For some people, shopping is a delightful hobby — a sport, almost. These are the folks who gleefully gather with friends and start their Black Friday shopping before the Thanksgiving dishes are dry, who finish their Christmas shopping before July 4, or who have their coupons so organized that multiple shopping carts stuffed with food cost them maybe $5.
For others, it’s a chore, and we always have the nagging feeling we’re doing it wrong.
It’s tough to completely escape shopping, but as we mentioned in last year’s “11 Indestructible Products Totally Worth the Price,” there are ways to ease the burden. A big one is to buy built-to-last products, especially those that come with a lifetime warranty or guarantee, ensuring that the makers will replace or repair your purchases should anything go wrong with them.
In our first story, we discussed everything from KitchenAid mixers to Zippo lighters. Here are 15 more items that offer lasting — maybe even lifetime — value.
(Note: Though we chose products with some of the best warranties and guarantees out there, always read the fine print before handing over your hard-earned cash. Some warranties only cover products from a certain line of items, or have other restrictions.)