Lily Gray

Lily Gray
Title: Commerce Editor

Lily Gray is a Commerce Editor for Dotdash Meredith. She has been reporting for Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and Southern Living since 2020, covering shopping, sales, product launches, product reviews, and trends.


  • Wrote 500+ articles for brands including Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, PEOPLE, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Martha Stewart Living. 
  • Previous Commerce Associate Editor, Home Writer, and Shop Writer across all legacy Meredith brands. 
  • Wrote 250+ articles for Amazon On-Site Publishing for all legacy Meredith brands. 


As a shopping expert, she's constantly testing products and searching the internet for the best sales and trends in home decor, furniture, cleaning, organizing, kitchen, home improvement, and gardening. Previously, she was an Associate Editor and Writer contributing editorial content across all legacy Meredith brands.


Lily attended Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and Political Science.

About Southern Living

Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.

Latest from Lily Gray
Pres Day: Editor-Loved Deals
I’m A Shopping Editor, And These Are The 10 Presidents’ Day Deals I’m Rushing To Add To My Cart
Le Creuset Matte Navy Release Tout
Le Creuset’s Newest Color Is So Stunning, We Want Every Piece—But Hurry, It’s Already Selling Out
Black Friday Shopping Editor Picks Tout
From Duvet Cover Sets To Holiday Serveware, Here’s What Our Shopping Editor Is Buying For Cyber Monday
Early Black Friday Editor-Loved Deals Roundup Tout
Everything Our Shopping Editor Is Buying Before Black Friday—Including An Artificial Christmas Tree For 49% Off
nuLOOM Ansley Moroccan Lattice Tassel Area Rug
15 Can't-Miss Deals Our Shopping Editor Is Grabbing Before The Amazon Prime Early Access Sale Ends
Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Double Dutch Oven With Loop Handles
This Best-Selling Lodge Dutch Oven Makes 'The Best' Cornbread, Chili, And Pot Roast—And It's On Sale For $50
Amazon Prime Day Early Deals
Amazon Just Announced Its First-Ever Prime Early Access Sale—Here Are The Best Deals You Can Already Shop
Spanx Flare Jeans, Midnight Shade Tout
We're Calling It: Spanx's Best-Selling Flare Jeans Are The Ultra-Comfy Must-Have For Fall
Editor-Picked Labor Day Deals Tout
I'm a Home Shopping Editor, and These Are the 10 Labor Day Deals I'm Adding to My Cart
Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale
Le Creuset's Factory to Table Sale Is Offering Up to 50% Off Select Items—But Not for Long
Elf Hydrating Core Lip Shine
This $7 Tinted Lip Balm Looks Just Like Clinique's Beloved Black Honey Almost Lipstick
kitchen small appliances
Weeknight Meals Take No Time at All With These Under-$100 Kitchen Appliances from Walmart
Walmart Home/Kitchen Supplies
These 9 Kitchen Renovation Materials From Walmart Will Totally Upgrade Your Home for Less
Mainstays 28" Fire Pit with PVC Cover and Spark Guard
This Portable Outdoor Fire Pit Is What's Missing From Your Backyard—and It's on Sale for Just $35
Amazon's Best-Selling Hammock Is the Greatest Purchase I've Made This Summer—and It's on Sale Today
Draper James
Reese Witherspoon's Draper James Just Slashed Prices on So Many Summer and Fall Staples by Up to 70%
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Deep Round Oven,
Le Creuset Cookware Is on Sale for Up to $150 Off During Amazon Prime Day
Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows for Sleeping
I'm a Shopping Editor, and These Are the 16 Amazon Prime Day Deals I Can't Wait to Add to My Cart
Nordic Ware Oven Crisp Baking Tray
Shoppers Say This Nordic Ware Baking Tray Is the 'Best Bacon Pan Ever'—and It's Only $16 Before Prime Day
Early Prime Day Editor-Loved Deals
I'm a Shopping Editor, and These Under-$25 Summer Must-Haves Are My Favorite Early Prime Day Deals
Tendiren Watermelon Slicer Cutter 2 Pack
This Clever Gadget 'Cuts Watermelon Like a Dream'—Then, Doubles as a Fork for Summertime Snacking
Mom's Kitchen Picks Tout
I Learned to Cook From My Mom, And These Are the Kitchen Tools She Swears By
Pelonis Oscillating Pedestal Fan
Shoppers Say This Oscillating Fan Will Be a 'Godsend During the Hot Summer'—and It's on Sale
Lodge BW6CRN 6 Stick Seasoned Cast Iron Cornstick Pan
Make Crispy, Golden Cornsticks Just Like Grandma with This $20 Cast Iron Pan from Lodge