramic Beatrix Potter money box makes a wonderful gift. Whether it's for a special occasion, a Christening or an early Birthday. It's a truly beautiful gift when your children get a bit older, whether your child is looking to save or you're saving on their behalf, this a lovely gift.
- Price: £22
- Suitable for any age
- A lovely keepsake gift
- Comes with a gift box
- H10 x W11 x D7 cm
Best For Lockable
LarmTek Owl Piggy Bank
This lovely owl money box is perfect for kids who love animals and are keen to save. This piggy bank is able to count the money put in and kids can only take it out with the key which makes it easier to save. The design of this owl piggy bank is cute and ideal for kids aged three and over.
- Price: £9.89
- Age: 3+
- Requires batteries
- Adorable look
- Counts money
- Great for a first money box
Best For Harry Potter Fans
Harry Potter Night Bus Money Box
If your child is an avid Harry Potter fan, they will love this night bus money box, with intricate detail on the bus including painted license plates, windows and stairs. A great gift for any witches and wizards as well as being a great gift for older kids and tweens.
- Price: £20
- Age: 12+
- Made from Polyresin
- H20 x W16 x D6cm
- Navy blue colour
- Has a rubber stopper in.
Best For Science Mad Kids
4M Kidzrobotics Money Bank Robot
If your child loves science, this robot money bank is an ideal gift which you can build with them. The robot which encourages STEAM play is a challenge and great for a half-term project. Once you've followed the instructions and the robot is ready to go, pop in an AA battery and place a coin on its arm or mouth and watch it chomp the money. A great gift as it provides your child with a challenge and then a sense of accomplishment once completed.
- Price: £18
- Age: 8+
- H24 x W16.5cm
- Encourages STEAM play
- Adult assistance required
- A unique money box experience
- Encourages saving through the eating element
Best For Minecraft Lovers
Minecraft Pig Money Bank
If your child loves video games, they're going to love one of the piggy banks we have for you to choose from. The money bank which is a literal pig is based on the hit game 'Minecraft'. Using this piggy bank has never been easier, deposit your money in the top to keep it safe and you can store your money box with pride as it doubles up as a cool decoration for bedrooms.
- Price: £14.99
- Age: 3+
- L12 x W11 x H20cm
- Eco friendly
- Licensed merchandise
- Quick and easy to save
Best For Learning Money Management
Learning Resources Wise Owl Teaching Bank
Encourage money management from a young age with this wise owl teaching bank. With three separate compartments, children can choose whether they put their money in the spend, save or share section. If they're not sure, they can use the top slot and the owl will choose for you. The money box offers compartments which are see-through to provide your child with the chance to see what they're saving and spending. If you're keeping the amount of spending versus saving equal then this is is a great way to show your children. The share slot means that you can teach your child about giving away to special courses or as gift for friends and family in the future.
- Price: £15.99
- Age: 3+
- 3 detachable sections to retrieve the money
- Different slots to work out where they want their money to go
- Save, spend and share concepts are encouraging to children
- Cute owl design
Best For Interactivity
LUFENG Cat Money Box
Are you looking for a truly unique experience which includes interactivity when it comes to saving? Your children will love this money box with a 'coin stealer', which speaks and allows children to reap the rewards of saving. The electric cat will emerge once a coin has been placed on its plate and use its hand to steal away the coin. After taking your money the cat will then say 'thank you'. The design of this features a cat, however, you can also get a panda, monkey and a dog too. With a variety of different box designs of different fruit.
- Price: £10.99
- Age: 3+
- Made from plastic and resin
- Makes saving fun
- The perfect gift for animal lovers
- A children's money box (but adults can enjoy it too!)
Best For Money Counting
LemonBest Digital UK Coins Counter
A twist on your traditional piggy bank, as it offers a clear piggy bank with a lid which counts the coins as they go in. This allows for your little saver to clearly see their money and watch it ad up without needing to open the money box. However, if you do wish to open it, it's simple; you just screw the top off and then you can access your money. This money box only takes coins and is great for storing and adding up pocket money.
- Price: £10.69
- Age: 5+
- Counts money for your child and displays on a LCD screen
- Requires 2 AA batteries
- Cool design
- Easy to remove top
Best For Disney Fans
Hamm Piggy Bank
Everyone's favourite Disney pig is Hamm from 'Toy Story'. The cute pig has played a role in each of the four 'Toy Story' films and is a firm fan favourite. Store your money in Hamm's belly, with this traditional styled money box. This money bank comes with a gift box, so it's perfect for a gift for kids. Whether they're saving for a particular goal or just looking for somewhere to put their pocket money, Hamm is the perfect choice for any Disney fan.
- Price: £15.99
- Age: 5+
- Rubber stopper to remove coins
- Uses a simple coin slot
- Great idea for any Disney fan
- Ceramic model
Best For Book Lovers
Roald Dahl Pile Of Books Money Box
If your child is a bookworm, this is the best of all of our children's money boxes for them. Four brightly coloured classic Roald Dahl books are stacked on top of each other, with a coin slot in the top book. The pile of books measures approximately 12cm and is a great look in any bedroom. If your child is saving for a new book or just loves books, this ceramic stack is a great coin bank. Just like most children's money boxes the money is kept safe with a rubber stop.
- Price: £24.99
- Age: 6+
- Colourful and unique design
- Large inside for storing lots of coins or notes
- Features 'Matilda', 'The BFG', 'James & The Giant Peach' and 'Charlie And The Chocolate Factory'.
Best For Families On A Budget
Rachel Ellen Money Box, Blue Dinosaurs
This small but mighty money box from Rachel Ellen is a great budget pick. The box is a metal tin with dark blue print and dinosaurs across it. Although this money box doesn't have any of the electronic features, it's a classic. The rattling sound that the money box makes once there is coins in is a huge saving incentive for any child. This is one of the most adorable children's money boxes for any age.
- Price: £7.17
- Age: 3+
- Metal tin
- H92 x W77 x D77m
- Colourful fun print
- Easy to fill
Best For Big Goals
Plastic Coca Cola Savings Money Box
From small and mighty to oversized, this Coca Cola money box stands proud at 60cm tall! This money box is great for kids who are saving for something big, like a games console or for spending money on holiday. The box is a great statement piece in any room and may take many years to fill to the top. If you're looking at taking money out from time to time, the top of the Coca Cola bottle comes off and can easily be put back on.
- Price: £10.28
- Age: 3+
- 60cm tall
- Removable cap
- Clear to allow savings to show
- Easy oversized coin slot
Best For Tweens
Pot Of Dreams Star Painted Money Box
If you're looking for piggy banks and money boxes for tweens, this Pot Of Dreams model is the perfect money box. It's a hand painted money box with glow in the dark stars on. Pot Of Dreams advise their hand painted pots can fit approximately £1000 in £2 coins, so it's a great money box for tweens looking to make some serious savings. If you want to get money out, you have to smash the money box, so it's great for kids who may be tempted to spend their money.
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- Price: £12.31
- Age: 10+
- Smash open to access money
- Hand painted glow in the dark stars
- Ceramic coin bank
- Holds a large number of coins
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