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The Ultimate Picnic Packing Checklist for Summer 2021


Summertime is the perfect time for a well-deserved outdoor picnic. The weather is warm, the days are longer, and it’s a great way to spend time with friends and family. But what do you need to host an amazing picnic? With that in mind, read ahead for our guide on the ultimate picnic packing checklist for Summer 2021!

M&S Food & Drinks

Buying all your favourite foods and drinks is a great idea for you summer picnic. M&S stocks and sells a quality range of picnic food, snacks, drinks and thirst-quenching beverages. You’ll find everything from summer wines and fruity juices to mocktails and bubbly prosecco. They also sell delicious and easy-to-eat finger foods and tasty sharing platters for those who enjoy nibbling on smaller bites.

No summer picnic is complete without an irresistible tub of ice cream. The M&S ice cream collection is next to none, with its huge assortment of summer flavours and delicious ingredients. From family-size ice cream tubs to healthier plant-based, vegan ice creams, you’ll find the perfect sweet picnic treat for you at M&S. Fill up your basket with the best of picnic food & drinks from M&S today.

John Lewis Picnic Hampers

Buying the right picnic hamper is a must-have for the perfect picnic experience this summer. They’re great for carrying around your picnic essentials and keep all of your bits n’ pieces neatly organised. With plenty of picnic hamper designs to choose from at John Lewis, you can find the right style, size and type just for you.

Their collection includes several picnic hampers & picnic baskets, so you’ll be sure to find at least one style that you’ll love to buy and have. Made from wicker, their hampers are light, yet sturdy and are super easy to move around on uneven, grass and outdoor surfaces. Several of their hampers include cutlery and crockery holders whilst other styles include polycotton interiors that make them very easy to wipe clean. They also have a beautiful selection of basket-style hampers and even a range of picnic cooler bags to keep your beverages and drinks nicely chilled. Find your summer picnic hamper today when you shop at John Lewis.

Argos Picnicware

Pick up affordable and practical picnicware from Argos today. Their value range includes plenty of handy picnic items and products that make serving picnic food and hosting that bit easier. From plastic & paper cups to cutlery, dining sets and wine glasses, their picnicware contains everything and more.

Other must-shops include their range of cooler bags that come in varying sizes depending on what you need. They also have plenty of great travel mugs for keeping hot drinks warm plus their beautiful salad and serving bowls are great for sharing picnic food & bites with friends. Start shopping quality and affordable picnic accessories online at Argos.

Homebase Garden Furniture

If you want your picnic to be extra comfortable, purchasing a few soft blankets, cushions and comfortable seating is a great way to achieve this. Homebase has a great-value garden furniture range which includes several products that are perfect for a picnic set-up. These include their lightweight, foldable garden seats and quality picnic furniture.

You can also shop their premium range of soft blankets and cosy cushions which make for a very relaxing, summers evening picnic. What’s more, their outdoor umbrellas are great for keeping you cool and for creating a shaded picnic area and space. Decorate your summer picnic with all the best garden furniture and designs from Homebase.

Planning a picnic on your next camping trip? Great idea! Get travel-inspired right away by reading our article on the Top Camping Destinations in the UK this Summer.


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