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 .

read more about the maker

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

Still haven't found the details you're looking for? Check out our Product Q&A!

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.


also by Max .

you might also like

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
UncommonGoodsThe Mug with a Hoop
 
4.8

(based on 218 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (177)

  • 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 (104)
  • Doesn't stain (45)
  • Large capacity / good size (12)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (113)
  • Breakfast (12)
  • Gifts (9)
  • Formal occasions (7)
  • Home (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (99), Stylish (44), Budget shopper (31), Frequent entertainer (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (200), No (8)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (141), Birthday (35), Other (28), Valentine’s day (5), Father’s day (3)

Reviewed by 218 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

A smashing success

By 

from Connecticut

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts

    Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

    Upon opening the basketball bowl/mug, my 11 year old niece proclaimed, It's perfect! She loved trying to get mini marshmallows through the hoop. It was a fun gift for her to open on Christmas morning.

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

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

     
    5.0

    i want to buy another one

    By 

    from Oregon

    About Me Frequent Entertainer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun

    Cons

    • None that I am aware of

    Best Uses

    • anytime

    Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

    I love this product and what makes it even better is my niece and her husband absolutely loved it. I would by this product again and would love to have one for myself. have some fun while drinking hot chocolate.

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

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

     
    5.0

    Excellent packing. Fast. Very good for a gift

    By 

    from New Jersey

    About Me Frequent Entertainer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Gifts
      • Home

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

      It is the first time that I purchased something of uncommon goods. Definitely doing it again! They have really original yet practical products on sale. My gift came in a really nice box and it was perfect for Christmas.

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

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

       
      5.0

      Bowl was a hit

      By 

      from CA

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Breakfast

        Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

        This bowl was a definite hit with my 14 year old nephew who's a basketball nut.

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

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Perfect gift for boys of all ages (and girls!)

        By 

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Creative
        • Dishwasher Safe
        • Fun
        • Large Capacity / Good Size
        • Microwave Safe
        • Useful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Breakfast
          • Camping
          • Gifts
          • Home

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

          Have you noticed how hard it is to find gifts these days? I've found that many pre-teen boys simply want electronics. But with this mug, I found a fresh alternative to the traditional Christmas gifts! My younger brother is 11, and upon opening this mug (which came fairly quickly, with lots of time for wrapping), he was so excited! What more could you give an energized boy always thinking about sports then a mug that incorporated food and playtime, in this case a basketball hoop. With an elegant design, large enough not just for mug use but also for bowls, and bright colors, we also appreciated how "The Mug with a Hoop" was designed and patented by a young boy, encouraging my brother and showing him that boys can be designers and creators, too! I will certainly recommend this gift! Thanks UncommonGoods!

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

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By 

          from Lake Charles, La

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Durable
          • Large Capacity / Good Size
          • Very creative and makes breakfast fun!

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breakfast

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

            My child eats cereal in this every morning for breakfast. She loves basketball and this bowl makes her smile!

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

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

             
            5.0

            Jump Shot

            By 

            from Redding, Ca

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Large Capacity / Good Size
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts

              Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

              Bought this for my daughter-in law who was just diagnosed with cancer. Intended to occupy her while she gets her chemo. She loved it along with making her laugh was so special. Impressed with the design, color and size of bowl. Couldn't of been better.

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

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              A must buy for your young ball player!

              By 

              from New York, New York

              About Me Bargain Hunter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Large Capacity / Good Size
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breakfast
                • Gifts

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                The reciever had so much fun with this item on Christmas morning. Definitely a must buy!!

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

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                5.0

                #1 gift for kids

                By 

                from Atlantic, Va

                About Me Bargain Hunter

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Large Capacity / Good Size

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Breakfast
                  • Dining
                  • Gifts
                  • Home

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                  Awesome product and I love that a portion of the proceeds goes to charity!

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

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »