On a frigid January day, this ceramic bowl with an attached basketball hoop is perfect for tossing marshmallows into cocoa, or oyster crackers into soup, or blueberries into cereal. Designed by 8-year-old maker Sam Ash, the Mug with a Hoop will delight little diners, whether they are sitting down for an after-school mug of hot chocolate or need an incentive to come to the table for breakfast. The mug-bowl combo is 5.25 inches wide and 4.5-inches high. With two bowls, kids can attempt to make baskets in their opponent’s hoop, and then, well, what’s more fun than a food fight? Swish!
Mug with a Hoop by Max’is Creations, $24, www.thegr