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  1. people's choice
    The Best Printers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best LaserJet, the best inkjet, and the best portable options.
  2. 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.
  3. celebrity shopping
    What Interior Designer Kelly Hoppen Can’t Live Without“Lockdown has given me a newfound love for cleaning.”
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. recommended by experts
    The Best LGBTQ+ Books, According to LGBTQ+ Authors“It made my little bisexual heart sing and cry.”
  8. 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.
  9. celebrity shopping
    What Latex-Wear Designer Atsuko Kudo Can’t Live Without“Its the lazy me’s favourite party lipstick.”
  10. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: (Not-Offensive-Looking) Office Chairs Under £200We help a reader looking to improve their work-from-home setup.
  11. painless shopping
    29 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Balcony Décor Accents You Can Buy on AmazonIncluding fancy planters, bistro furniture, and waterproof cushions.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. recommended by experts
    The Best Rice Cookers, According to Food Writers and ChefsFrom the luxury Japanese model to the best for crowds.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.”
  20. 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.
  21. 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).
  22. 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.
  23. painless shopping
    47 Cheap But Expensive-Looking Kitchen Accessories (You Can Buy on Amazon)Including an Art Deco cafetière and a decidedly Nordic tablecloth.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. father's day
    33 Father’s Day Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including gifts for birding dads, dads who make sourdough, and highly competitive dads.
  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. father's day
    25 Father’s Day Gifts Under £10 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including a head massager for tightly wound dads, a book that’ll remind him of the Tate, and an odor-eliminating candle.
  31. people's choice
    The Best-Rated Fans, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the quietest fans, the best for desks, and the best-looking options.
  32. people's choice
    The Best Steam Mops on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best for streak-free floors, the best multi-surface option, and the best lightweight mop.
  33. celebrity shopping
    What Penguin Book Illustrator Holly Ovenden Can’t Live Without“I think with my job it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to things that are beautifully designed.”
  34. painless shopping
    32 Posters We Found on Amazon That You’d Actually FrameFrom movie posters to Kandinsky prints.
  35. 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.
  36. people's choice
    The Best Earphones on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best for kids, for running, and for sound quality.
  37. recommended by experts
    How to Stock the Perfect Home Bar, According to ExpertsSo you can experience all the glamour of ordering a martini at a bar without having to change out of your sweatpants.
  38. celebrity shopping
    What Luke Edward Hall Can’t Live Without“We have cultivated a kind of plant and seed addiction.”
  39. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Office Chairs?Magazine editors, architects, and other cool people recommend their favourites.
  40. celebrity shopping
    What Jake Shears Can’t Live Without“People make fun of me for liking it, but I’d take Smirnoff over Grey Goose.”
  41. strategist investigates
    How To Help NHS and Frontline Workers During the Coronavirus CrisisHow to donate food, PPE, toiletries, or even just your time.
  42. people's choice
    The Best Scented Candles on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewersIncluding the best for eliminating odors, the best long-lasting, and the best tea lights.
  43. ask a cool person
    The Best Men’s White T-Shirts, According to Stylish MenIncluding the best luxury option, the best slim-fit and the best for a boxier fit.
  44. what i can't live without
    What Melanie C Can’t Live Without“The Vitamix is bloody noisy. The kids hate me when I turn it on in the morning.”
  45. this thing's incredible
    This Six-Minute Workout App Is a Personal Trainer for Highly Lazy People“Committing to something for such a short window felt far easier than forcing myself on a run.”
  46. recommended by experts
    How to Safely Accept a Home Delivery, According to ExpertsWe spoke to eight experts to find out how to make sure you keep yourself and the delivery person as safe as possible.
  47. celebrity shopping
    What Marina O’Loughlin, Sunday Times Restaurant Critic, Can’t Live Without“Low-carb diets are most emphatically not for me.”
  48. people's choice
    The Best Board Games on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic ReviewsIncluding the best board games for travel, the best games for competitive players, and the best games for two players.
  49. painless shopping
    43 Mother’s Day Gifts Under £20 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including a Strategist-approved jigsaw puzzle, a status-y set of espresso cups, and a can’t-fail lambswool scarf
  50. celebrity shopping
    What Holly Marler, Design Director of Liberty London, Can’t Live Without“Even though I was only wearing silk pyjamas, I still managed to look the most glam in the room.”
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