Monday, November 16, 2009

Gift Giving: Umbra's Designer Coin Banks



My latest post for hgtv.ca...
Have you got a special someone on your list that doesn't like to carry change in their pocket and refuses to carry a change purse?

If so, chances are this individual either has an unsightly dish, jar, ashtray, cup or container that they immediately dump their accumulated change into upon arriving at their home. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having a coin jar, but there are just so many more attractive coin storage options available these days and this is the perfect way to help your loved one save in style.

I'm loving the Arcoino coin bank ($80 CAD, designed by Matt Carr) and Volcoino piggy bank ($30 CAD, designed by Karim Rashid) from Umbra. Either of these would be a great gift for that special person this season!

Both coin banks are stylish, functional and sexy all at the same time. The chrome finish and the design of each of these pieces is modern, sleek, and either bank would instantly add decorative interest to any space. I like the interesting art qualities of these banks, as the Arcoino bank creates the illusion that it grows out of the surface that it rests upon and the Volcoino bank's minimal and simple teardrop shape evokes a tranquil feeling within its beholder.

These coin banks are definitely gifts that will continually give back to any recipient by effortlessly boosting the style factor of their space and by encouraging them to save money. Chic, modern, practical and gorgeous - this is a gift that you can totally bank on being a success!

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