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10 best reed diffusers

It may be humid and sticky outside but keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months

The 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment

10 best paddling pools

Be sure the children make a splash in the heatwave in one of these  play areas. Some have space for bigger kids, too

10 best inflight gadgets

Make it through your flight in style, with plenty to keep you entertained (and ensure you get through security) with one of these clever bits of kit

12 best summer hair treatments

Locks suffering after your holiday? Try these products to revitalise heat-stressed hair

10 best non-alcoholic drinks for summer

From refreshing pick-me-ups to cocktail substitutes, these booze-free drinks are perfectly suited to al fresco thirst-quenching

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10 best record players for £100 or less

Vinyl records are experiencing a resurgence in a big way. Giles Bidder has a listen to find the sweetest-sounding players on the market while still leaving you some cash to grow your collection

12 best beach dresses

Keep cool in the heat at home or abroad in one of these light cover-ups that will keep you looking stylish on the sand

10 best beach towels

Whether you’re hitting the coast at home or abroad, here are a selection of towels for posing round the pool, intrepid adventures, and keeping all the family sand-free

10 best cooling fans

There’s no need to sweat in the hot spell. Keep cool with one of these machines for your desk, on the go, or in your home

10 best massage oils and waxes

Relieve tired muscles and aching limbs with the help of these aromatic, relaxing skin treats

Smooth: 7 best electric shavers

Not sure which tool to choose? We test a range of machines to find the gadgets that will keep you looking perfectly groomed

Celebrate: 10 best kids' birthday cakes

From a bespoke chocolatey fire engine to a rainbow-coloured sponge packed with sweets, we tasted (helped by some mini testers) a range of cake to find the tastiest creations for children’s parties this summer

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