No Money to Burn? 13 Fire Pits You Can Afford

An outdoor fire pit can add character and utility to your garden landscape. It can knock the chill off a fall evening and make it downright cozy. It will cast a warm glow on any nighttime gathering. And do we even need to mention the marshmallows? Whatever you do around your outdoor fire pit, use your common sense and your outdoor fire pit can safely be the highlight of your backyard gatherings. Check out our collection of reasonably priced fire pits in a range of sizes and styles to suit almost any taste, whether aesthetic or practical.

  1. Flame Genie Pellet Fire Pit

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    Pellet Fire Pit

    Want the coziness of a fire without the hassle of burning wood logs? The Flame Genie is powered by wood pellets, which means it reduces smoke and sparks, and there's less ash to clean up. At only 12 pounds, it can be easily repositioned to delight your backyard guests wherever they've gathered. Available on Amazon; $83.73.

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  2. Fire Sense Bon Fire Patio Fireplace

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    portable fire pit

    This handy fire pit features a retractable handle and large wheels that make it easy to move around the patio or transport to the campfire or beach. The durable spark-screen walls keep embers from landing on clothing or surroundings, and the double doors allow for easy refueling, cleaning, and marshmallow roasting. Available on Amazon;$97.44.

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  3. CobraCo Hand-Hammered 100 Percent Copper Fire Pit with Screen and Cover

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    Copper Fire Pit

    Bet you've never roasted s'mores by such a chic heat source! Imagine sitting around toasty flames as they bounce around the rim of this hand-hammered copper fire pit. At more than 11 inches deep, the basin is perfect for housing a long-lasting fire, and it's outfitted with a mesh screen to protect against flyaway ash. Expect the copper to weather with use, aging gracefully to a rustic patina. Available from The Home Depot; $229.99.

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  4. Esschert Design Rusted Steel Fire Bowl

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    Steel Fire Pit

    This open fire bowl cradles an attractive low flame to enhance after-dark festivities. With a mod base, simple dish, and rusted steel, it's the perfect complement to aged brick patios or weathered wood furniture in any backyard setting. Available on Wayfair; $73.99.

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  5. Uniflame Firehouse

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    Grill Fire Pit

    The Uniflame Firehouse is more than just a fire pit—with its slide-out cooking grid, it doubles as a wood-burning grill. The chimney effectively directs smoke and ash away from your party while a removable ash receptacle makes cleanup a cinch. Available from The Home Depot; $167.54.

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  6. Northwoods Outdoor Fireplace

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    Wood Burning Fire Pit

    In the Landmann Northwoods Outdoor Fireplace, you get a sturdy, generously sized base that holds plenty of firewood—even larger, longer-burning logs. Also included is a full-coverage spark guard that lifts out of the way, a cooking grate, and a couple of handy stoking tools. A handle runs around the perimeter of the fire pit, and there's also a mechanism for releasing ash and promoting optimal airflow. Available from The Home Depot; $73.69.

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  7. Crosley Hudson Fire Pit

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    round fire pit

    If you're looking for a fire pit that can keep the flames going almost all night long with very little maintenance, look no further. The Crosley Hudson fire pit is equipped with an oversize steel bowl to hold a hearty supply of wood for longer, warmer fires. The innovative lattice pattern vents the fire, helping it burn vigorously. Available from Target; $159.99.

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  8. Terrain Low Profile Pit

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    square fit pit

    For a modern aesthetic, go with this sleek fire pit from Terrain. The short square base has a wide center for building the perfect backyard fire. Any weathering that happens over time will only enhance its already rustic appearance. It may be simple, but it’s not basic. Available from Terrain; $188.

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  9. Big Sky Outdoor Campfire Ring

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    campfire ring

    From the backyard to the campground, bring the fire pit with you. This portable pit is simple to set up, so you can get to the marshmallow roasting quicker. Available from Target; $62.99.

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  10. Pure Garden Square Fire Bowl

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    cheap fire pit table

    Typically, a fire pit table, or one with a ledge, costs a pretty penny. That’s why you should grab this bargain fire pit available at Target. The 26-inch tall woven metal pit is an attractive choice for any patio, especially when you consider its reasonable price tag. It’s the perfect piece for gathering around for conversations and laughs. Available from Target; $83.99.

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  11. Sun Joe Classic Stone Cast Fire Pit

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    Stone Fire Pit

    The cast stone composition and faux stone finish of this fire pit fits right in with its outdoor setting. This fire pit will quickly become a backyard staple for the family, taking you from spring straight through to fall. Available from Hayneedle; $171.71.

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  12. Hampton Bay Quadripod Fire Pit

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    Quadripod Fire Pit

    This antique bronze pit will warm up the entire patio. Thanks to its deep bowl, it is able to provide up to 40 square feet of cozy heat. While it looks big and bulky, it is surprisingly light for moving around. Available from The Home Depot; $69.

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  13. Sol 72 Outdoor Rustic Cast Iron Fire Pit

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    Cast Iron Fire Pit

    This classic pit is just what your backyard is missing. Its simple cast iron finish will complement any outdoor decor style—plus you don't need fancy bells and whistles when all you actually want is a blazing firing for roasting treats and keeping you warm. Available from Wayfair; $108.99.

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