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    The Best Duvet Covers, According to Interior DesignersFrom luxurious hotel-style duvet covers to relaxed linen options and more.
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    The Best Bedsheets, According to Interior DesignersIncluding cotton percale, linen, sateen, silk, and jersey options, plus a handful made of alternative fabrics like bamboo.
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  15. dad week
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    The Best Outdoor Dining Sets, According to ExpertsFrom petite bistro-style sets to larger picnic tables, any will make your outdoor space a place you’ll want to linger longer.
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    The Best Patio Chairs, According to Interior DesignersFrom beachy sling styles to classic molded-plastic chairs to seating that folds up for easy storage.
  22. gifts they might actually want
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  23. mother's day 2020
    The Best Food Gifts for Every Type of MomWhether she’s a gourmand or just likes to snack.
  24. painless shopping
    In-Stock Flour, From Unlikely SourcesIf you’re patient, flexible, and have the space to accommodate more than you might need right away, you can still find flour online.
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    In-Stock Baby Wipes, From Unlikely SourcesEight retailers that seemingly have plenty of wipes, whether you want to buy single orders or subscribe and (often) save.
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    The Retailers (Big and Small) Doing Curbside Pickup Amid the PandemicThese big-box and local stores offer some form of curbside pickup for those who don’t want to wait for delivery or shop in person.
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    The Best Nursing Pillows, According to ExpertsSix different styles that’ll help you during those early days (and sleepless nights) of breastfeeding.
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    The Best Sleeper Sofas, According to Interior DesignersCushy futon styles, compact sleeper chairs, and pullout options.
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    These Barely-There Bras I Got While Pregnant Are My Go-Tos for Working From HomeThey’re the type of bras that are so comfortable you barely notice you’re wearing one.
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    The Best Decorative Mirrors, According to Interior Designers26 mirrors to choose from, whether you’re looking for one that can make a small space look bigger or help you get the perfect mirror selfie.
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    The Best Floor Lamps, According to Interior DesignersFrom expensive-looking ones that cost less than $100, to splurge-worthy floor lamps that double as actual pieces of art.
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    The Best Diapers, According to Parents and NanniesAvoid a blowout at all costs.
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    The Best Weekend Travel Bags, According to Seasoned TravelersWe spoke to 18 people who are always getting away about their favorites.
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    The 8 Things a (Former) Secret Service Agent Carries at All TimesFrom a flashlight for self-defense to a CPR shield for saving lives.
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    The Best Curtain Rods, According to Interior DesignersEight share their favorite budget-friendly and custom picks.
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    The Best Window Curtains, According to Interior DesignersFrom sheer to printed to pleated styles.
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    How to Get Rid of Diaper Rash, According to DermatologistsDown to the right diapers, wipes, and creams.
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    The Best Non-Vibrating Sex Toys, According to ExpertsBecause analog sex toys can do the job, too.
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    The Best Eco-Friendly Condoms and Lubes, According to Sex ExpertsSex-toy shop owners and sex educators weigh in on the best eco-friendly and vegan condoms, plus the organic and vegan lubes to use with them.
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