Best patio heaters and outdoor lights

Perfect for al fresco dining and summer garden parties


Now the weather is getting warmer, make the most of your garden and enjoy alfresco dining with our pick of the best patio heaters and outdoor lights.

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Firefly table-top heater with rattan base: £129.99
A table top heater can give out a surprising amount of heat. This one from Firefly comes with an attractive rattan base and has three heat settings (900W, 1200W, 2100W) to ensure your guests are comfortable throughout the evening.

Fern outdoor battery candle lantern: £16
This pretty fern candle lantern comes with a battery-operated flickering flame, perfect for al fresco dinner parties. Use as a stylish table decoration or hang from the branches of a tree or parasol.

Carved scroll firepit: £124.99
Opt for a firepit with an in-built BBQ grill and you can cook up dinner for your guests, as well as keeping them warm on chillier evenings. Made from pale sandstone, the carved scroll design of this firepit would make a stylish addition to any patio area.

Moroccan lanterns: £29.99
For a touch of Eastern style, you can't beat Moroccan lanterns. Hang them from a tree branch or arrange as a trio to create an attractive centre piece.

Heatmaster parasol heater: £129.00
This clever design attaches to the top of your parasol pole, warming guests around the table. Easy to install, the lamp heads are adjustable so you can angle the heat to just where you need it.

Stainless-steel oil lamp torch: £79.99
Modern and sleek, these stainless steel oil burners are a real style statement. Use them separately as a table feature on place within an iron basket. With an estimated burn time of 10 to 15 hours you can keep the party going well into the night.

LED battery-operated gnome lights: £6.98 each
What party is complete without a light-up gnome? Perfect for kids (and big kids alike), this mischievous little chap is a real conversation starter. Standing at 18cm tall, the light is battery powered and wireless – so you can have fun hiding them about the garden.