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.


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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)

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

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Basketball fanatic

      By 

      from Nebraska

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      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

        About Me Stylish

        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.

           
          5.0

          Great product! Ordered for my son and a friend.

          By 

          from Texas

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts

            Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

            Great product! Ordered one for my 9 year old son. We liked it so much that we ordered one for his friend.

             
            4.0

            Clever way to play with your breakfast in the morning.

            By 

            from Ma

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Large Capacity / Good Size
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Breakfast
              • Gifts
              • Home

              Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

              For the basketball enthusiast in all of us, even if you have no skills.

               
              1.0

              Looks good but doesn't hold up!!

              By 

              from NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Fragile
              • Poor Image Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                Loved the way it looked. My son loved the way it looked. Unfortunately it broke after the 2nd time he used it

                 
                5.0

                Perfect

                By 

                from Bel Air, Md

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dishwasher Safe
                • Durable
                • Microwave Safe
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                  Each boy was excited and happy with the large cup featuring his favorite sport.

                   
                  5.0

                  It was everything I expected .

                  By 

                  from Dallas TX

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                  Everything about it was great!

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Playful Bowl Ever!

                  By 

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Frequent Entertainer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dishwasher Safe
                  • Just Plain Fun
                  • Large Capacity / Good Size
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Breakfast
                    • Gifts
                    • Home
                    • Kid Approved

                    Comments about UncommonGoods The Mug with a Hoop:

                    My son is a picky eater and this made breakfast so much fun that he eats joyfully while playing with his new bowl.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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