Your outdoor space could use this key element.

By Megan Soll
July 01, 2019
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We’re entering the peak of summer, and you’ve probably already acquired the best ice cream scoop and ice cream maker, as well as the perfect outdoor bar and grilling tools. There are plenty of smart products for outdoor entertaining out there (and for keeping those dreaded mosquitoes away).

For both family time and party time, however, there is one true game-changer: a fire pit. Lucky for you, there are hundreds online that are perfectly impermanent but still look great in the backyard. Whether you’re interested in a no-fuss gas fire pit or a wood burning fire pit for s’mores making purposes, these are some of the best options out there.


Fire Sense Portsmouth Weathered Bronze Fire Pit, $73 at

The most cost-effective pit option, this one comes with a cover and a spark grate to keep on top.