Prime Day has passed, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming, and Christmas sales will run all the way to the finish line. And right now is actually a mighty fine time to buy plenty of fall must-haves on Amazon and save money along the way.
The following autumn and winter essentials are in stock, ready to ship and on sale now. Find out the best and worst deals on Amazon.
Last updated: Nov. 19, 2020
Lodge 5-Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Cold-weather comfort food calls for a good cast iron Dutch oven. This one is deep, heavy and pre-seasoned with 100% vegetable oil — plus it’s 45% off. Beyond the holidays, it’s a classic kitchen workhorse that — as a new generation of sourdough bakers learned during the shutdown — doubles as a secret weapon for breadmakers.
Mother Nature shuts down most outdoor gardens at or around the first frost of the season. AeroGarden bridges the winter gap by letting you grow vegetables, herbs and salad greens on your countertop throughout the year. The hydroponic system requires no soil, attracts no bugs or pests, is easy to program and is designed to run pretty much on autopilot. And it’s 10% off.
Worx Leaf Mulcher
If you find yourself on the losing side of the war against leaves every autumn, an investment in a leaf mulcher from Worx kills several birds with the same stone. It can process 53 gallons of leaves per minute and reduces 11 bags of leaves down to just one. When placed in garden flower beds, the resulting mulch retains moisture, insulates roots and smothers weeds while breaking down into rich compost over time.
Green Orange Fleece Throw Blanket
The only way to watch Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel is under a cozy fleece blanket, and this 50-inch by 60-inch throw blanket was built for sofas, loveseats and living room chairs. Available in more than 20 colors, this fleece blanket throw from manufacturer Green Orange is cozy and warm, but light and machine washable.
Baseball Hot Chocolate Mug
If fleece throw blankets and Hallmark movies are on the menu, then so, too, must be hot chocolate served in a proper mug. This one is more proper than the rest because it’s a ceramic baseball complete with a glove that serves as a backstop for tossing tiny marshmallows. The same company makes a similar mug for soccer and basketball fans, as well.
WooCrafts Knitting and Crochet Kit
The greatest winter craft hobbies in history, knitting and crocheting were a productive way to pass long winter hours indoors before anyone ever heard of coronavirus quarantines. The hobby offers digital detox, rhythm and in-the-zone zen — not to mention permanent, wearable reminders of your efforts. This kit, which is 59% off, can be bought together with any and every variety of yarn. From there, a beginner will be up and running after just a few YouTube tutorials.
Heavy and durable but movable and manageable, this Landmann outdoor fireplace is perfect for patios, porches and backyards on crisp, chilly nights. It includes a spark screen, a poker and even a cooking grate in case it ever needs to double as a grill, but the biggest selling point is the vessel itself. The fire bowl is made from blackened steel with large cutouts of moons and stars all around.
Savings: $10 (plus use a digital coupon to save an additional $5
It’s prime apple-picking time, but you’ll likely get chilled when you’re out in the orchard. This 40-ounce thermos carries enough to pour mugs of cider for your whole family. It’s even designed to keep liquids hot (or cold) for a full 24 hours.
Balsam and Cedar Candle
Save yourself the trouble and mess of bringing in cut pine branches from outside and warm your home with the scents of the season with this candle instead. It has a long-lasting burn time of at least 110 hours.
Car Battery Jump Box
Every winter, Mother Nature tries to send weak, dying car batteries to their automotive graves — seemingly always at the worst possible time. Jumper cables will extend their lives, but someone with a car battery has to be around to help. This rechargeable jump box allows you to do it yourself and offers self-reliance and peace of mind — not to mention easy-grip clamps, a 400-lumen flashlight and USB device-charging ports.
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Prices sourced and accurate as of Nov. 12, 2020.