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Picnic Accessories, Blankets & Baskets
Published on 17/05/2022 Updated on 17/05/2022
Luxury Fitted Picnic Hamper Basket, 2-Person (15")

Picnic Accessories, Blankets & Baskets

With winter behind us, we can finally start celebrating the sun in all its glory. Whether you’re at the beach, in the park, or simply unwinding in the garden, a picnic is a simple, timeless way to embrace the warmer months with your loved ones. Of course, in order to truly enjoy the simple thrills of food, drink and good company under the sun, you need to make sure you’ve got all the right equipment to keep things easy, stress-free and mess-free.

Your picnic basket will be the ultimate centrepiece for your day out in the sun, so it’s so important to find a stylish and sturdy basket that can help you keep the fun going to sundown and beyond. The perfect picnic basket ideas for you will depend on a few different factors, like how many people you’ll be spending the day with, what food and drink you’re bringing, and what games or activities you might be taking with you. You’ll also need some space for picnic accessories like glasses, plates, cutlery, and so on.

Let’s explore some picnic hamper ideas and help you discover the perfect baskets, blankets and accessories for you and your loved ones.

Explore Picnic Basket Ideas

The humble wicker basket is an absolute classic for picnics in the sun. Their timeless look and sturdy construction mean you’ll be enjoying your picnic basket for many years to come, whether it’s just for summertime outings, or as a stylish storage solution at home too. Versatility and reliability are key when it comes to exploring picnic basket ideas – and Regency Hampers’ range offers both in spades.

Choosing a large picnic basket will allow you to really maximise its use. Store extra blankets, linens, or whatever you see fit in it to keep your home neat and tidy in the colder months, and come summer you can use it to pack your favourite food and drink as you explore the great outdoors. On the other hand, our smaller picnic baskets offer great convenience in a lightweight, compact design – perfect for an elegant, romantic picnic for two.

Across our range of empty picnic baskets you’ll find a range of baskets to suit your needs, whether you’re keeping it cosy or hosting a big group – there’s plenty of options to ensure you’ll always have space for everyone’s favourites plus all the picnicware and entertainment you need for an afternoon of total bliss.

As mentioned, a picnic basket doesn’t just have to be for picnics – there are so many occasions where a classic wicker basket can come in handy.

Summertime is also the season for the very best festivals and outdoor events, and your picnic basket can be the perfect accompaniment as you head out for a few days of entertainment under the sun. It’s great for a day of sports, whether you’re partaking or spectating – be it a round of golf, a day at the cricket, tennis, the races, or otherwise. Perhaps you’re heading out on a cross-country road trip; you’ll need a hefty hand of snacks and refreshments to keep you and the family going as your journey goes on. A picnic basket doesn’t have to just be for food and drink, they’re a versatile solution for whenever you’re heading out and about, whatever your adventure entails.

Explore Picnic Blanket Ideas

While a picnic is a day to celebrate the sunshine, we can’t forget that a bit of rain and a touch of cold is never completely out of the question in the UK. So, it’s important to come prepared for unexpected weather changes. A good waterproof picnic blanket is a good way to keep things clean if it’s been raining the night before. Sitting on dewy grass is not quite the idyllic day in paradise you’re hoping for, so you need a blanket that’s sure to keep you – and your food and drink – dry even if there’s rain and mud about.

Another important thing to consider when it comes to picnic blanket ideas is the size of the blanket you go for. If you’re planning on sunbathing, you’ll want a blanket that’s got enough space for everyone to comfortably laze without being too crammed. If you’ve got a big group, you’ll need a big blanket, but if it’s just you and your partner you won’t necessarily want to take up too much space – any free grass in the park is prime real estate come summertime.

As the sun begins to set and things cool down a little, you might want an extra blanket to wrap up with so you can keep the fun going for longer. The best picnics will see you into the evening, and you don’t want to be forced home because temperatures drop a little. With that in mind, you might want to go for a slightly larger blanket that you can wrap around you while still sitting on it – or have a couple separate, lighter blankets aside from the one you’re using to sit on.

You’ll also want to find a blanket that’s easy to fold, roll, pack and carry. You don’t need to worry about packing your blanket into your picnic basket if you have one that’s designed with easy transport in mind. Look out for blankets with handles and straps so you can save some space in your basket for extra goodies. All of our picnic blankets can be easily folded into a neat, compact pack, while a carry handle makes it easy to take your picnic blanket wherever the sun guides you.

Offering true versatility, our waterproof, insulated blankets can double as the perfect tent carpet when you’re out camping too.

When it comes to the design, Regency Hampers offers plenty to suit all tastes. From stripes in any colour, to quirky chevrons, to the classic gingham picnic blanket, you can find the perfect look for your style. Our red and white gingham picnic blanket is a truly timeless choice that invites so much warmth, charm and elegance to any occasion.

Explore the Best Picnic Accessories

Alongside your delectable selection of food and drink, you’ll need some space in your new picnic basket for accessories, cutlery, plates, and more. You might think a truly luxurious picnic is a tall order; lugging along delicate glassware and porcelain might seem a tad risky – but with the right picnic basket, it’s easy to go all out on your day out. Forget the disposable forks, paper plates and plastic cups in favour of a more lavish, sustainable option with Regency Hampers. Many of our gorgeous wicker and willow picnic baskets come with all of the accessories you need, neatly and safely packed, so all you need to do is add your food and drink of choice.

Find picnic baskets with porcelain plates, stainless steel cutlery, salt and pepper shakers, corkscrews and bottle openers, soft cotton napkins, wine glasses, thermal flasks, and more from Regency Hampers. Our picnic baskets are designed with practicality in mind – so look out for baskets with plenty of special compartments, straps and pockets to ensure everything stays safe and sound while you’re on the go. You’ll find hampers with deluxe cooler compartments, insulating duffel bags for wine and more convenient, functional features, so you can keep your refreshments fresh and cool for longer. Packing is a breeze with our fitted hampers, and you’ll even find options that come with a plush polar fleece picnic blanket neatly strapped to their side, like our outstanding 2-person luxury fitted picnic hamper.

Aside from food, drink and accessories, you might want to bring a few extra activities – like frisbees, playing cards, books, speakers and so on, plus essentials like sunscreen. Find large picnic baskets that can fit everything inside, whilst still being lightweight and easy-to-handle with a classic, stylish design.

Picnics are an easy way to celebrate the sun and socialise with loved ones, but to really make the most of it you want to ensure you’ve got the very best gear. You shouldn’t have to stress about things like packing, transport, and keeping things clean and tidy – and Regency Hampers’ picnic baskets, blankets and accessories make luxury picnicking an absolute breeze.

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