So many things these days are built to break. It's bad for your wallet, it's bad for the environment, and it's kinda just all-around the worst. Luckily, there are some products out there that are built to last for years, if not literal generations. Here are 37 products that were built with the future in mind. Best of all, you can order them on Amazon and have them appear magically on your doorstep.
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These Nail Clippers Are Tough as Hell.
via: AmazonYour fingernails and toenails are going to keep growing for your entire life. You might as well get clippers that will last that long, right? This particular set of nail clippers has nearly 5,000 Amazon, so you know we're not joking around. They also come with a lifetime replacement guarantee, so in the unlikely event that they break, Harperton will replace them at no extra cost to you.
This Charger Cable Is Way Tougher Than the One Your Phone Came With
via: AmazonYou know how your charger cable is coming unraveled at the end where you plug your phone in? Yeah, this cable doesn't do that. It's m made with durable and flexible braided nylon that won't fray and includes extra protection at both ends.
This Hair Trimmer Is Battery-Free
via: AmazonYep, you read that right. You just insert the trimmer into your nose (or ear!) and spin the bottom half, quickly and painlessly trimming hair. It doesn't yank the hairs out, so it's also totally pain-free.
The Tongue Sweeper Eliminates Bad Breath
via: AmazonMost of the bacteria that causes bad breath is actually found on your tongue, and your toothbrush doesn't always get it all. The stainless steel Tongue Sweeper can be gently scraped over your tongue to eliminate the bacteria and leave you with fresh breath for the rest of the day.
The Rada Tomato Knife Is the Best Tomato Knife. Period. And It's Only $6. Period Again.
via: AmazonThe unique, dual-serrated design and surgical-grade stainless steel work together to make this knife the best tool for slicing tomatoes, but it can be used to slice pretty much any other fruit or vegetable, too.
TherOtring 600 Is the Best Mechanical Pencil Ever MadeBeloved by architects, designers, draftspeople, and myself, the German-engineered Rotring 600 may be the perfect writing implement. A solid brass body provides a weighty feel, which, coupled with a nicely knurled grip, allows ultra-precise use. Plus, it just looks really, really cool.
The Opinel n8 Is a Convenient Blade for Everyday Use
via: AmazonBasically unchanged since its introduction in the 19th century, Opinel knives feature carbon steel blades encased by beechwood handles. And the best part? You can get this timeless design that'll last for generations for under $25.
This Set of Silicone Spatulas Is a Must for Every Cook
via: AmazonThey're heat-resistant up to 450º F! They're also made with a seamless, one-piece design, meaning there are no grooves for food to get stuck in or pieces that will fall apart. These spatulas are simply darn good spatulas.
The Stanley Vacuum Bottle Will Seriously Last for Decades
via: AmazonChances are your dad probably has one of these he's been using since before you were born. They're seriously that good. The insulated bottle keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. It's fully leakproof and has a handle that makes it easy to carry. And if that's not enough, there's also a lifetime warranty.
These Tervis Tumblers Are Seriously Tough
via: AmazonUse them for either hot or cold drinks — you can also put them in the microwave, freezer, and/or dishwasher! The Tervis tumbler's ingenious double-layer design ensures that your drink won't sweat all over your table (or your hands). And they're backed by an unconditional lifetime guarantee.
A Good Cast Iron Skillet Will Last for Generations to Come
via: AmazonIf you haven't already inherited a cast iron skillet, now's the time to get one. They're amazing for stovetop cooking as well as baking, and they'll seriously last for your entire life (and then some). This one even comes pre-seasoned!
This Mortar and Pestle Set Is Another Chef Favorite
via: AmazonAdding fresh-ground seasonings to your dishes is a fantastic way to up your cooking game. This granite mortar and pestle set is built to last. In addition to grinding herbs and spices, you can also use it to grind nuts, create condiments, pulverize fruit and veggies, or even powder pills for your stubborn pet.
This Carbon Steel Wok Can Be Used on Any Stovetop
via: AmazonIt's the perfect pan for making a stirfry, but that's far from its only use! It also has both a long birch handle and a side helper handle for easy lifting.
The Big Squeeze Tube Squeezer Gets *All* the Toothpaste Out
via: AmazonNo more throwing away tubes that you know still contain some product! Use The Big Squeeze on tubes of all types: toothpaste, paint, makeup, sunscreen, glue — really just anything that comes in a tube. Give the key a crank and rest assured that you're getting all of the product that you've paid for.
These Military-Style Can Openers Work Like a Dream
via: AmazonWhen it comes to durable objects, fewer moving parts mean it's going to last way longer. These military-style can openers take a little practice to use, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to open a can faster than anyone using the traditional methods.
This Keychain Measuring Tape Is Just Downright Handy
via: AmazonHow many times have you been at the store and wished you had a measuring tape with you? Well, we have a simple solution for you: Put one on your keychain! This one is made by the esteemed Stanley brand and measures up to 6 feet.
A Zippo Lighter Is the Last Lighter You'll Ever Need to Buy
via: Amazon/Mr. FishThe all-metal construction ensures it will last for years, as does the fact that each lighter is refillable for a lifetime of use. Both the flints and wick are replaceable, and you can easily refill the lighter fluid whenever necessary. Zippo lighters are backed by a lifetime guarantee that "it works or we fix it free."
