Plan the perfect picnic with our round-up of the most stylish melamine dining sets and hold-all hampers. From the best luxury picnic hampers to bright and cheerful printed side plates, plan your perfect party in the park now.
Best Outdoor Dining Sets & Picnic Hampers
Anthropologie Blockprint Melamine Dinner Set
These patterned bamboo plates are too pretty to confine to the garden; invest now and enjoy all summer long.
Blockprint dinner plate, £9, tumbler £5, serving bowl £24; anthropologie.com
Angers Picnic Hamper for 4 People
Stylish and affordable, this chic little hamper also comes with a hidden cooler compartment, perfect for keeping all your favourite picnic snacks fresh.
Angers Picnic Hamper, £100, lesjardinsdelacomtesse.co.uk
Harrods Picnic Basket for Four
With porcelain plates and a full cutlery set (plus the all-important bottle opener), there’s everything you need for an elegant and simple al-fresco meal. The four plastic wine glasses should help to get the party started, particularly if you fill them with fizz.
Harrods picnic basket for 4, £125, harrods.com
Xenia Taler Marseille Bamboo Dinner Plate
Add a contemporary touch to your picnic with Canadian homeward designer Xenia Taler’s geometric designs. The lightweight bamboo plates also come in old-school red check and a sunny yellow hue.
Marseille bamboo dinner plate in multi stripe, £12.50, conranshop.co.uk
Royal Doulton Pacific Tumbler
Who said plastic beakers were just for kids? We’re splashing out on these Royal Doulton tumblers for our next garden party.
Royal Doulton Pacific Melamine Tumbler – Set of 4, £14, amara.com
Les Jardins de la Comtesse Saint Germain Picnic Basket for 4
If it’s a classic picnic hold-all you’re after, try this pretty gingham-lined four-person hamper. The roomy wicker basket has enough space for three – yes, three – full-size bottles of wine. Rosé season beckons…
Les Jardins de la Comtesse Saint Germain Picnic Basket for 4 in green, £105, amara.com
Pendleton Carry Along Motor Robe
Never be caught on a drive or hike without this handy blanket. It’s perfect for an impromptu picnic – and everyone knows those are the best kind.
Pendleton Carry Along Motor Robe in Charcoal Stewart, £130, pendletonwoolenmills.eu
Fortnum & Mason Piccadilly Stripe 2 Person Picnic Hamper, £275
The epitome of British elegance; this two-person hamper set will be handed down through the generations and enjoyed for years to come. Includes two F&M weekend stripe bone china mugs and plates, two wine glasses, two cutlery sets, a drawstring bag, napkins, a corkscrew and an insulated flask. Oh, and a mini salt and pepper mill, of course.
Picadilly Stripe 2 Person Picnic Hamper, £275, fortnumandmason.com
Croft Collection Filled Picnic Hamper, 4 Person
This neutral carry-all hamper contains all the picnic essentials. Brighten it up by adding pretty printed napkins.
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