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
Ingredients
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 in the US:
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.


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UncommonGoodsThe Mug with a Hoop
 
4.8

(based on 240 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (197)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (167)
  • Dishwasher safe (115)
  • High quality (114)
  • Doesn't stain (45)
  • Large capacity / good size (27)

Cons

  • Breaks/chips easily (9)
  • Not dishwasher safe (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (113)
  • Breakfast (26)
  • Gifts (20)
  • Home (16)
  • Dining (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (110), Stylish (50), Budget shopper (32), Frequent entertainer (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (207), No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My family thought I lost my marbles.

What do you give a 13-year-old grandson who was going to be in the middle of a basketball tournament on his birthday? This mug. It was backordered so I sent giftwrapped miniature...Read complete review

What do you give a 13-year-old grandson who was going to be in the middle of a basketball tournament on his birthday? This mug. It was backordered so I sent giftwrapped miniature marshmallows, gold fish crackers, and a few cheerios to give him something to open on his special day.

The next day, my puzzled daughter emailed me: "We were making up recipes and stories for the ingredients, any suggestions?" They were seriously concerned 80-year-old Grandma was losing it---until the mug arrived from UncommonGoods. He loved it and immediately asked for some hot chocolate. The resulting photos were priceless.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

unique basketball mug!

My 13 year old son absolutely loved his new mug! He is a hot chocolate addict & thought it was such a clever gift. The bad news is that the basket broke less...Read complete review

My 13 year old son absolutely loved his new mug! He is a hot chocolate addict & thought it was such a clever gift. The bad news is that the basket broke less than 2 weeks after he received it. :(

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5.0

I will buy this gift again

By 

from Miles City, Mt

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Breakfast
      • Dining

      Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

      My granddaughter used hers for tea and my grandson used his for cereal but thought of many other uses for them.

       
      5.0

      Cute mug!!

      By 

      from Maryland

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

          My daughter uses this for hot cocoa and tosses marshmallows into the basket. It is large enough that she can also use it as a bowl. She loves it.

           
          5.0

          Fun and sturdy

          By 

          from San Francisco, CA

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          Pros

          • Dishwasher Safe
          • Durable
          • Large Capacity / Good Size

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Breakfast
            • Dining
            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

            My cousin's youngster is basketball and hot chocolate obsessed so this was the perfect gift! Really sturdy stoneware stays put even when bumped around in aggressive games of marshmallow horse. Just remember not to fill too high to account for splashing though the bowl holds plenty of liquid so you shouldn't need to.

             
            5.0

            Absolutely recommend this product

            By 

            from KANSAS

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Fragile
            • Handle Gets Hot

            Best Uses

            • Breakfast
            • Dining
            • Gifts
            • Home

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

            Love love love this adorable breakfast cereal bowl! But can be used for many different foods.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great gift idea

            By 

            from Bellefonte, PA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Large Capacity / Good Size
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breakfast
              • Dining

              Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

              My boyfriend has not used this yet but it looks like he will like it. It is a cute gift for him. He plays basketball and he loves cereal.

               
              5.0

              Very cool

              By 

              from Pittsburgh

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Breakfast
                • Dining

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                The little ones thought these were very cool!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My Grandson said it was a cool gift

                By 

                from Oro Valley Az

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                Verified Buyer

                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:

                  My Grandson is a sports player and thought the mug & hoop was the coolest gift.

                   
                  5.0

                  March Madness

                  By 

                  from Upper Marlboro,MD

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                    I am a big college hoops fan, this arrived just in time to kick off March Madness

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Basketball fanatic

                    By 

                    from Nebraska

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Large Capacity / Good Size
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Breakfast
                      • Dining
                      • Home

                      Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                      Coltrane is 7 years old and really into basketball. He loved his new bowl. Left my house with it in his hands and would not let them put it back in the box. Has eaten every meal with it and loves to play HOOPS with it. Will be enjoyed for years to come therefore longer lasting value than a toy.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Our grandkids really enjoyed this gift

                      By 

                      from Red Bank, NJ

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gifts

                        Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                        Kids have great fun with this cup. We gave them small marshmallows, sugar free gummie bears and Cheerios to play with.

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