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    Just 29 Fall Things You Need Because Somehow It’s That Time Of Year Again

    Including a mini portable bonfire for s'mores on demand, a blanket in a box if you're looking for a new fall hobby, and the best salve for dry skin.

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A tub of O'Keeffe's hand cream to replenish moisture in your hands, which are usually dry and cracked come fall. It forms a protective layer around your hands, locking in hydration and preventing moisture from escaping.

    before photo of a reviewer's extremely dry hands and cracked cuticles and an after photo of the same hand looking much more moisturized and free of cracks

    Promising review: "I have suffered from splitting and cracking fingers every fall and winter for years. I tried Eucerin, Lubriderm, and Gold Bond creams, but none seemed to relieve the splitting from reoccurring. I tried O'Keeffe's Working Hand Cream and within 2.5 days, the splitting and cracking were no longer a factor. Since using the cream, I have not suffered any more cracking or splitting. I am on a busy schedule and only use it at night when I go to bed. It says it's non-greasy but you can definitely feel a slick texture on your hands once applied. That's why I use it at night before bed when I don't have to open door knobs, touch smartphones, or shake hands. It has the texture of cake icing, goes on smooth and works into the skin quickly. It has no smell I can detect. I am so glad I found this cream, it has ended years of split and cracked fingers/hands." —T.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    2. A window insulator kit for keeping you warm *and* saving you money on your heating bills. The clear film shrinks to create an airtight lining to prevent drafts and heat loss.

    Promising review: "I buy this every winter and it makes a BIG difference! We have super thin windows and this works like a charm to stop 80% of the cold drafts, and I find I can sit right next to the window without a problem after installing them. It's easy to install and looks invisible after you apply heat with a hairdryer. No one will be able to tell there's a film and it'll look completely transparent after you apply heat. It was so satisfying to see the wrinkles disappear! It looks great, works great, and will save your energy! Win win win!" —Raymond

    Get it from Amazon for $11.80+ (available in five styles).

    3. A pair of super soft high-waisted leggings because I can't think of a cozier fall plan than slipping into these, curling up under a blanket with a hot apple cider, and watching every movie in the Halloween franchise. And should you choose to leave the house, reviewers say they're definitely opaque so you can live your best life without worrying about showing everyone your underwear.,

    Promising review: "These leggings are really fantastic! They're deliciously soft, breathable, and stretch nicely without becoming see-through. Also, it says to wash and air dry them, but I have put them in the dryer many times and they still remain true to size/fit. You really can’t best the price either. I’m very satisfied and would highly recommend these glorious leggings to anyone!" —Kelsey T.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in one size and plus size; capri or regular lengths; and a variety of colors).

    4. A humidifier that'll add much-needed moisture to the dry fall air. Your hair, skin, and nasal passages, will thank you!

    the humidifier producing a thick mist

    Promising review: "A humidifier is great for dry skin! I have eczema and when my skin is especially dry, I use this humidifier when I sleep and I wake up to soft skin and hair. The downside is that your hair might look a little oily sometimes but there are adjustment levels — low and high levels. Using the humidifier, you really feel the difference when you wake up. A great item for skincare. And especially great if you struggle with dry skin, whether just during winter time or all the time!!! Highly recommend this!" —Daisy

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    5. A self-warming pet bed if you want to ensure your fur babies are warm and toasty now that the temps are dropping.,

    Promising review: "This bed is absolutely perfect and so cozy for our 14-pound cat, Tuesday. He doesn’t use it much in the summer but for fall and winter, he cozies right up in it. I’ve felt it after he gets up and oh my goodness — it’s SO WARM! Absolutely recommend for any cat." —Smoore

    Get it from Amazon for $19.73+ (available in five sizes and two colors).

    6. Embryolisse, a multi-tasking cult-favorite French moisturizer so you can prevent the dry, flaky skin that happens when fall starts. It doubles as a primer and face mask, so consider this a 3-for-1 value purchase.

    The tube on a pile of sand / Via @embryolisseusa

    Promising review: "This is a very rich mositurizer with a slight lily of the valley scent. I wouldn't be able to use this in the summer but it's a life saver when my skin is dry in the fall and winter. It's beautiful under makeup. The small size is perfect to keep in your purse." —B. Crowley

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    7. Or a tub of CeraVe face and body moisturizer to enjoy 24 hours of head-to-toe hydration. It contains three ceramides, which help the skin retain its moisture, plus hyaluronic acid, another ingredient known for keeping skin plump and hydrated.

    Promising review: "I have only used this moisturizing cream for about a week and a half and I have to say, it has been amazing for my skin! Fall/winter usually takes a toll on my skin and makes it very dry. From day one of using it, I could already tell a difference. It doesn't leave you feeling greasy. It's great for sensitive skin, as it has no fragrance. I use it at least once a day but really try to use it twice a day. My skin has done a complete turnaround!" —Candace

    Get it from Amazon for $9.94.

