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Fire pits have caught our attention this year, first because we're planning on doing something with our little brick patio, and second because we can't count on heat from the sun. This one from VivaTerra is made from old steel oil drums, with star-shaped cutouts to dress it up.

For $259, VivaTerra also throws in two Duraflame bio-wax firelogs, which beats natural gas, cordwood and traditional wax firelogs for producing less greenhouse gasses. An additional set of six logs can be purchased for $29, all here.