The best picnic accessories for 2021: from blankets, to baskets and crockery

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Our shopping guide to everything you need to take the park, beach (or your garden) for the ultimate stylish picnic this summer

As the weather gets warmer we’re holding onto the government’s latest advice that we’re allowed to enjoy our local parks and green spaces with up to six friends.

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. 

From the wine that everyone’s sharing on Instagram to a hand embroidered blanket, these beautiful picnic accessories will help you plan the most picturesque day ever.

  • Zara Home bread basket

    Zara Home bread basket
    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. 

    Shop jacquard lemon bread basket at Zara Home, £19.99

  • Att Pynta glass

    Att Pynta glass
    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. 

    Shop Yala wine glass at Att Pynta, £12

  • Oyoy cake stand

    Oyoy tray
    Oyoy tray

    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.

    Shop Toppu tray at Oyoy, £83

  • Hot Pottery nut bowl

    Hot Pottery nut bowl
    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. 

    Shop nut bowl at Hot Pottery, £12.50

  • H&M Home

    H&M Home salad bowl
    H&M Home salad bowl

    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. 

    Shop mango wooden salad bowl at H&M Home, £19.99

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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