As the summer season quickly approaches its end, we’re all clinging to the last bits of these warm-weather months—while also secretly looking forward to dusting off the turtlenecks and holiday decor. So we thought we’d help make the summer sendoff a little sweeter with a huge, site-wide sale event. Now you can stock up on your favorite home and kitchen essentials from our Shop to carry you through the seasons for months (and years) to come.
Whether you’re looking for dinnerware and glasses that will bring compliments come holiday hosting time or a mini fireplace that’ll help you squeeze in a few more outdoor activities before it gets too cold, we’ve got you covered. Read on for 25 of our favorite items that’ll help you savor the final weeks of summer.
During our sitewide Summer Sendoff Event now through Labor Day (Sept. 4), use code SAVEBIG to save 20% on purchases of $250 or more, and 25% on purchases of $500 or more, free shipping included.
1. FLÃŽKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace,
Whether you’re toasting s’mores or just need a little extra heat on a chilly night, you’ll want to have this personal fireplace nearby. It’s built from sturdy concrete, is easy to light (just pour in a bit of rubbing alcohol, grab a match, and you’ve got yourself a flame), and is perfectly portable—you can take it from the living room to the porch with ease.
Keep bugs, dirt, and dust away from your end-of-summer spreads with this collapsible food tent. It comes in three sizes (small, medium, and large) and two colors (Cream and Rose), so you can find the perfect fit for your table.
Never be in the dark with this rechargeable lantern that’s both functional and stylish. It’s inspired by and designed to honor the Danish tradition of hygge, which embraces and celebrates the happy coziness of long, dark winters. Don’t worry about batteries either—the warm glow of the orb will light up any space for up to five hours after a full charge.
4. Ooni Gas-Powered Pizza Oven, $399-$599
Summer may be fleeting, but you can keep the spirit of outdoor grilling alive year-round with an Ooni. The portable gas-powered oven makes homemade pizza night easy, whether you’re firing it up at home, a neighbor’s backyard, or your favorite campsite. It reaches 950°F in 15 minutes, so in 60 seconds flat you can have a fresh 12-inch pizza. It works its lightning-hot magic on nachos, meat, and vegetables, too.
5. Five Two by GreenPan Essential Cookware Sets, $299-$429
This functional, versatile cookware set was designed with our community’s input, and you can feel the difference in its features. The fully clad, stainless steel set is rivet-free, which means it’s easy to clean inside and out. Glass lids let you see how everything’s bubbling, steaming, and sautéing, and the built-in strainers make cooking ultra-efficient. It also comes with two nonstick, ceramic-coated skillets for perfect scrambles and pancakes.
6. Dansk Købenstyle Casserole, $95+
These casseroles from Dansk feature the brand’s iconic, timeless midcentury design, playful colors, and a clever lid that doubles as a trivet. But they’re known for more than their good looks alone: Made from triple-enameled carbon steel, they heat evenly and quickly and can go straight from the burner or oven to the table.
7. Smithey Cast-Iron Traditional Skillet, $170-$210
Hefty enough to sear a bone-in ribeye but light enough to easily maneuver across the stove, this cast-iron skillet from Smithey is as versatile as it is beautiful.
In case you haven’t read our review of this tested-and-true grill pan and cocotte combo, now’s your chance. Made exclusively for us here at Food52, this two-in-one cookware piece may look like just another dish that wants to gently braise your dinner, but lift that lid, and you get a pan for all your grilling needs, too.
This baking dish from Le Creuset is a multifunctional gem. Not only is the enameled stoneware ideal for even baking and browning in the oven, it’s also safe to use in the microwave, dishwasher, broiler, and freezer. The lid, meanwhile, allows for easy stacking and doubles as a tray once it’s time to serve.
We are fond of our Genius series of recipes for taking a simple dish and elevating it to excellence, and that’s how we feel about the Emile Henry fruit bowl. Like a footstool that hides your cozy throw blankets, the dark interior of this bowl stores and lengthens the life of root vegetables, while the cork lid absorbs moisture and keeps flies away from the fruit you store on top.
