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    The Best Toothbrushes for Kids, According to DentistsWe asked dentists for their expert picks of the best toothbrushes for any and every child, including toddlers, older children and kids with braces.
  2. trust me i should know
    The 7 Items a Celebrity Animal Trainer Carries at All Times“I’m working on a film set right now. I’m not allowed to say what it is, but the dogs we’re working with go crazy for Swedish meatballs.”
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    The Best Beginner Houseplants, According to ExpertsWe asked experts, from gardening writers to plant-shop owners, for their best plant picks for novices, including one that’s near-impossible to kill.
  4. painless shopping
    39 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Patio Décor ItemsFrom garden benches to miniature greenhouses, we’ve found options for every kind of space.
  5. celebrity shopping
    What Actress Bukky Bakray Can’t Live Without“Shea butter is the holy grail.”
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    The Best Olive Oils, According to ExpertsWe asked food-industry professionals, from chefs to buyers, for their recommendations.
  7. celebrity shopping
    What Grooming Expert Aaron Wallace Can’t Live Without“I listen to a lot of soul and R&B — in fact, I’d argue that I have one of the best ‘90s R&B playlists of all time.”
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    The Best Cast-Iron Casserole Pots, According to ExpertsWe asked chefs and home cooks for their recommendations.
  9. people’s choice
    The Best Board Games for Kids, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best noncompetitive game, the best guessing game, and the best game for kids ages 10 and up.
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    Everything You Need to Work From Home, According to People Who Do It Every DayWith working from home looking like long-term change, we asked experts for their WFH essentials that help boost productivity and keep burnout at bay.
  11. mother’s day
    The Best Virtual Gifts for Mother’s DayWhether she’s into theatre, cheese, or fermenting, there’s a virtual gift for that.
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    The Best Home Coffee Makers, According to Coffee ProfessionalsIncluding the best stovetop options, the best for cold brew, and the best cafetieres.
  13. painless shopping
    36 Mother’s Day Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including garden decor, gifts for Zoom fatigue, and faux flowers.
  14. celebrity shopping
    What Zara Larsson Can’t Live Without“I find it easy to fall for a good discount — in my head I’m like, Oh my God, I’m saving so much money.”
  15. something for everyone
    10 Flower Bouquets, Vetted 10 WaysIncluding an interior designer’s favourite, Strategist staff picks, and flowers that will survive an international flight.
  16. strategist investigates
    When Did Torso Candles Replace Bust Candles?A Strategist investigation.
  17. sleep week
    The Best Bunk Beds on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best triple bunk bed, the best bunk bed for kids, and the best value one, too.
  18. sleep week
    37 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Bedroom Accessories (You Can Buy on Amazon)Including a Fair Trade area rug at an Ikea price.
  19. celebrity shopping
    What Cel Spellman Can’t Live Without“We always drink Yorkshire tea in the Spellman household.”
  20. sleep week
    The Best Anti-Snore Pillows on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIf you (or your partner) are struggling with snoring, a specialist pillow might ensure a decent night’s sleep.
  21. sleep week
    The Best Weighted Blankets on Amazon UK, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewsIncluding the best patterned weighted blanket, the best weighted blanket for hot sleepers, and more.
  22. people’s choice
    The Best Coffee Pod Machines on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersWe found ecofriendly, milk frothing, and miniature options.
  23. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Start Composting, According to Professional GardenersExperts weigh in on the essential tools to start your composting journey.
  24. celebrity shopping
    What Edith Bowman Can’t Live Without“Vaseline? I eat the stuff.”
  25. painless shopping
    29 Cheapest, Nicest Valentine’s Day Gifts From the Most Expensive BrandsIncluding Gucci incense sticks, a Prada water bottle, and Supreme hand warmers.
  26. strategist investigates
    We Investigated Kwame Kwei-Armah’s (Portable) Mini-SaunaThe Young Vic artistic director uses the collapsable device in his home office.
  27. something for everyone
    11 Hand Sanitisers, Vetted 11 Different WaysIncluding fancy-smelling sanitisers, affordable options, and spray ones you can use on your door handle.
  28. painless shopping
    35 Gifts for Every Type of Husband (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Whatever his interests, we’re confident you’ll find a perfect gift in our guide.
  29. painless shopping
    18 (Actually Stylish) Artificial Plants You Can Buy on AmazonFrom ferns to fiddle-leaf figs, we scoured Amazon for actually nice-looking faux plants.
  30. something for everyone
    10 Cast-Iron Casserole Pots, Vetted 10 WaysWe asked Strategist staff, cool people, and did a bit of internet snooping, too.
  31. painless shopping
    15 Actually Stylish Jigsaw Puzzles (That You Can Buy On Amazon)Including design-y, surrealist, and canine options.
  32. something for everyone
    8 Rice Cookers Vetted 8 WaysWe consulted experts, Strategist staff, and did our own sleuthing to find the best rice cooker for every type of person.
  33. people’s choice
    The Best Coffee Grinders on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding burr grinders, manual grinders, and bean-to-cup machines.
  34. painless shopping
    The 42 Best Gifts for Brothers (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including what to buy your Depop-savvy little brother, and the brother who grinds his own beans.
  35. gift guide
    28 Last-Minute Gifts on Amazon for the People You Almost Forgot AboutIncluding suggestions for your kid’s new BFF, your book club’s Secret Santa, and your snack-obsessed colleague.
  36. painless shopping
    11 Highly Giftable Chess Sets (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including minimalist, colourful, and museum-y options.
  37. gift guide
    29 Gifts Under £10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)No matter whom you’re buying for, these gifts won’t break the bank.
  38. gift guide
    32 Strategist-Approved Stocking Stuffers (That Are Under £20)The products we love that are easy on the wallet.
  39. celebrity shopping
    What Romesh Ranganathan Can’t Live Without“I’d say I moisturise my ankles more than anywhere else.”
  40. celebrity shopping
    What Former Irish President Mary McAleese Can’t Live Without“There’s a black hole somewhere in the universe filled with umbrellas I have lost.”
  41. people’s choice
    The Best Cast-Iron Pots on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best oval, miniature, and shallow options.
  42. trust me i should know
    What Aardman’s Model-Maker Uses to Sculpt Gromit, Morph, and Shaun the SheepIncluding the non-splintery cocktail sticks and the best of British modelling clay.
  43. celebrity shopping
    What Clara Amfo Can’t Live Without“My catchphrase is: ‘You’ll never catch me ashy in these streets.’”
  44. celebrity shopping
    What Bettina Korek, Serpentine Galleries CEO, Can’t Live Without“If your sweet tooth has a mind of its own, this should be your new favourite snack.”
  45. celebrity shopping
    What Architect Ian Ritchie Can’t Live Without“Before the COVID-19 pandemic, this beautifully designed little speaker was indispensable.”
  46. recommended by experts
    The Best Blenders, According to ExpertsWe asked everyone from a cookbook author to a supper-club host (plus a few professional chefs) for their recommendations.
  47. celebrity shopping
    What Russell Tovey Can’t Live Without“You’ve got to keep dogs’ teeth nice and clean.”
  48. something for everyone
    12 Chef’s Knives, Vetted 12 Different WaysWe asked experts, our friends, and scoured the internet for the best chef’s knife for every kind of person.
  49. celebrity shopping
    What Chocolatier Paul A. Young Can’t Live WithoutIncluding a waterproof notebook, the craft chocolate he never tires of, and Cornish salt.
  50. people’s choice
    The Best Printers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best LaserJet, the best inkjet, and the best portable options.
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