    8. A snuggly comforter for officially marking the end of summer with a changing of the bedspreads. Swaddle yourself in this hypoallergenic comforter and experience previously unknown levels of coziness.

    the white quilted duvet on a bed

    If hypoallergenic microfiber fill that won't make you sweat through your pajamas like traditional down sounds good to you, we highly recommend adding this duvet to your cart.

    Promising review: "This comforter is awesome. The quality is great especially for the price! It is warm so I probably wouldn't use it in the summer months but definitely perfect for fall and winter. It is so comfortable, cozy, and warm, yet breathable and lightweight at the same time. Perfect duvet insert." —Meghan O'Keefe

    Get a queen-size from Amazon for $41.99.

    9. A Levi's faux leather jacket because it's truly a wardrobe staple you'll use this fall and next fall and the fall after that.,

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "This is worth every penny you spend on it. The quality of the material is very nice to be faux leather; the feel and look would have you thinking it's real leather. The fit is perfect. I’m pretty petite so I’m always concerned on how things will fit and honey it fits just fine. I mean I’m overly satisfied with jacket. I get so many compliments whenever I wear this. If you're looking for a staple moto jacket this is it. Put this in your cart now!" —Lauren Copeland

    Get it from Amazon for $45.07+ (available in sizes XS–4X and 35 colors).

    10. A snout soother that'll basically guarantee your pup's snoot is always soft, moisturized, and oh-so boopable — no matter the season.

    progression photos showing a dog's snout before, one week after, and today and you can clearly see that the balm helped get rid of deep, dry cracks on the dog's nose

    Promising review: "We’ve been using this on our Boston’s nose for two weeks now and the difference is amazing! His nose always drys out with the cooler weather of winter and fall. It cracks and bleeds. Nothing has helped in the past. Started using this and his nose quickly turned back to the soft crack-free nose he has in warmer weather." —HiddenSkill

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    11. A bottle of pumpkin spice syrup if the best part of fall is undoubtedly that it's socially acceptable to add pumpkin spice flavoring to everything. Keep this handy and pour it in hot and iced coffees and teas as well as milk and hot cocoas. Heck, you can even add a dash to your baked goods.

    hand holding the amber-colored syrup
    Lynn&Gray / Etsy

    Lynn&Gray is a small business based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. All syrups are made to order using local produce and herbs, and contain unrefined organic raw cane sugar.

    Promising review: "Amaaaaazinggg!! REAL freaking pumpkin. Hell ya! Not too sweet too. Gonna be buying a lot more of this. I want my PSLs year-round!" —flowerbraid

    Get it from Lynn&Gray on Etsy for $9.50+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A reversible fleece and sherpa blanket so you can live out your fall fantasy of sipping cocoa and reading a book in front of a cozy bonfire.

    The blanket, which has a dark gray fleece side and a white sherpa side, lying on a chair

    Promising review: "Wow, I love blankets so I have many. I purchased this one for my disabled son because it looked warm and comfy. It is hands down the most comfortable blanket I have ever used. It is super warm, nothing gets through it. I walked outside in 35-degree weather with it wrapped around my shoulders and I didn’t feel the cold at all. I am very impressed with the quality!" —Alex and Adrianna

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four sizes and four colors).

    13. A string of fairy lights to create a little magic in any dark spaces. Now you have the perfect ambiance for a movie night or reading session.,

    Many reviewers say the cord is short so you should definitely add an extension cord to your cart too if you don't have one. And if you like vibes of the second photo, you'll want to get some sheer curtains to recreate that hazy glow.

    Promising review: "I love these lights! The settings are so much fun and add excitement to a room when you have guests. The light is so warm and makes it feel so cozy inside! I love to turn off all of the other lights in my apartment and just have these lights going when I am watching a movie. It creates a great warm glow but isn't too bright to wash out the movie. They are also a fun background for pictures!" —J_Thill

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99.

    14. A mug for anyone who appreciates both memes *and* Halloween, which is arguably the best holiday. Nobody: *crickets* Absolutely not one single person: *crickets* Me: You know what? Halloween isn't arguably the best holiday. It's definitively the best holiday.

