Just because the warm, festive nights of summer are fading away and the crisp, cool evenings of fall are rolling in, it doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying your outdoor living space. In fact, now that the the temperature is dropping and nature’s colors are becoming more varied and vibrant, there’s no better time of year to spend your evenings outside—as long as you have the proper outdoor set-up that is.
Aside from comfy seating and a cooler stocked full of beer, the one thing you must have in order to transform your backyard into the ultimate fall hangout spot for your friends and family is a good, old-fashioned fire pit. Beyond the obvious function of helping to keep you and your guests warm, fire pits create instant ambiance and double as a s’mores cooking station, giving you the perfect excuse to get your favorite group of people together after work or on the weekends.
So whether you like the wood burning types (and all those delicious smells!) or prefer the ease of propane, here are 14 affordable fire pits you can buy online and have shipped right to your front door just in time for fall.
Perfectly petite, this sleek 23-inch diameter steel fire pit is the perfect outdoor accessory for homes with small outdoor living spaces. It comes with a removable grilling grate for when you want to cook out with friends, plus a polished hardwood top that allows it to double as a convenient tabletop when not in use.
With intricate cut-out designs that add to its aesthetic, this wood-burning cast iron fire pit in a brushed bronze finish is totally on trend, in addition to being ultra affordable. Plus, it weighs in at just 15 pounds, so you can easily relocate it to wherever the action is before adding firewood.
This modern take on a traditional chiminea is absolutely wow-worthy. Made from heat-resistant, weathering steel, its beautiful rust-like finish will only become more eye-catching when left outdoors over time.
If more angular lines are your thing, this low-profile, rectangular-shaped propane fire pit made from stone is for you. Plus, since it has wide, spacious edges, you can carefully prop your toes next to the flames for added warmth.
This splurge-worthy find is sure to steal the show, whether it is all lit up or not! Complete with a grate and poker, the hammered exterior is unlacquered, so it will develop a gorgeous patina with use. Or, depending on your preferred aesthetic, you can give it a good scrub with copper cleaner to restore its original shine.
Contrast is king with this exquisite piece. The rusting metal bowl—which is delivered to you shining, but starts rusting as soon as its out of the box—is beautifully juxtaposed against geometric stainless steel legs, making it the perfect addition to your industrial-styled décor.
This modern fire table features a beautiful glass enclosure, which makes it easy to view the dancing flames from any area of your backyard. It even comes with its own weather-proof PVC cover to make maintenance during off-seasons a breeze.
As this steel fire pit proves, sometimes, simple is best. Its sleek aesthetic and heavy-duty construction makes it the perfect compliment to your backyard for years to come. A log grate, screen, poker, and cover are all included, too.
Add style to your back patio while staying comfortable cozy all season long thanks to this stylish design. The over-sized cast iron fire bowl sites atop a sleek and sturdy granite base—and comes at a totally affordable price, too.
For a more organic look that mimics natural stone—but is actually one single piece made from concrete, so there’s no assembly required—this propane-fueled fire pit is an ideal option. Just light her up using the push-button ignition, and you’re ready to go.
While this beauty costs a pretty penny, it’s hard to find anything else like it. Whether you gather your friends and family around it for warmth, cooking, or a night of outdoor relaxation, its unique clay construction—which is compatible with both wood and charcoal and especially resistant to cracking—is ready for anything.
With a unique globe-shaped design that offers 360-degree views of the fire, this spherical steel centerpiece is the ultimate conversation-starter. Plus, the fire plate is removable for easy cleaning between uses.
If you’re in the market for something a little different than your typical outdoor fire pit, try this design which brings the look and feel of a traditional fireplace outdoors. The addition of a chimney helps direct the smoke and ash up and away from your guests and hangout space.
The squared-off lip on this industrial-chic fire pit oozes modern flair, while giving this fire pit a table-like feel when not in use. Complete with a grate, spark screen, and fire poker, it offers amazing value for its minimal price.