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10 Cool Fire Pit Ideas for Your Backyard

It's just not summer without evenings around the fire! We found backyard fire pit ideas, from a mini fire pit to a wood-burning fire pit without smoke!

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Steel Propane Gas Fire Pit

This propane-powered gas fire pit is one of the best backyard fire pit ideas for small backyards and patios. The steel frame is functional yet attractive, while the smokeless flame allows for extended burn time. Plus, the locking lid makes it portable for outdoor adventures. It’s the perfect addition to your best outdoor porch furniture.

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Colson Portable Fire Pit

If you’ve never considered adding a fire pit because you’re short on outdoor living space, think again. This portable tabletop fire pit was quite literally made for anyone with limited backyard area thanks to its smokeless burn that’s fueled by rubbing alcohol. We tapped Birds & Blooms Senior Affiliate Editor, Megan Mowery, to test this fire pit out, and she loves that it’s “just the right size” for her apartment balcony: “It adds ambiance to my outdoor dinners without becoming a major fire hazard. And even when it’s not running, its concrete vessel is a stylish tabletop decoration. There’s truly nothing I would change about this perfectly-sized fireplace.”

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Best Choice Products Fire Pit Table

Here’s a backyard fire pit idea with a propane fuel option. For serious backyard fire lovers, the Best Choice Products Fire Pit Table uses a hidden 20-pound propane tank for adjustable, radiant heat that provides hours of outdoor enjoyment. And, the wicker exterior and glass beads look beautiful.

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Steel Fire Pit

No backyard living area is complete without a beautiful wood burning fire pit to gather around. This steel fire pit is the perfect combination of function and style, making it one of the best backyard accessories for hosting outdoor gatherings. The celestial inspired details are inspired by the summer night sky. The included fire poker and spark screen are thoughtful tools (especially for protecting your best garden plants).

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Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit

Looking for a cool backyard fire pit idea that doesn’t blow smoke? Solo Stoves basically reinvented fire pits. These fire pits burn with logs, but the patented technology means a beautiful flame without any smelly smoke. These fire pits are portable, so you can enjoy them in the backyard and on the trail. Plus, it adds ambience when paired with your best garden lights to light up your patio.

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Riverside Concrete Propane Fire Pit

Right this way to a fire pit with wow factor! The Riverside Concrete Propane Fire Pit is a stunner. The natural-looking fiber-cast concrete bowl is lightweight yet durable and includes pumice stone, a tank seat, and a protective cover. It’s safe to place on a wooden deck.

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Personalized Fire Pit

How about a personalized backyard fire pit idea that includes the whole gang? This customizable freestanding fire pit features the family last name on one side, the word “family” on the other side, and the other two sides have space for up to six first names. Everyone’s included around the fire!

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Mini Concrete Countertop Fire Pit

How’s this for an expected backyard fire pit idea? Mini! This elegant mini concrete countertop fire pit burns on rubbing alcohol (yep, safe for cooking s’mores) and provides flame for up to 45 minutes before it needs more fuel. At just over three and a half inches tall, the small footprint makes it perfect for patio tables, balconies, and even indoors (please don’t leave any flame unattended).

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Living Accents Round Wood Fire Pit

Backyard fire pit idea on wheels ahead! With rear wheels and a front handle, the Living Accents Round Wood Fire Pit is the ideal choice for anyone who wants to move their fire pit around the yard or deck. The porcelain baked top lid and bottom bowl with zinc plated fire screen create a 360 degree flame visibility.

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Wine Barrel Fire Pit

Want to drink a glass of chardonnay in front of a wine barrel fire pit? So do we! This backyard fire pit ideas is made out of a reclaimed red wine barrel. It features a small door built into the barrel for easy access to the flame adjustment knob and igniter. It comes with lava stones and a propane hose for quick set up. Bring your own wine.

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Megan Wood
As Deputy Affiliate eCommerce Editor, Megan Wood helps Birds & Blooms readers find the best products to make their lives better, easier, and more joyful. She has 10 years of service journalism and product review experience across a variety of national websites. When she’s not tracking down the best sales and deals, you can probably find her walking her dog.