Everything you need for the perfect picnic from baskets to blankets

Ok, it’s not quite picnic weather this week, but with a heatwave on the way, we can’t wait to get back to eating on the grass.

In order to help you prepare, we’ve collated a handy list of all the bits and bobs you need to help your picnic go to plan.

From summer tunes and pretty plates to the all important picnic basket, it’s time to get shopping.

See you at the park!

Delta fire pit

No plans, no problem. Throw an off-the-cuff picnic in the garden or on the beach, and keep cosy long into the night with this striking, wood-burning fire pit.

Buy it for £69.98 from Arada.

Addon T3+ lemon speaker

Put your picnic in party mode with this slick, sunny yellow, Bluetooth speaker in solid aluminium with a leather handle. Music to our ears.

Buy it for £159.99 from Electricshop.

Max’s Picnic Book by Max Halley and Ben Benton

If there was ever a time to picnic, it’s now. And this colourful book will definitely help make a meal of eating outdoors, any time, any place, anywhere.

Buy it for £14.99 from Waterstones.

Bespoke vintage eco hamper

Pimp up your picnic experience with these bespoke, eco hampers, filled with upcycled, silk sari napkins, vintage tableware and other organic goodies which can be used time and time again.

Sustainable and oh so stylish…

Buy it for £150 from Ecofêtes.

OXO Good Grips strawberry huller

Prep a punnet of juicy strawberries in minutes, with this clever gadget which removes the hull, leaving the fruit perfectly intact. Sweet.

Buy it for £7.49 from Lakeland.

SHO Food Flask

There’s no such thing as poor weather, just poor picnic kit, so this handy, stainless steel, food flask is a must for keeping grub hot or cold, be it a soup or salad sort of day.

Buy it for £26.99 from SHO.

Emily Brooks Birds Nested snack boxes

Lidded containers should be your number one buy for a picnic diary packed with eat-on-the-go dates – and these rainbow-bright boxes tick every box.

Buy it for £12 from John Lewis & Partners.

Vera perennial bamboo melamine side plate

These pretty, bamboo melamine plates, covered in mismatched prints by the late 1960s artist and textile designer, Vera Neumann, are way too cute to keep just for picnic season.

Buy it for £4 (small, £5 large) from Anthropologie.

Insulated two bottle carrier by Silver Editions

We’re saying cheers to eating and drinking outdoors, by keeping a couple of bottles of fizz chilled in this striped bottle carrier. We’ll drink to that!

Buy it for £25 from Joules.

Joe Browns Sunkissed Tropics set of four melamine beakers

Details count, and these tropical-print beakers made from bamboo fibre work well topped up with gin or juice – or both. Thirsty work.

Buy it for £20 from Freemans.

Showerproof cushions

Go for a laid-back holiday mood (even if it’s just a picnic in the garden) with these shower and UV-resistant cushions in the happiest prints.

Buy it for £25 from Ragged Rose.

Buttercup greaseproof paper

Wrap up doorstep sandwiches, wedges of cake and other picnic treats in this blooming lovely greaseproof paper.

It’s 100% biodegradable, too.

Buy it for £3.95 (pack of 30) from Rex London.

Tesco Rainbow drinks dispenser

Keep everyone refreshed with this easy-to-carry drinks dispenser. Iced
water with a slice of lemon or a summery cocktail? You decide.

Buy it for £7 from Tesco.

Pure new wool rainbow picnic blanket

Throw down this colourful, luxe, wool blanket with a waterproof backing
and that’s your picnic position sorted for the day. Just add blue skies.

Buy it for £125 from Heating & Plumbing.

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