Having become one of the most revered items in our shop, one of our editors recently reviewed this drying rack to see if the hype was justified. His conclusion? It deserves even more praise.
12. Miyabi Black Damascus Steel Knife Collection, $230+
A cook is only as good as their knives are sharp. Replace your old, dull knives with this collection from Miyabi. Miyabi knives are famous around the world for their craftsmanship and durability, but they’re also famous in our test kitchen for their incredible sharpness and easy-to-grip handles.
12. Le Creuset Oil & Vinegar Cruet Set, $52
Who says basics have to be boring? This cruet set gets the job done. The job in question? Holding and pouring your oil and vinegar of choice, of course—and looks pretty while doing it.
14. BBQ Carving Board, $97+
Perfect for transferring, resting, and plating grilled or smoked meats, this carving board improves any grilling situation. Of course, if you don’t own a barbecue, it could be the stage for your next great cheese board.
15. Food52 Marble Fruit Bowl, $85
This fruit bowl undeniably has Italian Renaissance vibes, but that’s not the only reason we love it. Marble—which is a naturally cool surface—can actually keep your fruit fresh for longer periods of time.
We brought this Dansk classic back after our community clamored for its return, and it’s been an instant hit since. The glossy, enameled carbon steel body is slightly larger than the original—perfect for displaying flowers or pouring water—and its black rim and wrapped, retro handle hit all the vintage notes we love. Their limited-edition colors are available until they sell out, so snap up the new Chestnut, Arugula, and Cornflower hues while you can.
17. Sabre Bistrot Vintage-Finish Flatware, $68+
This candy-colored flatware from Sabre makes chores like setting the table or doing the dishes much more fun. And with 15 colors to choose from—from peachy pink to pastel blue—there’s bound to be one that matches your decor.
These dishes nail the balance between beauty and versatility. Sleek enough to set the tone at your next dinner party but sturdy enough to throw in the dishwasher and microwave, this Hawkins dinnerware set can take a beating (and do it in style).
If you didn’t have a chance to read our recap of the history of Hellerware, we’ll give you a second to read it and catch up. Then, stock up on the colorful plates, bowls, and mugs that are cult-classics.
20. Bee Wine Glasses, Set of 6, $71+
These French wine glasses pay homage to the French countryside with the help of bees. That’s right, every piece is embossed with the iconic Provençal bee, which is a symbol of Southern France and its sun-kissed landscape. Each set comes with six wine glasses, perfect for reds, whites, and rosés, and is available in five colors. If you’re not much of a wine lover, the set is also available as water glasses or Champagne flutes.
You’ve probably seen hobnail glasses at any vintage store or flea market you’ve visited. The classic glasses have a textured pattern—typically made from blowing or pressing a glass vessel into a mold—that is unique, eye-catching, and bound to get some compliments. These glasses from Fortessa’s Jupiter collection were inspired by Parisian flea market finds, are made of soda-lime glass, and come in six fun colors.
Versatile and stackable, these Bormioli Rocco Bodega Glasses are glassware workhorses. They come in three sizes for water, wine, and juice—but feel free to also use them for puddings, ice cream, olives, your mise-en-place…you get the idea. Made of thermal shock-resistant, tempered glass, they’re durable and dishwasher-safe, too.
23. Steele Canvas Elevated Laundry Basket, $139+
Give your laundry hamper an upgrade with this canvas laundry basket. Not only is it big enough to comfortably fit a large pile of clothes, but it also has wheels for easy maneuvering, an optional divider to help sort lights and darks, and an industrial design that’s cool enough to look like a design accent instead of a must-have for your least-favorite chore.
24. Hasegawa Step Ladder, $153+
Step ladders are the type of household item that’s often an afterthought, with a lackluster design that begs to be hidden in a corner. Not these ones, though: They’re just as beautiful as they are practical, thanks to their minimalistic, fold-flat design and sleek color options.
25. Handwoven Jute & Wool Doormats, $130+
Give your feet something nice to stand on with these thick, natural jute doormats. Each one is handwoven in India using fair-trade practices, has a soft weave that’s comfortable for bare feet, and comes in three sizes and six weaves.
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