    A white mug that references a meme and says, "nobody:" and the line is blank and then says, "me:" next to spooky-themed emojis

    Get it from HUMAN for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    15. Or an Ember Mug2 because you can set the exact temperature of your PSL from your phone or smart watch.

    the white mug on a circular wooden tray

    Promising review: "I don't know how I lived without this. I love drinking my tea out of an open top mug. The way it feels in my hand and the heat coming from the top of the cup — perfect — it's all part of the experience. I've used Yeti's, which retain heat but not as well if you remove the top. This is perfect. I loved being able to adjust the temperature of my beverages easily on my phone after I had jaw surgery and had to lower what I am used to. It is a critical key to my functioning in the morning and throughout the day, especially on the weekends. I wish I could purchase multiple bases to keep in different places around my house." —VWhite@Duke

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95 (also available in black).

    16. Black Cats & Evil Eyes, a book that'll explain the origins of some very well-known superstitions — like why people use horseshoes to ward off evil and why you should avoid walking under ladders. Feels appropriate for the upcoming spooky season!

    the book cover

    Promising review: "A most intriguing little book that explains many of the superstitions that abound in life. Why is it bad to walk under a ladder? Where did the idea come from about picking up pennies? This book answered many superstitions I'm familiar with, plus a few more. I also loved the cover of the book. Interesting and whimsical at the same time. A most informative read." —dep

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

    17. A mini donut maker if your favorite fall food is hot apple cider donuts. 🤤 Need I say more?

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical that I could make homemade mini donuts in just three minutes but it’s true! These bite-sized donuts are amazing and super simple to make with little prep! We made our daughter's birthday donuts for breakfast! Starting a new tradition." —Kim

    Get it from Amazon for $15.25.

    18. A pair of lace-up combat boots so you can put the cherry on top of your apple-picking outfit.

    Model wearing the brown boots, which have a quilted side panel and elastic back

    Promising review: "I'm a very picky shoe shopper. It took me a week to decide on these boots as opposed to several other pairs that were almost identical. I was especially surprised at how they needed absolutely no break-in period; the boots actually fit my feet absolutely perfectly, and my feet are pretty wide. They are also incredibly comfortable; I wore them all day today on my college campus and at work, and when I took them off, I didn't have that 'feeling' of taking off your tight, uncomfortable shoes at the end of the day. If I could sleep in them, I probably would. The soles appear to be solid rubber, which allows for full shock absorption and makes it easy to walk in them all day long. I will likely purchase the other two colors available just to have them! I am seriously in love with these boots and will probably wear them until they literally fall off my feet. I could not have been happier with the quality and level of detail I received for such a low price. Before you even consider buying other boots, buy these first. You absolutely will not regret it." —Teri Lynn

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes 5.5–11 and three colors).

    19. A creamy paw butter to guard against ice and salt in the fall and winter, and scorching hot sidewalks and sand in the summer. This balm moisturizes dry, cracked paws and snoots and is safe if licked or swallowed.

    Reviewer before and after showing the butter moisturized their dog's dry paw

    Promising review: "We live in Chicago and the winters are brutal on our black lab's paws. The salt and snow were cracking his pads and although our dog wasn't whining or showing any pain, there is no way that a crack in his pad felt good. We put this on his paws once a day and noticed an improvement. We would take him out to play fetch and apply it the second we came back inside while he was still tired and panting so that he wouldn't lick it all off. It worked well enough that we'll buy it again next winter." —Todd Snyder

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. Or a pair of dog leggings (!!!!!) for keeping Fido's legs — not just his paws — protected from many of the hazards of fall. Now he can play in all the puddles and snow and you don't have to deep clean your carpets. A win-win!

    Dog wearing gray plaid leggings
    Walkee Paws

    Walkee Paws is a small biz started by pet owner Lisa Baronoff. You may have seen them on Shark Tank! Get 15% off site-wide with the code WALKEEBUZZ.

    Promising review: "I love the Walkee Paws. Unlike the other type of dog boots, these stay on her tiny feet. My little girl never liked walking in the rain or snow. The first time I put them on her inside the house, she was hesitant to walk but with a little coaxing she walked off the rug onto the wooden floor. When she realized that she didn't slip, she started acting silly running back and forth in the house. Now she loves walking in the snow and water puddles." —Cynthia C.

    Get them from Walkee Paws for $36.99 (available in sizes XS–L and in eight colors).

    21. A pair of leaf scoops because your knees and back deserve some ~re-leaf~ this fall.

    Model holding the scoops and transferring a large handful of leaves into a trash can

    Promising review: "We have a very large wooded property that requires a lot of leaves and sticks to be raked up. We have tried various brands of leaf scoops but most lasted not even one season. Since purchasing the ReLeaf Leaf Scoops are job has been much easier. First of all is the way your hands grasp the scoops. These are much more ergonomic and are actually like extensions of your own hands. Second, these are very sturdy and do not bend when trying to pick up a pile of sticks and debris. We have made it through the season so far without issue. Next will be the dreaded fall cleanup. I highly recommend the ReLeaf Leaf Scoops which make our yard, woods and garden cleanup easier." —trouble54

    Get a pair from Amazon for $26.95.

