Fire Pits Are The MVPs Of Stay-At-Home Summer

As we've pivoted our hobbies away from post-work happy hours to apartment-window birdwatching, and altered our expectations from big trips abroad to virtual learning experiences, we've found ourselves reconnecting with a simpler side of life. And now — topping our ongoing gleeful list of puzzles, inflatable pools, birdhouses, and countertop grills — we're leaning into fire pits for setting our harmonious stay-at-home summers aflame.

No longer relegated to suburbanites who dream of campground oases, fire pits have quietly gone mainstream: from those cumbersome clay contraptions at your neighborhood hardware store to sleeker devices that are hip (and safe) enough for even the coolest kids on the city block to buy. Just one quick Google search populates a plethora of these joy-sparking beauties — including small tabletop options and larger steel styles — and we've already hunted through the lot to pull out the best worth carting.


Our come-one-come-all summer soirees may be canceled, but we can still host an extra-safe and socially-distant bonfire in our own backyards (or rooftops, or patios) with the top pit options ahead.

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Solo Stove Solo Stove Ranger + Stand$319.98 $229.99 Buy
World Market Silver Hammered Metal Chiminea$129.99 Buy
RadiateCampfireCo Radiate Portable Bonfire$42.99 Buy
Greyleigh Tuscola Firebowl Steel Wood Burning Fire Pit$175.00 Buy
Blomus Fuoco Tabletop Gel Fire Pit$114.99 Buy
Terrain Weathering Steel Obelisk Chiminea$448.00 Buy
SolidProcessing Concrete Fire Bowl - Blue Rim$66.00 Buy
Modern Fire Basket Column Wood-Burning Fire Pit$299.99 Buy
Ebern Designs Parson Portable Pellet Steel Wood Burning Fire Pit$102.99 Buy
Primus Kamoto Folding Fire Pit & Open Fire Pan$130.00 Buy
The Grommet Rubbing Alcohol Tabletop Fire Pit$85.00 Buy
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