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Perky picnicware

I declare picnic season officially open! Get ready for a summer of meals on the move with these stylish and practical picnic must-haves.

I declare picnic season officially open! Get ready for a summer of meals on the move with these stylish and practical picnic must-haves.

Call of the wild

Ditch the uninspiring tableware and go wild with these cool safari print plates by illustrator Yvonne Ellen. Your opportunity to spot the big five, while eating your five a day.


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Chin chin

It’s not a great picnic without a healthy measure of gin to whet the appetite, right? This English Garden Gin (elderflower, lemon verbena & thyme) from Foxdenton is the perfect summery tipple.


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Hop to it

Table for six? This super-sized Kissing Rabbits blanket is the perfect impromptu picnic perch – waterproof bottom to prevent damp derrieres and big enough for the whole family plus a couple of strays.


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Put a lid on it

It’s safe to say, salads, dips and puds don’t travel well. Avoid spillages and pretty up your picnic table with this set of three melamine bowls with lids. 


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Raise a glass

Plastic glassware has come a long way. In fact, this acrylic ribbed range from Zara Home is so good I might avoid breakages and use them at home. Elegant, stylish and your wine, gin, or Pimm’s will look and taste the business.

£4.99 – £17.99

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Are you being served?

Serve your sarnies in style on this cool, colourful tray with graphic leaf design. It’s made from eco-friendly bamboo, plus you can whack it in the dishwasher once you’re done – result!

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Good grilling

Now we all work from home, briefcases are redundant. Not this one from Oliver Bonas (found in Westgate Oxford). Like a James Bond gadget it goes from bag to barbecue. Perfect for grilling on the go.


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Wonder gadget

No need to raid the kitchen for utensils, this handy crab can lend a claw. It comes with mini scissors, bottle opener, can opener, mini knife, and more.


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Keep it clean

The must-have picnic accessory? Hand sanitiser, of course! Purdy & Figg is just the ticket – a 70% alcohol, no-nasties sanitiser with a heavenly blend of sweet orange, pink grapefruit and niaouli essential oils, naturally. Each glass bottle (eco creds? Tick!) delivers over 300 spritzes. 

£5.99 for 50ml

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Keep your cool

Breeze towards your picnic spot with your spread gliding behind you. This brilliant 30L cool bag from John Lewis makes lugging all the kit practically effortless.


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Table for four

Picnicking just got serious – and we’re here for it. A foldaway table and benches is the future of al fresco on the go dining. It’s not exactly lightweight, but who cares when you don’t have to try and drag yourself off the floor.


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Chill out

There is nothing worse than tepid wine. Before you hunt for the ice packs decant your sauv blanc into a 1.8L Chilly’s bottle and your good to go. It keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.


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