These Socks Are Darn Tough
via: AmazonThese may just be the Internet's favorite socks. Made from a combination of Merino wool, nylon, and Lycra, they're super comfy, super durable, and pretty stylish as well. They're backed by an unconditional lifetime guarantee and are made in the good ol' U S of A.
JanSport Backpacks Have Been a Favorite for Ages
via: AmazonThere's a reason everyone seems to have at least one JanSport backpack in their lives — they're made to last. Each one has a large main compartment and a medium front pocket with a built-in organizer. Both the back panel and straps are padded for extra comfort.
This Digital Watch Is Old-School Cool
via: Amazon/J DubNot only that, but it's virtually indestructible. In addition to displaying the time (duh), this water-resistant watch also displays the date and day of the week and has a stopwatch feature. It also costs less than 15 bucks, so...what are you waiting for?
Use This Waterproof Pouch to Keep Your Stuff Safe!
via: AmazonWhile that Casio wristwatch may be water-resistant, I'm guessing your phone isn't. This convenient pouch is a great tool to have on hand whenever you're headed to the pool or beach. Since it's crystal clear, you can even take pictures without having to take your phone out of the case!
This Headlamp Will Light up Your Life
via: AmazonHeadlamps are great because they allow you to see what you're doing while also keeping your hands totally free. This one has a cool feature called "brightness memory" that allows you to turn the light on and off at a specific brightness level rather than having to cycle through the settings each time. It's also waterproof!
This Pocket Flashlight Is a Good Thing to Keep in Your Car
via: AmazonIt may be tiny, but at 130 Lumens, this flashlight packs a good punch. It also runs for up to 40 hours on a single battery and has a durable, precision-machined case that is built to last.
This Soap Dish Keeps Your Soap from Getting Soggy
via: AmazonThis clever soap dish holds your bar of soap at an angle, allowing it to drip dry between uses. As a result, you won't have to deal with soggy, slippery soap, and that soap will last way longer!
LEGO Bricks Are the Ultimate Buy-It-For-Life Item
via: AmazonLEGO holds its bricks up to super strict specifications, and it has from the very beginning. That means that LEGO bricks you buy today will fit seamlessly with the sets from your childhood. And, as you probably already know, you're in for hours of fun. This listing is for the Medium Creative Brick Box which contains 484 pieces including windows, eyes, tires, wheels, and baseplates.
This French-Style Rolling Pin Has No Moving Parts
via: AmazonThat means there's nothing that will break down or stop working. It's one solid piece of beech wood with tapered ends for easy rolling. Oh, and once again, this item has a lifetime warranty.
This Stovetop Espresso Maker Has Been a Favorite for 80 Years
via: AmazonIt produces a rich, authentic espresso in a matter of minutes and is made of high-quality polished aluminum that will last for years. It also just looks classy as heck.
This Paper Shredder Adds Security to Your Life
via: AmazonIt can shred up to eight pages at a time and also destroys credit cards. For just under $35, this is a solid little shredder that can provide a lot of peace of mind.
This Ballpoint Pen Writes Like a Dream
via: AmazonIt costs around $5 and is refillable, meaning it could very well be the last pen you buy in your life (assuming you get it back whenever you loan it out, that is). It has a silent plunger (no annoying clicking!) and a knurled metal grip for stable writing.
This Memory Foam Pillow Is an Absolute Dream
via: AmazonIf you haven't tried sleeping with a memory foam pillow, you are definitely missing out! This one has a unique contoured shape that provides great support without straining your neck in the slightest.
This Coffeemaker Will Look Great on Your Countertop
via: AmazonEqual parts form and function, the Chemex coffeemaker is a must for people who enjoy a cup of joe and love the environment. The ritual of brewing coffee in a Chemex is just so delightful. It helps that the coffee tastes amazing, too.
Protect Yourself with These Silicone Oven Mitts
via: AmazonThey're flexible, breathable, and covered with a non-skid texture for added safety. Use them to grab hot pans from the oven or for grilling.
This Cast Iron Bacon Press Makes Bacon Better
via: AmazonPlace this press on top of your bacon to keep it from curling and ensure an even cook. It's also ideal for hamburgers, quesadillas, or for use as a steak weight. And of course, being made from cast iron, it's gonna last you forever.
Use The Ringer to Scrub Your Cast Iron
via: AmazonIt's chain mail made from stainless steel rings that scrub your pans without damaging the precious seasoning you've worked so hard to maintain. This tough scrubber is made to last as long as your cast iron skillet.
This Liquid Soap Can Be Used for Pretty Much Anything
via: AmazonOK, eventually, you're gonna have to buy another bottle, but it's going to take a long time to get to that point. This stuff is super concentrated so a little goes a very long way. It's gentle enough for washing your body, face and hair, but powerful enough to tackle your laundry. It's also paraben-free, sulfate-free, dye-free, fluoride-free, vegan, and aluminum-free.
This Sink Strainer Keeps Your Drains Clear
via: AmazonThe unique design allows you to lift and empty the strainer without touching any of the gross stuff. And it's made of silicone so it won't scratch your sink. Pop it in the dishwasher if you need to!
This Wallet Is Ultra Slim
via: Amazon/BradSitting on a thick wallet all day can wreak havoc on your spine. You may want to opt for something much slimmer that can still hold all your important stuff. This one has great reviews and costs less than $25.