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Spring Picnic Essentials

Mum and kids having a picnic in the park Mum and kids having a picnic in the park

As the spring sun is shining and many of us are enjoying time outside with our loved ones, preparing a crowd-pleasing picnic will likely be on your to-do list for the upcoming weekends. 

For those looking to make their next park visit that little bit more special this spring, take a look at our top picnic essentials that are certain to impress your friends and family, all of which are available with a One4all Gift Card.

 Pretty and Practical

Adequate benches can be hard to come by in public parks and gardens, so it’s essential that you bring your own blanket to the picnic – and one that can withstand the slightly damp grass that is all-too-common during British spring and summer time. The Global Fleece Picnic Rug from Argos perfectly combines a fun design with practicality, making it a fantastic choice for the season.

Home Global Fleece Picnic Rug, £12.99 from Argos


Beautiful Baskets

A traditional wicker picnic basket is a must-have for this season - not only does it allow you to keep your food and drink safe, it is a simple way to add some elegance and charm to your picnic. A high-quality picnic basket, such as the Croft Collection Luxury Basket from John Lewis, that also contains plates and crockery will make your picnic packing far easier too. 

Croft Collection Luxury Filled Wicker Picnic Basket, £125 from John Lewis


Party Picnics

If you are marking a special occasion, such as a birthday or new job, then make sure to add some finishing party-worthy touches to your picnic to elevate it. Simple details such as bright plates, balloons, and party hats will make your picnic feel even more special and delight attendees of any age – plus it’s a perfect way to catch up on the many missed celebrations!

Set of 4 Rainbow Picnic Side Plates, £15 from M&S


Luxurious Treats

The key to a great picnic is great food. Rather than just grabbing any snacks or sandwiches you can find in your local supermarket, choose some delicious and unique foods for your picnic that you can really indulge in and that are sure to impress your loved ones. If you want to prepare a delicious, luxurious picnic platter but don’t have much time, then why not opt for one of the incredible, and convenient, hampers available at Real Food Hub.

Delicatessen Letter Box Hamper, £27.95 from Real Food Hub


Bring the Fun and Games

Whether you’re entertaining little ones, best friends, or parents, a fun game is the perfect pastime for a picnic (after you’ve eaten plenty of delicious food)! Pack a selection of outdoor appropriate games so your picnic goers have plenty of options to choose from and, if you are mixing with other households, ensure these can be played in a safe and socially distanced way - the Ring Toss game from WH Smith is a great choice for all ages.

Professor Puzzle Safari Ring Toss Garden Game, £20 from WH Smith