Best patio heaters for your garden or outdoor space

Anya Meyerowitz
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Best outdoor heaters to keep you warm during a chilly outdoor drink. (Getty Images)
Patio heaters can keep you warm during a chilly outdoor drink. (Getty Images)

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With the weather getting colder and much of the country currently subject to restrictions where you can only meet up outside, it’s time to pull on our jumpers and brave the cold.

No, an outdoor drink might not have the same magical quality as snuggling up in front of a fire, but it does mean we can safely see our friends and family.

So if, like us, you’re trying to find ways to make your outdoor space ready for socialising in the colder months, we’ve searched high and low to find outdoor heaters that not only have great reviews, but are also still in stock.

Now, all you need to do is find that mulled wine you were saving after last Christmas.

6 top-rated patio heaters

Beldray 1.2kW Halogen Heater | £29.99 from Argos

Beldray 1.2kW Halogen Heater
Beldray 1.2kW Halogen Heater

This great value Prolectrix 1200W Halogen Heater is perfect for adding some warmth on those cold winter nights.

The radiant heat emitted by the halogen bulbs are ideal for utility rooms or garages, while the three heat settings give greater flexibility and control.

Challenge 1kW Carbon Heater | £39.99 from Argos

Challenge 1kW Carbon Heater
Challenge 1kW Carbon Heater

Banish those shivers with this Challenge carbon heater.

With two heat settings to choose from, the 1000 watt heater also boasts a safety cut out switch to prevent it from over-heating. The handle allows you to move it with ease.

DIMPLEX DXSTG25 Ceramic Fan Heater | £99 from Curry’s

DIMPLEX DXSTG25 Ceramic Fan Heater
DIMPLEX DXSTG25 Ceramic Fan Heater

The attractive black Dimplex DXSTG25 Ceramic Fan Heater will keep you warm and toasty on cold days thanks to 2000W of heating power.

Thermostat-controlled, this oscillating heater has two heat settings for your convenience, as well as a power indicator light and overheat safety cut-out for peace of mind.

Blumfeldt Electric Patio Heater | £143.99 from Wayfair

Blumfeldt Electric Patio Heater
Blumfeldt Electric Patio Heater

This patio heater boasts IR ComfortHeat technology for easily and individually heating terraces and outdoor spaces; with 650, 1,350 or 2,000 Watts of power and built-in LED lights and all completely operated by a remote so you can completely relax.

Swan Al Fresco SH16330N Portable Patio Heater | £115.94 from Amazon

Swan Al Fresco SH16330N Portable Patio Heater
Swan Al Fresco SH16330N Portable Patio Heater

Feel instant warmth with this powerful 1200W portable patio heater. Ensures you and your guests are always kept warm and cosy, day and night, wherever you’re relaxing.

Designed with a highly efficient carbon fibre heating element and a highly rated aluminium reflector, it distributes heat evenly to provide optimum heating for any patio or outdoor space.

Set of 2 Heatlab 2kW Outdoor Freestanding Electric Quartz Bulb | £290.52 from Amazon

Set of 2 Heatlab 2kW Outdoor Freestanding Electric Quartz Bulb
Set of 2 Heatlab 2kW Outdoor Freestanding Electric Quartz Bulb

A source of both heat and light, ideal for socialising into the night, these freestanding lights can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Plus, they are equipped with over-heat protection to ensure that you and your family are kept snug and safe.

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