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    21 Products That May Outlast You

    They are all you need FOREVER.

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    1. A Lodge cast-iron skillet, which will see you from your novice cook days to your reign as a master chef.


    Cast-iron skillets become seasoned after years of use, making dishes you cook with them even more amazing. Read our guide on ways to care for your skillet here. And be sure to clean your skillet with a cast-iron cleaner that won't remove the seasoning from your skillet.

    Promising review: “I bought this cast-iron skillet some years ago and could not be happier. It comes pre-seasoned. But that seasoning doesn't last long. I had to un-rust the skillet and re-season it a few times. But it was totally worth the effort. Now it cleans like a dream, with little more than a soapy rag, and cooks so well. This pan has become a staple in my house and will cook anything. I can't even remember what I used before. I know I sound like a raving fool, but this really has worked out well for me.” —Just Some Lady

    You can find our pick for the best cast iron skillet in three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79+ (available in nine sizes).

    2. A quality makeup brush set that'll give you some loyal companions on your endless journey of fierceness.


    The set includes 32 makeup brushes, a travel pouch, and 12-month warranty. Just be sure to regularly clean your brushes to extend their life. You can use an electric brush cleaner or cleaning mat to clean your brushes.

    Promising review: “These are very cost efficient for what you’re getting. I did not think these brushes would be as quality as they are. But I have had them for a few years now they have held up better than some of my brand name brushes. All the fluffy fan brushes are amazing and they are very easy to clean." —Rachel

    Get the 32-piece set from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).

    3. A Kindle Paperwhite e-reader to house your growing library of e-books, movies, and music.


    Promising review: “I received this as a Birthday present from my husband. This Kindle is lighter and thinner than the last generation, noticeably so. The flat edge-to-edge screen is an improvement in feel and makes it much easier to clean. It still has an excellent non-glare screen that I love for reading outdoors. Mine is the 32G model, which is absolutely the best improvement for me, as my e-book library had outgrown my old Kindle's capacity, forcing me to remove parts of my library from it. It is a personal quirk, but I prefer to have my entire library available to me on my device. As with my last Kindle, my reading experience is unbelievably enhanced. My eyesight is poor and reading small print triggers migraines. As I am able to choose a font and print size that works for me, the Kindle has meant that I can read as much as I like again.” –Patsy Hennessey 

    Get the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader from Amazon for $129.99.

    4. A classic KitchenAid five-quart stand mixer your family may end up passing down for generations.


    The stainless-steel stand mixer includes a coated flat beater, coated dough hook, six-wire whip, and a one-piece pouring shield. The flat beater and dough hook are dishwasher-safe. The five-quart bowl has enough capacity to mix a single batch of dough for nine dozen cookies or four loaves of bread.

    Promising review: “I have owned an Artisan since 2003. It gets regular use, for everything from whipped cream to semolina pasta dough — which is very stiff dough. It has never misbehaved and never let me down. The finish is still as shiny and unmarred as the day I bought it. And the bowl and beaters are still solid.” —J.S. 

    Get it from Amazon for $320.03.

    5. A sturdy Michael Kors leather tote you’ll make your go-to bag for stylish seasons to come.


    Promising review: “My wife loves this handbag. It has a compartment for keys and a cell phone. It also has a zippered compartment for other things. The bag is very roomy and the construction is excellent, which is what she expects from Micheal Kors handbags. She only buys Michael Kors handbags because she knows she will get a great looking handbag and it will last for years.” —Russell Wagner

    Get it from Amazon for $159+ (available in 32 colors).

    6. A leather bound–10 year journal to track all your goals, milestones, and epic memories over a decade of your life.


    The journal includes dated and lined pages with room to record feelings, books, meals, local weather, world events, and whatever else you want to document each day.

    Promising review: “We love these journals. This will be our third one! And it makes a thoughtful gift, too. But don't buy this unless someone in the family likes to jot down a daily account. It's a bit of a hassle until it becomes routine. The payoff doesn't start until a few years go by. Then it becomes increasingly valuable. There is just five lines for each day and some carry over pages in the back for extended entries. There are also great sections at the front for planning ahead and pages at the back for making special notes. It is also a little scary how fast ten years goes by!" —Bill B

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in three colors).

