22 Must-Have Items for Enjoying Those Crisp Fall Days

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Fall is full of things to celebrate, whether it’s a break from the heat of summer, a chance to reconnect with friends after months off from school, or the chance to attend favorite outdoor sporting events. The perfect time for rest and meditation, the changing of the seasons brings back some yearly traditions, some reinvented or restored, others nostalgic and just the same as they’ve always been.

It’s sweet, it’s nutty, it’s pumpkin pie you can guiltlessly spread on toast; all hail the topping that will take over your entertaining game. Break up with cream cheese and give this a try instead. If you have one of their Ebelskiver pans for making filled pancakes, you’ve absolutely got to try this perfect accompaniment.

While they offer a pumpkin option, Williams Sonoma’s fall home goods come in a range of other seasonal scents, from a toasty vanilla bourbon to a spicy wintergreen. This rich mulled cider is homey and welcoming, perfect for a signature scent for the short, cool days of fall.

With a capacity of about 24 ounces, this petite cocotte is perfect for bringing a small side to family get togethers, or offering a designated portion of a dish for those with dietary restrictions. Available in four color choices, it’s decorative and functional, and guests will rave over this seasonal stunner.

Highlight the bounty of a fall harvest with this baking mold, designed to evoke natural elements and the traditional cornucopia of bounty. Perfect for making breads and cakes, they also offer mini molds for baking quick bites, perfect for lunch boxes.

Guests will marvel at the warm, welcoming smell of fresh baked fall goodies coming from your kitchen. Perfect for pumpkin lovers, this quick bread makes an easy after-dinner treat, and baking is a fantastic way to celebrate those first cool evenings of fall, when the heat from the oven is a welcome, rather than noxious, addition to the home.

A traditional fall activity, pumpkin painting and carving can be found in most neighborhoods and schools all during the fall season, but this unicorn decor set stands apart from the standard Jack-O-Lantern designs. Comes complete with a horn and glittery 3-D decor for a magical transformation for any pumpkin.

With a fuzzy cloak and a furry friend, your little one can revel in the magic in the air during the fall season, as the leaves change colors and blanket the earth in a dazzling display. Pick up a copy of Where the Wild Things Are and spend the day exploring all the changes fall brings to the outdoors near you.

A variation on the common wicker, this dried wheat wreath makes for a cheery seasonal door hanger from back to school through Thanksgiving. Pick up a good storage container and you’ll have a statement piece that will last for years.

Use these chunky vase fillers in an entryway, coffee table, or bathroom; there’s no entertaining space that couldn’t stand a little pumpkin spicing up.

Stockpile your pumpkin spice fix with these fall bundles featuring flavored fall coffee and pumpkin spiced coffee straws. If you’re too far from the beaten path for regular runs to Starbucks, bringing it home is the next best option, and with the instant VIA lattes you can get any of your favorites from the comfort of home.

When school starts back in session and the holiday rush begins, getting dinner on the table takes on new difficulties. James Beard award winner Diana Henry comes through for home cooks with a new release for fall 2019. This family friendly cookbook is a welcome addition to a home cook’s repertoire, with flavorful one-dish meals full of hearty fall flavors, like roasted chestnuts, spatchcock chicken, or cod with chorizo.

In a toasty wheat color, these over-sized velvet curtains are perfect for autumn, bringing bold style to any home design. The rich and cozy texture also provides an insulating effect against the chilling weather, keeping warm air in and cold air out, making it a functional money saver.

Etsy is a treasure trove of handmade creations, including custom party invitations and fall decor, but they also have a fantastic array of custom clothing. Proclaim your favorite season all fall long with a delightful sweatshirt in your favorite color.

Stake your yard with pride with one of these custom yard flags that make it easy to make a new house a home. They also make a fantastic housewarming gift.

Pick up some cheery fall pillow covers and you’ll be able to quickly swap in and out of seasonal styles whenever the weather changes. This washable lumbar pillow cover comes in six size options, so you can use your existing pillows, making this some of the easiest to store decor you can get.

If you love farmhouse decor, there’s no better way to show it off than one of these handmade horseshoe pumpkins; a blend of stark minimalism and cozy charm, it’s sure to garner rave reviews from friends and family, and durable enough for outside display.

Available from dinner plates to servingware, Williams-Sonoma’s Harvest Bloom design is evocative and whimsical, with rich colors and a vibrant floral design. With mugs, bowls, and more available, if you’re looking for a whole kitchen refresh for fall, you’ll find more than you could need, all in one cohesive design.

If the usual plethora of pumpkin flavors isn’t your cup of tea, this fall favorite cinnamon spice may be your new beverage of choice for sipping fireside while enjoying a good book.

Fill your home with that classic nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon smell, no baking required. This small tumbler candle burns for 35-55 hours and won’t require any mixing or dish washing to enjoy that fresh-baked smell all fall long.

Pumpkin Spice flavors cover the snack aisle during fall, from seasonal treats like kettle corn to baked goods and candy, but these wafers are one of the most indulgent and enjoyable options. While pumpkin granola may pretend to be healthy, these cream horn like treats offer no excuses; they’re delicious, not that healthy, and are sure to become a favored treat.

Embrace the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday with these fall tea towels that offer a visible daily reminder to reflect on our blessings during this time of year.

Fall is full of outdoor gatherings, from school sporting events to block parties, as everyone celebrates the changing of the seasons. If you have to keep a purse snack on hand to munch on during soccer practice, Target’s seasonal caramel corn, pumpkin granolas, or this Halloween favorite, candy corn trail mix, all make for a sweet and salty crunch that will keep energy high, even when the sun sets entirely too early.


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