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  1. recommended by experts
    The Best Sun-Protective Clothing for Kids, According to DermatologistsIncluding styles for newborns and teens as old as 16 — and a product you can use in the wash to make any clothes more sun-protective.
  2. mother’s day 2021
    The Best Food Gifts for Every Type of MomWhether she’s a gourmand or just likes to snack.
  3. recommended by experts
    The Best Swim Gear for Babies, According to Swim InstructorsEverything you need to get your little one in the water.
  4. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 2-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedAccording to child psychologists, discerning parents, and toy historians.
  5. trust me i should know
    The Stuff Every Korean Family Buys From the Supermarket Is Also OnlineThe spoons, low tables, and food storage containers you’ll find in most Korean households.
  6. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 1-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedSourced with the help of child psychologists, grandparents, and the occasional celebrity.
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    The Best Baby Monitors, According to Parents and Sleep ConsultantsFrom traditional video monitors, to “smart” devices that can track how your baby is sleeping, to a simple, affordable audio monitor.
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    The Best Natural Cleaning Products, According to ExpertsIncluding many all-purpose cleaners you can use around the whole house and some more specific options for the kitchen, the bathroom, and floors.
  9. now that i know better
    How I’d Redo My Baby Registry: With Splurgy Diapers and a Moses Basket“The frilly trim looks adorably old-fashioned.”
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    The Best Removable Wallpaper, According to Interior DesignersPeel, stick, and repeat.
  11. recommended by experts
    The Best Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Sponges, According to ExpertsFrom sponges to dishcloths to scrubbers, all are made with natural materials and will last longer than your Scotch-Brite.
  12. a long talk
    Time to Say Goodbye Is the Only Asian American Podcast Saying the Hard StuffThe show takes on Asian American and international politics with a leftist POV and a healthy dose of skepticism.
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    The Best Products for a Sustainable Kitchen, According to ExpertsExperts share their tips on how to make your kitchen as plastic-, paper-, and waste-free as possible.
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    The Best Outdoor Toys for Kids, According to ExpertsIncluding foam pogo sticks, a backyard roller coaster, and the world’s largest bubbles.
  15. best of new york 2021
    The Best Toy Stores in New YorkA Harlem fixture owned by a former schoolteacher, the packed-to-the-gills shop in Cobble Hill, and more.
  16. reading lists
    The Best Books About Asian American Identity, According to ExpertsIncluding genres from fiction to history to poetry — and authors from Helen Zia to Ocean Vuong to Grace Lee Boggs.
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    The Best Kids’ Bike Helmets, According to ExpertsIncluding easy-to-fit options, styles made for the youngest of riders, and helmets that can be used for skating and scooting as well as biking.
  18. painless shopping
    22 Nice-Looking Dressers (Under $300)Dressers for every type of bedroom décor, all under $300.
  19. recommended by experts
    A Fairly Exhaustive Guide to FlatwareFor every kitchen table.
  20. painless shopping
    35 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Patio Décor ItemsIncluding outdoor furniture, rugs, and lighting.
  21. recommended by experts
    The Best Art Easels for Kids, According to Art Educators and ParentsFrom a $20 (art-teacher-approved) easel to a model more appropriate for teens who are getting serious about their work.
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    The Best Baby-Shower Gifts, According to ExpertsFrom clothes to gear to teethers to décor to treats for mom, these 74 gifts will ensure you do not show up empty-handed.
  23. celebrity shopping
    What Author Jenny Han Can’t Live Without“This is the secret to movie-theater popcorn at home.”
  24. this thing’s incredible
    This Truly Customizable Notebook Has Replaced (Most of) My Many OthersIts rather ingenious insert system allows you to package up to three or four separate notebooks between the same two covers.
  25. recommended by experts
    The Best Down Pillows, According to ExpertsWhether you sleep on your side, stomach, back, or all three, the right down pillow can bring a touch of hotel-style luxury to your bed.
