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Best Dog Nail Grinders for At-home Grooming
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The Best 2000 Piece Puzzles

If 1000 piece puzzles aren't enough for you, 2000 piece puzzles can really get the gears turning. Ranging from massive finished pictures to simply tiny pieces, let these difficult puzzles take over your sanity and/or living room.

The Best 1000 Piece Puzzles

The 1000-piece puzzle is a classic passtime that transcends ages. These puzzles range from extremely difficult to merely time-consuming and offer a satisfying sense of accomplishment. We found some of the most beautiful puzzles that ship with all their well-cut pieces so you can enjoy putting them together!

Calico Critters Town Tram

This shiny red tram from the Town series is an adorable addition to the Calico Critters line, which has been going strong since 1985. Like all Calico Critters toys, every intricate detail has been thought through on the Ride Along Tram, from the gold detailing to the fold-open doors to the teeny tiny tickets.

The Ride Along Tram set includes the tram, sign, cab/ticket machine, bench seats, driver hat, and little paper accessories like a map and tickets.  The two included benches can be configured within the tram, or one can attach to the top for a double-decker ride.

Best Pumpkin Carving Tools
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The air is getting crisp and the nights are getting longer and that means it's almost time for Halloween! 

Beyond gathering bucketfuls of candy (or buying yourself a few bags), the best part of All Hallows Eve is carving your jack o'lantern. In the age of Instagram, carving a pumpkin that's ready for its close up is imperative. That means you need the best tools, kits, and accessories for the job. For some seasonal inspiration, read on!

But sometimes, carving just isn't enough to achieve the look you're going for. You want to take your jack o'lantern to the next level? We have just the accessories to do it!

The Best Thermometers for Your Medicine Cabinet

We looked at the best options for checking yourself or your kids for a fever, but also found some thermometers that help you track specific health interests like ovulation. No matter what you're looking for, one of these thermometers will take the heat off your search.

L.O.L Bigger Surprise!

This year's hot L.O.L. Surprise! Release is the Bigger Surprise. It's a sparkly suitcase filled with two limited edition L.O.L. dolls, a pet, a Lil Sister, accessories, and more. This year, it's all about WIGS. The two regular-size dolls boast short, molded hair to accommodate all the wigs that come in the Bigger Surprise.

Over 60 surprises are included, and as any L.O.L. fan knows, unwrapping is half the fun. Scoop up the Bigger Surprise for a holiday win. Best for ages 6 and up. Can't get enough L.O.L.? Check out the new Surprise House. Watch our exclusive unboxing video to get a better look at the goods -- which dolls did we unwrap?

Hatchibabies, the Newest Hatchimals

What's the spin on this year's new Hatchimals toy? It's been revealed: it's a baby! Now your cute creature never has to grow up. Kids who loved previous incarnations of the toy, Mystery and twin versions, are sure to put Hatchibabies on their holiday wish list.

The Best Sunrise Alarm Clocks

Sunrise alarm clocks and lights aim to mimic the best parts of dawn, from colors to relaxing sounds. Waking up to the gradual increase of light offers a less jarring experience than the blaring alarms you know and detest. We chose the best dawn simulating options out there to help you really rise and shine.

The Best Computer Keyboards

You spilled something on your keyboard, didn't you? It's okay, it happens to the best of us, and clearly you don't want to go back to what you had before.

Keyboards are literally known as peripheral accessories, but we decided to put them front and center. We narrowed down the field so you could find the best computer keyboard that's right for your typing needs, budget, and design preferences.

The Cutest Backpacks for Little Girls in 2018

There are so many adorable backpacks online, but which one to get for your little student? The Guide has you covered with perfect picks at every price point featuring the cutest characters.

The Guide’s Favorite Things: August 2018

Here at The Guide, we dedicate ourselves to recommending great products that improve your life. Each month we talk about the products that members of our team have fallen in love with recently. These are our favorites for August 2018.

Best Kids Backpacks for Back-to-School 2018

It's time to make your move and score the perfect school bag! Picking out just the right backpack for the year is one of the best things about being a student. But with so many options these days, it can be hard to determine which schoolyard staple to get.