    7. A sweet baby blanket your favorite little one will love snuggling with — even when they've grown into your favorite adult. #NoJudgement


    The blanket is made from organic muslin cotton and fabricated from four breakable layers.

    Promising review: “This is a high-quality blanket. I purchased this for my daughter for naptime at daycare. She loves the design and how snugly the blanket is. It feels nice and thick, but is breathable and so easy to launder!” —Susan B

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in six colors).

    8. A massive Coca-Cola bottle bank so you can store loose change while decorating your home in an unforgettable way.


    It’ll be exciting to watch the change in your bank increase over the years. Plus, if you have young children, you can even use the change they round up to start their very own savings accounts. And they may even decide to pass the bank down to their own kids.

    Promising review: “I wanted to start saving and thought a fun way to start would be to get a funny piggy bank. I also wanted to get a large piggy bank in particular. I have large financial goals and wanted a reminder that I need to save a lot and for a long period of time. This piggy bank does a great job, seeing that I wanted to save only in dollar bills. It's perfect. And the opening is the perfect size for a folded up bill. My husband thinks it's funny and loves we can see through it for motivation to fill it up.” —Olivia L

    Get it from Amazon for $27.91.

    9. An affordable and timeless Timex Easy Reader watch sure to last you years of fashionably late arrivals.


    Timex watches are lauded for their quality construction and great performance. The watch features a date window and is water-resistant up to 99 feet. It also includes a one-year warranty.

    Promising review: “I’ve had five watches almost identical to this one. They all still run. I get a new one every few years. The lighting is good enough to see your way through a dark room in the dead of night without waking anyone up. And it keeps accurate time.” —NovaSystems

    Get it from Amazon for $33.80+ (available in seven styles).

    You can also check out all of Timex’s Easy Reader styles here.

    10. A quick-heating Chi flatiron, which uses infrared heating to reduce frizz and static electricity, keeping your hair the most luxurious in the room.


    Not only does the Chi flat iron's heating technology penetrate the hair from the inside out, using negative ions to add moisture and shine. It also straightens, curls, flips, and waves your hair, giving you four styling options in one sleek tool.

    Promising review: "This flat iron is still the best! I've had the original Chi for over 12 years now and it's still working well. I purchased a second one for my second home when visiting family. I love the ceramic plates and the even heating surface." —FN

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    11. A convertible toddler bed can easily transition your kids from crib life into their terrible twos and kindergarten years. And once they've outgrown it, you can pass it on to a family member or friend.


    The bed is designed to sit low to the floor and includes side safety rails. And once you’re ready to buy a new bed for your little one, you can easily convert the bed into two child-sized chairs and a table.

    Promising review: “We have been very pleased with this bed. My husband put it together with no problems in 30 minutes or less. It’s strong and can hold the weight of an adult and toddler.” —Ashley E. Alva

    Get it from Amazon for $105.46+ (available in three colors).

    12. A Nintendo 64 gaming system that'll be the life-long bestie we all deserve. Because anything that lets you play Mario Kart is loyal AF.


    Promising review: “I've had no issues with the system and we've already spent many hours enjoying vintage favorites on it. All issues we've encountered have been fixed by nostalgia-inducing tricks that were needed when the system was first released, too.” —Amazon Customer

    Get a pre-owned Nintendo 64 from Amazon for $95.14.

    13. A pair of Adidas Adilette slides will guarantee you a comfy strut through your home or around the block at all times.


    And your slides don't have to be reserved only for the pool or beach. So feel free to rock the footwear faves with sporty chic looks for a stylish spin to your outfit.

