You don’t need to be in the middle of a recession to teach your kids the value of the dollar or the importance of squirreling away money for a rainy day. The humble piggy bank is one financial-education tool that never feels dated. This thrifty little porker, from Australia’s Tin Lid Designs, is made from sustainably harvested plantation timber and non-toxic glues and dyes. Pigs not quite your bag? You can also get banks shaped like pandas, cows, elephants, koalas, and kangaroos.

+ Enviro Bank AU$24.75 at Earthology

+ Tin Lid Designs