In a world dominated by fast fashion, planned obsolescence, and single-use plastics, the cheapest, most popular products aren’t always the most frugal. Reddit’s buy-it-for-life community — whose slogan is “durable, quality, practical” — understands this. The 1.4 million-strong subreddit is a place for savvy shoppers to share high-quality products that can be “bought once and used for life,” as the community’s mission statement reads. While a well-made product (a cast iron pan, for example) might cost more upfront, you’ll save money in the long run if it lasts a lifetime. We sifted through the subreddit’s 2022 gift guides to bring you the ultimate list of buy-it-for-life products for the holidays and beyond.
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