One of the cutest gifts on the market this year has to be the Plush Animated Animal Bank from MFA. When you put money in the bank, the bank moves and makes sounds. We have the puppy and ours barks as soon as you put money in the slot. It is really cute too! They are available in Dog, Pig or Frog Banks.
What did the kids think of it? They loved it. These banks are easy enough to use that both my 3 (aff) year old and my 6 year old had no problems making it work. There is a spot on the underside of the bank, so you can remove the money. My kids went searching the house for change, so they could make their puppy move and bark. There's nothing like the kids having fun saving money!