Great Gear for Parties 2014
Whether you’re having people for a candlelit dinner or a BYOB, call-the-cops dance party, you’ll probably need a few supplies before, during, and after your gathering. Our team put several hundred hours of research and testing into choosing these updated picks for 2014, which include everything from napkins and champagne glasses to stain removers and garbage bags.   Read More >
The Best Gear for Small Apartments
Many of us at the Sweethome live or have lived in tiny, 250-500 sq. ft. apartments with babies, pets, and significant others. Together with the small-living-space experts at LifeEdited, we put together a list of the best gear to make small-space living enjoyable.   Read More >
Which Blender Should I Get?
Countertop blenders, immersion blenders, food processors, stand mixers… oh my. There are many appliances that make food prep faster and expand what you’re able to create, but it can be confusing to decide which blending device fits your needs. Here, we discuss the differences between them, each item’s strengths and weaknesses, and what they're best for.   Read More >
Great Gear for Picnics and Grilling
What better way to enjoy the summer weather than to cook and eat outdoors? Here, we've rounded up some of the best items for grilling, picnicking, and everything in between.   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 >
The Best Boxed Chocolates Christopher Elbow Assorted Chocolates (20-piece heart)
If you’re looking for a delicious box of high-quality chocolates to give to your one-and-only this Valentine’s Day (or any other holiday, for that matter), we recommend Christopher Elbow Assorted Chocolates ($40 for a 20-piece heart). In a tasting against ten other filled chocolates, six out of nine blind taste testers placed this collection in their top three. These chocolates are not only fresh and made of high-quality ingredients; they are each a visual work of art, which makes them a perfect gift. Or, if you’re more the bar type, take a look at our guide to the best chocolate bar.    Read More >
Gear to help you dig out–and keep warm–this winter
You’re cold. We’re cold. Everyone you know is cold. Vermont’s a frozen tundra; Atlanta’s one big sheet of ice. And let’s not even talk about Canada this time of year. It’s not over yet, but don’t worry, we’re here to keep you warm, dry, and sane all winter long.   Read More >