There’s no belonging more special than one that’s been loved by generations of your family before you. Having your grandmother’s set of china, your grandfather’s briefcase or your great aunt’s most beloved ring is not only meaningful to you but it helps to save resources. This holiday season instead of just looking for recycled materials or low emissions products, look for something that will last forever. It is much better to buy something that will never be thrown away than to buy an organic t-shirt that will only last a season. The best part is that heirloom gifts don’t always have to break the bank — though they can if you want them too — check out our heirloom gift guide to find affordable presents to last through many lifetimes.