Our shopping guide to everything you need to have the ultimate picnic this summer.
As the weather gets warmer we’re holding onto the government’s latest advice that we’re allowed to enjoy our local parks and green spaces with up to six friends.
If this has got you all excited to feel the sun on your face and spend an afternoon outdoors, you might be taking some delight in planning a good old fashion picnic. A brightly coloured blanket, wicker basket, bottle of wine and nibbles; picnics are a picture-perfect summertime activity.
So, to ensure that your picnic looks as fabulous as you deserve it too, we’ve picked out some of the prettiest, chicest picnic accessories from both independent and well-known brands to point you in the right direction.
From the wine that everyone’s sharing on Instagram to a hand embroidered blanket, these beautiful picnic accessories will help you plan the most picturesque day ever.
Wonky Picnic crochet orange
How adorable would a fruit bowl of crochet oranges look laid out on a picnic blanket?
Wonky Picnic (a very apt name, we think you’ll agree) creates cute ceramics and crochet fruits, which are perfect for decoration.
Shop crochet orange at Wonky Picnic, £8
Amie is a new, independent wine brand that was created in lockdown to celebrate the value of female friendship.
Its rose is easy drinking and perfect for summer days, plus it’s looks the part, too.
Shop rose wine by Amie, £60 for four bottles
Beiige Store Lila basket
Beiige Store collaborates with artisans in Ghana to produce beautiful pieces using natural materials.
These baskets have been hand crafted and would look lovely filled with picnic treats.
Shop Lila basket at Beiige Store, £45
Etsy daisy milk bottle
Tea is a must for any picnic, but is there a prettier way to add a splash of milk to your brew than with a daisy-covered milk bottle?
We love that they look so springtime appropriate.
Shop daisy milk bottle by HandcraftsbyCourt at Etsy, £22.99
Etsy hand embroidered picnic blanket
What would a picnic be without a picnic blanket?
While there’s a place for classic tartan, this hand embroidered throw feels much more of the moment.
Shop picnic blanket by Jonnys Sister at Etsy, £42
Botanical Board serving board
Grazing boards are a huge foodie trend at the moment, but we love that they look amazing, too.
Aesthetically pleasing examples are all over social media, but this wooden board has to be one of the prettiest we’ve seen even when it isn’t laden with food thanks to the delicate pressed flowers attached to the handle with resin.
Shop large wooden board by Botanical Board at Etsy, £35
We Are Nomads floor cushion
This gorgeous floor cushion is made from Moroccan cactus silk, known as Sabra, handmade by a local artisan.
Lying back and reading a book on the grass would be made even lovelier with one of these to rest your head on.
Shop Moroccan Sabra floor cushion at We Are Nomads, £120 (was £125)
Happy Crappy Cakes
While munching on real cakes is heavily encouraged for any picnic, it’s also fun to have a centrepiece that’s just for show.
Enter, Happy [email protected] Cakes. This independent brand hand-crafts pretend cakes simply for decoration. Genius.
Shop lilac fake cherry cake at Happy [email protected] Cakes, £40
Anthropologie bamboo side plate
The good news about bamboo is that it won’t smash or chip, so you’re free to bung a side plate like this in your bag without worrying.
Plus, how gorgeous is the colour palette?
Shop bamboo side plate at Anthropologie, £6
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