Essentials for the Autumn Season

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Autumn has finally arrived! If you’re like me and you enjoy the cooler weather, the orange and fallen leaves, and the scent of pumpkin in the air, you’ve come to the right place.

Here, you will find a thoughtful guide with all the Autumn necessities required to survive and enjoy the next few months.

Essentials for the Autumn Season

Jumpers/Sweaters

Frankly, I love wearing a chic jumper. They are my most favourite items of clothing as I love the cosiness and styles of them! As it is starting to get a little chiller, now’s the time to start digging out your sweaters and strut down the streets. Another reason to like wearing jumpers is that they are easy to accessorise and never go out of fashion 🀩

Hot Drink

It’s such a clichΓ©, but one thing that I enjoy all year round but crave more in autumn is a hot drink β˜• It is the season of pumpkin spice lattes, mulled wine, maple bourbon hot toddy, and more. It is great to have all these delicious spices and scents in the air to really set the atmosphere.

I look forward to my go-to autumn order which is a hazelnut hot chocolate with oat or coconut-rice milk and chocolate sprinkles on top.

Related Reading: Gift Ideas for World Chocolate Day

Blanket

Add a little pop of colour to your favourite lounge seat and keep your body warm during the colder evenings with a stylish blanket. According to Sleep Consultant Alanna McGinn on her appearance at CTV’s Your Morning (2019), blankets help balance our nightly core body temperatures. It also increases serotonin and melatonin levels in our brains which enables us to relax and drift off to sleep.

There are many different blankets to choose from such as weighted, quilts, sherpa (LOVE! πŸ’—), bamboo, and more.

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Candles

Autumn is the perfect time of year to burn candles πŸ•―οΈ In addition to filling the room with a delicious aura, candles are part of living a healthy lifestyle as they induce a calm and romantic ambiance and a sense of well-being. It offers health benefits like reducing fear and anxiety and heightens your mood, which could be useful during meditation or prayer.

Baking Cookbook

Indulge in some warm treats in your free time this fall season. Find a cookbook with some easy-to-follow recipes and share your delicious creations with the beloved people in your life. Baking is an activity that you can do solo or as a group. Some dessert recommendations to make include Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie Cheesecake, and Maple CrΓ¨me BrΓ»lΓ©e. Doesn’t just the sound of these goodies make your mouth water? πŸ˜‹

Thank you for reading πŸ’— What is your favourite thing about Autumn? Is there anything that you also need during the fall? πŸ‚ Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below! 

33 thoughts on “Essentials for the Autumn Season

  1. About the drinks – I got 3 pumpkin spice lattes… At once πŸ˜… 1 cold, 2 hot – when they were released in South Africa! And it’s Spring here πŸ™†πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ€—

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    • Hi Lani! Thank you for stopping over to read my blog post and for your comment, it means a lot! πŸ’• So interesting! I’ve only tried Hot Pumpkin Spice Lattes – I did not know that you could get them cold aha πŸ˜… Will definitely have to try it out. Oh I adore Spring and the transition – days start to get warmer, less layers, and iced frappes! πŸ™β™‘β˜€οΈ

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    • Yes, it is…once you see Starbucks and Costa have added “Pumpkin Spice Lattes” to their menu, no questioning what time of the year it is πŸ˜‚ Thank you for reading this post and for your comment, Mark! πŸ€— Ohh baking bread – that does sound perfect for autumn πŸ˜‹ It is the perfect time to be in the kitchen and make warm and comfort treats. There is also Autumn Bread which is a combination of a courgette bread πŸ€©πŸ’—

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  2. In the Autumn season we celebrate many types of festivals with our friends and relatives and neighbours. This is a very special season for making delicious food. Well written. Thank you β€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ

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  3. Oooo a maple bourbon hot toddy sounds lovely! I definitely gravitate towards warm drinks, especially hot chocolate, in the colder months. Plus continual use of jumpers and blankets. Love the post as I’m so reluctant to leave behind summer (can’t say that we really had much of one in the UK, have we??) but this has made dread it a little less!

