6 of the best picnic baskets for all budgets

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Searching for ways to enjoy the sun during lockdown? We may have just the answer.

While going outside is still limited to once a day for exercise, that doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy a picnic in your own garden or outdoor space.

Whether you’re looking for a fun family activity to occupy your children for a few hours, or are wanting some quality time with your partner, a picnic could offer you the escape you need.

We’ve rounded up the best (and most stylish) wicker baskets we could find on the high street for couples and families - many of which come with some great, and very handy, additions.

From a built in cooler box that keeps all your food chilled, to a chopping board, bottle opener and waterproof blanket, these wicker baskets are packed with everything you need for alfresco dining.

6 of the best picnic baskets on the high street

Meadow Filled Wicker Picnic Basket, 2 Person | £60 from John Lewis & Partners

This hamper is packed up all the utensils you need for a two person picnic including stainless steel cutlery, plastic wine glasses and plates.  

With its modern abstract print interior (that’s easy to wipe clean) it’s also not bad to look at. 

A Day in the Park Picnic Basket, 2 Person | £47.99 from Wayfair 

This striped linen two person set comes with genuine porcelain dishes and mugs, as well as all your cutlery needs. A waiter’s knife is also included, which lets face it, is a very smart addition. 

Petworth Traditional Picnic Basket For Two | £76 from Not On The High Street

The vintage floral number for two comes with a built in cooler box to make sure all your food stays chilled. 

The handwoven wicker basket comes complete with stainless steel cutlery, plates, wine glasses and the addition of a dual corkscrew/ bottle opener. 

Navy Wicker Hamper, 4 person | £36.99 from VonChef

If it’s an affordable option you’re after we may have found the ultimate bargain. This four-person hamper not only comes with all the cutlery, plates and glasses needed, but also, a bottle opener, chopping board and waterproof-backed picnic blanket. 

Croft Collection Filled Wicker Picnic Basket, 4 Person | £90 from John Lewis & Partners

If it’s a family-friendly hamper you’re after, this traditional wicker design could be just the one. 

The timeless basket is filled with four dinner plates, cutlery, tumblers and even matching napkins. Plus, has plenty of additional space for all your al fresco food. 

Picnic Hamper, 4 Person | £80 from Cath Kidston 

If you’re a fan of kitsch, this Cath kinston hamper complete with whimsical strawberry gingham print lining is the ultimate buy. 

The set some with plates, glasses and cutlery for four, plus a cool bag, so you can be extra organised.