We've done the work for you and found the cutest and coolest back-to-school bags for your kiddos — scroll through and take a look! Whether your little scholar wants a sturdy, monogrammed bag for their laptop, your trendsetter desires a sparkly unicorn theme, or your cool kid wants a skater vibe, we've got all those bags and more on our handy backpack list. Order online and be the hero of your household!

The 12 Best Chromebook Accessories

In recent years, Chromebooks have improved on netbooks of yore. They look just as good as — if not better than — their laptop competitors, often at a fraction of the cost. Any Chromebook owner will tell you that Chrome OS and lack of built-in storage aren't the only trade-offs, especially with the most affordable options. 

To fill in these gaps and protect your Chromebook without breaking the bank, we found the best accessories to get everything you need out of your machine.

The Best Compression Gloves for Arthritis

Compression gloves have many different uses, but most people want to alleviate arthritis symptoms. They can also provide relief for heavy typists or people who perform intricate tasks with their hands. When worn for eight hours, either during the day or while you're asleep, you can experience a noticeable decrease in hand-swelling, pain, and joint stiffness.

We cut through the fake reviews and tried out some of the best compression gloves to help you get some relief from arthritis.

The 14 Best Wine Accessories for Wine Lovers

Oenophiles come from all walks of life and cellar budgets. Whether you're always zipping off to wine country or you've never spent more than $20 on a bottle, your love of wine is pure.

You already have the wines you love, from syrahs to chablis, but do you have the gear to make your vino experiences the best they can be? Don't worry; we found several fantastic accessories to compliment your wine at home and on-the-go!

The Best Hybrid Smartwatches

The world of smartwatches and wearable fitness trackers is a world of generally unattractive squares and rectangles. Sure you get a bevy of features on your wrist, but why does it have to be at the cost of style?

We sifted through dozens of hybrid smartwatches to find the most stylish and reliable ones for your everyday life.

The Ultimate Back to School Supplies List for 2018

It's time for the kiddos to head back to school, and that means it's time to gather the school supplies! If you're short on shopping time, don't fret! We've found all the best standard school supplies online and put them in this handy guide. 

14 CBD Skin Care Products to Uplift Your Beauty Routine

CBD oil is the latest belle of the wellness ball, but it's not just for Zzzs, pain, or anxiety. It's also a valuable ingredient in a new wave of beauty and skin care products.

From the most relaxing baths of your life to refreshing aftershave, here are some CBD skin care products for everyone!

The Best Inflatable Pools for Summer Swimming Fun!

Beat the heat with an inflatable pool this summer. An inflatable or frame-supported option is a great choice if you can't have a pricey in-ground pool. 

The Best Candles on Amazon

Nothing provides a warm ambience quite like a lit candle. Whether scented or unscented, big or small, the glow of a candle feels like an invitation to a cozy-fest.

We cut through a lot of wicks to find the best candles that are available on Amazon. We placed a preference towards Prime-eligible candles to cut shipping time and minimize candle-destroying accidents.

So now, you just have to sit back, relax, and browse through some fantastic candles! 

The Best Air Fryers for Healthy and Delicious Dinners

Love the taste and texture of fried foods, but hate the extra fat and dangerous deep fryers? It's time to look into investing in an air fryer. 

The Best Portable Hot Tubs

If you've ever thought about getting a hot tub but balked at the hefty price tag, check out these affordable, inflatable options. Whether you have sore muscles or joints, or you just want somewhere to unwind, an inflatable hot tub could be just what the doctor ordered.

The Best 500 Piece Puzzles
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Five-hundred piece puzzles offer some intricacy, but you can finish one in an afternoon, especially with some help. So you can get straight to enjoying this puzzle sweet spot, we searched high and low for the best 500 piece puzzles, ruling out brands with poorly cut or even missing pieces along the way. You're just a few clicks away from getting the perfect fit for your next indoors-y adventure!

What You Need to Pack for Any Wedding

Wedding are occasions filled with joy, love, and … well, chaos. Even if it's not your wedding, getting prepared for one can be a frazzling experience. From what to wear to what gift to take, you have a lot on your plate.

