This Online Store Only Sells Gifts That Are Meant to Last a Lifetime
- by Alden Wicker
- Dec 7, 2018
This post is generously sponsored by BuyMeOnce, an online store that curates and carries only the longest-lasting products on the planet, simultaneously saving you time and money while supporting the environment. As always, EcoCult only works with companies we believe are doing good things. Use the code ECOCULT for 15% off your order until December 31st.
Before we left on our world trip, my husband, who is a professional DJ and producer, was looking for small speakers that he could bring with us, speakers that produce the absolute best quality of sound for their size. A friend who is a notable international touring DJ turned him onto Minirig speakers, saying that they’re a favorite of traveling music professionals. My husband bought a pair, and was thrilled with their look and quality (seriously, we call them his mini mobile disco they are so powerful).
But five months into our world trip, one of them was having trouble keeping a charge. No problem. He reached out to Minirig, and they told him to ship the speaker to them, and they fixed it within two weeks and shipped it back, all free of charge. The speakers have been perfect ever since. Plus, when Minirig upgrades their technology, they will replace the speakers’ innards instead of requiring my husband buy a whole new set.
So when I saw on Instagram that BuyMeOnce, an online store that curates only the most durable products out there—be it clothing, home goods, toys, accessories, sporting goods, beauty products, or electronics — had deemed Minirig the best, most durable speakers on the market, I was so impressed. As usual, BuyMeOnce had done their research.
It’s just a shame they didn’t choose these speakers earlier. It would have made me look like a genius if I had bought them for him as a gift.
How BuyMeOnce Chooses Products
There are several factors the BuyMeOnce team considers when deciding which products to include on the site:
- Does it have durable materials and high quality craftsmanship compared to its competitors? Some types of products will inevitably last longer than others, which is why BuyMeOnce chooses the most long-lasting options in each category.
- Do the customer and independent reviews confirm the product’s durability? In other words, is what the brand claims actually true?
- Is the product made as ethically and sustainably as possible in the first place?
- Does the company have exceptional after care? How is the customer service if something does break? Do they have a good repair policy? Is there an exceptionally long guarantee?
- Is the product’s design timeless? Will you actually want to continue using or wearing it a decade from now?
Purchasing a gift from BuyMeOnce makes you look like a really great gift-giver with minimal effort on your part. The BuyMeOnce team has done all the research and verification for you, which means that if you have an idea in mind of what you want to get for your loved one, they’ve already chosen the best option for you. Plus, your recipient will be able to keep your gift forever (or, okay, a really long time), and every time they use or wear it, they’ll think of you! Usually people only get that kind of stuff once, on their wedding day.
And of course, it’s a win for the environment because buying something that’s actually durable –– that only is produced once, is repaired instead of tossed in the landfill –– is the most sustainable way to go.
BuyMeOnce Exclusive Discount Code Just for EcoCult Readers
EcoCult readers get an exclusive discount for 15% off their purchase on direct order from now until December 31, 2018 with the code ECOCULT.
*Note: This code will only work with products purchased directly through the BuyMeOnce site. In practice, that means it will work for any product that has the “Add to Cart” button, instead of “Buy Now.”
This post is generously sponsored by BuyMeOnce, an online store that curates and carries only the longest-lasting products on the planet, simultaneously saving you time and money, and supporting the environment. As always, EcoCult only works with companies we believe are doing good things. Support EcoCult by supporting them!