SHOPPING FIX

20 picnic ideas from £3

SHOPPING FIX

20 picnic ideas from £3

From rugs to mugs to nifty seating solutions, Becky Sunshine's found the best picnic gear on the high street

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From rugs to mugs to nifty seating solutions, Becky Sunshine's found the best picnic gear on the high street

Our pick IKEA

I love a deck chair. I’m seeing the laziest of afternoons outside. Cold drink in one hand and a book in the other.

£20

BUY
  • DEBENHAMS

    How cool is this plastic jug with stacking tumblers? No more soggy paper cups.

    £16

    BUY
  • HAMMAM HAVLU

    This is officially a hammam towel, but could double up as an extra rug and, if you fancy a spontaneous dip in the river, it’s perfect.

    £25

    BUY
  • ANORAK

    This fits-it-all-in rucksack as an alternative to hampers is genius. Also: hedgehogs.

    £65

    BUY
  • DRINKSTUFF

    Wine-glass holders that stick in the grass. My work here is done.

    £3.99 for four

    BUY
  • MARKS & SPENCER

    These are beautiful. Hard to believe they’re melamine.

    £17.50 for a set of four

    BUY
  • AMARA

    A perfectly portable barbecue for those in the mood for al fresco grilling.

    £55

    BUY
  • GRAHAM & GREEN

    Don’t forget your tunes. You’ll need a portable wireless speaker.

    £25

    BUY
  • ORLA KIELY

    Go for pretty retro prints with a set of three storage containers.

    £45

    BUY
  • MATALAN

    Charming embossed acrylic wine glasses are the way forward.

    £3

    BUY
  • NOT ON THE HIGH STREET

    Forget your fingers – you need dotty, disposable cutlery.

    £3.50

    BUY
  • BIEDERLACK

    A fold-up, waterproof picnic rug is a brilliant investment.

    £12.99

    BUY
  • DRINKSTUFF

    If we’re being pros about this, how about a three-tier acrylic drinks dispenser. Triple Pimm’s, anyone?

    £31.99

    BUY
  • ANTHROPOLOGIE

    We often don’t bother with presentation outside, but a serving platter is a lovely thing.

    £16

    BUY
  • PRIMROSE

    Why not do this properly and take a small hammock to wrap around a couple of trees? Lovely.

    £12.99

    BUY
  • HABITAT

    Pesky wasps can buzz off. Your food is protected under these bamboo covers.

    £15

    BUY
  • HABITAT

    A stacked bento box is pretty useful. This colourful one is nice.

    £15

    BUY
  • JOHN LEWIS

    An excellent family-sized cooler bag – much more convenient than a clunky, heavy hamper.

    £25

    BUY
  • SHOPISFY

    Great for kids in the park, a pyramid beanbag is lightweight and washable.

    £24.97

    BUY
  • NOT ON THE HIGH STREET

    It’s not glamorous, but these reusable, washable sandwich tidies are so clever. Come in a pack of two.

    £7.50

    BUY
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