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The Ten Best Picnic Sets

Chosen by Rosanna Macpherson & Marion Sauvebois

Published 04/06/2009

<b>Debenhams</b><br/> A nicely rustic and inexpensive wicker basket with four settings and a smart olive-green lining. It comes with cutlery and three bottle-holders. <br/>
<b>Price</b>: £37.50<br/>
A nicely rustic and inexpensive wicker basket with four settings and a smart olive-green lining. It comes with cutlery and three bottle-holders.
Price: £37.50
Concept Designs
Whether used on a real safari or just in your local park, this Safari Combi shoulder bag is just the thing to take on your adventures.
Price: £74.95
With its pretty posies of exotic flowers, this basket is ideal for picnics on the beach. It includes coolbags that will keep your cucumber sandwiches nice and crisp and your lemonade cool. It also folds flat for storage.
Price: £34.99
With its cylindrical shape, the Tamar hamper is a fun variation on the traditional basket. It's cleverly packed with cutlery and wine glasses ? and still has room for the free bottle of Chardonnay that comes with it.
Price: £54.95
John Lewis
Although it's a little pricey, this four-person hamper offers fantastic quality and comes complete with glasses, cutlery, wine cooler, food cooler and and smart plaid tablecloth.
Price: £150
Picnic Shop
If you prefer picnicking on a budget then the Rambler picnic backpack is for you. Designed for two people, the cheerfully striped bag comes equipped with cooler, cutlery and accessories, durable glasses and extra storage.
Price: £21.99
Definitely more Glastonbury than Glyndebourne, the pleasing Blyton Retro Tin is a sophisticated urban take on the picnic hamper. It's perfect for two and contains a selection of hand-crafted picnic essentials.
Price: £85
Cath Kidston
What better than a strawberry motif to evoke an English summer? Cath Kidston's delightfully nostalgic Mini Strawberry hamper comes with full cutlery for all your picnicking needs.
Price: £65
For picnickers who don't like roughing it, this is an expensive but very classy set. Bone china crockery, stainless steel cutlery, crystal wine glasses, flask, linens, and even salt and pepper mills. Glyndebourne, here we come.
Price: £275
The colourful and summery polka dot design is perfect for a picnic in the park. It even has a cheeseboard and polka dot glasses, plates and matching napkins.
Price: £40

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