The most special gifts we receive are the ones we carry with us through the rest of our lives. Each and every item in this list is a beautifully-made product carrying a lifetime guarantee. That means if anything goes wrong with the item when it shouldn’t have, your gift recipient will be able to get it repaired or replaced - forever.

Why give a gift with a lifetime guarantee? Not only is it an assurance of quality, it also represents long-term value - and shows that you’re giving a meaningful gift that you hope the recipient will cherish for life.

You’ll find no flimsy novelties here. This is the ultimate gift guide for those looking for solid, practical and well-made presents for their loved ones.

Stainless steel lunchbox, £15.

Smidge stainless steel lunchbox

Tough and versatile, this 18/10 stainless steel lunchbox by Smidge is leakproof, oven and freezer safe, and comes with a handy divider. Perfect for leftovers, freezing, or lunch on the go. It’s the ideal gift for commuters, students and kids alike. Why not accompany with a thermally-insulated stainless steel water bottle?

Darn Tough socks, from £23.

Darn Tough socks

Warm, comfy and odour resistant, Darn Tough make Merino wool socks both for hiking and everyday wear. Their astonishing no-quibble lifetime guarantee means that you can get free replacements, forever - simply send back any holey socks for a new pair. Made by a family company in Vermont, USA.

Marine waste sunglasses, from £60.

Waterhaul marine waste sunglasses Kynance

Made from recycled trawl nets recovered from the ocean, these super-tough sunglasses are built for adventure. Waterhaul eyewear is covered by a closed-loop lifetime guarantee, meaning that broken frames will be repaired or replaced for free, with old ones being shredded for recycling.

Peugeot grinders, from £31.99.

Peugeot salt and pepper grinders

Long before they started making cars, Peugeot have manufactured iconic pepper mills in their French factory since 1874. Do you know someone who always has a disposable plastic pepper grinder by the stove? Their classic Paris mills and cast iron Bali Fonte mills carry a lifetime guarantee on the grinding mechanism, so they’ll never have to buy another. Or for coffee lovers, check out the Kronos coffee grinder.

Proper aprons, from £45.

Risdon & Risdon aprons

If you’re after a really, really good apron, look no further than British specialists Risdon & Risdon. Theirs are crafted from robust cotton canvas or denim in all sorts of fun colours, and trimmed in leather or cork. From cooks to gardeners to painters to potters, they’ve got a beautiful British-made apron for everyone - and the kids too!

Stainless steel pegs, £21.

Pincinox stainless steel clothes pegs

With their ergonomic design and lifetime guarantee against rust, these versatile pegs are a household saviour that will genuinely last forever. Why keep buying plastic pegs that degrade in sun and frost, when you can keep a set of Pincinox pegs on the washing line year-round? Lovingly handmade in France since 1970.

Seamless iron pans, from £99.90.

Solidteknics seamless iron pans

Longer than a lifetime guarantee - these pans by Solidteknics come with a multi-century warranty. They’re made from one seamless piece of iron, and offer incredible performance and durability. Perfect for searing food, and the more you cook with a Solidteknics, the better the natural non-stick gets.

Stainless steel safety razor, £100.

Rockwell 6S stainless steel safety razor

The Rockwell 6S safety razor is the last you’ll ever need. Why keep throwing away plastic razors when you should only need to change out a blade? Easy to use, perfectly weighted and suitable for all hair types and genders, the 6S offers adjustable shave settings so that you can find your perfect shave. Made in the USA from pure stainless steel.

Silver anodised bakeware, from £9.

Mermaid silver anodised bakeware

Do you know someone who loves baking? Give them an upgrade with Mermaid bakeware. Utilising aluminium’s excellent heat distribution and conductivity, this lifetime guaranteed bakeware has an anodised coating that will never peel. If you reckon your loved one has the basics covered, check out the sponge flan tin or fluted flan tin for more specialist items.

Whetstone, £25.

