Take Your Picnic to the Next Level With These Must-Buys
Add these to your (picnic) baskets ASAP.
Waterproof Picnic Blanket
This large outdoor picnic blanket is both waterproof and super easy to tote. With a detachable faux leather handle, this roomy blanket can comfortably fit four people for an alfresco picnic. Keep this in the back of your car, and you'll always be ready to stop and snack no matter where you go.
Buy It: Amazon, $19.99
Sleek Lunch Box
These adorable reusable containers are like lunch boxes for grown-ups. It features a main compartment to store your sandwich or salad, as well as a hidden spot in the cover for veggies or dry snacks. There's even a small container you can use for dressing that also fits in the lid. A handy strap keeps everything in place, and the whole piece is dishwasher safe.
Buy It: Food52, $38.00
Ditch the disposable plasticware that somehow ends up snapping in half for this stylish, reusable flatware set. Made from sturdy polycarbonate, each four-piece place setting (four settings come in each set) has a fork, knife, spoon and teaspoon. The set is available in onyx, clear or white. We think it's a worthwhile investment for any alfresco entertainer.
Buy It: Food52, $72 (Set of 16)
Compostable Wood Plates
Say goodbye to wasteful paper or styrofoam plates with these attractive alternatives. Made from wood, these large plates are more sustainable than most and a great size for a generous lunch- or dinner-sized meal. And while they are disposable, they're also compostable. Win, win!
Buy It: Food52, $30 (Set of 25)
Insulated Wine Bag
This smart-looking portable wine tote is fashionable and functional. Perfect for any white wine or rosé devotees, the tote is padded and insulated, so your wine will stay cool for hours. This is a must-have picnic companion, but can also work for parties, pool days and football tailgates.
Buy It: Amazon, $11.98
Wine Glass Holders
A genius solution for next-level picnics, these wine holders will quickly become a staple in your summer toolkit. Made of stainless steel, these holders have stakes that allow you to secure them in the ground with ease. They hold most standard-size wine glasses as well as beer bottles.
Stackable Champagne Glasses
These colorful champagne glasses would make a fun addition to any picnic. The six-piece set, made from unbreakable plastic, comes with a storage bottle that allows you to stack up all the glasses for easy transport. The glasses are dishwasher safe, lightweight and easy to carry.
Buy It: AHAlife, $39.95 (Set of 6)
Perfect for transporting hot dishes, baked goods or anything else that needs to be kept upright, this tote allows you to easily bring along delicious homemade creations on your picnic or camping adventures. Simply slide your dish into the tote, grab the handles and head out.
Buy It: AHAlife, $79.95
Chilled Condiment Server
Ditch those hard-to-clean squeeze bottles for this handy chilled condiment server. Fill up the bottom with ice, then add all of your favorite condiments. Or get creative and use it for a specially themed picnic like a taco bar. You could include cheese, onions, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and limes for a fun picnic fiesta.
Buy It: Amazon, $23.99
Twin-Split Picnic Basket
If you love a traditional picnic basket, we found your new BFF. Handcrafted from New England ash wood, this split-top basket is a classic picnic essential that you'll use for years to come. Surprisingly roomy, this basket can fit a full meal, snacks, serveware and even a couple bottles of wine.
Buy It: AHAlife, $79.95
Tumbling Tower Game
If most of your picnics are about maximum family fun, you'll love this tumbling tower game. This game set includes oversized wood blocks and a gorgeous canvas, zip-up carrying case. Stack all the blocks and take turns removing each block one at a time without tumbling the tower.
Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $145.95
If you're ready to up your picnic game this summer, it might be time for a picnic wagon. This sturdy, four-wheel wagon is meant to go with you and your family anywhere — the beach, the park or even camping. It's big enough to use for all of your picnic supplies and any other extra gear you might need. When not in use, you can fold up the wagon for easy storage.
Buy It: Crate and Barrel, $119.95