Saving pennies for a rainy day can now be done in the most charming of ways with this Rob Ryan illustrated ceramic money box from Wild & Wolf.

Whether it is for Christmas or a birthday – or simply to celebrate the start of your child earning ‘pocket money’ – a money box is a fabulous way to encourage your budding entrepreneurs to save just as much as they spend

This money box has the added advantage of being a bit of a collector’s piece in its own right with its illustrations by Rob Ryan, a fine artist who lives and works in London, UK. His iconic, intricate papercut work has been used in collaborations with the likes of Paul Smith, Liberty of London, Tatty Devine and Vogue, plus he has exhibited widely internationally and has written and illustrated three books, This Is For You, A Sky Full Of Kindness and most recently The Invisible Kingdom. The words on this beautiful accessory reads “Pick up a penny and pick up a pound and fill me up day by day. And when I’m full and ready to burst… What larks!” Pennies and pounds indeed… it’s also  a lesson in currency for children outside the UK!!

Designer Details “Do what you love – love what you do” is the mantra emblazoned on one of the notebooks of gift manufacturer Wild & Wolf, and it’s a philosophy which is at the heart of the covetable collection of goodies they create. Launched as Pretty Useful Tools eight years ago, the team have developed many ‘in house’ brands, licensed ranges and collaborations with Paul Thurlby, Rob Ryan, Ridleys, Scrabble and many, many more iconic designers and classic brands.