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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 9 Very Best Weekend BagsDuffels, mini-suitcases, and backpacks for a quick weekend jaunt.
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    The 17 Very Best Shoe OrganizersIncluding a shoe cabinet that has survived four apartments.
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    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.
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    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 5-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedWith input from child therapists, toy historians, and influencer parents.
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    A Gift for Every Type of GirlfriendFrom splurges to “just because” pick-me-ups.
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    The Best Desk Organizers, According to Professional OrganizersFrom desktop trays to file drawers to a very fun postmodern wall system.
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    The Very Best Desk Chairs for KidsNot all kids’ desk chairs are created equal.
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    The Best (Strategist-Approved) Gifts for GardenersFrom the mosquito spray that smells good enough to be worn as cologne to an obsession-worthy propagation station.
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    The Best Sneakers for Kids, According to Parents and Sneaker PeopleAll of the cool kids will be wearing these sneakers back to school
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    The 11 Best Bike Helmets for KidsComfy and cool designs they’ll actually want to wear.
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    The 12 Very Best Silk Pajamas for WomenOne pick is the silk version of the shirt Nicole Kidman wears in Eyes Wide Shut.
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    The 10 Very Best TowelsFrom the best hand towels and towel sets to the luxurious ones primed for a splurge.
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    The Best Outdoor Toys for Kids, According to ExpertsIncluding a geodesic dome for climbing, a backyard mini roller coaster, and the world’s largest bubbles.
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    The Very Best Sun-Protective Clothing for Kids and BabiesIncluding styles for newborns and teens as old as 16 — and a product you can use in the wash to add sun protection to any clothes.
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    The 13 Very Best Products to Get Rid of and Prevent ScarsIf 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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    The Very Best Metal Bed FramesIncluding canopies, color, and high clearance for extra storage.
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  35. father’s day 2022
    The Best Gifts for Foodie DadsFoolproof ideas for the dad who says the quickest way to his heart is through his stomach.
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    The Best Food Gifts for Every Type of DadFrom Maryland crab cakes to New York cheesecake.
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    The 7 Very Best Curtain RodsFrom romantic crystal-globe finials to unobtrusive iron rods with “the smallest rings possible.”
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    The 22 Very Best Bedroom BenchesA bedroom bench is one of those pieces that can tie a whole space together while also being functional — just don’t pile your dirty clothes on it.
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    We Slept on Lots of Linen Sheets, and These Are Our 21 FavoritesFrom heirloom-quality bedding to sheets that come in vibrant jewel tones.
  40. mother’s day 2022
    The Best Food Gifts for Every Type of MomWhether or not you’re celebrating with her, an edible treat is guaranteed to please.
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    The 10 Very Best Glider Rockers for NursingIncluding one that can also charge your phone.
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    The 20 Very Best BedsheetsIncluding cotton-percale, linen, sateen, silk, and jersey options, plus a handful made of alternative fabrics like bamboo.
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    The 24 Very Best Coffee TablesInterior designers share their favorites, from acrylic to glass to marble styles.
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    I Reverse Image-Searched My Way to a Cheaper LampIf you think you could find it cheaper somewhere else, you probably can.
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    The 16 Very Best Floor LampsFrom expensive-looking ones that cost less than $150, to splurge-worthy floor lamps that double as actual pieces of art.
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    The 12 Very Best Chelsea Boots for WomenOne pair survived a weekend of ballet and hiking in Portland.
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    The 16 Very Best Sisal, Jute, and Abaca RugsThese natural-fiber rugs, many of which are customizable, will give any room a more organic look.
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    37 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Patio Décor ItemsIncluding outdoor furniture, rugs, and lighting.
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