the strategist 100

The Strategist 100

A greatest-hits collection of our favorite things that have ever appeared on the Strategist.

Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Photos: Retailers
Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Photos: Retailers
Photo-Illustration: The Strategist; Photos: Retailers

Welcome to the Strategist 100, our collection of the best, most stood-behind products that have ever appeared on this website. Just in time for the holiday season, we pored over the past five years of the Strategist and cherry-picked the already cherry-picked things to find the giftable items we’re most confident about. (We’re so confident, in fact, we’ve been nicknaming it the List of Won’t-Returnables.)

Here’s how it works: The title of each product is linked to the first Strategist post about it, which you can click for a refresher on why we love it so much. Or click the buy button to head straight to the retailer and make a purchase. Our picks range from the practical (a durable — and monogrammable — cotton tote bag and the best white T-shirts for him and her) to the lovably weird (squishy slides and an at-home planetarium) to the particularly 2021 (no-gym-needed ankle weights and an extremely Zizmorcore crewneck). We also have gifts at every price point, from $5 to $1,000. So take your time, tool around, and discover what delights you.