    Promising review: “I bought my husband yet another pair of these sandals because he wore out his last pair. I would say the last pair probably lasted a good seven years! He has been wearing these exact sandals for longer than I have known him, which is more than 16 years. And he has LOVED them for so long. He never has any complaints about the sandals. And because we live in Arizona, with tons of dust and sand, the fact that you can just hose these off is wonderful. These are great-quality sandals!” —AZ Pumpkin Mommy

    Get them from Amazon for $22.50+ (available in 9 colors, sizes 3-15).

    14. A Texas Instruments TI-30X calculator to help you find the answers to any math struggles you encounter.


    Promising review: "I have had this calculator for almost four years and this thing is still kicking like the first day!” —Ex

    Get it from Amazon for $14.63.

    15. A Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife that can truly do it all.


    The knife features 12 functions, including a large blade, small blade, Phillips screwdriver, bottle opener with large screwdriver, and can opener with small screwdriver.

    Promising review: "This is my favorite knife. I have several models of the Swiss Army Knife, but this Super Tinker is the one that I find is the best combination of useful tools and reasonable size. I've used one for maybe 25 years now. I bought two more for spares when I caught them on sale. But the first one has not been lost, broken, or worn out, which is a real testimony.” —Loring C

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in 11 colors).

    16. A Harry Potter box set — because you'll never tire of following the tale of the world’s favorite boy wizard.

    The set includes all seven books of the Harry Potter series.

    Promising review: “This is my absolute favorite book series ever! I've read it many times, but always borrowed from a friend or the library, and figured it was time I actually owned them myself. They are definitely worth reading, if you never have. And it does not matter how old you are! They're not just for kids or young adults. People much older, like myself, love them too!” —Shoshanna

    Get them from Amazon for $55.99.

    17. A tough JanSport SuperBreak backpack designed to hold up to the stress of years of carrying books, laptops, and the homework you forgot to complete.


    Promising review: “I purchased this backpack for my son, who was 9 years old at the time. For some reason, he had managed to wear out every bookbag he's ever owned in a matter of months. I thought why not try this one. It’s cute and in a lower price range. He has now owned this backpack for nearly two years without wearing it out. I definitely recommend this backpack!” —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $20+ (available in 38 colors).

    18. A gorgeous tea set for a touch of elegance you’ll always want to show off.


    The set includes a teapot, sugar bowl, creamer, four cups, and four saucers. Plus, no matter where your life takes you, your tea set will always be a gorgeous addition to your home's decor.

    Promising review: “I purchased this for my 6-year-old granddaughter, as she loves mine and begs to play with it with each visit. This set is delicate enough to be charming and pretty. Yet, it’s sturdy enough for a 6-year-old to use for real tea and cookies. It’s a very nice buy.” —Texas Librarian

    Get the 11-piece set from Amazon for $74.02+ (available in four colors).

    19. A precious Build-A-Bear too adorable to ever part with, no matter how old you are.


    You can design the bear of your dreams, personalizing the cutie's clothing, accessories, and even adding a Build-A-Sound voice box with a personalized message.

    Get a bear from Build-A-Bear for $12+.

    20. A personalized passport holder you can tote around the world and back.


    The holder is double-stitched for added durability and can be customized with your initials or full name.

    Promising review: “I love my passport cover. The quality is great. I was afraid my name wouldn't fit in the name bar. But it came fully inside the lines! I also like that your passport page isn't covered by the flaps, like some passport covers!” —Skyler Vallo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 30 colors).

    21. And a MacBook Pro, which is a must-have for creatives like graphic designers, photographers, and videographers who need a high-quality laptop to carry them through years of creative projects.

    Best Buy

    A MacBook Pro is a major investment. However, with its lightweight design, fast performance, impressive display, and powerful processor, it remains a competitive notebook option that is well worth its price tag.

    Promising review: “The mid-2017 MacBook Pro model is a great upgrade from my 2011 model. I had a seamless transfer from my old MacBook to the new one. And I’m enjoying the lightweight build and compact size. The old one was the same screen size, just much heavier and bulkier.” —Driftwood

    Get it from Best Buy for $999.99+ (available in two colors and two storage sizes).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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