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I love products with a lifetime guarantee. Investing in good quality items, which are designed to last, is a real money saver. Although sometimes they cost slightly more to buy in the first place, often similar quality items, without a lifetime guarantee, are similarly priced. With a lifetime guarantee, the cost per use or cost per wear, is tiny in comparison to purchasing cheaper alternatives and having to replace them multiple times.
Some of my favourite products with a lifetime guarantee are:
I love my Snugg phone case, have had it for over 2 years, and it still looks as good as new. It has a strong magnetic flap to keep it shut, and a sturdy cover to hold the phone steady. It has 2 slip pockets on the inside, which are ideal for holding cards and notes.
Charger cables used to cause no end of hassle in our house, because they seemed to break as quickly as we bought them! These cables offer excellent value for money, and their lifetime warranty means that, once you have registered it, you can be sure that it can be replaced if it breaks.
Again, this product has stood the test of time in our house. The 3 teenagers, my builder hubby and I have all been impressed with the durability of these screen protectors. There are cheaper options on the market, but at around £50 to replace a broken screen, I think paying a fiver for a screen protector is a great investment.
We got 2 Le Creuset pots, and 2 casserole dishes, as wedding presents, and 20 years later, they still look as good as new. The casseroles are brilliant because they can be taken from the hob, into the oven, and then taken straight to the table. They are fantastic sturdy items, which come in a range of gorgeous colours, and are easy to bung in the dishwasher.
We also got a set of stainless steel pots as a wedding present, which I really love. They have had daily use for 20 odd years, and have coped with things being stuck to the bottom of them on numerous occasions. Soak, scrub and pop in the dishwasher works every time, and they haven't aged a bit.
Another Le Creuset favourite in this house is this frying pan. We have had numerous frying pans over the years, that have not stood the test of time. However, we recently purchased this item, and so far so good! It has a lifetime warranty, giving me a guarantee that if there are any issues with it, then I will get a replacement.
My brother-in-law introduced me to Filson bags, because he was hugely impressed with the quality of the workmanship, and with their lifetime guarantee. If you are looking for high quality, classic items which will last for years and years, then the Filson range is a great place to start.
Briggs & Riley offer a lifetime warranty on their luggage, even if the damage was caused by the airline. Having had one of our suitcases ripped to shreds by Ryanair last year (and them refusing to do anything about it!), we are seriously thinking about treating ourselves to a replacement suitcase from Briggs and Riley.
For keen gardeners, the Bulldog range of items are absolutely brilliant value. They are not overly expensive, and they have a lifetime warranty, making them exceptional value for money. In a society where so many products are thrown away, I feel that investing in high quality products is the way that we should all be going. It is better for the environment, and better for our pockets in the long run. What's your thoughts?