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    A Pumpkin Spice Syrup That Goes Just As Hard As Starbucks' And 36 Other Things To Buy This Fall

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    1. A luscious velvet duvet cover (with matching shams) you can wrap up in like the beautiful caterpillar you are because last I checked, it's already September — AKA prime hibernation time.

    the green duvet and shams

    Promising review: "I love the way this feels. It's so luxurious and does not make me feel overheated. Seriously one of the best purchases I've made on Amazon to date. My husband can pry my King-size duvet out of my cold, deceased fingers. Not sharing this." —Kelsy Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $55.99+ (available in Queen and King sizes and in eight colors).

    2. hot cider reed diffuser for those who've had some ~spooky~ experiences with candles. Incredible scent + no open flame? Yes, please!

    the reed diffuser on a decorative tray

    PS: it comes from a small biz! Sweet Water Decor is a woman-owned, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–based shop that specializes in home decor + gifts. 

    Get it from Sweet Water Decor on Amazon for $28. (also available in Sweater Weather, Pumpkin Spice, and Warm and Cozy.)

    3. Some Torani pumpkin pie sauce reviewers say tastes like a homemade pumpkin pie "made by someone who knows how to bake" — and not a sickly sweet imitation. 

    the bottle of syrup next to a latte and a slice of pie
    a reviewer's homemade pumpkin cream cold brew

    Promising reviews: "O.M.G.!!! Don't hesitate to get this sauce. Not the syrup, but the sauce. It tastes like a homemade pumpkin pie made by someone who knows how to bake. No bitterness at all and the flavors shine through. Not sickening like some pumpkin-y seasonal fad foods. I just got it today and I had to hide the bottle already. This would be good on ice cream, on a pie, in a coffee, or just a little 'taste' now and then. I already have it on my reminder list. It wasn't super cheap, but the fact that you don't have to pour it on like pancake syrup to get any flavor is great. You don't need a lot. Trust me. THIS IS A KEEPER. PUMPKIN SAUCE RULES!" —Layne McD

    "Better than Starbucks! I love this! Don’t like pumpkin spice flavor but enjoy pumpkin pie! This was much more like pumpkin pie. :) Helps me make good coffee for much cheaper at home!!" —Joshua J. Ofstie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.34.

    4. And a pair of gorg amber mugs from which you can sip your seasonal concoction.

    the amber mug holding coffee

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $20.99 (also available in blue). 

    5. MASSIVE 10-foot-by-10-foot throw you and all of your closest friends can cuddle up under when you gather for your annual Friday night Gilmore Girls watch parties. 

    four adults sharing an orange throw blanket on a couch
    Boban Marjanovic using a grey throw
    Big Blanket Co.

    If you're having a hard time imagining just how big "big" is — this blanket is four times the size of your average throw! And — because this small biz truly gets marketing — that's 7'4" NBA player Boban Marjanovic modeling the gray blanket above. 

    Promising review: "This is such a great blanket! It is so soft and big that no one is stealing the covers no matter how wrapped up in the blanket they are. Absolutely perfect for couples!" —Andrew N.

    Get it from Amazon or Big Blanket Co. for $159 (available in 14 'favorite' colors and 7 limited edition colors). 

    6. A painfully cute lil' ghost print if your home's art could use some seasonal swaps. Also can't help but love the meta aspect of having a gallery wall print on your actual gallery wall...

    the print which has a ghost looking at portraits of itself on a gallery wall
    Katherine Blower Illustrator Designer / Society6

    Kathrine Blower is a West Midlands–based illustrator with all sorts of ghost prints so check out the rest of their shop!

    Promising review: "We recently bought an old home (100 years old) and the minute I saw There's a A Ghost in the Portrait Gallery, I knew it would be perfect in our hallway! My biggest struggle was what size!" —Randa-Lynn G.

    Get it from Katherine Blower on Society6 for $13.29+ (originally $18.99+; available in four sizes).

    7. An autumnal area rug that really pulls its weight when it comes to redecorating. This + a few tchotchkes and you can change the appearance of an entire room!

    the burnt orange area rug which has a floral medallion pattern
    Rugs USA

    Promising review: "This rug was exactly what I hoped for…the color, size and design are perfect in the space that was missing a little 'something.'" —CGutierrez

    Get it from Rugs USA for $120.30+ (originally $300.90+; available in three sizes).

    8. A pair of corduroy pillow covers because fall = couch season and these babies not only make your go-to seating choice cozier, but more festive, too.

    two olive green pillows on a couch

    Heads up: this listing is only for the pillow *covers*. If you need inserts, too, you can get 'em here!

    Promising review: "I bought two packs so I could cover four pillows. It is so much cheaper than buying new pillows every time you want to update your colors. These are a beautiful orange color for fall and everyone thinks they are brand new cushions. Little tip: buy the cover that is just under the actual pillow dimensions so you have a fuller cushion. My cushions measure 18 x 18 inches and I bought the 16 x 16 covers. I had to fold them in half to place them inside the covers and then once zipped I fussed with the cushion as opposed to trying to force them in and risking ripping the zipper. It worked perfectly! The texture is really nice, too, almost like fleece but much thicker. Overall, love these and will buy more colors for different seasons for sure." —D. Taylor

    Get the set from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in seven sizes and 25 colors). 

