If you're ever in a quandary of what to buy someone who has everything... search no further - a money pot is your answer!
Here are just a few reasons why they make the perfect gift...
- they’re handmade in Italy and hand painted in London (anything European is cool by default)
- they have been traditionally used in Italy for over 2000 years and their design has remained unchanged. The British Museum houses examples of these ancient money pots (hip history)
- once the first coin is dropped the money pot must be fed until full upon which time it must be smashed while making a wish. It is customary to replace the pot and spend the money on 'good things', they bring good fortune (timeless tradition)
- since there are a variety of colors and designs to choose from, you can give money pots to celebrate a new baby, anniversary, retirement, wedding, graduation, birthday, house warming, engagement … the possibilities are endless!
We offer the blue-purple wash , black dot and white-silver dot online and other varieties at our stores. If the pots are filled with a good mix of quarters, dimes and nickels they hold up to $500. I love the idea of slipping some cash into one before giving it as a gift... what a nice surprise!
Money pots are sometimes used to house a candle or a plant once smashed. The best way to break your money pot is to get a chisel or the back of a hammer and place it inside the money slot - slowly lever the top and you should be able to pop the top off - you can now use the money pots to house a plant, sweets or pens.