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Liza Corsillo is a senior writer at the Strategist who covers kids’ toys, men’s style, and personal care (including face masks). She is a former writer for GQ and an accomplished illustrator.

  1. now that i know better
    How I’d Redo My Baby Registry: With a Stroller That’s Easier to PushI’d also ask for angled breast-pump flanges, which are much more comfortable to use.
  2. 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.”
  3. best in class
    20 of the Very Best Men’s SocksFrom cozy cashmere to moisture-wicking merino.
  4. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Gift Guide for a 9-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedLEGOs, jewelry-making kits, art supplies, and a pair of beginner bongos for the newly minted tween in your life.
  5. coffee
    The 12 Very Best Travel MugsCut back on waste and enjoy a better cup of coffee.
  6. one stop shop
    All the Best Clogs That We’ve Ever Written AboutWe are kind of obsessed.
  7. strategist explains
    What Is Mask Filtration Efficiency?N95, KN95, and KF94 masks are rated according to how much nasty stuff they can block.
  8. now that i know better
    How Hilary Swank Would Redo Her Baby Registry“I’m never afraid my milk will go bad, even if I can’t get it into a refrigerator.”
  9. best in class
    The 10 Very Best White T-shirts for Women“These are the retail equivalent of no-makeup makeup.”
  10. best in class
    The Very Best Men’s SweatpantsIncluding budget-friendly classic cuts, slim-fit joggers, and a pair made of recycled cotton.
  11. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Gift Guide for a 7-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedHow about a Magic 8 Ball, a flying L.O.L. Surprise! doll, or a piano that rolls up like a scroll?
  12. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Gift Guide for a 6-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedBuilding toys, fashion dolls, puzzles, and a can of goo that farts.
  13. best in class
    The 13 Very Best Dog LeashesVet- and trainer-approved leashes for everyday walks, late-night outings, and even jogs.
  14. strategist explains
    What Is Tencel?And how is it different from lyocell and modal?
  15. best in class
    The 11 Very Best Dog FoodsDry, wet, dehydrated, human-grade and more — we found dog foods for every pup’s needs.
  16. ask a cool person
    The Best Personalized Jewelry Under $250Non-boring initial necklaces, engraveable charms, and even a ring with an embedded secret message.
  17. strategist explains
    What Is Modal Fabric?The silky, soft material is often billed as a green alternative to spandex or poly-blends.
  18. best in class
    The 15 Best Women’s Hiking Boots and ShoesFor rugged thru-hikes, trail runs, or just day trips upstate.
  19. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Gift Guide for an 8-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedFrom a stuffed animal that’s also a pillow to an actually educational build-your-own gumball machine.
  20. best in class
    The 7 Very Best Face Masks for KidsWe spoke to doctors and public-health experts to find the best KN95, KF94, and surgical masks for kids.
  21. best in class
    The Very Best Men’s BathrobesIncluding classic plush robes, lightweight waffle robes, and a flannel robe beloved by New England dads.
  22. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Gift Guide for a 5-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedIncluding lots of toys that are not only fun but will sneakily help them practice new skills.
  23. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for Artists, According to ArtistsIncluding art supplies, a massage tool for getting the kinks out, and music to work to.
  24. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Gift Guide for a 4-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedToys to encourage creativity and a healthy amount of goofiness.
  25. ask a cool person
    The Best Sneakers for Kids, According to Parents and Sneaker PeopleFrom tiny New Balances to classic Converse All Stars, plus a pair of unzip-and-step-in high-tops.
  26. best in class
    The 10 Very Best White T-shirts for MenSpoiler alert: There’s a (potentially controversial) linen option.
  27. best in class
    The 7 Very Best KN95 MasksAuthentic, high-quality KN95 masks for adults and kids as recommended by doctors and tested by Strategist staff.
  28. best in class
    The 14 Very Best Dog BedsFor sprawlers, burrowers, nappers, and every dog in between.
  29. testing testing
    The Very Best Disposable Masks for All AgesWe tested expert-approved disposable masks to find the best N95, KN95, KF94, and surgical masks you can buy online.
  30. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Cowboy Boots?Including boots for riding horses, going-out boots, and boots you can wear to work.
  31. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for 6-Month-Olds, According to ExpertsBooks, toys, and other gifts that encourage sensory exploration, motor-skills development, and cause and effect in 6-month-olds.
  32. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for 2-Year-OldsPlay sets, blocks, dress-up clothes, and more that nurture their blossoming imagination and independence.
  33. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 3-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedToys to support creativity, independence, and a lot of jumping.
  34. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Gift Guide for a 1-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedEasy-grip crayons, entry-level puzzles, and a bug-themed baby trike.
  35. best in class
    The 7 Very Best Water Flossers“This brand is to water flossers what Kleenex is to tissues.”
  36. holiday 2023
    The Coolest, Weirdest, and Squishiest Toys of 2023All the brand-new (and new again) toys I can’t stop thinking about.
  37. holiday gifts 2023
    These Highly Coveted Toys Are Still in Stock for ChristmasThe Squishmallows, digital Bitzee pets, video games, and dancing Elmos that will delight kids of all ages this year.
  38. 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.
  39. cyber monday 2023
    I’m the Strategist’s Toy Writer, and These Are the Best Cyber Monday Toy DealsDeeply discounted teddy bears and Squishmallows, puzzles, bath toys, video games, and much more.
  40. black friday 2023
    I’m the Strategist’s Toy Writer, and These Are the Best Black Friday Toy DealsDeeply discounted teddy bears and Squishmallows, puzzles, bath toys, video games, and much more.
  41. gifts they might actually want
    The Best (Strategist-Approved) Children’s BooksTwenty-five titles for babies, toddlers, elementary, and middle-school kids.
  42. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Jean Jackets for Women?Whether you’re looking for new or vintage, cropped, or oversize, light wash or dark wash.
  43. best in class
    The Very Best Electric Foot MassagersWe talked to athletes, podiatrists, physical therapists, and people with tired feet to find the best electric foot massagers.
  44. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for 12-Year-Olds, According to ExpertsIncluding the original Tamagotchi, a light-up message board for their room, and the latest Pokémon video games.
  45. don’t dillydally
    10 Things That’ll Definitely Sell Out: From Gohar World to Girlfriend CollectiveIncluding brand-new patterned towels from Dusen Dusen, Spider-Man specs from Warby Parker, and Blondie-themed knits from Hades.
  46. the strategist 100
    The Strategist Toy StoreA comprehensive list of our absolute favorite toys that we’ve written about before.
  47. painless shopping
    25 Very Timely Halloween-Costume IdeasFrom the “Planet of the Bass” drama to #Scandoval.
  48. celebrity shopping
    What Marcel Dzama Can’t Live Without“It’s just the tiniest amount of sparkle that gives the drawing a little bit of energy, like a little zest of something.”
  49. gifts they might actually want
    The Only Toy Gift Guide for a 10-Year-Old You’ll Ever NeedThis gift guide is like a cheat sheet to finding the perfect present for the 10-year-old in your life.
  50. october prime day 2023
    I Write About Toys for a Living: These Are the Best October Prime Day Toy DealsAll the best on-sale toys, from Magna-Tiles and LEGO to Barbie and Squishmallows.
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