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.

Jana Pleyto


For that sustainable fashionista, this Chevron sweater by Ally B is hand knitted by a knitting hub awarded B Corporation status using 100% super fine merino wool. An AmaElla Cotton Pyjama Set or this classic linen pair by Piglet are made out of high quality breathable materials, perfect for lounging around. We would love to be the lucky recipient of this warm riding coat by Lowie, but we’d be equally happy if we received a lambswool Lowie beanie as well!

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The man in your life will get a lot of wear from this argyle sweater by Edmund Hillary, made from 100% Peruvian wool and backed by an exclusive lifetime guarantee.

Team it up with a classic organic cotton tee from White T-Shirt Company or a pair of made to order relaxed jeans from Blackhorse Lane Ateliers. 

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 hoses saved from the landfill? 

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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.

Both Barrels’ amazing bags and wallets will delight just about anyone, made out of luxurious and ultra durable cloths, many with military origins.

This gorgeous Luks Linen scarf and Cano Huaraches both have traceable supply chains as well, beautifully handmade by local artisans in Turkey and Mexico respectively.

Blunt umbrellas are designed to withstand the most extreme conditions with a 38-point quality control check.

Speaking of tough products, a pair of Darn Tough socks are insanely durable, not to mention the most comfortable pair of socks Team BuyMeOnce have tried.

For quality, high end bags, this stellar purse by Elvis and Kresse is made out of hand woven leather offcuts and sturdy, decommissioned fire hose saved from the landfill, and Maxwell Scott’s stylish briefcase will last decades of use.

Santa will definitely approve of this cable stainless steel bracelet, a ready-made heirloom by Baileys of Sheffield.

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Want a practical present that will appeal to little ones? This Billygoat raincoat is made out of old tents destined for the landfill, while a pair of Muddy Puddles trousers give ultimate wet weather protection without compromising breathability.

We love this cute plush toy from Pebble Toys, which is Guaranteed Fair Trade and certified by the World Fair Trade Organization.

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.

Dick Pierce and Friends’ bellyboards are handmade in their workshop in Cornwall using high quality, sustainably sourced birch plywood, perfect for kids and even adults!

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Searching for presents to pass on to future generations? Look no further than this Shaker Stool from Family W. It’s so versatile that it can be used as a stool or step, and comes with a 100 year warranty.

Solidteknics’ amazing multi century guaranteed skillet, this gorgeous Hario copper coffee dripper, and this lifetime guaranteed Virginia Boys’ Kitchen bread board will no doubt provide countless memories around the dining table.

Made from moisture-wicking, breathable linen, this Finlayson’s Jesus Duvet set comes with an astounding 50 year warranty and the lucky recipient will be thanking you for years to come for all the good sleep they’ll be getting!

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Looking for more inspiration? Shop our Conscious Christmas store here.
Still not sure? A Gift for Life Card is a thoughtful idea. 
November 24, 2019 — Jana Pleyto