5 Best picnic hampers for outdoor spaces

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The once-a-day exercise rule has been lifted, and sunbathing will be allowed in parks, so the question is, have you got your picnic hamper ready? We round up some of our favourites from the traditional to the downright indulgent.

The White Company Willow Drinks Hamper For 2

The boozy one…

Carry your picnic essentials in style with this luxury picnic hamper. 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 picnic. Very good quality and big enough to include ice packs and some picnic food. Price – £45.00.

John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners Croft Collection Filled Wicker Picnic Basket, 4 Person

The traditional family one

This beautiful Wicker Basket from the John Lewis Croft Collection will form the centrepiece for that perfect 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. Price: £90.

The Colourful Garden Company Personalised Picnic Basket

The personalised one…

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. Price: £159

Piccadilly Stripe 2 Person Picnic Hamper

The luxury one…

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 Hamper for £425.

Von Shef 4 Person Herringbone Picnic Hamper

The stylish one…

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. Price: £42.99

Main image: The White Company

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