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  1. 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.
  2. gifts they might actually want
    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.
  3. gifts they might actually want
    The Best (Strategist-Approved) Gifts for GardenersWhether they’re the proud cultivator of an English-style cottage garden or an apartment gardener growing windowsill basil.
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    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.
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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.
  6. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 5-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedWith input from child therapists, toy historians, and Instagram parents.
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    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 2-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedAccording to child psychologists, discerning parents, and toy historians.
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    The Best Shoe Organizers, According to Professional OrganizersHave a big shoe collection but short on space? We got you covered.
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    The Best Gifts for 6-Month-Olds, According to ExpertsBooks, toys, and other gifts that encourage sensory exploration, motor skills, and cause and effect in 6-month-olds.
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    It’s Nearly Outdoor-Heater Season AgainTemperatures may be dropping, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay warm outside.
  11. the toy matrix
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 4-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedWe talked with child psychologists, discerning parents, nannies, toy buyers, and toy historians to find the best gifts for your growing toddler.
  12. celebrity shopping
    What Natalie Imbruglia Can’t Live Without“I’ve got these mood-enhancing sunglasses I’ve been wearing, so between that and the perfume, I’m walking around blissed out.”
  13. ask a cool person
    What’s the Next Non-White Bed Moment?Instead of crisp hotel whites, think lived-in, tonal bedscapes.
  14. gifts they might actually want
    A Gift for Every Type of GirlfriendFrom a book about mushrooms to a cold-brew maker.
  15. 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.
  16. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Quilts?Twenty-seven options that keep the spirit of the traditional craft alive.
  17. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Chelsea Boots for Women?This season, it’s all about the lug sole.
  18. this thing’s incredible
    This Take-Apart Toy Turns My Toddler Into a Would-Be Car MechanicIt’s just as fun putting it together as taking it apart.
  19. ask a cool person
    The Best Duvet Covers, According to Interior DesignersFrom luxurious hotel-style duvet covers to relaxed linen options and more.
  20. gifts they might actually want
    The Best 10th Wedding-Anniversary GiftsWe found creative options for the traditional tenth wedding-anniversary gift materials: tin and aluminum.
  21. celebrity shopping
    What LeVar Burton Can’t Live Without“This is the most elegant hot sauce I’ve ever eaten — it has truffles in it.”
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    The Best Products for a Sustainable Kitchen, According to ExpertsExperts share their tips on how to make your kitchen as free of plastics, paper, and waste as possible.
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    The 14 Best Wall Ladders, According to Interior DesignersIncluding teak, metal, and brass designs.
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    The Best Baby-Shower Gifts, According to ExpertsFrom clothes to gear to teethers to décor to treats for mom, these 85 gifts will ensure you do not show up empty-handed.
  25. ask a cool person
    The Best Bras for Small Breasts, According to Stylish WomenFrom underwires to the unlined — we’ve got you covered.
  26. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Silk Pajamas for Women?Silk sleepwear (and one satin set) for the sweetest of dreams.
  27. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Black Work Pants for Women?We asked 14 stylish women who practically live in black pants during working hours to help us find the best pairs.
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    What Pet Owners Need to Clean and Protect Their Furniture, According to ExpertsIncluding (actually attractive) furniture covers, tape to prevent scratching, and sprays to deter chewing.
  29. sweat week
    Does a Natural Antiperspirant Actually Exist?An unusually good natural deodorant made us wonder.
  30. trust me i should know
    Everything I Used to Furnish My Toddler’s (Montessori-Inspired) PlayroomFrom furniture to storage to mats, I imagine a lot of it will take Augie into his preschool years and beyond.
  31. ask a cool person
    The Best Desk Lamps, According to Architects and Interior DesignersFrom tried-and-true classic task lamps to contemporary light sculptures.
  32. sweat week
    The Best Cooling Sheets, According to Sleep ExpertsTwelve options for anyone who is always chasing the cool side of the pillow.
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    The Best Toy Storage, According to Professional OrganizersNever step on a rogue Lego again.
  34. painless shopping
    17 Home Décor Accents From AAPI-Owned BrandsFrom fruit bowls for the kitchen to alarm clocks for the bedroom to magazine racks for the living room (or bathroom).
  35. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Water Shoes?A bunch of options for hiking across rivers, swimming through ponds, or just strolling along the surf.
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    The Best Skin Care to Use While Pregnant (and Nursing), According to ExpertsEleven doctors on the ingredients to absolutely avoid, alternative ingredients to look for, and the best products expectant (and new) moms can use.
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    The Best Face Washes, According to Dermatologists and Skin-Care ExpertsA face wash for every skin type, recommended by skin-care experts.
  38. ask a cool person
    What Is the Best Sun Hat?Everything from resort-worthy straw hats to no-fuss bucket hats to classic baseball caps.
  39. painless shopping
    15 Pairs of (Actually Wearable) Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for KidsIn a range of prices and styles, including some parent-approved pairs.
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    31 Meaningful Condolence Gifts for Grieving Loved OnesAccording to grief and loss experts.
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    How to Treat and Prevent Scars, According to DermatologistsIf that left a mark, here’s how to get rid of a scar — hint: the earlier you treat it, the better.
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    An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Camping, According to Camping Experts“You’re going to have more fun if you’re prepared.”
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    How to Clean a Slipcover, According to ExpertsTips and products that’ll keep your slipcovers looking straight out of a Pottery Barn catalogue.
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    The Best Cooling Mattress Toppers, According to Sleep ExpertsIncluding one that’s hydro-powered.
  45. ask a cool person
    The Best Weekend Travel Bags, According to Seasoned TravelersFrequent flyers on their favorite bags to pack for weekend escapes.
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    The Best Face Washes for Oily Skin, According to DermatologistsGood-bye, grease — remember to choose a cleanser that’s gentle yet effective.
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    The Best Wall Sconces (Under $500), According to Interior DesignersIn addition to saving space, wall sconces can make a room more functional, dimensional, and, of course, brighter.
  48. ask a cool person
    The Best Drinking Glasses, According to Restaurant and Interior-Design ExpertsNineteen interior designers and service-industry professionals weigh in on their favorite glasses for water, juice, iced tea, or something stronger.
  49. strategist investigates
    The Strategist Megaguide to Beating Supply-Chain IssuesCan’t find things like patio furniture, sofas, and black pants with a 36-inch waist? We’re here to help.
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    The Best Face Mists, According to Dermatologists and AestheticiansIncluding mists for flying and after sun, as well as options with rose water, essential oils, and just good ole H2O.
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