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Picnic basket

by Lorna White |
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We're not sure what it is about a wicker picnic basket that gives us such a warm feeling inside. Perhaps it's the memories of having a teddy bears picnic with our favourite stuffed friends as children, or spending warm summer evenings at the park with loved ones.

Picnic baskets can be so nostalgic, and if you love dining alfresco sprawled out on a picnic blanket when the weather is warm, having a trusty picnic basket in tow is a must for the summer months.

If you're on the hunt for the perfect picnic basket or hamper to enjoy this summer, we've rounded up some of the best options on the market, with luxury wicker hampers, romantic baskets for two and brilliant picnic hampers that you can use for years to come, whatever the occasion.

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If you're just looking for a traditional basket without any cutlery or plates, this wicker basket is ideal. It's lined with the traditional picnic red and white check makes it ideal for any picnic and its large sizes makes it great for storage when it's not being used. Dimensions : 39 x 29 x 15 cm Weight : 700g

Lined with a traditional tweed, this basket contains everything two people will need for their picnic needs including knives, forks and spoons, two plates, bottle opener and a removable cool bag section. Size: L 40cm x W 30cm x H 20cm

Hampers make an ideal gift for a loved one and they're also great for special days out when you don't want to make your own sandwiches. This one from M&S contains everything you'd need for an afternoon tea inspired picnic, with Gold label tea in a tin, Scottish shortbread, Devon scones, Swiss chocolate truffles, Victoria sandwich cake, Viennese milk chocolate dipped fingers and British soft set raspberry jam, all contained inside a grey hand woven wicker hamper. Dimensions: H18 x W30 x D25cm

This adorable little picnic basket is ideal for taking to the park for a picnic for one and it also makes a lovely storage basket for the home too. Dimensions: 300 x 200 x 210mm

This picnic basket conceals a cool bag to keep all your treats nice and fresh in warm weather as well as a lovely picnic rug to sit on with moisture-resistant backing to protect against any ground moisture. Dimensions: H26 x W30 x D36cm

It doesn't get much more luxurious than a Fortnum and Mason hamper, making it great for a special gift or treat. This hamper contains 13 delicious treats including wine, olives, cheese straws, nuts, crackers, biscuits, teas, chocolates, preserves and more. As well as this, you get a fancy Fortnum and Mason wicker basket! Dimensions: 40.5cm(H) x 58.5cm(W) x 40.5cm(D)

This is the ultimate picnic basket for four, containing an insulating duffel bag for wine, four stainless steel forks & spoons knives, luxury cotton napkins, polar fleece picnic blanket (Cream), salt & pepper shakers, four wine glasses, retractable corkscrew & bottle opener, porcelain plates, cooler compartment with zip (Large), four cups and thermal flask. Dimensions: 580mm x 380mm x 220mm Weight: 10kg

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