Don't worry; we have you covered with all the little things you'll need for the best possible wedding experience, from tissue and flossers to a phone charger! Whether you're going across town or across the world, here are the wedding essentials you don't want to be caught without. 

The Best Furniture to Maximize Space in a Small Apartment

Congrats on your new place! You're so good at adulting that you now live in a studio or one bedroom apartment. But how do you pick furniture for your small apartment to make it reach its fullest potential?

The Guide's Favorite Things: July 2018

Each month we talk about the products that members of our team have fallen in love with recently. These are our favorites for July 2018.

The Best CBD Oils for Sleep

CBD is buzzing right now, but it doesn't get you buzzed. In fact, it can be pretty handy when you need to wind down at the end of the day.

Best Outdoor Toys for Summer 2018

Whether you need to beat the heat with a cool water slide, burn some energy with a trampoline, relax on a family swing, or exercise their brains with a STEM toy like the latest Stomp Rockets, we've got great options ready to order online. Let the summer fun begin!

The Best Wine Clubs and Subscriptions

Whether you're a novice or an expert, wine clubs offer adventure and convenience every month or so. Some rely on quizzes while others choose for you, but every wine club is committed to helping you take the guesswork out of choosing a bottle of wine.

We reviewed the wine subscription landscape and uncorked the best ones. These services are easy to use, provide great value, and of course, ship delicious vino.

The Best Reusable Straws

As awesome as straws are, those of the disposable plastic variety are getting a bad rap these days for how wasteful they are and the harm they cause to the environment. 

If you're sustainably minded, it's likely you're looking into eco-friendly alternatives to plastic straws. And if you were looking, chances are you were overwhelmed by the options. There are all kinds of sustainable straws out there, and we've collected all the best ones in a single list so you don't have any trouble choosing!

Yoga Mats (and More!) for Little Yogis

Yoga is a great activity for kids. It helps with concentration, balance, and general mental and physical fitness. Who doesn't want more of that for their kiddo?

The Guide's rounded up some great options for your little yogini. Check out our mat picks — whatever your criteria — as well as other cool gear. We've found an interactive water bottle, a beautiful picture book, activity cards, leggings, and more. Namaste!

The Best Gear to Enjoy Soccer's Biggest Tournament

The World Cup only comes around every four years, and it's a big deal for soccer (aka football to the rest of the world). This year, the celebrated FIFA soccer tournament is being held in Russia, where 32 global teams will face off to claim the trophy.

Germany won in 2014 — which country will become the new champions? Whoever you're rooting for, you'll want to order these festive toys and gear. Add to the fun of following along with your favorite team!

The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services

Looking to eat healthier, spend less time in the kitchen, and/or get the kids more involved? There's a meal delivery service that's perfect for you.

All of these subscriptions also serve as accessible ways to discover new ingredients and flavors in order to help you build a more complex palate as well as kitchen confidence. Break out the cutlery and slice into these great meal delivery services. 

The Best Beard Care Gifts for Father’s Day

Everything a beardy dad needs to keep his facial hair in tip-top shape. 

Best Jewelry Cleaners In 2018

Your jewels should shine as much as you do.


A Budget Camera That’s Almost As Good

A Budget Camera That’s Almost As Good

If you're simply looking for a reliable instant camera, the Instax Mini 9 is likely right up your alley. 

Available in five eye-catching colors, it offers automatic exposure measurement, which automatically sets the recommended aperture setting before snapping the pic. Basically, this means that it only lets in enough light to take a good photo, without over-exposing the film. It even has a high-key mode for portraits, as well as a selfie mirror for when you're feeling yourself.


Best Flower Delivery Subscription

Best Flower Delivery Subscription

DIY or Statement Arrangements? DIY

When it comes to flower subscriptions, The Bouqs Co. knows what they're doing. Shipping flowers in bud form from farms around the world, The Bouqs offers the most flexibility in bouquet theme and frequency.

This service was designed for subscriptions while other online florists tack on subscription offerings over time, and you can feel that difference at each step. If you want to "say it with flowers" on more than just the special occasions, this service can help you spread the love.


