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Crisp air, rich colors appearing in the treeline and the inaugural dawning of your sweater collection. It must mean one thing: autumn is among us! Start celebrating the season, beginning right at home. We’ve rounded up the best ways to usher in fall for every room of your house and member of the family. From tasty treats in the kitchen, décor on the mantle and self-care in the bathroom – you’ll be shouting the praises of autumn from your rooftop.
Decorated Fall Box
Spruce up your living space with the latest in pumpkin décor and autumn accents, without the hassle of shopping at an actual store. Decorated is a curated home décor subscription box, shipping seasonally. Each box contains 6-8 full-size items from decorative trays, tabletop décor, printed art and more, valued at approximately $200 each mailer. Decorated offers both a fall and Halloween-inspired box to transform your home with stylish harvest-themed and spooky touches. The Fall 2022 Box includes two utility/organizational pieces, two seasonal accent pieces, one art print, framed art and garland. Each box comes with a Decorated Styling Booklet featuring how-toes, tips and inspirational arrangements to help unleash your inner designer.
Bath and Body Works Hand Soaps
Bring the suds to every sink in your house with this year’s lineup of fall-inspired scents from Bath and Body Works. Mix and match with foaming and creamy gel options in every variation of pumpkin you can imagine from Pumpkin Cupcake to Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin to Pumpkin Pecan Waffles and so many more! In additional to fall favorites, the brand launched 70+ Halloween products to their Fall Shop, including a few favorites: a berry scent titled “Vampire Blood” and a caramel vanilla blend of cleansing soap called Stardust Magic. An easy way to bring the scents of the season into your life, the fragrances linger on skin well after your hand scrub, bringing a pleasant aroma with you at home or away. In addition to stellar scents, peek all the fall offers for gorgeous décor accents, like themed candle holders and wallflower covers.
R Riveter Thankful Candle
Want to bottle up the scent of Thanksgiving day? R Riveter has done it with their Thankful soy wax candle featuring pumpkin and nutmeg. With a 36 hour burn time, you can light up this scent from September-November for all your autumn occasions. Another favorite candle from the brand is Cozy, featuring amber and linen for a totally ‘hygge’ vibe. Need a thoughtful gift during the season? A customized message can be hand stamped on the beautiful, modern glass jar by the brand’s own ‘riveters,” bad-ass military spouses dotted throughout the US who pour the candles and create all of the brand’s offerings from their remote locations.
Order in, or gift to a friend to spread all the fall feels in the shape of mellowcreme pumpkins and pumpkin spice popcorn. Sugarwish is a sweet-treat gifting box, allowing for a customized experience for the recipient. Select a box size and choose from dozens of candy, cookie, popcorn, snacks, coffee and tea or dog food treats. Autumn-inspired options like pumpkin spice latte pour-over Copper Cow coffee and gummy pumpkin candies are just a couple current offerings. Recipients are sure to get exactly what they like, delivered to their doorstep.
Jordan’s Skinny Mixes Pumpkin Lover’s Sampler
Image by Amanda Kohl Photography
Save a trip to the coffee shop and create your PSL station in the comfort of your own home. Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll also skip on a truckload of sugar since this set of drink flavors contain zero calories, zero sugar, and zero carbs. Create your fall bar with six fan-favorite pumpkin flavors including pumpkin spice, pumpkin caramel, pumpkin cinnamon roll, white chocolate pumpkin, pumpkin pecan waffle and vanilla bean pumpkin. All season long, mix and match pumpkin combinations to flavor coffees, lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, desserts, oatmeal and more.
Countdown to Halloween by Greg Paprocki
Published by Gibbs Smith, Countdown to Halloween is full of delightful and spooky scenes, perfect for 0-3 year olds.
Seasonal stories make reading time extra fun, especially with toddlers. This board-book teaches young kids how to count down from 10 by finding spooky objects hidden throughout the pages. Simple text and full-color detailed illustrations of hayrides and haunted houses grace the pages as anticipation for trick-or-treating builds with each passing day.
Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try in the Fall by Kim Hankinson
Published by Gibbs Smith, this activity journal sparks creativity while getting into the spirit of the season.
We’ve all heard of doing a summer bucket list, but there’s a resource to get kid’s excited about an autumn version in the form of Kim Hankinson’s adventure journal, 50 Things to Try in the Fall. This interactive journal encourages note-taking, picture-drawing and overall creativity in a color-coded format, easy to navigate though. Track the changes of leafs or start a shadow puppet show, the pages of the book encourage exploring and trying new things with each new page. Ideal fro kids 6-12, this adventure pass is the perfect way to pass the time during a rainy fall evening.
This Baby Shark getup from Costumes.com includes a sound chip, playing everyone’s favorite viral tune.
When it comes to costumes, they’re a big deal to kids. Oftentimes, Halloween costumes are discussed months ahead of time, prompting lively discussions. We’re in the camp of celebrating costumes and the whimsy they bring all season long. Instead of waiting last minute until options are picked-over in stores, shop early and online for everything you might need from full costumes, accessories, props and more at Costumes.com. If you can think of it, they’ve likely got it in their catalog of countless dress-up options from mermaid or pirate to dinosaur or clown and everything in-between.
Pro parent tip: let your child choose their costume early and set up a dress-up station with costumes from year’s past in the house. The imagination and hours spent playing make-believe will bring magic to your fall months.
The Bouqs Co.
Bouq’s Queen Bee arrangement featuring a mixed bouquet of sunflowers, spray roses, yellow billy balls and mini hydrangeas.
Liven up your countertop with vibrant fall tones in the form of fresh flowers. The Boug Co. is a farm-direct floral delivery service supporting farmers and sustainable growing practices, simplifying the supply chain and providing fresher fleurs that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Flowers can be ordered or delivered for any occasion once, or as part of an ongoing subscription. Arrangements are often sent with buds for longer lasting flowers, maximizing the life of your tablescape.
Gorgeous seasonal options are available in a variety of sizes like their “pumpkin patch” bouq with orange sunflowers, daisies and pincushion proteas or “Harvest” featuring orange roses, cherry red hypericum berries and purple kale. Want something even longer-lasting? Wreath, plant and dried flowers are available to spruce up every corner of your home.
Kasel Krafts Boo Jars
Tired of screens and beeping toys your children get bored of after five minutes? Check out Kasel Krafts’ Boo Jars, a three pack of Halloween themed jars featuring the brand’s signature sensory dough full of spooky trinkets. Kids of all ages will enjoy using their hands to play and create while improving fine motor skills and nerve connections to the brain. While Boo Jars are recommended for age three and up, Kasel Krafts has loads of themed sensory activities for kids 3 months+, with subscription options available. Imagine, sculpt, build and explore all while in the spirit of the season.
Tree Hut Pumpkin Spice Latte Shea Sugar Scrub
Bring the scent of your favorite fall drink into your shower with a head-to-toe scrub. Pumpkin Spice Latte Shea Sugar Scrub has a warm aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg with notes of orange zest, cinnamon and vanilla for an all-encompassing sensory bathing experience. Sugar granules provide a natural exfoliant, polishing skin while shea butter and oils nourish and protect. Autumn-inspired ingredients, pumpkin enzyme and nutmeg seed powder refine skin texture and even skin tone. Breathe in that rich PSL shower steam while scrubbing away summer skin for a spa-like experience at home.
Raddish Kids Fall-Themed Kits
Grab the kids and head to the kitchen with festive fall kits by Raddish Kids. The award-winning kids’ culinary subscription program offers fall and Halloween themed boxes including “Fall Potluck,” “Apples Everywhere,” and “Frightful Fiesta.” Each box includes three artfully designed recipe guides, a quality kid-sized cooking tool, a hands-on activity, game and/or craft and bonus online content. With every kit also comes an apron patch, allowing children to style their kitchen wear while remembering each badge of honor earned from past recipes. In a world of drive-throughs and processed food options, kids 4-14+ have an opportunity to build confidence in the kitchen with fun, seasonal recipes kits.
Price: $24 monthly