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In case you missed it, nostalgia and cute, girly aesthetics are everywhere in home and lifestyle space this year. So it's only natural that earlier this year, Pinterest announced one of its trend predictions for 2024 is a rise in aesthetic piggy banks. That’s right—according to its search data, this year Gen Z and Millenials are putting effort into making their money a little cuter with the return of piggy banks (customized ones at that), credit card stickers, and more.
If you forgot about this classic childhood item, you aren’t alone. Most Gen Zs and millennials grew up with a piggy bank, or were at least familiar with the idea. However, as society moved toward cashless transactions, they began to fall out of favor. Parents began opening bank accounts for their kids while piggy banks collected dust on their shelves.
So what could be behind the sudden interest in 2024—when digital currency is more popular than ever? It’s likely a combination of wistful nostalgia, a steadfast love for y2k, and a desire to find fun ways to save money in an economic climate that feels particularly stressful for Gen Z and Millennials. If you’ve ever bought a fancy new water bottle in the hopes it will encourage you to drink more water or a daily planner in an effort to get on top of your procrastination—it's the same kind of idea.
Luckily, following this fun trend doesn’t need to ~break the bank~ or take a lot of time. Sure, there are lots of fancy, «high-end» piggy banks that are sure to fit your aesthetic needs, but if you really want to stay true to the theme of nostalgia and saving money this year, we recommend a more personalized route: Check out your local thrift and discount stores for affordableRead more on bhg.com