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Katherine Gillespie is a writer at the Strategist who covers outdoor essentials, including gear for cycling, hiking, and enjoying time outside. She was previously an editor at Paper.

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    The 13 Best Women’s Hiking Boots and ShoesFor rugged thru-hikes or just day trips upstate.
  2. ask a cool person
    What Is the Best Lingerie?From minimalist Cuup to extravagant Coco de Mer.
  3. valentines day 2023
    66 Valentine’s Day Gifts (Under $50) for Every Type of PersonIncluding status chocolate, beer accessories, and a picnic basket for two.
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    A Gift for Every Type of GirlfriendFrom splurges to “just because” pick-me-ups.
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    The 11 Very Best Swim GogglesNever get water in your eyes again.
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    The 15 Very Best White Sneakers for Women“You can’t go wrong with Air Force 1s, and as a native New Yorker, I would feel embarrassed not to own a pair.”
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    Here’s a Classic Patagonia Fleece for Just $89It’s the original and stlll the best winter anorak, according to our editors.
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    The 18 Best Camping ChairsBecause logs aren’t as comfortable as they look.
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    The Very Best Dog BedsFor sprawlers, burrowers, nappers, and every dog in between.
  12. painless shopping
    The 35 Best Plants to Buy From Amazon’s (Continuously Growing) SelectionFrom fiddle-leaf figs to ponytail palms.
  13. deal of the day
    Baggu’s Perfect Commuter Bag Is Currently 31 Percent OffIt’s one of our all-time favorite canvas totes.
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    The Very Best Dog FoodsVets weigh in on the foods they feed their own dogs and recommend specific brands for sensitive stomachs and allergies.
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    The 14 Very Best Women’s ParkasStay warm without looking like a marshmallow.
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    The 9 Very Best Teeth-Whitening Toothpastes and KitsThe key ingredient? Hydrogen peroxide.
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    The 11 Very Best Protein PowdersIncluding animal- and plant-based protein powders in different flavors.
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    The 12 Best Natural Cleaning ProductsIncluding all-purpose cleaners and more specific options for the kitchen, the bathroom, and hardwood floors.
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    These Gym-Ready Nike Leggings Are Just $52 TodayShould your New Year require new workout gear.
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    The Best Gifts for Grilling Enthusiasts, According to People Who GrillYou won’t find extra-long tongs here.
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    The Very Best Women’s LoungewearFind your Entireworld replacement here.
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    The Best Gifts for New Grandparents, According to GrandparentsIncluding keepsake books, picture frames, and other gifts to celebrate the milestone.
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    The 76 Best Travel Gift Ideas, According to Frequent TravelersFrom a handheld translation device to a foldable water bottle.
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    The Best Gifts for Hikers, According to HikersFrom fancy sporks to durable backpacks.
  25. celebrity shopping
    What Paul Feig Can’t Live Without“I’m just desperate to get all shoelaces out of my life.”
  26. holiday gifts 2022
    29 Stocking Stuffers Under $15 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including the best white T-shirt, fancy condiments, and celebrity-approved incense.
  27. year in review
    The Best Thing I Bought This Year Was a $2 Box CutterI’ll never use my house key to slice through packing tape again.
  28. deal of the day
    Our Best Overall Women’s Sweater Is 25 Percent Off TodayIt’s a staffer favorite that’s woven with fluffy alpaca and mohair wool.
  29. holiday gifts 2022
    The Best Books for Every Type of MomWhether she likes fiction, memoir, or the Real Housewives franchise.
  30. holiday gifts 2022
    The Best Gifts for Knitters, According to KnittersWhether they’re beginners or serious crafters.
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    The Best Gifts for Formula 1 Fans, According to Formula 1 FansGift box, box, box.
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    The Best Gifts for Bird Lovers, According to BirdersFrom status binoculars to field guides.
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    The 13 Best Men’s Winter BootsWarm and waterproof options for inclement weather.
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    The Very Best Long Underwear for WomenCozy base layers for all your cold-weather activities.
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    The 14 Best Winter Boots for WomenThe warmest and most waterproof options for inclement weather.
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    The 13 Very Best Gloves for WomenWhether you’re grabbing a pole on the G train or skiing.
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    The 14 Very Best Silk Pajamas for WomenOne pick is the silk version of the shirt Nicole Kidman wears in Eyes Wide Shut.
  38. strategist hive mind
    63 Holiday Shopping TipsHoliday-related proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist’s staff and contributors.
  39. cyber monday 2022
    All the Best Cyber Monday Deals at LululemonFrom our favorite yoga pants to workout scrunchies.
  40. cyber monday 2022
    Everything Is 35 Percent Off at Girlfriend Collective’s Cyber Monday SaleStock up on the compression leggings, unitards, and bras beloved by Strategist staffers.
  41. black friday 2022
    All the Best Black Friday Deals at LululemonFrom our favorite yoga pants to workout scrunchies.
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    The 10 Very Best Outdoor HeatersWhether you’re stoop-sitting, RV-ing, or hosting an outdoor event.
  43. deal of the day
    J.Crew’s Classic Nordic Boots Are Under $100 Right NowPerfect for winter, they’re cozy yet stylish.
  44. deal of the day
    Here’s a Flattering Winter Fleece From REI for Just $35A reliable layering piece that’s perfect for cold-weather adventures.
  45. best in class
    The 13 Very Best Wool SocksWhether you’re out hiking, heading to the office, or lounging at home.
  46. celebrity shopping
    What ‘New Sounds’ Host John Schaefer Can’t Live Without“I have no time for light milk chocolate.”
  47. deal of the day
    These Discreet Madewell Rain Boots Are $25 OffRubber boots that are cute enough for any weather.
  48. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Go Bikepacking, Minus the BikeIt’s like backpacking, except on wheels.
  49. this thing’s incredible
    This Keyboard Turns My iPhone Into a Tiny TypewriterWith a satisfying click-clack sound.
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    The 11 Very Best Sleeper SofasIncluding compact sleeper chairs and pullout options.
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