Current thoughts at large:
- When will the humidity stop?
- It would be nice to sleep without sweating.
- Hopefully it'll be possible soon—after all, it’s almost September.
- OMG, that means it’s almost fall.
- Is it too early to order a pumpkin spice latte?
Summer is nice and all that, but fall is definitely my favorite, especially because I live in New England. Nothing beats autumn in New England.
If you’re on the fall train too, you’re going to love what comes next. Even if you’re clinging to the last few beach days of summer, you’re still going to love it. Here are 18 must-have items that will make you wish it was already autumn.
1. First and foremost, at-home PSLs
It’s not fall without pumpkin spice. There’s nothing like a warm latte on a crisp autumn day, so stock up on everyone’s favorite seasonal coffee from Starbucks—in K-cup form.
2. Chic throw pillow covers
Even if you’re not one for seasonal decor, you won’t be able to resist these darling pumpkin-themed pillow covers from Pottery Barn. They’re understated, yet still festive. Plus, they’re easy to store in the off-season since they’re only covers.
3. Super cozy fall plaid
Fall means apple picking and you're going to want to look trendy for that fire Instagram. This zip hoodie makes for the perfect outfit. The cool plaid print will earn you tons of compliments, and the relaxed fit just looks so darn comfy.
4. Our favorite travel mug
How are you going to take your PSL to work without a great to-go mug? We tested some of the top travel mugs out there, and our favorite was this one from Zojirushi. It's insulates, spill-proof, and will help you bring a warm cup of coffee on all yoru fall adventures.
5. An autumn candle and holder
Make your home smell like fall with this cute Yankee Candle gift set. The Autumn Wreath-scented candle fits perfectly into the leaf-themed holder, creating a lovely display for your mantle.
6. Beautiful glass pumpkins
These glass pumpkin cloches make the perfect fall centerpiece. Simply put a candle or a string of LED lights inside them for a magical display.
7. The cult-favorite kitchen appliance
The past few years have been all about the Instant Pot—and the craze is still going strong. If you haven’t already splurged on one of these multi-purpose appliances, now’s the time. There are dozens of Instant Pot recipes that are perfect for fall and the upcoming holidays.
8. A cozy scarf to wrap up in
One of the best parts about autumn is the uber-cozy fall fashions. Case in point: Chunky scarves that you can wrap yourself up in on cool days.
9. Vibrant dish towels with a pie motif
Fall is arguably the best season for pies. There’s apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie—the list goes on. You can bring the wonder of autumn pies to your kitchen with these cute dish towels.
10. A foolproof apple pie kit
Speaking of pies. This comprehensive apple pie making kit provides everything you need to make a mouthwatering seasonal dessert. It even comes with a cute wooden crate that you can transport your finished creation in.
11. Adorable Halloween tableware
How sweet are these Halloween cups and plates? You can choose from a variety of spooky styles, including black cats, ghosts, pumpkins, and more to get your home in the spirit for the holiday.
- Get the Halloween Figural Plate from Pottery Barn for $9.50
- Get the Halloween Figural Mug from Pottery Barn for $9.50
12. The second best fall drink
After the pumpkin spice latte, the next best seasonal drink has to be spiced apple cider. Luckily, you can scoop up several packets of hot apple cider mix for just a few dollars. We’ll take two, please!
13. A spooky kitty candle
These candles are pretty nifty. They start out as an innocent-looking cat, but as it melts, a creepy skeleton is revealed. They make for the perfect Halloween decorations.
14. The No. 1 tailgating essential
It’s pretty much a crime to go tailgating without a high-quality grill. Luckily, we tested out some of the top options for you and found the best portable grill we've ever tested. You’re welcome.
15. A lovely throw blanket to keep you warm
'Tis the season to stock up on throw blankets. There’s nothing as relaxing as curling up with a good book and cup of apple cide in the fall, and you’ll be plenty warm under this beautiful blanket.
16. A special mug to transport your soup
Chances are you’ll be making lots of seasonal soups in the coming months, so you'll probably need a thermos to transport it in. These souper cool mugs let you bring your favorite creations to work without spilling a drop.
17. A chic accessory for your pooch
Dogs love autumn, but they also get chilly, too. Keep your furry friend warm and stylish as the cool weather rolls around with this adorable cowl-neck scarf. They’ll surely be the best-looking pooch on the block.
18. Festive cookie cutters
I don’t know about you, but fall always makes me want to bake. You can make beautiful sugar cookies this year with the help of these seasonal cookie cutters, which include a pumpkin, leaf, football, and more.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.