    22. And a large garden dustpan that'll hold all the junk. It's made of a sturdy waterproof material so you don't have to worry about it ripping on the way to the garbage can. Plus you don't have to hold it open; you can just shovel or rake debris into it. Genius!

    hands holding the green cylindrical bag as a scoop for dead leaves

    Promising review: "As large as I hoped, allowing me to fill them with leaves and press the leaves down several times, to move a LARGE amount of leaves in one go. Two different straps are placed so the full bag is easy to carry. Flat side of the opening DOES stay close to the ground, allowing easy 'sweep' of the rake to move leaves into the plenty-wide opening. Might be my most-loved leaf processing tool this fall, because I save and chip all my leaves. I also ordered the Bully Tool 1000 Poly Leaf Scoop, which works perfectly to press/compact the leaves in the bag." —June S.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    23. A festive fall candle if the scents of pumpkin, caramel, butter, and pecan swirling around your home sounds pretty damn delicious. But good luck making yourself burn this baby! The wax pumpkins, leaves, and waffles are just too cute. 🥺

    The candle, which has a layer of wax pumpkins, leaves, and waffles
    Magic Art / Etsy

    Magic Art is a New Jersey-based small business that sells candles, wax melts, decals, T-shirts, and more. If you like the look of this candle but prefer a different scent, there's also Golden Leaves (apple, cinnamon, clove, and vanilla) and Forever Fall (buttercream, pumpkin, and marshmallow).

    Promising review: "Very beautiful candle and smells so good. Shipping was fast and packaging was great! Thank you!" —Sarah Sahebi

    Get it from Magic Art on Etsy for $14+ (available in three sizes).

    24. A pair of fleece-lined memory foam slippers with a thick rubber sole so your little piggies are heavily insulated from the cold floors in your home.

    reviewer wearing the slippers which have a white and black speckle pattern and a white sherpa lining

    Buyers recommend sizing up if you're a half size.

    Promising review: "These are so comfortable, I think I've worn them every day since I bought them! The memory foam is nice and thick and they're so cozy, and cute on top of that! I think I will easily wear these out purely because of the frequency with which is wear them... And then I'll buy another pair exactly like them!" —Amanda H

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–12).

    25. A stylish denim jacket to keep you cozy and bridge the gap between too-warm-for-a-heavy-jacket weather and it's-so-cold-I-miss-summer weather.,

    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I adore this jacket! It fits perfectly. I like wearing the sleeves rolled up, but when I wear them down they are more than long enough and I have really long arms. This can be worn with dresses, jeans, whatever! It's the perfect color." —Stacy

    Get it from Amazon for $30.52+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 10 colors).

    26. A ~paw-sitively~ adorable dog sweater for the ~hypebeast~ who needs a little extra help staying warm in the cooler months.

    an 8-pound dachshund named Schrader wearing the blue sweater with white clouds on it in a size XS
    Little Beast

    Get it from Little Beast for $65 (available in sizes XXS–XL).

    27. A portable mini bonfire because your fall plans call for s'mores and you're gonna find a way to have them, HOA's refusal to let you own a fire pit be damned. A whole dang campfire is contained in each tin, and you'll get three to four hours of burn time.

    marshmallows roasting over the campfire tin
    City Bonfires / Etsy

    City Bonfires is a Rockville, Maryland-based small business run by two dads, Chris and Mike, who launched their business during the pandemic.

    Promising review: "My husband used this tonight and said it worked great! It gave off plenty of light as well as a bit of heat. He said it was like a mini fire pit!" —mparkhill1

    Get it from City Bonfires on Etsy for $19.99.

    28. A Hocus Pocus shirt that'll earn you a spot as the fourth Sanderson sister — no witch hat or wart needed.


    Promising review: "I AM IN LOVE! The fabric is so soft! NOT see through what so ever. I ordered a second one!!" —Laney

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in sizes S–XL and 10 styles).

    29. A DIY blanket-making kit if you're looking for new indoor hobbies. Knit yourself a cozy fall blanket — no needles or knitting experience required.

    Comfy Sunday / Etsy

    Comfy Sunday is a small business based in Nashville that prioritizes giving back to the community. They provide well-paying jobs to women in the area, and donate 10% of all profits to local charities. Each kit comes with everything you need, including instructions and access to a video tutorial.

    Promising review: "Bought a kit as a gift for my mom and she loved it! She said the yarn was so soft and that the directions were easy-to-follow. She had so much fun completing her blanket!" —Molly H.

    Get it from Comfy Sunday on Etsy for $44.10+ (available in five sizes and nine colors).

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity. 

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