If this has got you all excited to feel the sun on your face and spend an afternoon outdoors, you might be taking some delight in planning a good old fashioned picnic. A brightly coloured blanket, wicker basket, bottle of wine and nibbles; picnics are a picture-perfect summertime activity.
So, to ensure that your picnic looks as fabulous as you deserve it too, we’ve picked out some of the prettiest, chicest picnic accessories from both independent and well-known brands to point you in the right direction.
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Zara Home bread basket
Lemon prints are trending right now and this vintage-esque bread basket is asking to be taken to a picnic. Fill it with your favourite sourdough and make sure you bring the jam.
Att Pynta glass
Prefer to skip single-use plastic and opt for glassware you can keep? Us too. Made from recycled glass, these handmade wine glasses will be the fancy companion to your fizz.
Oyoy cake stand
Baked a cake for the joyous occasion? This Oyoy cake stand will show it off in style. You’ll also be able to use it all year round as a decorative tray in the kitchen.
Hot Pottery nut bowl
If you want somewhere pretty to put your nibbles, the Hot Pottery splatter nut bowls are the answer. In orange, blue, red or green, you can get the matching plates and larger bowls, too.
Serve your salad in style in this simple, wooden bowl. H&M also has matching smaller bowls and salad servers if you want to take on the minimalist vibe for your picnic.
Artemis Deco plate
This little tapas plate is perfect for those picky bits to graze on throughout the day. This hand painted, vibrant style can also be found in an array of other zingy shades over at Artemis Deco.
Cocolulu yellow gingham napkin & candle set
Cocolulu is all about bringing whimsy, colour and imagination to special moments.
Featuring two yellow gingham 100% cotton napkins, tapered dinner candles (available in sunshine yellow, duck egg blue or sage green) and a choice of two natural woven napkin rings or white picot ribbon napkin bows, this set is a beautiful way to add a sense of occasion to spring and summer alfresco dining.
Wonky Picnic crochet orange
How adorable would a fruit bowl of crochet oranges look laid out on a picnic blanket?
Wonky Picnic (a very apt name, we think you’ll agree) creates cute ceramics and crochet fruits, which are perfect for decoration.
Amie is a new, independent wine brand that was created in lockdown to celebrate the value of female friendship.
Its rose is easy drinking and perfect for summer days, plus it’s looks the part, too.
Beiige Store Lila basket
Beiige Store collaborates with artisans in Ghana to produce beautiful pieces using natural materials.
These baskets have been hand crafted and would look lovely filled with picnic treats.
Etsy daisy milk bottle
Tea is a must for any picnic, but is there a prettier way to add a splash of milk to your brew than with a daisy-covered milk bottle?
We love that they look so springtime appropriate.
Etsy hand embroidered picnic blanket
What would a picnic be without a picnic blanket?
While there’s a place for classic tartan, this hand embroidered throw feels much more of the moment.
Botanical Board serving board
Grazing boards are a huge foodie trend at the moment, but we love that they look amazing, too.
Aesthetically pleasing examples are all over social media, but this wooden board has to be one of the prettiest we’ve seen even when it isn’t laden with food thanks to the delicate pressed flowers attached to the handle with resin.
We Are Nomads floor cushion
Lying back and reading a book on the grass would be made even lovelier with one of these to rest your head on.
Happy Crappy Cakes
While munching on real cakes is heavily encouraged for any picnic, it’s also fun to have a centrepiece that’s just for show.
Enter, Happy Cr@appy Cakes. This independent brand hand-crafts pretend cakes simply for decoration. Genius.
Anthropologie bamboo side plate
Plus, how gorgeous is the colour palette?
Images: courtesy of brands
Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.
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