7 Best Gifts For Making the Most Out of Outdoor Living Spaces
In a world where we’re all pretty much stuck at home, giving someone more time outdoors this winter might just be the best gift you could give. Make the wintery world outside more comfortable with these gift ideas.
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In a world where we’re all pretty much stuck at home, making it possible for someone to spend more time outdoors this winter might just be the best gift you could give.
Gold Gas Patio Heater
Some people put a lot of time and energy into making their patio a comfortable, relaxing place, so it’s a shame harsh seasonal conditions limit their time enjoying it. While this patio heater won’t quite keep you comfortable in the middle of a blizzard, it warms as much as 115 sq. ft. of space, keeping your patio usable on milder winter nights. Now you get even more time to enjoy all of the hard work you put into last summer’s patio project!
Heated Snow Melting Walkway Mat
Make sure you always have a safe path through the ice and snow with this heated snow melting mat. It’s designed to stay outside all winter long, and HeatTrak claims it can melt up to two inches of snow per hour. If you’ve got a particularly long stretch of sidewalk to cover, you can connect several 20-in. x 60-in. mats to create lengthy extended runs.
Outdoor String Lights
Winter months in the northern hemisphere can feel oppressively dark thanks to the tilt of the earth’s axis and a little thing called Daylight Saving Time. Outdoor string lights are a great way to counter seasonal gloom and give you more time outdoors, even on days when it seems like the sun sets in the mid-afternoon.
Round Steel Propane Fire Pit Kit
Want a fire in your backyard without the hassle of actually burning wood? A propane fire pit like this one from Hampton Bay will give you exactly that. It’s easy to set up and convenient to use. There’s even a hidden compartment to stow the propane tank so it’s not an eyesore.
Garage Electric Heater
A garage isn’t technically an outdoor space, but it can definitely feel like one if it’s not heated. Turn your garage into a functional winter getaway with this electric garage heater. The heater can be mounted on the wall or the ceiling, and its adjustable remote-controlled thermostat can be set from 50 to 90 degrees F.
Round Cast Stone Wood Burning Fire Pit
This cast stone fire pit leans into the more traditional bonfire experience, with a rustic and natural look that complements various landscaping styles. It’s not entirely old-fashioned, though. The pit comes with a removable wire mesh screen that protects against wayward sparks, and its 29-1/2-in. bowl is heat resistant up to 1,112 F.
Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
Nothing will coax you out to a fire on a cold winter night like the thought of freshly toasted s’mores. This set of marshmallow roasting sticks will ensure you’re set up for crafting culinary creations while you’re huddled around the flames.