The word ‘picnic’ originally stems back to 1794, exactly 100 years after ‘pique-nique’ first appeared in the French language. Since then picnics have a been a summer staple.
The initial concept of a picnic was seen to be a fashionable affair whereby each guest would contribute to the day. The idea hasn’t changed from its traditional roots, with picnics continuing to be one of the most loved things to plan with family and friends.
With summer here and August Bank Holiday approaching, we thought we’d share insights into some of our best-selling picnic baskets to help you make that all-important buying decision.
Handpicked for our picnic community is this four-person picnic hamper.
Crafted from the finest willow, this made-to-order hamper can be personalised with up to three initials of your choice. There are no doubts it would make a stunning wedding gift. In fact, any occasion.
The antique-wash finish picnic basket features cream faux leather fixings and contains porcelain plates, wine glasses, knives, forks and spoons, a cooler bag; linens and that all important bottle opener and corkscrew. Just add your favourite tipple and away you go.
Next up, is our two-person picnic basket. An absolute winner.
If this picnic basket doesn’t scream summer, we don’t know what will. This two-person picnic basket is both smart and practical. It contains a large insulated chiller compartment to keep your food and drinks cool and fresh. Additionally, it holds glasses, crockery and cutlery in a zipped case.
The symmetrical design is absolutely gorgeous with the grey material for extra design-appeal.
As with all of our hampers and baskets, this picnic basket can be personalised with any three characters of your choice.
Now for a party hamper. We know we’re sold.
A stunning, circular picnic hamper which will be the star of any picnic or party. This hamper is beautifully made in willow with an antique-wash finish and includes six Champagne flutes.
Again, this would make a superb wedding or birthday gift. It would be lots of fun to take to a day at the Races, don't you think? Cheers to that!
You can peruse our new collection here and find your perfect picnic partner for 2021 and beyond. Happy picnic'ing.