Everyone has a favorite season, and if you were to take a poll among your family or friends, you'd likely find that fall is a particularly popular one. With the beautiful foliage, crisp autumn air, and the official start of sweater weather, it's no surprise that this magical season often takes the cake—or the pumpkin pie!
If you're shopping for a fall birthday, a holiday, or a housewarming gift for that person obsessed with everything autumnal, it's easy to find gifts with a seasonal touch that they'll love. Read on for five excellent autumn-themed gift ideas that'll instantly bring some fall magic into someone's life.
The right scent can truly transform any space and make anyone's home feel instantly cozier. That's why fall-scented candles are first up on our list of autumn-themed gifts. Go for a seasonal scent like pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, or a lovely autumnal blend that'll evoke cozy cabin vibes.
If you're shopping for someone who doesn't usually use candles – perhaps because they have small kiddos or curious pets to worry about – then simply opt for an autumn-scented reed diffuser instead. Make sure you pick a candle or reed diffuser with a nice, in-theme label, or perhaps even one in a leaf-shaped tin or jar.
Speaking of transforming any space, a nice piece or a few pieces of autumn-themed decor also make lovely gifts. With a framed print featuring an autumn scene (perhaps pick their favorite city and see if you can find a print of that city in fall), a fall-themed wreath, a welcome mat with a pumpkin or leaf motif, or a glass pumpkin tabletop decoration, the recipient will be tempted to keep their home decked out in fall vibes year-round.
Part of what makes this season so special is how nice it is to nest at home as the weather changes, which is why fall decor is such a great gift idea. This is also an excellent route if you’re shopping for an autumn-themed housewarming gift!
If the person you’re shopping for loves to bake or cook, then look for a cookbook that features seasonal recipes. From seasonal farmstands to fall harvests, autumn is a great season for trying out new dishes in the kitchen. There are a ton of beautiful cookbooks out there that encapsulate this theme, and you can pick one that’s perfect for the aspiring baker, the dinner party host, or the chef who loves to incorporate seasonal produce or dishes into their meal prep.
While a seasonal cookbook makes an excellent gift, you can take it to the next level with another kitchen gift. Choose one that fits the theme and that you think they’ll use in their cooking – like an infused olive oil sampler set, a personalized wood cutting board, or a gift set of snazzy new seasonings.
Since the fall season is all about getting cozy and nesting, a warm and cozy throw blanket makes an excellent autumn-themed gift. You can choose from autumnal colors like brown, red, yellow, or forest green, or even opt for an in-theme print with seasonal leaves or pumpkins.
Make sure you pick a super-soft and insulated fabric, like fleece, chenille, or even cashmere, and try to keep their home aesthetic in mind when picking a design. The gift of coziness keeps on giving, and they’ll love having this comfy throw blanket on hand for seasonal movie nights or enjoying a cup of tea all curled up in their favorite chair.
It’s hard to enjoy sweater weather without the right sweater, which is why a nice, soft, autumnal women’s sweater makes our list. Choose a cozy, plush sweater in an autumnal shade or print, like a fine gauge cotton crewneck sweater in a beige and white color block design, or a cashmere turtleneck sweater in moss green or burgundy.
While this is a great gift as-is, you can bring the theme together by gifting the sweater along with some delicate leaf-shaped earrings or a scarf with an autumnal design. With seasonal touches like this in their wardrobe, they’ll feel extra ready when that crisp fall weather settles in.
Whether you opt for autumnal attire, a cozy new throw, a cookbook full of seasonal inspiration, or some fall decor, whoever you’re shopping for will adore these autumn-themed gifts.