World Picnic Day: blankets, cooler bags, cutlery and more from Selfridges, M&S and more


World Picnic Day is arguably the tastiest of the year and with the heat wave many of us are experiencing, there’s no better time to celebrate.

If you’re planning on hitting the beach or the park to enjoy the warm weather, packing yourself a picnic is not only fun, but also an affordable way to eat out.

We’ve rounded up some of the best and quirkiest items from some of the biggest brands, including M&S, Selfridges and Not On The High Street, to help you plan your alfresco dining.

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From cute blankets to handy cooler bags, these items are sure to get your summer picnic planning ready.

11 picnic items to celebrate World Picnic Day in style

Personalized Portable Picnic Table Wine Holder

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If you’re not one to eat off the floor, we’ve got you covered with this portable picnic table.

You and someone you love can share wine without having to spill it all over the place!

The lightweight table can be personalized to add an extra touch to your picnic outings.

The portable picnic table can be yours for £39.95 via the Not On The High Street website.

M&S Collection Lemon Picnic Blanket

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When life gives you lemons… plan a picnic! Is that how the sentence goes?

With a waterproof backing, this picnic blanket is durable and stylish.

It also comes with a useful carry handle on top that makes it easy to take with you on your picnic adventures.

Get yours for £10 via the M&S website.

Sunnylife two-tone cooler and Bluetooth speaker

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Crank up the music and taste with this two-tone cooler with Bluetooth speaker.

The 16 liter cooler has enough space to store up to 16 cans and ice cream or your favorite summer snacks.

It also connects to Bluetooth, FM radio, AUX and USB so you can party wherever you go.

Treat yourself for £120 via the Selfridges website.

Personalized Round Blue Picnic or Beach Blanket

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Add a personal touch to your picnic with a blanket that can only be yours.

The pretty circular picnic blanket has tassels all around and can be personalized with your own message in pink or white.

Upgrade your picnic this summer for £38 via the Not On The High Street website.

M&S Collection Set of 6 picnic plates

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Never forget to pack the plates again with this bold and bright 6-piece set.

The light and colorful plates will brighten up your day even if the weather is not on your side.

The multi-coloured set can be added to your basket for £6 via the M&S website.

Ollie Wicker Oval Picnic Basket

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Nothing beats a classic picnic like a wicker basket and now you can own your own.

The handmade wicker basket comes with a strong and sturdy handle with plenty of room for your picnic treats.

The oval basket is ideal for achieving the perfect aesthetic for your picnic and is even eco-friendly and chemical-free.

Get yours now for £40 via the Not On The High Street website.

M&S Jungle Picnic Collapsible Cooler Bag

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Stay cool and organized this summer with this handy collapsible cooler bag.

The Jungle picnic bag is ideal for keeping your food cold when used with a freezer pack.

Plus, with a taped seam and insulated liner, you can keep your food toasty warm, too.

Pick up the stylish cooler bag for £10 via the M&S website.

Plaid Waterproof Wool Picnic Blanket

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Relax in color on this Heating and Plumbing London Picnic Blanket.

The wool blanket has a leather shoulder strap and carry handle, buckled straps and a waxed waterproof backing.

Relax on your own for £275 via the Selfridges website.

Reusable Travel Picnic Cutlery

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We all try to do our bit for the planet and that includes when you invest in your tableware and picnic essentials.

Pocket cutlery is easy to eat on the go, whether you’re at work or playing with the kids in the park.

The attractive cutlery set comes with a fork, spoon and chopsticks in a clever travel case.

Buy yours for £14.95 via the Not On The High Street website.

M&S Set of 6 picnic cups

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It’s important to stay hydrated – heat wave or not – and now you can do it in style.

These colorful cups are perfect for summer get-togethers with friends and family.

Take them home for £6 via the M&S website.

18oz Yeti Rambler Branded Stainless Steel Bottle

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If you can’t go far without a cup of coffee or tea, take your brew with you with this stainless steel bottle.

The bright yellow Yeti bottle has a removable lid, double wall vacuum insulation and is unbreakable.

It’s also dishwasher safe and ideal if you’re camping overnight or venturing to the seaside for a sunny afternoon.

Get your Yeti Flask for £40 via the Selfridges website.

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