There’s no doubt this fall is going to look a little different than most.

And while the time of year we love most for gathering is shaping up to be more isolation for many, our favorite things about fall must still go on – savoring good food, enjoying the outdoors, flexing our creative muscle, and making real connections with the people closest to us. Instead of the usual fall frenzy, we’re excited to embrace the simple things that bring us joy this season. After tasting a slower pace these past few months, we plan to continue leaving room for a little unexpected fun in our days, even in the middle of a work week. So light that pumpkin candle, and get inspired to soak up that fall weather… while making the most of your time at home. Scroll on for your ultimate fall bucket list.

Brew your own kombucha at home.

Yep, you can do it — everything you need to know is here. Mocktails anyone?

Refresh your coffee table with a gorgeous new book.

Start a guided journal, like this new release from writer Kara Cutruzzula and graphic designer Tessa Forrest.

Designed to boost creativity and productivity, this journal is packed with thought-provoking quotes and frame-worthy illustrations.

Surprise a friend or loved one with a care package.

This company curates adorable gift boxes for various occasions.

Order one of fall’s highly anticipated cookbooks.

Then surprise your family or roommate with a home-cooked meal.

image via habituallychic

Jump on the pickleball bandwagon.

Pick up the game that apparently everyone is playing these days.

Tune in to the Emmy Awards on September 20th, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Catch up on who’s nominated, from Watchmen to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, here.

Have a picnic in the park to savor the changing leaves.

Lots of inspiration for packing the perfect picnic right here.

Watch the presidential debates – starting on September 29th.

While you’re at it, make sure you’re registered to vote, too.

Plant a backyard garden and grow your own food.

Fall is actually peak season for lots of veggies, even if you don’t have much outdoor space. Here are 8 fruit and vegetable varieties you should start with for an easy DIY container garden. Prepare to be amazed at what you can grow at home!

Watch The Crown on Netflix (before season four comes out November 15th!)

Princess Diana makes her debut in the series.

Mark your calendar for new music dropping this fall.

From Sufjan Stevens to Carrie Underwood. And rumor has it that Adele and Cardi B may be releasing new albums this season.

Rent a projector and host a backyard movie night.

Plan a spontaneous road trip and go camping.

Check out nearby campgrounds and our guide to the ultimate road trip here.

Visit a pumpkin patch.

Experience autumnal bliss at this forever fall favorite.

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