    Caz xx

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    • Hi Caz! πŸ’•

      I hope you are doing well, lovely! Yes, a maple bourbon hot toddy sounds delicious πŸ˜‹ it is on my list of drinks to try this season! I gravitate more towards warm drinks in the colder months too, it is hard to decline a steaming mug of tea or hot chocolate πŸ˜„ Thank you for reading this post and for your comment πŸ’— We didn’t really have that much of a summer in the UK (some hot days, yes β˜€οΈ…but rarely consistent) and it is definitely getting a chillier now, but all the more reason to layer up with warm and cute jumpers and blankets ✨

      Thank you again and hope you have a great day! πŸ€—

      Genevieve xx

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  4. A really enjoyable and satisfying blog post to read. A well written and captivating piece relatable to readers in terms of subject matter! Thanks for sharing. As for me, I love a hot chocolate or a herbal tea such as Lemon and Ginger or Camomile in bed with a good movie or book to read during the autumn/winter season. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ’―πŸ’―

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    • Hi Darell πŸ’• Thank you for reading and for commenting on this post – I’m so happy that you enjoyed reading it! 😊 I LOVE hot chocolate and herbal tea too, it is a must-have during the colder nights. I can’t imagine a more relaxing way to enjoy a nice drink – you do paint a nice picture! β™₯✨ Hope you are well and have a lovely weekend πŸ€—

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    • Hi Morag! I hope you are well and this month has been treating you kindly πŸ’— Thank you for reading this post and your comment – always makes me smile. I love the Spring season! 😊 Fingers crossed that it gets a little warmer for you to enjoy, but it’s lovely to hear that this post has presented some comfort for those slightly chiller evenings. Have a fabulous weekend! πŸ€—βœ¨

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    • Hi Judith! Thank you for reading this post 😊 I love autumn candles too, they are perfect for creating a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Oh my goodness! I’ve never had a pumpkin spice scented candle – I know what to search for this season! 🀩✨ Thank you for your comment πŸ’•

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  5. What a great, uplifting post, really enjoyed reading it! For me, I love going out on walks in the cooler weather, seeing how the colours change, wrapping up in a big coat if it’s a cold day, and coming home to a mug of hot chocolate – love this season!

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    • Hi Sarah! πŸ€—πŸ’— Thank you for reading this post and your incredibly kind comment – I’m so touched β™₯ I love everything you mentioned about Autumn, you have detailed the perfect day for this season! β˜€οΈ I’m a fan of walks during the cooler weather and hearing the crunch of the orange, fallen leaves under my shoes. Going to grab a hot chocolate now! πŸ˜‚ I hope you are well and have plenty of days like you described! xx

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    • Aww, that sounds like an incredibly fun activity, I love that! Such a lovely memory and tradition which you and your family has created
      πŸ’— I hope you all have a blessed Autumn season! πŸ€—βœ¨ Thank you for reading this post and for your comment Joseph, I appreciate it! 😊

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  6. I love Autumn; in the New England area, it is a ritual to see the leaves πŸ‚ change color. We love the crisp, cooler temps. It’s a wonderful season of slowing down and feeling gratefulβ™₯️

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    • Hi Diabel 😊 Thank you for reading this post and for your comment πŸ’• I appreciate it. Aww, that sounds like a lovely ritual 🀩 and such a great sight to behold. I enjoy the cooling temperatures too and slowing down of the season. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed Autumn πŸ‚β˜€οΈ Take care!

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    • Oooh! I adore jumpers and wearing fleece πŸ˜‚ So helpful and comfortable for staying warm! I’ve just done my wardrobe swap this past weekend (summer to autumn), it is so therapeutic πŸ˜‹πŸ’• Hope you have a good wardrobe clearout and enjoy your new fleece clothing! Thank you for reading this post and have a lovely week, Paul ✨

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  7. I love all of these from the blanket to the candles! For me I would add fuzzy socks and holiday music (I start early as soon as the temperature drops πŸ™ˆ) lol I’m hoping to learn how to make pies, it’s definitely time to upgrade from just s’mores πŸ˜‚

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    • Hi Janeen! πŸ’—πŸ˜Š Thank you for reading this post, I’m so happy to hear that you like the products recommended on here. Absolutely, how could I forget warm fuzzy socks and holiday music?? I love them both! πŸ˜„ I wish you the best of luck in the kitchen, but no doubt that you will create some scrumptious pies. You can do a two-course meal with s’mores as your dessert πŸ˜‹πŸ€© Hope you have a great week!

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