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Abha Shah is the ES Best writer at the Evening Standard. She covers shopping roundups and product reviews of new launches, seasonal products, high spend buys and gift guides.


Best gifts for mum 2021: Thoughtful and personalised present ideas

Because we all know that “your presence is present enough” simply isn’t true


Best alcohol deals on now for March

Raise a glass to these on-sale tipples - now on sale


Children's face masks: where to buy breathable comfy masks for kids

As students return to school from March 8, we present the best non-medical coverings to take with them as they head back to the classroom

Home Accessories

Best bar accessories

Raise the bar with clever gadgets and accessories

Outdoor Furniture

Garden furniture sales: the best deals on outdoor furniture

Looking to perk up your outdoor space? Step this way for the best deals and offers to shop right now


Best sofa bed deals in the UK this March

Sit pretty with deep discounts on sofa beds this October


Best mattress deals for March

Time for a new bed? Find the best new mattress deals for the month here

Home Accessories

Best outdoor fire pits for your garden

Get into your outdoor space sooner and for longer

All food

Best waffle makers

As Prince Harry reveals the Queen gave Archie a waffle maker for Christmas, we round up the best for your own royal-approved breakfast


Best sofa beds

Your friends and family will be queueing up to stay over

Home & Garden

Best dried flower bouquets: the florists you need on your radar

Good news failed plant parents! These preserved bouquets are impossible to kill.


Best makeup primers

Your secret to a long lasting makeup look


Best Japandi style interiors to revive your home

You don’t need to be an interiors whiz to get the latest look

All food

Best pancake day essentials for Shrove Tuesday

No need to flip out: from frying pans to hero silicone spatulas, we’ve got you covered


Beauty mogul Huda Kattan’s favourite things

The beauty legend talks fresh releases, inclusivity and the products she would risk injury to save

Home & Garden

Best flower delivery services in the UK

Send love to your mum and mother figures with a stunning flower arrangement delivered straight to her door

Food & Drink

The food of love: Valentine’s Day recipe kits & supermarket meal deals

From gourmet delights to guilty pleasures, the Valentine’s dinner ideas making a play for your heart


Best plus size coats for women

The snow may have melted, but baby, it’s still cold outside


Why I’m going on 100 dates this Valentine’s Day

A pandemic is a real obstacle when it comes to finding love. Time for the nuclear option, says Abha Shah


Galentine’s Day gifts 2021: Best gifts for your mates

Good friends deserve great gifts. Here’s our pick of the best.


Best plus-size lingerie: 20 sexy styles for curvy women

From bras to babydolls, our edit of the sexiest underwear to have you feeling your foxiest


Five of the best apps to make flat-sharing a breeze

Our pick of the best mobile apps to make living in a house share a cinch — in lockdown and beyond.

Food & Drink

Best gifts to celebrate Chinese New Year 2021

This year's gift selection is as strong as an Ox

Food & Drink

The best afternoon tea hampers

Scones, preserves, tea and more; this is the cream of the crop

Valentine's Day

Best Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her

From kitchen gadgets to indulgent beauty, gifts to make them smile this Valentine’s

Household Appliances

Best heated clothes airers

This unassuming appliance is your drying solution lifesaver on cold rainy days

Food & Drink

Best DIY cocktail kits to make at home

Need a new lockdown hobby? Time to mix things up


Best thermos flasks for keeping drinks hot

Going camping? Don't head into the outdoors without this cooking essential

Health & Fitness

Best reusable face masks for 2021

Stay safe, look good with non-medical face coverings: Abha Shah unveils the Covid-battling masks you can shop online


My search for a new flatmate in the middle of Lockdown 3

With IRL viewings currently far from ideal, here's what it’s like finding someone to live with amid Lockdown 3.

Home & Garden

Best electric heaters

Stay warm and cosy this winter with a compact personal heater for the home or office