An evening in the garden is more festive when these colorful lanterns turn themselves on. A 10-inch-diameter globe of durable nylon, the Soji Solar Lantern contains a small photovoltaic panel, a rechargeable battery, and two LED lightbulbs. When darkness falls, a built-in sensor turns on the lights, which glow for up to eight hours. The lantern comes in five colors, hangs from sturdy stainless steel handles, and collapses for storage. $16; Allsop Home and Garden, 866/425-5767.
Video: Hanging solar lanterns