MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Chris Mandle

  1. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Help Me Find Noise-Cancelling Headphones Under £200In this edition of “Ask the Strategist,” we help a reader find the best noise-cancelling headphones under £200.
  2. painless shopping
    23 Valentine’s Day Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including a soothing pillow spray and a surrealism jigsaw puzzle.
  3. painless shopping
    31 Cheapest, Nicest Valentine’s Day Gifts From the Most Expensive BrandsIncluding Gucci incense sticks, a Prada water bottle, and a soap from Chanel.
  4. 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.
  5. strategist investigates
    What Are the Best Lateral-Flow or PCR Tests for International Travel?We found the best deals on lateral-flow and PCR COVID-19 tests for your next international trip.
  6. painless shopping
    The 35 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of BoyfriendWhat to buy new boyfriends, foodie boyfriends, and boyfriends who suffer two-day hangovers.
  7. recommended by experts
    The Best Home Coffee Makers, According to Coffee ProfessionalsIncluding the best stovetop options, the best for cold brew, and the best cafetières.
  8. gifts they might actually want
    The 51 Best 30th-Birthday Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including what to get your friends who love cold brew, composting, and modernist architecture.
  9. celebrity shopping
    What Snoochie Shy Can’t Live Without“I love it so much I named my cat after it.”
  10. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Lip Balm?We asked seven cool people — from makeup artists to celebrity facialists — for their top picks.
  11. recommended by experts
    The Best Hand Creams, According to ExpertsIncluding the best for nail and cuticle care, the best cruelty-free option, and the best oil-free hand cream.
  12. painless shopping
    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.
  13. recommended by experts
    How to Care for Your House Plants in Winter, According to ExpertsIncluding advice on watering them, giving them enough light, and providing the best temperature — as well as the best tools for the job.
  14. painless shopping
    The 47 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.
  15. gifts they might actually want
    35 Strategist-Approved Stocking Stuffers (That Are Under £20)The products we love that are easy on the wallet.
  16. painless shopping
    The 47 Best Gifts (That You Can Buy on Amazon) for Every Type of DadWhat to buy goofy dads, workaholics, and dads who can’t stay out of the kitchen this Christmas.
  17. people’s choice
    The Best Air Beds on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best king-size, single, and kid-friendly options.
  18. celebrity shopping
    What Kano Can’t Live Without“I’ve come to love it, even if guests are like ‘Do you know how long it’s taking to boil?’”.
  19. painless shopping
    32 Gifts Under £10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)No matter whom you’re buying for, these gifts won’t break the bank.
  20. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Plant People, According to Plant ExpertsFrom stylish planters and pots to essential gardening tools.
  21. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Coffee Lovers, According to Baristas and Coffee RoastersIncluding German-designed grinders, stylish kettles, and status-y chocolate.
  22. cyber monday 2021
    All the Best Cyber Monday Deals on AmazonIncluding deals on a Nintendo Switch, Tik-Tok cleansers, and of course, Amazon devices.
  23. black friday 2021
    All the Best Black Friday Deals on AmazonIncluding deals on a Nintendo Switch, Tik-Tok cleansers, and of course, Amazon devices.
  24. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Drag Queens, According to Drag Queens“Nothing better than some easy slip-on (but somewhat sturdy slippers) after a long day in fuck-me pumps.”
  25. painless shopping
    29 Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including gifts for godsons, great-grannies, and more.
  26. painless shopping
    The Best Advent Calendars for Every Kind of PersonWe’ve rounded up the best Advent calendars for every kind of person (and pet) in your life, whether they’re a plant lover or a cheese aficionado.
  27. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for People Who Love Pasta, According to Pasta ChefsIncluding tools, merch, and giftable pantry items.
  28. people’s choice
    The Best Home Speakers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersFrom the best soundbar to the best tower speaker.
  29. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Office Chairs?Magazine editors, architects, and other cool people recommend their favourites.
  30. painless shopping
    24 Highly Giftable Coffee-Table Books (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including books on fly fishing, Britpop, and interiors.
  31. plant week
    35 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Balcony Décor Accents You Can Buy on AmazonIncluding fancy planters, bistro furniture, and waterproof cushions.
  32. plant week
    35 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Patio Décor ItemsFrom garden benches to miniature greenhouses, we’ve found options for every kind of space.
  33. plant week
    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.
  34. plant week
    10 Secateurs, Vetted 10 WaysWe asked florists and cool people, and did a bit of internet snooping, too.
  35. plant week
    The Best Indoor Plants (You Can Buy on Amazon)We found big and small options for every space in your home.
  36. plant week
    17 (Actually Stylish) Artificial Plants You Can Buy on AmazonFrom ferns to fiddle-leaf figs, we scoured Amazon for actually nice-looking faux plants.
  37. plant week
    The Best Plant Pots, According to People With Excellent TasteWe asked cool people, including a fashion designer and a candle-shop owner, for their favourites.
  38. plant week
    The Best Plants for Balconies and Patios, According to ExpertsFrom those suited to shady spots to a plant simply impossible to kill.
  39. recommended by experts
    The Best Craft Seltzers and Sodas, According to ExpertsWe asked bodega owners, trend analysts, and food writers for their favourites.
  40. people’s choice
    The Best Electric Toothbrushes, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best for sensitive teeth, the best for braces, and the best for traveling.
  41. people’s choice
    The Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewsFrom the best quiet options, the best with high suction, and the best ones that can mop floors, too.
  42. celebrity shopping
    What By Rotation Founder Eshita Kabra Can’t Live Without“I give one of these to my dog at 11 p.m. before bedtime. I don’t know if it’s a placebo thing, but he calms down immediately.”
  43. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Raincoat for Men?We asked celebrity stylists, magazine editors, and outdoorsy types for their recommendations, from packable cagoules to wax jackets.
  44. painless shopping
    The 24 Best Gifts for Every Type of Person (From Black-Owned Businesses)Including what to get your hard-to-shop-for cousin, your new boyfriend’s family, and your frazzled colleague.
  45. people’s choice
    The Best Dog Halloween Costumes, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best Ghostbuster, the best Wonder Woman, and the best Freddy Krueger outfit.
  46. painless shopping
    48 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Kitchen Accessories (You Can Buy on Amazon)Including a gnocchi paddle and an Art Deco spoon rest.
  47. people’s choice
    The Best Home Projectors on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best for outdoor viewing, the best for gaming, and the best value.
  48. celebrity shopping
    What Novelist Leïla Slimani Can’t Live Without“I’m convinced I will write something good as long as I do it in this pen.”
  49. people’s choice
    The Best Earphones on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best for kids, for running, and for sound quality.
  50. recommended by experts
    The Best Home Speakers, According to Audio ExpertsIncluding the best speakers for TV and movies, the best Alexa-compatible speakers, and the best speakers on a budget.
More Articles