Five of the Best Picnic Hampers

Talk about summer arriving with a bang! I reckon her Majesty has had a word with him upstairs so that she can have a fabulous Diamond Jubilee! But whatever has caused this seasonal outbreak of fantastically warm weather, let’s capitalise on it and get out our picnic hampers and trot off to the countryside. What you say? You don’t have a picnic hamper? Thank goodness we are here then! Gone are the days when sticking a few sandwiches in a carrier bag are considered enough for a days trip out to the seaside or inland to the country.

These days it is simply de rigueur to rock up with the latest, most stylish hamper on the block. Although I’m not talking china plates and crystal glassware, unless you are seriously trying to impress someone special! No, plastic cutlery and beakers are fine, but a blanket, food cooler and wicker hamper are required to make an everyday picnic seem like a real mini holiday. To find out which are the best picnic hampers that we could find online, check out our favourites below:

Lakeland Optima 4 Person Picnic Hamper – £69.99 + free delivery

The rustic charm of this lovely, woven willow basket makes us long for warm sunny days so we can pack up and head off into the country, down to the beach or even just to the park for an alfresco feast for four with a touch of sophistication. This hamper comes with real plates and proper glasses, so it’s definitely a cut above run-of-the-mill plastic picnicware. Measurement are: 47 x 30 x 21cm H. (18½” x 12″ x 8¼”).


  • 4 x ceramic plates
  • 4 x 160ml wine glasses
  • 4 x cotton napkins
  • stainless steel cutlery for 4
  • 1 x insulated food cooler
  • 1 x corkscrew bottle opener.

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John Lewis 2 Person Picnic Hamper – £55

This well-appointed picnic hamper features an attractive, colourful design and comes complete with ample items for a perfect picnic for two. A gorgeous white wicker hamper with silver chains and pastel coloured items for the most romantic picnic ever. Measurements are H28 x W32 x D32cm.


  • 2 x ceramic plates
  • 2 x wine glasses
  • cutlery for 2
  • 2 x cotton napkins
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Waiter’s friend

Concept International 2 Person Picnic Backpack – was £50 now £35

For all you trendy types out there that might actually do some walking before you stop to take a picnic break – this backpack has a PVC leak-proof lining that can be removed for cleaning and the generously padded adjustable shoulder straps are lined with durable soft-touch mesh designed for maximum comfort.


  • 2 x melamine dinner plates
  • 2 x unbreakable polycarbonate wine glasses
  • cutlery set for 2
  • 2x cotton napkins
  • Large cotton tablecloth
  • Wooden chopping board
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Corkscrew/bottle opener
  • Dirty plates bag
  • Cheese knife

Bhs Jazz 4 Person Picnic Hamper – was £70 now £35 + free delivery

If you love picnics then this hamper is just for you, and it actually contains real porcelain plates, acrylic glasses and cutlery. Measurements are L:54cm W:34cm H:20cm and the hamper contents are not suitable for dishwasher or microwave use.


  • 4 x porcelain plates
  • 4 x acrylics wine glasses
  • 4 sets of cutlery (knives forks and spoons)
  • 4 x napkins
  • salt & pepper set
  • corkscrew


This Green and Buff Rustic Willow Hamper is a lined in traditional tartan style hamper, with leather straps and handle. It would not look amiss at a posh picnic party or a day at the races. Measurements are 51cm x 36cm x 28cm and weighs approx: 5Kgs.


  • 4 x china plates 7″/17.5cms
  • 4 x stainless steel knives/forks/spoons
  • 4 x wine glasses
  • wine bottle stopper
  • waiter’s friend bottle opener
  • wooden chopping board

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