I was fortunate enough to have a nonna who passed down to me a well-worn skillet seasoned over the course of her lifetime. It is a classic heirloom. But if I didn’t have this skillet, I would make my own heirloom and own a Finex. This Portland-based manufacturer has made subtle innovative tweaks to the classic pan, including a cool-fast spiral handle, extra-thick castings and an easy-pour octagonal shape. It’s a perfect combination of old and new technology that’s also “good forever,” which…maybe excuses you from future gift-giving?