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 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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 234 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (191)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (167)
  • High quality (114)
  • Dishwasher safe (111)
  • Doesn't stain (45)
  • Large capacity / good size (22)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (113)
  • Breakfast (21)
  • Gifts (18)
  • Home (15)
  • Dining (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (107), Stylish (48), Budget shopper (32), Frequent entertainer (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (207), No (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (148), Birthday (35), Other (28), Valentine’s day (5), Father’s day (3)

Reviewed by 234 customers

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5.0

"Mug with a hoop" is a slam dunk!

By 

from Portland, Or

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

    Got this for a "mug exchange" white elephant gift. My recipient LOVED the mug. When it arrived in the mail, my boyfriend wanted one for himself. It actually looks better in person than it did online. Overall, happy with my purchase.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Product arrived in good condition and a day early than estimated.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah
     
    5.0

    Great, fun product

    By 

    from LA, CA

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

      A+

      Service and delivery comments:

      A+

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah
       
      5.0

      Epic mug fun!!

      By 

      from Denver, CO

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Fun functional
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Snacking

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

        Awesome design & fun to use!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah
         
        5.0

        Great for adults too!

        By 

        from Carbondale, IL

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Doesn't Stain
        • FUN
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

          I have this as a present to my partner who loves basketball as a playful present. He loves it! He eats cereal out of it almost every day. It looks nice and it is even cooler because a kid designed it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah
           
          5.0

          Basketball fanatic loved it!

          By 

          from Baltimore

          About Me Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • High Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

              Cute and helps others at the same time.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah
               
              5.0

              The best present under the tree!

              By 

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Frequent Entertainer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                  The mug with a hoop was a gift to my 16 year old daughter, who is an amazing basketball player. She was so excited when she opened it and said it was the best present ever! But, the BEST was when she read the box describing that it was designed by a young boy named Max, who has dyslexia. He won a contest on its design and donates proceeds from the sale to help teach kids with dyslexia. My daughter has dyslexia....I did not know about Max's story when I bought the mug.....it was meant to be! She was so inspired by his story and his mug---everyone wins when you buy this gift!

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  The customer service rep who took my order was so pleasant and very helpful. He said many people had ordered this mug and that he might do so as well! Delivery was very prompt and packaged well to ensure no breakage during shipping.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  5.0

                  Great!

                  By 

                  from Washington, DC

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                  Gave my brother (who is an adult, kind of) this for Christmas and he absolutely loved it. Everyone was playing on it and jealous. A fun gift for all ages!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah
                   
                  5.0

                  Game changer

                  By 

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Frequent Entertainer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                    I purchased this item for a 10 year girl who is an avid basketball player and she loved it! In fact when she opened it at her party, other guests were reading the packaging to see where it was purchased so they could order it for their own children or for gifts. It definitely was the hit of the party.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Christmas present

                    By 

                    from CO

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Dishwasher Safe

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                      My future son in law is a huge basketball fan, and loved this!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah
                       
                      5.0

                      Absolutely the greatest!

                      By 

                      from Upper Marlboro, MD

                      About Me Stylish

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Dishwasher Safe
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Adds Fun To Meals
                        • Adds Fun To Snacks
                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                        My basketball loving 8 year old grandson has used this mug twice a day since Christmas. He puts his hands up and cheers every time his marshmallow goes into the basket! Perfect gift for young people that love sports. the mug itself looks just like a basketball. He loves it and the fact that it was designed by another child is just great. I would buy it again and again.

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

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