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Poundland Money Boxes

Submitted by on October 25, 2010 – 4:09 pmNo Comment

One box chipped coming out of the box, but for a £1 they would make a great stocking filler for a girl.

Buy instore: Poundland

£1

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Initial Thoughts: One box chipped coming out of the box, but for a £1 they would make a great stocking filler for a girl.

We liked: I love the idea of teaching my boys about the value of money and how important it is to save. A good solid money box that can’t be easily pilfered is a great way to encourage them to do it, and makes it a bit more fun than relying on Mummy to remember how much money each one has got. It is also key to make sure that it is quite difficult to get into to discourage Mummy from borrowing cash for parking machines.  It is difficult to go wrong with a £1 gift!

We weren’t keen: It was more than difficult to access the money once in the box, nigh impossible without smashing the box to pieces (cue tears as Mummy destructs present, having to promise to buy another one so we can still practice saving money). The slot in the cupcake money box was too small to fit a 50p piece, which was irritating. Although the money boxes feel chunky they actually splinter pretty easily, it wouldn’t take more than an enthusiastic toddler swipe to have the whole thing smash everywhere.

Overall thoughts: It’s one pound. You can’t go too far wrong with that. Don’t expect life long wear and tear or a fantastically designed product for £1, but it would do well for a stocking filler. Oh, and don’t try and persuade your boys to go for a handbag or pink cupcake money box; mine were not impressed by the girlyness of them.

Emily [Pants with Names]

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