  26. gifts they might actually want
    The Best (Strategist-Approved) Gifts for GardenersWhether they’re the proud cultivator of an English-style cottage garden or a humble apartment gardener hoping to hone their green thumb.
  27. recommended by experts
    The Best Supplies for Making Your Own Baby Food, According to ExpertsOne way to cut down on heavy metals found in processed baby food? Start making it yourself.
  28. painless shopping
    27 Living-Room Décor Accents From Black-Owned BusinessesFrom accent pillows to handmade baskets for organizing your keepsakes.
  29. ask a cool person
    The Best Bedsheets, According to Interior DesignersIncluding cotton percale, linen, sateen, silk, and jersey options, plus a handful made of alternative fabrics like bamboo.
  30. ask a cool person
    The Best Duvet Covers, According to Interior DesignersFrom luxurious hotel-style duvet covers to relaxed linen options and more.
  31. celebrity shopping
    What Taraji P. Henson Can’t Live Without“If you burn something in these pots, you really don’t know what the hell you’re doing.”
  32. painless shopping
    Gee’s Bend Black-Made (Museum-Quality) Quilts Are Now Sold on EtsyIt’s the first time ever that quilts from the rural Alabama community of Black women artists are available to buy online.
  33. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Cloth Napkins?A simple way to elevate your at-home dining experience.
  34. testing testing
    Can the Best (Closed-Loop) Baby Monitor Get Any Better?An Infant Optics owner puts the parent-approved-brand’s newest model to the test.
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    The Best Maternity Workout Clothes, According to ExpertsPilates and yoga instructors, doulas, and some fit, stylish moms share their favorites.
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    The Best (Nice-Looking) Play Mats for Babies and Kids, According to ExpertsAll look just as good in the nursery as they do in the living room.
  37. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Silk Pajamas for Women?Lingerie experts, boutique owners, and all-around stylish women dish on their favorite silken sleepwear.
  38. recommended by experts
    The Best (Ergonomic) Desk Chairs for Kids, According to ExpertsNot all kids’ desk chairs are created equal.
  39. recommended by experts
    The Best (and Warmest) Women’s Long Underwear, According to ExpertsThe best base layers for all your cold-weather activities, from outdoor dining to hitting the slopes.
  40. ask a cool person
    The Best Bed Frames, According to Interior DesignersIncluding platform beds, canopy frames, and upholstered wingback styles — lots of which are less than $1,000.
  41. something for everyone
    23 Floor Lamps, Vetted 23 WaysIncluding an elegant vertical LED light and a circular lamp that looks like the many Charli XCX has.
  42. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Virtual Gifts for Everyone on Your ListFrom guitar lessons to a virtual cooking class.
  43. gifts they might actually want
    35 (Under $30) Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers for Kids and BabiesFrom books to the season’s hottest toys, all are tiny enough to fit inside a stocking.
  44. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 3-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedSourced with the help of child therapists, child-yoga teachers, and tech-columnist dads.
  45. this thing’s incredible
    My Toddler Won’t Stop Playing With These Friction-Powered CarsTheir novel design propels them farther than any other toy cars he’s used and makes the toys much better at navigating bumps and uneven surfaces.
  46. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: What Are Some Shearling-Lined Boots That Aren’t Uggs?Here are 22 alternatives that are just as cozy, cute, and easy to slip on.
  47. office swag
    This New York x Neighborhood Spot Merch Is Another Reason to Love New YorkDo-good streetwear brand Neighborhood Spot created a collection of totes and prints based on the latest “Reasons to Love New York” issue cover.
  48. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Chess Players, According to Chess PlayersWe asked chess players, coaches, grandmasters, and world champions about their favorite things to give to folks like themselves.
  49. celebrity shopping
    What Kyle MacLachlan Can’t Live Without“I am made for the Strategist, because these little details are important and really make a difference in terms of finding something that works well.”
  50. painless shopping
    30 Strategist-Approved Gifts for Your Whole List (That You Can Buy at Macy’s)A bunch of our favorite gifts to give, all conveniently available at the department store that brings you the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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