Run out of vacation days for fall? Wanting to enjoy the new season at home with family and friends (or on your own for some me time)? This autumn, whether you’re heading off on a nearby weekend camping trip and need some quality items to elevate your experience, or simply staying home and wanting to enjoy the cooler weather and watch Halloween movies, these fall staycation items are just the thing this season:
For Rainy Autumn Days When Outside Still Beckons
We’ve all had umbrellas fail us in times when we needed them most, and with colder weather approaching, we really don’t need to be stuck in the cold rain with an umbrella on its last legs after what seems like just a few uses. Enter: BLUNT Umbrellas. These sturdy, high-quality umbrellas come in a variety of sizes and colors for every occasion. Whether you’re going on a solo walk with your dog or perusing the streets of your town or city with a friend or loved one, BLUNT Umbrellas come in Metro, Coupe, Classic, Exec and even Sport. Even more? These umbrellas have rounded edges, so there’s never the worry of poking someone’s eye out. BLUNT Umbrellas, although built to withstand even the strongest of winds and rains, are also designed to be repairable, making for a stress-free repair process. $89–$149.
For When You Want to Travel the World of Wines from Your Couch
Wanting to save a bit from your summer travels? You can still travel the world through wine thanks to In Good Taste. For the perfect fall staycation with friends, the Vine Voyage from In Good Taste features a set of eight international wines from Italy, France, Portugal and Argentina. You and your friends can literally taste your way around these countries while cozied up on the couch at home. $65.
For a Weekend Camping Trip in Cooler Weather
If you’ve planned a weekend (or longer) camping trip this season, you know to expect cooler weather. This means packing more blankets and jackets for the trip, but what about for when you’re sitting around the fire at night with some hot chocolate or tea or prepping for your adventures in the morning with some coffee? A brand already renowned for its well-insulated water bottles, Hydro Flask also features a top-of-the-line French press. Holding up to 32 ounces of liquid, this French press consists of TempShield insulation to keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot. The best part is its easy-to-use functions and accurate pour, minimizing any spilling or mess while you’re on the go and in need of a hot cup of Joe. $67.95
For a Staycation Where Home Smells Like Fall
There’s perhaps nothing that gets you into the fall mood like a candle exuding a mountain or cabin escape, but many “fall-scented” candles simply smell fake or too sweet and contain artificial filling. But Keystone Inspired candles truly capture that essence of fall as it’s meant to smell. The Blue Spruce scent embodies that nostalgic scent of pine, cedar and fir, an earthy fall and winter scent that smells like you just opened your cottage window in the North Carolina mountains. The Cozy Cabin candle blends patchouli with sandalwood, transporting you to a remote cabin in the woods where nature is at its freshest. Even better? Keystone Inspired’s 11.5-ounce candles have a whopping 70-hour burn time. $36.
For a Cozy Evening with Autumn Wine and Good Company
While you can enjoy many wines come fall, there are some wines that really make a cozy autumn evening with family and friends. Ettore Winery boasts two wines that perfectly complement both the flavors and colors of fall. The brand’s 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature ($52) somehow encapsulates notes of plum while giving space to underlying fragrances and flavors of juniper. To truly get into the fall spirit, pair this with a hearty, warm bowl of pumpkin stew. Or, if a Cabernet Sauvignon isn’t exactly your style, try the 2018 Ettore Rosso ($42), a smooth red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Fall often means fruit pies with seasonal fruits like blackberry, and this wine captures these flavors with both blackberry and currant notes accompanied by a mix of savory and smokey elements.
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