How to spruce up your patio to entertain even in autumn

Get inspiration and great value from eBay, all under the one roof.

eBay garden and patio

by Eleanor Weaver |
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Summer may be on its way out, but that doesn’t mean you have to shut the door on your outdoor space and leave it for another year. Our patios are the perfect place to entertain, even in autumn.

Picture enjoying a hot cuppa with friends under fairy lights and being wrapped up in blankets around a firepit in the colder months. But if your patio is only prepared for the summer, the thought of making it a functional space for all-year-round can feel daunting and frankly, expensive. The good news is that eBay has everything you need to give your patio that spruce up on a budget.

You may already know that eBay is fab for finding pre-loved homeware and décor. But there is actually so much more. Only on eBay, you can find an impressive and inspirational selection of brand-new, refurbished, pre-loved, and vintage bargains from top brands.

We’ve shared everything there is to know about their Home & Garden range. We've included some best buys that will ‘wow’ garden guests and make your patio the go-to each season.

What can you find in eBay’s Home & Garden shop?

A better question is, what can’t you find? There’s something for every kind of home enthusiast to make sure your outdoor space is in keeping with the latest trends.


On eBay, everything you need to makeover your garden and patio is under the one roof. From outdoor rugs to rattan furniture, to plants and BBQs. Yes – you read that right – even real plants. There’s an abundance of buys to help you enjoy your garden and maintain your outdoor oasis.

You’ll find all this from a range of retailers, not just the big names. eBay supports and provides the space for small and medium-sized brands too, all in one place.

Inspirational style

Whether you’re looking to transform a small outdoor space or create the perfect picnic spot for socialising, you can discover new collections and edits to help inspire you. Right now, there’s an edit from Fearne Cotton of her building her happy space in her yoga calm area.

Big brands

eBay is home to some popular brands in gardening and garden design, so you’ll be able to discover great products at great value. Well-known names include Flymo, Spear and Jackson, and Gardena for garden tools. And Signature Weave, Cox & Cox, and Charles Bentley for garden furniture and décor.

Sustainable shopping

With its unique inventory of pre-loved and refurbished items, eBay is a great retailer for finding sustainable products for your garden. Not only is it good for your wallet, but shopping for pre-owned products is an eco-friendlier way of shopping. You can make your garden livelier while being kinder to the wider environment.

Our top picks from eBay for patio entertaining

Outsunny Rattan Weave Hanging Egg Chair
Price: £419.99 (RRP £839.99)

Hanging egg chairs are a must-have for 2022, being both snuggly and stylish. This chair in a gorgeous black rattan weave will provide extra seating for visitors and add a chic addition to your patio. No doubt guests will be battling it out over who gets to take the throne.

Fire pits provide a decorative focal point on your patio and give out plenty of warmth for al fresco fun. Imagine surrounding this modern fire pit, marshmallow sticks in hand, late on autumn evenings.

Designed to be used indoors and outdoors, this trendy botanical-themed rug is an easy way to give your patio a little makeover. It’ll help to pull together your outdoor seating area and can hide that less-than-appealing decking that could use a little TLC.

Habitat Ipanema Bistro Set 
Price: £119.99 (was £149.99)

Having a bistro set in your garden creates the perfect place to catch up with a friend, day or night. In a vibrant yellow that’ll bring the sunny vibes no matter the weather, the Ipanema includes two weather-resistant chairs and two drinks tables – a must for entertaining.

Boss Grill The Egg XL
Price: £574.92 (was £649.97)

Nothing brings people together like a Barbie in the garden. With the Kamado-style charcoal barbecue, you can cook flavoursome food; from traditional burgers to roasted joints. Even if it’s not quite BBQ season, this high-quality grill is robust for cooking for friends all year round.

A staple for any garden is seating. This modern dining sofa set is fantastic for creating the ideal entertainment area. Sure to be an upgrade on your plastic garden chairs, the set includes two chairs, a sofa with an adjustable table suited for drinks or al fresco dining.

Sass & Belle Scandi Boho Stripe Blanket Throw
Price: £18.99 (was £23)

Just because the evenings are drawing in, doesn’t mean you have to put an end to the night. Available in sunny yellow, this boho-style blanket will help to keep that evening chill at bay. This also makes for a beautiful throw for adorning your outdoor sofa during the day.

We love these beautifully glazed planters that’ll make a feature of your patio plants. Trendy and durable, they come in a choice of four colours and measure 34cm diameter. They certainly add a touch of elegance to your garden.

Salter Outdoor Pizza Oven Cooker & Paddle
Price: £144.99 (RRP £299.99)

Who doesn’t love pizza? Become the King or Queen of entertaining with this outdoor pizza oven to stone-bake your own pizza. Ready in as little as 60 seconds, you won’t keep hungry guests waiting and can deliver it to them on the authentic pizza paddle. And when the rain hits, it’s light enough to carry indoors.

Mirrors have a dual-purpose in the home; to reflect and add style. The same can be said for your garden. Adding a large mirror like this one can make your outdoor space seem bigger and create a standout attraction. And don’t worry, it’ll be able to withstand any weather conditions.

For those with a large patio or garden to fill, we’d recommend investing in a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub. The Helsinki, large enough for up to seven people, is perfect for social gatherings. Don’t be surprised if friends end up visiting more often! It’s the perfect place to retreat when the air is cold.

Picking the right lights can make your garden seem magical after dark. These festoon style lights will keep your garden party illuminated at all hours (even as the evenings draw in) and add that cosy feel in the warm glow. With a drink in hand, this sounds like bliss.

We told you eBay had plants! These two evergreen palm trees will survive the seasons and add a stunning centrepiece to your patio. You'll be able to keep that holiday-feeling alive for years to come. Certain to turn your garden into a tropical paradise, each can grow up to 1.5 metres.

If you don’t already have a parasol in your garden, snap one up from eBay. This sturdy and durable parasol will keep you covered come rain or shine so you can enjoy a breath of fresh air even when there are autumn drizzles. It comes with a weatherproof cover that slides on when it’s not in use.

Cambridge Wine Glasses 4pc Set
Price: £12.34 (RRP £19.99)

Outdoor tableware is essential for dining and entertaining al fresco. If you want to be the host with the most, Cambridge has a range of durable and reusable plastic dining sets including these wine glasses. You won’t need to worry about a smashed glass ever again.

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