Best Portable Mirror Compact with LEDs

Best Portable Mirror Compact with LEDs
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The Hyper Pearl Compact Mirror is a must-have accessory for on-the-go makeup lovers. With a regular and 3X magnification mirror surrounded by LEDs, the Pearl can illuminate your face in any lighting conditions. If that wasn't enough, it also charges any USB device in about an hour. Most importantly, the Pearl Compact Mirror manages to be, well, compact.


Best Luxury Stationery Subscription Box

Best Luxury Stationery Subscription Box

If you want to take your stationery to a new level, Cloth & Paper sets the gold standard. Choose from a penspiration box, a stationery box, or a combination box. Based on your choice, you'll receive an assortment of elegant pens, mechanical pencils, and stationery items. You can cancel the subscription through CrateJoy, but refund inquiries should go straight to Cloth & Paper.

Best Pot for People Who Don’t Like Strainers and Colanders
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If you're tired of wasting time and space with strainers, this pasta pot wants to help. The Gotham Steel Pasta Pot has a lid with different sized holes on either side. Unlike other strainer pots, this pot uses external locks to secure the lid. Pasta night just got easier; don't forget to invite us!


Polaroid Pop

Polaroid Pop

New for the holiday season, Polaroid has rolled out a fun new instant camera, the POP. She can toss this little camera in her bag, then take 3” by 4” white-bordered photos instantly.

Available in 6 colors, the POP has great features like a timer, built-in flash, video, and photo booth mode. Film is approximately $1.00 per exposure. A great addition to any holiday party — get those Santa selfies!

High-Tech Water Bottle

Have a kid who's hard to hydrate? Gululu makes water consumption into a game. 

Gululu is an interactive 3D water bottle — yes, you read that right! Kids drink water to grow their virtual pet, encouraging them to keep drinking. As they progress (and hydrate), they can win rewards in the Gululu Universe. It's pricey, but there's a health benefit to this digital game. (Or a digital game benefit to the water bottle, depending on how you look at it.) So it's 2 for 1! Best for ages 3+

A gift for that friend who lives for Wine Wednesday

We all have those people in our lives who really, really love wine. Rich reds, crisp whites, and bright roses—it doesn't matter, all wine is good wine. 

The only problem is that most glasses aren't big enough to sate these wine enthusiasts' desire for vino without refills. Enter the Big Betty. This wonderful jumbo wine glass comfortably (key word here) holds a full 750 ml bottle of wine, ensuring the recipient will be sipping away all evening without having to pause for a refill. T

he best part about Betty is she doesn't look like those jumbo novelty wine glasses. The glass looks a little bigger than your typical wine glass, but most onlookers won't be able to tell that Betty is holding an entire bottle! Big Betty is available in both stemmed and stemless versions.

A BB-8 Building Set

Sometimes the smaller LEGO kits aren’t enough of a challenge. 

This baby has more than 1,100 pieces and several functional moving parts, including a hatch and wheel-activated rotating head. BB-8 also comes with a stand so you can show off your hard work once you’re finished.


Oxo Mixing Bowl Set

Oxo Mixing Bowl Set

A set of clean, white, stainless steel nesting bowls makes a great gift for your favorite baker or cook. 

This set of 3 mixing bowls (in 1.5-quart, 3-quart and 5-quart sizes) has non-skid bottoms for easier handling. The inside of the bowls is stainless steel, while the outside is durable white plastic, which protects from heat. Oxo thought of everything!


Frozen Treat Maker

Frozen Treat Maker

Use just 1-3 ingredients and make a frozen treat with the Yonanas Classic. 

Bananas are the most popular ingredient — make a quick, guilt-free snack with this fun appliance. The chute, plunger, and blade can be washed in the dishwasher for easy clean up. If you know someone getting healthy as a New Year’s Resolution, this is a helpful gift.


Trendy Tots

Trendy Tots

If you haven’t heard of this wildly popular toy, L.O.L Surprise! is a plastic ball that contains a little doll figurine and accessories (along with other small things like stickers) inside. L.O.L. Surprise! 

Tots and Lil Sisters are in-demand this year, so chances are good your kid wants one of these in their stocking!

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