Sales of patio heaters have gone through the roof recently, and it's not hard to see why. As the way we're living is changing, so should the way we use our homes and gardens. Outside space is worth its weight in gold at the moment, but now that autumn is well and truly here, you might be looking for ways to ensure socialising in the garden is just as appealing as it is in the summer.
Enter the patio heater. It's the perfect solution for cosying up your garden throughout the winter months, so you can still see get to friends and family. Grab a few blankets and keep the hot chocolates flowing for an alfresco catch up that's different, yes, but lovely all the same. We'd choose this over a Zoom call any day...
We've selected the best patio heater deals of the moment, for the UK and the US, so no matter how chilly it gets, you can still enjoy being outdoors.
Best patio heaters in the UK
Camden electric patio heater | Was £152.99, now £134.99 at Wayfair
A design feature in itself, this industrial style, pendant light effect patio heater is the perfect addition to your alfresco dinner parties. Infrared technology means the heat will reach everyone, rather than those directly beneath it. View Deal
Kettler Universal lantern patio heater | £149 at John Lewis
This freestanding lantern-style patio heater is electric powered, so there's no noise or fumes. It's easy to operate and has a handle on the top to make it easy to carry to where you need it in the garden. View Deal
Portable outdoor heater | Was £72.34, now £62.98 at Amazon
This compact model is ideal for smaller patios, or for those who'd like to take it away on holidays or camping trips. It's easy and lightweight to move around, gives off a high heat instantly and comes in this attractive red shade too. View Deal
Electric patio umbrella heater | Was £205.65, now £189.99 at Amazon
These three independently operating heaters can be attached to your parasol, gazebo or pergola for direct heating from up above. Perfect for huddling round the dinner table for alfresco celebrations, these heaters are quiet and fast to heat up. View Deal
Best patio heaters in the US
Stainless steel standing patio heater | Was $328.49, now $295 at Amazon
Want to heat up a larger outside space? This is the one for you. This gas patio heater is high powered – it can heat 48,000 BTU, or an area of up to 200 square foot. So several family members can sit in your garden at a safe distance and not get chilly. View Deal
48000 Btu Propane Patio Heater for Outdoor Heating | Was $497.77, now $290.95 at Amazon
This freestanding patio heater packs out some heat so you can stay outdoors as the temperature drops. It's on wheels so you can easily move it to where you need it most and it turns on with the simple push of a button. View Deal
Electric tower heater | Was $85.99, now $82.99 at Wayfair
This electric tower heater by Remington can be used in any environment, be it indoors, outdoors, in a garage or RV. Kool-Guard technology means the guard is always cool to touch and it's super quiet so you can relax in peace beneath the stars. View Deal
Dr. Infrared wall mounted outdoor or indoor heater | Was $139, now $103.21 at Amazon
You can't go far wrong with a Dr. Infrared heater. Attach this large design to a wall or overhead bracket and choose from three heating modes to find your perfect temperature. Comes with a remote for easy control. View Deal