30 items you need now that fall has finally arrived
Bring on the sweater weather.
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Well, folks, we made it through a sweaty, humid summer and have finally been greeted by the fall season. Whether you're looking forward to the perfectly chilled sweater weather, enjoying delicious sweet treats and soups, or participating in festive events like apple picking and pumpkin carving, there are plenty of ways to fully embrace the fall spirit this year.
If you haven't already, it's time to break out the fall-scented candles, chunky cardigans, Bean boots, and other products that can get you right in the fall mood. Here are 30 items you need for your home, kitchen, wardrobe, and beyond to kick off the season strong.
1. A baking sheet to try new fall recipes
Fall is the best time to break out your baking sheets and try new fall cookie recipes—or start perfecting your Christmas cookie recipe ahead of schedule.
Our favorite baking sheet that we tested is the Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet. It's large enough to fit a dozen cookies and cooks food evenly, making it perfect for pumpkin-flavored cookies (or, a frozen pizza).
2. A crackling, wood wick candle
Nothing says fall like firing up the fireplace when the temperatures start to dip. If you don't own a fireplace, a wood wick candle can recreate the fire noise that you associate with autumn months. Our writer tested out the WoodWick candle, which falls under the famous Yankee Candle brand. The result? A delightful, fire-inspired crackling sound filled the room.
3. A cozy harvest throw
There's nothing better than curling up with a blanket on a chilly fall evening. All you need is a cozy throw blanket, a bowl of popcorn, a scary movie and you've got the perfect fall movie night on your hands. This oversized plush blanket sold at QVC has nearly 100 rave reviews for its super soft and cozy material.
4. Our favorite slow cooker
Simmer a delicious stew or pot roast on a brisk fall day with a slow cooker. Our favorite slow cooker we've ever tested, the Cuisinart 3-in-1 Cook Central, cooks food perfectly, is easy to clean, and has tons of useful functions for a customizable cooking experience.
5. The best streaming device we've tested
If you love streaming classic Halloween movies right as the temperatures start to dip, you're going to want the best streaming device to do it. We love the Roku Ultra because of its impressive sound and picture quality. Not to mention, it has a wide selection of streaming services, including Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, and more.
6. A festive pie dish for tasty desserts
Apple pie, pumpkin pie, cherry pie—no matter your favorite flavor, there's never a better time to whip up a fresh-baked pie than in the fall. Out of all the pie dishes we put to the test (by baking delicious pies in them, no less), we found the Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish to be the best one. It's a gorgeous dish that's sure to impress guests—plus, it's dishwasher, microwave, and high-heat safe.
7. A harvest wreath to make a statement
Adorn your front door or fireplace mantel with an autumnal wreath this season. This gorgeous one from Crate & Barrel features realistic textured grasses and grains of auburn and maroon shades.
8. A pair of iconic Bean boots
People are obsessed with L.L.Bean duck boots, or "Bean boots"—and for good reason. With a soft flannel lining, water-resistant exterior and a broken-in feel, there's a reason these boots have a cult following. Some customers even call them the most comfortable shoes they've ever owned.
9. Fall-off-the-bone meats for hearty meals
What is the fall season without warm, hearty meals with friends and family? When at-home recipes call for meat—whether it be chicken, pork, beef or beyond—skip the grocery store and try a meat subscription service like Crowd Cow. This specific service sources meat from independent ranchers and farmers, ensuring high-quality, ethically- and sustainably-raised meat is delivered right at you doorstep. When Reviewed tested Crowd Cow, we were wowed by the fresh, juicy and tender meat that was delivered quickly in sustainable packaging. For meat that'll pair perfect with hearty fall meals, we'd recommend the brisket, the lamb shank pair or the bone-in pork butt roast.
10. A cookware set to step up your kitchen game
When we tested several cookware sets from multiple brands, we found the HexClad Hybrid Cookware 13-Piece Chef's Package to rank as our best choice. This set features a unique hybrid material that combines stainless steel with nonstick properties for an exceptional sear. For a more affordable choice, the Cuisinart MCP-12N Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set also offers incredible performance at a stellar price.
11. A candle to level up fall vibes at home
When you think of fall, you might think of all the aromatic scents associated with the season—from fresh maple to pumpkin spice to cinnamon apple. Fill your home up with a fall-inspired candle. The Homesick candle brand has plenty of candles influenced by hayrides, apple orchards, and all your other favorite fall activities. With top notes of pumpkin and nutmeg, Homesick's Pumpkin Picking candle natural soy wax candle is sure to get you in the fall mood.
12. A knitting kit to start a relaxing hobby
If you're looking to pick up a new hobby during the fall, knitting is a classic one to try out. It's never been easier with tons of easy-to-follow kits available to purchase. And with knitting as a hobby, you can make yourself (and others for, ehem, holiday gifts) beanies, scarves and gloves to use all winter long. Our team tried out a few of the kits from We Are Knitters and found them to be awesome starter packs for anyone at any skill level.
13. A set of mason jar mugs for fun drinks
Something about mason jars brings such a classic feel to the home. Perfect for a spiked apple cider beverage or pumpkin-flavored iced coffee, these mason jars from Wayfair are adorable additions for the kitchen during the fall.