    9. A pack of 350 (!) window clings so you can transform your space even (or especially — I should say) if you live somewhere that doesn't experience the four seasons.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these window clings!!! They make my space look very festive. The clings were easy to peel off the backing, unlike some other window clings. There are also a nice variety of colors, too! I will buy another set to have for other windows." —Happy Wife

    Get the 350-piece set from Amazon for $6.99

    10. A cheery wreath that says, "Why yes, fall is my favorite season!!" but doesn't give off any of the desperation you felt while patiently waiting the six months until it was "appropriate" to hang it.

    the dried floral wreath on a front door
    the same wreath hung inside over a mantle
    A Wreath of Annie / Etsy

    If this isn't the exact design you had in mind, A Wreath of Annie — a Minnesota-based small biz — has 40+ handmade decorative wreaths to choose from, so give the rest of the shop a look!

    Promising review: "This is the prettiest thing! I told my friend if my house was on fire it’s the one possession I would grab. It’s stunning. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!" —Heather Corayer Linders

    Get it from A Wreath of Annie on Etsy for $89+ (available in six sizes).

    11. A set of coffee-inspired neutral nail polishes if you're trying to spend less money at the salon but aren't about to give up your favorite form of self-care. 

    the five coffee-inspired shades
    model wearing the shades in an ombre mani
    Olive & June

    Included shades: Tip Your Barista (espresso brown), JJ (warm cinnamon), Coffee Milk (creamy tan), The Usual (lavender grey), and HGC (rosy almond). 

    Get the five-piece set from Olive & June for $45

    12. A jar of Tonymoly's Plump-kin Retinol Eye Cream which is infused with 10,000ppm of vitamin- and antioxidant-rich pumpkin extract. Basically, that means the potent formula helps moisturize and plump under eyes while warding off wrinkles, sun damage, and inflammation. Sounds p good, ehh?

    a model holding the pumpkin-shaped jar of eye cream
    the jar open to show the creamy, slightly orange formula

    Promising review: "This eye cream is great. All the benefits of retinol, but not irritating. It's cool and slick and goes on super easily. Not too scented and the packaging is cute yet sturdy. You get a good amount of product for the price and a little goes a long way. Love it!" —Ariel K.

    Get it from Amazon or Tonymoly for $25. 

    13. A set of velvet curtains ready to be dramatically drawn at night and then ripped open in the morning to let in the fresh autumnal air.

    two green velvet curtains
    two navy blue velvet curtains hung behind a couch

    Promising review: "I am thoroughly and I mean thoroughly happy that I bought these curtains! I bought three sets (two panels each) for three windows in the living room. I bought the 108" as I have floor-to-ceiling windows. they just look absolutely amazing with my dark walls. Yes, out of the package there were some wrinkles, but that is to be expected because it's a velvet fabric. The fabric is absolutely amazing — it's good quality, none of the stitching was loose or torn or anything like that, and all of the grommets were set exactly as they should be. If you're even remotely thinking about spending money on curtains... BUY THESE. ...SERIOUSLY... BUY THEM..." —Lexus Cherry

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in six sizes and 15 colors).

    14. A slouchy buckle sweater if your go-to fall fashion is oversized knits but you're looking for something elevated. Pair this with your well-worn black skinny jeans and no one will know you got them from H&M five years ago for $9.99.

    model wearing the sweater in white
    Same model wearing the sweater in black

    This top is part of a collab from The Drop x @lucyswhims (AKA style blogger Suyapa Lucy).

    Promising reviews: "Love, love, love this sweater. The buckle detail at the neck gives this sweater a unique and edgy look. It's cut oversized so it drapes comfortably on the body. It's an easy piece to throw on and go. My favorite way to wear this is tucked in the front with skinny jeans and a pair of shoes — any pair of shoes depending on the look I'm going for that day because this sweater goes with EVERYTHING." —Amy

    "This is such a fab top! The material is so soft, the fit was perfect, and it looks so expensive on. What a great top! You’ll love it with skinny jeans, faux-leather pants, or leggings. Pair with your favorite jewels for a fab night out (or in)!" —Kristin

    Get it from Amazon for $54.90 (available in women's sizes XXS–XXL, 2X–3X, and in two colors).

    FYI, if you have Amazon Prime you can give this a spin for free with Try Before You Buy!

    15. 6-foot-long pumpkin, pinecone, and eucalyptus garland that you can drape over your entertainment stand or mantle in a way that's both v stylish but also hides the TV cables you can. not. stand.

    the garland draped over a mantle

    Promising review: "This garland is beautiful. High quality, heavy and the colors are deep and true. I ordered another I like it so much!" —Killeen

    Get it from Amazon for $92.99.

