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Chris Mandle

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. something for everyone
    10 Cast-Iron Casserole Pots, Vetted 10 WaysWe asked Strategist staff, cool people, and did a bit of internet snooping, too.
  5. painless shopping
    15 Actually Stylish Jigsaw Puzzles (That You Can Buy On Amazon)Including design-y, surrealist, and canine options.
  6. 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.
  7. people’s choice
    The Best Coffee Grinders on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding burr grinders, manual grinders, and bean-to-cup machines.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. painless shopping
    11 Highly Giftable Chess Sets (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including minimalist, colourful, and museum-y options.
  11. 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.
  12. gift guide
    32 Strategist-Approved Stocking Stuffers (That Are Under £20)The products we love that are easy on the wallet.
  13. celebrity shopping
    What Romesh Ranganathan Can’t Live Without“I’d say I moisturise my ankles more than anywhere else.”
  14. 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.”
  15. people’s choice
    The Best Cast-Iron Pots on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best oval, miniature, and shallow options.
  16. 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.
  17. celebrity shopping
    What Clara Amfo Can’t Live Without“My catchphrase is: ‘You’ll never catch me ashy in these streets.’”
  18. 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.”
  19. celebrity shopping
    What Architect Ian Ritchie Can’t Live Without“Before the COVID-19 pandemic, this beautifully designed little speaker was indispensable.”
  20. 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.
  21. celebrity shopping
    What Russell Tovey Can’t Live Without“You’ve got to keep dogs’ teeth nice and clean.”
  22. 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.
  23. celebrity shopping
    What Chocolatier Paul A. Young Can’t Live WithoutIncluding a waterproof notebook, the craft chocolate he never tires of, and Cornish salt.
  24. people’s choice
    The Best Printers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best LaserJet, the best inkjet, and the best portable options.
  25. 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.
  26. celebrity shopping
    What Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen Can’t Live Without“Lockdown has given me a newfound love for cleaning.”
  27. this thing’s incredible
    Like Strategist Readers, I Too Buy This £12 Gel Moisturiser on RepeatThe cooling sensation feels like dunking my head in Tooting Bec Lido.
  28. skin week
    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.
  29. people’s choice
    The Best Treadmills on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best treadmill for beginners, the best for serious gymgoers, and the best for incline runs.
  30. recommended by experts
    The Best LGBTQ+ Books, According to LGBTQ+ Authors“It made my little bisexual heart sing and cry.”
  31. people’s choice
    The Best Chef’s Knives on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best Japanese knife, the best stainless steel knife, and the best luxury option.
  32. celebrity shopping
    What Latex-Wear Designer Atsuko Kudo Can’t Live Without“Its the lazy me’s favourite party lipstick.”
  33. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: (Not-Offensive-Looking) Office Chairs Under £200We help a reader looking to improve their work-from-home setup.
  34. painless shopping
    29 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Balcony Décor Accents You Can Buy on AmazonIncluding fancy planters, bistro furniture, and waterproof cushions.
  35. people’s choice
    The Best Blenders on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best immersion blender, the best for protein shakes, and the best high-powered blender.
  36. people’s choice
    The Best Coffee Machines on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best bean-to-cup machine, the best pod machine, and the best programmable option.
  37. people’s choice
    The Best Rice Cookers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best for solo diners, the best digital and analogue options, and the best for large crowds.
  38. recommended by experts
    The Best Rice Cookers, According to Food Writers and ChefsFrom the luxury Japanese model to the best for crowds.
  39. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Bulk-Buy Shampoo and SPF Moisturiser EditionIn our new advice column, we take your shopping questions and quiz friends, call up experts, and draw from personal experience to answer them.
  40. painless shopping
    56 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Office Accents That You Can Buy on AmazonIncluding a hard-to-break mug, a concrete succulent planter, and a statusy notebook.
  41. people’s choice
    The Best Vacuum Cleaners on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewsIncluding the best cordless vacuums, the best for tackling pet hair, and the best robot vacuums.
  42. celebrity shopping
    What Director Amma Asante (MBE) Can’t Live Without“I think it’s good karma, and good Chi generally, to carry a big fat purse.”
  43. recommended by experts
    The Best Hair Dryers, According to Stylists, Salon Owners, and Hair ExpertsIncluding the best travel hair dryer, the best for Afro-textured hair, and the best quick-drying option.
  44. trust me i should know
    The 9 Things I May Destroy You’s Hair and Makeup Designer Carries at All TimesIncluding “the fairy godmother” of hand sanitiser (that can be used to tackle spots, too).
  45. strategist investigates
    How to Wear a Face Mask With Glasses (Without Them Falling Off or Fogging)We asked an operating theatre nurse, NHS worker, and spectacle manufacturers for the best tips and advice.
  46. painless shopping
    47 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Kitchen Accessories (You Can Buy on Amazon)Including an Art Deco cafetière and a decidedly Nordic tablecloth.
  47. this thing’s incredible
    These Silicone Grabbers (Used by Cyclists) Keep My Glasses and My Face Mask OnThey hook around your ears, they’re comfy, and they cost just 79 pence each.
  48. people’s choice
    The Best Paddling Pools on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best large pool, the best for babies, and the best with a canopy.
  49. people’s choice
    The Best Induction-Safe Pans on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersFrom the best casserole dish to the best 15-piece pan set.
  50. father’s day
    17 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Buy From Black-Owned BusinessesNo matter your dad’s taste, consider supporting a black business this year.
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