Top 10 Picnic Baskets for 2021

When you imagine a classic picnic, you think of lovely surroundings, possibly by a river, wonderful company and of course a picnic basket full to the brim with all the plates and cutlery you would need alongside delicious food and drink.

Picnic baskets, or hampers as they are sometimes known, can contain china or melamine plates as well as place settings for between 2 and 6 people. Add to this different styles, such as wine lovers’ or tea drinkers’ baskets and the material they are made from - willow or wicker and you’ll see that there’s plenty of choice out there for the perfect picnic.

Best classic willow basket for 4

With stainless steel cutlery and porcelain plates, this picnic basket represents what many would think as the classic combination of quality and style they would need for a picnic. What’s more, it also includes a colour-coordinated rug to complete the look.

£59.99 £59.89

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Best picnic basket with chiller compartment

Alongside all the items you would expect to find in a quality picnic basket, this also includes a chiller compartment, enabling you to include a much wider variety of food in your picnic, such as soft cheese and fine white wine.

£60.99 £59.99

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Best value picnic basket for 2 people

If it’s going to be a romantic picnic for just the two of you, then this basket might be just the thing. With quality cutlery, ceramic plates and mugs, there’s still plenty of space to include the food and drink to make al fresco dining special.

Best picnic basket as a wedding gift

If you’re thinking of giving some lucky couple a picnic basket for their wedding gift (or anniversary), then this might be just the one. Stylish looks and quality components mean it will be used and cherished for years to come.

Best folding lid picnic basket for 2

A really classic looking basket, with space at the front for either bottles or flasks depending on preference. The central area contains plates and a compartment to hold all your food as well as napkins, with the underside of the lid holding the cutlery.

£104.04 £99.95

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Best double-lidded picnic basket

With a design and shape as classic as this, you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in a fairy tale! The stylish checked liner can be removed and washed in case there are any spillages whilst out and about.

Best stylish picnic basket

This basket’s two-tone wicker construction along with herringbone interior make it a real knock out when it comes to looks. Add to that the practicality of place settings and glasses for 4 people and a bottle opener and you’ll be turning heads when you’re enjoying your picnic.

Best family-orientated picnic basket

With an insulated cool bag, this picnic basket offers practicality in spades for the discerning picnicking family. There’s also lots of extra room for food as well as quality place settings, with ceramic plates, stainless steel knives and forks and linen napkins.

£52.95 £56.99

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Best complete picnic basket

With a corkscrew, bottle opener, salt and pepper shakers and a colour-matching blanket, this picnic basket should be ready for any type of al fresco dining. Also its soft leather carrying strap means it’s far more comfortable to take with you if you’re considering eating a little way off the beaten track.

Best contemporary picnic basket

For a more up-to-date look, this picnic basket boasts all the features of a classic basket with the addition of zipped closures and a heat-sealed leak-proof lining. What’s more it folds flat when not in use, great for those with limited space available.