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The Best Gifts and Ideas for a Romantic Anniversary or Valentine’s Day
The right gift for your beloved is a choice that should come from the heart—but a little research can help. After having testers perform more than 100 hours of research, we found the best items to help you plan your next romantic occasion.   Read More >
Great Gear for Parties
Whether you’re arranging a small get-together or throwing a call-the-cops dance party, you’ll need some supplies. After putting hundreds of hours into research and testing, we found the most essential gear you’ll need to throw the best party possible. A party is a chance to put your phone down and enjoy good company—prepare just enough so you can relax and have fun.   Read More >
The Best Thanksgiving Kitchen Tools and Tableware
Whether you’re having a few pals over for Friendsgiving or an all-out extended-family Thanksgiving feast, the holidays can be hectic, but the right gear can make it a breeze. After spending several hundred hours researching and testing supplies for a Thanksgiving feast (and hosting one of our own), we found the best tools and tableware to make this holiday season a success for you and your guests.   Read More >
The Best Gear for Small Apartments
September is a time of change, and not just in terms of the weather. If you’re moving or looking to make the most of your small living space, we put together a list of the best gear to make small-space living more enjoyable.   Read More >
Should I Get a Blender, a Food Processor, or a Mixer?
Whether you put dinner on the table every night or only put on your chef’s hat during the holidays, chances are you could use a good blender, immersion blender, food processor, stand mixer, or hand mixer. To help you decide which you’ll get the most use from, we’ve explained which tasks each type of blender is great at, what they’re not great at, and what to avoid.   Read More >
Back to School: K-12 School Supplies List
Going back to school is a big transition, whether kids are headed for kindergarten or thinking about the SATs. After poring over school supply lists for all levels and from around the country, we spent more than 150 hours finding and testing the best school supplies to help you provide the students in your household with the things they need this semester.   Read More >
Great Gear for Picnics and Grilling
Over the past two years we’ve spent more than 85 hours researching and testing new products, as well as collecting our favorite tools, equipment, and purely fun gadgets from past guides, to help you create great picnics or cookouts of your own this summer.   Read More >
The Elements of Brunch
We handpicked items from our own guides and tested new ones during three brunches to find the best and most important elements of a successful brunch. The right tools and a little pre-planning can help you spend more time sipping mimosas than tending to your stove.    Read More >
The Best Boxed Chocolates Recchiuti Confections’s Black Box
We tasted 11 chocolate brands and took suggestions from our readers to find our new favorite box of chocolates, Recchiuti Confections’s Black Box. Recchiuti distinguishes itself by combining unusual yet complementary flavors, and ultimately offering a full sensory experience.   Read More >
The Right Vase for the Right Flowers
As cliché as they might feel, flowers are still a great way to brighten up a room—and you'll likely need a vase to go along with them. There’s a good chance your favorite person doesn’t own a vase that will properly support the flowers you lovingly purchased at the Quickie-Mart, you thoughtful Casanova. Here at The Sweethome, we’d like to help you spend your day in a warm embrace, not in a sad attempt to stuff twelve long-stem roses into an empty two-liter Mountain Dew bottle from the recycling bin. Here’s how to buy the right vase for your flowers.    Read More >