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What Do You Need For The Perfect Picnic?

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What Do You Need For The Perfect Picnic?

Did you know that July is National Picnic Month? That’s right - one more excuse to enjoy great food, great company and the outdoors on those warm summer days. (As if we needed one!) If that sounds good, all you need to do next is to think of a location -- we’ll help you take care of everything else.

Once you’ve chosen your favourite park or quiet spot in the countryside, you’ll probably start to wonder what to take on a picnic. From picnic rugs to eco friendly food containers and picnic hampers stuffed with delicious British produce, we can help you choose your picnic essentials for a lovely day out.

Let’s start thinking about the important stuff first: what food to take on a picnic. A cheese hamper or charcuterie hamper should hit just the right spot if you’re heading out with a larger group of friends - especially when paired with a bottle of wine. If you’re heading out with your little ones, we recommend all natural fruit and vegetable snacks and refined sugar free treats to keep their tummies happy and full (and their energy to more manageable levels!).

A thoughtful gesture for anyone suffering from food allergies, intolerances or following a particular diet would be to surprise them with a selection of free from or vegan foods that they can enjoy. A sandwich made with some of the nation’s best vegan meats and cheeses, for example, would go a really long way for a friend with a plant-based diet.

As far as picnicware is concerned, we’ve listed some of our favourite reusable containers and food wraps below, that both look good and feel good to use, as they’re designed for minimum impact on the environment compared to single use plastics.

Meet our top 5 picnic accessories:

Stainless steel containers by Elephant Box

Stylish plastic-free alternatives created to stand the test of time, with a design inspired by Indian latch tiffin. The Elephant Box range is made with sustainably sourced food grade stainless steel.

Reusable Bamboo Coffee Cup by Global Wakecup

Designed to keep drinks hot for an hour or cold for even longer, this reusable cup is made with sustainably sourced, recyclable farmed bamboo.

Reusable Beeswax Wraps Starter Pack by Bee-Co Wax Wraps

Four wraps in different sizes, made by hand using cotton and beeswax: a naturally antibacterial and antifungal wax that makes for a perfect way to keep foods fresher for longer. Great for cheeses, sandwiches, snacks and more.

Luxury Wool Picnic Rug by Tolly McRae

A stunning picnic blanket made from pure lambswool, rolled in a chestnut leather carrier strap. This rug is soft enough for you to cover your knees with or keep around your shoulders as the sun starts to set and the night begins to roll in.

Reusable Stainless Steel Straws Kit by Sol Cups

A set of three reusable straws:two slimline straws, and one larger smoothie straw. Comes in a hemp carry bag alongside a cleaning brush.



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