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Ailbhe Malone

Senior Editor, the Strategist

Ailbhe Malone is a senior editor at the Strategist based in the United Kingdom. She joined the Strategist in 2019, launching the UK site. Previously, she was lifestyle editor at BuzzFeed UK.

  1. baby sleep
    Our Favorite Swaddles (of the 29 We’ve Tried)“I purchased many a sleep sack at 3 a.m., and time and time again, nothing was able to beat the Halo.”
  2. saw something said something
    We Found Lorde’s Water Bottle — And a Stanley This Is NotHuge but not dumb-looking. Colorful but not babyish.
  3. strategist round table
    7 Strategist Editors Discuss the Gifts They’re Getting Their KidsWe infiltrated the brain trust to find the best children’s gifts.
  4. one stop shop
    The Best, Most Surprising Travel MinisFrom skin care to shampoo, it’s a treasure trove of tinies.
  5. gifts they might actually want
    The 36 Best Gifts for Every Type of MumIncluding skin care, yoga blocks, and more.
  6. painless shopping
    17 (Funny, Unusual, Artful, Tasteful) Valentine’s Day CardsWe’ve found options for pretty much everyone — even those who hate the holiday but secretly keep an eye on the postbox.
  7. painless shopping
    The 33 Best Gifts for Every Type of GirlfriendWe recommend the best gifts, from long-term partners to “Is it official yet?” girlfriends.
  8. painless shopping
    32 Gifts for Every Type of WifeWhatever their interests, we’re here to help.
  9. painless shopping
    21 Best Gifts Under £5 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)We’ve scoured Amazon (and our archives) to find 21 gifts, all under £5, for even the pickiest of giftees.
  10. cyber monday 2021
    Our Favourite Cyber Monday Deals (That Would Make Good Gifts)Cyber Monday is a good time to buy a big-ticket (and eminently giftable) item on sale.
  11. cyber monday 2021
    All the Best Cyber Monday Deals and SalesAll the best deals and savings on brands like Lululemon, Missoma, Amazon, Glossier, and more.
  12. black friday 2021
    All the Best Black Friday Deals and SalesAll the best deals and savings on brands like Lululemon, Missoma, Amazon, Glossier, and more.
  13. black friday 2021
    Our Favourite Black Friday Deals (That Would Make Good Gifts)Black Friday is a good time to buy a big-ticket (and eminently giftable) item on sale.
  14. plant week
    This £14 Solar Fountain Turns My Garden Into a Veritable North London VersaillesI’ve sent proud photos to every group chat — from a patio-gardening friend in Stoke Newington to a rooftop gardener pal in St Gilles.
  15. painless shopping
    18 (Actually Stylish) Winter Coats You Can Buy on AmazonIncluding trenches, puffas, and duffels.
  16. painless shopping
    32 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Living-Room Accents That You Can Buy on AmazonEverything from a set of nesting coffee tables to a luxurious (faux) sheepskin.
  17. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Gifts for New MumsFrom food delivery kits to the softest muslins.
  18. ask the strategist
    Ask the Strategist: Plus-Size Women’s Clothing EditionIn our new advice column, we take your shopping questions and scour friends, call up experts, and draw from personal experience to answer them.
  19. this thing’s incredible
    I’m Revisiting the Harry Potter Audiobooks During Quarantine“The Harry Potter books were the reason I signed up for Audible four years ago … I’ve had the books on rotation ever since.”
  20. this thing’s incredible
    My Puzzle Mat Stops Me Losing My Marbles (and My Jigsaw Pieces) During IsolationNow my kitchen table is also my workspace, it’s pleasing to be able to spread out a puzzle without worrying about how to eat my dinner around it.
  21. trust me i should know
    I Play a Lot of Two-Player Board Games. Here Are My 8 Favourites.Including strategy games, fast-paced games, and games that can be scaled up to four players.
  22. this thing’s incredible
    I Can’t Stop Buying This (Frankly) Insultingly Luxurious Box of ChocolatesThe best part is if you buy enough the chocolates basically pay for themselves