Family placing blanket in park

Here’s everything you’ll need for the perfect posh picnic

by Northern Life

Don’t forget the Pimms!

Get your cucumber sandwiches at the ready and the Pimms (or Prosecco) in the chiller, we’re going on a picnic… but not just any picnic! Here’s everything you’ll need for the perfect posh picnic.

Luxurious tumblers

The S’well Teakwood Tumbler is the perfect picnic accessory. The unique tumbler features an individual design imitating the warmth and beauty of natural teakwood with a smooth, matte finish. Crafted from food-grade stainless steel, it boasts a no-stain interior and tough exterior, a thin rim that ensures a comfortable drinking experience and a no-sweat grip. The luxurious and durable tumbler is ideaI for camping, trekking, picnics, barbecues and outdoor drinking.

£30 The Hut

Wine bottle cooler bag

When you turn up to the picnic with this beaut you’ll be the envy of the park. It holds two bottles of wine, so there’s enough to share!

£20 John Lewis

Four person picnic hamper

No self-respecting posh picnicker will step foot in the park without a wicker hamper. This beautiful Wicker Basket will form the centrepiece for that perfect picnic with family and friends.

£90.00 John Lewis

Joules wicker basket

Or how about this Joules wicker basket. This basket includes plates, napkins, cutlery, and wine glasses. The set also comes with a set of salt and pepper shakers, a bottle opener and mini cool bag. Made from wicker with a 100% polyester lining, the basket is a charming addition to any posh picnic.

£89.95 The Hut

Picnic cooler rucksack

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If you need to keep your cucumber sandwiches at just the right temperature, this picnic cooler bag is just the ticket. It features a large insulated cooler main compartment and comes complete with the essentials, including 4 wine glasses. Also great if you’re planning walking a distance with it’s comfortable rucksack carrying system.

£40 Olpro

Eco-friendly storage bowls

These eco-friendly storage bowls are made from rice husks, meaning they are eco-friendly, biodegradable and do not contain any harmful substances. Freezer and microwave safe, they are the perfect preparing your dishes the day before.

£25 Olpro

Take your music

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Music is a great way to enjoy a picnic. This rugged outdoor Bluetooth speaker can go anywhere with you. Of course we’re talking posh picnic here, so be tasteful.

We’re thinking more Erik Satie and less Eric Prydz!

£157.50 Go Outdoors

Bamboo food covers

A classic and attractive way of keeping food fresh and safe from insects when dining alfresco, the Mapora set of 3 bamboo food covers is exclusive to Habitat.

£20 Habitat

More tea vicar?

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It’s not always convenient to take hot water with you to a picnic, but there’s just something about Twining’s tea that screams classic British posh picnic. Try their new range of cold water infusions, designed for your water bottle.

£3.79 each Twinings

An essential for any picnic, posh or not…

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…a picnic blanket. This one is made from 100% Australian wool.

£195 OKA

If you simply must have ice in your Pimms

Now, we’re entering the realms of ridiculous here, but if you’re serious about your posh picnic this is the epitome of posh. This handsome safari-inspired Aberdare leather ice bucket is sure to get people talking.

£256 OKA


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Once you’ve finished sipping fine wine and delicately nibbling at a quarter cucumber sandwich, it’s time to whip out the lawn games. And nothing says posh like croquet.

£24.00 Laura Ashley

Or, if you’ve got the space…

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another classic… rounders.

£16 Laura Ashley

Take a book…

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if you’re lucky enough to go for a picnic without noisy children. We can’t help you choose your book but Waterstones’ Books of the Month might help.

Waterstones Books of the Month

And relax…

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£12.99 Go Outdoors