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No more lugging around your sandwiches in tatty plastic boxes. This stylish box, complete with pretty pink lining, cutlery, glasses and tableware will make you the envy of all your friends.
2 M&S picnic rucksack, £25.
Everything packs away neatly into this easy-to-carry rucksack, taking the hassle out of al fresco dining.
3 Matthew Williamson hamper, £20, and wine basket, £15, from Debenhams.
Make your picnic hamper a designer job with this pair from Williamson’s Butterflies range. The cool white, blue and lime colour scheme stands out a mile.
4 John Lewis woodland leaf picnic hamper, £44.
This family size hamper features a wipe-clean PVC lining and thick thermal insulation, allowing picnic snacks to be kept cooler for longer. Plus it comes with plates, goblets, cutlery, napkins, a cheese knife, salt and pepper shakers and a cutting board.
5 Two person picnic basket, £25, from Tesco.
The classic coastal stripe pattern and bountiful selection of essentials make this one a winner.
6 Luxury Dorchester hamper in full buff willow, £39.95, from picnicware.co.uk
Looking for the iconic English picnic hamper? This is it. Made from beautiful willow and with leather hinges and fastening clips, it’s the real deal.
7 Hamper and four-person dining set, £30, from woolworths.co.uk
You get a lot of kit for your cash with this hamper plus the dining set can be neatly stored away in its own carry case and the hamper folds flat when not in use for easy storage.
8 Two people picnic bag, £14.40, from BHS.
Compact enough to fit on your back, this eye-catching bag is perfect for a couple on the go. All the equipment fits neatly into a zipped section at the front, leaving the main body of the bag for your food and drinks.
9 Picnic cool bag on wheels, £29.99, from Argos.
Designed to keep food and drink cool, this bag also has wheels, making it easier to pull along behind you.
10 Somerset canvas picnic backpack, £49.99, from amazon.co.uk
Made from water resistant canvas, this bag is also insulated to make sure food is kept cool. There’s a bottle compartment plus cutlery, mugs, plates, cutting board and a picnic blanket.