    16. A pair of fleece-lined faux leather leggings so incredibly soft and warm, you just won't believe it. If you've been eyeing a pair from Spanx but don't have $100 to shell out, they're a great dupe!

    A reviewer wearing the black faux leather leggings
    A different reviewer wearing the faux leather leggings

    Promising review: "I purchased these faux-leather leggings during a late-night Amazon shopping spree. They don't look faux at all, are well-made, and I receive compliments on them every time I wear them. They are also extremely comfortable and fit like a second skin. They are super warm so I probably would not wear in warmer weather but are perfect for the fall and winter. They shape well and stay put! There is no rolling or slipping down with these babies. Put them on and they are going to stay where you put them. I love them!" —Kelly C. Albanese

    Get them from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–4X Regular and Tall and in four styles).

    FYI, if you have Amazon Prime you can give this a spin for free with Try Before You Buy!

    17. An apple cider bath bomb if lighting a fall candle simply isn't enough and your next step is to turn *yourself* into an autumnal stew.

    the orange sparkly bath bomb with a leaf on top
    Cocoa Bath Co. / Etsy

    Cocoa Bath Co. is a Fort Worth, Texas-based small biz from Karilyn Folker. This particular bath bomb features luxe ingredients like sweet almond oil and moisturizing cocoa butter. 

    Promising review: "My expectations were more than met! This bath bomb was absolutely divine! When I opened it, it was beautiful just as pictured, I was almost sad to ruin it when I put it in the bath. The smell was amazing — seriously just like apple cider — and the ingredients made my skin feel so soft I couldn't believe the luxury I was soaking in. If all your products are this great I WILL buy from you again! Thank you so much for such a lovely experience!" —Betsey Linne-Pack

    Get it from Cocoa Bath Co. on Etsy for $12.

    18. A canister of chai that tastes JUST as good as your favorite coffee shop cup. If you already have a stove top espresso pot, you can even make it ~dirty.~

    The canister of David Rio chai
    A reviewer's photo of their chai

    Not gonna lie, I went on a serious reconnaissance mission at my local joint just to figure out what kind of chai they were using and lo and behold it was this bad boy! All you have to do is add water or milk (and ice if you want it cold) and BAM, you've got a chai that could go for $5+.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.05+ (available in two sizes).

    19. Or a set of five coffee syrups so you can whip up coffeehouse-worthy drinks right at home. The whole pack costs less than two grande caramel macchiatos so you'll save a pretty penny, too.

    the set of five coffee syrups
    Monin / Via

    What's included: 1.7-ounce bottles of caramel, amaretto, toasted hazelnut, Irish cream, and vanilla.

    Promising review: "I close my eyes and grab a different one each morning and they're all great. I use about half of what they call a serving and it gives a nice, subtle flavor. And it comes with recipes which I'll try this weekend." —anonymous

    Get it from World Market for $9.99 or Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A hand-knit chunky chenille pumpkin should your barren bookshelf be in need of some seasonal je ne sais quoi.

    a model holding three knit pumpkins in orange, yellow, and white
    Kozy Knit Designs / Etsy

    The adorable pieces come from Kozy Knit Designs — a Gilbert, Arizona–based small biz from Jordan Trudeau. 

    Promising review: "These are so beautiful and squeeze-ably soft! Perfect addition to my autumn decor! They were handmade exactly as I expected them to be!" —Camilla Avis

    Get it from Kozy Knit Designs for $20+ (available in sizes S–L and in 14 colors).

    21. Or a set of pumpkins fashioned from books for the serious lit lover amongst us.

    a model placing a large book pumpkin on a white fireplace
    Root To Vine / Etsy

    Root To Vine is a Fort Wayne, Indiana–based small biz from husband-and-wife duo Sean and Amy Geiser. Check out their shop for additional whimsical decor!

    Promising review: "I am in love with these pumpkins! I got so many compliments on them and my decor this year. They were perfect for my Halloween book club dinner." —jenlindgren72

    Get them from Root To Vine for $20.80+ (originally $26+; available in sizes S–L and two colors). 

    22. A pack of mesh ankle socks you can pair with all of your lug-sole loafers and '90s-esque Mary Janes.

    a reviewer wearing white polka-dotted socks with red heels
    a different reviewer wearing black floral mesh socks with mary janes

    Promising review: "These add a little bit more flair to any sneaker or Oxford outfit. I constantly get comments on them. They are delicate given they are mesh but sooooo worth it. Hand wash and it'll be fine, they dry so quickly :)" —Nikki H.

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 24 different styles/pack options).

    23. Some maple leaf string lights if you love the look of the outdoors but don't actually enjoy spending a whole lot of time outside.

    the lights strung around a reviewer's decorative blanket ladder
    the lights around a reviewer's candle

    Promising review: "One of my favorite things about this product is that it's battery operated, making it easier to put anywhere you'd like! I was afraid that the leaves would look too fake, but I'm impressed. I can't wait to leave them out all season! The only thing I don't like about them is the light flickering option. It's a little distracting, but I want to keep them completely on anyway. If you're on the fence about getting these, I hope yo