Stellar sharpening stone

Sharpening stones are the professional’s choice for keeping all sorts of blades sharp, from kitchen knives to gardening tools. This whetstone by Stellar features a rubber non-slip cradle, with a double-sided design for coarse and fine grit. The perfect accompaniment to a good knife!

British-made knives, from £90.

Forest & Forge Sheffield-made kitchen knives

Representing the best of British knifemaking, our range of Forest & Forge knives are crafted from top-quality steel and a range of native Yorkshire hardwoods. From cherrywood paring knives to olive ash chef’s knives, each one is unique. All made in the heart of the Midlands, lifetime guaranteed.

Organic cotton tees, from £34.

The White T-Shirt Company organic cotton basics

You can really tell the difference when you put on high-quality basics next to your skin, and their versatility makes them great gifts. These ethically-made tops by the White T-Shirt Company are made of thick, soft organic cotton that promises not to misshape or bobble. Or for sumptuous sleepwear, check out these organic cotton sleep shorts or nightie.

Artist’s brush roll, £65.

Risdon & Risdon canvas artist's brush roll

Crafted in England from robust cotton canvas, these brush rolls are the perfect gift for the artist in your life. Each one contains a multitude of brush pockets in various sizes, with extra popper pockets for storing paints. They come in a range of contemporary colours, trimmed with a wrap-around strap in either leather or Portuguese cork.

Raw denim jeans, from £155.

Blackhorse Lane Ateliers raw denim jeans

Treat your loved one to the last pair of jeans they’ll ever need. Blackhorse Lane Ateliers are London’s only craft jeans maker, and use only the best raw denim from Japan, Turkey and Italy. Breaking in these jeans causes them to fade and shape with the contours of your body, creating a fit unique to you.

Recycled wool coat, on sale for £155.

Cecilia Hammarborg recycled wool Hackney coat

Made ethically in London from quality recycled wool, our Hackney coats are the picture of timeless elegance. They even come with a lifetime of free repairs, so that your loved one can keep their coat looking perfect forever. Now on sale at nearly 50% off.

Cake fork set, £35.

Stellar Rochester 7 piece cake fork set

In a sleek, modern design, this set of pastry forks plus cake slice is made to last a lifetime and more. Made from top-quality 18/10 stainless steel: Stellar’s specialty material. After a more comprehensive cutlery set? Take a look at the 24 and 44 piece sets, also guaranteed for life.

Recycled cast iron pans, from £60.

Samuel Groves recycled cast iron pans

Made using iron recovered from Samuel Groves’ own manufacturing waste, these versatile and sustainable pans make fantastic gifts for home cooks. This range by Samuel Groves is also the only cast iron cookware still made in the UK! Use these pre-seasoned skillets to cook on any heat source, in the oven or over an open fire.

Reversible cardigan, £175.

Lowie recycled cashmere jumpigan

The perfect layering piece to keep your loved one cosy until summer. Lowie’s trademarked ‘jumpigan’ is a dual-function piece that can be worn as a jumper or cardigan - simply wear the buttons on your front or down your back. Available in black recycled cashmere, or a multitude of other colours. All Lowie garments come with a lifetime of free repairs.

Woollen laptop sleeve, £50.

Both Barrels Yorkshire wool laptop sleeve

Available in 15 inch or 13 inch sizes. These British-made laptop cases have been handcrafted from felted Yorkshire wool, providing a secure and stylish home for hardware. The Both Barrels lifetime guarantee is exclusive to Buy Me Once customers.

Recycled cashmere stripe scarf, £160.

https://uk.buymeonce.com/collections/riley-studio/products/riley-studio-recycled-cashmere-stripe-scarf-cloud

Crafted from Re.VerSo™ yarn from Italy, these recycled cashmere scarves by Riley Studio offer the same sumptuous softness as virgin cashmere, without the environmental cost. Timeless, unisex, with a fully traceable supply chain. Available in Forest or Cloud (pictured).

 

Still unsure of the right gift? Don’t leave it to chance - our Gift for Life card lets your loved one choose a lifelong item they actually need. Read our article all about why we think gift cards are underrated.

November 10, 2021 — Jasmine Vorley