14. A weighted blanket to comfort you
For a blanket that actually feels like a hug (no, really), you need a weighted blanket in your life. Not only are they ultra-warm, but the weight itself adds a gentle pressure to your body that helps to calm you down and relieve anxiety or tension. Out of all the weighted blankets we tested, we love the Gravity blanket because the weight felt just right compared to others. Plus, it's made of high-quality material that will last for a long time.
15. A rolling pin for baking sweet treats
For pastries, cookies, and other sweet treats, a good rolling pin is a staple for the kitchen. The best rolling pin we've ever tested is the J.K. Adams Plain Maple Rolling Dowel as it distributes weight evenly and holds flour well while rolling.
16. A festive doormat to welcome guests
Greet guests with a decorative doormat to get them in the fall mood as they walk through the door. This beautiful doormat from Anthropologie can match nearly any home style and adds a pop of color to the front entryway.
17. A Jack-o'-lantern kit to bring your pumpkins to life
Feeling spooky already? This all-inclusive Jack-o'-lantern kit from Amazon has everything you need to carve the perfect pumpkins for your porch. We promise we won't tell if you get started in September rather than October.
18. A Disney Plus subscription to keep you busy
Ready to curl up by the fire and binge a new show or movie marathon? Sign up for Disney+ to stream new and classic Disney and Pixar films, along with fan-favorite series like Stars Wars and Marvel's WandaVision, and of course, Hocus Pocus. You can watch on nearly any device from your smart TV to your web browser, to your favorite gaming station, giving you options around the house or on the go. Plenty of Reviewed staffers have tried and love Disney+ for its massive list of offerings for both movies and shows, making it a must-try service this fall.
19. A fire-less fire to cozy up to
While a real fire is ideal, you can avoid the mess and the possibility of any fire danger with a fire-less fire. Reviewers love this faux crackling log that plugs right into the wall, saying it's super simple to install and still looks and sounds like the real thing.
20. A warming coffee mug for perfect drinks all day long
If you love hot coffee that's nearly hot enough to burn your entire mouth, this smart coffee mug from Ember is a must-have for the fall. You can keep your mug warm for hours, controlling the temperature via your phone. One of our experts tried it for themself and was pleased to find that their tea stayed warm for a long period of time.
21. A pumpkin spice diffuser to surround you with fall scents
Similar to candles, essential oil diffusers can leave your space smelling delightfully fragrant. This spiced pumpkin latte diffuser from Voluspa is loved by reviewers for its "yummy" scent, with several happy customers using the diffuser all year round.
22. Fall-themed hand towels to add a pop of color
An easy way to add a splash of color in the kitchen is by sprucing up the hand towels every now and then. Swap out your regular hand towels for something a little more festive, like this adorable "Hello Pumpkin" hand towel set from Kohl's.
23. An apron to protect your outfit
Who said cooking can't be stylish? Throughout the season you'll be dressing up for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, and more. Don't let a spill or some messy cooking spoil the occasion. Protect your outfits all season long with this top-rated apron from Hedley and Bennett, which comes in a lovely maroon color that's perfect for fall.
24. A harvest centerpiece to spruce up your table
It is of my bold opinion that you can never have too many fall touches around the home. This beautiful centerpiece from the Martha Stewart Collection is perfect for the dining room table, coffee table, or kitchen counter.
25. A pumpkin spice sweater to declare your love
If you or someone you know is PSL-obsessed, they are in great need of this stylish sweater from Etsy. Show your love for (debatably) the best flavor of the fall season with a cozy sweater that'll look great in your next Instagram photo.
26. A cozy mug to add to your collection
For your nights filled with hot cocoa, whipped cream, and marshmallows, add this super cozy mug to your collection. We love the speckled design on this ceramic mug from Kohl's.
27. A pro-style blender for fall soups and sauces
For all the soups, butters, sauces, and purees that fall calls for, might we suggest investing in a high-performance blender? Unlike regular blenders, professional series blenders feature powerful motors, long warranties and a sturdy build that many restaurants often depend on. Of all the pro-style blenders we tested, the Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 Blender was our favorite choice—it's extremely versatile and is built to last you for years.
28. A pair of slippers for lounging
Keep your feet warm when relaxing around the home with a new pair of slippers. Ugg is a well-loved boot brand, but it also has some of the coziest slippers that are essential for lounging. Reviewers love just how comfy these slip-on shoes are, with one reviewer saying they don't get out of bed until the slippers are on.
29. A casserole dish for delicious meals
Casserole dishes are an absolute must-have in the kitchen to make deliciously cheesy lasagna, mouthwatering fruit cobbler, and more. Get your hands on a new casserole dish to enjoy throughout the season. We love the Great Jones Goods Hot Dish out of all the dishes we've tested. Not only is it an aesthetically pleasing choice, but it can hold up to five quarts of food, making it exceptionally convenient to use.
30. A coffee subscription to explore new beans
This fall, we encourage you to try a new coffee brand via a coffee subscription. It can add an exciting element to your mornings and help you explore coffee from across the globe. Out of all the subscriptions we tested, Counter Culture is our best overall choice—the brand is completely transparent about the beans' origins, altitudes, even roasting dates. Plus, it's fairly affordable compared to other subscriptions.
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