Buying for life doesn’t mean buying generic. Sure, there’s the allure of novelty presents for stocking fillers, but most often these products are cheaply made and won't last to ring in the new year.
Buying a personal gift for someone isn’t a challenge, and the key is taste and meaning – pick carefully the items that warrant a touch of the extraordinary. Here’s our guide to the BuyMeOnce personal gifts that are all exceptionally made to last.
We’re certain that you’ll make any recipient, may it be your loved ones or yourself dear reader, feel extra special. No novelty mugs here.
You can’t go wrong with classic pieces from The New Blak, another American brand that has the softest dresses made from bamboo, such as this versatile infinity party dress.
For the professional woman, this Citizen’s Mark blazer is not only sleek and smart, but also a leader in sustainability, using factories that champion water conservation and solar power.
The man in your life will get a lot of wear from Dehen 1920’s exceptional cold-weather pieces. Knitted on vintage post-war machines, this classic cardigan is made out of durable, worsted wool and backed by an exclusive lifetime guarantee.
Men’s grooming products that have our vote include the Rockwell safety razor range, which all come with a lifetime guarantee.
Why not couple it with an upcycled Elvis and Kresse travel bag, made out of sturdy, decommissioned fire hose saved from the landfill?
Speaking of toiletries, this facial wash by Plaine Products is infused with Vitamin C and does not contain any harmful chemicals. Did we mention it comes in plastic free packaging and is refillable as well?
Feel good gifting a pair of stylish bamboo sunglasses by WearPanda, with each purchase going back to charities helping the earth and assisting those in need by giving a life-changing eye exam and a pair of prescription glasses.
Brave Soles’ amazing bags and wallets will delight any recipient, thanks to their artisan-made products from abandoned old tires and upcycled leather material.
This bracelet by Sophia Faye Jewelry is made out of antimicrobial, non-toxic recycled sterling silver, and can also be used as a rattle, bangle and teether!
Vermont Teddy Bear’s cuddliest, softest teddy bear will be sure to delight any child and can be passed down to future generations, thanks to their amazing Bear Hospital program.
Little Miss Workbench’s toy camera is designed to simulate a child’s imagination and is made of sturdy wood.
We wish we had Wishbone ride-on toys growing up, and this modular bike made out of post-consumer recycled materials is also recyclable at the end of its life.
Whilst we’re on the subject of innovative products that grow with the child, team it up with a pair of expandable GroFive shoes which can grow up to five sizes!
Santa will approve of this Ankarsrum kitchen mixer, which has an exceptional seven year guarantee and is still hand assembled and individually inspected in Sweden.
When the warmer days roll around, this ergonomic ice cream scoop with a lifetime guarantee will be sure to impress and is exceptionally priced.
For the bar enthusiast, this Sertodo copper martini set is made to last and is visually appealing as well!
This plush mattress topper from sustainable bedding company Suite Sleep is a winner. Made from locally grown American Dream Wool and encased in a cotton sateen fabric, they’ll be thanking you for years to come for all the good sleep they’ll be getting!