7 Outdoor Fire Pits and Space Heaters You Can Snuggle Up Around

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It's time for Fall at Home: Hunker down, bundle up, and make the season as cozy as possible with our foolproof guide to autumn.

As cooler months approach, our opportunities for safe socializing will dwindle. Though we can't change the weather, we can invest in items that will make it a bit more comfortable to spend time outside in the winter. With fire pits and patio heaters, we can create localized warmth, allowing us to escape our homes and gather in the fresh air.

1. Kingso Fire Pit, $53.99

Durable yet lightweight, this portable fire pit is made of steel with a coat of high-temperature paint. It's weather resistant and rust-proof, so you can bring it anywhere and host a bonfire or BBQ without worry. The spark screen, which helps avoid flying embers, and fire poker for safe maintenance are included.

2. Landmann Big Sky Stars & Moons Fire Pit, $179.99

With whimsical star and moon cutouts, this powder coated steel fire pit doubles as outdoor decor. The adorable celestial motif enchants as the flames warm those gathered around. It's lightweight, weatherproof, and sturdy. Plus, it comes with a log grate, spark screen, fire poker, and cover.

3. Snow Peak Pack & Carry Fireplace, $189.95

This stainless steel fireplace folds flat for easy transportation and storage. Beautifully designed and built in Niigata, Japan, it's equally ideal for camping and backyard use. All you need is wood, kindling, and a match.

4. Outland Firebowl Mega, $112.87

Powered by propane gas, this steel firebowl comes with a set of natural lava rocks to enhance the flickering effect. The flame height is easily adjustable with the chrome valve knob, which means you can generate your ideal fire. A protective powder coating and enamel finish ensure the item's longevity.

5. Garden Treasures 48,000 BTUs Liquid Propane Patio Heater, $149

With 48,000 BTUs, this freestanding heater is powerful enough to warm a radius of up to 200 square feet with standard liquid propane. Piezoelectric ignition offers quick, easy starting, while a handy control knob allows for temperature adjustment. The heat-treated stainless steel construction is strong and hardwearing, so it can withstand the elements. At the same time, it's sleek and modern, so it'll blend into your existing decor.

6. Hampton Bay Powder Coated Bronze Tabletop Propane Patio Heater, $99

To keep warm while dining, this tabletop patio heater will do the trick. Fueled by liquid propane, it features 11,000 BTUs of output, which will heat up to 30 square feet.

7. Dimplex 2000-Watt Stainless Steel Infrared Electric Heater, $579.99

The slim, simple design of this wall-mount heater goes unnoticed as it heats up the surrounding area to maximum temperature in less than three seconds, and includes an auto shutoff feature to prevent any accidents.


Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.

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