As of 29 March 2021, we can now meet outdoors in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households. But the question is, have you got your picnic basket ready? We round up some of our favourites from the traditional to more luxury, for the ultimate outdoor picnic party…
5 best picnic baskets
Best picnic basket for wine in the park
Carry your picnic essentials in style with this luxury picnic basket. Handcrafted from willow with an insulated lining, this basket is perfect for holding up to two wine bottles and comes with a corkscrew and two acrylic glasses, which are secured to the inside of the lid. Finished with an adjustable shoulder strap, top handle and secure fastening, this basket is an essential accessory for your next outdoor picnic. Very good quality and big enough to include ice packs and some picnic food.
Price – £45.00.
Best picnic basket for the family
This beautiful Wicker Basket from the John Lewis Croft Collection will form the centrepiece for that perfect outdoor picnic with family and friends. It includes: 4 dinner plates, 4 Knives, 4 forks, 4 dessert spoons, 4 tumblers and 4 napkins. You can fit a good amount of food and drink in there and it makes for a stylish addition to the outing. Note it can get a bit heavy so not meant for a long hike.
Best personalised picnic basket
A four person willow picnic basket that can be personalised with the initials of your choice making it an ideal anniversary or birthday gift. You can select up to 3 characters to appear on the front of the basket free of charge. The picnic basket is beautifully made in willow with an antique wash finish. It features cream faux leather fixings and contains 4 x 7″ Porcelain Plates; 4 x Wine Glasses; 4 x Knives, Forks & Spoons; 1 x Cooler Bag; 4 x Napkins; Bottle Opener and Corkscrew. Champagne is not included but you can add a bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvée NV Champagne at the checkout.
Best luxury picnic basket
The Stripe Hamper is perfect for those moments when the sunshine calls. Fortnum’s Stripe Hamper contains two of our beautiful weekend stripe bone china mugs and plates, two wine glasses and two cutlery sets, a draw string bag and an insulated flask. This hamper also includes miniature salt and pepper mills, the all-essential corkscrew and cotton napkins.
Price: £275.00. Upgrade to the 4 Person Picnic Basket for £425.
Most stylish picnic basket
Designed for style as much as for practicality, it’s an enduring classic thanks to herringbone lining and soft fleece blanket with waterproof backing – perfect for fending off damp grass. Inside you’ll find a selection of stainless steel cutlery, together with lightweight plates and glasses and cheese knife. Salt and pepper shakers, a bottle opener and matching napkins completes the set for two.
Main image: The White Company
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