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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mummy Must Have Review | One Wild Tribe

A couple of years before I had bub I bought this really cool pink ceramic piggy bank with the hopes it would be my "baby bank" and I'd save money in it to either go towards having a baby {I knew abut my fertility issues already} or to go towards things for my baby once it was born. Every spare bit of cash I had went into my baby bank and it was super exciting when I used to count it up to see how much I had. I remember one time I had over $400, it's amazing how quickly loose change and the odd note can add up. I still love my piggy bank now, even though I don't put money in it as often.

When bub was about 2 she also started to take a real interest in my piggy bank and always wanted to play with it. Of course she's not allowed to touch it because its breakable {which probably only piqued her interest in it more}, but I did get her a small money box of her own. She can take the plug out of the bottom though, and while she's past putting everything in her mouth, coins are not something I want to take a chance with. I don't need a trip to the emergency room over a 5c piece so it's kept up high and only gets used under strict supervision. I've been keeping my eye out for a more kid friendly money box since I realised she could open hers.

A couple of weeks ago I discovered One Wild Tribe on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her kids money boxes. One Wild Tribe is run by work at home mum Alicia who makes bespoke wooden money boxes for kids in a number of gorgeous designs, including teepees, foxes, crowns and owls, amongst other custom designs. Her money boxes are not only practical for kids, but also stylish and when I saw the owl money box I knew I'd finally found the perfect one for bub.

I mean seriously is that not one of the cutest money boxes you've ever seen? Bub's been obsessed with owls since she was really young so I knew it would be a hit. As soon as she saw it she was begging me for money to put in it. "I need your purse mummy I need more moneys for da owl". Note to self I now need to be a lot more careful where I leave my purse because she is constantly on the hunt for coins to add to her stash.

Another awesome thing about One Wild Tribe money boxes is that you can choose which colours you want them painted in so they match your decor. Bub has a pink/grey/white theme in her room with a touch of purple here and there so they're the colours I chose and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

I love how the coin slot on the owl is at the side and on an angle instead of being a single cut at the top like traditional money boxes. That combined with the clear panel makes putting coins in the owl into a fun game for bub, she loves being able to watch them slide into the belly. "Yay I did it mummy I did it, it's in there!". She loves watching them build up inside the owl and can't wait for them to get to the top. I told her we can take them out and go buy things when they get to the top so every day she tells me "mummy it's at the top we can buy stuff now".

I'm so happy that I've finally found a safe money box bub can use with no risk of her getting the money back out when I'm not watching. It's also so much cuter than traditional enclosed money boxes. In fact I'm slightly jealous and am seriously considering getting Alicia to make a grown up money box for me. To see the other gorgeous One Wild Tribe money box designs check out Alicia's work on Instagram or follow her on Facebook.

Do/did your kids love money boxes too?

Toni x

Disclosure - I received the One Wild Tribe money box in return for this review. All opinions expressed are based on our experience with the money box. I did not receive payment for this review.

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  1. I love it! So how do you actually get the money out? back through the same slot it went in?

  2. That is extremely cute. I love how you can see the money. My girls would love that. They have multiple money boxes and are always adding coins they find around the house to them :)

    1. Yep I think being able to see the money really adds to the excitement of collecting it.

  3. Ooh we're on the hunt for a new money box, this looks gorgeous!!

  4. This is gorgeous. My kids would put money in - then open it up and take that same money out - hehehe they need banks now.

  5. Very cool money box! I think my sons would love these because they can SEE the money which makes putting it in and collecting it even cooler!

  6. That is such a cool money box! :) My son has the same fascination with coins and money boxes - we got him a little one last Christmas and he likes playing with it, although yes it need supervision. This one seems much more fun and kid-friendly :)

  7. This looks like a gorgeous money box! I love that you can choose what colours you want it painted to match in with your little one's room decor.

  8. That is so awesome - off to check Alicia's site now ( my 6 yo is STILL obsessed about money boxes too!!!!)

  9. My girls all have money boxes but there's aren't anything too fancy. I'm sure they'd all love this one though!

  10. That's a great idea! It would help kids see how money (literally) grows. Love that it's in the shape of an owl!