While it may seem too early in the year for a fire pit or patio heater, especially in warmer parts of the country, consider last year’s shortage of propane, electric, and wood-burning outdoor heaters. By November and December of 2020, it was nearly impossible to find any kind of outdoor heater, thanks to the popularity of outdoor dining and socializing. If you regretted missing out on one last year, snag one now while they’re still in stock this year. This Flame Genie fire pit’s sale comes at a great time: It produces a larger flame and a warmer fire, and has a long burn time—and it’s on sale for under $100 right now on Amazon.
Unlike other fire pits that burn logs, this Flame Genie fire pit uses wood pellets, which are easy to load, burn cleanly, and produce minimal ash. Since there’s no smoke, your eyes and lungs won’t burn if you’re sitting in the wrong spot by the fire. Pellet fire pits also mean no sparks, so the Flame Genie is safer than traditional wood-burning fire pits.
This fire pit has a 13.5-inch diameter and weighs less than 14 pounds, so it’s compact enough to take camping or to cookouts—it snagged the spot for the best portable option among our choices of the best smokeless fire pits, after all. And while it will keep you toasty warm all evening long, it’s also the perfect backyard addition for making everyone’s favorite: s’mores. Buy the Flame Genie Wood Pellet Fire Pit for $99.95 on Amazon.
NOW $99.95 (was $154.99). Extend the outdoor living season with this Flame Genie fire pit. It burns wood pellets instead of logs like traditional fire pits, so there is no smoke or sparks and the fire burns hotter, longer, and brighter. The 13.5-inch diameter makes this fire pit ideal for the backyard or taking to the campground.
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Also available at The Home Depot for $119.
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NOW $106.99 (was $159.99). Thanks to the power of infrared technology, this outdoor heater heats up almost instantly so you can have immediate warmth and comfort when it’s chilly outdoors. This heater is made for sheltered use, so it’s an ideal addition to patios or covered decks. Three heating modes let you choose how warm you need it to be, and the built-in temperature protection will automatically shut the unit off if it gets too hot.
NOW $69.99. Take warmth with you wherever you go with this portable heater. While it may look small, it packs a punch: It delivers 3,800 BTUs of heat per hour, runs for over 5 hours, and heats up to 95 square feet. It comes equipped with safety features like tip-over shutoff and low oxygen shutoff.
NOW $171.18. Get the look and feel of a traditional fire pit without any of the mess. This fire pit uses propane to deliver a warm, bright, realistic fire with no smoke or ash. There’s no assembly required, so it’s ready to use right out of the box—just hook up the propane and get the fire going. Plus, since there are no sparks, this fire pit is usually approved to be used during campfire bans.
NOW $41.99 (was $47.99). Whether you need to stay warm at the football game or in your backyard, you need a blanket that can protect you from the elements. This waterproof stadium blanket has a quilted fleece lining for superior warmth, no matter how cold it is. This blanket weighs in at just under 3 pounds, so it’s thicker and denser than others in its price range. Plus, it comes with a secret zip storage pocket to keep your items secure—or just to hold some extra snacks.