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Chris Mandle

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    The 47 Best 30th-Birthday GiftsIncluding what to get your friends who love composting, minimalism, and vinyl.
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    The 5 Very Best Carpet Steam CleanersTo keep carpets clean like a professional.
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    The 5 Very Best Robot Vacuum CleanersDelegate the dusting (without hiring a cleaner).
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    16 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Coffee TablesIncluding wood, glass, and concrete options.
  5. saw something said something
    Kate Middleton Wore Earrings From a Strategist-Approved Black-Owned BrandI knew her architectural earrings looked familiar — we’d covered jewellery brand Chalk before.
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    These £12 Scent Tags Make My Wardrobe Smell Like the Liberty’s Changing RoomThe smoke-and-musk aroma has lasted over six months.
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  8. recommended by experts
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    The 5 Very Best Handheld Vacuum CleanersWe separated the duds from the actually good models.
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    36 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Balcony Décor AccentsIncluding fancy planters, bistro furniture, and waterproof cushions.
  11. best in class
    The 6 Very Best Rice CookersFrom the luxury Japanese model to the best for crowds.
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    The Very Best Hard-Side SuitcasesNot all hard-shells are created equal.
  13. father’s day
    19 Father’s Day Gifts You Can Buy From Black-Owned BusinessesNo matter your dad’s taste, consider supporting a Black business this year.
  14. father’s day
    28 Father’s Day Gifts Under £10Including a dill pickle seasoning for popcorn, a book that’ll remind him of the Tate, and an odour-eliminating candle.
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    34 Father’s Day Gifts Under £20Including gifts for birding dads, dads who love doodling, and highly competitive dads.
  16. father’s day
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  17. this thing’s incredible
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    The 48 Best Gifts for Every Type of DadWhat to buy goofy dads, workaholics, and dads who can’t stay out of the kitchen this Father’s Day.
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    The 5 Very Best SuitcasesWe polled frequent fliers and pored over reader reviews to find the best light, hard-shell, and inexpensive options.
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    The 7 Very Best Lip BalmsWe consulted experts, pored over reader reviews, and asked everyone from ballet dancers to DJs for their recommendations.
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    The 7 Very Best Vacuum CleanersIncluding budget options, handheld vacuums, and ones that can tackle pet hair.
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    The 9 Very Best White T-shirts for MenIncluding boxy, lightweight, and multipack options.
  23. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Sunglasses for Women?We quizzed eight cool people, including podcasters, singers, and fashion editors, about their favourite shades.
  24. best in class
    The 5 Very Best Coffee GrindersIncluding the best manual, automatic, and extra-quiet options.
  25. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Sunglasses for Men?11 experts, including writers, fashion editors, and musicians, tell us their top picks.
  26. foot week
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  27. celebrity shopping
    What Designer Charlie Casely-Hayford Can’t Live Without“Yes, these are technically women’s pyjamas.”
  28. best in class
    The 7 Very Best Coffee MakersIncluding the best for pour-over, filter coffee, and espresso.
  29. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Stock a Nonalcoholic Home Bar, According to ExpertsIncluding the nonalcoholic liqueur a self-professed coffee snob swears by.
  30. best in class
    The 5 Very Best Office ChairsIncluding a surprisingly supportive chair for under £70.
  31. celebrity shopping
    What Derry Girls’ Dylan Llewellyn Can’t Live Without“I like my curly hair, but it can certainly have a mind of its own sometimes.”
  32. best in class
    The 7 Very Best Plants for Balconies and PatiosWhether your space is shady, a sun-trap, or tight for space, we’ve found a plant for you.
  33. painless shopping
    The 48 Best Gifts for Every Type of BrotherIncluding what to buy the Depop-savvy little brother and the brother who grinds his own beans.
  34. best in class
    The 8 Very Best Hand CreamsIncluding the best for nail and cuticle care, the best cruelty-free option, and the best oil-free hand cream.
  35. recommended by experts
    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.
  36. painless shopping
    The Best Indoor Plants on AmazonWe found big and small options for every space in your home.
  37. painless shopping
    15 Actually Stylish Jigsaw PuzzlesIncluding design-y, surrealist, and canine options.
  38. recommended by experts
    The Best Craft Seltzers and Sodas, According to ExpertsWe asked bodega owners, trend analysts, and food writers for their favourites.
  39. recommended by experts
    How to Make Cold-Brew Coffee at Home, According to BaristasIt’s a lot easier than you think.
  40. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Mother’s Day Gifts, From £5 to £100It can be hard to find that special gift for Mother’s Day — so we called some trusted contacts (with excellent taste) for their recommendations.
  41. painless shopping
    32 Posters That You’d Actually FrameFrom movie posters to Kandinsky prints.
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    18 Mother’s Day Gifts From Black-Owned BusinessesFor mums who are partial to a gin cocktail to those who are in need of a night in.
  43. best in class
    The 5 Very Best Olive OilsWe asked food-industry professionals for the best options, from blended to extra-virgin options.
  44. something for everyone
    11 Mother’s Day Flower Bouquets, Vetted 11 Different WaysIncluding an interior designer’s favourite, Strategist staff picks, and flowers that will survive an international flight.
  45. painless shopping
    35 Mother’s Day Gifts Under £20Including garden decor, gifts for Zoom fatigue, and faux flowers.
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    23 Healthy Snacks You Can Buy on AmazonIncluding sweet, crunchy, and smearable options.
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    30 Mother’s Day Gifts Under £10Including bath salts for stressed-out mums, gardening gifts, and a new read for her book club.
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    48 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Kitchen AccessoriesIncluding a gnocchi paddle and an Art Deco spoon rest.
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    24 Highly Giftable Coffee-Table BooksIncluding books on fly fishing, Britpop, and interiors.
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    The 33 Best Gifts for Every Type of BoyfriendWhat to buy new boyfriends, foodie boyfriends, and boyfriends who suffer two-day hangovers.
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