The Mug with a Hoop

This slam dunk mug by a kid entrepreneur sports a mini basket for shots of marshmallows, cereal, and more!
created by

Max .

$24.00

Max . created by

Max .

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Mug Madness

"The world would be better if we could play with our food!" That's the maxim of Max, the kid entrepreneur and sports fan who created this functional and fanciful basketball Mug With a Hoop™ at the tender age of 8 in his art class. Now you can slam dunk some oyster crackers in your soup or shoot a 3 pointer of mini marshmallows in your cocoa. Made in Thailand. Visit our blog to learn more about Max and his designs.

Make it a collection with The Mug with a Glove, The Mug with a Goalpost, The Mug with a Goal, and The Mug with a Net .

Due to the risk of breakage inherent with any ceramic product, the following has been added:

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Due to the nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Max .

created by

Max .

location

Massachusetts

created by

Max .

location

Massachusetts

“Don't go too big at first because you may not sell that many. Keep it simple. And then if it's good keep doing it. Also, you should get other people to help you.”

Whiz kid Max is a young entrepreneur with a head full of ideas. With a vision that the world would be better if we could play with our food, his playfully creative spirit comes through in his interactive designs. At just eight, he created his first patent-pending piece—a sporty mug he came up with in art class. He was named one of the ten finalists for the Product Pitch at Fenway contest, an honor which led to him throwing out a pitch at Fenway Park!

Max's ventures also raise awareness and support for dyslexia, a cause close to his heart. He attends a special school dedicated to students with the learning disorder, and although it makes reading and writing challenging, Max and his family emphasize that those with dyslexia see and interpret the world differently. This silver lining is evident in the self-starting wunderkind's knack for product design.

Ages
3+
Made from
ceramic
Measurements
6.75" L x 5.25" W x 4.5" H; 12 fl. oz. capacity
Care
Dishwasher safe.
Notes
Patented

Due to the risk of breakage inherent with any ceramic product, the following has been added:
Item ID
25512

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsThe Mug with a Hoop
 
4.8

(based on 209 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (168)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (167)
  • High quality (114)
  • Dishwasher safe (101)
  • Doesn't stain (45)
  • FUN (11)

Cons

  • Breaks/chips easily (9)
  • Not dishwasher safe (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (113)
  • Formal occasions (7)
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Fun (3)
  • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (95), Stylish (43), Budget shopper (29), Frequent entertainer (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (191), No (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (117), Other (62), Husband (16)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (132), Birthday (35), Other (28), Valentine’s day (5), Father’s day (3)

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5.0

WOW!!!

By 

from Philadelphia

About Me Bargain Hunter

Pros

  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Durable
  • Large Capacity / Good Size
  • Microwave Safe
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Breakfast
    • Dining
    • Gifts
    • Home

    Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

    I was expecting a standard size coffee mug...and I was wrong! It's like a cereal bowl. I love the quality, too! It looks and feels durable. It would make such a great gift!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    Best Birthday Gift

    By 

    from El Cerrito, CA

    About Me Bargain Hunter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dishwasher Safe
    • Durable
    • Large Capacity / Good Size

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Gifts
      • Home
      • Hot chocolate and/or soups
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

      I bought this as a gift for my nephew's 16th birthday. It totally matches my sense of humor and my love of non traditional yet functional ceramics. The size of the cup is large enough that it can be used for cereal (cold and hot), soup, a large hot chocolate with room for shooting lots of mini marshmallows through the hoop.
      I think it's a great choice for kids who fidget and aren't always able to sit still through an entire meal with family.
      Plus, it's a conversation piece. Great design for sports lovers.
      I plan on buying a set of the soccer ball/goal for a niece as a Christmas present. I can already see mini marshmallows being tossed back and forth to see if they can score a goal. LOL
      I love it!

      Service and delivery comments:

      It was well packaged for shipping. No problems

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      My boys love this bowl

      By 

      from Janesville, WI

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dishwasher Safe
      • Large Capacity / Good Size
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dining
        • Home

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

        I motivated my sons to eat soup by getting a bowl they are excited about!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        4.0

        My boyfriend loves dunking his cereal!

        By 

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Durable
        • Large Capacity / Good Size
        • Microwave Safe
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Breakfast
          • Office

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

          My boyfriend is like a kid, he couldn't wait to dunk his cereal into this bowl.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          I would purchase again.

          By 

          from Jonesboro, AR

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Large Capacity / Good Size
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breakfast
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

            My son is a basketball player he loves the mug. It's good for cereal or hot mug of coco!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            5.0

            Desk basketball

            By 

            from Cape May, NJ

            About Me Frequent Entertainer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dishwasher Safe
            • Durable
            • Fun desk game
            • Large Capacity / Good Size
            • Microwave Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breakfast
              • Office

              Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

              My husband lover basketball and he was having a tough week, so I found him the mug (bowl?) And gave it to him from our daughter. It sits on his desk at work and he pretty much plays mini basketball with it. Im sure he could eat breakfast out of it if he ever bought cereal but for now it's used as a toy. Very nice quality with bright colors!

              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Boys liked it so much they wrote a thank you to Grandma

              By 

              from Lake Forest IL

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive, novel, and good for a span of agees

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                  Not electronic, but these were a hit with my grandsons! I sent these bowls to my grandsons, ages 15 and 11, in another state, who love basketball. They wrote back (snail mail!) "Thank you so much for the b-ball bowls!" I recommended this to my friend whose grandsons like other sports, as the bowls are available for other sports.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  Mug with hoop

                  By 

                  from Kingston Springs, TN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                  Graduate is obsessed with basketball. Made the perfect gift to take with him to college it added a personal touch to the money gift card!

                  I will be ordering another one!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

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                  5.0

                  Awesome!

                  By 

                  from Texas

                  About Me Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                      My nephew loved it.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Child
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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                      5.0

                      LIKED IT SO MUCH, WE JUST BOUGHT ANOTHER FOR A BIRTHDAY GIFT

                      By 

                      from WINDHAM, ME

                      About Me Stylish

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • For Hot Cocoa Fun

                        Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                        MY 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER LOVED THIS SO MUCH SHE JUST BOUGHT ANOTHER FOR A BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR A FRIEND. SHE IS PACKAGING IT WITH HOT COCOA AND MARSHMALLOWS!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Child
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Other

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