The Mug with a Hoop

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

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"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

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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UncommonGoodsThe Mug with a Hoop
 
4.8

(based on 208 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (167)

  • 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 (100)
  • Doesn't stain (45)
  • FUN (11)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (113)
  • Formal occasions (7)
  • Breakfast (5)
  • Fun (3)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (95), Stylish (43), Budget shopper (28), Frequent entertainer (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (190), 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 (131), Birthday (35), Other (28), Valentine’s day (5), Father’s day (3)

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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!

    • 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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                      5.0

                      Spectacular!

                      By 

                      from San Antonio, Texas

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                          I bought this very attractive bowl for my granson. He is eating breakfast all day since he received it. He is not a big eater so this motivation to eatwas great. It is such a pretty and practical gift for a child. It was a very BIG hit. I would puchase this great bowl again in the future. It was definitely thought of by a child that understands what other children would like. Kudos to him!

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

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