I manage my expenses carefully, I admit. I try to frugal when I can but I also like to buy quality products that will last a lifetime (or almost a lifetime).
Buy It For Life Products
Products below are high quality, durable, and well made. Brands that make these products offer long, sometimes lifetime warranties. So even if your products stop working they will be happy to replace it under warranty. I like buying products from these companies.
This list was compiled based on my own experience or feedback from friends and relatives who have tried these products.
Computer & Office Chair
You are stuck in front of your computer for at least 8 hours a day. Your back starts to hurt. That’s a story I hear often. What you need is a comfortable chair that has the adjustments to fit you. The chairs will last you a long time.
Herman Miller Classic Aeron Task Chair: Tilt Limiter w/Seat Angle Adj
HON Exposure Mesh Task Computer Chair with 2-Way Adjustable Arms (Value Pick)
You spend more time with your wallets than you realize. I have owned and gifted Saddleback wallets. I only hear compliments from everyone who has a Saddleback wallet.
Saddleback’s motto is “They’ll Fight Over When You’re Dead.” It comes with a 100-year warranty on material and craftsmanship (It is not a typo. It comes with a one hundred year warranty).
Saddleback Leather Co. Slim Full Grain Leather Front Pocket ID Window Wallet
Rose Leather Crafting Wallets
These belts are made to last and won’t start flaking in a few years. Quality and construction are top-notch and you will look great in them.
Saddleback Leather Co. Leather Tow Belt
Whether you travel once a year overseas or you are a global jet setter, your passport needs a cover. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Even a cheap passport holder can hold up for years.
GDTK Leather Passport Holder Cover
Leamekor Passport Holder Wallet Cover
Good scissors are comfortable to hold and provide a good grip. No need to go overboard here, simple Fiskars scissors will do the job.
Fiskars 01-004761J Softgrip Scissors Straight Stainless Steel, 8 Inch
Fiskars The Original Orange Handled Scissors, 8 Inch, Orange
Tire gauges come in handy not only when you have a problem with your vehicle’s tires. You can also use them to fill out kid’s basketball or soccer ball. Paying a few dollars more will get you a tire gauge that lasts a while.
Accu-Gage RH60X Professional Tire Pressure Gauge with Protective Rubber Guard (60 PSI)
United States Map
Whether you are discussing your next road trip or want to show your kids where their uncle lives, a United States map is a must for every family. It’s a work of art and you can hang it on the wall in the office or at home.
The Essential Geography of the United States of America, Flat/Rolled poster paper
Do you know of any other quality products that will last a lifetime? How long have you owned them? How was your experience with them?