There are few things more joyous than a picnic on a summer day. Whether for you picnic food is a matter of strawberries and cream, smoked salmon sandwiches, delicious pork pies or a cheeky glass of bubbly, nothing can be better than this ultimate venture into al fresco dining.
Here’s our guide to the best picnic baskets, now get out there and enjoy that sunshine!
Spoilt for choice on what to pack into your picnic hamper? Try this delicious Spanish tortilla with red peppers.
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This gorgeous luxury hamper from Fortnum and Mason might seem extravagant, but for an item that you’ll not have to replace for years, it might be worth splashing out on a little luxury.
The one for a day at the races, Joules have equipped their picnic basket for a big party when your horse comes in. Stylishly decked out in navy and red, this dark wooden hamper comes with a handy strap so you can carry it around the track at your leisure.
We all love a picnic, but not all of us have the time (or patience!) to load up a wicker basket and haul it up Primrose Hill. If like us you like the easy option then this picnic bag from BUILT may just be the solution. It holds just as much as it’s wooden counter part, but folds up to become a convenient shoulder bag.
If you love the idea of a picnic with all its hamper trimmings but don’t fancy venturing further than your garden then Next have you covered. Their lovely little basket has a sweet butterfly pattern on the inside and a cool bag interior to keep the pimms cool.
Not all baskets need to be wicker you know! Cath Kidston’s adorable polka dot bag keeps all the sarnies cold, is easily to carry around and of course looks amazing! We can’t wait to get out to Hyde Park with a big blanket, a cold glass of vino and jealous looks from passers by.
If you’re looking for a statement picnic basket this summer then this huge hamper from House of Fraser is the best choice out there. Covered in a sweet floral pattern and packed full of essentials we can’t think of a better weekend than driving out of the city to indulge in the ultimate al fresco dining.
The basket for those who feel the booze is as important as the food when it comes to a picnic, Not On The High Street have this lovely basket fully equipped for a three course outdoor dinner, with a lovely bottle holder included to finish the whole look off.
You don’t need to be a gold pro to appreciate the genius of the Gourmet Trotter. This set of stacked baskets sits happily on a trolley, giving you loads of room for all your gourmet goodies. It’s also particularly good for those who don’t want to carry but drag their picnic around. Clubs, golf skills and green not included.