Us Brits love any excuse for popping to the local park or into our city gardens to whack out the wicker and pop open a bottle of bubbly. 

You might only be able to enjoy picnics during the summer months, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the cute picnic baskets and crockery sets. Ditch the plastic this year and invest in some adorable picnic pieces, from colourful picnic blankets to bamboo recycled material sets.

For those looking to reinvent their picnic get-up, here are a few pieces that’ll be sure to elevate your picnic game.

Picnic Blankets

Let’s be honest, Britain has very few sunny days so you can’t always guarantee that when you perch down for your picnic the grass is going to be dry. That’s where the trusty picnic blanket comes in handy, helping to you keep dry, not to mention they make for a cute picnic get-up too. 

We love this vibrant yellow, orange and coral design from Anthropologie. It’s inspired by the late Vera Neumann, who was a renowned textile designer, art phenom and entrepreneur, and takes her bold design to create an everyday picnic blanket that can be enjoyed all summer long.

 If you’re looking for a traditional picnic throw, The Tartan Blanket Co. has the answers to all of your blanket-themed prayers. Their recycled wool range is sustainable and will see you donning the tartan effortlessly. While this checkered red and white bear blanket from Not On The High Street is super adorable.

Picnic Baskets

A picnic is only complete when there’s a matching picnic basket to go with your new blanket. This personalised wicket set from Not On The High Street is perfect for those looking to raise their picnic game up as it comes equipped with everything you’ll need and more.

 If you’re not into the wicker look, Fortnum’s canvas picnic backpack is a great alternative to the traditional look and comes fully packed with all of your picnicking essentials.

Glassware

Glass isn’t exactly the easiest material to transport nor is it the most practical, which is why we love The White Company’s range of BPA-free tritan. They look just as good as glass and they’re easily portable, making them perfect for a picnic. 

Marks & Spencer’s also has a great range of picnic glassware. We love their rainbow collection that helps to liven up any picnic layout and are also affordable too. Not to mention their nautical picnic glassware too. It’s fun, child-friendly and adds a burst of colour to your picnic collection.

Not to mention their nautical picnic glassware too. It's fun, child-friendly and adds a burst of colour to your picnic collection.

Picnic Crockery

Again bringing out the posh crockery that’s been handed down to you from generation to generation isn’t ideal and we want to ditch the plastic plate sets as much as possible. Nowadays there are a whole host of lightweight picnic offerings, including bamboo mix material sets. They’re both sustainable and take up minimal space, perfect for when you’re trying to cram in as much food into your picnic basket as possible… 

M&S has recently launched their new season picnic range that features colourful, funky and fun products that are kid-proof. From bold lemon platter trays to jungle inspired plates, there's something for everyone.

Don’t forget to ditch the plastic cutlery too. There are loads of adorable bamboo style reusable cutlery to rummage through on Etsy and you’ll be helping out smaller businesses in the process too.


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